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(MLive.com)   You are a swimming teacher. A student is having trouble in the water. Do you: A) jump in and save him, B) jump in and save him, or C) go change out of your street clothes, then look into jumping in and saving him. Well, try to save him   (mlive.com) divider line 68
    More: Sad, substitute teacher, vice principal, Detroit  
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2014-02-12 08:14:58 AM
Just, wow. Dude still didn't save the kid even after changing. It was the vice principal still in his suit who dove in and actually got the kid out of the water.
 
2014-02-12 08:56:04 AM
"The previous instructor's credentials had lapsed and Sails represented himself as having those credentials," Smith said.

It appears the school never checked, Smith said. Sails is not a certified lifeguard.


I'm not sure that sort of thing should be run on the honor system.

"Do you have the proper credentials?"

"Yes."

"Are you really, really sure?"

"Yes."

"Well, good enough for us. Welcome aboard!"
 
2014-02-12 09:31:48 AM
To be fair, he had just eaten less than half an hour before.
 
2014-02-12 09:35:08 AM
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
 
2014-02-12 09:36:41 AM
Maybe they were waiting on a bailout?
 
2014-02-12 09:37:46 AM
the good news (if there is any) is that the burden of proof in civil actions is a lot less so be preparing to write a LARGE check Mr. School District.

Idiots.
 
2014-02-12 09:39:58 AM

Hawnkee: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.


Those who can't teach, teach gym swimming.
 
2014-02-12 09:47:39 AM
FTA:Johnathan L. Sails lied to become a swim instructor at East Detroit High School

He really pickle hopped the yam bridge on that one.
 
2014-02-12 09:48:47 AM
Sadly I'm thinking he gets off with the, "The school district had no business letting me teach swimming. I'm not certified to do that" defense.
 
2014-02-12 09:51:42 AM
Didn't Phil Collins write a song about this?
 
2014-02-12 09:55:27 AM
Jumping in is the last thing your supposed to do as a drowning person will grab you and in their panic can drag you down with them.  Life guards are taught to reach with something, throw something, a float of dome kind, row out in a boat and only if all that doesn't work do you swim out to save them.  Most pools I've ever been a have a long pool on the wall just for reaching out to a swimmer that's struggling, so I'd have to say some traing was needed by everybody present.
 
2014-02-12 09:56:23 AM
I'm amazed I'm the first but, KeAir? What the hell kind of name is that?
 
zez
2014-02-12 09:56:31 AM
How does a 14 year old not know how to swim? Probably didn't know how to ride a bike either.
 
zez
2014-02-12 09:57:48 AM

Azbjorn: Jumping in is the last thing your supposed to do as a drowning person will grab you and in their panic can drag you down with them.  Life guards are taught to reach with something, throw something, a float of dome kind, row out in a boat and only if all that doesn't work do you swim out to save them.  Most pools I've ever been a have a long pool on the wall just for reaching out to a swimmer that's struggling, so I'd have to say some traing was needed by everybody present.


If the swimmer is unconscious down at the bottom you pretty much have to go in.
 
2014-02-12 09:58:31 AM
What the hell kind of name is Johnathan?
 
2014-02-12 10:00:54 AM
hats off to the vice principal that jumped in---unless that was the same person responsible for hiring the "swim instructor"
 
2014-02-12 10:01:19 AM
Looks like the kid ran out of KeAir.
 
2014-02-12 10:02:51 AM

Azbjorn: Jumping in is the last thing your supposed to do as a drowning person will grab you and in their panic can drag you down with them.  Life guards are taught to reach with something, throw something, a float of dome kind, row out in a boat and only if all that doesn't work do you swim out to save them.  Most pools I've ever been a have a long pool on the wall just for reaching out to a swimmer that's struggling, so I'd have to say some traing was needed by everybody present.


That's true, but in this case the kid was already at the bottom of the pool; I'd say he was past the point of panic.
 
2014-02-12 10:04:08 AM

zez: How does a 14 year old not know how to swim? Probably didn't know how to ride a bike either.


This.
 
2014-02-12 10:04:27 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Didn't Phil Collins write a song about this?


"True Colors"
 
2014-02-12 10:05:02 AM
Everything about this story just pisses me off.
 
2014-02-12 10:10:40 AM

Okieboy: Everything about this story just pisses me off.


Even the part where the Vice Principal jumps in fully clothed? Actually you're right, the kid died so he wasted a perfectly good suit for nothing. Damn.
 
2014-02-12 10:15:02 AM
FTA:  and when he was unsuccessful headed off for the locker room to change his clothes.

The real crime was what he changed into...
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-12 10:16:09 AM
Not jumping in to save someone who's drowning? Meh, that's your right to not help someone if you don't want to. It's a high risk, and it's up to you to determine what risks you take.

Not jumping in to save someone when you're the lifegaurd and you lied to get the job? You're going to jail.
 
2014-02-12 10:17:58 AM
I would like to see the teacher's picture widely publicized on every local tv station, in every local paper, website, etc.  Then I would like to see him released into a particularly bad neighborhood.  The locals would take care of him.
 
2014-02-12 10:21:43 AM
Swimming is NOT something you can teach from the bleachers! If you're not in the water with your students, you need to be ready to go in at any time.

As a former swim teacher, this story really pisses me off.
 
2014-02-12 10:24:07 AM
There's nothing good about this story.  With a name like KeAir, I'm assuming the kid was black and trying to correct one of the biggest stereotypes in the world, yet the adults let him down.

I hope the lying piece of shiat gets the full sentence when he's found guilty.
 
2014-02-12 10:28:53 AM
> If convicted of involuntary manslaughter involuntary manslaughter"

Why is this involuntary?  He lied about his qualification for the job, part of which includes keeping people from drowning. Then when called upon to do those duties he walks away. Seems pretty voluntary to me.
 
2014-02-12 10:32:18 AM

Hawnkee: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.


What about those who can teach?
 
2014-02-12 10:35:40 AM

millifoo: > If convicted of involuntary manslaughter involuntary manslaughter"

Why is this involuntary?  He lied about his qualification for the job, part of which includes keeping people from drowning. Then when called upon to do those duties he walks away. Seems pretty voluntary to me.


Because he didn't set out with the intention to hurt anyone, he just set out with the intention to get a job he wasn't qualified for
 
2014-02-12 10:36:28 AM

baronbloodbath: Looks like the kid ran out of KeAir.


Ya know, I was already on that bus.  So I'll just have another blatz.

/I feel bad for larfing
//no I don't
 
2014-02-12 10:36:40 AM

fickenchucker: There's nothing good about this story.  With a name like KeAir, I'm assuming the kid was black and trying to correct one of the biggest stereotypes in the world, yet the adults let him down.

I hope the lying piece of shiat gets the full sentence when he's found guilty.



I like this post. You urban black kids keep learning to swim, dawg. Imagine all them Olympic bling round yo' neck.

Cool Runnings: In The Pool.

/such a weird stereotype; who doesn't like swimming? Severe lack of pools in 'Murica?
 
2014-02-12 10:37:23 AM
I'm not a certified life guard.  But if I lied to get a job as one, I'd at least notice the life preserver and pole on the wall and assume that if someone is drowning I should maybe use those tools to rescue them.

/wouldn't even have to change into my swimsuit.

//I'd also read about how to be a life guard. If your going to fake it, at least try to do a good job.

///getting certified in the first place can't be that hard given that teenagers do it all the time.
 
2014-02-12 10:38:05 AM
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2014-02-12 10:41:53 AM
How'd he end up under water that long with a whole class of kids around swimming?  "Oop, looks like KeAirs having trouble... better not help him." x30.  Maybe they thought that with a name like KeAir it was the best thing they could do for him.

Seriously though, terrible and I'm glad this guy's basically guaranteed to get assfarked by our justice system
 
2014-02-12 10:47:04 AM
So did the instructor not know how to swim, or was he just gay and didnt want to get his outfit wrinkled?
 
zez
2014-02-12 10:55:38 AM

akya: I'm not a certified life guard.  But if I lied to get a job as one, I'd at least notice the life preserver and pole on the wall and assume that if someone is drowning I should maybe use those tools to rescue them.

/wouldn't even have to change into my swimsuit.

//I'd also read about how to be a life guard. If your going to fake it, at least try to do a good job.

///getting certified in the first place can't be that hard given that teenagers do it all the time.


It actually is pretty hard, or at least it was 30+ years ago when I did it, or maybe my instructor was just psycho.

/swimming laps with milk jugs full of sand in each hand was a blast
 
2014-02-12 10:59:11 AM

Lost Thought 00: millifoo: > If convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Why is this involuntary?  He lied about his qualification for the job, part of which includes keeping people from drowning. Then when called upon to do those duties he walks away. Seems pretty voluntary to me.

Because he didn't set out with the intention to hurt anyone, he just set out with the intention to get a job he wasn't qualified for


I lie about being able to fly planes to get a job at United. First time on the job, I crash the plane killing 200 people (amazingly, I live).   Was that involuntary manslaughter? I was fully aware that I didn't have the qualifications for the job and the potential outcome of such. Seems quite intentional to me.

Anyway, silly law. Throw the book at him.
 
2014-02-12 11:01:37 AM
You don't want to jump in to save a drowning person. They'll panic and jump all over you in an attempt to get air, and drown you too.
You're better off throwing them a floatation device and pulling them to the sides.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:22 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Didn't Phil Collins write a song about this?


'I can feel it coming in KeAir tonight.'
 
2014-02-12 11:04:57 AM

millifoo: Lost Thought 00: millifoo: > If convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Why is this involuntary?  He lied about his qualification for the job, part of which includes keeping people from drowning. Then when called upon to do those duties he walks away. Seems pretty voluntary to me.

Because he didn't set out with the intention to hurt anyone, he just set out with the intention to get a job he wasn't qualified for

I lie about being able to fly planes to get a job at United. First time on the job, I crash the plane killing 200 people (amazingly, I live).   Was that involuntary manslaughter? I was fully aware that I didn't have the qualifications for the job and the potential outcome of such. Seems quite intentional to me.

Anyway, silly law. Throw the book at him.


Depends on whether you make a good faith attempt to fly the plane, or you just let Jesus take the wheel.
 
2014-02-12 11:08:58 AM

SilentStrider: You don't want to jump in to save a drowning person. They'll panic and jump all over you in an attempt to get air, and drown you too.
You're better off throwing them a floatation device and pulling them to the sides.


You're pretty much past that point when the person is on the bottom of the pool unconscious.
 
2014-02-12 11:10:13 AM

SilentStrider: You don't want to jump in to save a drowning person. They'll panic and jump all over you in an attempt to get air, and drown you too.
You're better off throwing them a floatation device and pulling them to the sides.


They tried that.  But this escalated to the point where the kid sunk below the surface.
 
2014-02-12 11:11:30 AM
The school district wasn't allowed to question Mr. Sails's credentials. They probably won't be allowed to question the next lifeguard's credentials either.
 
2014-02-12 11:18:09 AM

pkellmey: Maybe they were waiting on a bailout?


OBAMA LET THAT BOY DROWN! BENGHAZI!
 
2014-02-12 11:20:31 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hawnkee: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

What about those who can teach?


Congress.
 
2014-02-12 11:20:44 AM

zez: How does a 14 year old not know how to swim?


ronetherussparrmorningshow.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-12 11:48:37 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Didn't Phil Collins write a song about this?


Someone has to start the slow clap
i699.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-12 11:51:09 AM

Azbjorn: Jumping in is the last thing your supposed to do as a drowning person will grab you and in their panic can drag you down with them.  Life guards are taught to reach with something, throw something, a float of dome kind, row out in a boat and only if all that doesn't work do you swim out to save them.  Most pools I've ever been a have a long pool on the wall just for reaching out to a swimmer that's struggling, so I'd have to say some traing was needed by everybody present.


He was at the bottom of the farking pool. How much farther would he have dragged someone?
 
2014-02-12 11:52:36 AM

MythDragon: zez: How does a 14 year old not know how to swim?

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Neither of those look terribly fun. Way to crowded.
But on the plus side, the white pool party seems to have more bikinis.
 
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