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Thursday, May 08, 2014

A Detroit teacher has been fired after a cell phone video surfaced of her breaking up a fight between two students with a broom. In the video, the two male students are fighting for at least half a minute before the teacher intervenes. Several students can be seen standing by as the two fight, knocking over desks. When the teacher does intervene, she appears to strike one of the students on the back with a broom multiple times. The student backs off, but then the other student runs back towards him and the fight continues. The fight finally appears to end up when a student steps in and pulls the two apart. The video ends moments later. The school district says it does not tolerate child abuse.

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These kids can really fight! Someone should train them.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-07 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

They will take care of that when the enter their next school, the penal system.

Prag take note. Too bad they didn't have a teachers union in this school this teacher deserves an award not a pink slip. If someone comes after you with the sweeping end of the broom you have nothing to worry but if it's turned the other way around you're going get a @$$ whooping. Next week the parent of this little future felon will find some ambulance chasing lawyer and sue the school for a million.

#2 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why are they future felons? I know lots of kids who got into a fight in high school. It was not a big deal. They got over it and went on with their lives.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-07 05:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just the stats would say that one of the two go to prison

Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The 16-year-old Detroiter is fully aware that one in three Black men will go to prison in their lifetime. Meanwhile, one in six Latino males will do the same.

www.blacdetroit.com

But there's no cultural problem, they just need more funding right Bruce?

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 06:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

It looks like the teacher actually kept the one from seriously whooping/injuring the other.
Had the one with the black shirt seriously injured the striped shirt one I can't imagine that would sit well with anyone. [...]

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-05-07 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

What a witch

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 | POSTED BY PANEOCON AT 2014-05-07 06:04 PM | FLAG:

That's some crooked logic boy.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-07 07:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

But there's no cultural problem,
#4 | Posted by paneocon

Yes there is a big cultural problem, with a Police Culture that randomly arrests young black men. I like how you immediately assume anyone arrested or jailed is guilty.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-05-08 07:54 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

But let's assume you are correct with your assumption that it's Black social culture (not formed by 600 years of institutional racism) that alone is the reason for those stats. Wouldn't well funded, well run schools be a way to break that cycle? What institution is more influential in shaping a personality than a child's school?

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-05-08 07:57 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Was that his mom who was pointing out where his bruises were? Someone ought to take a broom to her head and beat some sense into it. Only kidding but what a complete idiot she is. She is enabling this punk to act out violently and still be considered a victim.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-05-08 09:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

#8 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

It's the Police's fault for arresting these thugs? I'm sure your little white bread world is always sunny and warm and the birds are always chirping. Please don't interrupt your happy place with statistics, facts and reality.

85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
thefatherlessgeneration.wordpr
ess.com

#11 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-08 12:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wouldn't well funded, well run schools be a way to break that cycle?
#9 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

No see above.

#12 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-08 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

She should of taken out a gun and shot them both.

At least then she'd have the NRA defending her.

She'd probably have been able to keep her job.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-05-08 01:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't know that she should have been fired for it, but the teacher deserves some kind of reprimand. It was a dumb move to start hitting kids thinking that would stop a fight.

#14 | Posted by rcade at 2014-05-08 06:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Teachers should let students attempt to beat each other to death without intervening. Or, call the cops so by the time they get there they can put the crime scene tape up and make the chalk outline.

Or, maybe all teachers should be men and not small helpless women that can't handle children over the age of 10.

#15 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-05-08 06:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Must have been deemed politically incorrect by the masters of censorship..

#16 | Posted by Robson at 2014-05-08 08:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

I've read opinions that teachers should be allowed to bring guns into the classroom, I don't agree with them but if this teacher had been trained in the use of a taser it might have been a good thing.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2014-05-08 08:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

"No child left behind" Brought to you by Bush-Cheney

#18 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-08 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

BUT another example of the the educational institutional monarchy that controls the system at the expense of society

#19 | Posted by Robson at 2014-05-08 08:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

"No child left behind" Brought to you by Bush-Cheney

???

Actually it was brought to us by Kennedy, Boehner, Gregg, and Miller. Cheney had nothing whatsover to do with it. Bush signed the legislation.

Educate yourself and check your partisan hate at the door. Also learn that Bush was part of the executive, not legislative branch of the government then.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-08 09:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bush signed the legislation.

The guy who signs it should take some responsibility unless he was forced to sign it.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-08 09:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

I haven't seen the video but considering men are on average two to three times stronger than women I supporter her doing what she felt was needed to end the fight.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-08 10:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

You should check out the video. I'm not a small guy, but I'd let them get some satisfaction out of the fight before I'd step in.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-08 11:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

The guy who signs it should take some responsibility unless he was forced to sign it.

But those who created the legislation bear no responsibility, unless they are repubs, right?

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2014-05-09 10:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

When are we going to arm teachers so that they administer proper discipline and immediately execute on the spot the perpetrators of such nasty behavior.

#25 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-05-09 11:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

But you can't get fired for raping one of your students.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-09 02:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

immediately execute on the spot the perpetrators of such nasty behavior

When are the perps going to start acting right? Oh yea, that's too hard to tackle than blaming the teacher.

#27 | Posted by boaz at 2014-05-09 02:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Teachers should let students attempt to beat each other to death without intervening. Or, call the cops so by the time they get there they can put the crime scene tape up and make the chalk outline.

Or, maybe all teachers should be men and not small helpless women that can't handle children over the age of 10.

#15 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-0

I guess it's not your fault that you're ignorant of certain facts, so let me explain it to you...the teacher CAN and in many cases IS sued for just standing and letting students fight. They CAN and also HAVE many times been sued for when they intervene. Thus, the conundrum.

Your last statement is just nonsense. A fight among students is not some boxing match with a referee....arms and fists are swinging and it's not uncommon at all for the teacher to get hit, sometimes on purpose and many times the combatants are as large as any man in a bar might be so until you've been there, perhaps you should just let people who have explain it to you.

#28 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-10 01:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

ou should check out the video. I'm not a small guy, but I'd let them get some satisfaction out of the fight before I'd step in.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014

and if you did and one got seriously hurt, get yourself a good lawyer...because schools are not sued, people are....I DO SHARE your thinking behind it though.

#29 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-10 01:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

and if you did and one got seriously hurt, get yourself a good lawyer...because schools are not sued, people are.

I guess I'd rather sit by and find a good lawyer later than try to break up the fight and find a good doctor afterwards.

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-10 01:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

well goat...that was sort of the plan I adopted.....last week I taught an assistant principal broke up a fight and got his jaw broke.....as far as I"m concerned the two punks could have beaten each other to a bloody pulp rather than me doing that....but that was part of an AP"S job...

#31 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-10 03:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

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