UK: Teacher charged with "attempted murder of pupil"

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    God knows what happened at that "lively, Catholic comprehensive school with a very special, warm ethos" school… :eek:

    BBC link…

    Reminds me of my own school days.
     
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    ...Were raised by the adults these days..
     
  4. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    We certainly don't if all we go by is the article. Talk about vague, could the author be any less specific? No word on what injuries were sustained, what weapon was used. Was it "Toonder and Lightning" ala Ingemar Johansson? (Yup, kids now a days had that coming.:rolleyes:). Was it a hickory stick?

    "School days, school days.
    Dear old golden rule days.
    Reading and writing and 'rithmetic.
    Taught to the tune of a hickory stick."

    If I had to guess, it involved a science experiment and highly volatile chemicals. "Yes, classroom goes 'Boom,' Ralphie."
     
  5. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    The BBC is still keeping mum, but the rest of the media are revealing more.

    Link…
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ^ this is all probably many a teachers secret fantasy :eek:
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    My money is on this child having sworn at the teacher repeatedly in the past. No excuse for the teacher's actions, but if I'm right I hope that the authorities realise events such as this are going to happen unless they allow teachers to both enforce discipline and exclude repeat misbehaviours from lessons.
     
  8. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Poignant. I dig.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    True.

    It's too hard to properly punish students these days, or even fire a crappy employee.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The teacher was supposedly nicknamed 'The Nutty Professor'.......

    I wonder what Alanis would say ? Somthing to do with irony perhaps ?


    oh link....

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-st...er-attempted-murder-of-pupil-115875-21508480/
     
  11. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    This is exactly why I won't become a teacher. I would plot murder or at least mild bodily harm on a daily basis.

    Sounds like one of the extreme cases I went to school with

    I laughed. I know it's irresponsible, but I was always on the side of teachers like this. Then again, none of mine ever thought stoving someone's head in was the next logical step.
     
  12. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Here's a martial arts teacher living the dream. From the sounds of the other articles, the kid that deserved a beating got off easy. The boy trying to be a hero, got knocked silly. Poor kid.:(
     
  13. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    My Stepmom is a teacher, and for the past 5 years as worked in an inner city school district. She has dealt with some very poor behaving children as well as parents who think their kids can never do any wrong. The problem starts with the parents, and I think most of us see this. Though the kid should have not done whatever the kid actually did and some discipline should have been given, the teacher was way out of line and he himself should be disciplined.
     

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