eloisel, on Apr 23 2005, 05:28 PM, said:
Wow - I'm watching the clip from the Asst. Principal's office now. The tantrum has escalated. Janesha is tearing things off the walls, apparently she has already trashed the office from the looks of the floor, and she's jumping all over the place, climbing up on bookcases. For about a minute and a half she attacked the teacher. I saw her slap the teacher in the classroom, but now she is using her fists. This teacher is showing some remarkable restraint - just touching the kid to remove her from off the bookcase and chair, trying to limit Janesha's range to wreak havoc in, and protecting herself from the kid's punches. Interesting background coversation that they are glad they are getting this on tape because the teachers aren't allowed to touch the students.
I'll grant that the teacher is in a no win situation here. She can't let the child continue trowing things, and can't physically restrain the child. However, however over a child like she is only serves to aggreviate the situation.
So far as Janesha sitting in the chair calmly when the police arrived - if you look at the clip, she is continuing her attacks and climbing up on the furniture right up until the policeman walks into the office.
We must not be watching the same footage. The footage I saw showed the girl sitting calmly in the chair, until the cops come, move the table, snatch her by her arms, bend her over the table, and slap the cuffs on.
Another snippet of conversation - the policeman says to Janesha, "You remember me? I'm the one you told your mom put handcuffs on you." ??? What, this officer put handcuffs on this kid before?
So this particular officer has slapped cuffs on this child before? And the mother did nothing!
My daughter's incidents in school were a very long time ago - she is just 2 weeks shy of 30 now. However, kids have always had tantrums and been bullies, just the way the school deals with disruptive children has changed. Probably because of the school killings and incidents such as the one in the Moore film. Certainly the violence has escalated among the teenagers.
It's not only the school though...I know when I got in trouble at school my greatest fear was the school calling my mother. Because if my mother found out, I was in for some serious discipline. My mom didn't put up with a lot of s**t.
But the police seem to be getting out of hand when it comes to dealing with students in schools. And I'm not just talking about these two incidents...there was that high school getsapo raid in SC...Where the cops came in guns blazing, point the rifles at the students, slapping cuffs on them and making them lay face down...sort of the way the taliban did with some people. Only difference being the taliban executed their prisoners.
The cops merely traumatized theirs while looking for drugs...drugs which were never found.