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    Boy Arrested For Throwing A Crayon At A Teacher

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 14-year-old Florida student on Thursday was facing a third-degree battery charge after throwing a crayon at his teacher, FOX affiliate WAWS reports.
    Taewon Little was kicked out of the A. Philip Randolph Academy in Jacksonville and arrested, but his mother said the punishment is too harsh and called her son a model student.
    "I felt like they really blew this out of proportion by charging my child with a misdemeanor and taking him to court," Robyn Little said.
    Robyn Little said she grounded her son for the act but added that he has never missed a day of school and even attends college preparatory classes on Saturdays.
    The school’s principal said Taewon Little will not be allowed re-entry into the school until he completes courses in an alternate learning program.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,313963,00.html

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    14 yrs old?!

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    Not enough information. All we're getting is the mother's point of view. I'm a teacher, and I've met enough parents to know that some of them have rather rosy views of their children. I wrote up a boy once for calling me a "f***ing b****." It was one in a long line of referrals, and the boy was going to be expelled. At a meeting the mother stated that her son never lies or swears, and that I must be a liar.

    This kid may be smart, but that doesn't mean he knows how to act in class. I need more info before making a judgment.

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    Man, we would never have thrown a crown at a Nun back in the day. You'd wish ya were charged with assault instead facing Sister Can Of Whoop A*s.In Philly they just beat the teachers down or break their necks and I am so not kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. E View Post
    Not enough information. All we're getting is the mother's point of view. I'm a teacher, and I've met enough parents to know that some of them have rather rosy views of their children. I wrote up a boy once for calling me a "f***ing b****." It was one in a long line of referrals, and the boy was going to be expelled. At a meeting the mother stated that her son never lies or swears, and that I must be a liar.

    This kid may be smart, but that doesn't mean he knows how to act in class. I need more info before making a judgment.
    Mr. E I have the utmost respect for you and your Profession. In my opinion next to parenting teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. Indeed, I see these parents on the news every single day after their kid shot and killed someone. "Oh, he's a good boy. Good kid. Ain't never been in trouble in his life".

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    I clicked on this thread expecting to see that it was a kindergartener....but a 14 y.o.???? I think the school is handling it EXACTLY right.

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    Finally, a school system that deals with problem kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. E View Post
    Not enough information. All we're getting is the mother's point of view. I'm a teacher, and I've met enough parents to know that some of them have rather rosy views of their children. I wrote up a boy once for calling me a "f***ing b****." It was one in a long line of referrals, and the boy was going to be expelled. At a meeting the mother stated that her son never lies or swears, and that I must be a liar.

    This kid may be smart, but that doesn't mean he knows how to act in class. I need more info before making a judgment.
    My mother works for the school board and her office is in a school. She was called the exact same thing by a 7 year old who was in trouble and coming to see the principal. My mother couldn't believe her ears!!
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    If I fully and seriously believed that my child would never do that, I wouldn't go to the school and b!tch at them and be mad and demand stuff, I'd be at the school talking to the teacher, principal, counselor etc. because I would be so shocked that she actually did that! I'd be wanting to find out everything that happened and find out what we could do to make sure this would never happen again (as in: how to stop my child from acting like that).

    Not sure if that's worded clear enough but I hope you KWIM.

    So IMO mom doesn't have much credibility.

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    Hello, wake up lady (the mom)...model students do not throw stuff and disrespect their teachers! I see how this age group acts at middle school, it's really bad...there is no respect and the language is foul (even from the "good" kids).


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    I wonder why a middle schooler was even using a crayon and the article doesn't say if this was done as a prank ,out of anger, or is the crayon hit the teacher. The kid is lucky that he wasn't thrown in juvenile detention instead of probably about a month of alternative school. The principal here told me that there's some really rough individuals attending these schools, so I can sort of understand this mother's worry if her son isn't normally a big troublemaker in school, neighborhood, or home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppyfrog View Post
    I clicked on this thread expecting to see that it was a kindergartener....but a 14 y.o.???? I think the school is handling it EXACTLY right.

    Hoppy
    i read the title and my first thought was what kind of teacher would call the cops on a little kid for this and what kind of cop would the arrest the child... then i read the article. 14 is not a small child.

    i live in Jacksonville and can tell you a little about the school. children must apply to this public school. it is what we locally call a skill center. they offer some college prep courses and classes to prepare you to work the day you graduate. http://www.dreamsbeginhere.org/aprtech/index.htm their is a waiting line for this school and i personal am fine with the idea of removing the child to make room for a student that can control his temper. my guess is the crayon is not a fat crayola but a drawing tool used in drafting or the type used to mark wood in construction. this is a high school. 9th thru 12th.

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    OK- I have a story

    About a month and a half ago I was at the library (I'm a book junkie and spend much time there, the employees know me and I know them) waiting in line to check out some books. The woman in front of me was on her cell phone speaking to, I assumed, her husband.

    Let me start by saying I am the type of person that is greatly annoyed by people that talk on their phones in public. If you are in a waiting room or in line at the library and the phone rings, I think you should either tell the person you will call them back in a bit or go outside to take the call unless it's a quick question or emergency. I have no interest in other peoples conversations!

    So, anyway, the lady in front of me begins getting obviously annoyed with her husband on the phone saying "What about me? You didn't even think about waiting for ME to come home?!- Well maybe I won't f^cking bother then." She then gets quiet, I assume the husband is speaking now. She gets called up in line and then so do I and we are side by side at a desk checking out our items. She still has the cell phone glued to her ear although she isn't speaking into it at the moment.

    She says to the librarian waiting on her "I need to check out this movie to show in class but I'm not allowed to get it without approval from you and the school district. I don't understand why my own judgment isn't enough but it's probably because of all the frigging psycho parents." The librarian gives a kind of nervous chuckle and gets up to go look for the movie.

    The woman, who I have obviously now figured out is a teacher begins talking on the phone again saying "I don't even know why I'm bothering getting the f^cking movie for these little idiots, they won't pay attention to it anyway." The librarian comes back with the movie and a signout sheet for the woman so as the woman begins filling out the form I begin to get curious and glance over to see if I can read anything on the paper and BOY can I!!!

    The movie- the teacher- My sons english teacher!!!

    I see how some teachers act too!! Sometimes, some teachers deserve having crayons thrown at them!

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    LOL, OneLostGirl! So what was the movie?!

    I feel so sorry for your son!

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    OLG...You should have said something to her when you found out she was your son's teacher. I would have said something like, "Good movie choice, my son will like watching it in your class" (and give her ***** face sarcastic grin.) LOL

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