02-03-2009, 09:38 PM #1
GA - A Slap & 'This Ain't No Piccadilly' Get GA Teacher Arrested
COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County police said a teacher was arrested and resigned from the school district after she allegedly slapped a studentís arm for taking an extra piece of pizza.
Angela Franklin, a special education teacher at Fair Oaks Elementary School, was charged with simple battery after she allegedly slapped the 11-year-old special education student's arm and said, 'This ain't no Piccadilly.'
02-03-2009, 09:42 PM #2
For those who don't know, Picadilly is a buffet type restaurant. She wouldn't slap customers or workers at a real Picadilly or her principal, so I guess she shouldn't have slapped the special ed student. I wouldn't want a teacher slapping my kids and humiliating them instead of instructing.
02-03-2009, 11:18 PM #3
Hanging my head in shame in Cobb County, GA....but I do have to give a shout-out and say that the schools in East Cobb are excellent.
PS - this teacher had a prior incident of slapping a child in Memphis...why, oh why, was she hired here?I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
02-03-2009, 11:20 PM #4
How do these people end up as educators?"Lost is not alone..." T. Miller, Founder TES (and MY HERO!!!)
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will." -
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02-04-2009, 12:16 AM #5Former Member
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02-04-2009, 09:08 AM #6
"Franklin was previously investigated by the Memphis City Schools and suspended after she allegedly slapped a student across the face for not moving her desk when asked. Cobb County school officials said Franklin did not disclose the previous investigation or the fact she had received an unsatisfactory performance evaluation from that school system."
She's not a first time slapper, evidently..
02-04-2009, 09:21 AM #7
Thank goodness she resigned. She obviously has no business in the classroom with students ... her talents may be used elsewhere to her advantage (that's the spin I put on the situation when I have to let someone down easy and lead them in another direction when they are not suited for the volunteer work they have selected to do )
No honestly, she doesn't have the temperment for dealing with children and I'm glad this wasn't worse than it was for the student.
I don't see it as a reflection on the county in which she worked but rather a reflection on her as a teacher. I hope her students aren't too disrupted by having to switch teachers so late in the school year.
Last edited by Kat; 02-04-2009 at 09:22 AM. Reason: needed a n't for clarity"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
02-04-2009, 09:28 AM #8Registered User
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Kat, maybe they'll be relieved to get a teacher who doesn't slap them around and use poor grammar!
02-04-2009, 09:45 AM #9I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
02-04-2009, 09:47 AM #10
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