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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:09 PM

Teacher in TX pours pencil shavings into student's mouth.

In a story that sounds like something out of Charles Dickens or Franz Kafka, the mother of an Arlington, Texas eighth-grader is filing a federal civil rights complaint against the Arlington Independent School District after a teacher at his school poured pencil shavings into his mouth.


Deidre Brown, the mother of 13-year-old Marquis Jay, filed a complaint with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the district.
The 8th grade student at Boles Jr. High School in Arlington says a teacher poured the pencil shavings in his mouth in January. The teacher was handed down a brief suspension following the incident, but has since returned to work.

Local Civil Rights Activist Kyev Tatum is representing the family in the case and says the complaint charges the district didn’t handle the teachers actions appropriately, that the boy involved was discriminated against because of his race and disability, and that the school was trying to coverup the whole thing.

“Instead of coming out clean and saying we don’t tolerate this, they decided to cover it up and let her go back to class,” said Tatum. “There’s no difference between what they did and the administration at Penn State did.”
While Tatum is overstating things by comparing what happened to Marquis to Jerry Sandusky's rampage, this whole story makes for horrifying reading. Marquis was sitting in class with his head tilted back and his mouth open when a teacher who was stopping by to help out in his class walked by and poured the shavings down his throat. Arlington ISD called the teacher's actions "unacceptable"--but only suspended her and made her apologize before allowing her to come back to work.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/21/1188889/-Texas-teacher-pours-pencil-shavings-into-student-s-mouth

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muntrv Feb 2013 OP
d_r Feb 2013 #1
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #2
amandabeech Feb 2013 #3
gollygee Feb 2013 #4
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #5
Horse with no Name Feb 2013 #9
Mopar151 Feb 2013 #14
Emit Feb 2013 #6
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #7
knitter4democracy Feb 2013 #8
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #15
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #10
Initech Feb 2013 #11
Whisp Feb 2013 #12
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #13
Nevernose Feb 2013 #16
one_voice Feb 2013 #17

Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:10 PM

1. how in the world

Could someone do that? What are they thinking

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:28 PM

2. That teacher should be no where near students ever again

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:36 PM

3. Shades of Michelle Rhee taping shut kids' mouths with duct tape.

This teacher belongs in the class room as much as that azzle MR did.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:45 PM

4. Who would think to do that?

I don't even know what to say about this. It's such a bizarre reaction to absolutely anything.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:47 PM

5. OMG!! That could CHOKE a person!! I want prison time for this psychopath "teacher."

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:00 PM

14. There's virtually no lead in a "lead" pencil

The black stuff in the middle is largely carbon, aka graphite. That is not to say it's good for you - it kills coal miners - but it is not heavy metal poisioning.
Otherwise, a move of colossal stupidity and disrespect for the student.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:49 PM

6. Horrible!

unbelievable

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:51 PM

7. Astounding. A sick woman, not fit to be a teacher.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:31 PM

8. Wait--this doesn't make sense.

A teacher, not his own teacher, had stopped by to help out? Was this for classroom management? I've never heard of a teacher stopping by to help out otherwise as we're all usually doing our jobs in our rooms. Then, she just randomly poured pencil shavings down his throat for no reason? Really?

The teacher only getting a short suspension and being back in the classroom is pretty telling. If there were more here, the district would be firing her asap to reduce liability. Something tells me there's a lot more to the story we don't know, though, of course, there's always the possibility that the family talking to the press and hyperbolizing is telling the entire truth.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:09 PM

15. Yep.

We never get the whole story. This one doesn't make much sense to me.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:42 PM

10. Should've been fired on the spot. nt

 

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:49 PM

11. Absolutely. +10000000000000000000

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:51 PM

12. psycho teach

what a fucking animal.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:56 PM

13. "a teacher who was stopping by to help out in his class" = what?

 

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:13 PM

16. If a student did this to a teacher

It would be assault, maybe even assault with a deadly weapon.

I know this because my wife had to file assault with a deadly weapon charges against a student last week.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:17 PM

17. I had a teacher that would...

ball up paper and put it in your mouth.

I had a teacher that would throw wet sponges and erasers at you.

I had another teacher that made you do push ups in class if you were talking or didn't do your work. Him, I really liked. Only person that could get me to understand geometry.



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