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(34,195 posts)
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 02:54 PM Aug 2021

Parent Attacks Teacher Over School Mask Mandate

An elementary school teacher is in the hospital after being attacked by a Sutter Creek, CA, parent over the school’s mask mandates. A district dad came back to campus after picking up his daughter and confronted the school principal. He was angry his daughter was forced to wear a mask inside.

When a 6th-grade teacher tried to intervene, the argument quickly turned physical. The 6th-grade teacher was left bleeding with bruises and cuts to his head and face.

Dr. Gibson sent a letter home yesterday to the entire district about the attack, expressing her disappointment … (saying) this likely won’t be the last on-campus incident over mask policies. “I anticipate more of this happening across the state, especially in rural areas where this is just such a division,” she said.

District leaders say they’re disappointed this is how the school year started.


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Parent Attacks Teacher Over School Mask Mandate (Original Post) left-of-center2012 Aug 2021 OP
Jail Time Seems In Order ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #1
Attacking an educator should carry an enhanced penalty. NYC Liberal Aug 2021 #16
Seems Appropriate ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #17
I'm sorry. I legit do not get this insanity over wearing a damn mask. TDale313 Aug 2021 #2
Of course you don't Lemon Lyman Aug 2021 #3
It is all mis-identity politics sanatanadharma Aug 2021 #12
Get some cops at the schools. lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #4
Anti-maskers talk about shit like "wanting to see children's smiles" Music Man Aug 2021 #5
The DA needs to charge the parent responsible. crickets Aug 2021 #6
So nice of the media not to identify the out of control father gratuitous Aug 2021 #7
expel the student and place a restraining order on the parents. Johonny Aug 2021 #8
"expel the student" left-of-center2012 Aug 2021 #9
Guess who's not going back to school? BlueIdaho Aug 2021 #10
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE ASSHOLES????? 🤬 🤬 🤬 a kennedy Aug 2021 #11
Extreme subjectivity rooted in potty training sanatanadharma Aug 2021 #14
They say he got mad at seeing teachers NOT wearing masks indoors with kids Piasladic Aug 2021 #13
That's Bad ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #18
Vaccinated teachers could remove masks when not with students ... hedda_foil Aug 2021 #19
yeap - I'd be mad too (how would I know their status?), but I wouldn't assault anyone -nt Piasladic Aug 2021 #20
As if teaching wasn't bad enough. lpbk2713 Aug 2021 #15


(66,650 posts)
1. Jail Time Seems In Order
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 02:56 PM
Aug 2021

This is not an offense where only financial penalties are paid.
And, the teacher should sue.

NYC Liberal

(20,182 posts)
16. Attacking an educator should carry an enhanced penalty.
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:31 PM
Aug 2021

Here in NY, assaulting a public transit employee is a felony with a 7 year jail sentence. Needs to be similar for educators, especially with all the additional risks they’re taking these days between the school shootings and now maskholes.


(3,852 posts)
12. It is all mis-identity politics
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:09 PM
Aug 2021

First, we need to recognize the we are tribal people. Pick a team; sports is the clearest example.
Religion, politics, interests, desires, tastes, style and fashion choices are some of the signs/ marks/ wardrobe within which we strut, flashing our colors, our choices, desires, beliefs and identity.

Individuals mix up their 'self' with all kinds of things that are not them.
So when someone else insults, say their state, they are personally offended.
The sight of a mask becomes a personal affront to the triggered tribal team individual who takes it as an attack upon their intelligence, politics, supremacy, or similar silly stuff mistaken as equal to 'self'.

We hear about " identity politics" but I submit that a better understanding can be had by understanding "mis-identity" politics.
Politics = ethics = morality = how we judge ourselves and those others, our worlds and others around.
Who is on my team, who is worthy, who is in fact 'human'; or conversely, who can I attack.

We must begin to teach our children well that they are individuals in society, not individuals surrounded by society.
We need to teach epistemology and logic; how do you know that you know and what is validity.
Conservatives and religion-ists often opine that morality and ethics and doing good requires God without which there is no measure of good.

I submit that ruth, justice, the American or any other successful way requires validity, a measure of fact without which there exists only the great-deceiver.


(26,093 posts)
6. The DA needs to charge the parent responsible.
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:16 PM
Aug 2021

Charge, prosecute, and levy some punishment. There's no excuse for this behavior.


(21,347 posts)
8. expel the student and place a restraining order on the parents.
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:43 PM
Aug 2021

Tell them, they're on their own to get their kids educated.


(13,582 posts)
10. Guess who's not going back to school?
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:02 PM
Aug 2021

Along with facing assault and battery or attempted murder charges daddy can now try to figure out what the fuck to do with his little sweetums.


(3,852 posts)
14. Extreme subjectivity rooted in potty training
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:18 PM
Aug 2021

We too often overlook the programming that we carry from the unremembered past. Inner-child tantrums continue in adults who aren't.

Some individuals are evolving and some are devolving; some are born with previous unremembered bad habits, others with good.
It is all karmic trajectories. This truth can be seen in just this one life now.
Bad desires, bad choices, bad actions, all become bad habits of individuals who do not shine because their 'ego' is too darkened by ignorance.


(66,650 posts)
18. That's Bad
Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:00 PM
Aug 2021

Do that in one of the districts in which I substitute, and it's arrivederci, baby. If it was me, I'd never see the inside of that building again.
If masks are mandated, they're mandatory, no flexibility.
That said, I need more than just his claim that he saw unmasked teachers.


(16,414 posts)
19. Vaccinated teachers could remove masks when not with students ...
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 02:13 PM
Aug 2021

The father came back a second time and saw a couple of teachers without masks. The kids were mostly gone by then, presumably. He was enraged seeing teachers unmasked when his kid came out with her mask on.

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