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Re: keeping an eye on a student

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Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:53:49 EDT

I remember about 10 yrs ago while teaching I overheard a 7th grade student
discussing how his dad had a gun and one day he was going to get the gun,
bring it to school and shoot all the kids that have been bothering him. (As
art teachers we over hear so many things while the children are working....I
am amazed that they act as if we were not there! I allow a moderate amount
of talking between students as long as it is not too loud) This student was
not well liked by his peers, he was strange and had no friends at school. I
went to the head of the school and discussed what I had heard in
class.....the boys parents were called in the next day and counceling was
suggested...he was withdrawn from school as well. This was before the days
of mass violence in schools, so it was quite unusual for this to happen.
Maybe because this was an independent school action was taken....I don't
know. But the CO tragedy brought back this memory to I had hoped
was forgotten.