Betty, I enjoyed your remark about the republicans. A sense of humor always helps. From what you described it sounds like we could work in the same district. Last year one of my coworkers filed a police report and the response was that it was a school matter, not a police matter. One of our teachers was physically threatened and had to change schools as a result because the child who threatened her has a behavior disorder, thus a handicap and "can't help it."
Teahcers do have to be understanding about the various issues their children have but the question is, Where do we draw the line? Just because I teach I have not signed up as perpetual victim. If the smaller issues are delt with more responsibly I really feel that the kids do not get more confident that they can escalate and successfully get away with it. New members of the potential prison population would not make me feel better. I guess you hit on a hot topic for me. I wish you luck. Let me know how it gets resolved. Deb/Kent
--- On Wed 08/10, Betty B < firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
From: Betty B [mailto: email@example.com]
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 07:41:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] legal issues with students
Thanks, I've been talking to the city attorney, he's<br>the one who told me not to expect anything and to just<br>appreciate that the boys will be early entries into<br>the prison system. Last night I found a victim's<br>support website on the DA website and go from there.<br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html >