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April 29, 2004

Duct-tape discipline, again

A few days ago I blogged about a middle-school teacher who got so frustrated he duct-taped a couple of students to their desks. My take on it was that the teacher is a poor disciplinarian, but I could also imagine what jerks the kids probably were, and I was more inclined to laugh than get righteous.

A reader responds:

Cut back on that caffeine man, itís making you loopy. If I duct-taped your big self to a desk, I am sure a simple assault charge would surely follow. The teacher was obviously nuts. What else could explain such a violation of a child? By the way, if the teacher in question did something like that to my daughter, he wouldn't have to worry about my kidís legal rights. As soon as I could ascertain that the actual event took place, I would simply thump him all over the parking lot at the first opportunity. Poor teacher, my foot.

I replied: ďAssault, did you say?Ē

He responded: Yes. As one irresponsible adult to another, not someone charged with the care of somebody else's brat children.

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at April 29, 2004 11:30 AM



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