13 year old stabbed in the eye by cla...

13 year old stabbed in the eye by classmate

There are 87 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Jan 15, 2008, titled 13 year old stabbed in the eye by classmate. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

A thirteen-year-old middle school student is recovering after being stabbed in the eye with a pen by another student on her school bus.

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Land O Lakes

Lake Hamilton, FL

#62 Jan 22, 2008
angleen wrote:
well this little girl needs to come down with her hands because my cousin would have never done that if she will controle her hands because if that girl would of touch me on my face i will of done that too so listen talk to that little 13 year old girl and clam her down before i will ps TOUCH MY COUZOS FACE AGAIN SO U COULD SEE WHAT HAPPENES
By the looks of your post you and your cousin need to stay in school and take more English classes. Not one punctuation used. spelling is sad to say the least. Learn to write the English language correctly then come back and make a posting that everyone can make since of.
Local Parent

Bonifay, FL

#63 Jan 23, 2008
Since of? I think you mean sense,lol. Good point though,no matter what,the bottom line is the Pasco County School system is failing to teach and protect our children,period!

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#64 Jan 24, 2008
[QUOTE who="Local ...no matter what,the bottom line is the Pasco County School system is failing to teach and protect our children,period![/QUOTE]

Education is much like a restaurant buffet. The food (knowledge) is layed out before you. If you (students) choose to ignore the "food" and instead opt to immerse themselves in hip-hop/gangsta rap, rock, heavy metal music, drugs, alcohol, rebelliousness, etc. then how is it the school system's fault that the students failed to eat (learn)?

With respect to protecting our children, the schools are at the mercy of over protective parents and meddling legislators and school boards. If the schools try to place restrictions on student behaviors, in an effort to protect students, parents, school boards and legislators start screaming about students' "rights" being infringed upon. Hell, it almost takes an act of God to get an unruly, or even violent, student expelled from school.

You try teaching in that kind of environment and see how successful you are!

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#65 Jan 24, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Education is much like a restaurant buffet. The food (knowledge) is layed out before you. If you (students) choose to ignore the "food" and instead opt to immerse themselves in hip-hop/gangsta rap, rock, heavy metal music, drugs, alcohol, rebelliousness, etc. then how is it the school system's fault that the students failed to eat (learn)?
With respect to protecting our children, the schools are at the mercy of over protective parents and meddling legislators and school boards. If the schools try to place restrictions on student behaviors, in an effort to protect students, parents, school boards and legislators start screaming about students' "rights" being infringed upon. Hell, it almost takes an act of God to get an unruly, or even violent, student expelled from school.
You try teaching in that kind of environment and see how successful you are!
Very well said Dave and I have to agree. I think I will do something special for my son for all his hard work at school. His report card last week had all B's and C's and satisfaction. He is in the 3rd grade.

“Live in New Port Richey”

Since: Oct 07

New Port Richey

#66 Jan 24, 2008
Kathleen in Zephyrhills wrote:
<quoted text>
Very well said Dave and I have to agree. I think I will do something special for my son for all his hard work at school. His report card last week had all B's and C's and satisfaction. He is in the 3rd grade.
Carefull Kathleen, I remember a few weeks ago someone on here going berzerk over rewarding kids for school work. his position was that learning should be it's own reward. I think the article was about McD's having a notice on the reportcard jacket informing children and parents of free food for good grades.
Tampa Reader

United States

#67 Jan 24, 2008
Momma's do let your babies grow up to be - hoods, derelicts or strains on the "system". WE end up paying for your lack of parenting.
Tampa Reader

United States

#68 Jan 24, 2008
angleen wrote:
well this little girl needs to come down with her hands because my cousin would have never done that if she will controle her hands because if that girl would of touch me on my face i will of done that too so listen talk to that little 13 year old girl and clam her down before i will ps TOUCH MY COUZOS FACE AGAIN SO U COULD SEE WHAT HAPPENES
What frekin country are you in. Broken English is better that the crap you wrote here. Sounds like you need more EDUCATION.
I went to elementary school in rural Mississippi in the mid 70's along with all the other kids. We all had the same teachers and were taught the same things and some folks still couldn't speak or wirte proper English. Think about it, it's not the educational system (Mamma).

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#69 Jan 24, 2008
Odd Man Out wrote:
<quoted text>
Carefull Kathleen, I remember a few weeks ago someone on here going berzerk over rewarding kids for school work. his position was that learning should be it's own reward. I think the article was about McD's having a notice on the reportcard jacket informing children and parents of free food for good grades.
Thanks for the warning ... I remember as well however if I can encourage my son in school with his studies and grades I will do just that and always have and McDonald's has never played a role in that. But the way this article is written maybe on a once a week basis or something it should be ... better than no role model or insentive at all ...
jayjay

Orlando, FL

#70 Jan 24, 2008
angleen wrote:
SORRY I REALLY DID NOT MEAN THAT
that's ok we all have our moments & emotions hope the best for you
jayjay

Orlando, FL

#71 Jan 24, 2008
Land O Lakes wrote:
<quoted text>
Your not far!! Oh and like Zephyrhills is much better!
she's probably in 1 of those trailer parks in the middle of 52
jayjay

Orlando, FL

#72 Jan 24, 2008
that was for the one in zephyrhills

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#73 Jan 25, 2008
jayjay wrote:
<quoted text>she's probably in 1 of those trailer parks in the middle of 52
I do not now nor have I ever lived in a trailer park ... you really shouldn't condemn people you don't know it generally comes back to bite you in the azz ... perhaps you live in a trailer park
Land O Lakes

Lake Hamilton, FL

#74 Jan 25, 2008
Kathleen in Zephyrhills wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not now nor have I ever lived in a trailer park ... you really shouldn't condemn people you don't know it generally comes back to bite you in the azz ... perhaps you live in a trailer park
Maybe you should listen to your own advise once in a while. Do you remember the following comment you made?

"Glad I'm not in Dade City ... either they aren't teaching proper English, or they are passing students who don't earn the grades"

Your child is in a Pasco county school as well. In this case you are judging all of the teachers and schools in Dade city.

“Live in New Port Richey”

Since: Oct 07

New Port Richey

#75 Jan 25, 2008
Local Parent wrote:
Since of? I think you mean sense,lol. Good point though,no matter what,the bottom line is the Pasco County School system is failing to teach and protect our children,period!
It's not the school systems responsibility to teach the kids right from wrong, it's the parents responsibility. Too many parents do not take responsibility for their kids and expect someone else to do their job.

the parents of this child should stand trial also.
The kids

Tampa, FL

#76 Jan 25, 2008
This is a sad story. The thing is that "breeding" bad kids (bad behavior) is starting to be a problem everywhere. Parents are too busy trying to be "cool" or trying to be their kids' friend. Some parents aren't even around to notice they are doing anything wrong. Yet they defend their children instead of punishing them for their behavior. As a mother of three, I have been the "uncool" or "mean" parent by choice and I will tell you taking that road is a lot harder to do but it is better for the kids.

For the lady that says it isn't happening in Zhills. It is. I see the middle schoolers everyday in the morning and in the afternoon standing in the middle of the road playing "chicken" with the cars that drive by. If you go to the high school around 2 pm, you can see all the kids that skipped school heading back to school. If you see the myspace pages of a lot the students you will see pictures of drinking and underage parties. I could go on and on.

The bottom line is that problems will not go away on their own. Parents must start at home by being parents and expecting more out of their children.
Local Parent

United States

#77 Jan 25, 2008
Thanks for the warning ... I remember as well however if I can encourage my son in school with his studies and grades I will do just that and always have and McDonald's has never played a role in that. But the way this article is written maybe on a once a week basis or something it should be ... better than no role model or insentive at all ...

I believe the word is "incentive"

People in glass houses...
Local Parent

United States

#78 Jan 25, 2008
My son's report card was A and B grades with a couple C grades.
Bill

Atlanta, GA

#79 Jan 25, 2008
Odd Man Out wrote:
<quoted text>
good call, too bad it's not that easy.
Does anyone whom as read the WTSP fact-less review
Believe that this is the first time this Kid,Child has been trouble with school?
You could bet your last dollar that this is one of many from him. Guess the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Keeping one eye open

Richland, MS

#80 Feb 18, 2009
First of all shame on the people who made the one eye jokes, let you child get stabbed in the eye and blinded for the rest of their life and see if how you like those jokes then, trust me they will break you heart every time! I was stabbed in the eye at the age of 17, 7/6/2003, with a 6 inch steak knife by a co worker of mine while we were in an arguement, I did not have a weapon, I was attacked, my lens and most of my iris was cut out intially, the knife came cenimeters from my brain stem, she was charged with AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, though I do relaize the laws for charges in the type of assault may be different in Florida, she was sentenced to 17 years in prison, I am blind for the rest of my life in my right eye, have had serious psychological issues as far as communicating with others in stressful situations, flashbacks, and though I have never been racist and continue to have african american friends, I was absolutely terrified to be anywhere near an african american that I did not know. I have had 5 surgeries in the last 5 years, I have had many many many doctor visits, I am going today because the pain in my eye is excruciating today, I have to do eye drops multiple times a day, these eye drops sting very badly. Well now after all this my doctor wants to take my eye out, which they initially wanted to do but they saved it, my first surgery the day I was stabbed to repair and inflate my eye back was 3 eye surgeons for 5 hours. The maximum sentence she could have gotten here was 20 years, she will be eligible for parole in 2014. Please think before you speak, no one eye jokes they are not funny, they are extremely hurtful, EVERY single day a stranger asks me whats wrong with my eye, I have to live with the remnants of this attack for the rest of my life, I am 23 years old, if it weren't for my family i would have given up a very long time ago, it's been almost 6 years and there HAS NEVER gone a day where I wasn't reminded of what happened, either because I walk into a wall or knock a glass over because my distance perception is off, or because an insensitive stranger doesn't like the way it looks, or wants to know if I have pink eye, newsflash, you are not my friend, you are not allowed to ask about a strangers personal appearance, learn some damn manners.
Keeping one eye open

Richland, MS

#81 Feb 18, 2009
radio_car wrote:
Stabbing in the eye is not ag assault. That is Felony Battery when you do serious lasting injury. The charge is wrong or the reported details are wrong.
First of all shame on the people who made the one eye jokes, let your child get stabbed in the eye and blinded for the rest of their life and see if how you like those jokes then, trust me they will break you heart every time! I was stabbed in the eye at the age of 17, 7/6/2003, with a 6 inch steak knife by a co worker of mine while we were in an arguement, I did not have a weapon, I was attacked, my lens and most of my iris was cut out intially, the knife came cenimeters from my brain stem, she was charged with AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, though I do relaize the laws for charges in the type of assault may be different in Florida, she was sentenced to 17 years in prison, I am blind for the rest of my life in my right eye, have had serious psychological issues as far as communicating with others in stressful situations, nightmares, flashbacks, and though I have never been racist and continue to have african american friends, I was absolutely terrified to be anywhere near an african american that I did not know. I have had 5 surgeries in the last 5 years, I have had many many many doctor visits, I am going today because the pain in my eye is excruciating today, I have to do eye drops multiple times a day, these eye drops sting very badly. Well now after all this my doctor wants to take my eye out, which they initially wanted to do but they saved it, my first surgery the day I was stabbed to repair and inflate my eye back was 3 eye surgeons for 5 hours. The maximum sentence she could have gotten here was 20 years, she will be eligible for parole in 2014. Please think before you speak, no one eye jokes they are not funny, they are extremely hurtful, EVERY single day a stranger asks me whats wrong with my eye, I have to live with the remnants of this attack for the rest of my life, I am 23 years old, if it weren't for my family i would have given up a very long time ago, it's been almost 6 years and there HAS NEVER gone a day where I wasn't reminded of what happened, either because I walk into a wall or knock a glass over because my distance perception is off, or because an insensitive stranger doesn't like the way it looks, or wants to know if I have pink eye, newsflash, you are not my friend, you are not allowed to ask about a strangers personal appearance, learn some damn manners.

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