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DuPage teacher charged with battery on student

There are 39 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 28, 2008, titled DuPage teacher charged with battery on student. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Catholic school teacher in DuPage County has been charged with battery after he was accused of "inappropriate touching" of a student in a classroom earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.

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Tom Terrific

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 28, 2008
Inappropriate touching? What does that mean? I remember the good Augustinian fathers at St. Rita H.S."inappropriately touching" me upside my dumb head! And then, if the old man found out about it, I got it twice as bad at home.("I'm paying to send you to school and you're pulling this $%^&? WHACK!!)
JOHN

Oak Lawn, IL

#2 Feb 28, 2008
SAME HERE. I REMEMBER GETTING HIT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH AN ERASER. MAYBE THATS WHAT WRONG TODAY. NOT ENOUGH "INAPPROPRIATE" TOUCHING.
John

San Jose, CA

#3 Feb 28, 2008
Tom Terrific wrote:
Inappropriate touching? What does that mean? I remember the good Augustinian fathers at St. Rita H.S."inappropriately touching" me upside my dumb head! And then, if the old man found out about it, I got it twice as bad at home.("I'm paying to send you to school and you're pulling this $%^&? WHACK!!)
Could not have said it better except for me it was Brother Rice
musician

United States

#4 Feb 28, 2008
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and DuPage County wonders why it has to raise taxes while wasting time and money on this nonsense. Let the parents handle it.
cosmo kramer

Jersey City, NJ

#7 Feb 28, 2008
Tom Terrific wrote:
Inappropriate touching? What does that mean? I remember the good Augustinian fathers at St. Rita H.S."inappropriately touching" me upside my dumb head! And then, if the old man found out about it, I got it twice as bad at home.("I'm paying to send you to school and you're pulling this $%^&? WHACK!!)
Been there!
fair enough

United States

#8 Feb 28, 2008
musician wrote:
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and DuPage County wonders why it has to raise taxes while wasting time and money on this nonsense. Let the parents handle it.
I don't think DuPage County will have anything to do with this incident. That's a parochial school.

I wish the article had been a little more forthcoming about the 'touching' part. Was this sexual type touching, or did the teacher just grab an unruly student by the arm or something?
ZooZoo

Northbrook, IL

#9 Feb 28, 2008
Tom Terrific wrote:
Inappropriate touching? What does that mean? I remember the good Augustinian fathers at St. Rita H.S."inappropriately touching" me upside my dumb head! And then, if the old man found out about it, I got it twice as bad at home.("I'm paying to send you to school and you're pulling this $%^&? WHACK!!)
No kidding, I remember getting it at St James grammar school and constant detention at Sacred Heart of Mary. There was a nun at St James who would throw kids against a door and break the glass in the window. They never did anything to the nun, just the kids.
Touchy

Monee, IL

#10 Feb 28, 2008
Surprise Surprise wrote:
I can't believe it wasn't a priest ! Another amazing feat by the queer catholics !
Maybe he was doing his intern?
bobo

Eden Prairie, MN

#11 Feb 28, 2008
Balls wrote:
If it was a male student he was just warming him up for the priests.
I wish I was a student at this school, i used to sit in school dreaming of a teacher touching me inappropiatly.
Michael

Midlothian, IL

#12 Feb 28, 2008
That's what we need at CPS and all schools in this country more displine by both the teachers and parents. Oh! I forgot, these kids have Child Protective Services. Sorry!!!
BUBBA

Vernon Hills, IL

#15 Feb 28, 2008
IF HE WAS A PRIEST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WOULD PROTECT HIM.
lnbee

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 28, 2008
It's irresponsible reporting by the Tribune. Until more facts are known, this story should never have been printed. How bad could the "crime" have been if the bond is only $5,000? Now this man's name is being dragged through the mud, prematurely.
John

San Jose, CA

#17 Feb 28, 2008
ZooZoo wrote:
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No kidding, I remember getting it at St James grammar school and constant detention at Sacred Heart of Mary. There was a nun at St James who would throw kids against a door and break the glass in the window. They never did anything to the nun, just the kids.
HAHA, I had a nun in grammar school grab me by the collar below my chin and try to lift me off of the ground she was so mad at me. It didn't really work since she was 5'2" and I 6'1". What did work however was her telling the pastor who then told my parents. Me arse still stings a little bit. Funny though, I have no lasting scars from those times, just memories I can look back at and laugh now. No harm done.
JDC

Saratoga, CA

#18 Feb 28, 2008
it is unfair to the teacher to be so vague about the "inappropriate touching". it automatically makes everyone think it is sexual. its so easy to accuse a teacher of something these days, its scary to be in the classroom sometimes. if i grab a students arm to keep them from hitting another student i guess it could be called inappropriate as well. they shouldnt have printed this story until there were more details on exactly what happened. parents should discipline their children more at home and then maybe they would be more respectful to others, sad but true.
naschkatze

Redmond, OR

#19 Feb 28, 2008
John wrote:
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HAHA, I had a nun in grammar school grab me by the collar below my chin and try to lift me off of the ground she was so mad at me. It didn't really work since she was 5'2" and I 6'1". What did work however was her telling the pastor who then told my parents. Me arse still stings a little bit. Funny though, I have no lasting scars from those times, just memories I can look back at and laugh now. No harm done.
I have a brother-in-law who is hard of hearing in one ear thanks to being slapped by a nun in parochial school. Hardee-har-har-har!
fair enough

United States

#20 Feb 28, 2008
JDC wrote:
if i grab a students arm to keep them from hitting another student i guess it could be called inappropriate as well
And if you did, that student's mother would be down at the school complaining about it, you can be sure!!!!!

This is a HUGE part of the problem in the public schools today. Kids know that no matter how rude, obnoxious, aggressive, or whatever, if the teacher "touches" them it will be the teacher who gets in trouble. There will be no consequences for the student at all!
Reading is skill

United States

#21 Feb 28, 2008
This isn't a "Public School"
fair enough

United States

#22 Feb 28, 2008
Reading is skill wrote:
This isn't a "Public School"
See Post #8. I said this school wasn't a public school.

BUT the problem does exist in public schools.

And -- Yes, reading is a skill.
Manhunter

Chicago, IL

#23 Feb 28, 2008
Tom Terrific wrote:
Inappropriate touching? What does that mean? I remember the good Augustinian fathers at St. Rita H.S."inappropriately touching" me upside my dumb head! And then, if the old man found out about it, I got it twice as bad at home.("I'm paying to send you to school and you're pulling this $%^&? WHACK!!)
Tommy boy I didn;t hurt you did I that;s when we lost to MT. CARMEL remember.
Wisconsin

AOL

#24 Feb 28, 2008
Inappropriate touching?? This one doesn't sound sexual to me, probably some brat that deserved the "inappropriate touching", also know as discipline, that they got.
No big deal.

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