Boys made to clean rest room with toothbrushes

Dec 19, 2012 Full story: WATE-TV Knoxville 48

A Tennessee teacher has been suspended after school officials said she made about 20 eighth-grade boys use tooth brushes to scrub a rest room where graffiti had appeared.

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triglu

Stanley, NC

#1 Dec 19, 2012
Good. What kind of teacher or human for that matter makes a child clean up urine and feces? And taking pictures? That's bullying in it self..
crawdad moustache

Wadesboro, NC

#2 Dec 19, 2012
I bet this Darla Williams makes her own kids clean up their rooms, vacuum the floors, do the dishes, and take out the trash. WHAT A SHAME TO HAVE SUCH AN ABUSIVE ADMINISTRATOR! Kids need to have everything given to them like cell phones, go carts, motorcycles, I Pads, they shouldn't have to WORK for stuff like this. It takes away from their tv and video games.
okie dokie

United States

#3 Dec 19, 2012
But look at which two parent contacted the news. Two dads that wont work a real job! Probably looking for another check source.
Shannon

Stanley, NC

#4 Dec 19, 2012
Hey this is Jeff's sister so instead of using a username tell me who you are and what have you done with your life that is so great?
crawdad moustache

Wadesboro, NC

#6 Dec 19, 2012
I only saw one name mentioned on WATE who contacted the news. Somebody named Juckaby. Who's the other?????
crawdad moustache

Wadesboro, NC

#7 Dec 19, 2012
I meant Huckaby not Juckaby LOL :o)
PayThem

Oak Ridge, TN

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Jeff Palmer Knox news sentinel
PayThem

Oak Ridge, TN

#9 Dec 19, 2012
Hen Valley Honkey

Santa Barbara, CA

#10 Dec 19, 2012
Them boys should have been made to brush their teeth also.
someday

Clinton, TN

#11 Dec 19, 2012
Is Palmer gainfully employed?
goodjobmrswillia ms

Oak Ridge, TN

#12 Dec 19, 2012
If the boys made the mess they should have to clean it. What would it be teaching them if they were allowed to destroy property and leave it to the custodians to clean up? I personaly think the punishment did fit the crime. The supervision of the punishment did however leave something to be desired. The only reason Jay Huckaby would get involved is if his child were caught doing the act and he thought his name would be mentioned. Guess he got his wish. When all u do is sit at home collecting checks and foodstamps from the state for taking in foster kids you have the time to think of ways to make others miserable. On second thought maybe he is on to something. I may look into this for a living. Never mind i could not stand to make other people miserable for my gain. If my child were involved and i know he was not i would expect him to have to clean up.
PayThem

Oak Ridge, TN

#13 Dec 19, 2012
his child was involved.. along with 20 others.. BUT only one commited the crime. so it was unfair for his and all the other kids to be put through this..
PayThem

Oak Ridge, TN

#14 Dec 19, 2012
and about Palmer.. the guy has worked his entire life.. has had trouble the last few months finding a job. and i know this because he helped my child last year at NWM baseball. What have you never been laid off? is it a SIN to be laid off?
Hen Valley Honkey

Santa Barbara, CA

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Is this Jeff Palmer from out Bennet Rd-Strutt St-Joel Rd ore thereabouts?
goodjobmrswillia ms

Oak Ridge, TN

#16 Dec 19, 2012
So, under you relm of thinking who should be the one to clean it? The custodians, they were certainly not involved. What i read did not say one boy alone did this, if that were the case were the other 20 present while it was going on? If they were did they try to stop it or did they encourage it? Did someone go to the office confidentaly and tell who did it? They probly didnt want to be the snitch. So if no one told who did it and no one stoped them the only thing to do is punish the ones who were there to see it happen. If 20 or so young men were cleaning one bathroom how long could that have really taken? Not long the restrooms there are not that big. Spoiling kids by not punishing them for their wrong doings is not a good idea. There are good and bad ways to go about these punishments the good part was the punishment the bad was the picture taking. i do not agree with that but airng dirty laundry is jays way.
Yepper

Oak Ridge, TN

#17 Dec 19, 2012
Fist off only the person who did it should have had to clean it. What if one of the other kids caught some thing from touching some one elses poop.
Really

Powell, TN

#19 Dec 20, 2012
The article said nothing about "poop". It said graffiti. These kids have already had their locker priviledges removed for fighting between classes and their bathroom priviledges. Yes they can go the bathroom just not unsupervised or as a group. This priviledge was taken away after a urinal was busted off the wall and a door was removed from a stall. I personally agree w/what she was trying to accomplish by making them all clean the bathroom. Hey she narrowed it down to 20 YOUNG MEN, they don't want to weed out the bad apples then they all get punished! Just like in real life. It saddens me that this is what our youth has become and as parents we don't care. If one of those kids were mine I would have stood right there and helped supervise until the restroom was clean. And yes I do have a child at NMS. If I didn't work or if I were out of work(hint hint) I would volunteer my time at NMS to be a role model for these kids, teach them right from wrong, respect themselves, their friends, their TEACHERS, and their school. These teachers have their hands full and could use some help in my opinion.
sitting on the sidelines

Oak Ridge, TN

#20 Dec 20, 2012
I totally agree that kids these days need to take responsibility for their actions. If it were my child, the punishment would not have stopped there- that would have been the easy part. My kids knew home would be the real punishment. Parents need to teach their children how to act and the last time I checked, writing graffitti on the walls is not socially acceptable. I didn't let my children write on the walls at home (and when they did, they cleaned)- it shouldn't be any different at the school. The punishment fit the crime. If there were only one or two offenders and no one snitched, then all 20 get the punishment. What wasn't correct, in this instance, is IF the teacher ridiculed the kids while being punished. Parents- if you teach your children right from wrong at home, as is your JOB, they should be expected to act the same, or better, in public. I all with the Bible on this one- Spare the rod and spoil the child. Parents are not supposed to be the friends. Sometimes you have to be the bad guy to make the right impression on their lives. No wonder society is in the mess it is in- wonder what it will be like in 20 years?
Funny

Knoxville, TN

#21 Dec 20, 2012
goodjobmrswilliams wrote:
If the boys made the mess they should have to clean it. What would it be teaching them if they were allowed to destroy property and leave it to the custodians to clean up? I personaly think the punishment did fit the crime. The supervision of the punishment did however leave something to be desired. The only reason Jay Huckaby would get involved is if his child were caught doing the act and he thought his name would be mentioned. Guess he got his wish. When all u do is sit at home collecting checks and foodstamps from the state for taking in foster kids you have the time to think of ways to make others miserable. On second thought maybe he is on to something. I may look into this for a living. Never mind i could not stand to make other people miserable for my gain. If my child were involved and i know he was not i would expect him to have to clean up.
Hey Idiot! when you take care of foster kids you are required to have a job by DCS, I know, I have had Foster Kids for 4 years, so what that has to do with a parent being upset with his child having to do this chore at school. Schools go against DCS Policy, like paddling. A foster parent can not use corporate punishment on a child, but the schools think that they have the right too
So Sad

Knoxville, TN

#22 Dec 20, 2012
Today everyone thinks they have the golden child, therefore children feel entitled and untouchable. I think the whole situation is sad. Parents are raising children who think they should not be held accountable and the world owes them something. These parents are doing their children an injustice far greater than the one (supposedly) done by the teacher. I am so scared for the future. I wonder who is going to be our scientists, doctors, nurses, congressman, TEACHERS? What is going to happen when all these little princes and princesses grow up and have to go out into the cold real world? Are they going to be equipped? Or are they going to be the 30 year olds still living at home, because they can't keep a job, because everyone is always picking on them.

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