Teacher's aide accused of stapling st...

Teacher's aide accused of stapling student

There are 157 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 11, 2007, titled Teacher's aide accused of stapling student. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A fourth-grade teacher's aide resigned after he was accused of trying to staple a piece of paper to a student's forehead.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 11, 2007

This sounds like felony battery to me.

What an idiot this aide is.
Indy Rez

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 11, 2007
That's what you get for $15,000 per year. Ouch!!!

Since: Sep 07

Fishers, IN

#3 Oct 11, 2007

Send him to jail...put him in general population with a piece of paper stapled to his/her forehead that reads "I am guilty of assault on a child".

One less fool to worry about....

Fort Wayne, IN

#6 Oct 11, 2007
Jesse wrote:
This sounds like felony battery to me.
What an idiot this aide is.
If that was felony battery I'd have an attempted murder case against my 5th grade teacher!

“Fighting Against Stupidity”

Since: Aug 07

Ingalls, IN

#7 Oct 11, 2007
Why couldn't the kid just do what she was told to do?
fluteman greg

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Oct 11, 2007
youth gone wild wrote:
If the kid would have listened in the first place, there would have been no need to staple the forehead.
You're an idiot. Just trying to stir the pot and irritate people this morning, huh.

United States

#10 Oct 11, 2007
that's respect the kids have today for teachers. wrong of the teachers aid,but this kind of acting out in school just shows you what they've been taught at home,and momma backed her up?
What an idiot

Reston, VA

#11 Oct 11, 2007
Everyone knows that thumbtacks work better than staples
mom of 5

Chicago, IL

#12 Oct 11, 2007
If the biggest worry for that school is 8 or 9 year olds wearing post-it notes on their foreheads, then they should have handed them out to all of the kids and let them play dress up. Seriously, with all of the things going on in the public school system today, I would have posted myself along with the kids and called it a fun day.

Plainfield, IN

#13 Oct 11, 2007
that was easy.

United States

#16 Oct 11, 2007
Easy answer: Simply staple a post-it note to a very specific area of his body. Done.

Omaha, NE

#17 Oct 11, 2007
Sheeeesh, kids are such wimps these days!!!
upside down

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Oct 11, 2007
What a stupid over reaction. By the account of the student. Its obvious the aide was making light of the situation and accidentally scratched the kid.

Get some common sense. Do you guys get hysterical when you get a bug bite as well, thinking its the worst thing in the world?

Just like you 60's hippies always looking for a cause.
Kyle Sprouls

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Oct 11, 2007
One staple? Come on now, she should have listened and did what the aide had told her to do, but she didn't and the aide did as he said. What? People can't be literal these days? Shows the disrespect kids have for their teachers though, getting to be a problem from the beginning and it isn't helping in high school either.
BoB Indy

Arlington Heights, IL

#20 Oct 11, 2007
Its very sad that this happened.The aide needs jail time and time to think what he or she did(dumb thing to do) and the child needs to learn to do what they are told to do in school the first time.Two wrongs do not make a wright.Both of them need to wake up...

Miami, FL

#22 Oct 11, 2007
When I was a kid we didn't even have post-it notes. If you wanted to staple something to one of us, it had to be loose-leaf paper.

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Oct 11, 2007
Oh, come on. When I was in school at this age and kids didn't listen, they got corporal punishment. And it's not like that was in the dinosaur ages either since I'm in my early 20's. I'm guessing this was just the aide trying to find a creative way to get the kid's attention and just pushed a little too hard. For those saying it shouldn't have been a big deal that the kid had a post-it note on her face, you have no idea what sort of disturbance it was cauusing with the other students. If this little brat couldn't listen to those in authority over her then she didn't just need two little holes, she needed her butt whipped. So does her whiny mom for not teaching her how to respect her teachers and do what she's told.

United States

#25 Oct 11, 2007
The girl probably grabbed the aid's hand and did it herself, just so she would have her way. Being an aid myself in IPS for a year, I know that the attitudes some children have are from the parents at home. Take advantage, rape the system, always be one step ahead of the law, never tell the whole truth. Manipulation is learned at such an early age.....
I say a better justice would be to have the aid STAY in the school. THAT would be punishment!
oh, and don't forget the ACLU is there to push the buttons for any case they can, to demean America.
But -

Carmel, IN

#26 Oct 11, 2007
upside down wrote:
Just like you 60's hippies always looking for a cause.
This '60s hippie thinks the aide made a very bad decision in handling the matter, but as a teacher, I can tell you that a day full of children who believe that they do not have to listen to ANYONE is frustrating. They receive no instruction in respect at home, and when there are consequences for their obstinate behavior at school (even appropriate consequences), the parents come riding in, ready to do battle.
Parents - please just tell your kids that the best course of action is to follow instructions from your teacher. That would have been the rational approach.
Bleeding Munk

Guelph, Canada

#27 Oct 11, 2007
I wish the days or corporal punishment were back. I used to get jacked when I stepped out of line. Worked pretty good especially for the kids whose parents refused to raise them correctly and expected the schools to do everything (and they wonder why their kids dont listen). When that stopped I was in grade 9, I saw kids loose complete respect for everyone. Now a stapling to the head is bad, but I think a quick whack on the arse or at least the threat of one would help control mischievous children. Hell I know I was one (used to lock my science teacher in the storeroom closet). Now don’t get me wrong I had a few sadistic messed up teachers , but I feel if it is incorporated and monitored correctly it would help with the I want I want and I don’t care generation.

Break out the cricket bat and the black sharpie and get ready to sign you name on the good ol paddlin stick

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