Teacher Accused of Breaking Student's...

Teacher Accused of Breaking Student's Finger

There are 28 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Jan 28, 2008, titled Teacher Accused of Breaking Student's Finger. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Prosecutors charged a teacher in Indiana with battery after he allegedly roughed up a special education student.

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“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

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#1 Jan 28, 2008
this is the 3rd time he has apparantly been involved in violent behavour with students? WTF is wrong with that school system? and we thought duval county schools were bad!

i mean the kid shouldnt have disrespected the teacher, but damn to throw the kid into a headlock and then to break his finger!
skipper

Gracewood, GA

#2 Jan 28, 2008
"I can't play football no more. I can't shoot my basketball," said Jordan Mundy.''

All is not lost... Jordan can practice up on speaking english while he's recuperating
Rick

United States

#3 Jan 28, 2008
If anyone thinks teaching is easy do what I did three years ago. I applied for a substitute certificate for $ 60.00 and substituted. Go out and tell me and others about our marvelous public school system. I did it for 2 years and was at over 25 schools.

Boy was I in for a shock the abuse, rudeness and even attacks physically that teachers go through is unreal. The parents are ready to sue at every step. I would never be a teacher and I am 6 foot 1 inch, 220 pounds and bench press over 300 pounds!
Florida Resident

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#4 Jan 28, 2008
Rick wrote:
If anyone thinks teaching is easy do what I did three years ago. I applied for a substitute certificate for $ 60.00 and substituted. Go out and tell me and others about our marvelous public school system. I did it for 2 years and was at over 25 schools.
Boy was I in for a shock the abuse, rudeness and even attacks physically that teachers go through is unreal. The parents are ready to sue at every step. I would never be a teacher and I am 6 foot 1 inch, 220 pounds and bench press over 300 pounds!
Wise decision on your part; anytime someone can't stand the heat, they should get out of the kitchen. Unfortunately, the teacher who broke the student's finger wasn't as smart as you are, and both the teacher and child will pay a price.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

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#5 Jan 28, 2008
skipper wrote:
"I can't play football no more. I can't shoot my basketball," said Jordan Mundy.''
All is not lost... Jordan can practice up on speaking english while he's recuperating
you mindless twit. he is a special ed student! so maybe it could be that he doesnt speak well because of whatever disability he has?!
Trisha

United States

#6 Jan 29, 2008
A teacher should have better control, but his parents need to be reprimanded as well. The student not only called the teacher "shorty" but proceeded to do further insult by repeating it in his face.

Really?

What is wrong with kids these days? Total disrespect and now the mother wants to file a suit. Discipline your child and invest that energy in teaching him respect and the reason he's in school -- TO LEARN!!!!!

Since: Sep 07

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#7 Jan 29, 2008
Rick wrote:
If anyone thinks teaching is easy do what I did three years ago. I applied for a substitute certificate for $ 60.00 and substituted. Go out and tell me and others about our marvelous public school system. I did it for 2 years and was at over 25 schools.
Boy was I in for a shock the abuse, rudeness and even attacks physically that teachers go through is unreal. The parents are ready to sue at every step. I would never be a teacher and I am 6 foot 1 inch, 220 pounds and bench press over 300 pounds!
Teaching has become a rather dangerous profession in this Country. You can't teach, you are a disciplinarian . Some of these kid need their heads broken, not just a couple of fingers

Since: Sep 07

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#8 Jan 29, 2008
scott1 wrote:
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you mindless twit. he is a special ed student! so maybe it could be that he doesnt speak well because of whatever disability he has?!
His disability could be a discipline issue. the article alludes to nothing but the issue of the child injury the Mothers frivolous lawsuit.
Children are "pigeon holed" to accommodate the school districts standards in many instances

“Wake up America! ”

Since: Nov 07

Orange Park, Fl.

#9 Jan 29, 2008
Students are in "Special Ed" for a lot of different reasons; including one of the attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, autism, just to name a few. This teacher had to know that, and still challenged a student. The fact that this is the third such incident but only the first that the school reported, says that the school system there is broken. Why wasn't this teacher disciplined in the first incident and fired after the second? Yes, special education is a challenge but Scott Porter was not up to the challenge.

Since: Sep 07

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#10 Jan 29, 2008
correction: and the mothers
Teaching is not what it once was. The shols have metal detectors and full time armed Police.Armed Police in a school, does tell you something is wrong?

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#11 Jan 29, 2008
scott1 wrote:
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you mindless twit. he is a special ed student! so maybe it could be that he doesnt speak well because of whatever disability he has?!
please , skipper doesn't like any body so don't encourage him

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#12 Jan 29, 2008
patriot55 wrote:
correction: and the mothers
Teaching is not what it once was. The shols have metal detectors and full time armed Police.Armed Police in a school, does tell you something is wrong?
child abuse should not be tolerated no matter where/when and in what form / by any person no matter what size age etc etc. parents are responsible for their children actions so lets start by making the parents stand in the corner or spend a weekend in jail and see how fast parents become parents again

Since: Oct 07

Auburn Hills, MI

#13 Jan 29, 2008
skipper wrote:
"I can't play football no more. I can't shoot my basketball," said Jordan Mundy.''
All is not lost... Jordan can practice up on speaking english while he's recuperating
Jordan didn't want Shorty to get fired or resigned neither either coz he loved him like a father. Well and good, but I think that was Shorty's Achilles' heel from the get-go. That is, Shorty was a lousy teacher because he tried too hard to be a pal.
PATRIOTS FAN

Brentwood, TN

#14 Jan 29, 2008
tallyho wrote:
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child abuse should not be tolerated no matter where/when and in what form / by any person no matter what size age etc etc. parents are responsible for their children actions so lets start by making the parents stand in the corner or spend a weekend in jail and see how fast parents become parents again
that is so untrue, so if i send my kid to school, and he/she walks through one door and leaves out the other and cuts class all day, me as a mother is to be held responsible. so i take him/her home and beat the living daylights out of them, then he/she calls police and i go to jail... nah buddy. only up to a certain age are we responsible for our kids actions. i think if you keep it in check when their young,its doesnt surface when their a teen, but not always. parents can only do so much, we can not be with our children 24hrs a day.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

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#15 Jan 29, 2008
PATRIOTS FAN wrote:
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that is so untrue, so if i send my kid to school, and he/she walks through one door and leaves out the other and cuts class all day, me as a mother is to be held responsible. so i take him/her home and beat the living daylights out of them, then he/she calls police and i go to jail... nah buddy. only up to a certain age are we responsible for our kids actions. i think if you keep it in check when their young,its doesnt surface when their a teen, but not always. parents can only do so much, we can not be with our children 24hrs a day.
you ARE responsible for your childs actions until they move out of your house! my oldest daughter is 19 and until she finishes college and moves out i feel i am responsible for her actions. its called proper parenting. you do not have to "beat the daylights out of them." you can use corporal punishment on your children without beating them. your excuses are a cop-out.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

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#16 Jan 29, 2008
Rick wrote:
If anyone thinks teaching is easy do what I did three years ago. I applied for a substitute certificate for $ 60.00 and substituted. Go out and tell me and others about our marvelous public school system. I did it for 2 years and was at over 25 schools.
Boy was I in for a shock the abuse, rudeness and even attacks physically that teachers go through is unreal. The parents are ready to sue at every step. I would never be a teacher and I am 6 foot 1 inch, 220 pounds and bench press over 300 pounds!
my daughter is going to be a teacher but she is going to teach at the private high school she graduated from. she spent 4 weeks in a public school in 10th grade and figured out real quik that most of the kids have no type of home-training.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#17 Jan 29, 2008
PATRIOTS FAN wrote:
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that is so untrue, so if i send my kid to school, and he/she walks through one door and leaves out the other and cuts class all day, me as a mother is to be held responsible. so i take him/her home and beat the living daylights out of them, then he/she calls police and i go to jail... nah buddy. only up to a certain age are we responsible for our kids actions. i think if you keep it in check when their young,its doesnt surface when their a teen, but not always. parents can only do so much, we can not be with our children 24hrs a day.
try this on for size you don't beat the shit out of a kid you are , yes you are allowed corporal punishment , not excessive punishment and to the age of 16 , ex federal law enforcement officer

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#18 Jan 29, 2008
scott1 wrote:
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you ARE responsible for your childs actions until they move out of your house! my oldest daughter is 19 and until she finishes college and moves out i feel i am responsible for her actions. its called proper parenting. you do not have to "beat the daylights out of them." you can use corporal punishment on your children without beating them. your excuses are a cop-out.
apologize scott you said it for , but i did not read it until i wrote my peace , 16 for real
Democrat Republican

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Jan 29, 2008
skipper wrote:
"I can't play football no more. I can't shoot my basketball," said Jordan Mundy.''
All is not lost... Jordan can practice up on speaking english while he's recuperating
The child is in a special education class. Do you expect him to be perfect...he is only 15? This is a very judgmental comment...you may want to reread the article.
Democrat Republican

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Jan 29, 2008
Trisha wrote:
A teacher should have better control, but his parents need to be reprimanded as well. The student not only called the teacher "shorty" but proceeded to do further insult by repeating it in his face.
Really?
What is wrong with kids these days? Total disrespect and now the mother wants to file a suit. Discipline your child and invest that energy in teaching him respect and the reason he's in school -- TO LEARN!!!!!
Again a special education class! This child may have thought it was funny...he may...I do not know this for sure but probably has the mentally of a young child not a teenager. Read the article!

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