@worf --"How would you have handled it?"It's very simple.Get two people. Pick up the chair with the
student in it. Carry both out of the classroom.Taa Daa.No violence necessary.Police should be trained to DE-escalate
situations -- not escalate them.
@ Contrarius,How would you have handled it?Perhaps give
her some money, and have promise not to misbehave?
The officer's actions were extreme. However, the girl should also be held
accountable for her disruption and resistance.
@worf --"Pathetic when bad behavior is excepted."Nobody is accepting (you mean accept, not except) the girl's behavior.
But their were easy, nonviolent ways to deal with it.Cops need to be
trained in how to DE-escalate situations -- not just in how to escalate them.
When I was younger, my parents would have punished me for not obeying the
teacher.Pathetic when bad behavior is excepted. Whether it's a
political candidate, or a high school student.This reflects an
entitled society.Isn't this a nation of fools?
Nowhere in my comment did I condone the violence or excuse it.
@CCTwo wrongs don't make a right.
Do ALL S.C. schools have hired bouncers to make sure the teachers' orders
are enforced, or is it just schools with 16 year-old girl students?
CC--No, I'm sure this is the fault of everyone else, but the student. As one who, unlike you I'm sure--made my fair share of mistakes and
doltish moves as an adolescent, I understand that the child should have done
what she is told by the teacher. You aren't the first to figure that out.
After that, a very large man slammed her backwards, just missing smashing her
head on the desk behind her and then launched her across the floor. Two adults
stood by and watched this cowardly act taking place and did absolutely nothing.
So, not 'everyone else," but those three, anyway. Once
again---don't 'tell me' about how many good cops there are.
'Show me' the ones who arrest bad cops.
@CC --"NO, I'm sure this is all the fault of everyone else
but the student."The violence was absolutely inexcusable.As other stories on this incident have noted, this sort of problem is
common in schools -- and it absolutely can be solved without violence.One easy solution: get two adults. Pick up the chair with the girl in it.
Carry both outside.Taa daa.
Maybe..Just maybe..The student could have followed the rules. Or perhaps, simply
handed over the phone after breaking the rules. Outrageous to think that she
could have sensed that when the administrator came in, maybe it was time to
actually follow the rules. NO, I'm sure this is all the fault of everyone
else but the student.