On this episode of Earhustle411’s “What Would You Do?”, we are reviewing a video of a teacher in Baltimore MD. Apparently the teacher gave the student some instructions and the student didn’t adhere to the instructions. The student shoves a chair at the teacher and slams something on the desk. Once in the hallway is when things get unfortunately physically confrontational. It’s clear the student throws a book at the teacher all things unacceptable in a classroom environment. This student and her behavior took away the other students right to be educated because she didn’t adhere to the instructions.
If it were you in the teacher’s position, what would you have done?
Personally, I can’t say I would have had restraint in this situation. Even though the teacher is there to educate the students, they are human as well. One can only endure so much before they reach their breaking point. Supposing the teacher had not defended herself, there’s no telling what the girl would have done or tried to do to the teacher.
Secondly, the teacher is not in the classroom to be abuse nor are they the police, doctors, psychiatrist or anything else that requires additional support. While it’s understandable that some children have issues but at the end of the day the teacher has aright to protect herself. In my experience, I personally have seen children come to school & bring their “interesting” behavior to say the least to school & the teacher has to deal with that all day everyday, with a school system that says “just deal with it”. They don’t provide the teachers with very many options and this the student does not be held fully accountable for their actions. Regardless of the age of the student it all comes down to self defense. It is my belief that situations like this will continually occur because some of the youth have this sense of “entitlement” and think that they can do what they want, when they want. They are never made to be accountable for their actions not do they think the cause and effect and the consequences thereof apply to them.
Well this is surely to spark some serious debate about the teacher-student relationship going forward. All I can say is “not on my watch or in my classroom”. That’s my story & I am sticking to it.
Check out the video and the responses from the public:
Read about it as reported by WBAL – Channel 11 and comment with what you would do in you were this teacher:
A Baltimore teacher is on administrative leave and a student is facing charges after a fight inside a school was caught on camera.
Officials said the incident started as a verbal confrontation that turned physical. The question is whether the teacher acted unprofessionally or if she was just overly frustrated with the student, who sources said was the instigator.
In the hallway of Carver Vocational-Technical High School on Friday, a teacher, who can be seen in video in a light-colored shirt talking on her cellphone, charged at a female student. The teacher can be heard saying, “I’ll kill you in here,” along with some expletives. Sources said the teacher can been seen on video using her cellphone to call for assistance with the student prior to the fight.
Someone else also started recording the incident from a different angle, showing the fight continued with the teacher grabbing the student and slamming her into the lockers. It appears the teacher grabbed the student’s hair and didn’t let go.
One parent thought that was a bad idea on the teacher’s part.
“She got a job to do. That’s what she gets paid to do is to teach, not to fight,” said former Carver parent Gloria Talley. “She’s supposed to act professional, not like a student or like a young hopper or something. Carver school is more professional than that. I don’t understand why they got that going on in there.”
But more video appears to show the student as the aggressor. Sources told 11 News that inside the classroom before things spilled out into the hallway, the class was taking a test, and the teacher told the student to get off her phone or she would have to stop the test. Sources said that’s when a verbal altercation began, and then things turned physical. In the video, the student can be seen slinging a sliding chair in the direction of the teacher.
The student then slams an object onto a desk and appears to throw something at the teacher while yelling at her and storming out of the room, the video showed. Sources said one of the objects thrown was a keyboard. When the incident moved into the hallway, more video showed the student hurling a book at the teacher, and that’s when a physical altercation ensued.
At least one Carver student defended the teacher.
“I don’t know. The student shouldn’t have did that, but the teacher wasn’t wrong for hitting her back because it was self-defense,” said the student, who didn’t want to be identified.
But Talley didn’t agree.
“You be the bigger person, and you handle it in a professional way,” she said.
City schools spokeswoman Anne Fullerton sent 11 News a statement, saying, “The teacher was treated for injuries and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of external and internal investigations. The student, a minor, was charged with assault and released to a parent.”
Relatives of the student declined to comment Wednesday, and attempts to reach the teacher were unsuccessful.