Thursday, February 01, 2007

Save Me *

Why do I find just about every statement in this story very weird?

This on it's own would be weird enough: "It was completely inappropriate physical touching of a student in the presence of an officer and is illegal."

And this one: "Mo was arrested on 18 counts of false imprisonment -- one count per student -- for not allowing them to leave the library, battery on the child she allegedly used as a shield, and trespassing."

And this one: "The school's principal, Cynthia Swainbank, declined to comment Wednesday, saying, "It's a personnel matter, and I cannot discuss it."

And even this one: "I just cannot imagine that whatever this is is her fault, because she's not that type of person."

But I think the weirdest of all is this one: "The incident prompted school officials to summon counselors and call the parents of the 18 students to give them the option of picking the students up early."

Can you imagine receiving that call: "Hi, Mr Reidski, yeh, your son was held hostage by a crazy teacher in the library today as the police turned up to arrest her. She also touched him very inappropriately and used him as a human shield when the police made moves to put handcuffs on her. This whole event could scar him emotionally and psychologically for some years, but, really, it is a personal matter between the teacher and the principal. Anyway, if you do insist on taking the boy out of school for the day - and we really mean just for the day - then he's sitting here quivering and crying and waiting for you. Have a nice day!"

Oh, yes, the teacher in question has been "placed on leave"!

Methinks there is more to be said on this story - from the teacher's point of view!!

*Queen - hey, JJ, shall we have a Queen night tomorrow night or are you still set on listening to T'Pau all night?



Blogger J.J said...


I am not - and never have been - a fan of T'Pau.

Thank you for your attention.

8:07 am  
Blogger J.J said...

Also -

At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mo was told that she was being placed on paid administrative leave "based on several incidents of erratic behavior that she exhibited in the past few weeks," said Gagan, who declined to elaborate.

There were other incidents????

8:10 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

JJ (1) - your disclaimer is like China In Your hands, very brittle.

JJ (2) - don't really like to cause pain to the mentally ill, but this woman was obviously nuts!

8:30 am  
Anonymous Messalina said...

The principal said it was a PERSONNEL matter, not a PERSONAL matter ... it is this sort of verbal inexactitude that can send people over the edge ....

2:39 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

messaline - okay, I'm stupid! But you don't have to be nasty just cos I told you to "fuck off" not only in a previous comment but also this morning when you touched my chair - you know how I hate that!

3:19 pm  
Blogger J.J said...

Am cracking up laughing Messalina - 'personnel matter'....hilarious!

8:36 pm  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

(Rolling about on the floor laughing hysterically)

10:54 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

messalina, JJ and TNR - you are all missing the point. It's not just about that ONE misread word, but, rather, the whole damn caboodle which is strange about this one! And stop laughing at me :-(

12:27 pm  

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