Monday, October 1, 2012

Your Daily Dose of WTF?

This just in from the BLNN:

Queens teacher suing city claiming he was beaten up by a first-grader
A hulking Queens gym teacher and former college football player claims a pupil fractured his ankle, injured his knee and forced him to go to a shrink for stress — even though the kid was only 50 pounds and in first grade.

Burly, 220-pound PS 330 teacher John Webster, 27, said a 4-foot-2 Rodrigo Carpio, 6, also kicked and pinched the Elmhurst school’s principal, a security officer and another teacher during a rampage in April.
I have a really hard time believing that a twenty-something, former athlete hurt his knee so severely that he's had to be out of work for six months now as a result of a six year old. I really do. My niece is the same age and size as Carpio, and she has attacked me full on without injury - and I've got 14 years and 40 fewer pounds than Webster. Given that he went out on sick leave because of "his physical and emotional state" - I suspect there's more to this story.

Or, maybe upstate NY football players aren't as tough as they seem...

That is all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It true!

The youngster name is Bruce Lee Norris, The son of Bruce Lee's widow and Chuck Norris. It was part of a DARPA black project.

CIA spooks sent him to Brooklyn after he finished Ranger quals to sharpen him for the urban combat zone.

When he gets full grown he will be able to round house kick whole nations in surrender.

Gerry

Oddball said...

It may be a cunning plan to attack the school district's stance on what a teacher can and can't do. I know there are many school districts that don't allow their teachers to touch the kids, even if the teacher is defending himself or herself. The teachers are basically told "no matter what, if you lay one hand on a kid, you'll be fired and probably sued into oblivion." It's amazing what a truly dedicated child ca do if they know that the target is unable to respond, and the teacher may have exaggerated the injuries a bit.

Ken O said...

Get up you pussy! Unless the kid broke a tactical pen off in his knee, I call bs on this.

Mikael said...

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Phillip said...

Hmm... I have a first grader, and if he doesn't want to do something, I'll just throw him over my shoulder since he's less than 40 pounds. However, given a kid that knows how to do damage and a school policy that says "Don't lay a finger on the kid", I can see a first grader actually stretching out a full grown man. I did it at that age, although I had the advantage of a big walking stick and being behind my target, um, brother's friend. Kids that age tend to instinctively go for the knees and groin, or if there's a way to reach it, head. And I can guarantee that a little kid can hurt you. Still seems hinky to me, and Oddball might have something about the reasoning.

Jason K said...

As an employee of a school district, we have limited "rules of engagement" when it comes to restraining physically violent students. We all receive training in a specific set of techniques that, if not used, opens one up to losing your job and lawsuit. And I've seen more people injured, not by the violent student, but by using the techniques. Look up "PMAB" and "CPI" and you'll see what I mean. This is why I can't dismiss his claim so readily......