14 Jun '11, 11am

Why Are Children Being Handcuffed at School?:

Why Are Children Being Handcuffed at School?:

Just a short post-script. When I got out of the Navy, I did some substitute teaching in a high school before going on for my PhD. Having being accustomed to military discipline, I was rather pissed off by a pupil at the back of my classroom who thought his desk top was a bongo drum. I told him to "cease and desist". To no avail. He continued to tap tap tap like Ringo Starr. Showdown. I had fire in my eyes as I approached him, but he had a knife in his pocket. Just before he pulled it out, I had the atavistic idea that schools and kids are A. O.K. and that this young man posed no real threat. When I saw the shine of his switchblade, however, I realized that I was wrong. I managed to take his knife and put him into a shoulder lock..in fact I broke his shoulder. The class was mute as I dragged him out into the hallway and down to the Prinicipal's office. For the next month I ...

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