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[–]MoistPlatypusMilk 7009 points7010 points  (0 children)

Damn that really sucks. She just got back from fighting cancer only to find a big old tumor in her classroom

[–]besudeal 9119 points9120 points  (23 children)

[–]RussianMaid 633 points634 points  (0 children)

seriously, everything posted here recently belongs there instead. Most of the things posted recently aren’t trashy in the way r/trashy should be. Just piece of shit people.

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    [–]postmawho 474 points475 points  (3 children)

    Basically the same thing though

    [–]DetecJack 66 points67 points  (0 children)

    Daniel-the cooler daniel

    [–]groovycakes87 15.2k points15.2k points  (441 children)

    I hope she leaves, I hate the way people treat our teachers.

    [–]moonstarsfire 2750 points2751 points  (100 children)

    Made $32k my first year. Got kicked and punched and physically threatened by parents, right in front of the principal, and nothing was done. I watched a kid choke a disabled kid out, and we had repeated lockdowns because another teacher’s student would routinely lose his fucking mind and would start breaking everything and beating up anyone in his vicinity. That was fourth grade.

    Switched districts, taught high school, still put up with some bullshit but made $10,000 more for my trouble (still had to live in Section 8 apartments, though) and had an amazing principal who was supportive, unbiased, and genuinely cared about the kids while also not being afraid of parents. I ended up quitting after a few years because we got a new principal, and the support dissipated, ego triumphed, and the same kind of stuff that happened at the previous district started happening.

    Now I’m living with my mom and going back to school to be a nurse because I can’t imagine having a job for the rest of my life where abuse and low pay are the norm. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Edit: I know nurses, have a parent working in the Texas Medical Center, and also work there myself, so I know there is abuse. But I also know they get paid much better for it, have better healthcare and benefits, and have more flexibility, at least where I live.

    [–]extreme_fluffiness 360 points361 points  (9 children)

    European/German perspective here: WTF is going on with the school system in the US? Hearing so much about teachers working 3 jobs to pay their bills. That's insane!

    [–]jon94 975 points976 points  (22 children)

    I have bad news for you about healthcare...

    Source: paramedic

    [–]Tokenofmyerection 196 points197 points  (1 child)

    Nurse pay vs paramedic pay is not exactly comparable though. In my area paramedics are paid 36k per year on average. Compared to Registered Nurse average of 60k per year. That’s almost double.

    [–]Amish_guy_with_WiFi 89 points90 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, I was wondering what the hell that guy was talking about. There is plenty money to be made in the healthcare field.

    [–]questionsforh8speech 93 points94 points  (8 children)

    Do you like the work you do? Genuinely considering it in Canada.

    [–]jon94 86 points87 points  (6 children)

    Canada is a very different place to practice, so I won’t be able to speak to what it’s like there. I’ve been in EMS for five-ish years, and while I love it, I’m getting out to pursue nursing. I’m tired of the limited scope, limited education, crappy pay, and tough lifestyle.

    [–]moonstarsfire 46 points47 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, the EMS workers I know have it way more rough than the nurses in my life. That’s a hard line of work, and thank you for doing it. Good luck in your future endeavors, and the r/StudentNurse board is a great resource!

    [–]AMA_About_Rampart[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Albertan here. While I got my EMT, I never worked as one, but I realized from talking to a lot of paramedics and nurses that nursing makes way more sense if you're wanting to get into healthcare. You're very limited in EMS, whereas you have a huge range of career paths if you get into nursing.

    [–]Sloppy1sts 210 points211 points  (2 children)

    The abuse is still somewhat there, but you're not trapped in a box with the patient doing 60mph, and the pay is definitely better.

    [–]EpiJnke 99 points100 points  (1 child)

    I’m not trapped in the box with them, they’re trapped in there with me!!! Kidding of course. I’m lucky to be a big guy and start off very nice but stern. They almost always comply. Only a few times I’ve had to use restraints/spit hood.

    [–]napping1 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    I had to use restraints so many times I can't even count. We had a contract with a non-profit mental hospital.

    Full blown delerium tremens was a fun one but my favorite was when the staffs report only said "slapping and peeing." Johnson access was revoked that day.

    [–]ShrubsLI 151 points152 points  (33 children)

    Nurses get abused all the fucking time, just a heads up 🤐

    [–]Mhmmseemslegit 85 points86 points  (0 children)

    At least if you get touched as a nurse you know that person is getting strapped to the bed if they are staying there at all. You can hit the emergency stop on that bs alot faster as a nurse. As far as kids go, I get the its not their fault thing and its not but i think we need to sentence way more of them to reform school or something like that when they do stuff like seriously injure another child. Like what is up with that, is putting a dangerous kid in custody really worse than an innocent kid getting his/her face smashed in?

    [–]moonstarsfire 71 points72 points  (17 children)

    I know, but at least I’ll get paid to deal with it and have better health benefits. I’m also excited about the work itself and to be learning useful skills.

    [–]Max_Beezly 113 points114 points  (6 children)

    Registered Nurses in Cali make 120k. You can spit in my face n call me a whore for that much

    [–]ChronisBlack 64 points65 points  (2 children)

    I've done worse for way less

    [–]TheBarracksLawyer 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    I’ve paid less for way more

    [–]pass-butter 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    So I know a lot of you are just trying to warn this redditor about some circumstances in healthcare and nursing, and while what you’re saying may be true, I feel like you’re painting an unnecessarily negative picture.

    I had a bad accident a few years ago and spent about 6 months living in hospitals. In that time I got to know a lot of nurses, and I got to know them well. EVERY SINGLE ONE I got to talk to about it said becoming a nurse was the best decision they’d ever made, and they couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling career, despite the stress.

    I have huge respect for people who decide to pursue nursing, and wish you nothing but the best, u/moonstarsfire :)

    I’d go into the field myself if I could

    [–]cityzombie 2840 points2841 points  (273 children)

    And they don't get paid shit 😩

    Edit: I didn't realize it varies so much with location, the area I'm in pays $40k on average.

    Edited again: 40k is terrible pay for a college educated professional in my area lol

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 987 points988 points  (100 children)

    Indeed. Though I did pick this career for myself, so I must deal with it.

    [–]cityzombie 495 points496 points  (60 children)

    It's a noble career, and I thank you. Hopefully no one abuses you!

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 375 points376 points  (58 children)

    Kids are verbally disrespectful daily. But no, I haven't had one try to punch me, yet.

    [–]changeneverhappens 230 points231 points  (20 children)

    Edit: to all the people telling be that I should murder or retaliate against a child, you're sick. Knowing the area she subbed in I'm going to take a wild guess and assume he was simply behaving in a manner he'd been shown his entire life.

    There was no case against the kid. I don't remember why. I was away at college at the time and wasn't around to get all the information.

    [–]JustCosmo 129 points130 points  (0 children)

    That’s terrible. Subbing is the worst and I’m not the least bit surprised.

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 63 points64 points  (1 child)

    I'm so sorry. Momma didn't deserve that.

    And yes, trying patience is one of their favorite pastimes.

    [–]Thizzlebot 123 points124 points  (7 children)

    jesus christ if someone did that to my mom i would reactivate some new spinal injuries and im not even trying to be /r/iamverybadass or edgy thats bullshit

    [–]changeneverhappens 61 points62 points  (1 child)

    He was like 11 and the mom was right there. It was crazy.

    After that and getting clocked in the head by basketballs twice in a year, she's permanently on disability. Its insane.

    [–]Jaquestrap 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    Should have sued the shit out of his family. Parents are responsible for their children and nobody should suffer permanent disability without recompense just because it was a kid that assaulted them.

    [–]Xtrendence 66 points67 points  (3 children)

    I know what you mean man. When it comes to someone hurting your mom, I don't think saying you'd fuck them up is edgy in the slightest.

    [–]roughnail 585 points586 points x2 (27 children)

    Hey real talk, I asked my Egyptian teacher where she parked her camel. I also asked if her brother blew up the twin towers. This was in 2008 and I made her, not only cry, but sob

    I was a piece of human filth when I was a teenager. A total shitbag. She was one of the best teachers I've ever had and I was totally unconcerned with her feelings as long as I looked cool in front of my friends.

    I went back and hugged her and cried and told her how sorry I was, that I loved and respected her. I told her my story and she invited me to speak with the current problem kids she had that year. My point is, no matter what they say, your a hero and when the kids become adults... They will see that. Please hold on to hope and never allow these shitheads to jade you

    [–]rapevan007 129 points130 points  (11 children)

    Really hate/d people like you when I was in middle and high school.

    [–]hanzzz123 126 points127 points  (9 children)

    seriously being a teenager isnt an excuse to be an absolute shithead. There are plenty of teenagers who dont act out.

    [–]Imptec 46 points47 points  (0 children)

    and when the kids become adults... They will see that.

    yeah this isn't necessarily true...

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 181 points182 points  (1 child)

    Even though you were a shit head as a teenager, at least you went and apologized and had the opportunity to bond with her.

    I wasn't the nicest kid either, I remember being a little sarcastic, mean bitch sometimes. I usually didn't take it out on teachers, just classmates. Sometimes I could see my teachers trying to hold back laughter.

    [–]dexmonic 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, really sucks when even the teachers are having a good time watching sarcastic mean bitches fucking with other students. I was always real quick to lay down the law with my students when teasing went from playful to mean. Always made it a personal goal for my classrooms to be safe place for all students.

    [–]GamerBro1904 110 points111 points  (4 children)

    It's absurd! I was an EMT getting paid minimum friggin wage to work absurd hours saving peoples lives. I loved every second of it.

    Reality hit so I had to quit my "career" to get a brain dead entry level job at a bank. After 2 years of being on mental auto pilot im making 50k with no college education. Makes no sense.

    Here we have our First Responders and the EDUCATORS OF OUR YOUTH getting paid wages that I consider an insult to the importance of their jobs.

    Sad fucking story.

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 17 points18 points  (2 children)

    This makes me sad to read. Thank you for all the work you did, and still do.

    [–]camboramb0 27 points28 points  (1 child)

    The best caring folks I know are teachers. It's a very selfless career and we need people like you in the world.

    My mom died from cancer when I was 16 and the first person to show up was my highschool teacher that I barely knew. He asked me if I ever needed anything, just ask. That small act of kindness stuck with me for life and changed my perspective of the world. I never did ask for anything because his offer was all it took.

    [–]BatMally 79 points80 points  (7 children)

    You can leave. I did. Don't nail yourself to a cross for anyone.

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    Good point. I'm currently putting myself through grad school right now too, which is also an education degree, so I might as well use that for a little while too before walking away.

    [–]lanismycousin 49 points50 points  (7 children)

    I did student teaching for a bit and it just wasn't for me. Teaching to the test was more important than teaching (you have a slow student? Fuck em, worry about the rest of the class so they can pass the test), hated my interactions with the administration, and hated the parents worst of all. I was in a class of second graders and I thought the kids were cool for the most part.

    The pay is too little for the bullshit that they have to deal with

    [–]djazzie 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    My wife was a Baltimore County school teacher (which, depending on your school, is only slightly safer than being a Baltimore City teacher). Her first year, she made $43k before taxes. After 4 years, her salary had shrunk to $39k before taxes because of rising union fees, insurance costs, and other pre-tax deductions. Some of it went into her pension, but not a lot.

    [–]JayBanditos 46 points47 points  (8 children)

    Back when I taught public school I got a little under $40k and got paid once a month. It was awful

    [–]AppreciativeTeacher 230 points231 points  (8 children)

    If she leaves, she will find more kids just like this at another school.

    It's sad. Some kids just don't have good home lives, and then teachers try to help them get on the right path, the kid freaks out, teacher tries to discipline them, only to get a call or a visit from a mad parent sticking up for their misbehaving child.

    Back when I was a kid, if I messed up, my Mom "threw me under the bus". It was my fault, and I had to suffer the consequences. She always sided with my teachers.

    [–]MrsECummings 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    Me too. If I screwed up I got in trouble, as it SHOULD be

    [–]RumeScape 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Depends on what that other school is...

    [–]fuglyflamingo 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    Student punched a teacher at my school and the teacher got criticized. He quit

    [–]mule_roany_mare 146 points147 points  (15 children)

    teachers seem to have it worse than most, but it seems like the majority of working people in America really aren't being treated well. Wages have been stagnant for a long time, the cost of living hasn't. The economy is chugging along, but people are barely keeping their heads above water.

    I think a big reason people are consenting to be treated like shit is because none of us really have a choice, your employer controls your access to medical treatment. In a very real sense your boss holds his life in his hands. That is way too much leverage for an employer.

    There are big political changes coming in the next decade. The system is strained enough that something is going to break. Single payer healthcare could do a lot to increase the quality of life of working Americans & is a fine prize to fight for.

    Don't forget to vote in every election for the rest of your life. The truth is, we are getting pushed around because we allow it.

    [–]2016nsfwaccount 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    It sounds like a service industry job where you're not allowed to kick the customer out for being disruptive.

    [–]helland_animal 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Like, where would she go? This is her career. The student is the one who needs to be removed from that setting—permanently. Not every student can be educated in a GedEd environment because not every student is safe to be around others. The student should leave, not the instructor.

    [–]Iamstaypuft 5844 points5845 points  (14 children)

    Makes me a little uncomfortable that the post tag says funny

    [–]Jangmo-o-Fett 2004 points2005 points  (6 children)

    If you're on mobile then the tag is for the subreddit. /r/Trashy is tagged as "funny"

    [–]thrway1312 337 points338 points  (1 child)

    I'd say 90% of r/trashy falls under /r/iamatotalpieceofshit, reddit may want to re-classify

    [–]aboutthednm 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    If you draw a venn diagram of both subreddits content you'll find that /r/imatotalpieceofshit lies enclosed within the boundaries of /r/trashy. Maybe a reddit professor will correct my initial analysis, so take it with a grain of salt.

    [–]oneordinaryosprey 30 points31 points  (0 children)


    [–]GabJ78 560 points561 points  (1 child)

    Not funny at all . I agree.

    [–]noway-joseph 53 points54 points  (0 children)

    It's the sub's tag. The post tag is "photo." They look very different from each other on the official app but maybe not where you're viewing from?

    [–]Dan-68 1024 points1025 points  (12 children)

    What a POS.

    [–]gmlifer 9661 points9662 points  (592 children)

    As a husband to a teacher this is infuriating. As a human being this is infuriating. That kid needs some serious help.

    [–]Chicken_Pete_Pie 3401 points3402 points  (320 children)

    My wife has been a teacher for less than six months. She’s already been spit on, punched, slapped, kicked and pinched multiple times. She’s already looking to leave. Aside from the meager salary this is no way for anyone to be treated.

    [–]Chemicalbagel 639 points640 points  (278 children)

    Wtf. I was looking into teaching but now.. What the hell

    [–]Chicken_Pete_Pie 116 points117 points  (7 children)

    It sucks because this has been a dream of hers for so long and I encouraged her the whole way. I don’t want her to give up on her dreams but I don’t want her to be abused like this daily.

    [–]slytherinkatniss 117 points118 points  (1 child)

    I went to school for teaching and the moment I entered the real world decided I didn't want to do it anymore.

    She isn't alone and she isn't a bad person for wanting to leave. Schools need good teachers but you can't be a good teacher in shit circumstances like that.

    [–]Helfish 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    What did you end up doing? Were you able to get a decent job with transferable skills? My missus is going through some serious depression because of teaching, the never-ending work load, horrible kids, worse parents and bitchy staff combined with little money has resorted in her supply teaching. Now it's all that with no guarantee of work which comes with it's own stress and money worries. She got a degree to this so understandably she doesn't want to end up in a picking line but it's getting dire.

    [–]CurlsMoreAlice 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    She needs to switch schools. They’re not all like that.

    [–]Afterhoneymoon 55 points56 points  (0 children)

    I started at a shitty school and had a similar experience- all while pregnant. I was so close to leaving the profession but my husband encouraged me to find a different teaching job in a different district and it made all the difference. Once she has a year under he belt the “good” schools will be much more willing to hire her. I’ve been at my new school for five years now and while it’s frustrating how entitled the kids are no physical violence has ever happened to me. She should try one more school before walking away from profession entirely.

    [–]landspeed 305 points306 points  (28 children)

    I have a friend who teaches in a low income area and she loves her kids.

    Kids can be unpredictable though so just keep that in mind.

    [–]queenofshearts 146 points147 points  (15 children)

    I student taught in a low income area and have seen it all. A lot of kids were horrible, but then you saw the parents and saw why the kids were that way. Neverending cycle...

    [–]sweetdreamgrly 705 points706 points  (215 children)

    The American culture has very low respect for teachers. I’m from Germany where it’s the opposite. Better school system or government can’t fix our problem because it’s at a cultural level

    [–]BubbaTee 131 points132 points  (0 children)

    The American culture has very low respect for teachers. I’m from Germany where it’s the opposite. Better school system or government can’t fix our problem because it’s at a cultural level

    My understanding is the German system has different tiers of schools, and doesn't let the kids who are less interested in academics go to the full-fledged university-prep schools (gymnasium) but instead sends them to hauptschule schools where they can be trained for less-academic vocational work.

    The American system crams the honor students into the same class as the teacher-punching kids, based on the idea that "equal" means "identical."

    [–]jdrc07 48 points49 points  (0 children)

    It's not even just about respect it's about this weird thing where teachers aren't allowed to touch the students even if they're in the proccess of being attacked. If a group of students ganged up on a teacher and started beating him, the teacher would be expected to just cover up and take it. God forbid he tried to fight back, he'd be fired and probably sued immediately.

    Hell a lot of schools don't even let STUDENTS defend themselves. The zero tolerance policy just tells kids, if someone hits you, just deal with it because if you hit back you're gonna be in just as much trouble as your attacker.

    It's dumb.

    [–]moonstarsfire 93 points94 points  (0 children)

    Agreed. If you have kids who are raised right and come from loving homes that value education, you could have next to nothing and still produce excellent students. Resources and bad administration are only a part of it. If parents here actually raised their kids instead of expecting us to do it, we could make do with very little.

    [–]3Dogtown 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    You are right. It's a cultural problem. American has a strong sub-culture of willful stupidity where ignorance is cheered and learning is denigrated. We have also decided that youth can be violent in school and nothing will happen because that means they just need extra help.

    [–]kjimbro 56 points57 points  (2 children)

    Working in education means you’re going to get spit on, punched, slapped, kicked, and pinched.

    What hurts the most is when parents chide you for not caring enough, when administration harasses you for caring too much, and when your community continuously votes to trust you and pay you less.

    Source: Worked in education.

    [–]Grotessque 67 points68 points  (4 children)

    Wtf? We used to get punished just for talking back to a teacher, being loud, talking with our friends during class or forgetting our books.

    Its not that long ago aswell (I'm 25) but this was in Switzerland so...

    [–]smart_cereal 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    I’m 25 too (from the US though). My teachers at public school were very stern. We were told we had to bring our own pencils in elementary school because high school teachers were ruthless and without pencils we couldn’t get any work done.

    Cell phone usage in class wasn’t a problem at my high school either. I currently have a friend who works in education at a middle school and she said that kids won’t put away their phones no matter how many times you tell them to. No one wants to learn because they’re on their phones all day.

    [–]kenyanshiro 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Teachers over here in Africa,Are Respected as hell. I literally had anxiety everytime I saw a teacher. I'm sorry for her

    [–]ChestyLaRue83 61 points62 points  (1 child)

    As a teacher this is infuriating. As a human this is infuriating. It’s infuriating in general.

    [–]ChickenWithATopHat 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    My mom is a teacher and on her third day she called me crying asking if I wanted her to bring me some food at my dorm. I completely ignored the food offer and asked why she was crying, and she told me it’s because how awful her students are. I wanted to go down there throwing desks at those little fuckers, that shit makes me so mad when the most important person in the world to me is crying because some little shit wants to break all the school supplies she payed for.

    [–]TH3RA88IT 124 points125 points  (5 children)

    My wife teaches too. It’s elementary but she still deals with out of control kids all day. It’s ridiculous how things are now.

    And if this teacher had fought back there’d be people up in arms wanting to fire her because she should never hit a student.

    This same situation happened between a male student and teacher. The student was being abusive both verbally and physically toward the teacher. The teacher punched the kid in the face. Now he’s facing possibly losing his job. Lots of people are sticking up for the kid saying that “no matter what, a teacher can’t hit back.” “They should be the bigger person.”

    I disagree with that. If a kid has crossed the line to violence then they should expect to receive violence in return. It’s not the end all be all solution, but a teacher can’t be expected to tolerate that. And the kid should face further repercussions after the incident as well.

    [–]somedude456 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    This same situation happened between a male student and teacher. The student was being abusive both verbally and physically toward the teacher. The teacher punched the kid in the face. Now he’s facing possibly losing his job. Lots of people are sticking up for the kid saying that “no matter what, a teacher can’t hit back.” “They should be the bigger person.”

    The black teacher in CA that had the kid tossing the N word at him for 1-2 minutes before the punch? Yeah, he's fired but hsi gofundme was over 150K last I checked. That's a solid 2-3 years income to plan something else.

    [–]JayBanditos 38 points39 points  (3 children)

    As a former teacher I completely understand that teacher just losing his shit on that kid. That kid needed that. The courts won’t see it that way and that kids parents probably won’t either but that kid needed that man to just unload on him. That kid got a quick lesson in what happens when you run your mouth to the wrong person when mommy and daddy aren’t around.

    [–]bomko 17 points18 points  (2 children)

    i agree if he wants to act like hes on the street he should also learn what happens there

    [–]Singleservingfriendx 29 points30 points  (3 children)

    as much as forgivness shall be granted, that kid is beyond saving for the amount of time and resource it would require to fix him

    [–]fishtankguy 571 points572 points  (52 children)

    And by serious help I mean a kick in the pants.

    [–]functor7 81 points82 points  (8 children)

    Disciplinary repercussions are, of course, necessary. But there is a serious lack of self-control and empathy that generates this kind of behavior, and these skills need to be taught. A lack of them might be a tough family life, mixed with constantly being told they're a failure when they go to school, or maybe some other unknown circumstance. A few kicks in the butt will not help this person.

    [–]Mandersonmcman 27 points28 points  (2 children)

    No he needs to be publicly persicuted in a court of law that is just flat out assault and battery

    [–]MemphisMojaveMojo 2916 points2917 points  (97 children)

    That kid is a girl, not a guy. I saw the unedited video on worldstar and it's a girl with short hair.

    [–]Iraqitank 379 points380 points  (48 children)

    Do you have a link?

    [–]RazsterOxzine 247 points248 points  (4 children)

    [–]KanyeFellOffAfterWTT 286 points287 points  (0 children)

    The fact that she holds her composure during and after that. It's something.

    [–]Picsonly25 127 points128 points  (0 children)

    I would have lost my job.

    [–]ooglyEyes 303 points304 points  (0 children)

    Honestly the way the teacher takes the punch put still pursued her student is one of the most heart breaking aspects of that video. High lights the teacher could of still put herself before the attacker

    [–]Iraqitank 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    Thanks a lot

    [–]AnalSechs 263 points264 points  (41 children)

    [–]Frankie_Dankie 323 points324 points  (39 children)

    I decided to help find the link.. but it's even more infuriating with sound, for some reason..


    [–]VediusPollio 464 points465 points  (1 child)

    I don't care. She still needs a hard boot to her nuts.

    [–]MemphisMojaveMojo 118 points119 points  (0 children)

    I don't care either. I just keep seeing everyone say him, assuming that it was a guy. Just adding facts to the story here

    [–]mandy22panda 107 points108 points  (1 child)

    And she's 18. Her face shouldn't be blurred.

    [–]MemphisMojaveMojo 21 points22 points  (0 children)


    [–]Shojo_Tombo 79 points80 points  (5 children)

    That little girl needs to visit the Baltimore City Jail for a few days.

    [–]asknanners12 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    A quick preview of her future.

    [–]ADhomin_em 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    She must be planning on it, honestly.

    [–]dragondropz 1657 points1658 points  (73 children)

    So someone pressed charges on this "kid", right?

    [–]inksaywhat 1104 points1105 points  (36 children)

    They’re investigating. Happened Nov 7, so it’s pretty recent but some people are outraged that a response wasn’t more swift. Apparently there have been multiple teachers in Baltimore beat up by students in the past.


    [–]swmpynke 145 points146 points  (2 children)

    Good grief, that poor woman. As if teaching the little brats isn't bed enough.

    [–]cav8y 52 points53 points  (0 children)

    yeah, I don't understand how can some kids go sofa to disrespect teachers without any consequences.

    [–]darkwingduck487 64 points65 points  (0 children)

    And then people wonder why teachers are fighting back. Because they have a right to defend themselves. If my child ever attacked a teacher i hope that teacher knocks them the fuck out. Ill even buy that teacher a beer.

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      [–]not_richard_dreyfuss 454 points455 points  (13 children)

      That is one of the single most horrifying things I've ever read. If I were here, I'd probably end up hanging myself from some rafters. Can't even begin to wrap my head around what she must have been feeling. The loss. The defeat. Goddamn that's some nasty stuff.

      [–]p90xeto 336 points337 points  (11 children)

      Fuck that, I'd murder that kid. There is no redemption for a person that far gone and who the hell would convict you.

      [–]ihadtotypesomething 36 points37 points  (0 children)

      At the very least bring murder charges on that shit head.

      [–]spankybacon 67 points68 points  (1 child)

      Wouldn't even be a thought in my mind as the spouse of that lady. Would do it in a horrible way.

      [–]SeaLegs 55 points56 points  (0 children)

      I'm with you there.

      [–]T0MB0mbad1l 159 points160 points  (7 children)

      How was that never in the news?

      [–]InksPenandPaper 286 points287 points  (2 children)

      Crime in low-income areas usually does not make national news.

      In my youth, my neighbor's grandson, who lived with her, was murdered in our neighborhood. It was a 30 second blip on the local news. No national coverage. Who cared? It was a low-income area with mostly Hispanic residents. For many, there was no surprise or news in it, but something expected.

      If violence is expected of low-income individuals, little is done to prevent it.

      [–]sachel85 41 points42 points  (1 child)

      Wow. Was this recent or years ago? I am not sure how you would ever get over that. How someone wouldn't get life in prison for something like that is beyond me.

      [–]2ero 57 points58 points  (3 children)

      Bro... This can't be real...

      God... I hope it's not real...

      [–]CoconutMochi 117 points118 points  (9 children)

      Something that people need to learn, just because certain individuals like that kid who did the stabbing are born in rough areas doesn't mean they're good kids who deserve better lives. Just because they're suffering through something like poverty doesn't mean they're good people that deserve help.

      People only show their true colors when they're in a position of authority or power, and that's the only time you know if they deserve your good will

      [–]Rickfernello 20 points21 points  (2 children)

      Oh my God. How can a kid be like this?

      [–]kendrickplace 103 points104 points  (0 children)

      Teachers are so underrated. They are at risk of getting fired if their students don’t do well. It’s not always their fault because some students don’t study. They deal with children misbehaving. They deal with parents who blame them for their child not doing well even though they have responsibilities as parents to make sure they study. They buy classroom materials, they create lesson plans when they’re at home. They’re underrated and underpaid. Some people say that teachers have it easy because they have summers off. No, they don’t. They deserve the month or two off.

      [–]Ecto-01 584 points585 points  (9 children)

      Someday in the near future this student will have to answer to correction officers at his local jail.

      [–]eat_me_now 269 points270 points  (1 child)

      Her* jail. Wouldn't want to be her bitch...

      [–]MagnumPrimer 51 points52 points  (0 children)

      Used to be a DO. The vast majority of people that came through were substance abusers. Then there was 10% that we're just nasty. I'd say about 80% of the people there just needed something to live for and didn't need to be in jail if they just had something to do with their time. Idle hands do the devil's work is no joke.

      [–]saxymassagehands 87 points88 points  (0 children)

      My wife just resigned from Baltimore City Public schools. Her car was vandalized and broken into on the first day back this year, not even the first day with kids. This year would have been her third tour; teachers in Baltimore City (not county, important distinction) are essentially prison guards without weapons or really any authority.

      Last year a student kicked a door open with full force into a teachers face and didn’t even get suspended. The (former) principal asked the kid to simply apologize and they refused. She ended up going to the hospital bloody and was diagnosed with a concussion. About a week later another teacher in the same hall had a trash can thrown at her that ended up gashing her forehead. I was truly worried about my wife’s safety when she would leave in the morning.

      The parents are on another level as well, it’s absolutely insane. Kids will tell their parent something petty, for example, Mr. Smith took my phone earlier today (with no context of course). The parent(s) and maybe even other family members or friends then come up to the school ready to physically affront the teacher. Last year the music teacher at her school was critically injured when a parent and accomplice snuck into the school after hours and jumped him. They best him within an inch of his life and luckily the janitor found him and called 911.

      Baltimore, greatest city in America

      [–]BenjiKait 205 points206 points  (17 children)

      The worst part about this is that there is no resolution here. The article mentions that the school board hasn't referenced any sort of disciplinary action. They say the student will be delt with according to the code of conduct... clearly due to previous cases, that means nothing will be done. That student, regardless of gender, should be held accountable. We have grown into a society that allows for this type of behavior because it's easier to brush it off rather than truly teach our younger generations morality, values, justice, and respect. You should be treated in the same manner you're treating people, that kid needs an ass whoopin'. Parents should be held accountable, too.

      [–]MidnightTrashPanda 251 points252 points  (5 children)

      It is going to get worse in Maryland Public Schools.

      I teach in a different county in Maryland. Earlier this week, our principal sat us down and said there is new educational policy coming which says that each day one of our students is enrolled in the alternative school counts against our attendance as a suspension. If it is over 45 days, it counts as an expulsion. It hurts our state rating and acts the same as if the kid isn’t coming to school at all.

      She said she doesn’t know when, or even if, they will decide to put the policy into full effect.

      Bottom line is that this means that there is a much higher chance of students who act like this not ever facing consequences or getting the help they need because schools will be afraid to hurt their attendance. Some kids thrive at the alternative school because they have more mental health services and small class sizes where they can get more one on one instruction.

      I don’t understand what they think will happen with this new policy. This is not what is best for the kids, but they never seem to care about that.

      I’ve been teaching at a low income Maryland public school for 15 years. I keep waiting for something to change. Everything can’t be my fault.

      If a kid acts up, admin says that I just haven’t tried building a relationship with that kid. If a kid refuses to do their work, it is because I haven’t created enough classroom culture where high effort and other expectations are in place. If a kid is absent, it is because I don’t make my lessons interesting enough for the kid to want to show up (FYI 3 years ago they took the majority of the control of my lessons and made them scripted across the county).

      It infuriates me beyond reason. I get to school before admin and leave after them. Twice a month, I go in to school on Saturdays and spend 12 hours making those scripted plans my own and grading. I have never once seen an admin at school doing work on the weekends. But it’s my fault that the 45 minutes I spend with my students everyday can’t override the negative behaviors learned and tolerated in the community.

      I love what I do and am really good at it. I rarely have the problems that I listed above because I work my tail off and have the personality suited for this job. But if I have a problem that I have to talk to admin about, this is what I hear.

      One day I am going to crack, walkout, and never come back. Not because of the kids. Not even because of kids like the girl in this video. But because people who don’t work with kids get to tell me on a regular basis how to do my job even though they have never once taught and probably never went to a low income school where behaviors like this are a reality. Because nothing I ever do is enough.

      I didn’t realize I had so much to get off my chest, but it is my first post so I had a lot to say.

      TLDR: teaching is awesome but the powers that be suck.

      [–]GALACTICA-Actual- 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      I just want to say, from the spouse of a teacher that was in a similar boat but in WI, I feel terrible for all of the work you do. My husband loved his job, but with everything going the same way, as well as some of our own politicking messing up teachers long-term, we decided a pay cut and moving across the world was the best thing for him. He has a passion for it again, but I doubt he’ll ever be able to go back and teach in America.

      I feel for you, and I hope there are long-term shifts in the future for you! You are amazing, and even tho I don’t know you or have my own kids, I appreciate everything you do ❤️

      [–]MedTechSpurs 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      I teach in a different county in Maryland. Earlier this week, our principal sat us down and said there is new educational policy coming which says that each day one of our students is enrolled in the alternative school counts against our attendance as a suspension. If it is over 45 days, it counts as an expulsion. It hurts our state rating and acts the same as if the kid isn’t coming to school at all.

      Thank you for this wonderful post. You deserve better.

      [–]ClemyNX 90 points91 points  (6 children)

      The US are a very strange country. In France, ONE case like this and the student is immediately expelled.

      [–]ImJustOverIt75000 60 points61 points  (0 children)

      The truth is that the most Americans have come to see the high school diploma as a matter of course which means that all standards of personal conduct and academic achievement have been dropped in favor of boosting graduation rates.

      Compare this to France where the baccalauréat is not a matter of course. Not everybody earns one. Not everybody goes to lycée. Consequently, the focus is on students performing to a standard academically and behaviorally. The focus is not on just getting every student through the system, regardless of their performance, but rather on ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills to pass the bac.

      [–]vassid357 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Same here in Ireland, no tolerance for that behaviour, she would be expelled immediately. As for that lady who was pregnant and stabbed, words just fail me, thats one of the saddest posts i have read.

      [–]JohnnysWrath 1685 points1686 points  (110 children)

      Complete failure by the parents. To raise a kid who will punch a teacher in the face. He'll be another statistic soon.

      [–]ep2kgaming 579 points580 points  (22 children)

      It's a girl

      [–]graceyoliver 120 points121 points  (13 children)

      This is probably several generations of failed parenting in this family.

      [–]Jmersh 139 points140 points  (4 children)

      Already is. Assault is a crime and he's probably gonna get expelled. Whatever poor excuse for a parent raised that little shithead isn't gonna start raising him right after that.

      [–]BurgensisEques 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      Just so you know, assault is the threat of physical harm, battery is the act itself. Not really a big deal, but I found that interesting when my friend told me, so thought I'd pass it along.

      [–]ihadtotypesomething 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      You said he (she!) will be expelled...

      Not likely. It sucks!

      [–]50shadesofjiggyfly 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      Lets hope so! Quakers said, "give me a child until they are 7 years old and I will define that child",,, lost cause

      [–]kbunkclash2 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Damn that’s sad.

      [–]mhd2015 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      Respect for the teacher and her response. Would also have respected if she knocked that chick out.

      [–]TomboyEXE 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      Wait do teachers in America have no power in the classroom or what?

      If I did that then I would be expelled on the spot.

      [–]Rabb1tH3ad 68 points69 points  (1 child)


      A high school student assaulted a veteran Baltimore school teacher in the middle of her classroom Wednesday.

      The assault at Frederick Douglass High School was captured on cellphone video and sent to 11 News. In the 14-second video, words are exchanged before the female student punches the chemistry teacher.

      The student responded, "Don't (expletive) get smart with me."

      The teacher responded, "I didn't get smart with you," before following the student out of the classroom.

      WBAL-TV 11 News has learned the teacher assaulted in the video is a highly regarded state science educator and a respected elder at a church. The teacher was not in class Thursday. There's no word on when or if she'll return to the Douglass campus.

      School district officials said they are investigating what happened.

      Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, said more must be done. "Of course, I was very angry when I saw that because we've asked that there be some kind of support for our teachers, and something needs to happen," English said.

      A district spokeswoman sent a statement to 11 News Wednesday night, saying, "School administrators at Frederick Douglass High School continue to investigate a physical altercation that took place today (Wednesday) when a teacher was struck by a student following a verbal exchange. Ensuring a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and staff is paramount to City Schools. Upon reviewing the incident, school administrators will apply disciplinary action in accordance with Baltimore City Public Schools' Code of Conduct."

      On campus, Douglass students and concerned residents are talking about the incident.

      "I think the children out here are losing lack of consideration and love. They're not being taught a conscious of how to treat others how they want to be treated," said Jamal Talib, a Baltimore resident.

      "If there's a situation going on at home and they go out into the public, they're going to carry that same attitude, and the same situation is going to happen on the outside," said Marvin McDowell, a Baltimore resident.

      The teacher was not seriously injured.

      [–]weneedshoes 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      this sounds like a excuse for that crap of kid.

      [–]MrsECummings 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      And sadly they aren't allowed to do a thing about it. This POS student is nothing but human garbage, clearly being raised by garbage. Couldn't pay me enough to be a teacher now. Guaranteed that creature's (sorry excuse for a) parent will blame it on the teacher. The way some people are raising their children is abhorrent.

      [–]ihadtotypesomething 22 points23 points  (0 children)

      "kids should never be tried as adults!"

      Except this "kid."

      (my sister was in Teach For America, in Baltimore. The stories she told convinced me that not all kids are kids. Some are ruthless animals. Is it always their fault? Perhaps not. But are there always parents to take accountability? DEFINITELY not. Some kids are unsaveable. This looks like one of them. And before you fuckers cry racism... I'll point to the kid punching a teacher with cancer and running away before any kind of in-kind retribution. He knows what he's doing.)

      "I didn't get smart with you!"

      [edit: someone in the comments said it's a female... And???]

      [–]GinTonicMeNow 22 points23 points  (0 children)

      I can’t begin to tell you of the abuse my late mother(a second grade teacher), and my son ( in middle/high school) endured from trash students like this. CPS and the school principal rarely responded to obvious abuse. I live in a large urban area and the teachers have virtually no power to respond to this. These school districts need to grow a spine and haul these kids off to juvie and hold parents responsible as well for their behavior and lack of parenting. Violent behavior without consequences is not doing these little bullies any favors in life.

      [–]jackflash223 21 points22 points  (1 child)

      Disagree with me all you want but this is why I feel children should booted out of the school and not let back in. These heathens not only hinder the moral of the teachers but the education of children that enjoy learning.

      Yes, its a kid but that kid shouldnt be allowed to ruin the lives of 30 other people. This type of environment is terrible for learning and is eroding the foundation of the education system.

      You cant save everyone, the problem children should go.

      [–]WhiskeyOctopus 41 points42 points  (0 children)

      Shrugged it off like a champ. Shes fighting something a thousand times tougher that that weak prick trying to act hard.

      [–]TMLoke 268 points269 points  (10 children)

      Baltimore. Makes sense.

      [–]too_many_skin_tags 63 points64 points  (5 children)

      As I'm watching The Wire play out in real life again.

      [–]eat_me_now 34 points35 points  (0 children)


      [–]andrewbrownster 35 points36 points  (1 child)

      Fuck I love that show, so quotable too.
      "Hey bubs, how come you've got all this wisdom and your life is so fucking hard?"
      "I've been wondering on that myself"

      [–]JetLifeForever 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Where’s Bunny Colvin when you need him?

      [–]DapperFisticuffs 77 points78 points  (0 children)

      Yeah..and they wanted me to relocate to teach over there. Right.

      [–]epicawsum 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      This is not okay man. Teachers get a whole bunch of shit and they can’t do anything about it. If that happened where I went to school, the prefects woulda whooped your ass. “No head shots!”. Fk send her to the hall.

      [–]LadyAntibellem 105 points106 points  (1 child)

      If I were her relative I would take that mugshot pic with a smile

      [–]WeeabooHunter69 105 points106 points  (10 children)

      As someone who lives in Maryland, I now remember why I never go to baltimore

      [–]MostOriginalNameEver 91 points92 points  (7 children)

      Ive gotta unsubscribe from here...

      This place makes me want to go find people.

      I wanna keep what little faith in humanity i have...

      [–]brian27610 44 points45 points  (2 children)

      If I learned anything from the Wire is that Baltimore kids don’t give a fuck about authority

      [–]jdmDEEZ 189 points190 points  (35 children)

      She is a teacher.

      That "kid" is piece of steamy human shit and will grow up to be nothing.

      His literal life will be a punch in the face.

      [–]chemknife 134 points135 points  (10 children)

      The kid and his parents should be brought up on charges.

      [–]VisaEchoed 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Poor people be like:

      Why won't you hire good teachers for the schools in our neighborhoods? Why do all the good teachers go to other schools!?!

      [–]LethKith 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Dont blur the attackers face.

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        [–]dadeeyoh 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Teachers don't make enough money.

        [–]ZMK13[🍰] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        Wow, teaching in the US must suck. I can’t even imagine a student assaulting a teacher in my country.

        [–]TheSonygroid 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Inner city schools must be hell on earth.

        [–]Flick1981 39 points40 points  (4 children)

        Kids like this need to be sent to military school. It’s clear they cannot function in a regular school, and they are disruptive to all the kids who want to learn.

        [–]Cohunacps 9 points10 points  (1 child)

        Why isn’t the kid reported to the police if the assault is on camera?

        [–]echo1956 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Shitty parents, shitty kids.

        [–]TheYoungBosnians 58 points59 points  (0 children)

        hoodrat shit

        [–]Xelium23 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        The perfect candidate for my live organs farming corporation.

        [–]cat_ox 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        how disgusting .. i feel so bad for the teacher

        [–]kgs1977 10 points11 points  (2 children)

        Restore discipline in schools. This shit is ridiculous, send that trash to boot camp

        [–]saltygrunt 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        violent parenting breeds violent offspring breeds violent parents breeds...

        [–]BLACK-T84 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        And this is the reason why abortion up to the age of 18 should be legal.

        [–]TimidTortoise88 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Shit pay and dealing with stupid fucks like these. She’d probably get fired if she restrained him too. God bless teachers. I would gladly pay extra taxes if the money went straight to their pockets.

        [–]spookyorange 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Holy shit, I don't think I ever felt so mad over somthing I saw on the internet...

        [–]static_28 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        The kids aren't alright.

        [–]HambeastsSTINK 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        That's ghetto ass schools for you.

        [–]cfv9000 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Kid hits like a little bitch. With that said, completely detestable. Too many shitty people having shitty kids.

        [–]MaulPillsap 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Man this is terrible. Your first day back to work after going through treatment should be one of the best days of work you'll have in your life.