Why Corporal Punishment Should be Back in School?

Cops Say 3rd-Graders Plotted Attack

WAYCROSS, Ga. (April 1) - A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.

The plot involving as many as nine boys and girls at Center Elementary School in south Georgia was a serious threat, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said.School officials alerted police Friday after a pupil tipped off a teacher that a girl had brought a weapon to school. Tanner said the students apparently planned to knock the teacher unconscious with a crystal paperweight, bind her with the handcuffs and tape and then stab her with the knife.

When I was in elementary school... I was worried about winning the relay, the upcoming Christmas play, if i could make my hand turkey better than last year. When we cut up it was taking too long in the restroom... pushing someone at recess... or ignoring the safety guard. In my day there was corporal punishment... you acted up you were taken to this closet and spanked with a paddle after your parents were called.

What the hell is going on with these kids?


That Dude Right There said...

If there was adequate parenting at home, then there would be no need for corporal punishment at school. It's the parents that need their asses whipped!

Bullet Proof Soul said...

If they didn't take discipline away from the parents then maybe this wouldn't have happened. You can't even touch your child now. You will go to prison if you leave a mark. I don't know about everyone else but the words, "I'm calling your parents" struck fear in me. I would pee on myself cause I knew I was getting whooped with whatever they could get their hands on.

But I agree, I didn't think about taking my teacher out at that age. I had other less important things to worry about that I thought was important.

Gary T. P. said...

Did anyone think to ask these children why they were planning to attack the teacher?? Thats my question.

JayBee said...

@bullet: You can do what you gotta do in your own house, but you're right about leaving marks. Kick azz without leaving them.
@gary: You raise a valid point. What in the world could have been going on to make them want to do this to the teacher? I'm curious as well, but I'm careful that this question doesn't turn into a blame-the-victim type thing.

I wonder who was the ring leader. I wonder how organized their plot was. On the surface it sounds like they had most of the bases covered. I totally agree with you about the days gone by. I got my behind paddled on multiple occasions. I think we're doing less parenting and letting children watch too much t.v. In other words, we aren't putting any substance in them.

fuzzy said...

You forgot about prayer! These demons need to be cast out!