|08-31-2010, 06:07 PM||#1|
2010, 2LT RS Transformer
Drives: '10 2LT Camaro & '70 Challenger R/T
Join Date: May 2010
First negative experience with my Bumblebee.
I just had my first negative experience with my Bumblebee.
I am a high school teacher, and I love my job. I teach Psychology and Sociology. Since these classes are not mandatory, every student that takes my class has voluntarily decided to take it. This means that I am blessed to have the best kids in the building.
However, even the best kids can have bad days.
For the past few days, I had a student that would not stop talking. Then he actually stuck a pencil in his ear and asked a question about a lady who sat on a toilet for so many years that she became attached to it. (Which is actually a true story, but that is not the point.) He has also jumped on the desks, and takes the supplies of the other students. (remember I teach high school)
These are just four of many scenarios that occurred in the past two weeks that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic we were covering in class. Obviously he is trying to be the class clown and disrupt learning. I have called home, and was told by his father that he has been trying to deal with his son for 17 years, and he doesn’t know what else to do. He said there was nothing he could do to help me, and that his son was my problem not his.
Today I told him that I was going to write a referral for disruptive behavior because he was interfering with the education of the other 30 students in the class. These other students have come up to me multiple times in the past two weeks with complaints, and that he needed to start paying attention, since he currently has a 40% in my class, and is the only student that is failing. (His failing grade has nothing to do with his IQ. It has to do with his behavior, and the amount of time that he spends in the hallway, and the Dean's office.)
To this he responded---
“Are you sure you want to do that? I know what car you drive.”
I took a second to breathe and calm down, and ask if that was a serious threat. He said “Yes”
I said “o.k., now I have something else to add to your referral, and I’m pretty sure the punishment will be much worse than it would have been without the threat.”
There is no way that I am going to let a 17 year old kid think that he can threaten me. That said, I will be checking out the status of my car every day before I leave the school parking lot.
When I bought my car, I never thought that a student would threaten me or my car. I know if I would have bought a "regular" car this would never have happened. This is my first negative experience with my Bumblebee.
Cars and Baseball --- What else is there???
|08-31-2010, 06:21 PM||#2|
Drives: Used to have 2010 SGM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Charles Town, WV
Do you belong to the teachers union, if so I would also report it to them, since property was threatened. Having formally documented makes it the schools responsibility even more.
|08-31-2010, 06:31 PM||#4|
Self Made Thousandaire
Drives: 2011 SS/RS RJT
Join Date: Aug 2010
What happened to the good ol' days when a good azz whoopin took care of things? Oh yeah, you get sued now....
|08-31-2010, 06:32 PM||#5|
Drives: me up the wall.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lakewood, CA
You better check (quietly) with his 'friends' to see if he has any Animal Torture Episodes or other aberrant behaviors. This sounds like a step in progression to self destruction or worse - harm to an innocent person.
|08-31-2010, 06:35 PM||#7|
Emerald Coast Camaros
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS Camaro IOM/IO
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lynn Haven, Florida
I better stop now, 'cause I could go on for hours and just work myself up. LOL
I feel your pain and empathize with your situation. This is why I drove a beater car to school, and saved my Camaros for "me" time. Contact member Spymaster, and get yourself one of those cameras he carries. If that little *&^%$ messes with your baby...you will have undisputable proof.
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|08-31-2010, 06:37 PM||#8|
The little LS that could
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Central USA
Any camera in the lot for teacher parking? If not, perhaps the school can let you park in an area that has cameras based on his threat...
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|08-31-2010, 06:42 PM||#10|
Drives: 2011 challengerR/T , 2010 Ram R/T
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Don't you have a beater you can drive to the school??
BTY, Aren't parents held legally responsible for their childrens behavior if their under 18??
|08-31-2010, 06:44 PM||#11|
Orange Camaros Rule!
Drives: 2010 1SS LS3 RS IOM
Join Date: Feb 2010
|08-31-2010, 06:50 PM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2009
I would inform his father that if any harm comes to your car, you are willing to hire a lawyer and take the father/son to court for full restitution of any/all damages that may occur. Inform the Principal that he threatened to damage your personal property in writing, and let the authorities (police) deal with him.
I wouldn't put up with any sh$# from the punk. Kick him out of your class, and put your time into the students that want to learn.
Can you swap cars with your significant other, or car pool with someone else?
|08-31-2010, 06:53 PM||#14|
Drives: Rally Yellow Transformers pkg
Join Date: Aug 2009
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