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Old 08-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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What happened to the good ol' days when a good azz whoopin took care of things? Oh yeah, you get sued now....
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:34 PM   #6
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Sounds like a kid who didn't get his a** beat enough when he was younger.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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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.
This is why, after 11 years of teaching middle & high school....I am now a Real Estate agent. So many Parents no longer discipline and/or expect their kids to behave, and from 7:30-3:00 they are "your problem." I can deal with most kids being kids...they are not "real" problems. But when parents make comments like that, or were too naive/stupid to think their kids could EVER do ANYTHING wrong...that is when the kids know that there will be no consequences at home....and you have lost any and all control.

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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Old 08-31-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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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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Old 08-31-2010, 05:41 PM   #9
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make a police report get it on file
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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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??
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:48 PM   #12
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What a punk. I hate kids like that. Hope he gets what's coming to him!
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:50 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:53 PM   #14
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Sounds like a kid who didn't get his a** beat enough when he was younger.
You definitely can't let anyone intimidate you so I would stand my ground.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:58 PM   #15
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He sounds mentally unstable. I would watch your back. After that threat he should not be allowed back in that classroom and be suspended.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:00 PM   #16
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Here's something i've heard done before, and it actually works. Go to a police station and ask for a cop or two to take him into the station. Tell them to come into the class and handcuff him in front of everyone. take him into a holding cell and have his parents pick him up. Of course the school and parents have to be involved/participate.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:01 PM   #17
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There are always bad apples in society.. He sounds like he is a bad apple, and on his way to being pure rotten.


The problem is that in today's youth, we have more bad apples per bag.

One thing you might try: He wants to be funny man right.. Find a few prominent comedians, and actors that are widely accepted as funny. Do research on them. Find examples of their intellect and where that wit is derived from. You will probably learn that many of the funny guys on the big screen and up on stage, are quite smart. Then provide the info to this guy. Maybe it will open his eyes, that being an asshole and a disturbance is the opposite of "funny".
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #18
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It could be a police matter now that he's threatened your property. When I was in high school, we had a police officer on campus. Do you?
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #19
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The things that kids used to do to teachers and their cars but i think even those kids should have respect for the camaro and mustang not to **** with them cause most owners would go kick their ass.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:09 PM   #20
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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...
Yes there are cameras in the teachers’ parking lot, and since I am normally the first or second teacher at school in the morning, I always park in the front row--so the camera has a clear view. That's not why I get there early, but it is an added benefit.

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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??

I got rid of my 'beater' when it stopped getting me from point A to point B. That is why I got Bumblebee. I can't let one kid take away one of my favorite things to do. The only place I drive is to school and back -- and now I take the long way just to enjoy my car a little longer. No I won't let him or any other person, kid or adult, take that away from me.

Yes, parents are legally responsible, but that doesn't mean they are actually responsible. Don't get me wrong; in my ten years of teaching, I have rarely come across a kid like this or a parent like this. I hear stories from other teachers, but I realize I am blessed not to have to deal with it on a regular basis.


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You definitely can't let anyone intimidate you so I would stand my ground.
Trust me I won't let this kid win, or even think he won. That will just teach him that his tactics work and he will use them over and over again. I did file a report with our school administration and our school police officer, so it is on file if anything does happen. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but I am prepared if it does.

I am hoping the Dean's can get through to this student, so he stops his behavior issues, and can be successful in class and Bumblebee can stay safe. I would prefer that over going though all of the steps of the discipline model.

As I said in my original post, even good kids can have bad days. Let's hope he used up all his bad days, and only the good ones are ahead of him.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:13 PM   #21
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He is most likely just screwing with your head. But if he has the balls to say that to you, then i think your right to worry (that is unless you are a push over teacher to start with, no disrespect at all).
im in 2 AP classes and i might be one of those "good kids" you were talking about but ive been affiliated with some raunchy ones in the past. The most i would suspect would be an egging, but juding that they are taking an AP class id say that a keying would be out of the picture.....

So honestly, if he threatens your car again, pull him to the side and say that you will be getting the police involved if he dont shut his trap. That should shut him up hopefully. Oh, and try to park near security cameras!!
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Do you by chance have a school resource officer? If you do, he or she should be notified. He or she might be able to put some fear in him.

It's definately referral time (document everything). Hopefully administration can deal with the student, but you know how that usually works.

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Sad, but parents don't 'have' to raise their kids anymore...others do and then hear it from them when they try to discipline the kid. But, you must let him know that you are not intimidated. Too many adults have let him get away with this behavior along the way...negative reinforcement.
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What a bummer situation. Get some mace just to play it super safe and stay alert. Good luck with this.
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