6.02.2011

I'm Torn On This One

Confusing story:

Then the video of the incident in general (can't tell when a teacher got hurt):



I've got my "Hey, Dumb Kids. Cut it Out and Go Back to Class!" side vs. my "Did The Cops Really Have To Resort to Force To Stop This Beach Ball Throwing Mob?" side.


26 comments:

Bacon said...

Very funny.

Anonymous said...

I am sure someone will make a comment about dumb messicans or illigals before long.

nate555 said...

This fad of 'flash mobs' is so dumb. Its a super-bored society trying to find new things to be excited about.

Anonymous said...

Seriously thats the stupidest thing i've ever seen those cops and kids need talking to

Anonymous said...

Let me be first to point this out: There's an awful lot of white kids present for a school in San Antonio.

Anonymous said...

That cop looked pretty tough choking out that 18yo kid. All they were doing was tossing around beach balls, and celebrating the end of 12 long years of school, for God's sake!

Anonymous said...

Im with the cops. Im usually not. I would be terrified in that situation. Let's see...200 mexicans vs. 2 police. Those are Alamo odds and we know the outcome of that.

DF Lt. Travis

Anonymous said...

If you fail at everything else you try in life, you can always go to the Rubber Gun Academy for 2 weeks and become a cop...

Anonymous said...

DUMB MESSICANS!!!

Anonymous said...

2:09 - I can agree with you in part, but as soon as something happens, i.e. good times turn into someone falling off that balcony, a fight breaks out, or riotous activity - that particular ISD would be liable and probably is bordering on negligence for letting a large mass of students get out of hand. In turn, the ISD will probably settle for millions of dollars and the property taxes will go up or they will close the local public library. The teachers are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

DF Slippery Slope

Anonymous said...

Nice facility, stupid kids, stupid cops.

Triple Fake... said...

Indicative of the pervasive nature of permissiveness in our society. Each generation gets a little bolder in its lack of respect for authority.
When several hundred students refuse to disperse, then somebody please tell me what the next step is to restoring order. The logical response would be that eventually they'll get bored with standing around while chanting their war cry. But...they'll know that they can get away with it, and possibly for a longer period of time, and escalate the hijinx. If they vandalize the vending machines and trash the trophy case, is that still all in the name of harmless senior fun?
How do you discipline several hundred students without some smarta$$ lawyer parents getting square in the middle of it?
Any of you claiming it's no big deal wanna fill the rest of us in on how you would handle that situation if you were the principal?

Anonymous said...

Hey teachers leave us kids alone!!

DF PF

Anonymous said...

These things get out of control too quickly, and then the school is sued because they didn't act. Can't win when awful parenting manifests itself in society. After all, we can't sue their mommies and daddies; instead it's all on schools and teachers. Ask someone that actually has to deal with these kinds of situations if you want to know why it is handled the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Before playing the "we may get sued", why don't you check out the immunity statute for schools. Typical bunch of knuckleheads talking about stuff they know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

Two questions:

1) Were drugs or alcohol involved, and
2) was this teacher "another"?

Anonymous said...

I bet everything was fine until one of he dummies did something to the cops! Mob mentality makes people go stupid!!

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:22, you left out any mention of 2012. :)

Anonymous said...

4:44 is right. I bet the kid in the choke hold got full of himself and tried to grab the cops' radio or gun something. The last thing the cops want to do in that situation is become the focal point of the mob's anger. (but why a chokehold? do they not carry handcuffs?)
Noticed one of the teachers trying to disperse the mob was in a T-shirt and jeans. It's no wonder the kids don't respect authority anymore when the teachers are allowed to dress just like them.

Anonymous said...

As a teacher I'm so tired of entitled lazy kids who have not been taught to respect authority. This scene is fairly common. Our society is In trouble.

Anonymous said...

I say all people in charge leave, lock the doors and windows and load the whole place with C S.For those that don't know tear gas is like milk to C S.

Anonymous said...

I can see the students suddenly run to class and stop all childish behavior when they hear a limp wristed thenthitive liberal weenie Skippy tell them to cut it out and go back to class.

Horn Dog said...

I thought they were celebrating before they poured their concrete.

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

So, was the school supposed to just be surrendered to the kids to do whatever they wanted? How were the school officials supposed to handle this without the cops? Barry, please advise.

Anonymous said...

3:48

I believe you are incorrect. The immunity statute is only a first line of defense against liability. School districts can be sued for liability but only after legislative order. This requires representation, usually by an attorney, which in turn cost money. There is additional language and ambiguous decisions on contract liability and the effects of said contracts on assumed liability.

A good rule of thumb is that nobody is safe from tort law.

Also, I just pulled this info off some Texas Bar article, so I could be full of shit. Barry, please advise.

Anonymous said...

IT DOESNT MATTER IF THESE KIDS ARE GRADUATING SOON. THEY ARE STILL IN SCHOOL. KIDS THESE DAYS HAVE NO DISCIPLINE, THEY ARE RUDE, UNRULY, SMART ALECS. THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULES OR GET PUNISHED.