Why Would did this Houston Teacher Beat this child?

Teachers everywhere are overworked and underpaid. They are frustrated but there is no excuse for the beating this Houston teacher gave this student. The teacher has since been fired. Is termination enough or should criminal charges be brought against the teacher? Tell me what you think.

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  • Kelly  On May 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Oh, My GOD!!! WHAT WAS THAT??!! I hope this monster faces the full judicial penalties including Jail.

    That one clip with the kid huddled against the (filing cabinet?) with his hands covering his chest, and this thing crabbing towards him for more swings broke my heart.

    This teacher clearly is mentally INSANE.

    • Paul Van Voorst  On May 16, 2010 at 3:41 am

      Put her in jail. Then to prison.

      End of story.

      Paul L. Van Voorst

  • mizzezmellymel  On May 14, 2010 at 1:47 am

    What was this woman thinking?! She is clearly out of control.

  • elogam  On May 14, 2010 at 4:46 am

    There are some kids that get very violent and unruly. Nonetheless that does not justify what happened here. I hope she doesn’t get into another classroom anytime soon. (Just as a side note, I realize this is posted from You Tube, but there’s got to be a better link to use; that ending with George Carlin is inappropriate for your forum EM.)

  • musesofamom  On May 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Thanks Elogam I replaced the link.

  • Dave  On May 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    do you fools know what this kid did beforehand?

    NO, you don’t. And don’t say nothing makes this an appropriate response, because then you’d look ‘a fool’… again.

  • Jaime  On May 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I am a teacher in training and when i heard about this incident I couldn’t believe it!!!!! Watching this movie clip is unbelievable. It reminding me of what I would see on Cops.

    In no way, is this behavior acceptable. In the 21st century, teachers are faced with small budgets and students who are influenced more by rough video games and death then we would have dreamed as children. Yet, this is not a good defense for this teacher. The parents are entrusting us to take care of their children and teach them to be upright citizens with abundant knowledge. What is this interaction teaching the rest of the children in the classroom? That it is okay for an ADULT to beat a child? NO!!!!

    I’m glad the child only came away with a black-eye and bruises. At the end of the clip when she shoved him against the wall i could have sworn that move would have broken his neck. The teacher should be permanently fired and criminal charges taken.

    And yes, Dave from the above blog, we don’t know the whole story. We don’t know what provoked the beating or the history of either individuals, but that does not excuse the fact that an ADULT beat a child. Since it was in a classroom that handled aggressive children does not make this acceptable. Wherever the incident happen (home, school, etc.) beating of a child is to be punished by the government.


  • ruby badon  On May 16, 2010 at 5:51 am

    i don’t think the child deserves this. the teacher has been abused in life. this could not been my child. because that teacher would not be walking around, she will been getting the same beating from me just the same way she gave that child. she need life in jail, she should not be allowed around kids, the teacher is sick, lucky you are in Houston. baby you better stay in texas.

  • regina  On May 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I am not sure of what provoked the teacher. I am on the fence with this one. If the student hit the teacher or did any harm to the teacher than yes I would defend myself. Everyone acts like no matter what a child does you should not put your hands on them. There are kids out there who beat there parents, steal in stores, and will fight no matter who you are. I am not saying what she did was right, she should have taken a better approach to the situation. I taught at an alternative school and a student was there for pushing a teacher down the stairs. He told me he would do the same to me, If he would have approached me I would have lost my job. Like I said earlier I am on the fence.

    • elogam  On May 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

      Regina, the child did not assault the teacher. According to the mother of the child he was playing around with another student, pretending to prepare to box her. The teacher walked in, misinterpreted the boy’s actions to think he was attacking the girl, and stepped in to defend the girl by hitting the boy. I’d be interested in hearing the teacher’s side, but it will be VERY difficult to persuade me that beating a child in any situation other than self-defense is acceptable.

  • Anita K Weaver  On May 17, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I was OUTRAGED at some of the comments I have read. Although everyone has a right to their opinion, I also think that some of these comments are based on the race of the child and the SO Called “TEACHER”. I’ll Bet any amount of money that if this happened at an “UPPER Class” WHITE school this type of behavior by any faculty would NEVER be tolerated! And that charges would have been filed IMMEDIATLY against the “TEACHER”.

    It is a shame that there are bullies, and it is a shame that no one can “tease” another human being. But, ANY course of action and punishment OF ANY KIND, is not up to UNTRAINED personnel.
    I live in Florida and we are all aware of the tragic episode, where a child was in BOOT CAMP, yes for being in trouble, but the fact the GUARDS took punishment too far and got out of control and that with their hands and TOOK THE LIFE of a 14 year old boy. YES folks, that MEANS that they guards BEAT that child to DEATH! I Guess that was ok too!?! What if that was YOUR son, nephew, BROTHER, or grandson. What do you have to say about THAT!?

    I am very well aware that chldren are send to school to he handed off, because of their home environments,and that the ONLY structure these “CHILDREN” have is in THAT school, but we should be trying to guide them and show them that there is more to life than violence, not ENFORCING that violence is the ONLY means to an end. No not all of these children are going to be successful in their life and so many of them will turn to crimes and GANGS, BECAUSE it is the ONLY “FAMILY” and respect they are shown. I know for a FACT that not every child wants to die before becoming of legal age to drink.

    What a shame, that like so many things, now children of less fortunate upbrings are DISPOSABLE TOO!


    • nigeria10  On May 18, 2010 at 2:01 am

      Again, everything is about race…are you aware the of demographics of this blog?

  • musesofamom  On May 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I don’t know what comment you are responding to but if you read the post you see I am not making race an issue in this post.

  • Gin  On May 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I just watched the interview with GMA. This teacher is blaming everyone else and not taking responsibility for her behavior. “His parents should spend more time, the school should have guards, someone should have stepped in……” Are you kidding? When is it ever acceptable to behave like a barbarian? As the adult, she is expected to restrain herself and make reasonable, rational decisions. The child slinked down the wall and covered himself. In no way did he act defiantly, defensively, or threatenly. This teacher’s behavior is criminal! Minimally, she needs to attend anger management classes.

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