Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pretty sad - public school teacher puts out a hit on one of her students

A kid bad mouths a teacher and she arranges for some other students to beat him up.

Teacher who ‘ordered a hit’ on 7th grader gets fired starts with:

Florida’s St. Lucie County School Board officially fired veteran teacher Dru Dehart after their investigation found that she encouraged six 8th grade students to beat up 7th grader Radravious Williams, WPTV NewsChannel 5 reports.

The incident occurred on March 20, 2013 and was caught on a Northport K-8 school surveillance camera. Footage shows the teacher pointing to the victim, instructing the students to go after him. Williams is then seen on the hallway floor being pummeled by a group of boys. "I looked at them and I was like, ‘Are you serious?’" Radravious told WPTV during an April 2013 press conference . The older boys, ranging in age from 11 to 15, were once Radravious’ friends but were instructed by Dehart to “teach him a lesson.”

I think most parents realize that government schools may not be safe places for their children, but then expect the teachers to protect the children.  Too often parents are surprised.

I do have one complaint that it took a year to process this.  The investigation and school board decision really should have taken only a couple weeks.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

AHHHH, you remember Ft. St. Lucie schools! NOT the first time rotten teachers from there have been in the news...

Henry Cate said...

No, I remembered that event, but forgotten where it happened.


Hopefully more parents will pull their children and homeschool them.