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I believe the school later admitted the background was not checked. Besides, who cares? Just give the teachers guns and schools should return to normal.
DontJudge, if someone with a conviction for violent offenses is in the classroom, I can assure you it won't be the teacher.
Knight: You're right: that is insane - and it does happen.
N3225J - I was under the impression that the principal hadn't been indited before he was hired, in which case, it wouldn't have been reported on a background check because at the time the report was requested he hadn't been found guilty yet.
BTW, teachers don' t need to know. It could create a false sense of security, even cause teachers to alienate the "criminal" and favor the "clean record" who btw is skimming money out of their moms purse to buy a gun.
Sage, the idea of weighing the threat of retaliation upon how they punish someone is insane. Imagine if police where like that.
Criminal history is useless. The ones you need to worry about are the ones too smart to get caught.
I DONT BELIEVE IT MATTERS IF YOU HAVE A RECORD OR NOT. SOME KIDS JUST 'SNAP" AND NO ONE SEEN IT COMING.. AND EVEN THOUGH TEACHERS GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS WE STILL HAVE TEACHERS WHO TRY TO HAVE "RELATIONSHIPS" WITH STUDENTS, WHO GET BUSTED FOR INTOXICATION WHILE ON THE JOB, ETC ETC... I JUST DONT SEE THE RELEVANCE OF KNOWING... YOU SHOULD JUST TAKE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS WITH ANY STUDENT... RECORD OR NO RECORD... FOR THE RECORD I DO APPRECIATE THE TEACHERS WHO DO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN...KUDOS TO THEM
SagePlease, is this kinda like the background check on the Oklahoma principal here that was here and gone for what? Or the student that stabbed the other student in Port Lavaca and then enrolled at Victoria. What are the rules for criminal history and who do they apply to?
dontjudge: Every teacher has a background check completed before he or she can be certified. Also, if you want to, you can run a background check on any adult you want. Furthermore, the reason for passing along the information is fundamentally different: One side of the argument is teachers need to know the degree of danger they are facing when they discipline a student. It would really stink to give a kid a detention and then get stabbed for it. (I don't have an opinion on the issue by the way.) Students don't have to worry that a teacher will retaliate with stabbing. I will disclose my criminal history: I've had 6 speeding tickets in my life - the last one was probably 2-3 years ago. I have no other legal infractions - that's what you have educating your children. Despite some citizens' best efforts to demonize teachers in this district, we are professionals, mostly, who endure derision, hostility, and yes - threats - from some students and some parents and yet we are determined to educate your kids in a hope of shifting the negative affect this area has for knowledge and education into a positive "can't-live-without-it" affect. We should attain sainthood!
From the story: "But we want to give kids the same thing we give adults - the presumption of innocence."
Well, Judge, I hope you do give the little darlin's the same thing we give adults. Adults' criminal records ARE open.
dontjudge...Do you think you are going to find a bunch of crazed criminals among the teachers? I get it...armed robbers and car thieves hide out disguised as teachers when they're not being thugs.
If we are gonna reveal the childrens criminal history then why cant the students and parents know the extensive backgrounds of the teachers?