Saturday, February 24, 2007

Zero intelligence, XCII

My 16-year-old stepson tells me that at Neenah High School the kids are allowed to wear headphones during study halls and, of course, between classes; even during class if the teacher allows it. Seems that it's the only defense kids have against the boredom of schoolwork.

In this case defense against boredom led to an assalt on a teacher. An iPod confiscation led two kids to beat up a teacher right inside the school and break his neck:
Teacher Injured By Students Over Confiscated iPod

(CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA A popular Germantown High School teacher suffered a broken neck Friday during a scuffle with students over a prohibited electronic device.

The alleged incident happened just before noon after math teacher Frank Burd confiscated an iPod from a 11th grade member of his class.

Following class, authorities said the 17-year-old student and a 15-year-old freshman then assaulted the teacher in the hallway, knocking him to the ground.

"One student pushed the teacher, the teacher fell over, he suffered a gash on his face and broke two bones in his neck," said Paul Vallas, School District of Philadelphia CEO.

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