Kindergarten student discovered by teacher with bag of cocaine in her mouth

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A 6-year-old in Philadelphia came dangerously close to a drug overdose, today, when she was found by her kindergarten teacher with a bag of cocaine in her mouth. The little girl believed it to be candy. The teacher, undoubtedly having seen something like it before, suspected it was drugs, and alerted the authorities. The child claimed to have gotten it from the backpack a classmate, who denied it. Both children were sent to the nurse, and then sent home (to refill their stash?), and the remaining 20-plus students were searched. No other drugs were found. The school’s essentially calling it “case closed,” because you know, kids will be kids. What 6-year-old hasn’t had a bag of cocaine in their mouth at some point, after all?

Hardy Williams Elementary is a charter school serving grades K-6. On their website, they state: “Hardy Williams is a special place where your child will experience the joy of learning in a safe, positive environment. We focus on 5 core values: respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.” These values were well represented, today:

  1. Respect was shown to the teacher, as the child spit out the “candy” right away, and did not wind up ingesting any.
  2. Responsibility, because hey, the teacher may not have seen where the child actually acquired said bag of “candy,” but at least she got over there in time, right? I smell a Teacher of the Year award.
  3. Hard work, because it’s no easy task being a 6-year-old dealer. Most kindergartners can’t even hold their pencil properly, and these kids are rolling blunts.
  4. Teamwork, because you’ve got to learn early not to rat out your supplier. No one likes a fink.
  5. Kindness, because kindergarten is all about learning how to share, and taking turns. I wonder who’ll get the bag of candy next time?

A “typical day” is outlined on Hardy Williams’s website, including “dressing in full uniform excited to start their day,” and “2-3 hours of reading where they work in small groups. I’d like to propose a few changes to said schedule:

  • Students come to school dressed in full uniform (complete with extra pockets, for cash, supply, and paraphernalia) excited to find new customers – if only Harvey Williams would add a preschool.
  • The day starts with free breakfast, and a bong.
  • Students are greeted by their stoned teacher and head to their classroom for morning report on how much they’ve sold, and which customers just aren’t paying up.
  • We value reading.  Students have at least 2-3 hours of reading IOUs from customers and supply updates from the cartels.
  • Students have classes in math (bookkeeping – real world connections! and of course measuring and scaling dime bags), social studies (geography – whose corner is whose, and the like), and science (how else are you going to know how to make the “good” meth?).
  • Students head back to the cafeteria to enjoy free lunch (but that’s the only thing that’s free, here – pay up, Timmy, or you won’t be getting your fix this afternoon).
  • Afterwards, students enjoy free play or structured recess (whose thumbs should we break first?).
  • Students engage in art (all those really cool bongs), physical education (running after the squealers), music (when you’re high, everything sounds like music, man) or foreign language (how else are you going to know how to communicate with the cartels down in Mexico?). We are proud to educate the whole child at Mastery (including the part headed straight to prison).
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay to partake in supervised drug use, because we’re nothing if not responsible.

Rest assured: Hardy Williams Elementary School is within 5 miles of no less than a dozen police stations. I, for one, think all that law enforcement is definitely helping stem the tide of the drug crisis in our nation’s schools.

Kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate’s backpack, puts in mouth, police say

New York teen is arrested for threatening to open fire at high school

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“Violence only happens in inner city schools. OUR neighborhood schools are different,” says every white snob trying to justify sending their children to these cesspools of depravity. Well, read on, privileged and non privileged alike, because you’re about to see that this is most certainly not the case.

Westchester County, NY teen Luke Visser was arrested today after threatening to shoot up his high school. The 16-year-old had apparently sent threatening texts to a fellow student that included pictures of him holding a rifle. No word on if he was targeting this particular student or the student body in general.

Somers High School in Lincolndale, NY is among the best schools in the state. It’s located in a well-to-do neighborhood, right next door to an elementary school and across the road from a golf club. Two parks are just down the street. Trees are everywhere. Lincolndale is made up of over 96% white residents, to boot.

Think of almost every mass shooter of a public school. Guess what: they were white, and usually from families of decent socioeconomic status (after all, guns and ammo ain’t cheap).

So before you begin to say that school violence could NEVER take place in YOUR neck of the woods, think again.

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Niche.com – Somers Senior High School

School district superintendent arrested for repeatedly defecating on high school sports field

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“We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how ’bout… Poo?”

For a high school in New Jersey, this could very well have been the cheer at sporting events.

Thomas Tramaglini, the 42-year-old superintendent of Kenilworth School District in Kenilworth, New Jersey, was taken into police custody on the morning of April 30. Law enforcement “caught him in the act,” so to speak, arresting him while he ran on the track of Holmdel High School, which is within a neighboring school district. He was charged with lewdness, littering (toilet paper, or just poop? so many questions…), and defecating in public.

It was noted that the Holmdel H.S. track is only about 80 steps away from public toilets. Tramaglini not only failed to make use of those toilets, but had been leaving daily “gifts” on the track long enough that surveillance cameras were installed to learn his identity and the time it was occurring.

Tramaglini was placed on paid administrative leave until the end of the school year, as if this is supposed to comfort us. He has a contract with the state of New Jersey until June 30, 2020, which essentially means they cannot fire him unless there is an indictment or tenure charges, so their hands are tied. Don’t you just love how tenure works? He’s currently at home, collecting his $147,000-a-year paycheck, while he waits for his day in court later this month. He was also an adjunct professor at Rutgers. Way to pick ’em, New Jersey.

While runners are known for sometimes experiencing the need to “eliminate” when running, the fact that Tramaglini was intentionally defecating on high school property every day shows that he is not mentally stable.

The only upside to this story are the meme-worthy comments and hashtags that have been trending about the case: “Pooper-intendent,” “Public Enemy #2,” and “Pooping Tom,” to name a few.

Of the many questions remaining, perhaps one is most on everyone’s minds: Which school is Tramaglini pooping at now?

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Abusive teachers, repeat offenders

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“Although abusive teachers make up only a fraction of 1% of the nation’s teaching corps, USA TODAY found dozens of teachers who lost one job after being accused of abusive behavior and had no trouble getting hired somewhere else.”

We all want to believe “our schools” are different, that it’s only in “other schools” that these things happen. But the truth is that they happen everywhere. Do you want to gamble with your child’s well being, and possibly his life?

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Just another school on lockdown after a threat, NBD

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Just another day in your average American public school.

School officials at Roy MIller High School in Corpus Christi, TX placed the school on lockdown for approximately 90 minutes because they received a “threatening recording” that was apparently first relayed to local police.

As the recording was in Spanish, with poor sound quality, no one seemed to know exactly what it said, but the school apparently sounded enough like Roy Miller that it warranted making everyone fear for their lives for an hour and a half.

The lockdown was lifted after no apparent threat was detected. Besides the fact that students experienced severe trauma during the incident (fearing for your life will do that to a person, after all), 90 minutes of class time was wasted (you know, the main reason children go to school, or at least, this is what we’re led to believe) – typically two classes’s worth.

While, yes, mass shootings, bombings, and the like could happen anywhere, they are more and more likely happening at local government indoctrination centers, also known as public schools. Officials are always on alert. Your children are always fearful.

Miller High School placed on lockdown after threatening recording relayed to CCISD police

Teen charged with bringing homemade bomb to school

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Think back to all the things you or your peers may have done to try to appear “cool,” when you were teenagers. Smoking? Drinking? Maybe some hard drugs? A tattoo? Piercing? If this report of a Utah teen planning on blowing up his school to impress ISIS is any indication, all of your childhood rebellions were, indeed, child’s play.

While gang activity is nothing new to anyone who has grown up in an urban environment, Muslim extremism in the form of ISIS is not something many of us had to deal with when we were in high school. An unnamed (“to protect his identity,” according to police) 16-year-old (some articles have him listed as 17) brought a homemade bomb to Pine View High School in St. George, Utah on March 5th and left it in a backpack somewhere inside the building. Luckily, the kid had no idea how to follow whatever instructions he found on Google, and the bomb never actually exploded, instead just emitting smoke and freaking people the heck out.

The student is also suspected of vandalizing a United States flag and raising a homemade flag with Arabic letters, as well as defacing a wall with pro-ISIS graffiti at Hurricane High School, some 15 miles away. May he possibly have attended that school prior to Pine View? As is the case with many “problem students,” schools seem to play “hot potato” with them, eventually shuffling them off to another location after they act out. Way to protect your students by exposing every single one in the area to an unstable person. This is precisely why a gun ban should not be the only issue on our lips concerning violence toward our children. There needs to be more recourse for dealing with mentally unstable people, those with a history of violence or anyone with ties to a violent organization.

Besides admitting everything to police, the teen expressed no remorse or concern for the potential loss of life that could have occurred. Great character education these schools have.

He’s been charged with attempted murder and use of a weapon of mass destruction, among other things.

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Teacher Allegedly Abducts Teen Student, Arrested

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Google “girl runs off with…” and watch what word pops up next. Girl runs off with boyfriend? Five thousand dollars? Backpack full of stolen merchandise? Think again.

“Girl runs off with teacher,” is the top suggestion, for the pure reason that the incident mentioned below is most definitely not a unique one.

It is alleged that 50-year-old Tad Cummins, health sciences teacher at Culleoka High School in Culleoka, Tennessee where he’d been working for nearly 6 years, abducted 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas, evading authorities for more than a month as they traveled through the country, eventually being apprehended in northern California. Cummins is insistent that this is his first and only offense, which is supposed to endear us to his plight, but should only make us more suspicious of every other seemingly model citizen working in the school system. He says Thomas was in an abusive home, and he was apparently rescuing her. Never mind that he kissed her in school, prior to the abduction. Never mind that he had been married for 31 years (his wife wisely filed for divorce sometime during the abduction – he has two children, girls, it turns out). Never mind that whatever the reason (maybe Thomas asked him to take her with him, maybe she followed him, maybe she threatened him), she was FIFTEEN.

We should be grateful at least, that this particular child predator was an idiot. Cummins attempted to kayak with Thomas from San Diego to Mexico, when he realized the waters were too rough and they were being watched by a law enforcement officer. They elected to remain in California. If they’d made it, who knows if they ever would have been found.

Cummins is being held in federal custody on a charge of transportation of a minor across state lines for sexual intercourse. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. In Tennessee, Cummins is being charged with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor having sexual contact with a minor.

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