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    Filed at 5:50 pm under by dcobranchi

    Cher Carreathers, mother of a North LaFayette third-grader, said her son enjoyed Pilgrim’s class. She wondered whether the class focused enough on studies after her son’s reading skills faltered. She never had any concerns about his safety until she dropped in on his class recently and saw Pilgrim banging the child’s head on his desk and restraining his arms.

    She witnessed the attack and had him arrested. Good! Oh, the denouement.

    [He is] expected to be back in the classroom Friday following his arrest earlier this week for assaulting a special education student.

    Huh? A parent witnesses him bagging her son’s head into a desk, he’s arrested and charged, and they let him back in the classroom? At least the educrats are smart enough to transfer the boy to another class.

    3 Responses to “WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?”

    Comment by
    February 27th, 2004
    at 6:16 pm

    The reporter said “back in the classroom”. Here’s what the superintendent said:

    “Sapough said he expects Pilgrim will be at work Friday, if weather permits school, but could not comment further on his employment.”

    I know I’m just criminally overoptimistic, but maybe “at work” means some kind of makework so he’s at school that day, due to union rules or something, and not necessarily “in the classroom”. They are investigating, and he’s not through with the court system either.

    Sometimes we get bent out of shape about somebody being on leave with pay pending investigation, and that kind of thing, but people are entitled to their due process. Especially if there’s a written policy about it or it’s in their contract.

    Comment by
    February 27th, 2004
    at 6:23 pm

    What’s with these uppity parents nowadays? The little brat probably deserved getting his head thumped and arms restrained, you know, like for bringing Sports Illustrated to class or something.

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    March 1st, 2004
    at 1:11 pm

    A more “progressive” approach would have been to hide pot in his locker….