Sunday, November 26, 2017

JOHN BOWNE HS KIDS WITH GUNS

I'm up tonight in the process of grading three sets of final project term papers (Middle College HS works on a trimester model to align with our partners at LaGuardia Community College) and I am taking a break to look at some news. One of my Facebook friends who I worked with at Jamaica HS sent  this story from the Daily News out about students with guns at John Bowne HS.

Part of the article:
Two teens were found with guns in school after a brawl broke out in their Queens cafeteria over a girl, police said Monday.

In all, six John Bowne High School students were hauled off Friday to the 107th Precinct in Flushing, including one who was carrying a .40-caliber gun and the other a BB gun, police said.

Before fists flew, one of the 17-year-olds taunted another, boasting, “I want to fight you, I have a Glock, do you? Give me your hand. Feel it, feel it.”

School officials intervened and separated the two sparring groups. When police responded, they found a BB gun in the jacket pocket of the boy who claimed to have a Glock. He was arrested and charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

To show the state of the NYC schools in 2017, this story was no big deal as I didn't find out about it for a week.Why wasn't this all over the news? That says something right there.

OK, back from the news/blogging break to do some more grading before turning in. Anyone who says teachers have it easy should try this.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Bowne HS can use some super-tough discipline!

Check out Adrienne Barbeau in "Teacher's Aide":

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBe-2q-gtXc

Anonymous said...

Put a flak jacket on your holiday wish list people.

Anonymous said...

They got arrested, but is it suspendable under DeBlasios lack of discipline code.

Anonymous said...

The artilcle leaves out the fact a staff member was struck and knocked to the floor, out with injuries entire following week.

Anonymous said...

How much longer will it be before a teacher is stabbed or shot? Never I hope - but the UFT should be pressing for metal detectors in schools that kids and staff have described as unsafe in the annual surveys.

Anonymous said...

Teachers don't matter. Not even part of the story.

TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMayor) said...

You could ask the principal to do his job, but he is too busy sexually harassing all of the female employees.

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with lbgtqia rights. Move along.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the kid who stabbed two of his tormentors after being bullied for years for being bi-sexual.

Anonymous said...

But wait, they are really good kids...Why do I, as a "teacher" have to put my life and sanity on the line for this?

Anonymous said...

A paycheck.

Anonymous said...

Think it was actually an AP that got hurt.

Highly Effective King Clovis said...

Must be the teachers fault for failing to engage them not to bring firearms to school.

Anonymous said...

That is the type of Principal Fariña likes. Same as Dwarka.

Anonymous said...

What is Fariña going to do?

Anonymous said...

Nothing.

Anonymous said...

You are not alone! What a mess!

waitingforsupport said...

Question:
If you are provisionally placed,do you continue to get weekly/monthly assignments from ATR?

Anonymous said...

No

waitingforsupport said...

Thank you!