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.