Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Tell The Principal We're Just Role Playing CIA Interrogation Techniques

Now, far be it for us to cast aspersions on the disciplinary methods of trainers in the educorporate facilities around the country. In fact, as we have written many times, their actions are usually extremely justified responses to challenges they face. And by behavioral challenges we mean, well, us.

Still, we have to believe that this particular trainer crossed some sort of line with her charges.

A group of children ages 8 to 10 apparently were mad at their teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, authorities say. That led the third-graders, as many as nine boys and girls, to plot an attack on the teacher at Center Elementary School in south Georgia. Police Chief Tony Tanner said the students apparently planned to knock the teacher unconscious with a glass paperweight, bind her with handcuffs and duct tape and then stab her with a broken steak knife.

Sweet Jebus on a trolley car, what'd she scold them with, a TASER?

The scheme involved a division of roles, Tanner said. One child's job was to cover windows so no one could see outside, and another was supposed to clean up after the attack. "I feel I should point out, this wasn't the gifted and talented class either," he added. "Looks like No Child Left Behind is working."

School officials had alerted police after an vice principal posing as Barney infiltrated the group. "So far we haven't uncovered any connection to al Qaeda," Tanner said. "But one student did have a poster of Che Guevara in his room. We think he's an Obama supporter.

Two of the students were arrested and put in the time out room so they could think very carefully about how to act right. A third ran between a deputy's legs and was still at large. District Attorney Rick Currie said other students told investigators they preferred kidnapping the teacher's cat. "We figured we could use that to at least get out of Friday vocabulary quizzes," one student told authorities.

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