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A dangerous person

September 26, 2013

Anyone who acts out in violence toward any individual in a school or workplace for any reason is a dangerous person who is creating a danger zon....

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MrShaman

Sep-26-13 5:47 AM

"When this violent behavior is reported to the proper people and ignored and down played. It's time to dismantle this attitude and mentality." - Michael Wincek

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You're referring to the shipyard-shooting?

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idiottwo

Sep-26-13 5:49 AM

our society now seems to feel such people are often misunderstood and so we don't hold them accountable. Look locally at the Sandusky case, on the west coast the girl raped by a teacher, the teacher got 30 days. The teacher in NYC with bags of herion, a judge gives him his job back. Maybe a place to start is acountability making judgement. Rather than looking the other way.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Sep-26-13 6:01 AM

Laws are in place. What is difficult is to have enough evidence or adequate credible testimonies to get someone convicted.

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Garben78

Sep-26-13 6:06 AM

Problem is all the left wing red tape to get a person actually declared mentally unstable consumes more resources then available

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idiottwo

Sep-26-13 6:50 AM

radioactive - I'm speachless.

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CMReeder

Sep-26-13 7:28 AM

Try defining what 'acts of violence' is.

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SteelerFan

Sep-26-13 8:29 AM

That's right radioactive, the teacher with the ****** should be overlooked or else you hate teachers.

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SteelerFan

Sep-26-13 8:30 AM

h e r o i n

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Garben78

Sep-26-13 1:16 PM

Oh so it's okay for a teacher to rape kids and do ****** nuke slime?

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Scott36

Sep-26-13 1:32 PM

Problem is all the left wing red tape to get a person actually declared mentally unstable consumes more resources then available-Garben78

Just curious, How easy should it be to declare someone "mentally unstable"? It seems to me that a lot can be taken from someone with this being declared. I understand at times it could help, but yet could be prime for abuse also. Your thoughts.-Scott

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sideliner

Sep-26-13 2:38 PM

I'm not sure that taking a teacher's job because of possession of a narcotic off grounds on his own time helps anyone. Maybe some administrative leave during which time treatment options be explored. But unless that teacher's job performance was directly effected, I don't see the value in termination.

I understand that teachers are expected to be role models and display a certain moral character. I get that. But to say that one is morally deficient simply based on one's status as a ****** addict is just not true.

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Scott36

Sep-26-13 3:09 PM

But to say that one is morally deficient simply based on one's status as a ****** addict is just not true.-sideliner

I know this is kind of like mixing apples & oranges, but here it goes. What if one is a pedophile on his own time off school grounds, but is a fantastic teacher. Should it be overlooked? In an addiction, people will go to great lengths to support their addiction. I guess my question is, where do we draw the line when trying to balance, school(working with children),private time(right to privacy), & personal rights. We need to protect children, but also need to protect rights. It's a tough balance IMO. Your thoughts.-Scott

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sideliner

Sep-26-13 3:25 PM

Scott, you are classing pedophiles with h e r oin addicts?

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Scott36

Sep-26-13 4:24 PM

Sideliner, It looks that way from my post, I must agree. It was a poor comparison. What I am trying to discuss is what behavior "out of school" would be "crossing the line" in considering when a teacher should be kept away from children. With that, how do we protect personal privacy rights, and children all at the same time. From my point of view, there can be a lot of solid, legitimate arguments on both sides of the coin.-Scott

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enigma

Sep-26-13 6:42 PM

Another case of someone writing down what the voices in his head are saying and sending it to the editor. Not only don't I have any idea what he's talking about, but I'm pretty sure that he doesn't either.

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USABorn

Sep-27-13 3:08 AM

Scott36 - 3:09 PM

"What if one is a pedophile on his own time off school grounds, but is a fantastic teacher. Should it be overlooked?"

Under no circumstances should a pedophile be teaching in our schools. I don't care how good they are at teaching.

And I personally do not believe people with a h e r o i n addictions belong in the schools.

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Scott36

Sep-27-13 10:19 AM

USABorn, I agree on both counts. I brought up the pedophile & it was not the best comparison. Both of these are crimes(if they are active in them), but as to "off work time" activities, where is the line drawn in protecting both individual rights, & children? Not an easy question, at least in my mind. Good to "see" ya back!-Scott

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