Huffington Post- A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.
Denny Peterson, a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged this week with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child, the Stockton Record reported Friday.
Before this video even gets going I already find myself siding with the teacher. A 14 year old girl laying on the ground throwing a fit like she's a toddler at Toys'R'Us is getting my respect no percent of the time. Maybe if you stood up and had a legitimate conversation with the teacher like a human being than you wouldn't be getting dragged across the tile floor like Janay Rice. Grow up for me one time.
Should the teacher have laid his hands on her? No, of course not. Simply have to be smarter than that as a teacher. I think were a bit out of bounds with a 'corporal injury to a child' charge though. Like, come on, the only thing that is hurt is this girls feelings. This is why I would never be a teacher. Fucking kids suck. Not all of them, but you put 20-25 of them in a room at any given time and you are bound to be dealing with 8-10 brats. You think this guy likes teaching kids how to swim, or whatever the fuck he was doing? If the girl just got her hair did, she should have a note. That's middle school 101. Everyone knows that if you have a note for being sick, or having a bruised leg, or being fat you can get out of gym class. If the teacher lets this note-less girl skip gym class he sets a bad precedent. Soon all the girls would be coming in claiming a fresh 'do.
Of course the goddamn prosecutor coming in hot making everything sexual. "His hands are right there in her chest area, she's trying to cover her chest from being exposed". Okay bro, you try to throw a squirming 14 year old girl in a pool and keep appropriate hand placement. If she didn't turn this whole this into a ludicrous scene then there wouldn't be a threat of physical coercion. You know how a 14 year old keeps her top on? By not rolling around on the floor like an infant. "When a woman says no, when a 14 year old says no, it means no". Get the fuck out of my face. Could you try to make this situation sound more rapey? He was throwing her in a pool, not taking her to Cosby's dressing room. I expect today's teachers to educate our students, and I'll be damned if that man wasn't going to teach that girl how to do the backstroke.
Also, with all the cases of student/teacher sex scandals, why on earth are they holding a swimming class? A misdemeanor turned 'corporal injury' charge is the least that could have gone wrong with a bunch of pubescent teens in 2 pieces. You can only play with fire for so long before you get burnt. Perhaps more appropriately, play in the water and you're bound to get your feet wet.