Teachers play 'cruel' prank on students


takoda
on Feb 21, 2013 @ 09:18 pm

Teachers at a public school in my city played this very cruel joke on their grade eight students last Friday. They told them they were going to Disney World for their class trip. Then when they came back to school on Tuesday because Monday was family day, they gathered them all up and with  a video camera going  to get their reactions, they told them they weren't going  to Disney World they were only going bowling. The kids were even sent home with new letters telling parents about this fake trip. The story got so big that it not only made our local News it made the American News as well. Here's a link to the story from the U.S. News.

 http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/teachers-play-cruel-prank-on-students

I'm so happy my boys are in high school and weren't hurt by this. I don't know what these teachers were thinking when they all came together to pull this off, but it was very childish and I hope all that were involved are punished. 

 


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babypiggy_83
Disgusted on Feb 21, 2013 @ 09:33 pm

I read this too in the paper and I was absolutely disgusted by it. How can people be so friggin mean? The teacher's were laughing, and that was the saddest part of all. What is wrong with people today? It makes you wonder.
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Ali de Bold
So stupid on Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

I can't believe anyone thought this was a good idea. It's really horrible.
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takoda
The teachers said, on Feb 22, 2013 @ 08:04 am

they caught some of the kids going through a teacher's desk and that the kids found some Disney World brochures. The teachers got together and did this to teach them a lesson about snooping. I understand wanting to teach them not to do this, but they went more then too far with this! I'm also wondering if they taped the kid’s reactions because they were planning on posting it on You Tube. It wouldn't surprise me and who knows, they may very well have already posted it before they were told how stupid they all were and we just don't know about it yet. They haven’t said if these teachers will be punished in any way, but they all should be. Wouldn’t this be considered a forum of bullying if the kids did this to some of their class mates, or something like this to a teacher?

A reporter for our local radio station said today that the school board should suspend the teacher’s for two weeks with out pay because the kids would have been suspended if they did something like this. He’s also hoping Disney, or someone else gets wind of this and sends the kids on the trip for real. It would be nice to see that happen, but I really don’t think it will. I guess time will tell.

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mamaluv
stooping to their level on Feb 22, 2013 @ 08:19 am

To teach kids a lesson about snooping, adults should take the high road. It's called extra homework or afterschool detention, not acting childish themselves! And if their intention was to post this video, then that's even worse. What happened to privacy laws and protecting minors?
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chel
:( on Feb 22, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

That's so cruel! I agree, the teachers should be setting an example, not resorting to childish behavior. The teacher are the role models, and should lead by example. Those children will now always resent their teachers as well as not trust adults.
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TigerLilly
Interesting on Feb 22, 2013 @ 02:28 pm


It's interesting that when teachers do something like this to students there's outrage but when students treat teachers/school staff/school physical property the same way or even worse it's not publicized nor do people care to the same extent.

Students play pranks on teachers all the time, many are video taped too, and that's not a big deal.

But teachers are supposed to set an example so I think they did take it a step too far. I just would've left the brochures on my desk and let them come to their own conclusions. They codl be there for any reason.
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mamaluv
fair enough on Feb 22, 2013 @ 03:34 pm

Yes, you make a good point tigerlilly. I remember some of the sh*t that people pulled in Jr High and High School. Certain teachers were brought to tears and one in particular eventually had a mental breakdown. Kids can be atrocious. Recently in the US there was some press about kids bullying a bus monitor while taping her reaction. It was quite disturbing to watch the video. There should be much more attention to the abuse teachers face, especially since we parents are quite free to criticize the school system when our kids don't get the kinds of grades and/or get into the best universities.

My only point about the video taping is that there still remains a difference between young teens and adults in my mind. Pulling a prank to the point where parents are even pulled into it is below them and that was a silly stunt.
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KatelynRose1984
Hmph. on Feb 23, 2013 @ 11:10 am

Hmph.. I think this prank was totally unacceptable, especially the video taping portion. I would be absolutely furious if my child was told something like this by someone of authority, and then made to realize it was just a joke. That is just cruel, irresponsible and immature.
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