Can't wash kids mouth out with soap.

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    http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0611TeacherSoap11-ON.html

    Associated Press
    Jun. 11, 2004 06:45 AM


    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - An elementary school teacher was placed on paid leave for washing a boy's mouth out with soap after he shouted an obscenity at a classmate.

    Lori Thomas, 48, who has taught for six years at inner-city School 22, said she was stunned when a 10-year-old boy directed "a vile, very nasty sexual reference" at a third-grade girl in March.

    Thomas said she didn't want the boy, who had frequently been sent home for unruly behavior, to earn another one-week suspension.

    She took the boy to the nurse's office, she said, "put a drop of soap of his lower lip, washed it out immediately and told him I never wanted to hear filth like that coming out of his mouth again."

    "Old-fashioned ways work," she said unapologetically.

    The boy behaved for the remainder of the day and didn't complain to his foster mother, Thomas said. The boy's brother told district officials what had happened, she said.

    Thomas was suspended indefinitely. The district could either fire Thomas - even though tenure provides such teachers "a lot of protection" - or level "a lesser amount of discipline," said Joanne Giuffrida, personnel chief in the 6,000-employee school district.

    "I wish we could have handled this more expeditiously too," Giuffrida said. She said an investigation will likely be completed within two weeks.

    More than 40 relatives of children in Thomas' class have asked for her to be reinstated.


    So, what do you guys think about this?
     
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    I think it is about $%$@% time! These #%$#)$ kids are out of hand.

    Seriously, I do think it is about time. It is obvious the kid isn't getting any discipline or values at home. All this time out crap and touchy feely nonsense is partly why kids and young adults these days have no values or repsect for anyone. There have never been any consequences of any significance associated with their poor behavior.

    I raised three sons. All of them are good kids and have only had minor run ins. That is because they were taught the difference between right and wrong from the beginning and knew there were specific consequences to their actions.
     
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    More kids need discipline. When 3rd graders spout out "Yo bitch get down here and suck my dick" i think theres a problem in this country. MAybe from a high schooler (whose looking to get slapped) but not from a 3rd grader.
     
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    I agree! It's disgusting the things kids get away with, and then everyones confused why young people are so damn hateful.
    I had my mouth washed out with soap ONCE when I was younger. It wasn't just a drop on my lip either, but I can tell you, I knew to watch my mouth.
     

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