Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bill Maher

“Look, this kid deserves an apology, no doubt about it, they were wrong, but can we have a little perspective about this?” Bill Maher asked. “Did the teacher really do the wrong thing?”

Yes, the teacher over-reacted. All the teacher had to do was stop and ask the student who their teacher was and what it was? And then take the student to the science teacher to verify it was a homework assignment and the teacher knew what it was.

It could have easily been handled quietly without reporting a teacher's fear and arresting the student. Now the student has a juvenille arrest record for no reason than a teacher's bad judgement and over-reaction to a clock.

And yes, I might think if the student was white, black or Asian, the teacher might have not acted the same and been more inquisitive to ask the student first than simply over-reacting out of fear of the student's ethnicty.

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