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You've got to... lock the kids away [Jan. 20th, 2011|10:30 am]
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News read of the day: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/19/student-locked-in-cage_n_811006.html

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A shop teacher at a New Mexico high school has been put on paid on leave after cell phone video surfaced of her locking up a student in an outdoor cage.

Santa Fe police say the 15-year-old boy was acting out in class on Jan. 7. The teacher had other students help drag the boy outside and lock him in the chain-link enclosure used for storage.

Santa Fe Police Detective Sgt. Louis Carlos tells KOAT-TV in Albuquerque that the boy can be seen waving to classmates and eventually kicks the gate to free himself. Carlos calls the video disturbing and says the female teacher could face child abuse and false imprisonment charges.

The district attorney will determine if charges are warranted.

- Paid leave?!

And caption contest:


[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2011-01-20 05:22 pm (UTC)
"David Duchovney's Victorian theme parties are a big pile of shite" says Queen
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[User Picture]From: ellensparkleyes
2011-01-20 05:45 pm (UTC)
"take a look at the stiff over there. and the bust of his dead daddy. mommy-in-law dearest decided to hold a seance right before we got hitched, and the hubby was mum about it. grrrrrr."
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[User Picture]From: veronica_rich
2011-01-20 06:11 pm (UTC)
As unpopular as it'll make me, I gotta say, the reason I decided not to go into teaching high school is because I would have locked up the little brats in cages, too. (This also explains why I am childfree. I don't have the patience to make civilized humans out of tiny savages, LOL.)
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[User Picture]From: pandora_blue
2011-01-21 12:20 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised. It's New Mexico. They go on paid leave anytime there is a dispute, and I understand why when some of the details might be in question, but there is no question about this. Ugh.

I got nuthin' on the caption right now :)
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2011-01-21 02:44 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2011-01-21 03:13 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: unwrittenformat
2011-01-21 06:29 pm (UTC)
Bounce, why you lookin' so sad baby girl you need to cheer up
Bounce, I got the remedy, it's you on me then me on you

Then you on me, then me on you, then you on her

Then her on me, then her on you, and y'all on me

And me on y'all and y'all on me menage a trois
Menage a trois
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2011-01-21 10:17 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2011-01-21 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ye-e-e-a-a-h...there's a big difference between fantasizing about/joking in the teachers' lounge about using a cage with the kids, and actually *doing* it. If I were the parents, I would be furious.

Trust me, I deal with a kid that can be very trying at times at school, and there's no excuse for the cage.
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