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    Student arrested after paper plane hits teacher in the eye

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...-eye/21660754/

    Police arrested a 17-year-old student in South Carolina on Tuesday, Jan. 10, after throwing a paper plane that struck his teacher in the eye.

    Facing up to a month of jail time, high school student David Michael Elliot was charged with a misdemeanor after his instructor, Edward McIver, reported the in-class incident to police.
    The kid was no saint and needed to be disciplined prior to this. But, third degree assault and battery?

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    More information is needed. If I had my eye poked out by a 17yo with a paper airplane, I'd be pretty cranky about it.

    As ever - it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
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    Seems like overkill. That said, if the kid has had prior behavior issues and admits to intending to hit the teacher in the head, he shouldn't be in the classroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RealCranky View Post
    More information is needed. If I had my eye poked out by a 17yo with a paper airplane, I'd be pretty cranky about it.

    As ever - it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
    I'd be very cranky, too. The question is whether it's criminal.

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    The teacher had recently had eye surgery, this kid deliberately threw a paper airplane at him, there had been prior incidents apparently. I understand the teacher being angry, and do feel like it could rise to the level of an assault depending on the entirety of the circumstances.
    Man, am I glad I teach kindergarten. Little people, little problems, (most of the time. We do have some big circumstances.)

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    A 17yo with a history of assault deliberately throwing a paper airplane into the eye of a teacher he knew just had eye surgery is very different from a 6yo casually throwing an airplane and accidentally hitting that same teacher in the eye--even if the outcome for the teacher is the same. The 17yo ought to be held accountable. The younger student not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justthinking View Post
    A 17yo with a history of assault deliberately throwing a paper airplane into the eye of a teacher he knew just had eye surgery is very different from a 6yo casually throwing an airplane and accidentally hitting that same teacher in the eye--even if the outcome for the teacher is the same. The 17yo ought to be held accountable. The younger student not so much.
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    A 17yo with a history of assault deliberately throwing a paper airplane into the eye of a teacher he knew just had eye surgery is very different from a 6yo casually throwing an airplane and accidentally hitting that same teacher in the eye--even if the outcome for the teacher is the same. The 17yo ought to be held accountable. The younger student not so much.
    Word.
    I would think, also, that teachers would forgive an errant airplane thrown by a student with no previous behavior problems, and not press charges. This was not the case, it was deliberate, and the 17yo should have known it would not go over well.

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    Ahh, and there's the "more information".

    If I thought it was just horseplay from a kid who hadn't given me grief in the past, I'd let it go.

    If it's kid who had had prior offenses did it on purpose, sounds like assault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RealCranky View Post
    Ahh, and there's the "more information".

    If I thought it was just horseplay from a kid who hadn't given me grief in the past, I'd let it go.

    If it's kid who had had prior offenses did it on purpose, sounds like assault.


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    You have to protect your teachers. If those kinds of kids get the sense that they can get away with anything, then it will be open season on teachers.
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