Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Those Are Some Third Graders!

A group of third graders in Waycross Georgia plotted to attack their teacher because she scolded one of them for standing on a chair. Police said that the students brought abroken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items.
Now when I was a kid we did a lot of things to our teachers. We put tacks on their chairs and the boys set stink bombs off in the science labs. One of our favorite tricks was to disappear during excursions to the woods for science lectures leaving one scared city teacher to frantically search for us while we made our way through the bush to the back of the local mall and bought ourselves soft drinks before leisurely making our way back to the school. Another time a group of us pooled our money to purchase an extra large bottle of Scope mouthwash to leave on the desk of a particularly disliked teacher who had bad breath causing him to give us an entire hours lecture on the reasons for some people to have halitosis leaving most of us in fits of laughter, but knives and handcuffs... never crossed our minds!
WTF were these kids thinking and where do they learn this stuff? To make things even more puzzling the police say that all in all these are generally pretty good kids!! I would hate to see what a BAD grade three kid is like.


  1. Dang! Georgia...they don't always play nice down south.

  2. I'd hate to see the "bad" kids, too, if these are the good ones. It's scary to see the way our kids are acting. What's becoming of us?

  3. Yes it is scary and every time I read something like this I ask myself what is influencing our children in this direction.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Hugs back.

    Back to your original subject, I work for a charity that helps the poor in Jamaica (and other areas). You may have heard that Jamaica is a very violent place, that a lot of their young men die early due to violence, or land in jail. His view was that the way to turn that around is that religion and a calling to a higher power is the only way to turn things around. That sounds like good advice for all of us.