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    06-23-2012, 03:28 AM
  #51
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
I was watching this on the news this morning. They showed a father of one the kids coming to apologizefor his childs behavior. Really???

If that was my child, I would of drug him over to her house by his hair after he got a sore bum and he would apologize. He should know better than to disrespect an elder. And I would be taking another look at my parenting skills.

Of course this comes from a gal who doesn't have children...tee he.
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I'm on the same page as you! I do have kids and the day they speak to ANYBODY like that, they will know all about consequences!

I have a nephew (hes horrible) who from the age of 3 would call people fat, b*tch, ect. He'd walk up and say "your a fat b*tch I hate you" and all his parents/grand parents/other adults would do is say "hes only 3..." which turned into 4, 5, 6 and he's still at it. He's a kid in the making to be one of those brats and there is nobody to blame but the adults who have done nothing to mould him into a well behaved child. It went so far that one day, after being cursed at and having a show thrown at him; my husband grabbed the kid by nis neck, dragged him into a different room where his father/grand mother were and told the father to sort the kid out. He was then told to stop annoying the child!

My 5 year old came home from her first day of school to tell me one of the kids as fat. We have since had numerous conversations about feelings, being nice and what you can and can not say to people. I didnt send her in to play videogames and assume she would grow out of it. Her teacher has since told me what a pleasant kid she is and how she is nice to all of the other kids, even the one who has bullied her.

I hope these parents get a wake up call, a 30 min conversation over dinner every evening to find out what is going on in you child's life is all it takes.
     
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    06-23-2012, 12:36 PM
  #52
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
Yep, those are the kids we're raising today.....Sad isn't it?
IMO these kids weren't raised. They are just getting older. Kids who are "raised" know better than this. This video shows just how much this generation is neglected and allowed to run amuck.

Back to the thread about farm work being child labor.... Doubt those farm kids would even consider doing this to someone. Especially an elder.
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    06-23-2012, 12:45 PM
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I would HOPE that the extent of the training for bus monitor is to give them a phone that they use to call 911 when the kids get that unruly. She should have alerted the driver to pull over so that the police could find them.

In NO way should a "bus monitor" confront a gang of kids physically. Are you kidding me to think anyone should get physical with anyone's children? They can be big, mean and HURT YOU. Besides, attacking those kids is a lawsuit in the making. Leave it to professional confronters.
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    06-23-2012, 04:41 PM
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This is horrid, to say the least. I think it is interesting how many KIDS on youtube posted about this incident - saying how awful it was and how disgusting the kids involved were.

I would be so interested in hearing what the parents of these creatures have to say about their children's behavior. Seeing as how the kids wanted it video-ed...they must have not feared any reprimand from ma or pa if they were to find out.

Good behavior, conduct, character, etc., of kids these days is rewarded almost exclusively by private entities. The government seems to favor rewarding the opposite sort of behavior, at least it doesn't favor correcting it w/o "their" permission, a lawyer present along side a grant writer for funding for behavior problems and riddlin. I think it shows.
     
    06-23-2012, 05:04 PM
  #55
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The problem IMO is that nowadays it is SO hard to do anything really disciplinary without getting sued. The kid cries enough, the parents get irritated, then a lawsuit.

Now in my school we have 70 kids total....People here just don't do things like that. And if someone does, they get their a** kicked.

Example: One kid mentioned something against the only gay boy we have like, ever had (sweetest kid ever, love him to death) someone made a nasty comment to him and was instantly attacks by about the entire student body....Hence why those things just don't happen here.

It's awful what they did to the bus driver. Those kids could spend a week here and get themselves back in line.
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    06-23-2012, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
I would HOPE that the extent of the training for bus monitor is to give them a phone that they use to call 911 when the kids get that unruly. She should have alerted the driver to pull over so that the police could find them.

In NO way should a "bus monitor" confront a gang of kids physically. Are you kidding me to think anyone should get physical with anyone's children? They can be big, mean and HURT YOU. Besides, attacking those kids is a lawsuit in the making. Leave it to professional confronters.
First, I doubt this is the first time these lovely little darlings acted out on the bus. My guess, and I think someone else said this too, is that they have acted in a disrespectful fashion to them in the past. It has escalated to this. Had she dealt with the disrespect a long time ago, this may not have gotten to this point.

Why would you "hope" the only training monitors get is a phone? I don't get that. Why would you not be in favor of them getting training appropriate to the level of kids they will be working with?

I am also puzzled as to who EVER said she should deal with them physically? I must have totally missed that comment.

All I have said is that she should have SOMEHOW had the driver stop the bus so that the "professional confronters" could deal with them, be it police, principal, etc. SHe probably could have screamed and gotten the driver to stop. It has been said that the driver did not hear the ruckus as the window was open, there was road noise, etc.
     
    06-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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This should be interesting legally. I am somewhat confused as to who, exactly, has jurisdiction over school buses. My children have never taken one to school, so I have never had the occasion to ask. I know they are federally funded and often service multiple schools. Is it the district, the DoT, who?
     
    06-24-2012, 04:41 AM
  #58
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The way I see it, the behavior of the kids its reprehensible.
Eachof them deserves a severe paddling and a month of detention at hard labor, scrubbing floors and walls until they shine like mirrors. Better yet, they can go and care for her yard and make it immaculate for her, as reparations for their actions.
The district needs to reevaluate the people they hire to monitor the bus rides.
The lady deserves to retire with the respect of all parties involved.
Bus monitors are generally retired folks, and it doesn't really take a whole heck of a lot to do the job. Those folks are the few that would take such a job, both because of the pay scale and because they have other income from which to live.
$350 a week? After taxes, that's about 260 take home.
Who can pay the bills on that? You'd haveto be working 3 jobs to make ends meet!
Be merciful with this nice woman who did her best throughout her life to serve the community.
Beatthe rats ass kids with a switch, and compel then to make things right and sweat for it too.
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    06-24-2012, 04:59 AM
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I am just trying to visualize these amoral monster's home life about 1 minute after this story had clearly reached the media. I mean, I am guessing they didn't tell their parents before it got on national TV, or maybe the school broke the news to them before hand. So, their parents must have jobs...I bet it was fun at work the next day. Poetic justice.
     

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