Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Back in the Day

A blogging buddy posted a small tirade about how things have changed since she was a child. It is a story we're all accustomed to hearing in our childhood from our elders, but then somewhat shocking when we're old enough to start speaking on it ourselves. It is actually quite frightening how fast things change the older you get. I, for one, NEVER thought I would rush home to spend time on a computer! (Like right now). I don't think I want to list all the ways the world has changed since I was a child - that would be kinda depressing - but here is a small news item that caught my eye this morning from Waycross, Georgia. It says more than enough.
Third graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job, police said Tuesday. The plot involving as many as nine boys and girld at Center Elementary School in south Georgia was a serious threat, police said. School officials alerted police Friday after a pupil tipped off a teacher. Police said the students apparently planned to knock the teacher unconscious, bind her with the handcuffs and tape and then stab her. It wasn't clear whether they planned to kill her. They were apparently mad because the teacher scolded one of them. Two of the students were arrested on juvenile charges and a third arrest was expected.
That's more than enough change for me, how about you?

4 comments:

Edna said...

That's a pretty upsetting story. And it is even tougher for you because you are a teacher and must identify rather strongly with the teacher threatened by third graders because they were scolded! It's hard to believe.

Diane, I have just posted another poem on my blog, ItsLightIstheLamb.com It was written by a hermit who lives among the bushmen and is a perfect example of God praying in us.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I was so upset about that story myself. Personally I recall my third grade year, and it was the first sleep over, the thriller vcr tape viewing WITH my faux cabbage patch kid...now kids at that ripe age are plotting to harm?

What the H.E double toothpicks?
IF I ever caught wind of that I would have to do some serious re-evaluating with my own children based on how I parent and what I allow them to view on tv..
suddenly my styles would be required to change, and I'd throw every tv out of the house.

Change isn't always good is it!


I did have to laugh though, about about your mention of the "small tirade.." HAHAHA...

Have a great thursday!
Spring!

Always,
Elizabeth

Kelly Jene said...

I'm with Crusty, 3rd grade was all about finally growing into a big kid. Pajama parties, multiplication. I remember at that time, I loved my teachers, like they were family to me.

That is a horrible story. I hadn't heard it. Wow. Thank you God for home schooling! I can't even imagine. If I was a parent with kids in that school, I'd pull them out! Talk about bad influences!

CJM-R said...

When I was in 3rd grade my teacher read us the Box Car Children, and none of us would have ever thought of getting back at a teacher for a scolding.

I often think about how the heck this could happen to our children, but I agree with Crusty, TV has done our kids more harm than good.

Lena