The incident is under investigation. Gardner Academy for Learning and Technology serves as a dropout prevention program for approximately 60 students, Pellegrino said.
We got another viral video of a dindu nuffin teenager from an alternative school whining about being restrained for his own shitty behavior:
A principal at a central Massachusetts alternative high school has been placed on leave after an incident involving a student on a bus, according to the school district. Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark J. Pellegrino said the incident happened Thursday on a school bus parked in front of Gardner Academy for Learning and Technology.
Pellegrino did not offer details about what transpired during the incident, but said while images and videos posted to social media “accurately depict brief moments of the end of this incident, they also create a narrative that is incomplete, misleading and one-sided. Fortunately, a bus camera recorded audio and video of the entire incident,” Pellegrino said.
That video was given to the Gardner Police Department and Gardner’s Human Resources Director, Pellegrino said. Department of Children and Families was also notified.
“As a precaution to ensure we are providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, the principal has been placed on paid administrative leave while we complete our investigation,” Pellegrino said.
Some students are now facing serious charges. One student Boston 25 News spoke with has been suspended until at least Wednesday and could face expulsion. Izaiah Quinones says he saw his principal pinning down his friend over one of the bus seats.
“When I first saw him, when I first saw the purple in his face I could tell my friend was in harm like he was being hurt from the principal who’s supposed to be the role model of our school,” Quinones said.
He says he then tried to help his friend, pushing through another teacher to get onto the bus.
“He went like this, like he was about to swing like hammer fist down on the kid,” Quinones said.
Izaiah’s mother Tracey Clarke says she doesn’t blame her son for trying to help his friend, but she would like to see the entire video from inside the bus to better understand why he is facing serious charges.
“Nobody’s allowing me to see the video from the school bus, so all we have to go on is what’s outside the bus right now that the kids took,” she said. “The rest of his life over this, trying to help somebody else because what he thought was going on was wrong.”
New rule – if your kid gets kicked out of regular school and has to attend the alternative school that exists solely to reduce the dropout rate, I don’t want to hear your opinions about discipline, education, or parenting. You already failed tremendously in all of those regards if your kid ends up at a school like this. Your kid is there because he wasn’t raised to respect rules or authority. He got this way because his mother never held him accountable for his behavior, much like Mom is doing now.
“Nobody’s allowing me to see the video from the school bus, so all we have to go on is what’s outside the bus right now that the kids took,” she said.
What’s outside of the school bus was your out of control brat banging on window and then running onto a bus and touching the principal of the bad kid school.
“The rest of his life over this, trying to help somebody else because what he thought was going on was wrong.”
It’s not your kid’s job to “try to help” another kid because he’s arbitrarily decided that he thought that what the principal was doing was wrong. His opinions on school discipline are irrelevant, which is why he’s at the bad kid school to begin with.
We have no background as to what happened in this, but we do know it’s an alternative school so the kid on the bus was probably being a huge shithead and was being restrained for his own safety. We have no idea if the principal is trained in restraints like this. We know nothing about the behavior history of the kid on the bus and whether or not he has a proclivity for violence, but we know he goes to this school so he’s probably a gigantic pain in the ass.
I know these things for two reasons:
- I used to work at a school for bad kids in Worcester, so I know they operate.
- I used to get inhouse suspension a lot when I was a student at Worcester South High School, and Peter McMorrow was the in-house suspension teacher.
McMorrow was always a good shit. Real military looking dude who was one of the football coaches.
He was a really nice guy and pretty laid back. If he restrained a kid it was for a good reason.
And just to be clear, I didn’t end up in in-house because I was rude or disrespectful to teachers. I ended up there because I did things like jump in the Asian Club yearbook picture:
Worth it. It was cool though because the Asian kids and me were real tight. And the good part about in-house was it was 7 hours of silence AND you got to eat all the leftovers government food at lunch because you went last. I passed three AP exams because of all the studying I was able to do during in-house suspension, and the fact that McMorrow didn’t let us talk or fuck around. Hopefully they let him return to school shortly and this kid gets expelled.
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