Jump to content
Paulding.com

Northside Elementary


Recommended Posts

I can't find any link and its not on their website, but on WSB Radio this morning they said Paulding Cnty Sheriff is investigating that a teacher pinned a 4 yr old special needs student to the floor. Sounded like it happened a week or so ago. We have kids that go there and haven't heard about any of this. I didn't think they had a program for 4 yr olds. Story didn't really make sense. Just wondering.

Edited by janko9
Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw the story on ABC yesterday evening. It was a 5 year old in K at Northside. The teacher held him to the floor and the parents were not notified until the next day. The boy is a special needs student with communication delays so he was unable to tell his parents what had happened. So sad! I was in tears as I watched.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw it on the TV news last night, and yes - it was in Paulding County.

 

Ha - it's coming on the noon news right now, as a matter of fact.

 

Anyway, I'm sick of people calling the news stations and making their personal grievances sound like 'news' stories. If this woman has a problem with the school, let her take it up with the school. From what I heard, her son was not abused - he was having a tantrum and he was *restrained*.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Restraint is not always a bad thing....IF the caregiver has been properly trained.

It can protect the child and others in the area.

THAT BEING SAID!!!!

Any event of this sort must be documented and communicated. That may be where the ball was dropped.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't find any link and its not on their website, but on WSB Radio this morning they said Paulding Cnty Sheriff is investigating that a teacher pinned a 4 yr old special needs student to the floor. Sounded like it happened a week or so ago. We have kids that go there and haven't heard about any of this. I didn't think they had a program for 4 yr olds. Story didn't really make sense. Just wondering.

 

I didnt hear that, I did see the Marshal pulling up to the school at 7:30 though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw it on the TV news last night, and yes - it was in Paulding County.

 

Ha - it's coming on the noon news right now, as a matter of fact.

 

Anyway, I'm sick of people calling the news stations and making their personal grievances sound like 'news' stories. If this woman has a problem with the school, let her take it up with the school. From what I heard, her son was not abused - he was having a tantrum and he was *restrained*.

 

I concur. HR is special needs and I can't count an all my digits how may times she had to be restrained when she was younger - she had very 'RainMan' type fits when she went into sensory overload (like he did in the casino, really). Restraint isn't a bad thing. Dropping the ball on communication is, but the parents really should be used to restraint by now. I can't imagine calling the news over a very typical special needs issue.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I concur. HR is special needs and I can't count an all my digits how may times she had to be restrained when she was younger - she had very 'RainMan' type fits when she went into sensory overload (like he did in the casino, really). Restraint isn't a bad thing. Dropping the ball on communication is, but the parents really should be used to restraint by now. I can't imagine calling the news over a very typical special needs issue.

Link to post
Share on other sites

good heavens. Who in their right mind would WANT to be a special needs teacher when they are scrutinized so heavily?! I agree that restraint should be used only when absolutely necessary. Teachers are also not above being held to a high standard but good grief! As taxpayers are we headed towards a society where EVERYTHING is video taped for our own protection? Even that is often misinterpreted! Teachers are screened and the majority of them are good people, especially those that teach the special needs. They don't take those classes unless they want them, right?

 

God help the teachers and the parents of special needs kids.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

good heavens. Who in their right mind would WANT to be a special needs teacher when they are scrutinized so heavily?! ....

 

Not I. As soon as public schools were forced to try to be all things to all people, they were doomed to failure. I know that many folks will disagree with me, but there are some situations where 'special needs' children need to be in a 'special' school. It has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with making sure they get the customized attention they need to learn.

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay thanks for more info folks. It was a small plug this morning that said the kid was 4. I knew it didn't make sense. Thank You. Wife snd I were a little shocked to hear it at first. We love the school

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...