I can’t go into anything very specifically here. Those of us working in education have to watch our backs out here on the big wide tinternet…but I do want to vent a little evil glee.
Some months ago, I had a run-in with a student. He was agressive and threatening. I refused to teach him any more [something that you don’t get the chance for in schools of course]
Turned out he has a history of such behaviour, with almost every single teacher he encounters, and it’s gone on for so long that several staff members named him from my description of his behaviour.
He is inclined to make complaints, loudly and at high level, about any challenges to his behaviour, and I suspect that someone somewhere is hiding their head in the sand waiting for him to leave, to avoid the horrors of kicking him out.
Yesterday I heard a furore in the carpark outside my window. Another staff member was bawling his lungs out after some student’s car- they’d clipped his parked motorcycle. After a few minutes, 2 lads got out of the car and walked back, shouting the odds, and acting very offended that they should be shouted at. Guess who? And they were only the passengers…go figure.
Today, another student told me that ten minutes previously, they’d nearly shunted her parked car, and had screamed abuse at her when she objected.
Those concerned are putting reports in.