6-year-old beats up his gym teacher
School violence seems to be on the increase in every corner of our nation. From shooting to bullying, there appears to be no end to the damage our young people can inflict upon themselves and their victims.
One such victim is John Webster, a 27-year-old gym teacher at PS 330 in Queens, New York. I should also mention that Webster is a former college football player who stands at 5’10″ and weighs in at 220 pounds.
According to Webster, the trouble started as he was escorting several students to the cafeteria, including 6-year-old Rodrigo Carpio. Webster attempted to hold Carpio by the wrist when the child started to bite him. He took Carpio to the principal’s office to be disciplined and the mean-spirited youngster kicked Webster in the ankle and the knee, which made a distinct popping sound.
Webster is now wearing a brace on his right leg and has been seeing a therapist to deal with what he calls an “embarrassing and humiliating nightmare.”
Carpio, referred to as a “tiny terror” by Webster’s lawyer, is no stranger to violence and aggression. In addition to attacking his gym teacher, Carpio has also kicked his principal and pinched a number of others, including a security officer.
Carpio may only weigh in at 50 pounds, but I strongly suggest someone turn this kid on to boxing. We just might have the next heavyweight champ on our hands!
Posted on October 1, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, crime, current-events, education, Middle school, news, perspectives, Physical education, Queens, school, school violence, Teacher, United States, Violence and Abuse. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.