Brooklyn Teacher Fined $10K For Making Third Grader Hit Bully Back

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Francis was also supposedly overheard uttering to one of her students, “When you act like a dog, you get treated like a dog,” said Lisa Brogan, the arbitrator who presided over Francis’ termination hearing.

Francis denied all of the allegations against her, saying that she was merely guilty of teaching the bully a lesson. The teaching veteran defended her actions by alleging that when she said, “How would you like it if [he] was to hit you back?” the victim took her words literally and began throwing punches out of the blue.  Francis claims that she did not have a chance to protect the bully.

Brogan, however, did not believe Francis because of her failure to report the violence to her superiors.

The behavior is extremely disturbing…. At best, it was a horribly misguided  attempt to teach a lesson about bullying,’ Brogan wrote. “She [Francis] exhibited extremely poor judgment and made an enormous blunder by trying to mete out a certain brand of justice for the class bully.”


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3 thoughts on “Brooklyn Teacher Fined $10K For Making Third Grader Hit Bully Back

  1. Actually that was the perfect discipline for that bully. That would definitely teach him not to do it again. On the other hand, I do understand why the teacher should be reprimanded. She is not suppose to uphold violence. She should have been a mediator (blah blah blah) That would have been the ethical and moral way to rectify the situation….but that fine is a bit ridiculously. I would say 1 day suspension would have been justifiable.

    But still I am on definitely on the teachers side with this one

  2. These school systems and the government is setting our black kids up for the new jails. It’s all about money! I would like to see a bully knock the hell out of a principal!

  3. I agree with the teacher….these bullys will never stop until something is done to them…then they’ll know what it feels like.

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