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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 12, 2012

The assistant principal at Monroe did the right thing in breaking up that fight. Obviously, nobody else offered a hand to try and help stop the fight. I’m glad somebody over there is trying to do something.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 4 months ago

That is part of his job. The Resource Officers are suppose to be handling it too. Where were they, in their office and doing nothing as usual?

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bigbob 1 year, 4 months ago

I agree they want to act like thugs treat them like thugs. They should have gone to jail instead of home with a parent who obviously hasn't done their job. Maybe they were some of Albanys welfare babys born only for a bigger welfare check.

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agirl_25 1 year, 4 months ago

Remember tho, that most of the time those fights are a result of two girls wanting to prove to their sistahs that they are the baddest asses around..hahahahaha...if not the biggest... and this is I suppose their way of proving their alpha standing. Better to mark their territory this way than to urinate in a corner I suppose......Ok, let the comments on my racist remark begin....in three..........two.....and.....one......go for it........

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jglass 1 year, 4 months ago

I applaud the assistant principal. He did the right thing!!!!

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

Shakespearean lesson here - " much ado about nothing." High school kids have gotten in scuffles since there were teenagers and high schools. It happens in Lee County, Deerfield, Westminster, Marist and Choate. Will continue. Principal absolutely did the right thing. Most of these schools have electronic monitors everywhere except the bathrooms and dressing rooms. The dust up is on tape and probably an official was observing.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

If, as one Squaker indicates, the Resource Officers are sitting in their office. Then someone needs to make an official complaint that Conley will have to address. The Principal may have opened the system to a law suit. Possibly he needs anger management. The question isn't whether he should have broken up the fight or not, it is whether he took the most appropriate action to accomplish that task.

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sad_for_albany 1 year, 4 months ago

Walt, What's wrong with you? He did the correct thing. He jerked an knot in her tail and the fighting stopped. It didn't increase. It stopped. Period. Anger management my behind... People like you are why we have the crap we have now.

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agirl_25 1 year, 4 months ago

I have always wondered what Anger Management class actually consist of...has anyone else? I mean the real thing, not the TV or movie version.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

You really believe a man that big had to fling the girl down on the ground? How about if she hit her head and died? Would that have been acceptable to you? I don't. Now if the intend was to harm, then that would be OK. If a Policeperson did it, someone would be screaming excessive force. There is a differance between a child and a full grown male.

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sad_for_albany 1 year, 4 months ago

Walt, Let's not pretend we are talking about children here. We are talking about people in High School. People who text and drive, have babies and all of the other "Adult" activities that 16, 17 and 18 year olds do. If they want to fight and put themselves and others at risk, let them suffer the consequences. They want to act grown, let them suffer. Some how I doubt that you weren't given the paddle of correction when you were in school either. Fights get out or control in a hurry. Would you have rather everyone stood back and watched until the losing side broke out a gun to even the score?

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

We always settled our differances in the Park after school because of the Parental fallout and the Shop Teachers paddle. However, in this litigacious society I for one want to avoid Lawyers getting rich off the Taxpayers. I have seen many fights broken up at Randolph Clay. All without excessive force. Principal Byrd was about the same size as this man, but never resorted to such a dangerous move, and seemed successful

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sad_for_albany 1 year, 4 months ago

If the truth be known Walt, I suspect he probably didn't mean for it to turn out that way. But when the blood starts pumping when you wade into something like that, things happen that you don't expect. Like you, we settled our differences at the park after school too. Of course, we didn't have to worrk about knives or guns. Just fists and kicks to the stomach if you fell to the ground.

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alleebrin 1 year, 4 months ago

Oughta be like in the olden days - you didn't get into trouble at school, about anything, or you were in much bigger trouble when you got home!!! (It all begins at home!)

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

I know that's right. Household rule: You get a paddling at school you get an arse whipping at home. No matter the circumstances. After the punishment there was a hearing which started with "do we need to talk about your side of the story?"

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