If you had any doubt if the culture of our youth is going in a dangerous direction, this video should change your mind. In it, a group of teenage students jumped a school administrator and no one stepped in to help.
In a video uploaded to social media, a group of several teenagers attacked a teacher at Harding High School on Wednesday. They pinned her against a wall, punched her and continued to hit and kick her after she fell to the floor. She managed to get off the floor and was taken taken to Carolinas Medical Center with possible internal injuries.
Police arrested a 15-and a 16-year-old Thursday in connection with the attack, according to WCNC.
Watch the video below (WARNING: Graphic language and violence)
This video represents a sad state of affairs that is spreading among our youth. Videos uploaded on a daily basis reveal a growing lack of respect for life in general.
However, all is not lost. Many of the students expressed shock at the video and said that the behavior of some of their fellow students was sinking to all-time low.
“People have done crazy stuff here but … no one went that far by fighting a teacher, jumping a teacher,” senior Nicholas Lawrence told WCNC.
“I just feel like it’s getting out of hand, man,” Dominique Murphy said. “I’ve been here four years. It’s getting worse.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released a statement Wednesday stating it was investigating the video and any students determined to be involved would be disciplined “to the fullest extent under and according to the code of student conduct.”
We certainly hope so — behavior like this is simply unacceptable. In fact, these students should be criminally prosecuted as well.
Teaching has always been one of the most difficult professions, not to mention underpaid. Now it appears it is also one of the most dangerous.
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