RHS Student Charged with Assaulting His Teacher

The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A 17-year-old Newport boy was arrested around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for allegedly assaulting his teacher, police reports said.

Police were dispatched to Rogers High School for a report that a student had attacked a teacher.

According to reports, the student became upset because he felt the teacher was siding with another student.

Witnesses said during the disagreement, the boy said “I hate white people,” walked around the table and punched the teacher, who was sitting in a chair, in the face several times.

Newport Fire Rescue treated the teacher, who was bleeding from had a cut over his eye and had several bumps and welts. He said he did not need to be transported to the hospital.

The student was arrested and brought to the Rhode Island Training School.

The above reports detail arrests made by the Newport Police Department. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch. 

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Sean roberts December 10, 2012 at 08:38 AM
Btw! No village raises my children! We raise them ourselves! Take responcibility for your own actions and children.
DMChasmail December 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Wow, Quiselia, that line of thinking only proves why kids today are being brought up differently today. God forbit that you have kids of your own. When I was growing up if a neighbor or teacher...or a police officer ever had to get after me for poor behavior, as Sean Roberts said, I'd be better off with the cops. If an adult had to address me for any behavior, in those days when respect was taught, my mother would never have even thought of saying to the adult, "What did YOU do to make my child behave the way she did?" It would've been her looking at me and asking, "What did YOU do?" knowing that I was responsible for MY behavior. She'd take care of it if by chance the adult was wrong. But God help me if I ever even just thought of taking a hand to any adult, teacher or otherwise...and that'd be whether the adult was wrong or not. I'M responsible for MY behavior, and I have control over whether it's acceptable behavior or not....a lesson that kids today are sorely lacking!
DMChasmail December 18, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Unfortunately, and sadly, won't happen...not while we have kids bringing up kids.
DMChasmail December 18, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Sean, she's a kid...or an adult who for herself was never given the correct lessons and tools to grow up to be a responsible adult who then can teach those things to her own children...if she, God forbid, has any.
DMChasmail December 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
And by the way, Quiselia, proper behavior (or as in this case, "improper behavior" of the student) is not an "opinion." Life will be difficult for you if you never learn that for yourself.


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