Sunday, March 8, 2015

Know it all

Where I teach, like most schools in America, we have a drug problem. It isn't as serious as most schools, but it is there. The police got wind of some drug dealing, and decided to show up with a drug dog, which they used to sweep the school parking lot. They uncovered some drugs and a couple of weapons. (One of the kids busted with drugs was one you wouldn't expect- a National Honor Society, straight A type)

The weapons were knives, there were no firearms. After, the vice-principal (the same idiot from this post) was going from classroom to  classroom and talking to the students about the incident. One of the students asked him if they could bring pepper spray to school, and he told them yes, because the law doesn't consider pepper spray to be a weapon.

He is wrong. The state of Florida defines weapon in 790.001 as:
(13) “Weapon” means any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife. [emphasis added]

When it comes to weapons on campus, 790.115 has this to say:

(2)(a) A person shall not possess any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, at a school-sponsored event or on the property of any school, school bus, or school bus stop
It seems pretty clear cut, right? Well, I can't point this out to him because we have gotten in discussions in the past where I attempted to point out to him (politely) that he was incorrect in his belief in what the law says, and he told me to stop quoting the law to him, and for me to remember that I work for HIM and that he gets to tell me what the law says, not the other way around, because he is the boss.
I really detest working for people like this. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get out. Don't push a rope.
You have talent- and apparently like to teach. So find something you love to do, that others want to learn, and teach them. Motivated people are happy to pay to learn, and they are a joy to teach. JMO.