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Thrown chair hits counselor, leads to Mont Pleasant lockout

A Schenectady Fire Department rescue truck responds to Mont Pleasant Middle School on Wednesday after a guidance counselor was hit in the back and legs by a chair thrown by an angry student.
A Schenectady Fire Department rescue truck responds to Mont Pleasant Middle School on Wednesday after a guidance counselor was hit in the back and legs by a chair thrown by an angry student.
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A student “inadvertently” threw a chair at a guidance counselor at Mont Pleasant Middle School on Wednesday, leading to a situation in which school officials locked out parents and visitors while police and paramedics rushed inside, according to authorities. Two hours later, officials described the event as a minor incident. The school was placed on lockout to “protect the privacy of the student and the staff member involved,” said district spokeswoman Karen Corona. The entire ...

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birmy
November 20, 2013
6:50 p.m.

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Hmmm. That is my first thought when I read "inadvertent". Second thought is I really wonder if people think teachers are able to fix all these problems exhibited by students. Are students throwing chairs in the direction of adults in other districts?

tonijean613
November 20, 2013
8:49 p.m.

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This is what kids growing up in poverty, neglect, maybe abused- results in- kids expressing their stressful home life in school is my opinion.
We need to nurture these kids as best as possible. Violent TV has only made our children worse off- across all communities-Kids "learn" and do what they see.
so so sad-

ChuckD
November 20, 2013
8:53 p.m.

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And well played by the school. It could've become a bigger issue than just a temper tantrum but it sounds like they kept it in perspective with a healthier outcome.

wmarincic
November 21, 2013
7:31 a.m.

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When I grew up if you "had an episode" you would get paddled at school and at home, I remember very few "episodes" when I was a kid. Obviously you libs with your touchy feely way of raising children does not work, that has been proven over the last forty years because spare the rod spoil the child has worked for centuries before it.

joycemadre
November 21, 2013
10:23 a.m.

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have to agree with the fact that ways of the present arent showing a benefit to the behavior of our children. Compromise should be seriously considered which, yes is an outragous thought in this society. Also poverty needs to be repaired and whether on assistance or not community service and or being at an employement agency , learning resume building, etc should be mandatory. Might want to see if poliitcians could work on that. Having a new face lift all around downtown is great but they need to have lights on. Bring in some substantial jobs, Schenenctady has lost most of MVP, Bechtel and others !! All these things effect what goes on in our schools.

irishlad1234
November 22, 2013
10:36 a.m.

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"inadvertently" Are you kidding me! This is junior high, not high school, when I went to Pleasant in 1960, we had none of this. Yes, we had tough kids, but they respected as to where they were. When I went to Irving for junior high, Irving was a tough school, and everyone knew their place, and had respect for the teachers,You never questioned a phys Ed teacher like Mr Lester Welsh, or a great teacher like Al Champa, we let it all go outside the school, never inside. Look where society has come. Look at these mass murders around our Country, children today don't have a value of human life. It starts at home, its what their taught at home!!

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