Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Teacher David Grant Accused of Striking 8 Year Old Student

"Be thankful that it is not another teacher sleeping with a student."
"Is that suppose to make it all seem better?"

The couple were discussing the latest alleged teacher mishap down in Florida. David Adam Grant, an elementary school teacher, was arrested by Fort Lauderdale police for punching an 8-year-old student in the face.

Grant, a 36 year old art teacher at Sunland Elementary School, surrendered to the police Tuesday in connection with the November 5 incident. According to police, a "preliminary investigations revealed that an 8-year-old student ... had been battered."
Reportedly the young boy was struck near his left eye. Grant faces child abuse charges. The incident remains under investigation and Grant is to be presumed innocent until otherwise proven.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man should not be teaching if he struck this child!


Nancy

Anonymous said...

It is inexcusable for a teacher to hit a student!

Yula said...

The little brat probably had it coming to him!

Let's wait to hear the teacher's story.


Yula

Anonymous said...

There's a lot more to the story than what most news sites choose to report:


"I didn't notice the bruise on his eye until he came back from football practice," said Jennifer Brazzel, the child's mother. "I was like, 'Ronnie, come here. What happened to your eye?'"

"He goes, 'Oh, the art teacher beat me up.' And I said, 'What do you mean, the art teacher beat you up?'" Jennifer Brazzel said.

The third-grader continued the story.

"I fell down. (He) hit me with his left hand," Ronald Brazzel said."
-www.local10.com

My own brother used to play football and he would come home bruised from head to foot. The kid probably got it from there, then used the earlier incident where he fell down and the teacher 'hit him with his left hand' to justify the wound. Oh and parents really do have a way of manipulating their children to twist an incident into something worse than what originally happened.

Anonymous said...

I doubt some "pansy art teacher" beat up a football player. Even if the kid was only 8, I think it is made up. "Art teachers" just don't go around beating up kids.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above. Probably got hurt in football and is trying to blame it on the art teacher.

Anonymous said...

We shall see on this one...

Ms Calabaza said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Anonymous said...

Hittin a brat aint ever right!

Anonymous said...

Well if he did not it the brat then he should not be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Another example of black on white crime. Can you image the riots if it was the other way around?

Anonymous said...

I suspected that Legal Pub did not post a photo of the defendant because he did not want to emphasize the race issue...

Anonymous said...

Race should not be an issue!

Anonymous said...

This, if true, is child abuse...

Anonymous said...

This, if true, is child abuse...

Anonymous said...

can't slap kids around!