Ugh. I know the school employees are supposed to do their jobs and be accountable, but can't we also admit that children and youth today aren't respectful of authority and everyone gets sued for things like this, instead of actually getting to the root of what caused the problem? Was the janitor being mocked day after day? Where did this 9-year-old hear curse words that are insulting to an adult? Didn't anyone intervene from the parents' perspectives on this problem, if the child was (likely) creating some degrading scenarios around the school? When do the parents have a job to do for their child, instead of leaving it to society to teach all these rules?! I know, the janitor should NEVER pay a child to be beaten up, that is completely another societal issue to talk about, but every single story I hear these days jumps on the defense of the "poor teens" or "innocent children" and never deals with what crime or horrific thing they did and always blames someone else for their lack of manners and upbringing.
I Know someone who works in after-care at an elementary school, and I am sure there are times when she wished she could order a "hit" on one of her bratty kids. I have to send her this article!
Yes, the kid badmouthing an adult is wrong and the kid should be disciplined, BY THE PARENTS. I consider what the janitor did as child abuse, even though she did not commit the act. To those saying this kid deserved it, what if this young child was beaten to death? Does he deserve death? The janitor should have acted like an adult and turned the kid in, not hire future thugs to do her dirty work and for $1!Also, who is to say this child actually did curse the janitor? I am not saying the child didn't because most kids these days are brats, but some adults are sick individuals, such as this janitor.Lets be thankful more damage wasn't done to this kid because it could have been worse. This janitor basically condoned bullying.
Wow so many idiots on here coming to the aid of the adult janitor are you knuckle heads kidding me. The kid is 9 years old, 9 years old wow what a country
I know right.
Any decent parent would beat their kids butt for that type of conduct towards an adult or anyone...beat it for free.
I don't condone the child's behavior, but I really don't think that janitor's behavior is in the least acceptable! After all, isn't the janitor an adult? The child's comment's should have been reported to the school principle and the principle should contact the parents and the kid should have been suspended.
I am shocked that the parent of the 9 yr old student who got beat us doesn't think anything about her son badmouthing a janitor as wrong. I would have paid each student $10 a piece but would have had 5 students beat him up.
Well, you are no better than the janitor. The janitor is a grown ass adult wanting to inflict pain onto a child. The janitor could have simply turned the kid in and had him suspended from school. I still consider what the janitor did as child abuse even if other children committed the act. So grow up twb142 I hope you are never in charge of children or have any.
OMG, another parent not parenting their child. Nowhere in this is the mother SHOCKED by the disrespectful trash mouthing her kid directed at an adult. Sure this janitor is an idiot...she should have reported him to the Principal to get this boys parents in for parenting 101. No names were told....not even just a LAST name? I wonder why that is.....hm, it isnt like EVERY kid at school isnt aware of this incident.
The kid needs to be disciplined. All the actions surrounding this little brat are reinforcing that it is okay to act as he/she did. The kids mother needs to be slapped.
Maybe the kid should be expelled and the parents fined...period !