Kids Posting Online Tutorials About How To Get Teachers Fired

'You need to play the victim'

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Kids! They're adorable, right? The picture of innocence, with goodness and gumdrops in their souls, right?

Wrong. Turns out they're pure evil. A Fox News investigation found a number of online videos in which young (sometimes very young) students say how they got their teachers fired with false allegations, and explain how others can do the same.

"So I had this teacher, right, Ms. Keller, and I just didn't like her. So you know what, I said, let me just get her fired," one video begins. "So I went to the principal, and instead of saying I was molested, you need to play the victim."

Another finds two young boys explaining how they retaliated against a teacher who allegedly played favorites, repeatedly telling the principal she was harassing them until the teacher left the school. They describe accumulating evidence with hidden cameras, creating a petition to get the teacher fired, and eventually getting a parent involved.

You'd think the teacher had assigned them a brutally offensive essay about slavery, or something. But no: instead, she only asked her students to follow a color-coded classroom management chart.

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Other videos include a student who says he got a fifth grade Spanish teacher fired, and a fourth boy who claims to be "researching how to get my teacher fired." What remains consistent through out: the students, all male, seem convinced beyond all doubt that they've done the right thing.

Gayle Fallon, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, was shocked that students would make false claims of impropriety for something as minor as getting an A- instead of an A. "I don't think at the age those students are they realized the can ruin a person's home life," she told My Fox Houston. "Their family often turns on them, they ruin their career, they ruin their reputation in the community."

Lawyer Chris Tritico, who regularly represents teachers in criminal cases, advised them to limit one-on-one exchanges with students and to avoid friend requests on Facebook. "[Students] are not your friends," he told Fox. "This is a professional relationship, and you should always treat it that way."

And definitely, definitely don't use color coding.

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dankescott

Good luck with lawsuits (defamation or otherwise). Teachers get less respect than lawyers in our society. Who is going to side with them?

March 31 2014 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rusty53233

Sounds like the fired teachers might have a lawsuit against the schools.

March 29 2014 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

Why not a defamation action against the purveyors of such allegations?

March 31 2014 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kay

wait till they grow up and live in the "real" world. College, jobs marriage and having little monsters like themselves to raise. Good luck you little, well you fill in the adjective you think fits here.

March 28 2014 at 1:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
starstrz

You know what is hilarious about this article? The mini-link to find a job as a teacher right in the middle... haha?

March 27 2014 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eeverettm

And people think kids are such innocent little angels. They can be much more cruel to their own peers as well.

March 27 2014 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jfoxgeojoc

Truly hope these little buttheads posts are traced and they are made to pay for their deceit. Hey guys, how'd ya like going to class in Juvie?

March 27 2014 at 6:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
carnut122

Their parents must be proud.

March 27 2014 at 6:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harry

In a few years they'll be posting videos of the best way to empty garbage cans without getting off the back of the truck. These "geniuses" are going no where fast. They can't even put a complete sentence together. They are the human equivalent of "hazardous waste" and one of the strongest arguments for late term abortion that I've seen in a long time.

March 27 2014 at 5:16 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Connie Hart Travis

Listen to all on here, there is a way to deal with these two little punks- someone "please post this over to FACEBOOK" and send into social media asking ALL WHO are on there to help expose them and in no time SOMEONE will know something and these so called victims will be able to defend themselves and GO STRAIGHT TO THE PARENTS (send a lawyer to be your mouth piece from then on) and I bet the farm the parents wont be so quick to defend these two little dorks who should be grounded for dressing that way, that's what tells me there is no one wanting to deal with their kids anymore and it is easier to just let them have their way. If all the kids doing this and making these type of online videos to cause even more problems, these kind of punk kids wont be joyful when mommy and daddy have to go to court on your behalf (not adult until 18) and face the music, they defended these kids once, so I am sure they wont mind doing it again.

March 27 2014 at 4:53 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Sekinu2

The 2 in the video seem mildly retarded or something. They seem slow..Anyways if this is true I do hope the school goes back reinstates the teacher rulkes the kids do not complete the grade and if they have already moved up make them go back down and retake that year then they have to redo each year they already started. then lets not forget the restitution and the communitty service they should be given maybe 1000 hours each

March 27 2014 at 3:00 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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