It's been an active five weeks to open the school year, with brazen and sometimes-creative stunts authored by high school students. What's the right course of action for administrators?
If the first five weeks of high school this year are any indication, mischief is on the rise. Forget the more serious bomb threats in Greendale, Menomonee Falls and Racine; the goofiness has taken hold all over southeastern Wisconsin: What's the right reaction to pranks such as these? Should students face serious consequences, or is a "let kids be kids" attitude best? Vote in our poll and then discuss your experiences in our comments section.
Incidents involving Lincoln School teacher under investigation by police, school district.
Wauwatosa police are investigating allegations that a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School made a 10-year-old student stand in a closet for more than half an hour to punish the boy for laughing in class. The youth's father filed a complaint with police and the school district on Friday in which he said his son had been mistreated and slightly injured by the teacher in two separate incidents. According to police: In one incident, the boy said he had been made to stand in a small closet because he had been laughing. The boy told his father that another child disciplined for the same behavior had been sent to the cafeteria, yet he had been sent to the closet. The father did not know about that incident until his son told him that he had been …