Me: “Hey, we just need to ask everyone what they saw, and then we need to make a decision about how we’re moving forward with this.”
Student: “I didn’t do ANYTHING!”
Me: “I hear you, but you were there, so we have to find out what happened.”
Student: “I’m not the one who tagged the bathroom! They’re all a bunch of goddamn snitches!”
Me: “Um…just an observation…but if you didn’t do anything…how can they be snitching?”
Student: *death stare*
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14 year old student who has a future, someday, in politics: Ms Deb, really what is important here is not WHO did it, but that it gets cleaned up,RIGHT?
Deb pauses to build a sense of false hope… : Nope, the evil-doer must pay.
HA!!! Love! And that kid is amazing…in detention. 🙂
Love that logic!
I love when they tell on themselves…makes the paperwork so much easier.
This is why I love teaching! Kids are such rotten liars!
It’s the only good thing for them to fail at. Scratch that…it’s also good when they fail to conceive.
and i’m sure it won’t be him that slashed your tires either.
Shhhhhh…he thinks I drive the blue Prius.
🙂 Nice work, Detective Meg!
Semantics…it gets ’em every time… 🙂
Wow. In my school it took TIME to start the vandalism – like, enough time for someone to cultivate a grudge about something utterly ridiculous. 😉
I blame the availability of Sharpies. 🙂