Running Head: CASE ANALYSIS PAPER
Case Analysis Paper
Date: August 20, 2011
The investigator has found three varying cases of student conduct to compare with given scenarios. In an interaction with a teacher, a student chose to disregard a teacher’s request; as a result, the teacher hastily brought the student to the office. Another student came to school with evidence of abuse and a teacher chose to disregard the signs. In the last scenario, a child received an injury when a teacher was supervising students playing on faulty playground equipment. The investigator will review teacher and student conduct as well as compare the scenarios to other cases and court rulings.
Following a suit against a teacher, a school board must review the teachers’ actions and intentions in reprimanding a student. A student, who was loudly swearing, would not respond to warnings to return to class. As a consequence, the teacher chose to grab the student and escort to the principal’s office. As a result, the student had bruises and a fingernail scrape on his arm from the teacher.
In reviewing the scenario, a similar case was found; the case of the New Jersey Board of Examiners versus a teacher. J.M. a schoolteacher, made an attempt to intercede when students were disregarding his requests. Students were to refrain from throwing a paper football, which they did not. In an attempt to retrieve the paper football, a student was struck in the face by J.M (NJDOE, 2009, para. 1). Subsequently, reports were sent to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the teaching board of examiners. In reviewing the case, the judge found J.M. should have chosen a different course of intervention. However, “the physical interaction that took place did not rise to the level of corporal punishment” (NJDOE, 2009, p. 2). Therefore, J.M. did not receive a revocation of his teaching license.
In reviewing both situations, the courts and...