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220 Pound Teacher Beaten up by 1st Grader

Is this man a gold digger or is his experiences emblematic of a culture where kids physically harm teachers with little recourse?:

Prepare for a story that gets stranger the more you read: A first-grade teacher was beaten up by one of his 6-year-old students, humiliating him so much that he sought professional therapy to cope with the incident’s aftermath.

The first-grade teacher, John Webster, was humiliated when 6-year-old Rodrigo Carpio hurt his knee and ankle during a rampage in April. Carpio stands at 4-feet-2-inches and weighs roughly 50 pounds. Webster is a hulking 250-pound former college running back.

“It’s sort of like an angel-devil sort of thing,” said Webster of his violent first-grade student, Carpio. “[Rodrigo] looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It’s been a nightmare. It’s embarrassing. It’s humiliating.”

Webster suffered a fractured ankle and injured knee in an incident that he says also resulted in the kicking and pinching of the school’s principal, a security officer and another teacher. Webster was apparently so shaken by the incident that he consulted with a psychiatrist to cope with the stress, and has now filed a lawsuit against the city over his injuries.

Carpio’s parents have scoffed at Webster’s intent to0 file suit. His father told the NY Post that the lawsuit “is totally absurd. How could my little boy do so much damage? My poor son.”

“My poor son?” Whether the injury is as severe as Webster claims is besides the point. The boy is not the victim in this story. Kicking a teacher is absolutely unacceptable whether it causes a break, a scratch or no pain at all.
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