Deputies: Alleged Battery Of A Student By Northview Teacher Did Not Happen

March 31, 2011

A reported battery of student by a teacher this week at Northview High School did not happen, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

A 16-year female student first told the school resource officer that she and the teacher got into a verbal argument over poster board at which time the teacher snatched the poster board out of her hand. The student also alleged that the teacher stated that she was going to hit her.

Another Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy, not the school resource officer, that investigated the incident determined that the teacher only touched the 16-year on her arm and directed her to sit down at her desk. The student told the deputy during the interview that she in fact did not hear the teacher say she was going to hit her and at no time did she fear for her safety. Other witnesses in the classroom also confirmed that the teacher did not strike or threaten the student.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, no battery occurred and no charges will be filed against the teacher.


31 Responses to “Deputies: Alleged Battery Of A Student By Northview Teacher Did Not Happen”

  1. student of northview on April 6th, 2011 6:57 pm

    you guys can sit here and say all you wont to saying that the teacher is in the right but yall dont have to sit in her class everyday and listen to her tell you that you are never going to amount to anything and that you are going to be homeless. if u are going to call yourself a teacher be a good leader. i have goals and dreams and hope that one day i can reach them.

  2. David Huie Green on April 4th, 2011 5:41 pm

    “on my offense both are guilty here”


    shoot ‘em both

    David uncharacteristically non serious

  3. Student on April 4th, 2011 2:12 pm

    In the first place she shouldnt have had lied to the officer, but also the teacher shouldnt have touched the student either. So on my offense both are guilty here.

  4. David Huie Green on April 2nd, 2011 1:58 pm


    People DON’T always want to resort to violence. SOME believe it is a part of communication, though. This is especially likely when the child doesn’t respond to written or verbal communication or body language.

    It can definitely backfire, though. Some children ignore any communication not tied to violence. There is a good chance they will face far harsher violence when they get older and deal with people who don‘t love them as much as their parents and possibly even teachers do, as they ignore the communications of the people they meet.

    David for two way communication

  5. Bob Hudson on April 2nd, 2011 12:51 pm

    Did the Girl lie? Yes she did, did she have any regard for what might happen to the teacher because of her lie. No she did not. Kick her out for 2 weeks and give her time to think about it.And put in in her school record.

  6. Concerned parent on April 2nd, 2011 1:55 am

    Actually, old lady, there IS a very good reason for kids not to obey teachers. If the teacher is telling them to do something that is wrong (how many teachers have had affairs with their students?) or against what their parents have taught them. Or what if your child has diarrhea (sorry to have to be crude here, but it’s necessary to make the point) and asks to go to the bathroom and the teacher tells them no? Would you rather they stayed in the classroom and pooped their pants? What if they are really sick and about to vomit and ask to go to the nurse and the teacher refuses? What if your daughter suddenly has her monthly visitor but the teacher says “Oh well. You should have gone between classes”? (Which, btw, is only 3 minutes to get from the last class to the next which may be clear across campus) Suppose they are having an asthma attack and need to go get their inhaler (since they are no longer allowed to carry it with them)? Yeah, my kid better not mind the teacher in one of these situations.

    I mean, seriously, there ARE times in which you simply CANNOT expect a child to obey the teacher. And if you don’t back your child up when they are in the right, you will lose all respect that child has ever had for you. I refuse to blindly go along with whatever the teacher says simply because he/she is the teacher. That’s like saying, “Oh, hey, he’s a priest so you do whatever he tells you.” We all know where that mentality leads them, don’t we?

    Sorry, but your comment was very wrong. We would be gullible fools to teach our kids to follow adults’ every command. Talk about setting them up to be molested and taken advantage of. Geez!!

  7. Just an old lady--- on April 1st, 2011 9:43 pm

    There is no excuse for a student to not obey a teacher or other adult who is supervising them. Yep, teach the kids that they don’t have to obey a teacher, stand up for them when they are wrong and you will get lots of practice in order to defend them against the police and other law enforcement officers. ——and save your money to pay for the bond fees and lawyers you will need in the future.

    God help our teachers and God Bless America!

  8. reanna on April 1st, 2011 7:50 pm


  9. justsaying on April 1st, 2011 5:26 pm

    wow, kids just don’t realize how saying something isn’t JUST saying something. She could have gotten this teacher into serious trouble. I hope the teen has learned a lesson. If she hasn’t I wouldn’t be suprised to see a story with her claiming abuse at home or from a boyfriend. Sounds like she wanted some attention and didn’t care how she got it. Some actions come with serious consequences. Teachers have a hard and most often thankless job. I’m glad the truth did come out.

  10. Concerned parent on April 1st, 2011 4:24 pm

    I do NOT support paddling in schools because I remember seeing kids paddled for things they didn’t do and also seeing kids get hit hard enough to lift them off their feet. I have always filed written instructions with my children’s schools telling them that if they put their hands on my kids, they will be sued. If my child needs a whipping, rest assured that they WILL get it when they get home. I don’t think it’s up to the school to decide that.

    My son once called me and said that the school was going to paddle him. I spoke with the principal and told him that if they touched my child before I got there, the police and DCF would be there with me and that I was on my way. After investigating the situation, my son was not at fault. Someone else had done it, but the teacher blamed him. The entire class was called in individually and questioned and every single kid named the other boy. Now what if my son hadn’t called me? He would have been punished for something he didn’t do and the one who HAD would have gone free. They just don’t check things out as thoroughly as they should and for that reason, they’d better keep their hands off my kids.

    Also, how do you teach kids that they aren’t supposed to hit people when other adults are allowed to do it to them? Only a parent has the right to physically punish a child.

  11. gottasayit on March 31st, 2011 5:46 pm

    Now…her parents need to beat the crap out of her… her what abuse resembles…without being abusive…what happened to the BELT..Just one good one…just one good whipping..she will turn around

  12. angie on March 31st, 2011 4:30 pm

    Glad our schools can still paddle. I substituted once, and once was enough. It was not worth the money to have child after child threaten me. I don’t think we will be able to keep getting college students to choose teaching as a career. Why would they???? No respect…..from kids, parents and at the school I was at, even the admins…….. not sure what they make, but I would rather dig ditches, lol

  13. old-Fashioned on March 31st, 2011 4:27 pm

    It’s not just the parents fault why the kids act and do the things they do. If we raise our children the right way that doesn’t mean they will always do right. The majority of kids problems come from the things they watch and listen to. If you really want to get their attention old fashion butt-whoopins is how you get it done. Kids these days are taught to fight against the morally right situations and stand for the wrong ones. Its not just the parents fault, ITS EVERYONE that takes part in raising those kids, Parents, teachers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, Pastors, Youth Pastors and so forth.

  14. art on March 31st, 2011 2:51 pm

    sixteen year olds are still developing good judgment and decision making skills all the while having to deal with out of control hormones. their brains are not, and i repeat not, adult (mature) brains and yet we scratch our heads in wonder when they act immaturely…. at least she fessed up that she had lied.
    if a teacher comes to the point where they feel they must touch a student in order for them to comply with instruction, well, that situation is almost out of the teacher’s control, in my humble opinion. and while i agree that this young lady needs to face some kind of consequence for her actions, i bet she learns a good lesson from this one. this girl is not bad, she isn’t a throw away. she is just a kid that now needs to answer for her actions. and if i were that teacher, i would reassess my classroom management style…

  15. TriedKeepingQuiet on March 31st, 2011 2:45 pm

    When I was in school we had manners and if we didn’t do as we were supposed to do our parents would beat the crap out of us. The teachers didn’t have to worry about us beating them up because we had respect for them. We knew if we didn’t act right we’d get a paddling then mom & dad would whip us when we got home. Now a-days people send their kids to school because they’re considered “baby-sitters” while mommy & daddy are out doing Lord knows what. The kids have no respect for themselves, their parents nor any other persons of authority. If my teacher had snatched my poster board out of my hands I would’ve went and sat my butt in my chair because that meant she was p-oed! It’s too easy to make up crap and have people actually believe it! “I don’t want to do my work, I’ll tell the principle that the teacher hit me that way she’ll get fired and I’ll get all the glory for it!” Tha’ts for the birds! PARENTS-teach your children respect! The schools are not there to babysit your brats! NOTE: This message DOES NOT, I repeat DOES NOT, pertain to all parents nor does it pertain to all students! Just the sorry parents who don’t make their kids mind!

  16. McDavid resident on March 31st, 2011 1:15 pm

    Isn’t filing a false police report a crime? Just asking

  17. me on March 31st, 2011 12:53 pm

    the teacher did not have no right to even touch the girl if thats the case. however the student and the teacher should sit and talk about what happened and apologies should be given to the either.

  18. concerned citizen on March 31st, 2011 10:01 am

    It is no wonder that teachers are losing control of the classrooms.. They constantly fear being sued or prosecuted over just such nonsense as this.. The sad part is that a lot of parents think that their children can do no wrong, and fail to discipline them at home..

  19. omg on March 31st, 2011 9:43 am

    sure hope the girl gets in trouble for this….probally won’t though!

  20. dnutjob on March 31st, 2011 9:36 am

    well in the first place a teacher is not supposed to put there hands on a student no matter what even trying to break up a fight also jus saying…

  21. not sure on March 31st, 2011 9:36 am

    not being smart but this comment is to HUH -if this had been you taking a chance of your career, your name and a law suit put aganist you then you would have seen how un-news worthy it was!!!!!!!! That child needs to be disciplined. Our children need to know there is consequences in doing wrong, not just what ever it takes to get your way!

  22. this has to stop on March 31st, 2011 9:25 am

    if she would have grown up with my parents she would have sat down and gave the teacher respect the first time she was told to do so.

  23. atmore1 on March 31st, 2011 8:48 am

    O give me a break meemee, You go deal with lying disrespectful kids all day and know that no matter what you do you dont really have control over them, and tell me it’s abuse for touching someone’s arm! WOW, It would have been abuse if she had backhanded the crapp out of her, which is obviously what that little girl needed anyway, a verbal arguement over a poster board!!!! What a mess!! I’m telling you, teachers should be able to go back to paddling, and everything else they used to do, I had a teacher once that loved to make you “hold the wall” sometimes for 30 mins or more, but I bet if a teacher done that now, OMG it would be the end of the world and someone would get arrested for abuse, but let me tell you, that teacher had respect! He was a great teacher and everyone loved him but no one messed with him!

  24. Bob on March 31st, 2011 8:33 am

    This one falls right back in the hands of mom and dad. “Bring up a child in the way it should go and when it is old it will not depart from it’. When will parents ever learn to be responsible for their duties.

  25. tbpcola on March 31st, 2011 7:59 am

    Just another example of the lack of respect, lack of discipline, and a lack of personal responsibility that many of today’s students show on a regular basis in our schools.

  26. Fairlane63 on March 31st, 2011 7:45 am

    I assume this “student” will be expelled and prosecuted for lying to law enforcement. If not, why not? The teacher could have been fired and prosecuted if this story hadn’t been revealed as a lie.

  27. Deb on March 31st, 2011 6:36 am

    sorry, but she should have knocked the crap out of her/him!!!

  28. Huh? on March 31st, 2011 6:06 am

    And this non-event is news? Someone must be clamoring for some publicity and they ought to let it go.

  29. nudo on March 31st, 2011 5:28 am

    So are they going to punish the girl for making false accusations?

  30. meemee on March 31st, 2011 4:01 am

    if u touch a person without their permisson is consired as abuse just saying………

  31. spare the rod on March 31st, 2011 2:13 am

    Slap some of those mouthy kids into next week and they might start giving some r-e-s-p-e-c-t…….lol

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