IF THIS HAD BEEN MY CHILD….

Another OMG! moment caught on film.  I found this one on youtube.

In Beaumont Texas, this teacher decided that she could actually slap (5 times) and berate a student with no repercussions. In walked…social media and now 63-year old Mary Hastings, a Geometry teacher at Ozen High School, has been arrested and placed on administrative leave.

Information has not been released about what made the teacher so angry but she can be heard in the video saying, “…because you’re stopping him from graduating you idiot @$%^&.”

Another student recorded the exchange and indicated that the incident happened last Friday. Nakisha Burns, Beaumont Independent School District spokeswoman, indicated that “BISD does not condone employees abusing any child and will not tolerate such conduct.” She also stated that “the teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and placed on administrative leave pending action on her contract.”

After being booked in the Jefferson County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of assault, Hastings was released on a $2500 bond.

While I am cognizant that kids can be a handful, in my opinion Hastings should never be allowed in another classroom. If this were my child that she had slapped and berated……….I would be the one facing multiple charges….. (just saying.)

 

AT 12 YEARS OLD… SHE’S “DEFYING GRAVITY”

Once you listen to 12 year-old Beau Dermott on this episode of Britain’s Got Talent that aired Saturday night (April 9), you’ll definitely see why she’s “Defying Gravity”.  This little girl has a BIG FUTURE ahead of her.  She received a standing ovation from the entire crowd… and rightly so.

A BIOLOGICAL MESS

my biological

you dropped me off

at my mama’s house

early one saturday morn’

i haven’t seen your face

before or since

the day i was born

they say you in love

with ms. hennessey

they say you like

that cheap wine

me and my three siblings

we’re struggling

but we’re doing just fine

©2013 tjroach

TWO BROTHERS ARE IN CUSTODY FOR TRYING TO KILL THEIR PARENTS

BROTHERS

I remember quite vividly the words Whitney Houston sang in song “The Greatest Love of All”.  She sang: “I believe the children are our future………”   Ok, wait just one minute!  I hope our future does not look as bleak as the story of these two brothers who tried unsuccessfully to murder their parents. It is so fortunate that their father was able to distract them long enough for their mother to call 911.  This all took place at their Snellville,Georgia home.

Via WSBTV:

Police say Yvonne Ervin called 911 around 7:49 a.m. and told emergency dispatchers her sons Cameron, 17, and Christopher Ervin, 22, were trying to kill her and her husband Zachary Ervin.

Yvonne told police her husband distracted her sons so she could call 911.

Gwinnett County police says officers found Zachary and one of the sons outside the home. Zachary was severely injured and bleeding heavily.

Officers found Yvonne with the other son inside the home. Police say she was also severely injured.

Police say they noticed the gas line had been tampered with and suspect the sons tried to burn the house down.

Both parents were transported to a hospital, and both sons were transported to police headquarters.

According to police both sons were cooperative with police interviews, and are in custody at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

The Ervin family appeared to be a happy family for the four years Clint Miller lived next door to them in Gwinnett County.

“You would never even expect that,” Miller said. “They’re just an every day normal family in the neighborhood.”

Cameron and Christopher Ervin are charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of first-degree arson.

THIS LITTLE GIRL GETS…………… R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Check out this little girl channeling her inner Aretha Franklin.  She has the audience in stiches with her a-t-t-i-t-u-d-e-!  Her name is Johanna Colon and this video was taken on this past Saturday at a dance recital.  She is now a viral sensation and the video has been viewed over 20 million times.

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS AMAZING!!!

April is National Poetry Month and since I have not posted anything for it there is no better way to get this started than to post Peh’Tehn Raighn-Kem, age 3,  reciting “Hey Black Child” by Countee Cullen on Windy City Live. This little girl is simply amazing!!!  Watch as she marches up to the microphone…

Via ABC 7 Chicago reports:

Peh’Tehn Raighn-Kem, 3, is big inspiration in a tiny package as she performs the poem “Hey Black Child” by Countee Cullen on Windy City Live.

Peh’Tehn’s parents, Lashaun and Andrea Jackson, are both educators who live in Bronzeville. Peh’Tehn can already write, and has been reading since she was 18 months old.

A video of Peh’Tehn performing “Hey Black Child” at her church has spread rapidly on Facebook, and Wednesday morning she appeared on Windy City Live with her parents to perform the poem again.

BABY BORN PREGNANT WITH TWINS

pregnant with twins
A baby born pregnant with twins?  When I first saw this, I thought for sure that this must be one of those made-up tabloid stories.  After reading it an looking further into the story, I found it to be quite true.  The rare condition is called fetus-in-fetu, and fewer than 200 cases have been documented to date.
According to a report in the Hong Kong Medical Journal, when the little girl was born (at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong in 2010) doctors originally thought that she had two tumors in her abdomen.  They were quite surprised to find that there were two fetuses instead.  As a matter of fact, the fetuses were quite developed.  They each had a spine, intestines, bones with bone marrow, “primitive” brain matter, an anus, a rib cage and an umbilical cord.  How did the little girl get pregnant? “Since it is impossible for the little girl to have conceived the pregnancy on her own, the fertilization of the twin fetuses, of course, belongs to her parents, which has gone to the wrong place,” Dr. Yu Kai-man told the South China Morning Post.  At three weeks old, the baby underwent surgery to remove the twins.  The twins, according to reports, had gestated up to 10 weeks.