Monday, December 8, 2008

Incident Report

An incident report is filed by a teacher whenever there is some sort of serious incident. Usually a fight, an assault upon a teacher, etc... The union wishes us to file one for everything and generally I and other teachers have no problem with doing so. There is a catch. The principal has 24 hours from the time of the incident to report it, and when it is reported a control number is given.

What this does is it leaves an all important paper trail. What it also does is makes the principal do what a cockroach does when the lights are turned on. It scurries away. The principal does not wish for this kind of attention. It does not bode well for them. So what do they do?

Incident reports are buried. And in my school they seem to be deep under the lush carpeting of reality. I can think of at least eight incident reports that have been filed. These range from teacher assaults, to student on student assault, to first graders making out, to a five year old masturbating, to threats upon staff. Not one teacher has received a control number. Go figure.

Suffice it to say, one would have to assume that the incident reports were never filed. Can't prove it, but come on it just seems so obvious. I guess it is a good thing John Deacon is a principal because why else would John Deacon think John Deacon is above the law?

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