As a teacher, we do this because as much as we say we have eyes in the back of our head, we don't. So if kids don't come clean and say who did it, we can't just always choose the trouble makers to punish. Because if we are wrong just once, phone calls from parents come in, and all sorts of fun follows...thank God it's summer....
@Blue Elephant, this is why I'm gonna be a college professor one day. Kids suck.
@Blue Elephant, group punishment is a war crime according to the Geneva conventions.
And then the kids bully that one kid and then we can insert the meme of where the guy shoots himself and says "why would they do that?".
@Hanjurew, Unless he’s the kind of arsehole who shoots everyone else first. Then we just get the usual selection of controversial memes and the same heated argument about gun-control/gun-law.
@Nellybert , *begins to eat popcorn*
@Your Darkest Secret, Save some for when someone expresses an opinion on guns, that’s when the fireworks start.
@Nellybert , are you trying to take my guns? ILL KILL YOU! *starts shooting in the air*
Shít, I think I just upset the gun crowd.
I mean no.
Cráp, now I’ve upset the anti-gun crowd!
Dammit, I’m outta here! *runs for a bunker*
It’s actually meant to make all resent the troublemaker which would force them stop but it doesn’t take into account apathy or the desire to be a jerk
I had a high school class with a kid who was always loud and obnoxious. The teacher asked if I could sit behind him. If he got too loud I had permission to smack him in the back of the head.
Everyone acts like the whole class is perfect to begin with. In the first two minutes of class, the teacher has already dealt with at least two statements of “I don’t have a pencil”, a few boys plotting to roughhouse,!several cellphones, possibly an administrator coming in to evaluate them, missing notebooks, and having to do attendance on 30 kids. Don’t forget we haven’t added in chairs possibly breaking (weekly occurrence in some older districts), distractions from fights that happen on social media (or at lunch that day), etc. 90% of the time, the whole class is NOT innocent and needs to have a “calm down” period.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, You know halon gas fire suppression systems? I sometimes think that classrooms should come fitted with a similar (but probably non-lethal) teenager-suppression system for when they get rowdy. (Think of that scene in Alien:Resurrection where they blast the aliens in the cell with freezing gas when they act up).