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Thu Sep 4, 2014, 03:42 PM

Houston ISD Officers Pin Student To The Ground Because She Was On Her Cell Phone



A brief cell phone video of Houston school district cops pinning down a screaming high school student caught fire on social media Wednesday.

Students and parents alike have taken to Twitter and Facebook, airing concerns of overhanded policing in schools. The eight-second video, reportedly taken at Sam Houston High School Tuesday, shows a student lying on a hallway floor, pinned down by officers at her head and feet. The video shows one officer reaching for something from his belt shortly before cutting out - it's unclear what the officer was grabbing.

The girl in the video is Sam Houston sophomore Ixel Perez, according KPRC. Perez told the station her father texted her while at school to let her know about her mother, who has health problems. When the assistant principal demanded she give up the cell phone, she refused. That's when school police apparently got involved.

Perez's mother posted a video to Facebook yesterday defending her daughter, saying the teenager was only concerned about her mother's health.

Read more: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/news/2014/09/hisd_officers_pin_student_to_the_ground_because_she_was_on_her_cell_phone.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 4, 2014, 04:39 PM

1. Why is brute force and shooting the fist option?

Where are police being trained? They are trained to fight terrorists and they practice on school kids?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 4, 2014, 05:40 PM

2. The Supreme Court has UNAMIMOUSLY ruled that these bastards have BROKEN the law!

 

Rarely is there a case these days where a unanimous ruling has occurred, but one was issued recently that said a warrant is needed before someone has to give up their cell phone to be searched.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/us/supreme-court-cellphones-search-privacy.html?_r=0

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 4, 2014, 07:09 PM

3. They will always claim that she posed an imminent threat

since it is the only exception allowed under the SCOTUS ruling. She could have been contacting her operatives to indicate the okay signal for bombing the school.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 09:14 AM

4. So how can this be handled differently?

If policy is no cell phones, or if it was determined that cell phone use was inappropriate, and there is a standoff in that a student does not want to comply with school authority, where do you go from there? It's always going to look bad when there is intervention.

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Response to elias7 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 03:07 PM

7. No intervention will be needed when following the rules. There is a counselor's office in a school.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 10:48 AM

5. Go to any public school's web page and you will find all kinds of policies and rules, including

electronic device usage in both Elementary and Secondary Student Handbooks.

Can you imagine having 30 students on a cell phone during class; talking, texting or sexting during lessons and note taking or how about during science or language lab? Students can be very addicted to cell phones to the point that they are not paying any attention to an officer, administrator, teacher or even their parents. A student can be excused to go see a counselor or the school nurse if that upset. Many times parents lie to keep their child out of Saturday School or before or after school detention because they have to change their schedule to fit the student's consequences. Students can go to the rest room with a cell phone or can check for messages at the very end of class or during the passing periods between classes. There is Homeroom and lunch also. Many schools block Facebook and other social media as the problem is so bad now. Many teachers make students keep a room folder to show how time was spent. After student are on social media via their cell phones in every class, they go home with a homework assignment that they cannot do. Who gets blamed? The school. Who does the State blame for failure on end of course exams? The school district and/or teachers.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 10:52 AM

6. The student is the picture looks to be hiding out in the school. Truancy carries a fine

after warnings and school detention does not stop it. Parents may be adding to the delinquency of a minor. What if the parent cannot pay the fine?

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