Yeah, it's not what you might think. See, back when I was in elementary school, I was quite the little hellion. I remember one episode with my 2nd grade teacher - Mrs. Watermelon (not her real name). Apparently, it was my fault she had to take an emergency leave of absence a mere two weeks before the summer vacation. Seems that small animal I put in her coat pocket sent her right over the edge. I'm actually sitting here writing this with an evil grin as I recall hearing her high-pitched shriek as she sprinted down the hallway with a half-crazed look on her face. I mean, she took off like a rocket - pretty good for an old lady! Ah, the memories of youth.
Maybe had I had the benefit of a stint in law school, I would have know better than to drive my teachers (all of them) insane. Maybe had I realized the damage I was inflicting on poor ol' Mrs. Watermelon I'd have seen the error of my ways and not so purposefully driven her over the proverbial edge. Maybe had I knows about all the great stuff at my local county law library and take time to look at:
- Education Law (Lexis)
- Law in the School (CDE Press)
- California School Rules (School Wise Press)
- Checklists for Searches and Seizures in Public Schools (West)
- The Rights of Students (ACLU)
- The Law of Schools, Students & Teachers (West)
I would have had a greater appreciation of the damage I was inflicting on my teachers every single day of the school year!