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    Teachers are supposed to get the children out before themselves.
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    I can say what I think I would do till the cows come home but you never know for sure unless you are in the situation.
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    #13
    The article said he was a high school teacher.
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    Then don't be a teacher.
    The whole promise you make when you become a teacher is to care for your students. When the parent is gone then YOU are the caretaker - YOU are responsible. Same thing with Nurses in a hospital or orderlies in a nursing home.

    When YOU are the ADULT in charge of children and others who can't take care of theirselves then YOU are responisble. No - I never wish that any teacher would *die* but for Christ's sake - you can't abandon a room full of children when they're JUST as afraid as you are - or worse! That's irresponsible, immature and jeuvenile to put your adult self infront (literally and mentally) of a room full of children.

    They couldn't make it out as fast as he could. They couldn't protect theirselves or even react that quickly. Sure - they would have wanted to be right outside WITH him, I'm so sure!!

    It's disgusting that people would turn their backs on children - anyone's children in any life-threatening situation.
    I wouldn't!
    If I was in a room full of children - regardles of who I was or whatever - I wouldn't abandon them. That's just SO WRONG in so many ways.
    Sure - if you're kids are there and other adults are there for the other kids then take care of your own and help as much as you can but when YOU are the only one there you can't haul ass.

    Would it be ok to leave a group of kids outside in a thunderstorm because you're afraid of lightening? Or leave them in a burning building or haul ass when a tornado's heading your way?
    NO - it's NOT ok.

    This guy ticked me off and it would be great if Karma would pay him a visit.
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    I wouldn't expect a teacher to die for my son.
    I would certainly expect him/her to do everything in their power to get the kids out of danger before they took off running.
    I don't think a person should be expected to die for somebody b/c of their profession unless it's something obvious...(a firefighter, a cop, a soldier/marine so on and so forth...)
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    High School, Middle School - doesn't matter.
    I feel that this guy would have done this exact same thing regardless of how old his students were.
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    I think he definitely should have escorted them out instead of just running. I don't necessarily expect heroics from the teacher, like running BACK into the building after coming out to get children that are still in there. But he definitely should have made sure his students were grouped and out the door before he started running. That is just irresponsible, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Bailey View Post
    I wonder if he at least yelled "come on" to them as he was hauling ass?? Or did he leave them scared and alone?
    As a teacher (I hope to be one someday soon) my children in my class are under my care while they are in my classroom it is my responsibility to try my hardest to keep them safe. What he did is so very very wrong and was an act of cowardice.
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    It's a teachers RESPONSIBILITY to ensure the safe exit of their students. PERIOD.

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    I do not expect my children's teachers to die for them. I do expect them to care for them and ensure their safety in everyday classroom situations and in the event of a disaster.
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