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Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 14:38:59

Just recieved an email from dd's school warning of an incident that took place in school entrance hall this morning in front of some of the children. Email just says that a parent was extremely agressive and verbally abusive to a teacher and was swearing in front of the children! I mean..what the hell? There' a time and a place!! What on earth is going through someones mind to behave like this in front of others..especially kids..sounds like it could have been really bloody scary. Going to see if I can find out a bit more but I'm fuming about it. AIBU? At least the school has
emailed about it. shock

Sirzy Thu 20-Oct-16 14:40:14

Yes it was wrong but school are dealing with it - why do you need to know more?

limeandsoda93 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:42:21

It's good that they emailed about it, it would be worse to find out from dd. Some people don't really respect other people's children. YANBU to be annoyed at this parent but there's not an awful lot you can do about it.

Musicinthe00ssucks Thu 20-Oct-16 14:43:23

It's terrible and some people really have no idea of how to conduct themselves in public. I'm not sure what you think you can do about it though, or indeed why the school should give you any more information than they have already divulged

Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 14:43:42

I'd like to know that it didn't escalate any further..i.e warranting police involvement. But you're right..don't need to know more.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 20-Oct-16 14:44:24

Email just says that a parent was extremely agressive and verbally abusive to a teacher and was swearing in front of the children! I mean..what the hell? There' a time and a place!!

There is no 'time or place' to be verbally abusive and aggressive towards a teacher!

Gottagetmoving Thu 20-Oct-16 14:45:53

Of course it is out of order for someone to behave like that. However, these things happen, people are not perfect and I am sure the kids will get over it.
My kids would probably have enjoyed the drama :/

yorkshapudding Thu 20-Oct-16 14:46:57

These things do happen unfortunately. Of course this parents behaviour was unreasonable but there are many potential reasons for this and School's have to manage a wide range of complex family dynamics and circumstances.

I don't really understand why you feel you need more information. I think they've been pretty open and transparent based on your post and it was very responsible of the school to make parents aware in case some children were upset.

Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 14:47:21

Sorry piglet, what i should have said was any issues can be resolved privately in school office or after school in the classroom or whatever but agree, teachers should never be subject to this sort of behaviour.

yorkshapudding Thu 20-Oct-16 14:47:34

Sorry x post

srslylikeomg Thu 20-Oct-16 14:49:21

Quit rubbernecking. The school dealt with it.

Tiredtomybones Thu 20-Oct-16 14:54:15

If the parent behaves like that in public, imagine what their child hears at home. Poor child.

TheCatsMother99 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:54:48

Sounds like the school already have it in hand, not really sure how you'll benefit by knowing more details about it as it sounds like it was just an argument with/aimed at a teacher (likely to be about the parent's child).

Floggingmolly Thu 20-Oct-16 14:55:25

There are many potential reasons for this??? Wtf, york?

Topseyt Thu 20-Oct-16 15:02:17

The school deal t with it and that is all you need to know.

You don't need to ask for more information and they won't give it to you.

Of course it shouldn't happen and teachers should, like anyone else, be free to do their jobs without intimidation, but unfortunately there are plenty of twats around.

I can't see what precisely you intend to do, but don't interfere.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 20-Oct-16 15:07:32

You sound a bit dramatic about it.

We had a father get on our school bus once, and tear strips off the bus driver for disciplining his son the previous day. The air was blue. T'was thrilling, tbh. wink

Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 15:09:17

floggingmolly I suppose there could be many potential reasons as far as the crazed parent is concerned..still no reason for out of control behaviour in front of the children like that, what an example to set! ?

Iwannabelikecommonpeople Thu 20-Oct-16 15:11:50

Koala It may have been thrilling for you but would 6/7 yr olds find it so amusing! hmm

Gottagetmoving Thu 20-Oct-16 15:14:43

I think your kids would be lucky if they never see an altercation between adults. It shouldn't happen. Its horrible, but it sometimes does.
So long as the school dealt with it I don't think you should stress about it.
Let it go.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 20-Oct-16 15:16:10

I probably was only about 7.

MuseumOfCurry Thu 20-Oct-16 15:16:52

My kids would love this.

It's pretty uncivilised, but hey-ho. Sign of the times.

thisisafakename Thu 20-Oct-16 15:17:49

Koala It may have been thrilling for you but would 6/7 yr olds find it so amusing!

Dunno, I reckon some of them might...

Thefishewife Thu 20-Oct-16 15:20:18

Sadly this happens when ds 1 was in primary there was a fight yes a fight between two mums and the snco who tried to split it up got a kick in the nads it was awful children were crying the 5 children of the parents Invloved started fighting the head came running the police were called very very bad show

LunaLoveg00d Thu 20-Oct-16 15:21:58

I would imagine the school has emailed to prevent little Xavier calling his sister a fucking cow (or worse) at the dinner table, parents asking where he heard it and him saying that's what Tabitha's mum called Mrs Smith st school this morning.

Unfortunately there are parents with zero social skills and no idea of appropriate behaviour.

skilledintheartofnothing Thu 20-Oct-16 15:28:06

School are dealing with it. Think if you go asking for more information it comes across as more Nosey than concerned

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