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Mattwall1 June 6th, 2014 1:04am

One of the teachers at my school is known for shooting students with a Nerf gun, whether for talking in class, personal entertainment, etc. Is this appropriate?

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06/08/14 10:59 pm

I thought guns were taboo in schools, even if it were a play gun, or a nerf gun. Well, follow the example of the teachers, I guess. :-)

myfriendemily Will probably upset you
06/07/14 11:45 pm

My English teacher had a spray bottle for the same use.

06/07/14 9:14 pm

For the people who said no- wash the sand out of your vagina and grow a pair. If that's an effective way of learning and keeping students entertained then there should be no restrictions

kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/08/14 5:33 pm

When you pay someone they don't just work for you they are a reflection of you.If this is an effective tool,then this teacher is defective & lacks skills that would meet my standards of what we call educating.You get what you pay for though.

06/07/14 7:52 pm

My history teacher throws expo markers at people..

06/07/14 7:30 pm

Funny, but not appropriate. Id laugh but know deeply thats not how a teacher should act. As a student myself, idc if u may think im taking it seriously. My fav chill teacher got fired for having similar behavior

Gingerred primum non nocere
06/07/14 2:17 pm

As long as he's spreading it around and not targeting certain children. I would have enjoyed a teacher like that.

adamlee6197 West Virginia
06/07/14 8:39 am

This teacher would quickly become my favorite. They sound pretty cool.

bnnt Los Angeles
06/06/14 9:59 pm

I had a teacher in 4th grade that would slam a yardstick against desks. A nerf good would have been less scary.

Tariq88 Utah
06/06/14 9:32 pm

Honestly sounds kind of funny, though it probably isn't. I mean the shooting students with a Nerf gun thing.

Tariq88 Utah
06/06/14 9:35 pm

I can picture it. Ha ha, I can't stop laughing.

Tariq88 Utah
06/06/14 9:22 pm

My history and social problems teacher used to kick and shake desks of students if they fell asleep or talked in class.

Tariq88 Utah
06/06/14 9:37 pm

I could picture him doing the Nerf gun thing too. He used to call all the students Skippy.

madeit Houston Area
06/06/14 9:08 pm

A nurf gun? The way some of these out of control kids act you might wonder why people aren't considering tazers.

06/06/14 8:50 pm

As an attention getter, I like it. But if he's doing it for personal entertainment...No

06/06/14 8:40 pm

It might be "cool" and "awsome" but sometimes it's not appropriate if they are at work and trying to be professional. Because acting silly, or even if they are serious about it, it's still not the professional thing todo.

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/06/14 3:44 pm

I like it. I wish my boss would shoot me with a Nerf gun when I screwed up.

shovelhead someplace with coffee
06/06/14 3:42 pm

Holy crap that's awesome

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
06/06/14 12:57 pm

My bio teacher would throw chalk and erasers at me if I started snoring in my sleep.

06/06/14 8:43 pm

That was not nessary I think teachers that do that should re assess the way they run class, if it was to hurt a child they could get fired/ in trouble. Also it's just not nice, even if the student is being rude by sleeping.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
06/06/14 9:03 pm

I always thought it was in good jest. It was pretty gentle. He didn't have trouble with me sleeping, because I already knew all the material, but if I started snoring, it was disruptive.

06/06/14 9:06 pm

I understand, but instead of throwing something . He could of tapped on you especially if you knew/were a good student .

06/06/14 3:23 pm

a nerf gun isn't appropriate but a 9mm is?

jvc1133 61535
06/06/14 3:36 pm

You can be a real jerk

06/06/14 3:51 pm

What? How is that being a jerk?

06/06/14 8:44 pm

Yeah, if a teacher was shooting students with a 9mm. That would be bad

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
06/06/14 10:30 am

I had a teacher that would smack you with a newspaper if you wer screwing around (not too hard). He was one of the funniest and best teachers I ever had in high school

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/06/14 9:14 am

I like it. Makes class fun.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/06/14 4:09 am

Surprised the zero-tolerance nutbags haven't disarmed him and locked him up! Disgraceful!!

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/05/14 10:20 pm

*shrug* It's not professional but I see no harm as long as it's not a distraction and doesn't hurt anyone. (Physically but also respecting a student's wish to not be targeted.)

06/05/14 9:51 pm

Ha ha! You had me, until I got to 'nerf gun'. What, I thought?

Still, very unprofessional!

IsleOfCannon Salt Lake City, UT
06/05/14 10:04 pm

School can't be fun?

06/05/14 10:07 pm

Sure, if should be fun. But, somehow, this behavior seems out of line to me.

IsleOfCannon Salt Lake City, UT
06/05/14 10:11 pm

If students can connect with their teachers they'll learn better no doubt. Students learn better when it's enjoyable, at least that's the case as far as I've seen in my high school experience.

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/05/14 8:40 pm

Haha! I would love that!

MadCow Kansas Proud
06/05/14 7:58 pm

Just training for the next Newtown.

06/05/14 7:43 pm

its better then tennis balls that is what my bio teacher used to throw at kids

ProfDG I Want Truth
06/05/14 7:41 pm

In my day, I had teachers who threw blackboard erasers at kids. Kids deserved it and parents backed the teacher. We didn't have large discipline problems then.

Sean Go Devils
06/05/14 7:23 pm

Yes, absolutely. Gets their attention. Sounds like a teacher that connects with his/her students. Had a teacher like this once. Everyone loved him. We always tried our best.

06/05/14 7:02 pm

It keeps them active

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/05/14 6:57 pm

My history teacher lobbed stapples at me one day when I fell asleep. Nerf should be standard issue.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/05/14 6:49 pm

No,not when we expect teachers to be professionals. I think it's easy to fall into an easy going routine when your with the same group of kids day in and day out,but speaking from a pos of authority as a

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/05/14 6:50 pm

parent - my kids, at least, would never take the teacher seriously.

firefly5 the verse
06/05/14 7:16 pm

Works well in college, though.

06/05/14 7:38 pm

As a student, I find that I take those teachers much more seriously

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/05/14 8:28 pm

College, completely see it. HS not so much in a general rule way.

fredd TrumpLand
06/05/14 6:40 pm

Sounds amusing to me.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/05/14 6:39 pm

Not a bad idea if the students can shoot back.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/05/14 6:40 pm

All things being equal, I'd rather have a teacher do this than call my parents like sone of my teachers did.

megomez712 Vagabond
06/05/14 6:32 pm

If it keeps your attention! Creative ADD approach. Lol

06/05/14 6:21 pm

Appropriate, no, but sounds like fun to me and probably keeps the students' attention.

06/05/14 6:20 pm

Sounds fun...

inge MIA
06/05/14 6:15 pm

I had an 8th grade math teacher do things like this, it kept us entertained and paying attention. He would also throw candy at us from across the room when we got problems right. No issue for me, I love out of the box ides.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/05/14 6:15 pm

My AP Stats teacher used to take out a yardstick and bang it on my desk(I sat in the front) to get everyone's attention.

That's effective teaching methods 101 for you.

No one fucked around in that class.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/05/14 6:18 pm

Well that's not entirely true. After we took our AP test, we were allowed to do whatever we wanted to fill the time. There were a few kids in the back playing Pok?mon on their DS's and the rest of us talked or played card games.

musiman28 Cotton country
06/05/14 6:11 pm

It's a nerf gun. No biggie. I had a science teacher/coach that had a dummy with all the organs in it, made of foam and each removable. Talking in his class and you might get hit with a heart or stomach or lung.

Dazey Beagles Rule
06/05/14 6:07 pm

I'm sure it's all in fun and probably harmless, but I'd say its inappropriate. Seems best to avoid those "gray areas" when it comes to potentially inappropriate classroom behavior.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/05/14 6:07 pm

Yes, sounds great. Better than chunking a dusty eraser at you like most teachers used to do, or snapping you with a big rubber band. I think it's a great use of a Nerf gun.

Dazey Beagles Rule
06/05/14 6:12 pm

lmao. Ain't that the truth! And when we cried about getting hit with the eraser, the response was, "What did you do wrong?". Thanks mom!

Liberty 4,032,064
06/05/14 6:05 pm

No. It sounds like a fun and engaging way to lightly enforce her rules.

06/05/14 6:08 pm

I asked if this was appropriate not inappropriate

Liberty 4,032,064
06/05/14 6:17 pm

Ah. I got hasty going through the polls. My mistake, I meant "yes."
My wife doesn't have a nerf gun, but she often uses fun methods to get the kids to remember and follow "classroom rules."