I got mine, I hope you (got yo'self a gun)
You from the hood I hope you (got yo'self a gun)
You want beef? I hope ya (got yo'self a gun)
And when I see you I'ma take what I want
So, you tried to front, hope ya (got yo'self a gun)
You ain't real, hope ya (got yo'self a gun)
Nas - Got yo'self a gun
wasn't planning on blogging today. Woke up late and got lots to do but I just had to share this story from my homeland. Even the teachers getting dread these days. Anyway everyone have a great day.
Gun shock - Saturday 05, February-2005
by Julia Rawlins
A teacher at Combermere School, who allegedly pulled a gun on over 20 third form students on Thursday, has been suspended.
Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Wendy Griffith-Watson, said yesterday that investigations were being carried out.
A student from the class told the SATURDAY SUN the weapon was a cap gun, but angry parents said it had not been confirmed if the gun was real.
The student said while the teacher was writing on the board the class was being noisy.
He turned and said: You know, a teacher could really come in here and shoot all a wunnah, the student said.
It was then, he continued, that the teacher bent down and removed what appeared to be a cap gun from his sock and pointed it at the class.
The student said the teacher put the weapon back in the sock, and threatened that one day they would make him angry enough to bring the real thing.
Then he walked about looking at the students work, and when he get to certain people he said: I gine shoot you, but to others, he said: I will not shoot you, you are nice, the student said.
An angry mother told the SATURDAY SUN yesterday: My son is traumatized.
Parents of students in the class have written a letter of complaint to principal Vere Parris and copied it to the Ministry of Education, the Barbados Union of Teachers and the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union.
In that letter, parents also complained that the teacher cursed the children.
During that ill-fated class he referred to them as a....., purporting that people were filling their minds with s..., making them believe that when they reached Combermere that was it, the letter stated.
The teacher was summoned to a meeting at the Waterford, St Michael school with the principal, deputy principal, year head, senior teacher, and parents.
He said he was sorry a million times. He apologised and said he was out of line, and it was an isolated case, but that he was not usually like that, one parent said.
Another meeting is expected to take place on Monday involving students.
Griffith-Watson said the teacher was seeking medical attention and would not be conducting classes until investigations were completed. Efforts to reach the schools principal yesterday were unsuccessful.
Police are also investigating.