Are Teachers Teaching Our Kids to Be Violent?

There is no shortage of violence in today’s society.  The most popular video games and movies are also the most violent.  Our kids are constantly watching people shooting other people and blowing each other up.  Video games teach them how to hunt and kill everyone around them.

You would think that our kids would get some sort of respite from the violence while they are at school, but doesn’t seem to be the case.

To begin with, they are taught that evolution is a fact and that they are the product of millions of years of death and struggle – survival of the fittest.  Only the strong and aggressive survive while the weak are weeded out and destroyed.  The strong prey upon the weak and exert their dominance.

Violence is no stranger to many high schools in the nation, especially Fivay High School in Hudson, Florida, just north of the Tampa metropolitan area.  Fivay is a new school that first opened its doors in 2010, with an expected enrollment between 1,200 to 1,800 students.

Only three weeks into the 2012-13 school year, violence erupted on the campus of Fivay High School when a 16 year old student attacked a sheriff’s deputy who works as a resource officer at the school.  The teenager was quickly joined by her mother and sister and the three of them kept grabbing and hitting the officer.  Other faculty tried to break up the fight, but the officer found it necessary to use his stun gun on the teenage girl.

In December, another 16 year old student, Jessica Laney, and soccer player at Fivay High School took her own life because of the bullying she got at school and on her social media sites.  Although the girl’s boyfriend and parents said they knew nothing about bullying, her website was full of comments like ‘can you kill yourself already,’ and ‘nobody even cares about you.’

Perhaps some of the students involved in these issues are students of a science teacher at Fivay High School who seems to be teaching them to think violently.  Dean Liptak is a former WCW wrestler turned science teacher at Fivay High School.  Evidently, his former violent career has carried over into the classroom.  On a recent test, students were given the following questions:

“A 50kg student has a momentum of 500 kg m/s as the teacher launches him toward the wall, what is the velocity of the student heading toward the wall?”

“A northbound car with a velocity of 100 m/s ran over a baby with a momentum of 800 kg m/s, what is the mass of the car?”

Some of the parents are a bit unsettled with his violent questions.  One father told reporters:

“I would wonder why on earth they would put that kind of wording …it has violent overtones and I don’t think it’s appropriate.”

One student shared the parents’ concerns saying:

“Not okay at all, especially to be saying it at a school.”

With the teaching of evolution and survival of the fittest along with teachers like Dean Liptak, why are we so surprised when our young people do violent things?  They are being taught violence their entire public school life and it’s only natural that some of them eventually act out the violence they have been taught.  And it will only continue to get worse as long as evolution and other forms of violence are being taught.  Bet the CDC and their $50 million from Obama to study violence will never report this truth as being one of the causes.