Sunday, February 25th 2007

Two teenagers assault 60-year-old teacher who confiscated one of their iPod's

It seems like sometimes you simply cannot get between a teenager and their iPod. Frank Burd, A 60 year old teacher in Germantown, Pennsylvania, confiscated one of his 14-year-old student's iPod's. The student, infuriated, came back with one of his 11th-grade friends, and proceeded to break Mr.Burd's neck in two places. Fortunately, Mr.Burd's condition is stable and improving. The two delinquents will be charged as adults in court.

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Some details have come to light that detail exactly why Mr. Burd took away the iPod. The ignorant freshman had decided to blast his music at maximum volume, for the sake of disrupting class. After several warnings, Mr.Burd took away the iPod with the intent to give it back to him after class. Upon the ending of class, Mr.Burd was assaulted by the freshman and his 11th-grade friend before he had the chance to give back the iPod. The rest of the story is as posted above...Mr.Burd's neck is broken in two places, the two delinquents will be charged as adults, and Mr.Burd's condition continues to improve.Source: EnGadget
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56 Comments on Two teenagers assault 60-year-old teacher who confiscated one of their iPod's

#1
Bastieeeh
Damn this weekend is dead newsless! ;)
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#2
Protius
those kids are frigin dumb, what's wrong with people
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#3
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: Bastieeeh
Damn this weekend is dead newsless! ;)
Hardware wise, no, but if you look in the right places and think about news regarding to gadgets/software...that's my speciality :).
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Dumb kids. They need to get their necks broken. What idiots.
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#5
J0N
Sick fucks! They ruin a guys life, over an iPod. They deserve to die.
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#6
J0N
by: russianboy
(ignorant comment)
Shutup! Thats not even funny. Listening to an iPod when you should be listening to someone else is really disrespectful. And breaking thier neck because they stood up for themselfs and tried to regain the respect they deserve is disgusting.
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#7
Eric3988
Idiot kids! Why the hell should you throw your life away for a stupid ipod? DAMN.....
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#8
mandelore
Fekin retards. We had sum1 in the UK get killed over a bleedin text message. Thats how retarded the world is getting. Bring back the cane in schools and at least he could have defended himself! grrrr.... morons like that really get me pissed
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#9
mandelore
by: russianboy
(ignorant comment)
Unless you were joking thats such a retarded response :shadedshu
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#10
J0N
Sad thing is, I really don't think he was. No smiles or funny remarks, just a straight to the point comment with a .

:shadedshu
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#11
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
don't steal some thing that's over 100 usd
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#12
Alec§taar
by: zekrahminator
The student, infuriated, came back with one of his 11th-grade friends, and proceeded to break Mr.Burd's neck in two places. Fortunately, Mr.Burd's condition is stable and improving. The two delinquents will be charged as adults in court.
Typical COWARD teens of today imo... 2 of them, on 1 old guy like that?

I mean - What kind of punks are out there now, that they did this, 2 OF THEM no less, & ON AN OLD MAN LIKE THAT??

:(

* They had better hope he doesn't have any younger relatives... because I know what I'd do to them, ESPECIALLY if they get "let off the hook"...

The typical 2 to 5 on 1 I keep hearing about (& have had happen to me in fact from punks in the street out there today 2-3x now over the past few years, then trying to rob me, but the story was the reverse of this one, lol, & yes - I GOT LUCKY!)?

THAT is too much for older folks, especially 60 yrs. of age...

APK

P.S.=> LOL, when the guys in "the can" (and these 2 need time in the can) hear about WHY these 2 are in there, IF they get put in there, AND I HOPE THEY DO?

They're going to get "education from their peers" would be my guess, during their stay in the 'greybar motel'... apk
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#13
Azn Tr14dZ
Yeah Alec, they are cowards. The kid would get someone older to help him. Really sad.
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#14
NympH
Only in america!
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#15
KennyT772
well it is a serious issue at my school, teacher theft of items that is. if they see headphones even in your pocket they will attempt to confiscate it. ive already fucked over one teacher for physically removing my cellphone that was clipped to the inside of my pocket. they dont mess with me anymore as ive filed at least 10 complaints to the school board.

as in all 6 ipods were confiscated and never returned to students last year, and they wonder why this crime (student vs teacher) has become more common. 2 cameras were also confiscated and 3 cell phones. this year my teacher (the one who i files complaints against and fucked over as far as raises go) broke my phone after confiscating it the second time. since then i will not hand over any item they as/reach for. they threaten but dont get anywhere.
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#16
mullered07
by: zekrahminator
It seems like sometimes you simply cannot get between a teenager and their iPod. Frank Burd, A 60 year old teacher in Germantown, Pennsylvania, confiscated one of his 14-year-old student's iPod's. The student, infuriated, came back with one of his 11th-grade friends, and proceeded to break Mr.Burd's neck in two places. Fortunately, Mr.Burd's condition is stable and improving. The two delinquents will be charged as adults in court.

Source: EnGadget
doesnt bloody surprise me, had a run in with some kids tonight myself (even younger than those) kicking a football (deliberatly might i add) right at my window, i went outside and took it off them after warning them once, anyway im not a total meanie and went out 10 mins later and asked them if they wanted there ball back "yes" they said,

piss off away from my house then i have a small child in here and dont need the crap, anyway they'd obv told one of there dads? he comes over after i said this and gives it "OI!!" give them the ball back, i said are you one of there dads he said yea now give them there ball back, i said i was just doing that anyway wtf? i jhave a f***in newborn in here, are you not going to speak to your (devil) child??

this guy was worse than the kids i mean if that was my kid i would have said "fairplay mate i would have done the same thing and took the ball aswell" and give my kid a swift talking to, not this guy, made it look like he made me give the ball back when i was already going to and told the kids this,

he didnt tell the kids to pack it in or anything, think he thought he looked like a hard man and tbh he looked like a complete fool, if these are the people who are bringing up kids then its no wonder so many of them think that there untouchable these days with parents who set no kind of guidelines or morals out for there kids apart from talk to people like SHIT.
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#17
tigger
I'm the only one
its america tho' the dumb fecks'll get about ten years.:laugh: :laugh:
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#18
J0N
In England all they'd get would be an ASBO. Most kids here collect the damn things, what we need is stricter policies, and courts/governments that follow through! Do we have those? No.
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#19
EastCoasthandle
by: DaMulta
don't steal some thing that's over 100 usd
Ain't that the truth. Why did he take it to begin with?? And how do you brake someone's neck and they still live? How do they still have use of their limbs??
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#20
sinner33
Power to the kids! I support their action. :roll: A mans I-pod is sacred. :slap:
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#21
EastCoasthandle
Well Ipods are common in school no different the walkmen during my time. It's basically used for when you are on the bus or walking to school. You then keep it in your book bag or locker until the end of the day and you put them back on. I'm curious as to how this teacher knew the student had one to take to be honest. That kid was not the only one with a iPod, that's for sure. So why only his was taken? There is more to this story then what's being told. It's a shame we won't know more until the trial.
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#22
Chewy
I´ve seen times where they confiscate things for to long,
if u take it u give it back at the end of the class.. or atleast give it to the pricipal to hold onto till the end of the day where he willl be held in detention.

Not sure how the teacher did it though, but theres a limit to this matter.. I would of gone about it a diff way even as the rebel kid I was, my parents would of called the cops if something like that wasent returned wasent returned, after they talked to them.
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#23
tigger
I'm the only one
i think in the uk they should bring back public flogging for an option for the courts.teenagers would shit their pants at the thought of that.
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#24
Chewy
trying to find a clip I read in yesterdays paper about a 70 year old x-military guy who was vacationing in florida with a bunch of friends from some club when their minivan was aproched by 3 men, one of whom was known to the law as a guy who would go around robbing people in the Area with a 38 knives and 2 friends. The thief put a gun to the bus drivers head while the other 2 were asking for valubles... the elders fought back and eventually his 2 friends took off while the x-military guy snaped the thiefs neck which killed the known thief. and because itr was an act of self defence they will not be charged.

couldent find a link it happened in ft.lauderdale, florida.
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#25
spectre440
by: tigger69
i think in the uk they should bring back public flogging for an option for the courts.teenagers would shit their pants at the thought of that.
now there's an idea!
a bit medieval-ish, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
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