In 2007, a popular teacher was assaulted at Germantown High by two students after he confiscated an iPod from them during class. There were two evils seen in this. First, “disregard for the class room.” The school had rules about iPods, but these young men chose not to listen (Proverbs 1:7). A class is a place of learning and not for gadget tinkering (Acts 21:40; Acts 22:1-2). Jesus Christ taught many classes (Matthew 26:55; John 8:2; Luke 5:1-3:17). And though He had interruptions, (Matt. 21:23; Luke 10:40-42, 12:13-14, 11:27-28) he still realized the importance of paying attention (Matt. 11:15; Luke 10:39, 11:1-2; John 6:45).
Next, “Disrespect for teachers.” They attacked a man who was trying to do them good! Why couldn’t they have gone before the school board and argued their case? Why act like two jackals and attack this poor man? They also could have apologized and promise not to do it again and might have gotten the iPod back (Proverbs 15:1, 25:11, 30:33). We write with the hope that other students will learn from the past and not to deal with matters as these two did (Prov. 4:14:19).
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