Paterson Freshman Charged with Assault After Classroom Attack on Teacher

Joe Malinconico, North Jersey, January 23, 2015

A ninth-grader at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson was arrested Friday and charged with assaulting a teacher in a classroom.

The attack, captured on video, shows the teen slamming the 62-year-old educator to the floor in front of other students in an effort to get his cellphone back.

City school officials confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against the student, who has been suspended from school.

Someone in the classroom recorded the assault, which officials say took place at about 1 pm on Tuesday, and the video has been posted on YouTube.

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David Cozart, principal of operations at JFK, said the incident happened during a physics class.

He said the teacher apparently confiscated the phone–which belonged to the assailant–from another student. The principal said students are allowed to use cellphones in class for academic purposes, but staff may take the devices and return them at the end of the day if students use them for other reasons.

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“What strikes me is that the teacher never even defended himself,” said Lee McNulty, a retired JFK teacher who has been vocal recently with criticism about violence and disorder in the high school. “That just shows how much teachers are afraid of losing their job.”

“It’s troubling that in our society today students think that inside a school they can put their hands on each other and teachers as well,” said Jonathan Hodges, a veteran school board member. “I went online trying to find this video and I found numerous videos of teachers being attacked by their students.”

In press interviews last year, McNulty called JFK a chaotic place where fights were common.

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[Editor’s Note: According to this site, JFK High School in Patterson is 59 percent Hispanic, 29 percent black, and 7 percent white.]

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  • D.B. Cooper

    I saw this a few days ago. A weakling like that white male democrat teacher got what he deserved. Yes, I know he’s a democrat because he’s teaching at a nearly all black school, and his tepid response to getting the living solid wasted beaten out of him by a punk who is smaller than him.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Have you ever taught? Did you stop to think the guy might have a mortgage? That 62 would be a terrible age to get fired?

      I don’t care what the gut’s politics were, you certainly make some quick assumptions.

      • Correct. The teacher didn’t defend himself because it was against school policy, and it was school policy because of the fear of the ghetto lottery.

        • William Hinkle

          Recalling the negro principal in a nearly all White school in Nova Scotia several years ago. White boy walked by him and stated something and negro principal grabbed him and threw him to the ground. There was no outrage as I recall as that would have been against the marxist narrative.

          • wildfirexx

            Only in Canada EH…!

        • benvad

          What do you mean by Ghetto Lottery? I’m not familiar with this term.

          • The ghetto lottery is where blacks use any flimsy or even non-flimsy circumstance to sue someone with a lot of money to get a lot of money.

      • Guest

        I’m glad to see so many people here standing up for the teacher. We don’t know what his politics are. If he’s a lefty idiot, (and again, we don’t know that he is) then we can smirk and get some satisfaction that maybe he learned his lesson. But EVEN SO, it is still horrible that any white person in a position of authority has to fear losing everything he has worked for if he defends himself from a clear assault. Doesn’t anyone remember the story from a few years back about a negro teacher being threatened by a feral negro female student? The teacher stood her ground as the girl approached her and said “I WILL defend myself” as a warning. The feral negro attacked her anyone and beat her up. It was horrible to watch. There were male negroes standing around laughing their heads off and cheering while the teacher got beaten up, and the teacher was one of them, so that tells you it is not just whitey they hate but anyone in authority over them. The teacher was later interviewed and she was broken and humiliated, in part because her own principal, also a negro, BLAMED HER for what happened because she said the teacher should not have told the feral negro that she would defend herself. The teacher was blamed for inciting the feral negro student. No doubt this male teacher knows plenty of stories like that. What will happen now? How can he go back to that school or teach that class? All white people should boycott professions that involve service to the criminal class. Just go into agriculture or a home business of some type, or a career in which you can choose your clients without fear of reprisal. Sorry so long. Meanwhile, on a related topic, Notre Dame is offering a “white privilege” class on a regular basis now. I was hoping Amren would post an article about it.

      • Paleoconn

        PoT, I agree with your points. But you have to admit, when it comes to to the diversity mob fighting its leftist enablers (which I can only assume this man is since he teaches in such a school and doesn’t defend himself when attacked), some of us are not far off when we say ‘pass the popcorn’.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      If he had tried to defend himself his career would have been over on the spot – along with his pension.

      How do I know?

      I’ve been on the inside for a long time and have seen careers destroyed over far less.

      • Cheri Rodriguez

        It wasn’t like that back in the 1970s. A lot of male teachers (at least in my town) had reputations for “jacking” students up. If some knucklehead got disruptive, the teacher would handle it anyway he saw fit AND keep his job.

        • meanqueen

          I remember those days. The teachers usually doubled as the school coaches, right? They were like our in-house high school bouncers. Whenever a smart ass kid was getting out of line, we’d just go call one of the coaches. They were usually big, tough, no nonsense white guys. Nobody messed with them. And they were considered an asset by the school district. But that was back then . . .

          • dave

            I had a wrestling coach who did exactly what you’re talking about. I remember a kid challenged him in class to a fight, the teacher won and the kid was suspended for 5 days. My school had about 30% blacks at that time. The teachers had to defend themselves, and were expected to fight back if provoked.

          • benvad

            Until the feminization of education. We had a tough mofo in junior high Mr. Peter Fogg a convert to Judaism in order to marry his old lady.

            He’d fly of the handle and push you around when he needed to. Basketball coach English teacher and home economics instructor. He’d kick your ass and teach you how to sew!

        • dave

          I remember those days well. My 6th grade teacher cracked a kid in the head with his college ring resulting in the kid getting a lump on his head. There was no punishment,no lawsuit, no riots,etc. The teacher felt bad and never wore the ring again.

          There were other instances with the same results. My 3rd grade teacher who was black used to paddle us with if we misbehaved, cursed or got into fights. Either you got hit in the hand or on the butt. ( depending on the infraction) Parents were allowed to spank their kids at one time.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Of course a lot of it was hype. You’d hear about teachers a few grades up: Mr. H. hung a kid out of a window by his feet, Mr. S. threw a kid down the stairs—so by the time you got to their class you were afraid of them. They weren’t mercs like Tom Berenger in “The Substitute” but they did have experience wrestling, playing football, etc.

      • LeonNJ

        You even read stories like this for security guards. They can’t even lay a finger on some goon knocking the stuffing out of someone else for the real fear of being fired. All they can do is stand next to them and call the po po on their walkie talkie. Sad.

      • Oil Can Harry

        If the teacher had defended himself against this goon the next day’s headlines would have read “White Teacher Assaults Gentle Giant in Racial Attack”.

      • archer

        Better to see a lawyer than a doctor.

    • JohnEngelman

      I have a friend who taught in a black school and who also worked as a part time karate instructor. He was told that if he touched a student he would be fired.

      He did not want to teach in a black public school. Few white teachers do. I doubt this teacher wanted to teach there either.

      • IstvanIN

        I know someone who pulled a bunch of big black males off of a small Puerto Rican boy, guess who got fired?

    • B.E.L.

      DB every time a white person is attacked or beat by a black person, you say they deserve it for being weak. You are weak.

      • Indeed. Some people are actually defenseless. 62 is no spring chicken, and he could have faced criminal charges for defending himself. He certainly would have been fired. And de chile’s fambly would likely have been awarded millions of dollars in the inevitable lawsuit to follow.

        The real problem here is that he was teaching at all. Whites should utterly abandon the public school system. It is one of the most anti-white bureaucracies in existence, and no good can come of lying down with it.

      • ViktorNN

        White people are our own worse enemies and our own worse critics.

        We’ve internalized so much self-hate and we’ve been exposed to so much anti-white propaganda that we’re always looking for an excuse to bash and hate on fellow white people. This tendency transcends political ideology evidently.

        It takes a certain maturity to be able to see the difference between the problems plaguing the people and the people suffering the plague.

    • Albert

      The Police are following the same path. Most do their best to avoid shooting a black for fear of losing their job or worse.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      The “weak whites should be left behind” people are the FIRST ones I would choose to leave behind if a white ethnostate should be created tomorrow.

      You think you’re so tough?

      Be tough all by yourself. With no other whites, anywhere.

    • saxonsun

      What understanding and compassion you have.

  • The perpetrator is described as a “16-year old Freshman,” which, translated into English, means he’s a two-time flunker.

    • E7 sharp 9

      What is “long and hard” on a black man?

      Third grade.

      • Indeed, the “third grade was the best four years of his life” axiom.

        Really, next to nobody is held back in elementary school, so his “flunking” is most likely a matter of not passing enough classes in his first two years of high school to earn the promotion in status from freshman to sophomore. Though he is chronologically on his third year of high school.

      • Damn! I got to use that one.

      • What’s the most confusing day in Harlem?

        Father’s Day.

    • How does anyone manage to flunk in a public school? Never mind. I don’t want to know.

      • LACountyRedneck

        It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand.

  • E7 sharp 9

    The video would appear to be a vision of future prospects for European Americans, but it’s okay folks. There will be plenty “diversity” entertainment on television to assuage the trials of extinction.

  • Easyrhino

    “What strikes me is that the teacher never even defended himself,”

    The teacher probably feared reprisals or a civil suit from Holder’s justice department for beating the poor youth’s fist with his face.

  • Luca

    This teacher has a lot of nerve projecting his “White Privilege” authority
    onto a poor child obviously suffering from PTSD due to slavery, Jim Crow,
    discrimination, income inequality and institutionalized racism.
    This teacher needs immediate ‘diversity’ training and should apologize
    in front of the entire student body in the auditorium. The child should
    rightfully sue the school board for a couple million. Where’s Al
    Sharpton when we really need him? No Justice, No Peace! Let’s organize
    some looting…er.. I mean, a protest march immediately.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      You have no idea how close to the actual truth you are.

      This graphic is no joke:

      • That is an awesome truth-telling cartoon! Thanks, I’ll have to use it.

  • Tarczan

    You guys are all off the mark. The darkie was attending a PHYSICS class. Of course he was aggressive and agitated, he was being humiliated by whitey trying to explain things he had no hope of understanding.

    The guy was total wimp though, an embarrassment to his race.

    • IstvanIN

      Had he fought back he risked loosing his job, pension and medical benefits late in life. 62 is not a good age to start over.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    City school officials confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against the student, who has been suspended from school.

    Had the teacher tried to fight back, even to defend himself, his career would have ended on the spot.

    At some point, there will not be enough money to make anyone consider accepting a teaching job in a black school.

    If I were that teacher, I would have immediately called a private lawyer.

    I don’t know of any public school district that would stand up for a teacher over a student. The teachers’ unions aren’t much better – and I have plenty of real-life stories from real teachers that prove such.

    I know a teacher who was attacked by a student at a MacDonald’s 1/2 a block from the school. She hired a private lawyer, was awarded $10,000, a lot of time off with pay and her choice of schools in which to teach.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Better that the school had invested in cell phone jammers instead of $750 iPads without keyboards or educational software – to put in schools like mine with no WiFi.

      • Albert

        That would be funny as hell! I’d love to see this in action on You Tube. The in-class chimpout response would be very amusing to watch.

        • Who Me?

          It would be funny, but they can’t even think about doing it, there would be howls of, “but what if there’s and emergency? What if some of the precious little snowflakes have to call home? What if they get sick? What if there’s a school shooting? They gots to be habbin they phones”

    • JohnEngelman

      Public schools are under a lot of pressure to reduce the expulsion rate for blacks.

      • LexiconD1

        Which is why they shouldn’t be anywhere near real students in the first place.

  • JohnEngelman

    The other students did not even try to help their teacher.

    • daddio

      That would be actin’ white

    • badbox27

      I would be surprised if they did try to help.

  • TomIron361

    I live here in the people’s republic of new jersey and I love this. The chances are slim and none this “educator” is worth a sh*t. I despise these scum who inhabit our schools. He got what he deserved. Don’t shed a tear for any new jersey teacher. I just wish the filthy kid had done much more to the stinking bum.

    • IstvanIN

      You do not know this man and wishing horrible things on him simply because he is a public school teacher is wrong. The fact that over a, probably, 40 year career the nation has been transformed against our will is no more his fault than yours or mine.

      • TomIron361

        Sir, trust me. If he’s a male and has a job in a “school” here in n.j., he’s a screaming filthy commie bastard. I’m really sorry the monkey didn’t do far worse to him.

        • Vito Powers

          TomIron361,

          It looks like you fell for the Republican mantra of “all public sector union workers, particularly teachers” are mooching scum.

          Too bad these Republican governors like Christie and Walker aren’t as tough on belligerent Negro students and illegal immigrants as they are on teachers.

          • TomIron361

            I don’t need any mantras. I know commie swine when I see them and that piece of human excrement was a commie from head to toe. I just wish the monkey had done a real job on him.

          • cyrusthevirus

            Yes indeed !!–He shouldnt have been in this job in the first place–and if he had started when things were different then he could have read the writing on the wall and got out years ago !!Have known a lot of teachers over the years and you are generally right–they are a bunch of race traitor marxist scum who deserve everything they get HA BLOODY HA !!

    • Yancy Derringer

      The only thing you know about this teacher is that he cared enough to try to enforce the school’s rules (about cell phones).

      • TomIron361

        Here’s something else I know about the commie scum, If he knew who you were, he’d do all in his power to destroy you, even now after this has happened to him. Are you crazy? This is nj.

    • saxonsun

      Your compassion is showing.

  • RacialRay

    This story really makes me think about what will happen in the near future, when whites in all fields refuse to deal with blacks out of fear for their own personal safety. My wife and two nieces are registered nurses. How soon will the day come when doctors, nurses and other health care professionals fear being assaulted, just like law enforcement officials and public school teachers, by low-IQ, savage, uncomprehending blacks who do not agree with their medical treatment? How safe can counselors, lawyers and social workers feel in their daily dealings with these lowest examples of human life?

    Why should any non-black person have to put their life and career at risk while performing a human service that every other demographic group accepts without lashing out violently? How soon before the humble Walmart greeter becomes a target of these vicious throwbacks?

    I don’t want them in my community. I don’t want them in the hospitals and schools where my loved ones work. I don’t want them anywhere near vulnerable, naive white children who might be scarred for life by a violent encounter with creatures who only know to destroy and hate. How do we get this monkey off our backs, once and for all, that we might live productive lives free from the curse of them?

    • IstvanIN

      How soon before the humble Walmart greeter becomes a target of these vicious throwbacks?
      Has happened quite a few times.

      • RacialRay

        Oh hell. And I tried to think of the most inoffensive person I could for that rhetorical question.

        • It is usually the most inoffensive White person that is targeted by these “brave” “tough” black thugs.

          • John Smith

            Whites who can defend themselves will put them on the slab. Predators seek the weakest prey.

        • Sick of it

          Blacks attack people who give them government benefits, charitable donations, etc. They have no internal limiter (i.e. they’re “no limit niggaz”).

    • Who Me?

      Every single thing you mention above has already happened, many times now. Wal*Mart greeters have been assaulted and beaten or had someone “Play knockout” on them. Many, many hospital employees will tell you of drunk, drugged and/or insane patients escalate from cursing to physical violence in the blink of an eye in all sorts of situations, treatment rooms, ER, x-ray and other diagnostic testing areas, patient rooms, etc. Teachers and support staff (office workers, lunch ladies, playground supervisors, even school cops) are routinely attacked in schools, and of course, there’s all the other stupid, routine violence that accompanies what is laughingly referred to as “normal life” when TPTB try to force people of differing values and cultures to live together.

      • Albert

        Playing the knockout game on a poor old Wal*Mart greeter? WTF!

    • Bill Moore

      Hello RacialRay,

      I’m a photographer. Been doing that for three decades.

      Today, when a customer contacts me (usually by email), I ask then to send a photo to me (it can be a selfie) so I can get an idea of the set and so forth to put up.

      Of course, the real reason is so that I can decide whether to be “too busy” to photograph them.

      I don’t need the problems that Africans bring in with them.

      Bill Moore

    • meanqueen

      I gave up my profession in part because of black, hispanic, and Native American menace and intimidation, and also in part because our hospital had started performing a lot of sex change operations and a couple days out of the week, our day surgery unit would be flooded with trannies. The latter is kind of humorous, but still disturbing on a deep level, and the encounters I had with the others I mentioned were frightening. I want nothing to do with anyone from these groups now, and leftist white people are included in my “banned” list. I don’t know what will happen to American society.

    • Jeff

      Attacking a doctor in a trauma ward would most likely in an untimely and tragic death. Doctors kill more people by “mistake” than any sadist could ever dream. And nothing could ever be proven….

  • dd121

    “A ninth grader” makes them sound like small children. That young simian is 15 or thereabouts and probably stronger and quicker than his male teacher.

    • These lower primates mature faster than humans.

    • Harry

      Unless he’s a Kung Fu master, gramps would have stood little chance in a real fight.

  • Dave West

    The young rocket scientist was just defending himself against a racist micro-aggression.

  • Chip Carver

    Hispanic students laughing. Hopefully the teacher emerged with an attitude adjustment, but that’s likely wishful thinking. One thing about liberals, they deny common sense, they deny raw human nature, and they are cowards, especially when it comes to anything physical. They’re plenty brave hiding behind a crowd and throwing bottles, rocks, Molotov cocktails and insults though.

  • Gee, I don’t understand why more White teachers don’t want to teach in mostly black schools. I mean, there is just so much cultural enrichment being around African Americans. On a side note, before this event if any of us had a conversation with this teacher and made a disparaging remark about blacks, I bet he would have really argued with us on that. The teacher is 62 they say. So ironic; he is a member of the very “Baby Boom” generation that brought about this empowerment of blacks in the first place, and gave them the idea that they could get away with anti-White violence.

    • meanqueen

      We don’t know the political persuasion of this unfortunate teacher. One can only hope that if he was a liberal, he isn’t anymore.

      • He was probably a liberal at the START of the video….

    • WR_the_realist

      99% of the people in the baby boom generation have had nothing to do with the changes imposed upon us by the elites.

  • Who Me?

    I doubt very much that the teacher is a liberal who wants to be trying to pound some knowledge into big, strapping burr heads full of mush and testosterone at his advancing age. He is 62, he’s most likely just trying to survive another three years till he can retire and move far away from the jungle sounds of adolescent knee grows. If he makes it this last 3 years he can collect his well earned pension, and try to forget the horrors he has seen and been subjected to during these last few years of what probably started out as a life of teaching nice, clean, docile, White children who really wanted to learn something.

    • Bill Moore

      Hello Who Me?,

      “what probably started out as a life of teaching nice, clean, docile, White children who really wanted to learn something”.

      You are probably correct. Fifty years ago, I worked for NASA. When the first space ships were built, and tests were run, and things weren’t working right, I was the one who was called on to repair them before they went into space. I was proud of that.

      Everyone was a Caucasian. No foreigners, no Africans.

      Then, Affirmative Action came along. Today, incompetent AA African hires are mixed in. And NASA is a failed enterprise. Our “astronauts” buy a ticket on the Russian space ships. We can no longer compete.

      And that is a microcosm of the remainder of the USA.

      So sad,
      Bill Moore

      • John Smith

        At least they now have a muslim-friendly African-“American” chief administrator. I wonder if there’s a correlation between that and lack of achievement – but perhaps I’m just being “racist.”

    • John Smith

      Anyone who lives in the PRNJ has politics that are suspect and deficits in situational awareness that are beyond doubt.

    • Harry

      Any 62 year old white man who teaches school in that area is on some kind of Quixotic mission to save “our disadvantaged youth from illiteracy and poverty”.

  • dave

    Of course the video was taken down because it showed a black “teen” assaulting a white teacher. If the video showed a white kid assaulting a black teacher, it would be up and the media would be talking about it for weeks if not months.

  • MBlanc46

    Eric Holder will be down there crying “Disparate impact!” in a trice. There will be apologies all round to the miscreant and his parent(s).

  • voiceofstl

    Has anyone noticed that since Google took over youtube..They have been taking down alot videos at a alarming rate.

    • LexiconD1

      And comments. Which never happened before.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    This folks is the legacy of the liberal semites that pushed for the integration of American schools in 1954. Schools are no longer a place to learn , but a place to baby sit unruly kids while mommy and pappy make a living or in the case of the ghetto crowd, to commit crimes and to be in jail.In the case of the illegals, to have free lunches and to demand Spanish.

  • IKUredux

    Hello White people! You know, it is only a matter of time that White teachers will be taking the fall for moronic blacks. The fact that black teachers do no better, will be immaterial, as is every other racial difference.

  • TL2014

    Such students don’t “think”.

  • meanqueen

    I’m glad to see so many people here standing up for the teacher. We don’t know what his politics are. If he’s a lefty idiot, (and again, we don’t know that he is) then we can smirk and get some satisfaction that maybe he learned his lesson. But EVEN SO, it is still horrible that any white person in a position of authority has to fear losing everything he has worked for if he defends himself from a clear assault. Doesn’t anyone remember the story from a few years back about a negro teacher being threatened by a feral negro female student? The teacher stood her ground as the girl approached her and said “I WILL defend myself” as a warning. The feral negro attacked her anyway and beat her up. It was horrible to watch. There were male negroes standing around laughing their heads off and cheering while the teacher got beaten up, and the teacher was one of them, so that tells you it is not just whitey they hate but anyone in authority over them. The teacher was later interviewed and she was broken and humiliated, in part because her own principal, also a negro, BLAMED HER for what happened because she said the teacher should not have told the feral negro that she would defend herself. The teacher was blamed for inciting the feral negro student. No doubt this male teacher knows plenty of stories like that. What will happen now? How can he go back to that school or teach that class? All white people should boycott professions that involve service to the criminal class, and that means teaching, nursing, policing, etc. Just go into agriculture or a home business of some type, or a career in which you can choose your clients without fear of reprisal. Sorry so long. Meanwhile, on a related topic, Notre Dame is offering a “white privilege” class on a regular basis now. I was hoping Amren would post an article about it.

  • Maximus

    Most of them teachers, if not all, are liberals leftwingers. The teaching profession is one of the most left wing orientated profession in the world of culture marxism. No matter how much this white teachers being harassed, humiliated, disrespected and even beaten they still are left wingers and liberals and wholeheartedly defends pc-dogma and the multi racial society. So they are just confronted by the reality they created themselves. And will always do.

    No sympathy for them at all. Non at all.

  • Ed

    Folks need to stop assuming teachers are liberals and focus at the issue at hand, blacks making learning at school untenable.

  • Earl Turner

    Physics class?

    What was a Basketball-American doing in a physics class?

    That’s as insane as taking your cat to the opera.

    • Harry

      “Physics Class”. It sounds good and looks good on a grade transcript. “I got an A+ in physical class from da scared cracka teacher. I be going to college now!”

  • saxonsun

    My partner works in the public school system in the Bronx. She goes where they tell her to go or no job. Some of us actually have to make a living.

  • John Smith

    I thought about teaching, but after finding out you’d be hung out to dry for defending yourself, I left it to the hardcore white-guilt leftists who are okay with that.

  • John Smith

    Emphasis on “jungle.”

  • Christorchaos

    The kid at the end is not trying to “stop” him as the Daily Mail cutline says. He looks to be consoling him.

  • Christorchaos

    Thought blacks might go easy on a 62-year old man, but that thought doesnt seem to cross their minds. Most of them seem so heartless. When they get mad, the victim’s status or condition is irrelevant. They dont lay off 80-yo rape victims, either. It seems like racial-retribution is partially on their minds. Oh wait .. theyve been taught by school, home and vile media that whites are devil-slavemasters who cant shirk their subconcious racism no matter what they do.

  • paul kersey

    video removed…

    • Christorchaos

      Wha-a-a-a-t?

  • IBWHITE

    Oh really?! Another excuse maker for Black misbehavior. I’m sure there are Whites who try and game the system but nowhere the level of Black participation. But back to the story – How about you showing us all the film footage of low income White kids beating teachers senseless. Then come back and claim all races do that also.