John Webster, a 5’10, 220 pound teacher in Queens, recently filed a notice of his intent to sue the city because of mental and physical injuries he suffered at the hands of a 1st grade student. Rodrigo Carpio, described as the “tiny terror” by Webster’s attorney, is 6 years old and weighs in at 63 pounds and 4 foot 3 inches.
Webster claims Billy Bad Ass karate kicked him in the knee and ankle as he was trying to escort him to the principal’s office. Once they finally reached the office, the tiny terror also attacked the acting principal and safety officer. “It’s sort of like an angel-devil sort of thing,” said the 5-foot-10 Webster, who recently filed a notice of his intent to sue the city and says he must now wear braces on his right ankle and knee. “[Rodrigo] looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It’s been a nightmare. It’s embarrassing. It’s humiliating.” Webster now has to wear braces on his right knee and ankle.
But of course the bad seed’s parent’s sees things differently. His father, Jorge, stated, “The lawsuit is totally absurd. How could my little boy do so much damage? My poor son.” The boy’s mom added, “This is a terrible thing to say [about] a child.”
Webster’s doctor placed him on medical leave for several months, after the incident. But the Department of Education told him to go back to work as of last month. Webster’s attorney said school officials were warned about the first grader, but failed to do anything. “It’s sad that teachers like Mr. Webster are not offered protection from someone who can endanger other teachers and students.”
All jokes aside, apparently this kid has issues. Rodrigo’s mom said her son is now on medication so he can focus. “He is getting help, and he is much better now,” she said.
If I was the teacher, I wouldn’t want to interact with him either, especially since he’s had a history already at the age of 6. What the mother fails to realize is that her ‘poor’ son, terrorized adults and the people who are there to provide him an education. Her child is not the victim in this situation. But like she said, hopefully he’s getting the help he needs.