NYPOST – A hulking Queens gym teacher and former college football player claims a pupil fractured his ankle, injured his knee and forced him to go to a shrink for stress — even though the kid was only 50 pounds and in first grade. “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.” But Rodrigo’s dad, Jorge Carpio, 44, scoffed: “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.” But Webster’s claims are backed up by an April 26 school “occurrence report” filed by the principal that says Rodrigo “was physically aggressive” and karate-kicked Webster in the knee and ankle that day. Webster was accompanying Rodrigo and other students to the cafeteria for lunch when the boy started horseplaying, the teacher told The Post. Webster said that he chided Rodrigo, but that the kid started kicking him.“I tried to hold his wrists, and he began biting me,’’ Webster said. “I took him to the principal’s office, and he kicked me in the ankle, and one kick landed right on my knee. I felt a pop.’’ Webster, who played tailback for upstate Morrisville State College, said his doctor told him he had to stay away from work for several months because of his physical and emotional state. But a Department of Education doctor told him to go back last month, so “I’m in limbo,’’ Webster said.Webster’s lawyer, Andrew Siben of Bay Shore, LI, said school officials were repeatedly warned about Rodrigo but did not protect his client. “This kid is clearly a tiny terror,” he said. “It’s sad that teachers like Mr. Webster are not offered protection from someone who can endanger other teachers and students.”
The easy blog here is to make fun of this dude who got beat up by a 1st grader. Say what a pussy he is blah, blah, blah. But honestly this isn’t the teacher’s fault. This is America’s fault. This is what happens when you handcuff every single teach in the United States. There is literally nothing this guy can do to protect himself. Like in an ideal world this teacher would have been allowed to put this kid in headlock and whipped the shit out of him. Spanked his ass till he couldn’t cry anymore. But teachers aren’t allowed to lay a finger on kids or say boo without getting suspended, fired or arrested. You just got to sit there and take it. You just got to let this spoiled brat karate chop you in the knee and smile. This wasn’t a fair fight. He didn’t get beat up. He got assaulted. Is he laying it on kind of thick with the emotional distress? Sure but that still doesn’t mean he ain’t right.