Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Serving a suspension
Monday, I asked a student to leave the library. I was called about 5 different types of bitches before he finally left. Tuesday, when I arrived to work, I began writing the incident report that would lead to the suspension of the student. Unfortunately, the penalty for verbal abuse of a staff member is 7 days for the first offense. The student suspened himself and didn't come to the library afterschool Tuesday. This afternoon, the student walked in and immediately went the long way around the branch. I said, " I really don't feel like serving him the suspension today." I asked the children's librarian to call security. I wanted to know irf one of the officers could drive out to serve the suspension. I went to the restroom. When I returned, to my surprise, one of the beat cops was standing near the reference desk. I asked him to serve the suspension paper for me. 5 minutes later, the other 10 students walked out. As they walked by the reference desk, they said, " You kick one of us out, we all leave." If only we had known that's all it would take to get rid of them!