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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:32 am | Updated: 6:33 am, Sat Jan 28, 2012.

A teacher supposedly shoves his boss at a middle school, and the boss makes a citizen's arrest.

The recent events at Lodi Middle School are baffling — and disturbing. The county prosecutor recently declined to move forward with charges, leaving many questions unanswered.

Was the teacher out of control? After all, in the private sector, an employee who shoves his boss (especially, frankly, a man shoving a woman) will likely be fired. Was his boss, the vice-principal, over the line in contacting police? Is there an undercurrent of teacher-administrator tension at the school? Throughout the district?

Just what the heck happened at Lodi Middle School?

Assistant Superintendent Odie Douglas is conducting a review of the incident, but district officials won't say much more.

There is always the possibility of a civil suit, but the D.A.'s decision probably means these troubles will now be reviewed through administrative process rather than a court of law.

Personnel actions are typically confidential, and that's fine. However, we hope at some point the district can release to the public an account of these events.

It will help us all understand the peculiar happenings at Lodi Middle School.

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  • Betty Dean posted at 8:50 pm on Sun, Jan 29, 2012.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    Lodi Middle School has bee a total MESS for years and years!! they need a total shake up at that school.No one likes the administrtion and havent for years! they get the worst of the worst for administration always have!! No one in LUSD wants to take that school on it is a big FAT mess!

  • Jay Samone posted at 10:16 am on Sat, Jan 28, 2012.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    No telling who the "writer" is of this op-ed, but this is clearly written to stir the pot. Do you really know for a fact that this teacher "shoved" that woman? That was her story - he refused to comment. I wonder if the truth will ever really come out, but for the LNS to write a simple "pot stirring" op ed based on supposition is irresponsible.


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