(Closed) NWR How would you take this? A threat?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsWishyWashy:  First off, creepy. Second, I would report it. I would tell the principal and then security. That’s not a normal note or something you just randomly say.

Post # 4
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t even know what that means… I would turn it in to whomever you report to, and see what they say. How scary for you!

Post # 5
13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

While I think it’s inappropriate, and for the sake of the child she should be removed from your classroom (it sounds fairly toxic between the guardian and you, and the child may pick up on that or hear about it at home, thus poisoning her behavior further in your classroom), I don’t think it was meant as a threat.  It sounds like she’s a religious woman trying to manipulate you into doing what she wants by invoking religion.

That being said, I may address it with my superiors.

Post # 6
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have no idea what that means but I would take it up as a straight up threat. Nothing thinly veiled about it. Report her immediately.


Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would report it! That is not only scary, but extremely creepy!

Post # 8
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It’s odd, because the quote means we are all forgiven by Jesus. Is it possible the guardian is just hyper vigilant because of all of the things going on with her child? 

I feel like this might be easier to interpret if you could tell us other things about the woman.

Post # 9
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A threat? No.

More of like, a “stern reminder”, yes.

I’d turn it in and be done with it, however. Do what you need to do for the child’s sake and well being, though. That should be your priority.

Post # 10
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thinly veiled? No. Notify the principal immediately. In light of recent events, take everything seriously, especially since it is making you feel this way. Make sure that this is documented and proper precaution is followed.

Post # 11
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MrsWishyWashy:  As a fellow  teacher, this would be on my principal’s desk immediately!

Post # 12
2378 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

That expression, in Christianity, simply means that Jesus atoned for all of our sins and that we are forgiven.

It seems a little out of context here… I’m not sure why she’d send this to you. It seems extremely odd.

In any case, it seems that if her guardian really is this imposing, perhaps it would be better for everyone for the girl to be moved to a different class anyway.

Post # 13
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsWishyWashy:  Report it! I am thinking that w. the recent school tragedy, any kind of threat will be taken very seriously.

Don’t fight her being removed from your class. If anything, I think you will be better completely out of the situation.

Post # 14
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

First of all, tell your principal about the note and copy him on all communications between the two of you from now on. Start a folder, and do not delete or toss any of what she says. 

Secondly, I do not think it is a threat. It’s a religious saying that means that you are all are covered by Jesus’s sacrafice. It’s meant to be a like a “protection” for believers. It’s just an odd and inapporpriate phrase to use, but if she is using it biblically, she may mean that you sinned in her eyes, but that she feels that your sins are covered. 

Really, I have no idea because I am not religious, but my grandma says this to me all of the time. Creepy when you’re not in the faith. 

Post # 15
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All communication you have with the guardian and/or anyone else associated with the child should be reported to the prinicpal no matter the content (good, bad, indifferent). 

After what’s she’s been through it’s no wonder the child has behavioral problems.  🙁

Post # 16
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t understand what that means, since I am not religious. But it sounds creepy. Any advice I would say has already been given by PPs, but I wish you the best of luck in this difficult situation. It’s so sad when children are in the middle of adult problems, especially ones that are so scary and violent! (Referring to the gunpoint thing)

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