Los Angeles, CA (CBS LA) – A physical education teacher at Carthay Center Elementary School outraged parents and upset students when he stripped naked on campus Friday and proceeded to chase nearby second-graders and fifth-graders.
“He was supposed to be helping them learn P.E., run around and have fun,” one parent told CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold. “But he undressed and started chasing the kids while he was naked, and then the kids ducked and dodged, ran into some of the classrooms and got safe haven that way.” As a safety precaution, the school went on a brief lock-down while officers responded and took the individual into custody.
The Presidential Fitness Test sure took a weird turn since I was in Elementary school. Looks like someone took a game of Sharks and Minnows a bit too far. Then again, back in Catholic school this was just a regular Wednesday. Red rover, red rover, bring that fully grown naked man on over. Say what you want, but honestly, chasing a bunch of little kids while your naked is the fastest way to get them in shape. I doubt anyone is going to fake an injury to get out of the mile after this stunt.
There’s the old saying that those who can’t do, teach, and those who can’t teach, teach gym. I’ll take that a bit further and say those who can’t teach gym, run around naked chasing kids.
I have a feeling that this gym teacher was wearing tear away sweatpants when he did this, because those things breed impulse decisions. They don’t give you enough time to second guess yourself. See with regular sweatpants, you have to take the time to take your shoes off and stuff, and that gives you a second to reconsider your decision to get naked and chase around a bunch of little kids.
I’ll admit, I chuckled a bit when the article noted that the school had to go into lock down because of this guy. I guess technically, he is an active shooter, but in a much different sense than the traditional term.
Little known fact, but back in high school I wanted to be a gym teacher. Mostly because it seemed like the easiest job ever, and at that point, I was content with playing knockout and dodgeball for the rest of my life. Then I realized how terrible it would be to hang out with high school kids for the rest of my life, so I decided against it.