Shades of Stanley Milgram


PJ Doland links to the disturbing story of a Georgia teacher who resigned after ordering two boys to throw a female classmate out the window. The girl, who'd been arguing with the teacher (after the teacher made "a disparaging remark" about the girl's appearance) sustained neck injuries and several cuts. Most frightening line in the piece:

The two boys later told principal Kenneth Daniels that they threw the girl out the window because they did not want to be written up for disobeying a teacher.

These guys were 14 years old—old enough, one would devoutly hope, to recognize that hurling another person out a window is not OK, even when a teacher says to.