Wrestler-turned-teacher disciplined for science question about a car running over a baby

February 4, 2013

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HUDSON, Fla. – Perhaps he was trying to be cool or funny, but a professional wrestler-turned-Florida teacher is in hot water because he issued bizarre and sickening questions to his high school students.

From The Tampa Tribune:

A Fivay High School teacher’s effort to give an attention-grabbing edge to questions on a science worksheet didn’t go over so well with a parent and the school administration.

glowingquestion.The parent, worksheet in hand, visited the school office after she saw the worksheet with questions that had a somewhat violent undertone.

One question read: “A northbound car with a velocity of 100 m/s ran over a baby with a momentum of 800 kg m/s, what is the mass of the car?”

Another read: “A 50 kg student has a momentum of 500 kg m/s as the teacher launches him toward the wall, what is the velocity of the student heading toward the wall?”

When Principal Angie Stone heard the parent’s complaint Jan. 25, she said she immediately had a meeting with science teacher Dean Liptak.

“It was a bad decision,” Stone said. “The questions were inappropriate. We have taken steps to ensure nothing like that happens again.”

She declined to say what kind of disciplinary measures Liptak faced.

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