Senator Don Shooter Charged with Three Misdemeanors for His Charter School Rampage

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Teabagging state Senator Don Shooter has been charged with three misdemeanors for barging into a charter school while yelling his name and scolding a teacher.

A city prosecutor in Yuma charged the senator with disorderly conduct, disruption of an educational institution, and criminal trespassing.

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In late March, Shooter charged into Yuma's EOC Charter High School for troubled teens where his grandson attended. He yelled at a classroom teacher, Danielle Munoz, who caught the tail end of his rampage on her cell phone. Several school employees had to stand between him and the teacher and usher him out before he traumatized a classroom full of kids and the little vein on his forehead popped.

News reports say Shooter's lawyer is trying to work a deal with the prosecutor that could get him off. Go figure.

Here's a recap of Shooter's rampage:

Shooter asked the school registrar to speak with Munoz, to which the registrar said he'd have to make an appointment. The senator then repeated that he was DON SHOOTER! and he must speak with the teacher. When a phone call distracted the registrar, the police report says, Shooter sneaked around and headed for Munoz's classroom. 

Shooter barged into the room and stood at arm's length from Munoz, who is listed as a special education teacher at the school. Shooter waved his finger in her face and, the report notes, said, "Are you the teacher of this classroom?" to which Munoz replied she was.

"My name is Donald Shooter, I am [here] to . . . " Munoz cut him off by offering her hand and introducing herself, and then Shooter continued. "You have my grandson in your class, and let me tell you . . ." 

The argument carried on, and as another person stood between the two, Munoz backed up and began recording the confrontation on her phone. When Shooter noticed he was being recorded, he walked out. 

Munoz told the officer later that she felt threatened and feared for her own safety and the safety of her student. 

If bursting into a class and yelling at a teacher while repeating, "I'm Don Shooter," wasn't enough, he made sure to let Patricia Romant, operations director of the Yuma Private Industry Council, which is affiliated with the school, know that he is a "state senator and very influential man in Yuma and in the state," the report says.

Shooter then called Eileen Sigmund, president of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, to complain. 

Sigmund says Shooter did indeed call her afterward and explained that Munoz had belittled his grandson and he wanted something done about it. 

"Whenever I get any family calling, we do the same thing," Sigmund says. "There is no special treatment because he's a senator."

Hopefully, the prosecutor feels the same way.


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ssn0
ssn0

Another slimebag teacher.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Shooter should be prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows. (Laws Shooter himself authors BTW).

His punishment? He should be forced to pick fruits and vegetables right alongside the undocumented immigrants who do the same work in the blazing Arizona sun for the next 2 summers.

brinvinn
brinvinn

lol what a d bag, this dude needs a serious beat down!

www.World-Privacy.com

Wayne Nash
Wayne Nash

He sounds like an arrogant asshole, but the only way you would know if he was teabagging is if you were there... I wouldn't brag about this.

bobunf
bobunf

Dan Shooter. This is the same Russell Pearce appointed (after 3 months in any elected office) Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is the man who showed up for the vote on extending unemployment compensation with a half empty bottle of tequila, wearing a sombrero and a serape.


And, the world wonders: Does he really live in the district? LD 13 that is?

After all, the other Republican in this District, Darin Mitchell, didn’t live in the District, but he did lie about it in court. 

Loon Steve Montenegro may be the best of the lot.

What a sad district with these characters, one worse than the next. LD 13 sure lives up to its number.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Someone should have called police and said "THERE'S AN ACTIVE SHOOTER AT THE SCHOOL!".

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

I've tried to tell you people what a safer world this would be if school personnel could arm themselves. You never listen.

AlaskanPrincess
AlaskanPrincess

A bit of 'Yuma perspective' - the school is an ALTERNATIVE school, as in high school. Not sure, but there's speculation here that the 'grandson' is not a minor (as in over 18 years of age). Local rumor mill has been rampant - that Shooter, in general, has often demonstrated bullying behavior; that he hired a P.I. to 'get the goods' on teacher & school employees - to a point that he'd make them look so bad what he did would pale in comparison (or similar); and that he's going to get away with this. Again - rumors...only time will tell if there's any substance to them. TY New Times for the articles!! We're not out of the woods yet - 3 (not 4, as recommended by YPD) charges filed, he wasn't arrested (like normal folk)...and we have to see if there's a back door deal to make this go away. Given redistricting, it's not just up to Yuma to get this guy out of the legislature - help!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

THE MAN DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG AS FAR AS I SEE.  FAMILY COMES FIRST.

afdhm
afdhm

Don Shooter: I represent Republican Family Values.

Someone should tell Ann Coulter that she has an Adam's Apple the size of horse's nut sack.

Cozz
Cozz

No Deals to let this asshole off the hook ! 

Prosecute this prick just like the County Attorney's Office would anyone else.

Anything less is just another example of how fucked up the justice system is in Arizona.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

No deal, this POS needs to spend time in jail so it sinks in that he is not above the law just because he is a senator and understands that as a senator he is a public servant

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Don Shooter.  Maybe you can request to share a cell will Chris Simcox!  And If Ann Colter get's busted while your in, you three guys can share a cell!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I think Mr Shooter should enjoy a stay at tent city. 60 days in the summer might teach him some impulse control.

OurGubmintIsAJoke
OurGubmintIsAJoke

I personally don't think Mr. Shooter did anything wrong.  My daughter was bullied by a teacher at a Charter School in North Phoenix.  Although I did not react like Mr. Shooter, I still to this day feel like I should have.  What the teacher did to my daughter disrupted her learning environment and made her depressed to the point where she quit her soccer team, did not do track this season, and saw her grades decline in Q2 & Q3, to the point where I had to pull her out of the school and home school her for the remainder of the 7th grade school year, in which she once again excelled.  These teachers should be charged with felonies and barred from teaching, but because the schools are all about making money and not about our children's education, health and well being, nothing happens to them.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Slimebag teachers are the only ones they can find to deal with the slimebag kids. The kids end up that way because of their fucked up, rock head, parents and grandparents. With a grandfather like shithead Shooter, the kid never had a chance.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@jonnyquest And the result would be what - Sen. Shooter lying on the classroom floor with a gun shot to his chest? 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

This story could have had a happy ending if the law were different.

Jukes
Jukes

@AlaskanPrincess Thanks for the details.  It never ceases to amaze me that educated people are ever willing to work in alternative schools with troubled students for terrible pay and no union representation.  Not only is it even more difficult than regular teaching assignments but the families of these students are from are often troubled themselves and scenes like the one caused by the "senator" are not uncommon.  His charges against this teacher are hard to believe given she behaved very professionally at his attack on her classroom.  I have a friend who works in a charter school with adult students and she deals with danger and disrespect constantly.  I could never do it. 

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

@HILLFOLKREDNECK I'm a retired GA high school teacher. Shooter was wrong.  No one has the right to disrupt the operation of a public school, not even an elected official.  Charter schools are public schools. If Shooter had pulled a stunt like the one he pulled at this AZ school in Ga, the administrators would have called local law enforcement to forcibly remove him from the premises.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  nothing wrong? a irate screaming lunatic barging into a school after he was refused admittance or permission to roam freely by the administration and barging into a classroom to verbally assault a teacher in the middle of a class (especially after Sandy Hook was still fairly fresh in peoples minds)? sure family comes first, but what makes you think his grandson was telling the truth? kids are known to lie to cover their asses almost as much as politicians are. for all we know the kid may have been doing bad in school and tried to cover it by saying the teacher hated him and was singling him out and trying to make him look bad when asked about his shortcomings (the same defense Arpaio uses among many other Az politicians)

Cozz
Cozz

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  

Of course not, why should we expect anything different from an idiot Racist Hillbilly.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

I think Don Shooter made the boldest statement yet for arming school teachers and other personnel.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Mmmm. An Adam' apple like a nut sack. Does that make her a dick head?

Jukes
Jukes

@OurGubmintIsAJoke  You sent your kid to that charter school, they didn't come and capture her.  If it was so bad, why didn't you reverse your decision?  Public schools have issues because people like you don't support them and MAKE THEM BETTER.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@OurGubmintIsAJoke Unless Shooter was his grand kid's legal guardian, he had ZERO business going to the school at all.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@OurGubmintIsAJoke Right, because teachers go into teaching for the lucrative salaries - yep, teachers are all about the money.  But then again, you sent your kid to a charter school which, you are right, is really all about the money and making money for the excutives that own and run it.  You do know that charter schools aren't run by the gubmint, right?

There are bad teachers out there and your job as a parent is to remain fully engaged and manage your child's education.  You did have other options, like getting her moved to a different class within the school or moving her  to a different school rather than pulling her out altogether to home school her.  You could have even returned her to a public school run by, gasp, the gubmint.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

I take back what I said. The teachers at these schools really do have their shit together. They get the same pay as teachers at schools with highly motivated kids and involved parents. There is no extra pay to deal with troubled kids and fucked up parents. The only hope for a normal life for these kids is to finish their education. AND THE TEACHERS TRY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@jonnyquest The story did have a happy ending - Shooter left, the police responded and charges have been filed.  What would have made the ending happier for you?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

The kids are ALMOST ALWAYS the way they are because of the parent/parents. They have kids and the cycle repeats. Sad.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows Again that's not really true.  Everybody has the right to go to a school and ask to talk to any teacher about anything or anybody.  If they're denied a meeting, as is likely to happen, then they have to leave, of course.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

You have to give Gubmint some credit. He did understand that you trashed him.

bobunf
bobunf

@JohnQ.Public She could have just make an appointment rather than following Shooter's course of barging in, trespassing, threatening and using his big ass name.

OurGubmintIsAJoke
OurGubmintIsAJoke

@JohnQ.Public Guy, by the way you ASSume everything on these blogs, I am starting to think you may have a mild mental handicap.  First of all, I never said the teachers are all about the money.  I said "...the schools are all about making money and not about our children's education, health and well being..."  Also, this was the only middle school science teacher in the school, therefore your next ASSumption of a different classroom was not an option.  I could have returned her to a public school?  Charter schools are public genius.  By the way, I am a product of both private and public education and having an IQ of 175, in part developed by the private education system, I can tell you that Charter education by far outpaces the traditional public schools you admire (now I could assume here that is the only education you have, but I really don't care if you were born a moron or just taught to be one).

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

I was trying to be a wise ass. Wasn't appropriate here. I've talked to a couple of these teachers and was surprised that they are on the same pay schedule as the rest in their district. Some of these teachers come from similar backrounds as the kids. They managed to find their way. Being at these schools is a true calling for them. They know what faces these kids. Almost all of the kids have been dealt a bad hand. While they are still minors, they should get multiple chances to learn and change. They are still a great big pain in the ass to have in your neighborhood. Truly my hat is off to the teachers.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@jonnyquest I'm glad that you took back your original comment.  Apparently this is a school for troubled and at risk kids and those are the most difficult and challenging environments in which to teach.  Its easy (relatively speaking) to teach at the school where every kid comes in bright-eyed and awake and with a good breakfast and stable home environment.  These schools, whether district or charter, that at geared to kids who have not succeeded in other educational environments are some of the toughest places to teach.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  what would have made me happier is if we didnt have politicians who act like jack-asses in the first place. the politicians we have now-a-days are just disgraceful, none of them think the laws they all scream about should apply to them. a few other posters on multiple blogs have used my sentiments exactly on people who have been elected to lead or represent................they should be held to a higher standard. when they break the law or commit unethical acts............they should be treated more harshly. they are representing our country and our people and should be shining examples of ethical superiority, not shining examples of stupidity

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@valleynative @WhoKnows Yes, but FERPA prohibits the school from talking about a student with anyone but the parent or legal guardian without the written authorization of the parent or legal guardian so the answer is always going to be "no" if a grandparent (or anyone else) asks to talk to a teacher or school official about a student and doesn't have authorization from the parent or legal guardian to do so.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@cugagcmu80  I don't know why this is such a difficult concept.  I said that everybody has the right to walk into any school office and ask to speak to any teacher about anything.

 The school has the right, and in many cases the obligation, to refuse that request.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

@valleynative @WhoKnows  Not everyone or anyone has a right to enter a school and talk to any teacher about anything or anybody. I'm a retired high school teacher and can tell you that schools take privacy seriously.  At the beginning of each year, our high school students and their parents would have to complete and submit parental permission forms related to whom has the right to speak to the school on behalf of the student.  When a student would submit a note to the teacher asking for permission to leave school before the end of the day, we would forward them to the office, and the school secretary would speak with the parent to ensure that the parent knew about the student's need to leave school early.  If schools don't do these types of things, they open themselves up to the possibility that some parent might bring a lawsuit against the school for violating their kid's privacy or releasing him/her without validating the note he/she presents seeking the school's permission to leave before the end of the day.

AlaskanPrincess
AlaskanPrincess

@valleynative @WhoKnows I believe there are PRIVACY laws in place that would prohibit the school from discussing a student (of ANY age) with other than a parent or legal guardian.  Too many making comments are concluding this is some poor bullied and abused little kid - again this is an ALTERNATIVE school (high school). But, technically, yes I guess anyone could go and ask...

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@OurGubmintIsAJoke How cute; you capitalize the "ASS" in "assume" as some sort of passive-aggressive insult. 

Again, the only schools that are "all about the money" are the charter schools, such as the one you sent your child to, which are allowed to profit from the difference in the compensation provided by the state and the amount that they spend on educating their students.  Public schools and public school officials are not permitted to retain any profits generated by spending less on student education than the funding that they receive.   Charter schools are not "gubmint" operated schools. They are "gubmint" licensed and are required to accept all enrollees, but they are private, often for-profit, entities.   I'm surprised that you didn't know that charter schools were privately owned and operated, given how smart you are and all. 

Congratulations on your 175 IQ; depending on the test that would make you one of the 20 smartest living people in the world and smartest 83 people of all time (estimated).  Although it does surprise me that you couldn't find a better solution to your child's school issues, you know, being so smart and all.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@papahutch2000 @OurGubmintIsAJoke @JohnQ.Public I'm thinking that he believes that his bathroom scale is an IQometer. If his real IQ is above room temperature, I would be surprised.

 I would also be surprised if his/her little snowflake turns out to be a well adjusted adult, and not a self involved little turd that believes that everyone should consider him/her as their first priority.

I could be wrong, but I doubt that it will be by very much.

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