An alarming incident caught on camera of a Florida teacher physically removing the 14 year old student from his classroom at Palm Coast Middle School.Jeffrey Paffumi was arrested this week for the incident at Buddy Taylor Middle School, some of which was captured on cell phone video by a student.The student’s father tells WESH he wanted to press charges immediately after seeing the footage.According to the arrest report, the student admitted to calling the teacher a racial slur. Investigators say the teacher said the student was playing music from his computer and refused to turn it off. He also said the student slapped his hand away before he attempted to remove him from the classroom.The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says Paffumi removed the 14-year-old from his chair, carried him out of the class, and shoved him down the hall. The 47-year-old teacher was hit with a battery charge. Officials say Paffumi has been in trouble with the law before. He was also charged with criminal mischief and battery in 2012. Paffumi has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
The USC Office of Admission has seen a small increase in the number of transfer applications received this year, though officials say the jump is not dramatic.According to Tim Brunold, director of undergraduate admission, the number of transfer applications is up about 3 to 5 percent.Brunold said the increase of California applicants is not drastically different than the overall increase in applications, though he suspects the slight increase can be attributed to the current turmoil in higher education.“It’s probably been a 200 application increase from California, which would be proportional to that overall increase,” Brunold said.With the recent budget cuts to California higher education, state community colleges and University of California schools have had to cut back on the number of courses offered to its students, raising a possible explanation for the increase in transfer applications.“I wouldn’t say that the increase has been dramatic,” Brunold said. “It’s not as if we are seeing a huge percentage increase from a certain type of school, but there definitely has been a reasonable size increase from the UCs. Last year we got about 400 from the UC system, and this year we have about 450 — an increase that is more than coincidental.”According to preliminary data, the quality of the transfer applicant pool has also stayed at a high level, a trend that the admission office said it sees every year.“We do ask for students to self-report what their GPA is, and that number is at the same high quality it has been in past years,” Brunold said. “Those patterns look similar, which is a very positive thing for us.”For Kevin Khakshouri, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development, his transfer from Santa Monica College to USC brought with it a change in work ethic.“You have to do a lot more reading; it’s basically more work,” Khakshouri said of his transition to USC. “I could get by without doing the reading, whereas at ’SC I can’t wait till the last minute. I have to stay consistent.”For USC, the recent transfer applicant pool is indicative of the increasing caliber of students looking to transfer.“Our transfer applicants are very high quality. Last year the average transfer had a 3.65 GPA. Every indication so far is that the quality has stayed the same. It certainly has not gone down,” Brunold said. “It’s getting to the point where the typical rate of transfer admission is similar to freshman admits.”
Technical crew of Chelsea may well have to cope without injured Super Eagles forward Victor Moses for their crunch midweek Premier League match against Manchester City tonight.The Stamford Bridge wingback has been struggling with a calf injury he sustained in the Blues’ FA Cup win over Manchester United in March.The knock kept Moses out of Nigeria’s squad against Senegal in last week’s FIFA international window and he also missed Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend. The player was unable to participate in training on Monday, casting further doubt over his ability to be fit for the clash with City today, though Chelsea is yet to officially declare his unavailability.Should Moses remain sidelined, coach Antonio Conte is likely to play either Pedro or Cesc Fabregas in the wingback role against the Citizens.Meanwhile, Conte has said that the bad-tempered end to the Premier League leaders 3-1 victory over Manchester City earlier this season will not influence today’s renewal of their rivalry.The 47-year-old Italian — speaking to the press a year to the day he was named as Chelsea manager for this season — revealed that Brazilian defender David Luiz still requires treatment on the knee that Sergio Aguero clattered into earning him a red card.That sparked a free for all which saw Aguero’s City team-mate Fernandinho sent off as well for sending Cesc Fabregas over the advertising hoardings — both clubs were subsequently fined by the Football Association.“I think now his knee is better than before and for sure he needs to have the treatment,” said Conte.“It’s not important (the game at City). We must understand that when there is a game and above all if someone is losing the game, it can happen this type of situation. I have great respect for Aguero.”Conte, who has insisted he will see out his three year contract with Chelsea despite reports linking him to the Inter Milan job in Italy, saw his side’s 10 point lead cut to seven over Tottenham Hotspur.Chelsea went down 2-1 in a shock home defeat to Crystal Palace whilst Spurs beat Burnley and will hope Conte’s side drop further points on Wednesday and they beat struggling Swansea away.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram