This week: A teacher who was fired for saving her students from a burning building vs. A woman who shot at a car full of children.
Cry-Baby #1: Margie Rhea Ramey
(via Reddit/image via Hawkins County Jail)
The incident: A woman thought some people were about to pull into her driveway to turn their car around.
The appropriate response: Nothing. Putting up a gate or something if it's a recurring problem.
The actual response: She shot at them with a gun.
Last Sunday, a man named Oscar Scott was driving with his wife and five children, aged between 4 and 12, in Bays Mountain Park, Tennessee.
Oscar wanted to take a scenic route, so took a turn down a road called Bays Mt. Road. He soon realized it didn't lead anywhere, "We got pretty far down that road and you could see where it turned into an old log road, so I put the vehicle in reverse to turn around."
Which is when 72-year-old Margie Rhea Ramey (pictured above) began shooting at them.
According to Oscar, she shot at them at least twice, with one shot hitting the running board of his car, near to where one of his children was sitting.
In an interview with the Old Time News, Oscar said "I hadn’t even begun to turn my wheels to pull in her driveway, I just put my vehicle in reverse, and just as quickly as I put it in reverse I heard her hollering and my little boy said, ‘does she got a gun?' About that time she started shooting.”
Sgt. Michael Allen, of the local police department, told the Old Time News, “During a field interview Mrs. Ramey openly admitted to shooting her rifle towards the vehicle because she has had a continuous problem with people tearing up her driveway.”
Margie was arrested and charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment. She was released on bail, and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing in September.
Cry-Baby #2: Olga Rozhoav
The incident: A teacher saved a class of children from a burning building.
The appropriate response: Congratulating her. Possibly even giving her some kind of award or a medal or something
The actual response: She was fired.
Last week, Michelle Hammack was working at Little Temples Childcare in Jacksonville, Florida.
While her children were taking their afternoon nap, Michelle smelled burning and went to investigate. In the kitchen, she discovered a small fire in the oven. When she opened the oven door, the smoke cause the fire alarm to go off.
She went back to her classroom, woke up her kids, and led them outside to safety.
While other teachers did a head count, Michelle went back inside the building to make sure there were no children left. While inside, she realized that the fire was small enough for her to deal with, and extinguished it herself.
Upon returning to work the next day, she was fired.
Speaking to Action News Jackson, Olga Rozhoav, the owner of Little Temples Childcare said, “I fired her only because she left her room. Even though children are sleeping, the teachers are supposed to be there. It’s not acceptable, and if anybody else does the same thing, I will fire again. I will fire them. No question.”
The Department of Children and Families is currently investigating the incident.
Which of these grumpy old gals is the bigger cry-baby? Let us know in this poll plz:
Winner: The birthday guys!