Sunday, July 01, 2012

Abusive students sent to reform school for a year

Amazing!  Disgusting behavior gets significant punishment for once

The middle school students who tormented a bus aide in Upstate New York have been suspended from school for one year, according to the Greece School District.

The students insulted Karen Klein and made fun of her weight and looks — calling her “fat” and saying she looks “like a troll” — and threatened to egg her house.

At one point, a student even says Klein’s family killed themselves to not be anywhere near her. Klein’s eldest son committed suicide a decade ago.

The incident was captured in a 10-minute cell phone video by one of the students and posted to YouTube, drove Klein to tears.  At least 10 minutes of the bullying was recorded, but it is unclear how long the taunting lasted.

The following is a partial statement issued from the Greece School District:

“Greece Central School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams today announced that the due process requirements have been met and the district is able to release the result of their investigation and the assignment of disciplinary consequences for the four Athena Middle School students involved in the mistreatment of their bus monitor.

“Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions by completing community service hours and receiving formal instruction related to conduct and behavior that prepares them for a productive future. The program includes a strong parent involvement component.

“Each student will be required to complete 50 hours of community service with senior citizens and will complete a formal program in bullying prevention, respect and responsibility. In accordance with district policy, if at 30 weeks into the school year the students have completed the conditions of their discipline and are in good standing at the Reengagement Center, they can apply for early readmission to Athena Middle School.”

You are free to utter abusive speech but if it brings retribution down on your head not many people are going to cry for you


Anonymous said...

"District Reengagement Center"? Sounds like something right out of the Third Reich's Gestapo 101.

Unfortunately for these kids, they're White, else they would've received a free pass, as we've seen happen so many times. But, it's refreshing to see bad behavior punished, even if it is only for Whites. What these kids did was terrible and cruel, and they should be made to pay a price. And, since they are White, and their families have taken responsibilty, you can bet this will not happen again. And since they are White, you can also bet their parents won't be looking for that big "pay day" by suing everybody in sight.

And no, facts cannot be racist.

Anonymous said...

the results of poor parenting. morons like hillary suggest it takes a village to raise a child, nope it takes good parents.

Anonymous said...

little bastards should be put out on the road to pick up trash for a few years.

Dean said...

"District Reengagement Center": Just the kind of PC drivel one expects from our education system.

They are masters of disguising reality with PC words and wistful thinking.

Bird of Paradise said...

I hope its one of those tough reform schools that puts them ona chain-gang and makes them do heavy work or cleans up litter along the hiways

Anonymous said...

Those kids have conservative parents.

Anonymous said...

"Hey, let's abuse an old lady and capture it all on camera!"

What a bunch of morons. The parents should be punished as well for raising such idiots.

Go Away Bird said...

Their parents are LIBERALS annon 12:22

Anonymous said...

Bring back the old days where people were stood at the town center with a sign, "I’m a moron and need to be taunted like I did that poor woman."

Humiliation is a great motivator, and teacher!

Anonymous said...

12:22, what proof do you have or are you lying? I look at the prison population and see the majority are left of center by a large margin. I know who raised them, liberals = fact.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure that they did anything illegal did they?

Some things were close to threats but maybe not really threats.

If it is a private school it should be allowed to make any rules it wants about taunting, or suspenion provided it does not violate a contract.

If it is a public school funded by tax dollars then I don't want them punished for stating unpopular opinions. I might be okay with a special school for people who don't want to be insulted. but then they should have to provide equally good schools for people that want to speak their minds. Or at least spend equal funds on each student.