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Parent says her child's life was threatened at Logan County school
http://www.wowktv.com/story/16620031/parent-says-her-childs-life-was-threatened-at-school ^ | 1/27/2012 | Nicky Walters

Posted on 01/27/2012 5:52:25 PM PST by Morgana

LOGAN W.Va. -- It is an instinct for parents to want to protect their children.

But some parents in Logan County say their complaints about bullying against their children have gone unanswered.

The parent of a student at Logan High School and the parent of another student at Man High School both contacted 13 News about their concerns. However they asked to remain anonymous so that their children would not be made more of a target.

"Thursday at school my child's life was threatened," said the parent of a student at Logan High School. She said her son has been harassed for more than 5 years. "He comes home in tears every day because he can't go down the hallway without them trying to fight with him."

The woman said she has followed the chain of command by reporting the problems to several school officials. But she says very little has been done to protect her son.

"I want peace. I want my child to be able to go to school in peace," the Logan County parent said.

The parent of a student at Man High School said her daughter has been bullied since August.

"My child is not safe at school. I don't feel she is safe at school and she doesn't feel she is safe at school," the woman said.

The parent said a gang of girls who call themselves "the Flock" has been targeting her daughter in the halls and online. The mom even pays for an internet service.

(Excerpt) Read more at wowktv.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: bullies; bully; homeschool; logan; man; publicschool; westvirginia; wva
These parents need to homeschool!
1 posted on 01/27/2012 5:52:27 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I would expect the same level of compassion from the teachers and administrators as I would expect from other government employees: IRS agents, TSA agents, DMV employees etc.

If you choose to send your children to a public school, you must be a liberal.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 6:29:07 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: Morgana

Some schools were like this in the sixties.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 6:37:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Morgana

Loners are easy pickings for bullies. He needs to find some group of kids with a bit of nerve to hang out with.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 6:37:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: ALPAPilot

“If you choose to send your children to a public school, you must be a liberal.”

Or too poor to send them to private school or working too hard to home school.


5 posted on 01/27/2012 6:39:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Morgana

Does WV has something like ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) in Ohio?


6 posted on 01/27/2012 6:58:55 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Comparative Advantage

Meant to say:

Does WV have something like ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) in Ohio?


7 posted on 01/27/2012 7:01:30 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Or too poor to send them to private school or working too hard to home school.

Then it is not a choice, is it?

8 posted on 01/27/2012 7:25:18 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: ALPAPilot

Make it quite clear to the school administration and the parents of the bullies that the next time it happens the police will be involved.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:13 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Morgana

The schools do this all of the time.
They will not confront bullies or the parents of bullies.
When my now adult daughter was in the 3rd grade, three 6th grade boys decided to beat her up every few weeks as she walked home from school. We went to the school officials and they said they could do nothing because it wasn’t on school property.
We spoke to the parents who each said that they angel would never do this.
We enrolled her (age 8 then) in an evening self defense class for women. After 6 weeks of lessons from a Karate Grand Master she was again attacked by the same three 6th grade boys. The next day we were summoned to the school to explain ourselves because she’d broken the index finger on one boy, knocked out 4 front teeth from the second and broken the nose of the third. She also ripped her jacket.
The school told us we were terrible parents and had no right to teach a child such dangerous skills. My wife’s comment was, “Sue us.”


10 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:47 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like these parents need to teach their kids how to win a fight.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 7:59:51 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: BuffaloJack

heheheheeeee...


12 posted on 01/27/2012 8:06:44 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: ALPAPilot

if you make such a stupid comment, you must be ignorant...

You “home schoolers” are really getting bold.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 8:09:02 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Parents who want to find a way. I’ve known single mothers with several children working low income jobs who homeschool. It is a question of priorities and facing up to the learned educational helplessness a government school habit creates.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 8:10:55 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: sit-rep; ALPAPilot

Alpapilot is right...government school destroys children. Middle class parents won’t give up their government school habit because education by government is a welfare program they benefit from.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 8:15:05 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It doesn’t matter even at a private school. We know that firsthand.

My kid was very good at Kadukenbo Kung Fu. He was warned not to use it at school except in case of self defense.

A boy in his 5th grade class had been expelled from the public shcool system and placed in the parochial school my kid attended. The large boy, who had been held back twice, mercilessly picked on my kid.

Finally, my kid had enough and after being assaulted, defended himself. The school principal suspended my kid for defending himself, but not the agressor boy.

We took him out of RC parochial school and home schooled him. No surprise, he has no tolerance for the self-righteous and religous.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 8:23:50 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: sit-rep
if you make such a stupid comment, you must be ignorant...

well you're more ignorant, dah

17 posted on 01/27/2012 8:29:27 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: BuffaloJack

Was the jacket ripped too badly? Or did you have to get a new one?


18 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:17 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: sit-rep

You must be someone who expects other people to pay for their children’s education, i.e. a taker.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 8:31:32 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: BuffaloJack

Dude, if my Dad had been you he’d have thrown that principal, man or woman through the door without opening it. I mean it. My old man took no sh!t from anybody and he had a special dislike for imperious school officals.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:02 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: achilles2000
I’ve known single mothers with several children working low income jobs who homeschool.

Would you be kind enough to explain how they did this? Presumably a single mother is going to have to hold a full-time job to support herself and several children, which means she's going to be out of the house at least nine hours out of twenty-four. Then she homeschools the kids for five or six hours (presumably during the daytime when kids are alert). So that's 14 or fifteen hours a day before she even begins on housework, errands, cooking, yardwork, laundry, and any recreation. Sounds like she'd have to work a night shift. So who watches the kids while she's at work, and how does she pay for the daycare or nightcare if she just has a low-income job?

It's not learned helplessness to ask how this is done. I'm scratching my head. Maybe if you had a lot of child support from the ex, or a mother who was willing to keep the kids overnight. Can you offer some clarification?

21 posted on 01/27/2012 9:16:19 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: achilles2000

and I pay state taxes for what reason? I pay federal taxes for what reason? you people are so hung up on “Home School” as the solution to ANY problem and it really does get tiresome dealing with you. the practicality of what you suggest EVERYONE does is impossible anyway.

I’m welfare for sending my kids to a school i pay taxes for my ass...


22 posted on 01/28/2012 4:50:17 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Morgana

> Was the jacket ripped too badly? Or did you have to get a new one?
New jacket.
There’s an add-on story to my daughter’s ability to defend herself.
It’s now about 25 years later and she still takes lessons.
Three years ago, my daughter and her boyfriend were Christmas shopping with her sensei and his wife. Some poor fool decided to mug them. It wasn’t pretty. Afterwards they turned the mugger’s knife and wallet (with driver’s license) in at the local police station.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 6:48:59 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: ottbmare

My comment was not just about homeschooling - perhaps an the earlier post was only speaking only of homeschooling, but I wasn’t intending to do that.

By the way, you are clearly not acquainted with homeschooling. No one who actually homeschools spends five or six hours a day teaching. I never spent more than 20 minutes a day 5-6 days a week teaching our children to read. Once they can read, we just talk about what they have read, which can be done in the car or anywhere else. That is typical of homeschooling. When I do math, I spend five or ten minutes going over the lesson and then maybe 20 minutes correcting and discussing errors.

Most homeschooled children do their school work in 2-3 hours. As I illustrated, homeschooled children get some direction from their parents, but typically do most of their work on their own. A critical part of homeschooling is teaching children to be independent learners.

Now, on to how I have seen single mothers cope:

Some find other mothers similarly situated and help each other by cooping with child care, and then they homeschool in the evenings. Others find jobs where they can take their children with them. Some have small businesses to which they take their children or that they can do from home. Yet others take jobs in Christian schools that allow their children to attend at no or low cost. Some families do coop learning ( I spoke to one black group in which parents, grandparents, and uncles and aunts were pulling all of the family’s children out of the government schools and teaching them cooperatively).

There are many ways of solving problems, but when “free” daycare is seen as normal, most people don’t think very hard about solutions.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 7:56:14 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: sit-rep

I didn’t say everyone has to “homeschool”, which is in fact a term that covers a number of educational practices. I’m for any alternative to government schools, not just homeschooling.

As for the “practicality” of finding an alternative to government schools, “practicality” is just an excuse for maintaining a comfortable status quo.

The actual expenditure per year per child in government schools is above $10k/ year. Very, very few people pay enough in taxes to cover that and everything else governments do. As a result, people with children in government schools are receiving transfer payments from businesses, people with no children, and people who take responsibility for providing their children with an education outside of the government sector. Transfer payments are welfare.

I


25 posted on 01/28/2012 8:56:32 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: sit-rep

We’re getting bold because the Kiddie Prisons (public schools) are so bad, we know we’re right.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 2:20:00 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: jmacusa

Yeah, I wondered where you got that from. LOL


27 posted on 01/28/2012 2:22:06 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I don’t know if you have heard of “The Big Show” Staring Johnboy and Billy http://thebigshow.com/ Anyway they have a skit called “Stupid Criminals” when they report cases of just that from across the United States. Johnboy and Billy would have loved that one!


28 posted on 01/28/2012 3:29:47 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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