Skip to comments.16-year-old Florida High School student suspended 3 days for disarming gunman on bus (UP Date)
Posted on 03/04/2013 6:48:20 AM PST by EXCH54FE
This is a copy of an e-mail I received from Tracy perkins the school Principal. I had sent her an e-mail expressing my outrage on the suspension of the Hero student.
"I am sorry that you feel this way about me/my leadership abilities, especially having never met me. It is unfortunate, to say the least, that the media has incorrectly reported the facts surrounding this situation and have cast an unfair negative shadow on me (and my school.)
The miscommunication is further compounded since this situation deals with students' discipline and I am unable to set the record straight and clarify what actually happened. I can, however, emphatically tell you that there are other circumstances involved in this situation and that NO students were suspended/punished for helping disarm another student of a firearm.
My life's work is revolved around being an advocate for student success and I am passionate about it. Hopefully, you can see/understand that when it comes to media stories, there is usually more than meets the eye."
Tracy Perkins, Principal Cypress Lake High School 6750 Panther Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33919 School Phone: 239-481-2233 Fax: 239-481-9838
Got link to original story?.......
the left was upset he ruined another PR blitz
This does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
There are many species that are below slime molds in intelligence and ability to produce worth.
Principals and Superintendents are in this group.
“My school...” indeed.
Hang it up, wench. You have a pile of worthless degrees propping up your useless life.
Go and do something more useful - like digging ditches.
First, she (Tracy) did not deny a student suspension, then proceed to blame on OTHER circumstances which she won't clarify and media portrait (”Look, I am a victim.”) for the ‘miscommunication’.
Sorry, I DON”T need to meet her personally to make my own judgment.
Let me guess: The student was suspended for making his fingers into the impression of a gun while describing to other students disarming the other student, and therefore, suspended for violating the district's zero tolerance policy about firearms?
A high school friend of my daughter got expelled for phoning in a bomb threat. Only he didn't do it and could prove it because his cell phone number which he allegedly used to phone in the threat was used four hours earlier to phone the line for homework assignments.
Didn't matter, however, because the kid was white and our PC principal needed to produce a scape goat to prove to the "students of color" that she punished fairly.
She really thought she would get away with it, too. Especially after kid was foolish enough to refuse her offer to negotiate the expulsion down to a two week suspension in return for a confession.
Lets just say that a few of the paleface parents got together and helped the kid hire a really expensive lawyer. The settlement offer was never disclosed, but the young man graduated from one of the more expensive universities in the Pittsburgh area with ZERO student loan debt. None of us who helped invest in his lawyer lost a penny either. Unfortunately, we couldn't get rid of the jag-off principal. She is still in the same spot looking for more young lives to help screw up.
She didn't suspend anyone for disarming another student, but she did suspend one for depriving Obama and his toads of another media opportunity to promote their anti firearms agenda.
Its all about perspective.
I have been saying right along that there is more to this story than meets the eye. The Media made Trayvon Martin out to be an innocent waif.
As a Newbe, this is all I can do.
Well you have done. Sufficient it is..........
I wonder if this principal has a copy of the email she has sent to the “media” telling how they have misreported the story? Hmmmm? I wonder....
Just to clarify, that was the left-wing mainstream media that portrayed TM as an innocent waif. I'm not saying you're not correct, but was this story first reported by the MSM? Not that Fox is a lot better, but that's where I first heard of it.
If there was no discipline, I would imagine there would be no rule against saying "there was no disciplinary action". So I get the impression that there WAS discipline.
The suspended student (and several other teens) then reportedly wrestled the 15-year-old and took the revolver from him. Fearing reprisals, the older boy refused to speak with police, prompting the suspension, according to his mother.So he was suspended for declining to speak to the police.
What has that got to do with the school? I would love to see the school rule on that. Paging my Attorney, please pick up the RED phone!!!
Also, what actions were taken against the other students? or did that talk to the police???
I have sent one more e-mail to Tracy Perkins, Principal
Cypress Lake High School, and I will update/post additional information when any more facts are received.
The ethnic background of the students [including the alleged hero] is what you suspect. Don't know about the administrators.
Her email seems adamantly clear. There's more we don't know.
The incident took place on a school bus, so clearly the school has an interest in it. His refusal to talk to police I believe extended to not providing an accounting of what happened.
That may or may not be a valid suspension act under their code of conduct, but schools to not maintain a 5th amendment environment. They will likely punish you if you refuse to talk about an incident in which you were involved.
I don't know what political leanings my child's high school principal has, but I do respect her intelligence and her daily willingness to act in the best interest of the students at Her school.
I have had various issues at the school that I have always satisfactorily handled at the lowest level possible, and I always felt free to contact the principal directly.
I never needed to do so, since she keeps her staff on task.
As for this “story”, only an idiot would not wait to hear more details before believing the rumors put out by the press.
This is Florida.
Not NYC or Chicago.
Maybe he beat the sh!t out of the gunman after he disarmed him? Still no crime to my mind.