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Girl, 7, beaten unconscious by classmates at Md. elementary school
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24570454/girl-7-beaten-unconscious-by-classmates-at-md-elementary-school ^

Posted on 01/29/2014 6:47:19 AM PST by MNDude

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -

A 7-year-old girl at Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights, Md., was beaten unconscious by at least four classmates Tuesday morning.

It happened during recess in the school’s gymnasium.

The little girl’s parents say their daughter was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital in D.C. She was diagnosed with a mild concussion.

Her mother, Phersephone Holland, says she can't believe it happened at school.

"That's my baby. I bring her to school and that's the least thing I expect is a phone call informing me that my daughter is unconscious,” she says.

Holland says she is wondering where all the adults were during the attack. So is the victim's father, Rodney Smyers. He says this isn't the first time his daughter has been bullied and hit at school.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
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1 posted on 01/29/2014 6:47:19 AM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

???? What the heck! Where were all the teachers?


2 posted on 01/29/2014 6:49:14 AM PST by MNGal
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To: MNDude
But hey! Maryland has some of the "toughest" gun laws in the nation and they're proud of it!

Idiots! It's the people, stupid!

3 posted on 01/29/2014 6:50:54 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: MNDude

Very close to DC on South-east side.
Not an area I would even want to visit let alonre live.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 6:51:55 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: MNDude

A four-on-one savage beat down makes me suspect a junior version of “knockout game”.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 6:52:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: MNDude
wondering where all the adults were during the attack

all of them?....try the teacher(s) who's responsibility it was...then sue the dog snot out of them and the school board for negligence.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 6:52:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MNDude

Bastards who did this should be sent to reform school, not given a “letter”.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 6:54:14 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU

Obviously the perps aren’t White, or else Jesse and Al would have already been there.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 6:55:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNGal
???? What the heck! Where were all the teachers?

Taking their union break of course.

9 posted on 01/29/2014 6:55:28 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MNDude
Smyers and Holland are concerned about what not only seems to be a lack of supervision, but the fact that school officials haven't disciplined the boys involved or informed other parents of what happened.

I'm going to assume the little girl was white and the perps were all black.

This was for Trayvon.

10 posted on 01/29/2014 6:55:51 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: unixfox

Reviewing their new curriculum about lesbian families and evil white men with guns.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 6:56:59 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: dfwgator

I don’t care what color the perps or victim was. This is why the majority of kids who really want to learn are intimidated by packs of nascient felons allowed to run wild.

Neither students nor teachers should have to deal with kind of scum. They should be sent to a reform school run by retired marines.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 6:57:01 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: MNDude

This poor little girl was beaten by 4 other kids in elementary school? When did it stop being the occassional “innocent” kid one-on-one fights which was usually a little pushing and maybe a slap and change into a mob beatings even in elementary school.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 6:57:47 AM PST by skyman
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To: sickoflibs

I lived there - when I was nine years old. My dad finally came back from Korea and elsewhere and got stationed at Andrews AFB. While he was gone we lived with Grandpa and when he came back, we lived in an apartment in District Heights.

Haven’ been back there in 50 years.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 6:59:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: dfwgator
the perps aren’t White, or else Jesse and Al would have already been there.

And the 'press' would have been all over the story...

15 posted on 01/29/2014 7:00:15 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: P-Marlowe

She’s a black girl, beaten by at least four of Obama’s sons. My guess is for “acting white” because she has a father in the home and is doing well in her schoolwork.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 7:00:23 AM PST by twister881
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To: dfwgator

If this was in District Heights, the perps aren’t white. I lived outside DC 25 years ago and even back then that corner of PG County was a no-go for those of us who were more melanin-challenged. And weren’t in a Stryker armored vehicle with a fireteam of Army infantry as backup.

}:-)4


17 posted on 01/29/2014 7:03:15 AM PST by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: MNDude

Poor baby. I’m convinced that kids are only getting meaner as time passes. Don’t let all their talk of “tolerance” and “acceptance” fool you. A good portion, if not a majority, of kids are jerks.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 7:03:24 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: ZULU

Little girl is black. I have no idea what color the assailants are, but I would guess black as well.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 7:05:47 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Believe me, if they weren’t you would have heard about it.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mmichaels1970

I agree, the laws that protect minors from prosecution are what is driving this.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 7:06:22 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: sickoflibs
"Her mother, Phersephone Holland, says she can't believe it happened at school."

93% chance mom believes in "Hope" and "Change", though.

22 posted on 01/29/2014 7:06:40 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: MNDude

A certain lack of a specific detail tells me all I need to know.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 7:07:15 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Gaffer
RE :”I lived there - when I was nine years old. My dad finally came back from Korea and elsewhere and got stationed at Andrews AFB. While he was gone we lived with Grandpa and when he came back, we lived in an apartment in District Heights. Haven’ been back there in 50 years.’

Its inside the DC beltway too.

Way back in late 1990s I visited a friend in nearby Upper Marlboro Maryland,that's just a few miles east of there, but outside that beltway, and it was Obama-country for sure.

I bet lots of foreclosures too place there.

24 posted on 01/29/2014 7:08:37 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: MNDude

in what part of Liberia is District Heights, Md. located?


25 posted on 01/29/2014 7:09:40 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: P-Marlowe
I'm going to assume the little girl was white and the perps were all black.

You flunk current events. On statistical grounds most crime is black on black. On listening to the news cast, being white with two black parents rates a probability of being white at 0.00001

26 posted on 01/29/2014 7:10:03 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Sooth2222
RE :93% chance mom believes in "Hope" and "Change", though.

No doubt, see : #24

27 posted on 01/29/2014 7:11:02 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Hey, Slick Willie, the first black president (and serial rapist) who had a white mother and a white sperm donor.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 7:12:59 AM PST by twister881
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To: MNDude
How could this happen at SCHOOL, she asks??!!. . .at SCHOOL??!!

Hey lady. . .gubment schools today are nothing more than the AAA farm league for the state penitentiary

29 posted on 01/29/2014 7:14:47 AM PST by McBuff
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To: MNDude

I wonder who was Black, and who was white. A logical question.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 7:15:33 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: P-Marlowe

“I’m going to assume the little girl was white and the perps were all black.”

You didn’t watch the video ...


31 posted on 01/29/2014 7:15:58 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: MNGal
???? What the heck! Where were all the teachers?

The story says 75 students were being supervised by "only" 5 teachers. Evidently these teachers are not competent to look after 15 7-year-old children each...

32 posted on 01/29/2014 7:16:44 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: sickoflibs

This is what we have inherited in the name of equality. I know that sounds stark, but there is no other way to describe it. That is not a racial knee jerk observation by any stretch. Our public accommodations have been an open invitation to this kind of behavior over almost fifty years of social experimentation. No corporal punishment, no penalty for anti social behavior of any kind.

I know that area very well. Nearby Oxon Hill was a very liveable community in the early sixties when my lounger brother lived there, as well as any number of other young employees of the FBI. Getting there from downtown D. C., however, was not so trouble free.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 7:19:54 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: FReepers

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34 posted on 01/29/2014 7:19:56 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MNDude

PG County public schools are generally among the worst public schools. It’s a shame that children are forced into these concentration camps. District Heights is among the worst areas in PG County. I spent three years in PG County public schools, when they weren’t even 10% as bad. Nonetheless, to avoid injury or death, I had to leave.

That being said, at the same time the county runs the concentration camps for most of their students, the county actually has some decent magnet programs that are competitive with many of the regional private schools.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 7:20:33 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: ccmay

Libs will claim this as proof public schools are underfunded and need more teacher raises and smaller classes.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 7:21:20 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: MNGal

Talking on their Phersephones.


37 posted on 01/29/2014 7:22:05 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: MNDude

Just another day in the indoctrination camps aka public school. I strongly encourage everyone with school-age children to home school them or send them to private/parochial schools. If these options are not possible, then be proactively involved with your children’s schools and especially their teachers.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: ccmay

75 7 year olds “crammed” in a gym, supervised by “only” 5 teachers. Probably the 5 teachers talking to each other with 75 kids running wild with no supervision.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 7:26:58 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: ccmay

“75 students were being supervised by “only” 5 teachers.”

Clearly it’s the school’s fault.


40 posted on 01/29/2014 7:33:06 AM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

The demographics for District Heights, Md can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Heights,_Maryland

Hate to say it but I am not surprised.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 7:34:47 AM PST by mort56
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To: MNDude

Just like a band of wild animals!


42 posted on 01/29/2014 7:38:15 AM PST by kenmcg
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Once a punk always a punk. Send these mentally retarded jackasses to a detention for delinquents. This State should have facilities.


43 posted on 01/29/2014 7:43:50 AM PST by Logical me
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They weren’t children. Anybody who can pummel somebody with regard as to whether they live or not are not human.

And I don’t think 30 teachers could look after 75 non-humans.


44 posted on 01/29/2014 7:49:53 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: billhilly
RE :”This is what we have inherited in the name of equality. I know that sounds stark, but there is no other way to describe it. That is not a racial knee jerk observation by any stretch. Our public accommodations have been an open invitation to this kind of behavior over almost fifty years of social experimentation. No corporal punishment, no penalty for anti social behavior of any kind.”

There was a great story a in the Balt Sun years ago about this single black working Mom in Baltimore city who got a good job and decided to move West to Balt county Reisterstown.

In the city she sent her kid to private schools but thought the expensive public schools of that part of Baltimore county would be just as good (money=better right?)

She soon pulled her children out and put them back in private school when she saw the standard student, dress, behavior, language and very low school academic standards of that public school.

You see the real problem was more than $$$, it was disinterest of the other parents who demanded nothing of the free school.

That was a great school decades earlier but those residents are gone.

45 posted on 01/29/2014 7:58:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: MNGal
Where were all the teachers?

Who do I envisage a 5 foot 300 pound woman sitting down on the opposite side of the gym looking at her smartphone?

46 posted on 01/29/2014 8:00:12 AM PST by fso301
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To: Sooth2222
93% chance mom believes in "Hope" and "Change", though.

Ninety percent chance she pronounces her name Pursey-fone.

47 posted on 01/29/2014 8:00:13 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: MNDude

Having been heavily involved in large scouting events when our kid was that age, there is no reason that FIVE adults in a confined environment with 75 kids missed this.

They (most or all) either weren’t in the gym, or they simply ignored the incident. One or the other.

If this kid has been getting beat up regularly, the school has an obligation (perhaps legal) to notify other parents.

It’s a war zone by normal middle class standards. The reality is that short of turning the grounds into a prison like environment, they can’t do very much about the chaos. Assuming very many of the school board or school administration even cares to do so.

A close friend that retired from teaching a few years ago (St Augustine, FL) told me that the [black] principal at her school had 11 illegitimate children by various women. Outside of a few like her, no one seemed to much care. And like her, those that did, had to keep quiet until time to retire.


48 posted on 01/29/2014 8:11:11 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: P-Marlowe

I am going to assume the little girl was black, as were the attackers.

Parents named Phersephone and Rodney, two English surnames.


49 posted on 01/29/2014 8:30:08 AM PST by heartwood
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To: MNGal

Many public schools are just huge government bureaucracies. Everyone is a cog and no one dares take responsibility


50 posted on 01/29/2014 8:30:47 AM PST by PGR88
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