Skip to comments.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 schools gymnasium.
The little girls 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 ...
???? What the heck! Where were all the teachers?
Idiots! It's the people, stupid!
Very close to DC on South-east side.
Not an area I would even want to visit let alonre live.
A four-on-one savage beat down makes me suspect a junior version of “knockout game”.
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.
Bastards who did this should be sent to reform school, not given a “letter”.
Obviously the perps aren’t White, or else Jesse and Al would have already been there.
Taking their union break of course.
I'm going to assume the little girl was white and the perps were all black.
This was for Trayvon.
Reviewing their new curriculum about lesbian families and evil white men with guns.
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.
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.
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.
And the 'press' would have been all over the story...
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.
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.
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.
Little girl is black. I have no idea what color the assailants are, but I would guess black as well.
Believe me, if they weren’t you would have heard about it.
I agree, the laws that protect minors from prosecution are what is driving this.
93% chance mom believes in "Hope" and "Change", though.
A certain lack of a specific detail tells me all I need to know.
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.
in what part of Liberia is District Heights, Md. located?
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
No doubt, see : #24
Hey, Slick Willie, the first black president (and serial rapist) who had a white mother and a white sperm donor.
Hey lady. . .gubment schools today are nothing more than the AAA farm league for the state penitentiary
I wonder who was Black, and who was white. A logical question.
“I’m going to assume the little girl was white and the perps were all black.”
You didn’t watch the video ...
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...
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.
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.
Libs will claim this as proof public schools are underfunded and need more teacher raises and smaller classes.
Talking on their Phersephones.
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.
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.
“75 students were being supervised by “only” 5 teachers.”
Clearly it’s the school’s fault.
The demographics for District Heights, Md can be found here:
Hate to say it but I am not surprised.
Just like a band of wild animals!
Once a punk always a punk. Send these mentally retarded jackasses to a detention for delinquents. This State should have facilities.
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.
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.
Who do I envisage a 5 foot 300 pound woman sitting down on the opposite side of the gym looking at her smartphone?
Ninety percent chance she pronounces her name Pursey-fone.
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.
I am going to assume the little girl was black, as were the attackers.
Parents named Phersephone and Rodney, two English surnames.
Many public schools are just huge government bureaucracies. Everyone is a cog and no one dares take responsibility