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District defends kindergartner's sexual misconduct discipline
http://www.azfamily.com/news/District-defends-kindergartners-sexual-misconduct-discipline--264988721.html ^

Posted on 06/29/2014 10:32:50 PM PDT by chessplayer

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct."

Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct.

Eric now has a note that will remain in his permanent file for the duration he attends Dysart schools. His mother was not notified of the incident or the note her son signed in the assistant principal's office until after the fact.

District policy states that a parent does not have to be present for a disciplinary meeting unless the student requests his or her parent.

"He did not know that he could ask for me," said Eric's mother, Erica Martinez "He's 5."

Martinez has been fighting for two months to have the sexual misconduct label removed from her son's file, saying Eric's actions were not sexual in any way. So far, the district has denied her appeal."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; publicschools; zerotolerance
Well, that destroys the next 12-13 years of the kids life. That'll teach the little perv. sarc/
1 posted on 06/29/2014 10:32:50 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This is when I wish I’d gone to law school. Some lawyer and this family will be well-off about two years from now.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 10:34:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: chessplayer
The story is slanted in favor of the schrewal. It omits that this "depantsing" was the result of a bullying incident, which the education establishment has chosen to ignore in the interest of ensuring a steady supply of future police officers to keep the canine population under control.

As usual, we have to rely upon the British press:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2671699/Arizona-kindergartner-accused-sexual-misconduct-pulling-pants-playground-pupils-threatened-him.html

3 posted on 06/29/2014 10:47:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: chessplayer

Yet an actual pervert coming into school and telling your kid to be gay is totally ok


4 posted on 06/29/2014 10:50:27 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: cynwoody

As usual, we have to rely upon the British press:


Yup.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 10:58:10 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Viennacon

Great point.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: chessplayer

Only 5 years old - and he can kiss Harvard goodbye ...


7 posted on 06/29/2014 11:00:55 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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And public schools don’t get why the truly awake parents prefer sending their children to a Charter School. Charter Schools vary in quality, but are easier to negotiate with.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 11:25:01 PM PDT by lee martell
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Only 5 years old - and he can kiss Harvard goodbye ...

Just as well. He should aim for Hillsdale.

9 posted on 06/29/2014 11:35:40 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: chessplayer

You have got to be kidding! Idiots.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 11:38:59 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: chessplayer

Yet 17-year- old Trayvon could be caught with stolen goods in his backpack and deface school property with no consequences from the school.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 12:29:10 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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When are the parents going to wake up and throw the bums out? When these school boards can rule stupid on the stupid stuff, they rule stupid on the important stuff.

“The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.”

“If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”

~Will Rogers


12 posted on 06/30/2014 1:35:57 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: chessplayer

This is the time to get a lawyer and sue.

No child that age cannot legally make any decisions as such. A five year old cannot sign a contract that is binding...heck a child must be 13 to go on kids websites w/out parent supervision

A judge will toss this school decision


13 posted on 06/30/2014 2:18:48 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: chessplayer

Dysart Unified District

15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 23219

(623) 876-7000


14 posted on 06/30/2014 3:30:21 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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publicrelations@dysart.org


15 posted on 06/30/2014 3:38:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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my email to them

Re: Eric Lopez

You and your staff ought to be completely ashamed and fired. You should not have anything to do with children and are in the wrong field. I see a bright future for you in prison administration. You have badly overreacted with your bullying of this 5 year old boy. Also you have clearly demonstrated you know nothing of 5 year old boys.

Kindergarteners and mooning go hand in hand. Mooning and streaking are not sexual abuse by any stretch of the rational mind. Superintendent, you are to build children up not tear them down, now fix it.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 3:41:29 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

“This is the time to get a lawyer and sue.”

Not everyone has the money to sue. This isn’t the kind of case a lawyer will take on contingency.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 4:34:22 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: chessplayer

It sounds like there should be a children’s version of Miranda Rights.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 4:35:28 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: chessplayer

I think Kindergarten is one of the most wasteful uses of taxpayers money in education today. Much like Pre-K kindergarten a glorified taxpayer funded daycare service. Parents need to raise their own kids at home until age six. Our nation gives more serious thought to separating puppies and kittens from their mothers than children.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: chessplayer

Where to start?..... No state juvenile or criminal code applies to any child under a specific age, usually 10, so there’s no basis for any disciplinary action against the kid. Any school policy that denies due process (parent, guardian or advocate attend) is illegal. Sounds like lawyer time to me!


20 posted on 06/30/2014 5:05:44 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: yldstrk

Bump for later


21 posted on 06/30/2014 6:01:46 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Viennacon

Correct. This is insanity.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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