Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Defending the Lambs against Wolves

Parents are suing the Allentown School District which they say is responsible for the rape of their little six year old boy by a fellow student.

How can a school district be responsible for the actions of a deeply disturbed and violent twelve year old? Because the school authorities knew that boy had sexually assaulted three other little boys in the school bathroom previously. Not only did they fail to take legal action against a violent sexual predator in their midst, but that same boy was seated beside the bathroom unmonitored as a punishment for classroom misbehavior. What the school foolishly believed was punishment that pervert saw as opportunity.

No school can protect every student against every crime. People cannot be punished before they do something wrong. That's the nature of crime and punishment. Yet once a person is known to have done something so horrible, to cover up the crimes and to fail to protect small children in their midst which are now known to be possible targets makes the school complicitous.

Sadly, hush-hush, sweep- it-under-the-rug policies have continued in schools for years. From highly publicized sexual abuse by teachers to undisclosed violence at the hands of fellow students, is it any wonder that so many families turn to homeschooling to ensure that their children learn in a non-violent environment?

Good luck to that anonymous family. May their day in court find them a small measure of justice as they seek to hold the adults in charge responsible for their refusal to deal appropriately with the wolf among the lambs.

Sources: MSNBC and The Charlotte Observer.

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At 2/19/2007 4:23 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

Wow. This is really sad. When one does not understand the nature of man, they do not understand how sin can be so ugly.

At 2/24/2007 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AV Blue State Patriette,

Thank GOD that Wilmington has a lot of Catholic schools, and that the Small Blunder three electoral state of socialist's Sen. Joe 'No GI'Biden, Tom Cat Carper, and Rep. traitor Mike Castle - don't get any campaign money from my retired vets there in C-5'ville Dover AFB!
And Gov. Ruth Ann Minner governs with a GED on her resume? WOW! Blue State of Scrapple Blues, eh?

At 2/28/2007 12:59 AM, Anonymous George C. said...

I agree. This is so sad, Its ashame that this things are happenig more often, This has to stop, Good post Anna! every blog should write something like this to make conscience. Keep on with the good work!.


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