Monday, December 11, 2006

thoughts, anyone?

Dateline: Waco, Texas
School administrators gave a 4-year-old student an in-school suspension for inappropriately touching a teacher's aide after the pre-kindergartner hugged the woman. A letter from La Vega school district administrators to the student's parents said that the boy was involved in "inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment" after he hugged the woman and he "rubbed his face in the chest of (the) female employee" on Nov. 10.
DaMarcus Blackwell, the father of the boy who attends La Vega Primary School, said he filed a complaint with the district. He said that his son doesn't understand why he was punished. "When I got that letter, my world flipped," Blackwell said in a story in Sunday's editions of the Waco Tribune-Herald. La Vega school district officials said student privacy laws prevented them from commenting.
After Blackwell filed a complaint, a subsequent letter from the district said the offense had been changed to "inappropriate physical contact" and removed references of sexual contact or sexual harassment from the boy's file.Administrators said the district's student handbook contains no specific guidelines referring to contact between teachers and students but does state that inappropriate physical contact will result in a discipline referral. The La Vega school district, which has five schools, covers about 30 miles around Waco.

8 comments:

Bruno said...

Have you ever seen the movie, Universal Soldier, with Kurt Russell? I guess that's the kind of "student" we need in this day and time...

Man, this IS Monday! I'm pissin' on everybody tonight!

Goddess said...

Didn't see it...dang.

Bruno said...

You're kiddin'? Well, it was made several years ago, and not like it's a documentary, or anything. But it might be worth a "look-for" in the video section someday, when you're killin' time!

bugs said...

See, its reasons like THIS that I've having some troubles with Buglet. He loves his friends and wants to hug them. Grr..... That kid was 4 for the love of God. and in PreK....Jesus!

Cherrie said...

In our society we have too many rigid rules and too little common sense.

Unfortunately the reason we have so many rules is a lack of common sense.

Ranger Tom said...

And yet, still people ask me why I think the world would be a far better place without all the people.

Freddy said...

I'd like to be able to sit and roll my eyes and say "it could only happen in America"
Sadly I can't. It could happen here.

Goddess said...

LOL...I love your thinking, Tom!