Here's a story for you. Recently, one of my students was gang beat. He was beaten almost to his death on a saturday. He was found with a shattered thy and god knows what else. He had to get surgery equalling about 10000USD which his family had to pay out. He spent over a week in the hospital.
So, I suggested, there's 100 teachers in our school, why don't we all throw in some money to help this kid out and his family since they are now in a bit of debt over this. I was then told, "that's not allowed because the principal and the vice principal are trying to cover up the incident." I was surprised. I learned they were afraid their reputations would be damaged because they've been aware of the group of students picking on this boy for YEARS! They broke his nose a few months ago. They haven't even punished the group of students that almost killed him. They also tried to hide this from the police. Thank god, the parents decided to get the police involved a week after the kid was beaten. So the school knows who did it, knows how long it's been going on for, knows how much money this kid's family had to pay, and they are pretending it never happened. They let the kids who did it, run free!
So I was really pissed off when I found this out. I wanted some kind of justice. So I tutor a kid in his final year. He's a good student. I do it for free too. So I just asked him what he knew and I told him the story. Now this one really surprised me. His reaction was, "AGAIN?!" So these stupid lowlifes, had the same thing happen 2 years ago. One junior was beat to the point he landed in the hospital, and the same VP covered it up from everyone. She didn't even punish the students. The kid just quietly disappeared from school.
IS THERE NO JUSTICE HERE?! HOW CAN THESE PEOPLE BE IN CHARGE OF KIDS! THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH!
If anyone has any suggestions as to what to do about this, anyone to tell or something, please let me know.
Friday, November 7, 2008
"Hiding a student's gang beating to save face."
Here's a disturbing story posted to Dave's today: