I have no clue since I don't care enough to keep up with Facebook gossip. But as Bernie mentioned, with social media it doesn't stop at the last bell any more.
Even in-school fights are now starting on Facebook/SnapChat/Face Time, etc. now in the majority of cases. #### starts on them last night and gets carried over to the next morning and you have a dozen kids, in many cases girls, rolling around on the floor beating the Hell out of each other.
I liked Calvert County better when there were only two stoplights.
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As stated, it's a fact that schools take way too much into consideration when handing out punishment/suspension. Kids with little to no parent involvement or chronic problem kids are given a longer leash than a kid who acts out less. My kids ride the bus and are the first ones on in the a.m. and the last to get off in the p.m. When I asked the school system and my county commissioner about this, the reason given is they need to get the problem kids from the bad neighborhood off the bus first, and pick them up last in the am. The poor bus driver is in her 70s and they can't find a replacement to take the route because of this bad neighborhood. My county commissioner stepped in and they changed the route very little for about 2 weeks, and this year it's back to the same route. Way too many "meetings" and a lot of talk and no action in the public school system.
I believe the next time the school will call all parents involved before a conversation with a kid when law enforcement is involved.
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When I was in 7th grade I was 12 years old and I was bullied by a fellow 7th grader who happened to be 16 years old. I was still a child and this "kid" was a young man, had muscles, a moustache etc. He beat on me a lot, still it was only one person. With the internet it makes it much more like everyone is piling on, kids that would not do anything in an actual physical bullying situation like I had happen have no problem jumping on and adding to the problems.
"Star Wars Kid" from the late 90's was one of the first examples of posting an unflattering video of a kid on the internet that went viral and really upset this kid.
I saw my bully years later when I was about 21 years old, the difference was he stayed about 5'10" but I had grown to 6'5" at that moment he realized what a mistake he had made almost 10 years earlier.
If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.
As long as adults keep thinking "back in the day", the problem won't be addressed.
That doesn't mean that physical abuse doesn't exist. The politically correct state of Maryland is at fault for the "no fault" fight punishment.
It's not a joke, or myth, if your child is jumped in school, they too will be disciplined the same as the others. The schools don't won't to be accused of prejudice when it comes to handing out punishment. In fact, they don't want to hand out punishment because it makes their statistics look bad. Talk about the legal system being a revolving door, in some cases the teachers are told to not even send a chronic offender to the office because it's pointless.
But I think parents should be aware of what their children are doing online. They should be aware of how their children speak about their peers. As I said, free speech, is not a blank check to disparage and smear another.
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“We know the suspensions are not working,” Charles Ridgell, director of student services, said at the Feb. 23 NAACP St. Mary’s branch meeting held at the Lexington Park library. “It gives the students a nice vacation and in many cases but it doesn’t always solve their behavior. Many times they are more challenging.” St. Mary’s rate of suspension is “not drastically different” from the national rates, he said.
Suspension should be a two-fold deal: not only punish the kid, but get him out of the way so the other kids can learn, not dread coming to school and having to deal with this person. So Mr. Ridgell, suspensions DO work, depending on what result you're looking for. If you use suspension to raise someone else's kid, you're right - they don't work. But if you use them to facilitate a learning environment for the rest of the student population, they work perfectly.
What is with these people that we are allowing to educate our children and run our schools?? The correct answer to NAACP tards who want to bitch about black kids getting in trouble is, "Then tell little Sh*theadica to stop being an ahole."
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