posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 04:53 PM
Hey ats peeps, I'm going to rant for a bit here.
Okay, here goes.
I work for the local school district in my town. I have worked there for about three years, at the high school, elementary, and middle school. My
fiancé has worked there for the same amount of time if not a bit longer.
My fiancé, who will be called S. from here on in worked at the elementary school last year. S worked in the CDS class. CDS stands for community day
school. Now CDS is essentially the "bad kid" class. The children in the class range from k-5, and are for the most part, "behavior cases."
However, some are developmentally disabled and have a wide range of problems.
Now in the city I live, there is a rather large Native American population. The Native American children who attend the schools here bring in quite a
bit of revenue for the school district. Which is fine by me.
Here is where the problem starts, however. In the CDS class there was a particular student who we will refer to as M. M is a Native American child
with behavior problems. He is emotionally disturbed and prone to violent outbreaks. I worked with M two years ago in CDS myself and was assaulted
several times. Kicking, hitting, biting, you name it.
Now I worked in group homes with developmentally disabled individuals for about three years in a different state, so these behaviors were nothing I
couldn't handle. I know several methods of handling intense situations, be it "verbal judo," redirection, and others.
Now, back to M
The school gets paid by the state to keep M in public school. Quite a bit more than your run of the mill students because of his "emotional and
behavioral problems." Pretty much, the school wants to keep him because if they don't, they would have to pay for his schooling elsewhere. (I live
in a small town and he would have to be transferred to another district..)
M comes from a troubled family, and is undoubtedly abused by his parents. He has come to school with bruises and wounds repeatedly.
So M comes into class one day and has an open gash on his face, still bleeding. He tells S "my mom threw me into a wood pile."
S is obviously concerned for the child, and being a school employee is a MANDATED reporter. So she asks fellow staff at the school if she should file
a CPS report.
And guess what? Everyone tells her not too!
But S does the right thing. She files a report. CPS visits the household, and whatever exchange happened there I can only speculate.
Being in a small town, you know just about everyone. S went to school wig M's stepfather, so you can imagine that she would expect full
confidentiality on the matter.
So M's parents call the school and pretty much freak out on the staff. The County Superintendent of Schools himself, whom I WILL NAME, Mr. Terrence
Mcateer tells the parents straight out that S filed the report!
So S is currently up in arms about the whole ordeal. She has talked to several people in the district about the situation and was told to let it go,
and that Mcateer will "blacklist you from county events."
So this guy's like a mafia boss?!
So I did some digging on this guy. Come to find out, he was molested by a priest when he was a child! So, you have a man who you would think would be
the best advocate for this child, throwing his employee who did the right thing under the bus? Wtf people?!
S decided to go to a lawyer about it and guess what they said? "This is a classic whistleblower case and I'm not going to touch it."
Everybody is afraid of this coward, and he wasn't even elected! He was APPOINTED.
help me out here guys, what's the next step? S is thinking about talking to the D.A. Or the union.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, sorry if it is a bit all over the place.