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originally posted by: incoserv
originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: Onlyyouknow
Schedule a sit down with the Principal and PE teacher. Have your questions prepared ahead of time & written down. Take notes and/or record the meeting.
1. Find out exactly what the PE teacher did, step-by-step in response to the assault. Call it assault.
2. Find out if the assaulter was suspended.
3. Find out why the Principal was not alerted to the assault immediately, and only found out when YOU told him.
4. Find out what steps will be put into place to protect your daughter from this and other violent students.
The problem with this strategy is that it allows time to elapse between the commission of the crime and the filing of the official report. This will - as stated previously by someone else - potentially make prosecution more difficult. '
Why not file the report and then go to the school officials with report in hand and ask those same questions? It seems that this strategy would also serve to add gravitas to the questions.
originally posted by: Onlyyouknow
a reply to: pheonix358
Ok, I want to play this out with ya’ll. Let’s say we make a police report- will the school then take it out/revenge on my Daughter? That is my fear. (While typing this the coyotes in the area began howling- for goodness sakes- somebody kill me now).
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Trueman
If you don't report it to the police, you could get in trouble
This is actually a good point.
Let's say you deal with this situaion all verbally (i.e. nothing in writing, no police reports, etc.). If the situation gets too uncomfortable for the school, what's to stop them from saying your daughter showed up at school with a bump on her head, and they know nothing about some kid throwing rocks, and for all they know you beat your daughter at home, then sent her to school?
You'd have no defense against such an allegation. And statements from your daughter to the contrary would carry little weight (as they rarely do in child abuse cases). You would have no documentation to the contrary.
This is not above something a school would do to cover their butts!
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: mysterioustranger
That could work when I was a kid... at least in the elementary level. We had six or seven schools spread out across out town and most of the kids walked to school. Plenty of opportunity. Now days, they are kept in the school till their bus is called and lined up and boarded on. They may never see the person till the next day in school. By the time we got into jr high and had buses to ride, our elementary experiences taught most of us the drawbacks of being bullies.. guess what I am saying is that now days, much of what we learned in kindergarten today's kids aren't being given a chance to learn? Maybe?
originally posted by: opethPA
Do you know the events that lead up the scenario? Do you know both sides of the story? Do you know the details that lead up to it or just the claims that a specific random kid hit your daughter?
"I hate this for her; she is slightly awkward(aren’t we all)"
Slightly awkward, does this mean she falls some place on the Autism or any other similar spectrum or is this awkward in just a normal young kid way. If its the the first part then that is an important piece of this equation.
This thread is very telling to me..We have people talking about "attempted murder" or from the OP "All that aside;I want to hurt that little mother f@k@er; " , online justice posse forming and the OP is going to the police. It's interesting to me when I was younger and events like this happened we figured it out as kids or parents would call parents but in the current world that just doesnt seem to be the way.
originally posted by: Onlyyouknow
I am so pi$$ed off right now. Some boy threw a large rock( guessing about 4 inch rock from what the kids observed) into the back of my daughter’s head at PE today. There is a large lump the size of an egg to the upper back of her skull with skin broken. As a retired RN I have been monitoring her and she seems to be ok at this point. Pupils equal and responsive, alert and oriented x 3. She is sleeping now and will wake her up in a bit to check her for alertness.
She is in 8th grade and the boy is in 7th grade. Four of her classmates witnessed this and confronted him. Apparently the coach sent my daughter to the nurse and he was in trouble. Well that is all fine and dandy, but when I called and spoke with the Principal at the very end of the day; he acted surprised and had no idea that this had happened. He said He would look into it on Monday. A rock to the head could kill somebody!!!
My Daughter is a straight A student and in college placement classes for math and science and I hate this for her; she is slightly awkward(aren’t we all). This has really affected her today. My Husband- her Dad- wants to make a police report.
All that aside; I want to hurt that little mother f@k@er; I have waited until she is resting before I get really angry. Now I am venting to you all and thanks for reading. Monday will be an in person visit to the school with my Husband and I to get down to the bottom of this and if anything prevent another child from the same. I haven’t growled for a long time before today.
Karma repays all.
Your daughter is destined for a phenomenal life... and that other kid will end up as a Secret Service agent, assigned to Hilary Clinton.