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Sirius

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6135 on: September 18, 2014, 02:33:21 PM »
That is just terrible!  I hope a few people do lose their jobs, because the advice that poor girl was given shows that they weren't interested in really helping her.

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« Reply #6136 on: September 18, 2014, 02:34:13 PM »
Lose their jobs?  I hope they're arrested and at least charged for negligence!

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« Reply #6137 on: September 18, 2014, 02:36:50 PM »
And accessory!

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« Reply #6138 on: September 18, 2014, 02:36:59 PM »
There is an open case in my area that is disgustingly/scarily similar. It's getting settled and the settlement agreement will not be confidential. There is already a plan to get that document to the media. I'll have to post that link when it comes out. Fingers crossed for Darwin to come through!

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« Reply #6139 on: September 18, 2014, 03:13:30 PM »
Gonna stick this link up here with a big old trigger warning: This story pretty much deserves all the cuss words you can't say here on eHell.

(Summary: a middle school boy in my city has had repeated disciplinary incidents in the past for harassing and inappropriately touching other students, but some were brushed off as "we don't have good enough proof" and some were swept under the rug.  A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly harassed and propositioned by this boy and took it to administrators, but was ignored until she was eventually told "you should go along with it and then we can have a teacher there to catch him in the act."  She followed their advice, no teacher came, and she was raped.  The boy got five days of suspension, went to a different school for a bit, and then came back.  The girl moved to another state.  The justice department now says the administrators did a bunch of stuff wrong in how they handled the boy's behavior and the girl's complaints, and I fully expect at least a few people to lose their jobs over this.)

I hope that the people responsible are not only fired, but prosecuted.

Unfortunately, if the way other schools have handled similar cases is any indication, I'm not holding my breath.

VorFemme

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6140 on: September 18, 2014, 03:54:44 PM »
I am too furious to reply intelligently.

Sputtering like Donald Duck when he gets upset does not add anything to the situation.

But I really, truly hope that the idiots involved realize that what they did was wrong and that they must never allow such a colossally epic blunder to occur again.  Not on their watch and not on the watch of anyone they have a hand in training of "the next generation".
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6141 on: September 18, 2014, 04:08:08 PM »
She was a special needs student?!! What type of idiot sets up any girl as bait, but to coerce an underage special needs girl?! I am livid!

Mental Magpie

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6142 on: September 18, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »
And accessory!

Oh, I'd love for them to get more than just negligence; I was just saying "at the least" while wanting so much more.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6143 on: September 18, 2014, 08:02:47 PM »
I seriously cut the same finger in college - three or four stitches.  The cut was deep enough that I had no sensation on the last digit of that finger for over seven years (it still has a small numb spot - but most of the feeling has returned).  But it reacts a bit like my funny bone if I hit just the wrong/right spot...

I was shooting the bird at the doctor, the professors, and such - it was the finger on my left hand and I'm right handed, so I could still take notes...the bandaid covering the stitches got a lot of odd looks...

Never use a paring knife to separate frozen meat patties so that only one is gotten out to cook for a quick lunch...

I didn't get lunch that day, either, as I stuck the food in the freezer, wrapped the finger in paper towels, and drove back on campus to the infirmary for the stitches....
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« Reply #6144 on: September 18, 2014, 09:22:07 PM »
I did the same thing!
Watch out when cutting raw potatoes for soup...if they roll, you can get a nasty cut.
It is not good to be in the ER,  and have the doctor unwrap your hand, and turn pale.

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« Reply #6145 on: September 18, 2014, 09:38:16 PM »
I had an elderly WWII vet who told me a story about the time he *almost* met General Patton while stitching me up (it was Monday and uniform day for the ROTC cadets - so I was in uniform).  I don't remember the story - but I do remember being distracted quite pleasantly while he stitched my finger up (I have scars on my chin and one toe where I had accidents as a much younger VorFemme and got stitches - being old enough to follow his story from history might have helped - at four and five(?), I wasn't as easily distracted if you were coming at me with a needle....).
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6146 on: September 18, 2014, 11:02:06 PM »
Broke the middle finger of my left hand playing basketball in junior high.  I got to flip off so many teachers and never got in trouble...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6147 on: September 19, 2014, 05:04:26 PM »

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6148 on: September 20, 2014, 02:37:50 AM »
In the county where this occurred the school superintendent is an elected position.  The principal in the story recently lost in his run for superintendent.  He was very ungracious stating that he didn't understand why his opponent would be elected.  He refused to call and congratulate him. 

The incident with the student is of course much worse, but seems to stem from a mindset of "I'm the only person that matters in this scenario."

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #6149 on: September 20, 2014, 09:35:58 AM »
Lose their jobs?  I hope they're arrested and at least charged for negligence!
They aren't losing their jobs. Well the teacher aide did, and the principal lost a bid to become superintendent.  The other administrators have all moved up the AP who came up with this brilliant plan is now Principal of another school. The district is blaming the girl. Quote - (The girl) was responsible for herself once she entered the bathroom.  What Slartibartfast's summery left out the girl is special needs.

Oh and this case has been going on for 4 years. The district needs to be purged and all the administrators from the top level down to this school need to be fired and lose their credentials. The ones directly involved need go to jail for child abuse and be in the general population.
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