Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Craigslist Post Claims 6 Yr. Old Suspended

  
6 yr old gets suspended for crying at GREECE school- (Greece)
I have a friend whose daughter is 6 years old...and has been suspended by the Greece school for crying at school 4 times in the last month...They do not want the child in school if she is going to cry and disrupt the class...

The mother took the child to be evaluated last week...the doctor said she does not have a behavior problem, nor is she not smart enough to be in the class...just sensative and the school should be more sensative to her.....The school just suspended her again Today....She is in the first grade, never had a problem before and has been going to the same school since pre school....

I think the schoool is looking for Robot kids and nothing out of the norm...easy paycheck....NO COMPASSION ....totally breaking her spirit...Need I go on.

Oh and the best part...thanks to facebook...I have found out that there are 2 other children being treated the same....So it is just the policy of the school to toss out any of the children that may challenge any of the skills that they should have to have the job as a teacher in the first place...

Any thoughts
Any suggestions

I hate Greece, they are dirty.....the cops are dirty.....the school is dirty...I makes me sick to pay the taxes I do to live in this crap town...

Follow-up posting: Identifies the school as Autumn Ln.


SCATS ~~ Is our district this heartless? Do we have a Zero Tolerance Policy on crying in school?
  

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since these Craig's List stories you keep writing are so specific, why don't these people ever put their names to their stories? All someone needs to do is ask a friend in at Autumn Lane now who the parent is, especially if they're looking to help them out. It just seems fishy to me when someone's major concern about an issue is posted on Craig's List. Please don't slam me now SCATS for having an opinion on this topic. I know you can get pretty sarcastic and nasty. These are just my thoughts which I hope I'm allowed to have here. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I found posting on CL about another problem at this school. Seems like they have a lot of issues they need to fix:

"I would get a lawyer and sue the school. I am sick to death of this crap. They tried suspending my kids for having flouresent green shoelaces and belt because they thought it was a gang thing........geeez we live in the country! Didnt last long after I went down and gave a tounge lashing to those little pricks! stand up and give them hell!

I have a child who went to Greece from kindergarten until the start of 4th grade, we then moved away and are so thankful we did.the school she goes to now teaches at a higher level and she learns more the staff here are wonderful and understanding. we love it. When she was in 1st grade at Autumn Lane she was suspended for shoving a child. She was in 1st grade not 10th I thought maybe if they had just setup a meeting then took away recess she would have learned her lesson. but no tolerence is what they said. and then they said she had behavior issues also because she was chatty. we ended up medicating our child I don't think it was the right choice but they kept pushing the issue every week. now my child is still on medication and is 9 years old, I've tried going days without it and she goes trough violent withdraws,when does it end. when will teachers and schools accept children as children."

Anonymous said...

move

SCATS said...

To 11:18AM ~~ Stories that I keep writing? I didn't write "the story." What seems fishy to me is that it might be OK to suspend a student from 1st grade at Autumn Ln. (if this happened) for crying but it is perfectly OK to let young students at West Ridge cry ... especially if it happens to be into a mic for the BOE & TV cameras to witness. Greece has a lot of issues related to unfairly and/or improperly imposing the rules.

SCATS said...

To 11:38AM ~~ That's such a typical "everything is wonderful in Greece" Chamber of Commerce response. Why don't we fix what's broken instead?

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry SCATS. Stories that you keep writing about. But please stay on point. This person effectively outted themself with the specificity of the story, so why not include your name if the story is true then?

Blogs run the story but run the risk of posting about something that might not be true opening them up to lawsuits, in this case, possibly from the teacher whose initials are now being posted on Craig's List.

My concern lies in support of this and other blogs. A woman won a lawsuit that forced Google (I believe) to release the name of a blogger who posted stories about her so she could file a suit against him directly (you have to have the name of the person you're suing so Google had to give the guy up).

I wouldn't want to see that happen here or with any other blog SCATS. That's how the people you go after with this site will try to silence you and take you out.

Stay ahead of the man!

Anonymous said...

SCATS can be NASTY and SARCASTIC? Who knew?

PS Tell the craiglist poster how to spell sensitive. Hope this poster is not a graduate of our shining GCSD.

SCATS said...

To 12:04PM ~~ FYI, this is the first story from CL I've commented on in at least 5-6 mo.

I disagree about how someone "outted" themself, since they say they are a friend of the person it happened to. They may have "outted" their friend. Then again, maybe not.

Regarding the story about the Google lawsuit and a blogger ~~ I've looked into that. The story is that Google was forced to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger who permitted a model to be called "a skank" and "a ho" as captions to photos posted of her. No money was involved in the lawsuit and the model seemed content to know her "tormentor" was someone she personally knew already.

I have had the no name-calling policy on here since long before that lawsuit. The only people who tried to silence me here were those who got their panties in a twist when Uncle Auggie almost lost the election to a veritable unknown ;)

SCATS said...

To 1:02PM ~~ If you only knew how much crapple has come this way over 4 years time ... ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice Scats get half the story and run with it. Could it possibly be there is more to the story than that??
But what fun would that be, by now we must all know how evil GCSD is and how they clearly hate all children.
Come on Scats, thought you were supposed to be "smater" than that.

Anonymous said...

To 1:49
What does smater in quotes mean? And who cares if there is a link to Craigs list? I am certainly interested and grateful that Scats does the hunting for us. Almost like a drudgereport for Greece. We can keep up on everything about Greece in the news and what slips by the news.
And there are many blogs and message boards that are much more insulting than we ever get here. We all must be hitting a nerve since the protectors are out. That's right another vote.

Anonymous said...

Sorry supposed to be "smarter" as in smarter cats. I know how important spelling is on here.....way more important than the whole story apparently.
A little surprised you couldn't figure that one out though.
Anyway I am just saying there is most likely more to the story than what was posted on CL. Does anyone really believe that a six year old was suspended for crying??
I would bet our k-2 buildings would be half empty if that were the case.
The Drudge comparison was a bit of a stretch....maybe more like Chris Matthews...where you get the side of the story that fits the hosts point of view.

Anonymous said...

I think suspended is not the same as "sent home" and it souns to me like these CL are confused.

SCATS said...

To 1:49PM ~~ Because it might be only "half of the story" I posted it hoping someone would fill us in on the half we might not know about ;) It seems to me that someone who reads this BLOG would set the record straight if it were really off target. As usual, that hasn't happened, so perhaps the story is complete as it was originally posted. Simply saying it isn't so doesn't make it untrue. I agree with 4:08PM. Apparently, we've hit a bit of a nerve. If only I had a dollar for every time I've done that!

Anonymous said...

Interesting point. Is the child being sent home as a punishment for crying or because, well, she won't stop crying and so they call the parent to bring her home? And regardless, WHY is she crying so much?

SCATS said...

To 5:47PM ~~ Maybe she heard the BOE wanted to cut something from her school's budget. It caused a lot of bawling at West Ridge last month ;)

Anonymous said...

Well if the school can suspend the 6 year old for crying, I want to suspend the poster at 11:18 for whining.

Jeesh. What law school did you go to where you think that because someone reposts information posted on a public bulletin board, that the reposter is laible?

If you read the D&C and read that someone was shot, does that mean you can sue the paper for not turning in the name of the killer?

You're suspended now. Go away.

SCATS - keep kickin' ass.

SCATS said...

To 9:55PM ~~ Thanks for the support. As was pointed out earlier, 11:18AM and their ilk seem to protest too much. A nerve or two has been struck ... again. I guess my aim is getting better!

Anonymous said...

The teachers that visit here are way to sensitive to the truth. Maybe if you didn't do foolish things like sending crying children home, you wouldn't get pounded here for it. Now you know why the people here hate Greece schools so much.

Anonymous said...

"Well if the school can suspend the 6 year old for crying, I want to suspend the poster at 11:18 for whining."

What makes you think you have that kind of power here? You seem to have an overinflated ego and sense of self worth. You should be suspended for your ego. Settle down there now Francis.

PS - SCATS, your copyright ran out, better renew. ;)

Anonymous said...

If this story was false it would be so easy for someone associated with the building in question to dispel it in the same way 12:04 suggested...... let them say it ain't so and sign their name. It won't happen. That's why Greece is so well known for incidents like this.

Anonymous said...

This from a person who posts anonymously.

Anonymous said...

I have worked with children in many ways as a volunteer in the school and a tutor and a parent and a babysitter when younger. Never did I have a problem with calming a crying child. Crying is a sign of tiredness, frustration, hunger, fear, sadness or just joy sometimes. Why do we have counselors in the schools if they can't help this child? Why do we have psychologists in the schools? Why would they say that child could not attend school without giving the parents an alternative placement? Did they?
There is compulsory education for children under 18 years old in this state. How can a school district deny that child her education? Are they now forcing home schooling on these parents? Are they expecting the parents to pay for a private school?
What happened at that school or elsewhere that has made this child so inconsolable?

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Anonymous said...

You forgot separation anxiety. Joy?

Anonymous said...

Happy tears at seeing someone you haven't seen in a while. Ever felt that 11:25?
There are more! Joy and pride of a parent at a graduation. Joy at a wedding.
And the great feeling of relief and joy at finally being free of Greece central schools?

SCATS said...

To 11:41PM ~~ You make an excellent point about the counselors & psychologist. I tend to agree with the person who posted on craigslist and pointed out that we're dealing with youngsters here, not robots. I can't help but think that maybe our teaching staff has become so young that few have children of their own and lack the skills for handling such situations as they arise. Maybe this girl has learned to fear her teacher.

SCATS said...

To 10:33PM ~~ A copyright, unlike a patent, doesn't "run out." Thanks for your concern LMAO

To 11:40PM ~~ Warning. Name-calling is a no-no here. Next thing you know, someone will call someone a skanky 'ho and I'll get sued!

To 12:04AM ~~ The joy and relief of putting Greece Central behind is becoming almost legendary.

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing

SCATS said...

To 4:17AM ~~ Of course not ;) Everything in Greece is just ducky!

Anonymous said...

Actually SCATS, copyrights do run out. For example:

"17 USC § 302. Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 1978

(a) In General. — Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author's death."

SCATS said...

To 10:01PM ~~ Do I get 70 yrs. after each of my nine lives? :D

Anonymous said...

Hey SCATS, you and your buddy here really need to chill out. All I was saying (jokingly I might add) is that your Comment Copyright SCATS 2006-2009 ran out. It's now 2010. It was a joke for goodness sake. No need for you and your pal to slam me and for him to refer to me as a moron and a dummy.

You bs "no name calling warnings" are a total joke. Your friends gets to act like idiots and you allow them to. Don't be an enabler to their poor behavior.

So can I please get the same treatment? Your "friend" is a moron and a dummy for attacking me for no reason whatsoever. He needs to find out what's realy going on before he talks like a fool.

SCATS said...

To 11:28AM ~~ To be totally honest, I completely missed your joke. I apologize for not getting your point. As you can see, you brought up the copyright issue and someone ran with it and started bringing up the law. It always tends to go that way on here, even when I try to be the joker. For the record, I really don't think I have any buddys on here.

As for 11:40PM's remarks, I did admonish that person in my posting of 3/18/2010 12:56 AM. I left it up because the comment didn't specifically indicate who was the object of the name-calling. Now I've deleted it. Shall I delete yours now, too? You resorted to the same poor behavior and made me cry :( Boohoo!!

Anonymous said...

When I discovered this site, I ran across the blog about the six year-old who was suspended from first grade for crying. I felt, since I have definite experience with this situation, I should provide my input. As a mother of a child in her class, I have heard stories about this child "crying", (the way my child talks about it it's sounds like it's more like a temper tantrum) that she doesn't:
*want to do any writing
*want to do any math
*want to go to lunch
*wants to wear her coat
*wants to board the bus to go home

When I ask my daughter how this child acts she says "Loud!" and complains about having to cover her ears because she doesn't want to hear the howling this child does. Where are the parents??? Are there any consequences to such behavior at home?? If this child is truely this upset about every little part of the day, doesn't that mean she needs a psychiatrist?? I for one, am glad that the overall good of the class and their education is not going to be continually compromised by a child who is having so many difficulties.. It may sound heartless, but I want my daughter to be able to learn in a safe comfortable environment, without having to deal with constant upset in her class. I only wish this child the best, but if she cannot adjust by now, she needs something else besides the normal first grade classroom. I hope she gets it, or is not a factor in my child's education!