Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Employee Bullied On Greece Bus


From 95.1 The Brew:

Bullying the school bus monitor
We were e-mailed by several listeners asking us to comment on a YouTube video that was just posted that is sure to go viral. It is a video that was taken on bus #784 in Greece, NY and it shows several kids bullying a bus monitor. We played the audio and commented about how disgusted we are about what happens in the video. We took a million calls on the topic and everyone is on the same page.. find out who these kids are and make sure they are punished. WARNING.. this video contains explicit language:



SCATS ~~ Looks like the anti-bullying effort at Greece Central has fallen short of the mark!
  

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

Disgusting

SCATS said...

There should be hell to pay. The students should LOSE BUS PRIVILEGES for a very long time!

Anonymous said...

These little pissants should do manual labor ALL summer long!!! Digging ditches, picking up garbage, scrapping paint, etc. Parents should be ashamed!

Anonymous said...

Looks like parenting in Greece is falling short as well!

Anonymous said...

This has been seen in Denmark and California already, according to K & B...man called in to K & B expressing his disgust.

kat said...

Just called transportation and they said it is being investigated

kat said...

Called transportation and they said it was being investigated... people should call the news!!!!

SCATS said...

Kat ~~ I'm sure the media knows by now. I posted it to Facebook & many media/news folk are my friends. This was on Wease today I'm told ... sounds like it is going viral.

Irate tax payer said...

When I was a kid nothing like this would happen because the school had authority and our parents stood by the school. Watch what happens when they do catch these kids, the parents will be all over defending them and blaming the school. One kid's face is all over the screen and the foul mouthed girl should be easy enough to id. They should lose bus privileges permanently. The bus monitor should have demanded the police be called and filed charges against all of them and it's not too late. I hope she does.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBedTlo7BDs&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oipwaZos58E&feature=plcp

2 more Videos, same bus.

Anonymous said...

The behavior captured herein, if committed by adults would undoubtedly qualify as weapons possession, harassment, disorderly conduct,menacing, and intimidation.

A knife can be heard being opened.

Anonymous said...

what school is the bus from?

Anonymous said...

These kids need to be punished!

SCATS said...

To 9:26AM ~~ When I was a kid, the driver would pull over and stop until order was restored OR until he ordered the misbehaving student off the bus after collecting his/her name, home room teacher info, etc. for reporting back to the principal & parents for DISCIPLINE.

To 9:28AM ~~ Harassment, yes. I think your other "charges" aren't applicable.

SCATS said...

To 9:31AM ~~ On Facebook, someone said Athena.

Anonymous said...

Easily could become nationally televised news

Anonymous said...

I'm so angry and disgusted!!! I just want to cry along with this woman!!! The children are acting like pack animals. I've already shown this video to my young man who is in Athena High School and he knows exactly what would happen to him if he ever acted in such an inhumane manner. By the way, he was equally disgusted by the behavior. You parents of these youngsters better step it up here!!! I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you'll be embarrassed, angry and very disappointed in your children.

Anonymous said...

FYI this is middle schoolers! The problem is they know that there will be no consequences the schools are out of control and the kids know who is in charge!

Anonymous said...

punks never pick on somebody who looks like they can defend themselves. they should face adult charges for hate crimes.

carol sodeman said...

I have a question for the "bus driver" you did what to help control this? As a former school bus driver I would have safely pulled over and put and end to it all. If they then continued to bully this woman. I would have driven the bus back to the school plrincipal or the transportation department....IMMEDIATELY...stopping at NO STUDENTS house...if any Seniors were present they would not attend graduation on Sun, lower class (and that they are) would not receive "final" grades until Sept. perhaps causing them to "repeat" a year....DISCUSTING..

Carol Sodfeman, Ogden!

carol sodeman said...

As a fromer school bus driver I would have safely pulled off the road and defused the situation. If it started again every one of them would have gone NON STOP back the a school principal of to the transportation dept. There would be no need for investigation, it's all on tape. If any Senions on the bus they would not be graduating on Sun. All other studends would not get a "final" grade until Sept. when they could then "repeat" a subject or for that matter the whold year (

PublicMarketMan said...

looks and sounds like hate crime to me

Anonymous said...

Somehow I am sure this is the school districts fault and not the parents. I would love to hear what the parents of these kids has to say.

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me why the bus was not driven back to the school and the School Resource Officer called. These kids are clearly interfering with the safe and proper operation of that bus by interfering with the bus monitor. Just reinforces what I already know public ed is a loser. We fund this environment of entitlement and no consequences with tax money that is taken from us and we have no meaningful say over how our money is spent. Barbara if this matter is not dealt with promptly and forcefully I believe that you are going to have a very bumpy ride. This is coming from someone who has been very supportive of you.

Anonymous said...

Athena Middle and they will be in 8th grade next year...hopefully expelled before!

Anonymous said...

Any reason to think these kids don't act the same in school? Is it tolarated?

Anonymous said...

Athena middle. Greece's favorite school

Anonymous said...

Athena, Greece's favorite school

SCATS said...

Are there ANY parallels between the behavior tolerated on this bus and the behavior we've seen related to certain hockey players? I think there is.

Anonymous said...

I feel so sorry for this poor woman. Those little terds should NEVER be allowed to ride a Greece school bus again!

Anonymous said...

This goes on ALL the time on the buses and in the schools. They only do something about it when they get exposed or its a fellow administrator who gets the abuse.

Anonymous said...

They must be Athena hockey players

Anonymous said...

I work at Athena and I have not seen this behavior at school, I am shocked at what I'm seeing

Anonymous said...

If nothing is done to these little rats, there is going to be more of it. All because there is nothing done to make examples of. No one seems to care about nipping the problems just pushing them under the rug.Do any parents know who their children are when they are not home. I would love to see some of the parents faces when they discover its one of their own.

Anonymous said...

I guess the matinee at the Little didn't have the intended impact that folks thought it might

Anonymous said...

It's a well known fact that the kids at Athena are actually worse than the ones at Olympia. Athena just likes to hide and deny.

Anonymous said...

The students who were badgering the bus monitor should be suspended from school. I would love to see their parents reaction to the video.

Anonymous said...

lose privledges on the bus? please.
sexual harrasment is a crime. i hope she get a lawyer and presses charges

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of the GCSD Bullying Prevention and Response Team? I haven't until today... Who is on it??

Anonymous said...

As a Union Greece Central teacher I'm so thrilled to see how effective our teaching is. We have stressed the power of the group to our students, and it's nice to see a group coming together and working together in that manner.

Children who learn group dynamics like this at an early age will prevail as life goes on. They are the future of America.

Union power!

Anonymous said...

@1:13. Do not blame teachers for this. You can't teach punks empathy. This all starts at home and any person with half a shred of decency would never do something like what we are seeing. This is a hate crime towards senior citizens and those invloved are old enough to know better...unless they truly believed she was crying because she 'missed her box of twinkies'.

Sandra Dailor said...

Bullying is NEVER ok, no matter how old you are! Ok Greece, time to show us what your no bullying policy is going to do.

I have actually managed to watch the whole video and it has taken me several tries because I was so upset and disgusted...I have to praise "Karen" for her restraint. I would be willing to bet that this is not the first time. Karen you are my HERO. I would not have handled that as well!

I also called transportation 966-2753 and left a messaage fopr Michelle, who would oversee "Karen" and offerred my families support for how "Karen" handled this situation.

Anonymous said...

1:08 the TEAM is GCDS response to the Dignity for all students act that takes effect July 1 2012. Problem is the act is clear on what action are in violation but I have yet to see a clear plan as to the consequences for those students that violate the Dignity Act! Let me be clear I am an employee not a teacher and have witness this language at students and staff in even younger grades and NOTHING ever happens.

SCATS said...

It occurs to me that this is another example of where things like GCSD policy, the Employee Hotline, anti-bullying training, etc. that are aimed at staff have FAILED! If that were me, the driver would have STOPPED THAT BUS by the end of the 1st minute. IMHO, she was much too tolerant of the intolerable, especially for a 23 yr. veteran employee. If this is how teachers, bus drivers and other GCSD employees respond, maybe the kids have learned that they really are in charge.

I DON'T AGREE WITH THE KIDS' BEHAVIOR, BUT THE ADULTS MUST TAKE QUICK ACTION IN THESE SITUATIONS. That's what they are trained, paid to do ... no??

Anonymous said...

This is what happens in classrooms and the teachers need to start speaking up but I think don't out of fear of parents and retaliation from DO. Student hare belligerent curse and at time are physical with staff and yet seems to have little or no consequences. They do however get to spend lots of time walking the halls or "talking it out" with social workers or counselors. GCSD how is that talking and stakeholder policy working for you?! Ha or PBIS catch them while they are good BS...we have a plan started with no definition our school had to have a team and no rubric until mid year....WASTE OF MONEY!

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher at a middle school in the district, and I too have witnessed a number of bullying incidents as well as disrespect towards staff. The reason things like this happen is because the administration allows it to happen. Bullys in our school are rewarded with behavior contracts that reward them for every day they do not bully their classmates. The district pays lip service to anti-bullying, but they do not have the stomach to really deal with the problem. Suspending these students would be a joke and a slap in the face to the bus monitor. This sickening video has made them rock stars in the eyes of their peers. Keeping them home for a few days would be the icing on the cake for them. I am not a legal expert, but I would guess these students broke at least 4 or 5 laws. They need to face the legal system and take the consequences however harsh.

Anonymous said...

my take on this is that she (karen) was so beaten down by this attack, and most likely previous attacks, that she felt all she could do was put up with it knowing the kids would be off the bus soon. I believe this was a recent event so maybe she was also thinking that the school year is almost over, nothing ever changes, I'll just put up with it and move on. As a former bus driver, while I have never seen attacks quite this brutal to a school employee, I do know that referrals are useless, returning to school is useless (I don't think they even allow that anymore), changing kids seats, while I won't say is useless, doesn't help a whole lot. Once they are worked up, they are like a pack of animals. These kids need to be swiftly without any nonsense, removed from the bus. But that takes too much time, too much manpower. So it continues day after day, the same kids over and over again.

Anonymous said...

@ SCATS and the 'anonymous' who are speculating that these kids are hockey players...that is complete ignorance. Maybe they are maybe they aren't. Hell, maybe they're white, black or even Hispanic. What difference does it make? There seems to be a disconnection somewhere in this school district.

Anonymous said...

From the GCSD website:

This morning we were made aware of a troubling video that was posted to YouTube depicting students ridiculing a bus monitor. We were able to confirm that the woman in the video is a Greece Central School District employee. We immediately activated our district bullying and violence prevention response team to investigate and contacted the Greece Police Department to conduct their own investigation.

We have discovered other similar videos on YouTube and are working to identify all of the students involved. Links to the YouTube posts were also forwarded to members of the media, some of whom have reported inaccurate and concerning information including names and addresses of students alleged to be involved in the incidents. The bus involved in this incident was carrying middle school students – all of whom are juveniles. Although their behavior was inexcusable, we also have concern for the safety of all involved. We urge patience to allow us to investigate and determine the appropriate discipline.

Currently, our district security staff and Greece Police are interviewing all of those involved. The Greece Police Department has assigned an investigator to partner with us. The Greece Central School District is committed to providing students and staff with a safe environment that respects the dignity of all. We do not tolerate harassment of staff or students.

While we cannot comment on specific student discipline, we can say that students found to be involved will face strong disciplinary action. We will continue our ongoing bullying prevention and awareness training to ensure that incidents like this do not occur in the future. Specifically, the Greece Central School District has recently adopted the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a systemic approach involving all community stakeholders to reduce bullying and other anti-social behaviors.

The Greece Central School District has a clear Code of Conduct and all staff and students have been fully trained. This behavior is a clear violation and will not be tolerated. The district will also ensure that reporting procedures are reviewed and response procedures are systemically in place.


THEYU MUST BE JOKING OR THEY TO ARE IN DENIAL THERE IS NO CLEAR CODE...IF THERE WAS CONSEQUENCES WOULD BE CLEAR AS WELL!

And notice the new Olweus Bulling prevention more MONEY SPENT and will fail! Are we now done with PBIS?

Anonymous said...

ANARCHY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE

GREECE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

LAWLESS KIDS AND THEIR IRRESPONSIBLE

PARENTS ARE IN CONTROL OF THE

INSTITUTION.THE WARDEN AND HER STAFF

DON'T HAVE THE STOMACH TO DEAL WITH

THEM NOR DO THEY HAVE A CLUE AS TO

HOW TO DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH THEM.

I FEAR THEIR IMPOTANCE IN THIS AREA

WILL EVENTUALLY PAVE THE WAY FOR AN

INCIDENT OF GRAVE CONSEQUENCES IN

VERY NEAR FUTURE THAT WILL DEFINATELY

BRING NATIONAL ATTENTION TO THE

DISTRICT.

Anonymous said...

DON'T AGREE WITH THE KIDS' BEHAVIOR, BUT THE ADULTS MUST TAKE QUICK ACTION IN THESE SITUATIONS. That's what they are trained, paid to do ... no??


Bus driver and monitors have no authority and the kids know it. All they can do and are told to do is 'write a referral'. Referrals are useless.

Anonymous said...

There was absolutely no matinee at the Little. I was there and I know.

Administrators were there to prevent any matinee action between employees. Even though I brought along condoms my action was cut off by an Administrator wearing night vision goggles.

Should have stayed home for all the fun I had at that stupid movie. I even had to pay parking.

Anonymous said...

Do we have bus monitors on all buses? Is this necessary? Originally there were monitors for the special ed buses. Is it at all possible these kids are special behavior problems and that is why she was so reluctant to reprimand them? There were so few on the bus it looks like a short bus. Is it possible these kids are an example of special needs children that get away with everything. And notice on the other videos that there were 2 races obvious and neither of the races was African American.
This blog has many comments that blame much on people of that race and here we have hateful comments from sweet little boys that have venom in their hearts. Probably they get bullied for being the tiny people they are and have to take it out on an employee that would get arrested if she responded.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Scats, but as an employee of GCSD if you try to do something about the behavior of the little darlings you will get reprimanded or fired, if and when Mommy & Daddy call and complain that you are being mean to their little darlings.
The kids get away with bloody murder and have for years. The district just tries to cover it up and deny it.
When all the smoke clears from this, they will find away to get rid of this poor woman. Its the Greece way!

PublicMarketMan said...

Folks in Greece need to celebrate your bus monitor as a heroine, complete with an "in your face" honorary parade down Dewey Ave. in Greece or Long Pond.

Get up and do something that rewars the brave lady for holding her own in front of these punks.

Anonymous said...

The parents should be held responsible. These kids are allowed to act like this because there is no discipline at home or at school.
When we went to school, we weren't angels but we never did anything like what I saw and heard from that video.
If you are one of these kids parents, be proud that you taught your kids how to be insensitive to others, be proud that you brought this little creep into this world, be proud that they are nothing more than a pack of wolves!

Anonymous said...

In many previous comments over the weeks, teachers get blamed for lack of student progress. Anytime a teacher says that there are many reasons such as student behavior, they are deemed "excuses". It is great that everyone can see the "excuses" with their very own eyes.

Anonymous said...

Two things come to mind immediately.

1. Why the hell didn't the bus monitor tell the bus driver to pull over and call the police.

2. School districts across the country are a cesspool of discipline problems because for the last 30 yrs the liberals who run the system don't want to "hurt a kid's self esteem." They won't even want use a freakin red pen to correct mistakes on homework or tests lest they hurt the poor kid's self esteem.

The educational system reaps what is sows. I don't give a rats rear end if parents do not discipline their kids at home but by god when they are in school the ADULTS are supposed to be in charge! It is time for some serious leadership in our schools and every single adult who works in a school should take charge from the janitor to the principal. Kids know this and will take every advantage to reak havoc whether it be in a classroom or on a school bus.

Sorry.....but the adults in the school district need to grow some and kick some rear ends. These kids should be suspended for rest of the year and should not be able to ride a school bus all of next year too!

And next time.....pull the damn bus over and call the cops! Forget about calling the bus barn dispatcher. Call the cops and sort it out later!

SCATS said...

To 5:07PM ~~ I agree with most of what you say. Maybe these kids should spend their summer doing lawn work & other chores for this lady, too.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the national attention that this video is receiving will disabuse the sheep of Greece of the idea we live in a wonderful idyllic town. How many scandals and disgraces do we have to see before we figure out the truth?

SCATS said...

To 2:59PM ~~ They definitely are NOT black. One boy is Hispanic.

SCATS said...

To 5:34PM ~~ That is my hope, too. This has been a very long time coming!!

Anonymous said...

Ultimately the only hope for the GCSD is that the

Myans got it right.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the video recorder made a statement on Wham13 he said he did nothing other than record! Really you think we believe you and that you were a victim of peer pressure on 2 occasions for 3 videos I hope GCSD doesn't buy this BS!

Anonymous said...

Good job parents

Anonymous said...

There is a saying " you get what you expect and you deserve what you tolerate." Is anyone really suprised at this behavior? Look at what we as a society tolerate- coarse language on tv, coarse language on the radio, Rush Limbaugh calling a woman a "slut" because he didn't agree with her opinion and I could go on and on. There is a lack of respect and discipline in homes, schools and public places. Just look at a person in a manner they think is "dissing' them and you'll be lucky to get away without being shot. We are reaping what has been sowed and until people are held to a standard this will continue to go on. It's time for parents to parent and it's also time for examples to be made of individuals who can not behave in a civil manner. These kids think they are tough, they're not tough, they are miscreants who have learned precious few lessons at home or in school. Maybe it's time someone held them to account and taught them the lessons they have failed to learn by sending them to juvenile court. Perhaps they will learn the lessons they failed to learn in kindergarten.

Anonymous said...

What would you expect from today's society? You turn on the radio and you hear lyrics that depict ho's and gangsters, you turn on the TV and you see crap reality shows where everyone is entitled to their 15 minutes of fame. Listen to Beck and Kimberly in the morning and what you have is the same type of mentality at work, in which just because you have the freedom to speak your mind doesn't necessarily mean you should. There is a level of responsibility that has been lost on everyone here. From the children all the way up to the adults. There is definitely a collective blame to go around for everyone. Try to argue otherwise and you will see that you, in some way shape or form have perpetuated the decline of humanity. Look inward and you can see that you are just as responsible as the next persons. Want to know how? Just check your child's Twitter account and see for yourself what your child does. Be vigilant. The sad thing is that many come from good families, but they act as if they are "owed" everything.

Anonymous said...

This is not just bullying. It is a lack of respect. RESPECT a word that is not taught in the Greece Central School district nor enforced. Go figure they would DARE comment on her purse when half of those students carry designer knockoff that GREECE kids are known for buying and to make such a comment about SUICIDE during a time when one of the most successful students Greece finally put our DID just that. Blame the parents and families but what the heck is the GCSD doing to promote diversity and RESPECT! This is sickening to say the least. Sickening!

Anonymous said...

Based on public records Recio's mom owns property in the city...is he even legally attending Greece?

Anonymous said...

scats at 5:37 Yes many whites one hispanic and one is asian. Colors of benetton rainbow but missing one race.

Anonymous said...

Hey channel 10... Correction, the story has gained International attention.

Anonymous said...

No child left behind, eh.....These ones should be.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic little piss-ants. Bully an old lady. There parents are a failure as are these little punks. Each one deserves a royal ass beating. This is our pathetic future. These kids don't deserve any pity or mercy. If that was my mother or grandmother those kids would be sorry they ever opened their scrawny little mouths. It's infuriating. It's disgusting. Where was the bus driver? They don't deserve to have the right to go to public school. Let their parents pay for these spoiled rotten mouth brats. That poor old woman. Come down to NYC talking like that, not one would last a day. Their parents are disgusting as well, shame on them.

gadfly1974 said...

The kid who did the recording unintentionally did us all a favor. He modelled an appropriate response to bullying: "See my phone? If you don't stop right now, the whole world will see you being punks. The rest of the bus knows this is wrong. They've got my back. Cut it out NOW!"

Anonymous said...

There is a wonderful section in the NY Penal Law, 35.1 which clearly needs to be taught and explained to GCSD employees by their Unions.

The bullcrap of schools being a special place beyond the law needs to stop. No place in any body of NY Law I can find does it say school property is not governed by Penal Law.

Today our lovely DA ran her yap on the radio proclaiming the instant matter was beyond the scope of her office, and will need to be handled by the County Attorney. Bet your dishtowel if Sandy wanted to jump on this she'd find 9 ways.

Everybody in the School District and government is burying the issue, and hopeing it will fall asleep. School is out of session, and people will forget. Next school year we can go back to the same crap.

I guarandamntee unless public outrage continues the issue will fall asleep.

Questions that need to be asked;
What is GCSD's procedure for bus incidents that run beyond control?

What was the bus driver doing while the monitor was being harassed by the students?

Was the bus equipped with video, and if so where is that video?

The pushing of a 68 year old woman rises to thelevel of Felony crime if done by a person over 18, and is certainly Juvenile Delinquency when done by a person under 18. Why has the person doing the pushing not yet been identified and taken into custody? We damn well know cell phone video exists, and we damn well know who was on the bus. She was NOT pushed by the Tooth Fairy.

What is Baxter's clown club doing with this case? Who is the assigned investigator?

Where the hell is Barbie Superintendent?
What is Barbie doing beyond activating some select group of Union members called the Anti Bullying Team?

What is the origin of this so called Team, was it authorized by the Board of Ed, and if so when?

What is the function of this Team? Anti Bullying sure as hell sounds like it should be pro-active, and not a happy little coffee group that responds after the fact.

Make noise people, make a lot of it. Call radio and TV stations and make noise!

Anonymous said...

The Barbarians are have knocked down the gates and
Rome(GCSD) has fallen.

Anonymous said...

There is no question that the students in question must be brought to superintendent hearing immediately...and expelled from the district altogether. Next, the lady in question should talk with attorneys re her humiliation, pain and suffering. She was not protected in any way. The bus driver did not stop the bus as required, turn it around and turn those students out to a safety officer. The district has an obligation to protect its employees from this kind of harassment and fell short. I would like to hear from the superintendent and not her mouthpiece on such a disturbing situation. Greece is now the subject of international condemnation. Speak up!!!! Show decisive action. Today. As a member of the community, I am appalled at the hedging I witnessed to the media yesterday. Give the monitor a settlement before the lawyers descend.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen Matt Lauer so upset as he was today interviewing Karen on the NBC Today show, described kids as monsters

Anonymous said...

GCSD is done this has been a long time coming. Ijust read the story on a Hawaiian website.

Anonymous said...

Who is on the GCSD Bullying Prevention Team???

Anonymous said...

I ask again...where is Babs? Where is Chief Todd? TOTALLY unexcusable for them not to be front and center on this issue. To push this down to Hoeft and Chatterton while this (as we all said VERY early yesterday) wnet national is a Dereliction of Duty.

Anonymous said...

BDW was in meetings yesterday...

SCATS said...

To 9:02AM ~~ What kind of meetings? With who? I'd like to know HOW those meetings became more important than dealing with this MESS!

Anonymous said...

Are you telling me that administrators or SROs were not aware of this conduct until yesterday???? If not, I am afraid these types of incidents will increase in frequency, severity, and magnitude

SCATS said...

To 9:12AM ~~ It's obvious, Greece Central is BROKEN on every level! Klein said the incident happened Monday. There is nothing I've seen to show that either she or the bus driver attempted to stop the kids. In fact, I have no idea what her duties are other than to ride the bus, based upon what we've seen in the video & been told by her. There's a long list of what a monitor can't do. What CAN they do?? What DID she do? WHO did she report this to on Monday? She says the problem was ongoing, but worse that day. When was it EVER reported to transportation supervisors? Or to DO? WHERE is the bus video of this incident? WHERE WRE THE BOE ON THIS?

THERE WAS A PRESS CONFERENCE CALLED YESTERDAY BUT KEY PLAYERS WERE ALL ABSENT! No Babs. No Chief Todd. No BOE Prez. No one who will see this problem gets proper treatment. Very sad!

SCATS said...

To 12:01AM ~~ You ask lots of GREAT QUESTIONS!

Anonymous said...

It is time to put the padel back in the hands of the school.

Anonymous said...

Anoymous 2015

Bullying and misconduct is alive and well in the Greece Central School District. Gang activity has increased and the code of conduct is a joke. Students are being taunted by bullies and when they have taken more than they can tolerate and fight back they are arrested. Although, the school district states that they have a bullying task force, that is bull****. They do not want to be on the list of worst schools in America, so they overlook the bad behavior leaving your child to protect themselves. Parents should direct their complaints of bullying to the NYS Department of Education this should light a fire under their butts and protect the students who want to learn.