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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

News You Pray Is Just a Joke In Poor Taste

There are times when I read the news and think, "Please tell me this is a horrid joke," --

So a special-ed student goes to school officials with charges that a student has hurt, harassed and raped her. They don't believe her, make her write an apology letter, to her attacker and throw her out of school.
"It's all your fault, you failed to take precautions". WHAT?!
When she comes back to school, she is harassed more and yes, raped again. This time, there's proof. The now-in deep-hot water school officials? "We are very sorry"--- wait, what am I saying? They respond to her lawsuit with "This is frivolous."
Actual quoted text:
The girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect her self, the response says. Any damages the girl may have sustained, “were as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or conduct of third parties over whom the District Defendants had neither control nor the right to control,” according to the school district response.

The district is asking that she pay their attorney's fees for the privilege of suing them for NOT PROTECTING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WHO HAD THE CAPABILITY TO PROTECT HERSELF TAKEN AWAY FROM HER. 

A special needs child with this in her file: the suit alleges that when school officials interviewed the girl in 2008-09, they failed to even look at her own school file, which included a psychological report “which clearly indicated that [the girl] was conflict adverse, behaviorally passive and ‘would forego her own needs and wishes to satisfy the request of others around so she can be accepted.’”

This is a child who had a huge people-pleasing tendency---often in detriment to herself, and should have had people protecting her.

I keep wanting this to be some bizarre joke. What do they teach in health class? "Now, remember girls, douching in Lysol is the best way to remove odor and avoid being a pariah."? I'm too mad--- check this out:
Lawsuit filed Republic School District

Hey, kid, your school failed you big time. FIGHT!


  1. oh this makes me mad.. so wrong.. I hope the school fries pickles and burns

  2. I was thinking something along those lines myself, Maggie. I am feeling VERY fiery about this!