by Anura Guruge
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They make sure kids will not have their phones with them so that they can RECORD the incident or call for HELP.
Honest. I kid you not. This is serious stuff. Could be life and death, especially given that the latest incident involved an 8th-grade boy being physically beaten by two other 8th-grade boys.
That happened last week (the week that started January 27, 2020).
It happened during a ’20-minute’, 8th Grade recess outside. Another 8th grader, who had a phone with them, recorded the whole incident.
Folks, including other parents, have seen the video. No, I have not seen it. But a friend of ours did and told us about it.
Vicious beating with foul language. 8th grade boy being beaten up by two other boys.
Yes, we know the name of all three involved. The two attackers are related (but I won’t divulge how they are related because that might prove too much of a clue to their identity). It is also the case that the parents of those involved actually know each other, socially!
Yes, I e-mailed the Principal & Assistant Principal (who I have known for years) about this incident last weekend. They as such know that I know. I urged them to take the necessary action. As I expected they did not respond.
NO TEACHERS PRESENT.
The beating is NOT broken up by any adults.
No teachers present.
The ACS Admin, extremely political savvy, was MOST distressed that there was a video of the incident! That was their main worry. That there was a video. Now they can’t spin the facts. There is a video.
So, what is the first thing they do. Make sure that kids will not have phones on them.
They do not want more videos.
What can I say.
We have no more skin in the game. We are homeschooling our 13-year old.
We spent nearly 3-years trying to minimize bullying at ACS. We thought we had succeeded. Obviously we had not. Pity.
I will monitor the situation. It would be so much better if current parents get involved. Bullying must be stopped.
What happened last Thursday was inexcusable.
Where were the teachers.
I am so glad that we have a VIDEO of it.
by Anura Guruge