Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:44 PM on Oct. 3, 2009
Answer by OneToughMami at 3:14 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by elananme at 8:53 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:41 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by citymama707 at 10:29 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 10:31 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
The public school here also has a "zero tolerance" policy --- but that doesn't mean squat. It's a very small town --- very small school. If your're a 3rd generation resident.... if your dad was a star on the football team 20 yrs ago.... if you have 2 older siblings that have already gone ahead of you and left a good impression... if you have the right last name, it gets swept under the rug.
Give you an example - spring before last (I believe it was) the highschool burned to the ground. It was the ORIGNAL building --- hardwood floors, historical building, etc. A STUDENT set fire to it. Story was that he failed the TAKS test & wanted a do-over. His family are long-time residents & his parents own a restaurant in town.
He got probation.
Answer by Laura1229 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Laura, you see the same thing in the small town where I live. If you have the right name, you can bully, harass, or assault anyone and get away with it. If the school does try to suspend the bully, the entire family, all three generations plus various branches, comes down on the school board AND on the child who was injured, AND the child's family.
Answer by mancosmomma at 2:27 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by pagirl71 at 4:19 PM on Oct. 7, 2009