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The New York State Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.” The language is very clear, and the Act takes effect on July 1, 2012.
During the public statement portion of the May 1, 2012, RCS Board of Education meeting, a resident spoke on bullying. The speaker noted that bullying boils down to one thing: self esteem, which is both the problem and the solution. In the bully, the bully has low self-esteem and gets his kicks from victimizing another person. People with high-self esteem become involved and won’t allow it to happen. The speaker asks the Board of Education, “How are the kids protected from being victimized” and how is the he-said-she-said situation prevented. The speaker also emphasized that “good positive role models” are essential. The RCS Superintendent of Schools responded: “We do have a policy against bullying and we’re also in process of revising it in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act…We do take it very seriously and we will continue to work on creating a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.” That may not be as true as we’d like to believe…it may, in fact, be even worse than we could ever have thought!
So,if the Superintendant is truthful, we would ask why are her teachers involved in an alleged conspiracy to create bully gangs to harass or intimidate other students? This is one of the questions we are currently investigating is in response to reports that a certain prominent teacher–we have the teacher’s name–at RCS is recruiting a bully-gang to harass an intimidate the children or relatives of persons who oppose the teachers association proposal or the school budget. What kind of pervert does such a thing and does that kind of deviant belong in a school. Do you want to be paying that person’s salary. More critical still, do you want your children in contact with such a pervert?
We are investigating this report and we urge you, for the sake of the children, to contact us with any information you may have or which your children may have talked to you about. This is very, very serious.
It’s important that you impress on your children the consequences of getting involved with such a conspiracy and emphasize that it is their duty to report such an activity if they know about it. The reason: well, first of all it’s very wrong, it’s unlawful, it’s immoral. If they need another reason they might find easier to relate to and understand, try this: they may be the next victim!
Read more about bullying and bullying laws at Bullying and Anti-Bullying Legislation and The Dignity Act . The language is very clear, and the Act takes effect on July 1, 2012. The problem has been officially recognized for some time now and the state legislature considers it so serious that they found it expedient to pass legislation to prevent it.
In some legislation the word “bullying” might not be used. Some words being used in State bill texts are, “hate crimes” harassment, discrimination, or intimidation. While all these words find meaning in the act of bullying. Most adults don’t even understand what the definition of a “hate crime” is, but everyone knows what a bully is; what a bully does is a “hate crime.” (A useful site is stopbullying.gov) Harvard University, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, publishes a very good statement on state anti-bullying legislation in its “An Overview of State Anti-Bullying Legislation and Other Related Laws”
On Monday we will contact the Superintendant of Schools, Elizabeth Smith, other BOCES offices, the RCS Board of Education and the principals of the RCS middle school and high schools. We very strongly recommend you do the same, if only to ensure the safety of your own children. (Note: If you move your cursor over any of these names and click, you can e-mail them!)
We will also notify the Department of Education, and the District Attorney’s offices and, because bullying is a “hate crime” and anyone misusing minors and his/her position to facilitate or to encourage, aid or abet bullying is guilty not only of being accessory but also of conspiracy as well as endangerment of a minor, we will also consult the FBI in Albany. Again, please share any information you might have in a confidential comment–any information received from informants in this matter will not be published.
Remember: If your child is involved in such a conspiracy how will you feel? What will you do? Act now and prevent a tragedy!
Thank you for your cooperation.
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Keep the Cuffs Off Your Kids and Get Them on the Perverts!
The sad part of it all is that if the pervert does recruit kids to do his dirty work, names will be named and students will be implicated. This will involve investigations. Parents will have to be involved. The kids will break…they’ll talk and when they do, the warrants will be flying and the lawsuits a buzzing! So, stupid, go ahead and see where it gets you! You’d better hope the cops get to you first because if they don’t and the parents get a shot at you it may be difficult to identify the remains. Do you have any tatoos?
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