End abuse of Autistic students in Mercer County, Kentucky

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Lisa Simeone, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    End abuse of Autistic students in Mercer County, Kentucky
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    What I don't understand is why "authorities" can abuse our children in ways that would result in CPS removing these same children from our homes?

    A police officer got his ego stung in a confrontation with a 14 year old girl, so he tasered the child in the crotch. The taser connections had to be removed from the child's body at the emergency room.

    Now we read teachers routinely force autistic children into a sack and tie it shut? I've had care of autistic kids, and it can be challenging. In spite of the challenges, I've never been cruel to any of these kids. They're really rather sweet. It doesn't make sense to get mean.

    Last year some DHS goons took a 16 year old boy from his family and held him without a lawyer or any family contact for 2 months. The kid was guilty of nothing, but even if he had been guilty the indefinite detention game was inappropriate. That was incredibly sadistic. I think it was an act of child abuse.

    Again: why is it OK for authorities to routinely abuse children, yet parents can't even use traditional discipline without risking loss of custody?

    When did the state acquire so many "rights?" When did we lose ours?
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That teacher should be arrested for child abuse.
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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    It used to be horrible story told about tinpot dictatorships that they would hook up their victims's genitals to shock devices and torture them. Yet, what happened here is exactly that. This evil miscreant wearing a badge deliberately shot her in that location and tortured her in that way. The only way I see this ever stopping is when the family extracts justice from the person who did this.
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    See, that makes sense to me too. When "officials" abuse children, they should be charged with child abuse. It would put a stop to a lot of inappropriate educator and police behavior.
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I would add charges of child endangerment also. They seem to go hand in hand here.
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I spent a lot of time volunteering in my local public schools when my kids were still enrolled. As an adult observer I learned the true roots of bullying, and it was a chilling observation.

    About 75 % of teachers actually select the class bully's victim and participate in the bullying, sometimes going so far as to label the victim dysfunctional. Acts such as placing the autistic child in a duffel bag definitely contribute to the other students' perception that anything goes when it comes to targeting this child for verbal abuse, isolation and even physical assault. Typical signals from a teacher that a particular child is "THE ONE" are usually more subtle, but not always.

    Many school counselors unconsciously encourage this behavior on the part of teachers by labeling the victims of bullying as even more dysfunctional than the bully. Have you ever wondered why elementary schools need counselors? Elementary school counselors spend their days drilling crazy psycho-babble into teachers and students, taking the most lunatic-fringe theories in the pseudo-science of Psychology and promulgating them as "facts." It is not unusual for the victims of bullying to spend hours each week being "counseled", while the bullies themselves are still disrupting class to their hearts' content. Worst of all, there's a conspiracy of silence throughout the school staff. No parent of a bullied child can ever be told that their child is out of class for untold hours each week while the school counselors build a huge file describing how supposedly "dysfunctional" the bullying victim and his family is.

    All these behaviors on the part of school staff should be illegal. "Counseling" children without their parents knowledge should be illegal. Removing children from class without their parents knowledge should be illegal, particularly if it's done for any significant period of time each week. Removing a child from class to fill their head full of psycho-drivel is educational neglect. Any incident where a child is bullied physically should always be reported to the child's parent. Any failure to report counseling, removal from class or assault of a child should be viewed as serious negligence on the part of the school.

    Parents, not government agencies, bear the ultimate responsibility for their children's safety and proper development. Any effort on the part of a government agency to conceal important information from a child's parent is a conspiracy to harm the child. No school official should be able to get away with endangering children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse or child neglect. Concealment of such activities is in fact conspiracy with the perpetrators.

    PS: Where's "Child Protective Services" when something like this happens?
    If a parent did this to his/her child all the children would be removed from the home and the family would be lucky to be re-united with any of them, luckier still if the kids could be placed with a relative. That's because this was child abuse, clear and simple, with multiple witnesses and extensive documentation. So again - where's Child Protective Services? Why no action to protect these students from this teacher?
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Good god, that's a horrible story about that poor child in Skokie. He could've died. Why wasn't that teacher immediately fired??

    I have to wonder if racism wasn't also a factor in this. Look at the child's name. The teacher, in addition to being sadistic, might also have wished to punish a "foreign" kid.

    My god, people are sick.
  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I don't know what goes on in the minds of abusive teachers and staff. You'd think people who went into education would do so because they liked children and wanted to do right by them. I think most careers in education start that way. Somewhere along the way a significant percentage of educators lose their way.
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Unfortunately none of the articles so far mentions the name of the teacher. I'll write it up in www.iheartmyteachers.org as soon as there's a name.

    There are four kindergarten teachers at Devonshire Elementary School in Skokie. Which one is the culprit? That assumes that the school administration didn't show some signs of intelligence (a rare event among school administrators these days) & get rid of her in the 12 months since.

    That is child neglect, pure and simple -- the kid had a broken leg and possible head injuries. Do Skokie teachers even have first aid training? Not being able to pick him up & carry him is lame -- he should not have been picked up & carried in that situation. An ambulance should should have been called to the playground. What bunch of total idiots.

    I really need to start that blog on abject stupidity, with a special focus on educators, the dumbest of the dumb who somehow are supposed to enlighten the rest of us.
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Found the case in the Cook County dockets. Unfortunately, they didn't name the teacher as a defendant.
  13. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Twisted. I'm in Park Ridge, a stone's throw from Skokie. Sad to think that kind of mistreatment goes on so close to home.

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