What Happens Next With School Assaulters?
There was a recent incident in which a group of kids had a confrontation at a school bus stop that somehow managed to escalate to a major confrontation inside the school. A 14-year-old girl was beaten in a classroom, all of which was caught on video. What makes it even worse is at least one adult participated along with the kids, some of whom were from other schools. They gained entry because an exterior door was left unsecured … or was intentionally propped open by someone?
This story has been picked up by online sites and has even been reported on by a national news outlet. The problem is, it will soon be overcome by something else very soon. Hopefully it will remain a major topic of discussion here in Guilford County.
That it happened is an obvious given. The thing that needs to be watched and followed closely is what happens next. Everybody involved, everybody, needs to be tried and, if found guilty, placed in jail for a long time. This includes the kids involved. The problem I have is the pessimist in me doesn’t believe that’s going to happen. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.
I’m making a prediction. I predict there will be closed door negotiations with the adult that will result in reduced charges and/or little to no jail time. As for the kids, because they are minors, anything that happens to them will be locked away in sealed records due to their age. We will be lucky to find out their names. I also predict their punishment will be minimum.
The real questions that need to be answered are things like, how could a group that size get into a school and move about without being challenged. How it was that the adult could gather together kids who were supposed to be in school in the first place, especially kids from other schools, if the report is accurate?
Ultimately, there needs to be a standing room only attendance at the next school board meeting with a selected group of representatives with a list of prepared questions, the first of which should be, how did this happen. And that question needs to be repeated until the board either answers it or takes the easy way out and declares the meeting over because they can’t give a good answer.
My money is on the latter.
You watching the Jan. 6 insurrection as closely? Seems like very similar crimes were committed. This time, they just weren’t committed by your fiends.
Alan. Why has the administration or the school board not commented on this violence. Has the superintendent put out a gag order? All these people, the two adults and the children should be behind bars. When you act like thugs, you get to sit in jail and think about your crime. Unfortunately, this will be swept under the rug with little or no punishment. If I were the parents of the 14 year old who was attacked, I would sue the school system for not providing adequate security to protect my child. I am sure there are plenty of attorneys who would take that case.
Nothing more American than threatening to sue. Did you learn that from DJ Tanning Bed?
Soon, very soon this will just fade away and be forgotten.
This situation is being handled with kid gloves simply because the perpetrators are BLACK. This ain’t ‘rocket science.’
It’s like the same as the Jam. 6 nonsense because the insurrectionists are WHITE. We should get those criminals in jail first! They called dibs….
Or are you just going to be openly and blatantly hypocritical?
Numbsturd, Jan.6 was a peaceful protest. There were a few antifa infiltrators that instigated the destruction of property but the issue for you is always the same old tired horse beaten to death by cowards like you, Al sharpton, Jesse Jackson and all you social justice whiners that refuse to accept the truth. Always the victims hiding behind skin color screaming racism while at the very same time shame another race not because they’ve committed an offense but simply because of skin color.
Any doubts about whether any of these folks have previous criminal charges or convictions?
Alan, your tinfoil hat is yet again slipping off. Certainly an appalling event that you may be surprised is being handled as it should. The mother the was involved has been arrested and a warrant is out for the other adult involved. Juvenile petitions have been filed against six juveniles who investigators say were involved in this assault.
As to how they got inside…they were let in a side door by one of the students. This will always be a security weakness at schools. Maybe an alarm can be added to doors that are opened from the inside when locked from the external access. But then again, this doesn’t happen everyday and should be chalked up for what it is…a sad event.
Why add drama on top of a sad event? Are you proposing restricting student movement even more because of one sad event? You want police at every door? Don’t overreact for one off occurrence. Let the adults handle it.
And fit your tin foil hat.