Friday, March 30, 2007

Sex. Drugs and Violence? Where's Rock and Roll?

Does anyone else see a problem with this article besides how it was written? The reporter must have attended this school.

Good Lord, where does one begin???????????

Louisiana Fifth-Graders Fondle, Have Sex In Class

(AP) SPEARSVILLE, La. Two fifth-graders had sex on a classroom floor while two others fondled each other in the classroom, according to a teacher at Spearsville High School in Louisiana.

Union Parish Superintendent Judy Mabry would say only that the allegations were being investigated; Principal Frank Futch said the incident was not indicative of how the school is run.

First-year teacher Michael Walker, who teaches fifth- through eighth-grade English, said three students were either expelled or sent to an alternative school and two others got detention.

Students at the kindergarten through 12th grade school are unruly, disrespectful and rarely disciplined, Walker said."They cuss at the teachers and throw things at them, and nothing is done," Walker said. "There was even one student who grabbed a teacher in the butt and nothing was done. The students run the school."

Walker said teachers learned Wednesday about the incident, which allegedly occurred during an assembly Tuesday to talk about a 15-year-old student accused of stabbing another student to death over the weekend.

The assembly was for sixth- through 12th-grade students. Fifth-grade
students were not told about it, he said. But one class of about 15 fifth-grade
students that routinely moves from a portable building to a main building
classroom during the second hour of the school day was unattended on

"The teacher thought it was a normal day and sent the kids to second
hour," he said. "She didn't know the teacher that would normally be in there was
still at the assembly."

The students were alone for about 30 minutes.

Teachers began to hear rumors around school Wednesday and by the end of the school day, the students involved had confessed.

School officials notified the Union Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning and detectives questioned students.

"This is one incident and everyone is making a big deal out of it," Futch said. "I never had a teacher complain to me, but I have heard them complain to each

"Sheriff Bob Buckley said charges are likely. "I have zero tolerance for
drugs, violence or anything like that that goes on in school," he said.

First, where did the drugs come in? But I digress. A list of school activities that "everyone is making a big deal" of;

  • sex in a classroom
  • unruly
  • undisciplined
  • cussing at teachers
  • throwing items at teachers
  • grabbing a teacher's "butt"
  • a 15 year old student accused of stabbing another student over a weekend
Instead of having a "counseling session" in place of class, maybe they should have a prison counselor speak to them just before lock down since that is their future. Might as well beat the Christmas rush.

Oh, and send Frank "no big deal" Futch with them. I don't know if Futch rhymes with butch now, but it will. Good thing his name isn't Fitch.