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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Principal is not your Pal

At least this one isn't: Some parents in a local school district say the principal was out of line for taking by the hand an 8-year-old accused of stealing into every classroom in the school and telling kids she is a thief and a liar. Marlene Whitby is the principal of William Penn Elementary School. The parents of the little girl she humiliated say she scarred their child for life. The girl's father told Channel 4 Action News, "What good can you get out of that -- abusing a child? What good can you get out of that." Another student accused his 8-year-old daughter of stealing $5. That's when her family says Whitby walked the girl into each and every classroom at William Penn, telling all of the students she was a thief and a liar. Later, the girl's accuser recanted her story. Fire her crazy ass already.


At 11/10/2005 03:54:00 AM, Blogger Josie said...

Sounds like a real Mr. Brocklehurst.

At 11/10/2005 09:20:00 AM, Blogger CMAR II said...

Well, if the kid was guilty, then the kid was guilty.

As it is, it seems the principal and the false accuser need to make another tour of the school: one to admit to being a liar, and the other to being a hamfisted, over-the-top sadist.

At 11/11/2005 01:41:00 PM, Blogger Melantrys said...

Wow, that's sick.

And even if she had been guilty.... kids are cruel.
Would it help make her a better person if the other kids now shunned her and called her a thief and liar themselves, maybe even beat her? If you as a school authority parade a child like that you show everyone that they have the right to treat her like a piece of shit.
That's not punishment for the theft (had it been one...), that is indeed abuse.


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