Utterly Meaningless » Blog Archive » ANOTHER SAFE SCHOOL

ANOTHER SAFE SCHOOL

Filed at 8:02 am under by dcobranchi

When the cat’s away, the mice will “play.”

Some parents in Fort Bend County are outraged after their children said they witnessed a pair of eighth-graders engaged in a sex act, right in the middle of class…

The principal reported that the students, a boy and a girl, made inappropriate sexual contact with each other while other students watched… The letter does not say where the teacher was at the time.

However, some concerned parents told the station that their children said the sex act happened once the teacher stepped out of the classroom.

But why should the kids need adult supervision? After all, we know that “schools are the safest place for students to be.”

6 Responses to “ANOTHER SAFE SCHOOL”


Comment by
TammyT
October 7th, 2007
at 1:11 pm

What’s unsafe about sex play? Make them go blind? Put hair on their hands?

Or do you mean leaving 8th graders alone unsupervised? Aren’t 8th graders pretty self sufficient?

I don’t get it.


Comment by
Andrea
October 7th, 2007
at 1:23 pm

Was this in sex ed class?


Comment by
freerangelife
October 7th, 2007
at 1:39 pm

The visible story is that two 8th graders apparently engaged in some sort of sexual behavior in a classroom in the presence of other 8th graders.

The invisible story is that the parents of the kids in that classroom were completely clueless until they got a letter from the principal.

// Parents . . . received the unsettling news . . . in a letter that went home on Friday. //

// What’s also disheartening for some parents was the amount of time it took for the information to get to them. It’s been more than a week since the incident happened. //

I hope that’s not the only thing these parents find disheartening.

The real story is that for schoolkids, School and Home are completely separate worlds, to the extent that they do not tell their parents about even the most bizarre things that happen at school.

I doubt it even occurs to them that they might do so.

It sure didn’t ever occur to me.

// Campus and district counselors have talked with the students who were in the class and will be available in the future if those students need to talk. //

So, which came first, the culture of School, or the disinclination of schoolchildren to tell their parents about what goes on there?


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
October 7th, 2007
at 2:14 pm

I don’t get it.

You don’t consider being a witness to a sex act a problem? And how do you know it was “sex play”? The report is rather vague.

The real story is that for schoolkids, School and Home are completely separate worlds, to the extent that they do not tell their parents about even the most bizarre things that happen at school.

Yeah. Dollars to donuts that one of those parents asked their kids what had happened at school that day, only to be met with the standard “Nothing.”


Comment by
speedwell
October 7th, 2007
at 11:27 pm

Fort Bend is the county to the southwest of Harris County, which is the county that contains most of the Houston metro area. Fort Bend is a comparatively affluent suburban area, not a disadvantaged ghetto filled with broken homes and baby mamas. Incidentally, it is just about due south of our favorite seedbed of fascism, Katy.


Comment by
TammyT
October 7th, 2007
at 11:32 pm

I don’t consider being witness to a sex act dangerous. It is a problem. It’s not an argument that our schools aren’t safe.

The report is vague, you’re right. I don’t know if it was sex play. Don’t you think that if it was more than that, it would have been made a bigger deal? The media eats up that kind of stuff. But you’re right, I made assumptions.

I am just annoyed this week about the American view towards sex. OMG SEX!

Hey, speaking of sex, I bet you get a lot of hits on this entry for people looking for porn. 🙂