"Concerned in Leland" writes:
Latest scandals from the wonderful "Leland School District":
A couple of weeks ago Dr. Richards had her latest cover up. She is always covering up something to keep Leland School District's reputation gleaming. This time it is not the inappropriate shenanigans of adults during the school day in front of the little students. This time we had a teacher say grossly improper sexual things to a female student.
This was not the first charge of this kind against him. He even supposedly has sexually related charges against him in his own hometown which is not Leland. Dr. Richards, as usual thinks she is the judge and the jury and instead of alerting the legal authorities that Leland Schools has a sexual predator among us, she did her own investigation and apparently decided it would be wise to let this man resign and keep this all very quiet so his and Leland's reputation will not be hurt.
Now he says he has offers from other school districts and since his reputation is untarnished he can go somewhere else and prey on other young girls. When he got found out though, he apparently blew the whistle on all his coworkers that are doing the same kind of stuff. The students are even talking about another male teacher who bought a female student a cell phone so that they can text and talk privately.
It seems that this is not only going on at Leland School Park but at Leland High School also. It's all being kept very hush hush. But Dr. Richards is true to form and wants nothing to hurt the reputation of HER level five school district. It seems that she has crossed the line this time and put students in danger trying to further her own agenda. She has allowed so much to go on at Leland School Park this year, putting first graders to 8th graders in harms way.
The principal there is apparently also unconcerned about all the inappropriate stuff going on right under her nose. How do they continue to get away with all this. Somebody with some power has got to stop them!
Once again, these are serious charges leveled against the LSD Superintendent. There are strict laws against any form of harassment, particularly sexual, and public schools are certainly not exempt. Sexual predators in our schools should not be tolerated. If any school official has knowledge of such behavior by a staff member and does not report it to the authorities, he/she is as guilty as the predator.
To permit this type of behavior is to promote it! Such acts are not "rule violations", they are malicious crimes of abuse and should be dealt with by the law. If Dr. Richards has made such a gross error in judgement as to grant this sexual predator his freedom, she should be dismissed immediately.
Parents have enough worries about peer pressure when they send their children off to school. Being "hit on" by a staff member should be very near the bottom of their list. School officials who cover up these deplorable crimes should share the same cells as the predators!