Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Richland 2 is Wrong !

My comments that follow are based on a story published by The State newspaper on January 2, 2024. I have written about it previously, based on comments on NextDoor.

Correction: In The State's article the term "snitch" is attributed to the boy who took and broke the student's glasses, not to a teacher, as it was previously described on NextDoor.

According to yesterday's article, the incident started ON school property, when a classmate took the female student's charger. It continued on school property when a student broke her glasses. It continued when the mob attacked the girl near the closed Chick-fil-A location on Decker Blvd.

This means Richland 2 is involved, and it IS a school matter. Richland 2 can stonewall and say not. Richland 2 is wrong!

From May 2023 until now is far too long for this case to wind its way through the juvenile justice system. It shouldn't have taken more than a month! The punishment to that mob should have been meted out within 30-45 days. They've got to be laughing their fool heads off.

The family's lawyer says the victim "...will likely deal with the emotional and physical fallout from the attack for the rest of her life."

That's good language for a lawsuit against the mob and the school district, but it doesn't have to be the case. 

The right therapy will help the girl and her mother deal with what happened and put it in the rearview mirror. The girl was a victim then, but she doesn't have to feel like a victim forever.