"Last year we personally witnessed the sexual activity between two students in our lunchroom. That was eighth grade. We all knew of this, and half of us saw this event." 1
Public statement by a ninth grade Olentangy Liberty High School student at last night's board meeting.
In the lunchroom nonetheless. Oh, and the boy made this statement in support of the perverse books that the staff is pushing on students.
Students are simply acting out the situations that the teachers ask them to read and discuss. The schools no longer have any moral compass to guide them. And, this is the supposed public good that coercively takes my tax dollars.
Why should I have to pay for this nonsense? And, more importantly, why should any parent have to send their child into such an environment? If half of the students saw it, one has to assume that at least one staff member witnessed it.
OK, maybe the paid staff didn't witness this event. Maybe they knowingly ignore such behaviors, or maybe they are simply too inept to provide a safe environment for the children that parents love deeply. Any way you look at this mess, you have to conclude that it is a travesty.
The student continues, "That's why (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is more interesting than the books we read." Certainly, if you expose children - that's right, children - to whatever goes on in the lunchroom 2, they will seek out the perverse world of some authors and teachers. Yet, why these adults want to inculcate young children is beyond me; it's actually quite disgusting.
To think, parents believe that the schools will protect their children. From this testimony - made with the student's parents in attendance at the meeting, one has to recognize that there is something very, very wrong in Olentangy.
After this statement, the board went about its business of self-congratulation over its Fulbright Scholars Program at Orange Middle School. The board mentioned nothing about the student's statement. I guess the board had to get back to work selling its PR message.
Have these people no shame?
(1) The statement is located around 23:20 of the April 23, 2007 meeting, available on the district's website.
(2) Keep in mind that this incident occurred in a public spot, the lunchroom. What is going outside of view?