Inappropriate

This morning, Lexie tells me that there’s a kid in her classroom who behaves inappropriately. I’m not going to say his name or anything, but I will speak on his behaviors. So I asked her exactly what it was that this young man was doing in class. She tells me that one of her other friends was having the same issue with this kid until she asked to be moved away from him. So now this kid is messing with Lexie. What he’s doing is putting his hands down his pants, rolling his eyes around and making inappropriate sounds and though he’s…..well you know.

I said, “Well, how long has he been doing this in class?” She says he’s been carrying on like this for quite some time.

I asked her if she’s brought it up to her teacher or the principal, and she said that she talked to her teacher, but that the teacher didn’t do anything because she didn’t see the kid behaving this way.

It really infuriated me that her teacher simply blew her off like it’s no big deal. So today, I went to the school and spoke with the Dean of Students before the first bell rang, and to my surprise, there’s already a list of complaints about this kid. I should have

This morning, Lexie tells me that there’s a kid in her classroom who behaves inappropriately. I’m not going to say his name or anything, but I will speak on his behaviors. So I asked her exactly what it was that this young man was doing in class. She tells me that one of her other friends was having the same issue with this kid until she asked to be moved away from him. So now this kid is messing with Lexie. What he’s doing is putting his hands down his pants, rolling his eyes around and making inappropriate sounds and though he’s…..well you know.

I said, “Well, how long has he been doing this in class?” She says he’s been carrying on like this for quite some time.

I asked her if she’s brought it up to her teacher or the principal, and she said that she talked to her teacher, but that the teacher didn’t do anything because she didn’t see the kid behaving this way.

It really infuriated me that her teacher simply blew her off like it’s no big deal. So today, I went to the school and spoke with the Dean of Students before the first bell rang, and to my surprise, there’s already a list of complaints about this kid. I should have requested the Dean of Students talk with the teacher to make sure that all students in her classroom have a voice and not feel like they can’t bring their concerns to them.

Before I met with the DoS, I asked Lexie if she wanted to be in the room with us. She said she didn’t because another student told her that the Dos wanted her to describe the sounds this kid was making while his hands were stuffed down his pants, and Lexie didn’t want to do all that. I was surprised when the DoS asked me if I knew of any specific sounds this kid was making. I said yeah, but I’m not going to provide any demonstrations. It was very odd. I mean what does it matter what sounds this kid is making when he’s engaging himself in the learning environment, making other students feel uncomfortable? What the hell is going on in the homes of some of these kids? If nothing else, this kid isn’t understanding any of the social cues that might tell him, “Hey, what you’re doing isn’t appropriate or respectful. Please stop.”

Anyway, rant closed.

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