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Everyday Erinyes #155

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, middle school, 12 year old girls, drugs, strip search, trauma )

- 168 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. A recent incident in a New York school.


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Sue H (7)
Saturday February 2, 2019, 3:04 pm
May the Furies rectify this outrage ASAP.

Pat B (354)
Saturday February 2, 2019, 4:06 pm
This incident is so far off the charts, I had to re-read this one a few times.

This is an absolute No-No to what was done, and said by the administrator, and also of the nurse. One asks first, and talks/listens second. That's the rule, but I guess they overlooked that part. Anyone, having worked in schools, can realize the behaviors of ascending grade levels, and these middle school behaviors are a norm, for this age level. imho, a strip search should never have been done on these students. I feel horrible that these young ladies had to endure this, and were subjected to it. It should have never happened. Also, the staff should have notified the parents or guardians of these young ladies, (before Initiating this action), and asking them to come to school, to talk to them, not strip search the girls. Sending the girls back to class, after this incident was way out of line also. omg, how awful !!

I also agree with the man who represented the NAACP, full on. I find these happenings extremely inappropriate, and worthy of resignation, or firing these employees. There is no telling how these students will be affected (all by these senseless searches) in later years either. My heart goes out to each of them, and their families. p.s. I hope they win their lawsuit, too.

Thanks, Joanne for this post, and send the Furies with a proper rebuttal.

David C (75)
Saturday February 2, 2019, 5:56 pm
Can we just put the furies in charge in the world????

Freya H (344)
Saturday February 2, 2019, 6:51 pm
Reading about this incident really pissed me off! I have signed, and promoted on Care2, two petitions condemning this depravity. Would the girls have been treated thusly if they were white?

Animae C (508)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 5:54 am
Meh!!! Damn DESPICABLE!!!! 😠 🤬

i have signed those petitions Freya promoted!!!

Thanx Joanne

Colleen L (3)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 1:22 pm
Agree with Freya that it makes me furious to read about these girls being forced to go thru these awful strip-searches.No one should have of ever been subject to that. I have signed petitions that Freya had created.
Thanks Joanne

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 7:32 pm
This ugliness reminds me very much of an Erinyes article you wrote some years ago about a large group of black girls were (strip)searched by security personnel at a predominantly black school in a red state. Even there it led to an outcry, but then it was in Obama times. This is New York in Drumpf times and not for security reasons. Things are indeed getting worse.

The 12-year-old girls were hyper and giddy during lunch. That couldn’t possibly have anything to do with a sugar rush from a unbalanced meal in two hormonally unbalanced girls in puberty, could it? They couldn’t be displaying the same behaviour white girls would display under the same circumstances, and perhaps were even doing so, right? No, the girls are black and so it had to be drugs. That is bigotry.

The Furies do need to find out what has happened, and especially why, for the sakes of the traumatised girls. And then the school board, its teachers and all its other personnel needs to be confronted with the culture of bigotry at that school and helped to recognise it and acknowledge it so they can change.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 11:48 pm
Absolutely despicable!!!

Perhaps the nurse should be subjected to a strip search!
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