5th-Graders Accused of Sex in School

Discussion in 'Homeschooling in the News' started by QueenGeek, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. QueenGeek

    QueenGeek New Member

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    I know this isn't directly related to homeschooling, but it does provide good reason for some to choose homeschooling over public school...

    This is all over the news here, and I'm sure some of you have heard about this incident.

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=316&sid=1106079

    I cannot believe this is due JUST to the students being left alone in the classroom for 15 minutes. This stems from a lack of proper parenting and our liberal culture's fault for teaching that sexual activity is simply another recreational activity. Yes, I know this is not a frequent occurrance, but .... one good reason for homeschooling is to keep your kids away from the other kids who are not being properly parented. This is just more proof of that fact.

    There is a question at the bottom of the article about what punishment the children will receive. That is a concern, but what of the other children in the room who witnessed this? I would be livid had my child been there. I wonder if there will be any lawsuits?
     
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  3. Lee

    Lee New Member

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    I had not heard of that until now. That just makes me sick! My ds is in 5th grade and I can't imagine him even being in the classroom. Wow, that is very sad.
     
  4. Hippychick

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    My husband told me about this and it broke my heart. My son is that age and I cannot even imagine him being subjected to something like this. What is happening in America. This is the evidence of God being pulled out of education. We need to pray for our kids and these children.
    Blessings
     
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    I just read this to my husband and he said that is just ONE reason we homeschool.
     
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    OHH my gosh!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have a 5th grader, too...just can't imagine!!
     
  9. QueenGeek

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    Aurie, IMHO, you definitely made the right decision.

    Apparently this is NOT the first incident of this type. The same thing happened in Indiana:
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=77513

    and in Williamsburg, Va.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/features/students070899.htm

    And to make matters worse, the administrators of these schools do not seem to be outraged and certainly do not seem to have the best interest of the children in mind. The school district attorney in Indiana had this to say:

    "So they may have witnessed this -- while this is an activity you certainly don't see in a school and it's something that would be certainly unusual -- I don't feel -- I don't know where it posed any immediate danger to those children who saw it."

    Huh?

    At least the staff in the Williamsburg incident intervened.
     
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    My daughter is a 5th grader. It seems like every week here in Houston there is somthing on the news about horrible things going on in the public schools.
     
  11. JenniferErix

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    Question:

    When a child says or does something overtly sexual, eyebrows are raised and sometimes comments are made that perhaps Child Protective Services should investigate, because "The kids are getting it from SOMEWHERE"

    Translation: Possible molestation or otherwise, so let's prod the parents....

    Why are these children's home lives not being investigated???????
     
  12. QueenGeek

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    I don't think they are necessarily being molested at home. I think they are learning it from 1. TV, movies, and popular song lyrics, 2. video games, 3. older siblings, 4. peers, and 5. possibly the Internet. Apparently many parents are not monitoring/filtering what their children watch, listen to, and say, and who they hang out with. I was aghast when my son told me what some of the other kids had been watching. And it's both sex and violence, plus a good dose of "adults are stupid and are only trying to prevent you from having fun so you should sneak around them and not do what they say". Many kids were playing games like Grand Theft Auto. And I know of almost no parents who permit Internet use that monitor that use and restrict access using something like Net Nanny, as if they believe their children have come with a self-filter system. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. I think these children are mimicking what they have seen in an attempt to be popular. Peer pressure is and has always been very strong at this age. And after a good dose of all this, why are parents surprised when their children act like they've been raised in a barn?
     
  13. Jackie

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    Absolutely, QG!!! We've tried filters, but can't find one that will allow ME access to what I need for school. One cuts out ALL pictures from Google Images, so I can't search for what we're doing in science or history. (You know how dangerous an Archimedes Screw can be, lol!) Rachael is now in the Youth Group, and there's a nice "core group" of about 4 or 5 kids. But they live way across town. I know the parents of two of these kids, but I wouldn't want her at their places unless our youth pastor was there, too! The parents are wonderful people, but..... One is totally clueless, and the other has so much going on (health issues, mostly).
     
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    I feel sorry for those children. Where do they get this stuff? I mean, I know what kind of influences they have showing that this is ok. But, c'mon at 11, 12, and 13! I don't know what is happening to our youth today.

    Every time I read these stories and I feel scared about our future. What will be "acceptable" in 5 years, or 10?

    Who will be our leaders?

    I am so happy I have my DKs with me.
     
  15. KrisRV

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    well ladies, this stuff happen years and years ago we just never heard about it, because there were no tv, newspaper and the school were small... But, if you all check way back you will see alot of children were married at the age of 13..
    Yes, it is scarey I am so glad my dg are with me too...
     
  16. JenniferErix

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    I failed at mentioning that I was being saarcastic.
    Sorry....

    I meant to say that people are so quick to assume that if a child says or does something sexual that "It must be because someone touched them!"

    At least, that's what it is like around here.

    And I hate that assumption.
    I know it is mostly enviroment, and not directly related to physical experience. But people around here are just crazy sure that all kids are sexually molested at some time, and they drive us crazy! We have to watch everything we do with our kids and it sucks having to think that way all the time.

    Even my friend's daughter was accused of being sexualy molested, because she was sexually active at 16... she even said, NO, I was not. But people around here won't believe it. Apparently, in their minds, EVERYONE is somehow molested at SOME time.... uuugghhh!

    So, I was being sarcastic that it was strange that these people did not hop on that same bandwagon.
    That's all.


     
  17. QueenGeek

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    I think (and thought) you have a good point Jen. I think there's a lot of truth there. I was just saying that I don't think that's what's going on. :)
     
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    Oh!
    Gotch'a!
    (Smacks self on head.)
    Having a blonde day/
     
  19. mommix3

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    wow!! This is so sad!! I feel sorry for both the kids that did this and also the ones who were basically forced to watch. Society puts too much emphasis on sex and that it's just part of life. Yes, It is part of life but MARRIED life. There's not enough emphasis on the MARRIED part!!! We have got to do something to stop this!! Our kids minds are being poisoned. I am very careful about what my kids watch and hear and even who they hang out with. But some of those commercials aren't too good either. :(

    We use firefly for the kids internet and so far it's been good. And it's free. I guess it's just going to be up to us to drill it in our kids heads that sex is not just something everyone should be doing. It's something special that God gave to a husband and wife to share.

    Angela
     
  20. Jackie

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    There was a bus driver in Columbus arrested today for sex with a student. They didn't make any comment about the age of the student. And I know it doesn't matter, in that he was old enough to know better. But at the same time, I also know that some of the older teens can really come on to a person. And to me, that's different from some younger person that he seduced.
     
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    Sick. I hear this kind of thing on the news all the time.
     

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