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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bullying Incident Being Investigated

Bullying Incident Being Investigated

Smethport Police are investigating an act of bulling at Smethport High School. McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn says several witnesses are being interviewed and the investigation is on going. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

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Anonymous said...

Isn't this something the parents should be working out??...I mean...that's what my parents did.

Anonymous said...

really 1:51? Most parents don't care what their children are doing any more. Have you tried working in a school lately? Children are rude, disrepectful and really don't give a crap about anything or anyone. They also think they are above the law.

Children are dying because of bullying going to far. Society is so far beyond a little pat on the back or a conversation to work things out.

Anonymous said...

Bullying? Sounded a lot more serious that.

Anonymous said...

It all starts at home. Kids do what they are taught at home. I have a freind that is a school teacher she is challenged every day by the kids because the parents tell them they don't have to listen to the teachers. No respect at home means no respect at all!

Didn't Hurt Us said...

Hands braced against a door and few raps on the butt with a paddle would stop a lot of this nonsense.
When I was in school it was over the barrel and a rap with a hose full of chalk. When your ma or pop would get you again with a switch or the belt. Back than there was wide respect for the teachers and fellow students. Bring it back and tell the COURTS to go fly a KITE.

Anonymous said...

"Society is so far beyond a little pat on the back or a conversation to work things out."

It doesn't have to be this way.

Anonymous said...

This goes way beyond bullying. Let's just say that after the offender is arrested he will be will be considered a sex offender. It was terrible what he did and he needs to be locked up. He is way out of control and obviously the parents don't know how to parent.

Anonymous said...

This school tries to sweep everything under the rug. My granddaughter had her breast grabbed by a boy in the hall. She reported it to the principal and the boy was given a lecture. Nothing more. The administration does nothing to these kids that are being bullies.

Anonymous said...

I hope he goes to prison and they let bruno take the knot out of it and show him what its like!!

Anonymous said...

Sexual assaults are now being called a case of bullying? There are kids bullied horribly there and NOTHING is ever done. This is a sexual assault case in which the school has found it unnecessary to inform any parents that there is a predator among our children in the one place they are supposed to be safe! This school district is a disgrace!!

Anonymous said...

Well said 7:58...don't hide it let the people know what's going on...school should be a safe place for our children.

Anonymous said...

Amen 7:58!!!!! If that kid goes back to school after his "suspension" all hell will break loose. My kids won't be there! Who's protecting our kids?

Anonymous said...

Schools won't tell the public about all the drugs, violence, bullying, etc because it will give the school a bad rep and DECREASE their special funding.

In other words, MONEY is MORE valuable then your kids.

Anonymous said...

Its so sickening to know that our school wants to hide this and acting like this is bullying ......I don't think so the person who did this walks free really....its sad to say but how can anyone feel safe dropping their children off at school after all this when nothing is really being done but hiding what really happened....

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS PEOPLE....BULLYING WHICH IS TERRIBLE BUT THIS IS NOT BULLYING THIS IS SEXUAL ASSULT PERIOD!!!! SMETHPORT AREA HIGH SCHOOL WANTS TO HIDE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED...THAT THER IS A CHILD MOLESTER IN OUR SCHOOL WHO HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS AND HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT DURING SCHOOL HOURS AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES...WHERE MAY I ASK ARE THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATION OF SMETHPORT AREA HIGH SCHOOL???? THEY ARE BUSY WORRYING ABOUT THE PETTY STUFF LIKE THE SIMPLE BOYISH FIGHTS WHO GET TREATED LIKE CRIMINALS BUT WE CAN LET SOMEONE MOLEST CHILDREN AND LOOK THE OTHER WAY...IT IS TIME THAT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IN SMETHPORT STAND UP FOR OUR CHILDREN AND FIGHT THE FIGHT WITH THE ENTIRE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND ADMINISTRATION!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH..WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN????? THE PRINCIPAL WANTS TO SIT BACK AND BE QUIET BECAUSE HE CANNOT STAND CONFRONATATION AND WANTS PARENTS TO THINK HE TRULY "CARES"....WELL HE DOESN'T. LETS GET TOGETHER AND SHAKE UP SMETHPORT AREA JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL SO THAT OUR CHILDREN CAN WALK THROUGH THE HALLS WITHOUT FEELING SCARED THAT THEY COULD BE SEXUALLY ASSULATED BY AN 18 YEAR OLD BOY AND GET THE EDUCATION THEY SO DESERVE!!!!

Anonymous said...

WELL WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT SMETHPORT HIGH SCHOOL IS THAT AN 18 YEAR OLD BOY SEXUALLY ASSUALLTED MANY CHILDREN, BUT HE IS AT HOME SITTING WITH HIS FAMILY AND AS OF RIGHT NOW HAS ONLY 10 DAYS OF OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION.....PATHETIC!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sexuall assualt is what it was

Anonymous said...

I am scared to go to school...when is someone going to help us studens??? we are scared...we need help from the community.

Anonymous said...

They better STOP it NOW! We just had the State Police at our home the other night to inform us that we now have a Sex Predator living next door to us & this is darn scary when there are little children living across the street from him, I thought they could not live around little children, they had to live so many miles away from them, I'm sorry folks but once a sex offender, they never change & this offender is listed on Megan's law so they better do something Now with this 18yr old before he does it again & not give him a slap on the hand, You parents need to get together & all of you's go to the school or all of you's DO NOT SEND YOUE CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHING WITH HIM!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it in the police hands now? I don't think the school has the authority to send him to jail?! What an awful situation. God bless the victims & may the monster that did this get everything he deserves.

Anonymous said...

Dont go to the scholls go to the police, the state police. The school will cover it up. I have dealt with this shit before and our school covered it up and threw others under the bus. Was not resolved until we went to the State Police.

Anonymous said...

If he is 18 yrs old how come the police were not called to have him arrested by the parent's or the school ? If the school does nothing can't the parent's press charges against this person? And can the parent's sue the school for negliance especially if this has happend before and they failed to notify the parents and protect the children . Sounds like the principal should be removed.....without pay !

Anonymous said...

i am from coudy i though north potter was bad but what happen to this school come on people a school is to be a safe place for kids DO NOT SEEN YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL TILL THAY GET THE KID if this happen in are school i would not seen are kid back

Anonymous said...

Parents and the community needs to get together and do something about this. If I lived in this school district first of all I would be at a board meeting then pulling my kids out, and you have the right to do that, they can do school on line for free through your school. What is sad I went to Smethport and this never was going on when I was in school nor was drugs. I have heard so much about Smethport that it makes me sad to think that I say I have graduated from that school. The administration ignores what they hear from parents. How sad. Parents you have a right and these are your children you need to protect them against anything stand up for them, go and get involved and see what is going on. Save A Child!!

Just Me said...

How is a sexual assault considered bullying? If some kid in school touched my daughter like that. I'd be really upset me that they consider it a bullying incident. If my daughter was still in the public school system, I'd invest in a self defense class for her and supply her with mace or pepper spray. Thank You PACyber !!

Anonymous said...

Im poster 758. I could tell you some stories about this school that would make you sick as a parent. Kids being jumped after school (5 on 1), kids being shot at with bb guns over the heads of smaller children, kids shooting drugs up in the bathroom of the school, kids being high in school (literally hallucinating during school) the biggest punishment for these incidents, 3 days in school suspension!! I want to make it clear that if this "offender" is innocent then i truely feel bad for what he is going thru. BUT, reguardless the school was WRONG in not notifying the parents that there was a potential predator among our children. We as parent werent neccessarily asking for names but a heads up that there was potentially a problem and take a closer look at your kids, have a long discussion with them etc.. Instead, we got nothing. Not even a note sent home like they do for a case of whooping cough, mono, and herpes. As to the poster who is afraid to go back to school, for whatever you reason you feel that way know that you are not alone there are many children afraid to be there and this is truely heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

By the way, there's no 'special funding' that schools get for not having problems. Crimes committed on school property and time are tracked by the state as a way of measuring the 'Adequate Yearly Progress' of each school, but there's no funding lost or gained for calling/not calling the police or getting them involved.
That being said, no principal wants to get police involved unless absolutely necessary, which it sounds like from what I'm reading and hearing, they need to be!!
Call the PA Dept of Education and report it.... that will get results faster than waiting for the school to take care of it.
By the way, when the school does hand out discipline, they are forbidden from discussing that discipline with anyone other than staff and the student's parents. They are not allowed to tell others what the punishment is or their reasons....another reason to get law enforcement involved.

Anonymous said...

The Austin school takes all the bad kids from other areas in because they make money doing it! It scares me to send my child to school anymore!

Anonymous said...

AMEN 12:01. I am a Grandmother who has grand-children in the neigborhood where the state police were at the other day. I dont understand any more how they can put a sexual predator anywhere near where there are children, and when I know for a fact that some of the children in that neighborhood have no supervision AT ALL ! Please keep our children safe from people like this guy.

Anonymous said...

The Principal of Smethport High School, Robert Miller, is a bully himself. Why has the School Board allowed Mr. Miller to get away with the things he has for 10 years? He needs to be FIRED from his job. The residents/tax payers need to call the Smethport School Board members regarding this Sexual Assault Crime and let them know that Mr. Miller has allowed this to go on for years.(Yes, he has received reports of sexual assaults and serious bullying for years and has swept these reports under the carpet). Stand up for the students and keep them safe and not scared for life!!!!

Anonymous said...

The principal is a joke. He ignores everyone who reports stuff to him. People are absolutely correct, he sweeps it under the rug. I have heard tons of complaints about the principal from lots of different people. He does not deserve his job. He is more concerned with putting on a good act than the well being of his students. The school board needs to take some major action and improve the environment our children are put in everyday. The principal is more concerned with assigning detention for every little stupid thing and ignoring the big issues. Apparently he can only maintain some control over the small issues as he is unable to deal with the big issues, as he has proven many times over. They have some good teachers, but they have a few who need to go too. They grant tenure to drug users and then claim they can't do anything to them after the fact. Some of the teachers are just as out of control as some of the students.

Anonymous said...

If this boy is 18 years old why isn't he being charged with sexual assualt and taken out of the school. Why in hell would they keep letting him get away with what he is doing .

Anonymous said...

I COMPLETELY 100% agree 12:01!!! My kid is in Grade school, but I still feel that this affects the ENTIRE school district! My kid loves going to school and I don't EVER want her to be afraid!! The School needs to stop HIDING and ADMIT the truth!! This is NOT a bullying case, but a sexual assault one... not to mention rape, since he's 18 and the victims were ALL younger!!

Anonymous said...

actually, the kids who are victimized by bullying in this school are told that if they defend themselves and hit back that they will get the same punishment as the bully. sickening isnt it?

Anonymous said...

smethport schools administration is a joke im a student at smethport area high and i have seen students be bullied, i know for a fact that one student at smethport high tryed to stop an act of bullyibg several times and NOTHING was done about it, the way the school handles the things that go on in our school is a joke, i wish that thee people that are supposed to make us feel safe would do something about this sex offender and let the community know that he has gotten away with several acts of sexuall asuallt at our school but no they wanna hide it so smethport dosent have a bad reputation, well being a student at this school i dont feel safe going to school knowing that if i was sexually assualted that NOTHING would be done about it, people in smethport need to start relizeing what really happens at our school!

Anonymous said...

Since he is 18...why is he not in prison right now?

Anonymous said...

I was told that the teachers are not allowed to know who the predators are or when their is a contagious disease being spread. They receive the same letters and information that us parents do when our children bring the papers home from school. 9:09 ur statement terrifies me, im at a loss for words.

Anonymous said...

he is not in prison because they dont have enough evidence to put him there. apparently its a case of he said he said right now. he was only given a 10 day suspension and will be able to come back to school on the 18th i believe. you add this on to the bullying and the drug use in that school and it leaves you wondering how this school is even still open!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the senior who stood up for the right thing and turned this preditor in to administration and also made it clear that they had best do something about this NOW

Anonymous said...

If he is 18 why not post his name?

Anonymous said...

It is a fact that smethport teachers are seen on a daily downtown during school hours grocery shopping christmas shopping and cashing checks at the bank.I would think during employment hours that you wouldn't be leaving the school for such matters.Instead maybe a good idea to be monitoring the halls bathrooms etc.

Anonymous said...

Wow Penn State in Smethport!!!! I hope those that cover things up receive the same punishment as those from Penn State. It is a shame that this is happening but it is a crime that it is being labeled as bulling. Someone needs to protect our kids and get this school on track as a safe place. Come on parents bring it on and let them know that we are not going to stand for this. It is our job to protect our kids!!!!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I would never peak his name unless proven guilty. 18 is still young. What if it was your child? What a horrific situation for everyone.

Teachers get lunch breaks just like everyone else, so it is very possible they are using their breaks to run personal errands. Its called time management.

However, this does not excuse elementary teachers who are drug users who have showed up at after school events on school property under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

I am aware of a student who does not use his/her assigned locker due to witnessing drug/money exchanges on school property at the locker during school hours. So instead, this student carries all of their belongings from class to class.

There are some students who seem to run the school instead of teachers. And, the bad teachers allow it. They actually protect certain students and ignore things they see.

Anonymous said...

boycott the school

Anonymous said...

Please..if a crime has been committed could we wait for the police report.....rumors are dangerous for all the victims... having said that if you as a parent feel your children are at risk demand an emergency meeting of the school board with the state police in attendance. You are the stockholders in all government transactions and should be treated accordingly....ps.. don't hesitate if your children are at risk.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is the time to be slamming teachers. I am not a teacher just if your wondering. The issue at hand is not what they are doing on their lunch break. We need to keep this on track of what is going on and be sure the facts come out (the true facts) of this incidence so we are sure are kids are safe and no further things happen. I agree a parent meeting should be mandatory and we have a right to it.

Anonymous said...

The School should be honest instead of calling it bulling, say we have a sexual predator in our school...I have 3 children who go to smethport school and I hate everyday I drop them off there. My son has had detention for saying something funny and all the kids laughing about it. My daughter is in elementary in the 6th grade and she goes threw hell with these kids. Parents dont care what there kids do. I have called the principal for 3 years now on what my daughter goes threw with the bulling and nothing is ever done. So when you call the police they say the school has to take care of it cause it happen in school so the police dont really want involved either. So where do you go when the cops wont help either. I worry everyday about my daughter and what she goes threw and how she says she wish's she was dead and how she says other things about herself all because of mean girls and boys in school. I graduated from smethport school and it was never like this when I was in school/. What is wrong with society these days. Parents just dont care and I agree with all these post Mr. Miller needs to be fired cause he doesnt do anything about the situations that need to be handled he sits in the office and jokes with the ladys. I wish thats i had to do everyday is laugh and tell jokes and when you do call it takes him days to call you back. How can he be so busy when he is never doing anything everytime I go there and I walk in that school at least 1 time a day....someone needs to set up a meeting for all parents and lets get something done with smethport school district and keep these kids safe

Anonymous said...

This is about the teachers, principal, and school administration!! They are to be at the school not only teaching but protecting our children. I totally agree that the bathrooms and halls need to be monitored. This is a very sad situation and everyone commenting is right that WE ALL need to get involved not only for the sake of the families affected by this horrific crime but also for our own children. Stop and think WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD??? We need to get SMETHPORT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT back on track. It is time the whole picture is looked at. Not only this awful situation but every single thing that goes on at that school.

Anonymous said...

I was a student over 15 yrs ago and there were issues then with bullying and the teachers would tell you to suck it up because the kids picking on you were popular and there was no way they would do anything about it....now this is not bullying this a life altering change is these kids lives....come on step up and protect these kids!!!! YOU SIGNED UP FOR THIS JOB...NOW HOLD UP YOUR END!

irkthomas said...

Not sure what happened, but I think if people are going to leave comments that they stand behind, they shouldn't be afraid to use their names. I also have questions with school policies, but since nothing has been publicly released, I am not willing to leave my opinion. Oh, yea, this is Kristi Thomas.

Anonymous said...

You all are right ...something needs to be done with this situation...this is nothing to mess around about..And again u are right Mr. Miller needs to be fired as I have had personal experience with him....U can call him and he does nothing about the situation..if he doesnt want to do his job then why is he still there...Smethport school is not like it was when I was in school.. kids are out of control...I hate the fact that i have to send my children back there but if they dont go then u get a fine for not sending them but it is ok to let sexually abuse go on...It just makes me totally sick to my stomach how kids are these days and it is all on how they was raised...WE AS CARING PAENTS NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE...IF THERE IS GOING TO BE A MEETING BE SURE TO POST IT SO WE ALL CAN ATTEND

Anonymous said...

I agree with the commet made cocerning teachers being in downtown Smethport and this is not always during lunch it is often mid morning and mid afternoon.Yes we all get a lunch break at our place of work but can't believe most employers allow you to do personal errands during hours when you are receiving a pay check to do a job.Yes if they have free time they should be monitoring halls brs etc.

Anonymous said...

let the police handle it...you adults are worse than most of the kids and make it impossible for anyone to do their job!! i totally disagree with you adults posting shit!!! now you are bringing teachers into this!? what they do on THEIR lunch hour is there business not yours...how about if we tell you how you should take your lunch...you people blow my mind...keep to your point and mind your own freakin business...my kids go to school in smethport and i and they are proud of it...so take a look in the mirror and you better hire yourself a lawyer cuz if i was mr miller or anyone in the school district i would be slapping a lawsuit on your ass! btw...call up espn news cuz then that way you will have covered all networks!

Anonymous said...

8:51 your brave...

Anonymous said...

i totally agree with what everyone is saying about bullying i was recently n school before i graduted years ago and the bullying was horrible and guys touching otherds was horrible but if u got kissn a bf or something u got in more trouble thn if a guy went by and slapped your ass this school is a joke and its out of control and yes the drugs rumors are very true sme one could be passing pil and not be watched but if u get caught reading a note u get 5 days iss this school is horrible

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to make the comment that teachers do have a life and not all of them have lunch breaks at the same time. I find it hard to believe that most people would spend their only free time doing extra work at their job. I think it is horrible what happened at this school and my heart goes out to the families of the victims, but let us not blame the teachers. If sexual assault is what happened, this 18 year old would have found a way to do it regardless. Eyes of the teachers and administrators cannot be on every student at every minute of every day.

Anonymous said...

Before we post anything else can we please make sure we look like intelligent individuals with proper spelling and grammar? When you are making simple mistakes you look pathetic and therefore I cannot take you seriously. On second thought, lets just stay out of it. Allow the victims to put it in the past, the police to handle the situation and quit trying to blame people who are not to blame. You obviously do not or have not gone to school there so you do not know what goes on in the school.

Anonymous said...

IF the schools & teachers KNOW that this (bullying and whatever) has and is occuring, what are they waiting for? REMEMBER the tragic things that have happened at other schools, colleges and even work places. I hate to say it, but does it have to take the loss of lives for the school to wake up?

Anonymous said...

you adults/parents have made it the way it is. anytime there was an issue you would call/run to the school and bitch about your child getting punished and you make sure they dont get punished. now when the school is trying to do something you're bitching about that and bitching about the police! so what do you want?? is there anything or anyone that can make you happy??! you have opened so many doors to make this worse for our children!!! did you think about that!!! im pissed that you people feel the need to act this way and feel that its necessary to involve the world!! did you ever stop and think about the other victims and their families!??

Anonymous said...

As far as leaving comments anonymously, have you thought maybe it is being done that way by most in order to discuss the issue at hand, without subjecting our own kids to additional bullying due to their parents opinions.

And, get a lawyer? Really? Its called freedom of speech. Its a blog. If you do not like what you are reading, stop reading the posts. That kind of attitude has contributed to where society is at as well, sue happy. Lawsuits cost tons of money and clog up the court systems. Society should wake up and stop clogging up the judicial system with nonsense lawsuits and focus on more important issues.

I do agree with the comments regarding
posting intelligently. It is very annoying to try to read a post full of misspellings and grammatical errors.

Regarding lunch breaks - some employers allow their employees to leave the premises during their breaks, some don't. Personally, I work in a different town but yes I am alowed to do whatever/go wherever I want on my break as long as I do not return to work under the influence. What do I spend my time doing - personal errands such as banking, post office, store, etc.

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Smethport, but moved to a neighboring town due to all the gossip, rumor-mongering, and just plain lies that the townsfolk looked on as entertainment. See things haven't changed. First of all, where in the world did any of you people get the idea that any of the adult in the school KNEW that this boy was harassing other students? NO ONE knew, except the boy and his victims, and as soon as it became known, the police were called and the bully was removed from school grounds. The school can't do any more at this point. It is up to law enforcement. But that's okay...carry on with your gossip. It's much more exciting than the truth. My niece is a senior at the school, and she is shocked that this happened. She had no idea, nor did any of her classmates.

Anonymous said...

oh wah wah

Anonymous said...

well freedom of speech has gotten out of hand!!! and i will comment on this blog because it also involves my children and i dont appreciate all the stupid people feeling the need to announce this at this moment!!! let the police work this out and then you can have your freedom of speech!! a lawyer...well how would you like it if your name was posted everywhere...people started this so you better be ready for what comes your way and if you dont like what im posting then dont read it!

Anonymous said...

for those of you complaining about teachers being seen around town, teachers not only have a lunch break but most have a prep period as well, if they have their planning done and grades up to par then they have the right to leave the school, maybe they are out getting supplies to do an experiment with their class? get over it! they have a right to leave the school if they are on break

Anonymous said...

I will say that I am ashamed today to even say I graduated from Smethport. I didn't realize how bad things had gotten. I graduated a little over 15 years ago and we had issues then but not anywhere near as bad. It's always been about your last name and how much money your parents had. Teachers pets got away with everything as did the football players and cheerleaders. If you were a cheerleader or teachers pet you could wear whatever you pleased. Dress code didn't apply to you, but anyone else and they were called into the office and made to change clothes. It used to be if you did something wrong you got a paddle to your backside. But heaven forbid in today's world that a child get slapped for anything. Today parents want to just be the cool parent who is their child's friend instead of being the parent the child knows he should respect.

Anonymous said...

To anyone wishing to attend a school board meeting - 1st off - and I am not trying to sound mean but I have attended plenty - usually there is myself and one or two other parents - no one ever shows to these - if you truly care about what happens at our school than SHOW UP TO SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS - not just now when something is array - show up to EACH and every one! Or do not b*tch about them :)
Here is the information - which has been the same for as many years as I can remember - tomorrow night is the meeting for Jan. so SHOW UP OR SHUT UP :)
The Board of Education meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for a Work Session and the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for a Board Meeting. Meeting place is the Elementary School Large Group Instruction Room.

The following will be the Work Session and Board Meeting dates unless otherwise posted.



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WORK SESSIONS

2011

January 5 (Wednesday), February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July (as needed), August 1, September 6 (Tuesday), October 3, and November 7



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BOARD MEETINGS

2011

January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 15 (Wednesday), July (as needed), August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 5 - REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Anonymous said...

4:40 with the niece - don't ASSUME yourself! THERE IS SENIORS THAT KNEW HE WAS A *BULLY* BEFORE AND THE SCHOOL AND TEACHERS KNEW SINCE 3RD GRADE - SOMETHING SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BACK THEN!!! MAYBE IT WOULDN'T HAVE LED THIS FAR!!!

Anonymous said...

well said 6:28!

Anonymous said...

11:59 - about the teachers not being told - FALSE - they were told they were also told that *it was blown out of porportion and not to believe the rumors* - - - I was told that *BY A TEACHER* that had to attend their meeting about this.

Anonymous said...

for those parents who work nites and only have the opportunity to discuss situations with the principal and unfortunatly not attend meetings what are we to do? personally i cant afford to miss work period. i dont get vacation, sick or personal days. as for not signing our names at the end of our statements..my children are bullied enough as is i do not intend to make it worse for them by stating our family name.

Anonymous said...

8:26 - KUDOS to you for attending every meeting. With that being said, these are public meetings and people can choose or not choose to show up, as they see fit. I will slap myself on the wrist for not being as good as you.

And, although you provided the schedule of meetings (thank you), your post appears as though you are attempting to discourage people from showing up. One would think you would be encouraging additional participation due to the seriousness of the issues at hand - UNITY!!!

And, yes - some teachers and the principal have been very aware of the bullying going on not only by this student but other students as well.

I do not feel this is the time to teacher bash. My children have had lots of good experiences with teachers who truly care. But, as with any profession, the few bad ones overshadow the good ones and their efforts.

And for real, some people are actually concerning themselves with what teachers are doing on their lunch breaks? There is definitely more serious issues going on here than that.

Anonymous said...

10:16 - good point. Parent who work 2nd shift should be pissed by the comments made by 8:26 who has obviously been blessed with a day job.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the first comment made about teachers being seen downtown made reference to during lunch hours.Teachers are seen downtown various times of day but possibly they are getting something that is needed for school.I took the comment as if they have free time between classes especially after this has been brought to light montering areas of the school would be a positive thing.

Anonymous said...

not sure if you are aware, but this is 2012 not 2011

Anonymous said...

I see nothing wrong with teachers using their breaks to run errands, and sadly a few bad teachers have ruined it for the others. Sadly too though the teachers hands are also tied in what they can do. Parents are so quick today to sue over the least little thing. If they knew this person (I will not say child because he is anything but a child) was bullying since third grade and have done nothing to stop it, then they should be punished also. Now if it is proven he did molest these kids then he needs to be punished for it. But until the investigation proves otherwise we shouldn't say he has. It defiantly sounds like many things are being swept under the rug at the school and that too needs to be investigated. Our kids deserve a safe environment where they can grow and learn.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is 2012 - the above was copied from the school website -
here is JUST The first part as some might read more into it like you did - now go get your own calendar little one and find the dates for 2012. Thank you.


The Board of Education meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for a Work Session and the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for a Board Meeting. Meeting place is the Elementary School Large Group Instruction Room.

Anonymous said...

10:48 what was your comment in reference to this is 2012 not 2011

Anonymous said...

This month the work session was moved to today, the 9th due to the New Year. The regular open school board meeting is next Monday, the 16th at 7:30pm.

Anonymous said...

and I will clarify that a little further - this means that there is a BOARD MEETING ON JAN. 10 - THAT IS TOMORROW :)

Anonymous said...

11:34 - are you a school board memmber? Am assuming you are since you know when it is. Was everyone notified via newspaper?

Anonymous said...

so the next board meeting for people to come will be on Martin Luther King day?????

Anonymous said...

Call the High School - according to the High School - TONIGHT, MONDAY - is the regular board meeting.

Anonymous said...

Board Meeting is definitely tonight at 7:30 in the Elementary School LGI Room.

So, I hope 11:34 is NOT a school board member because if so, he/she does not realize that they have a meeting to attend tonight.

Anonymous said...

or just saying that to get everyone NOT TO COME - remember folks let us wipe this under the rug!!!

Anonymous said...

When your child comes home from school crying because their friend was "attacked" in school and the Administration says it is just bullying--SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. I understand the rights of the accused but the other students also have a right to be protected. As parents, we all need to be aware of what is going on in our kids lives everyday, not just when there is an issue. My heart goes out to all the families involved, including the parents of the accused. Stop and put yourself in their shoes. It is a horrible situation for all of them. All parents from SAHS need to attend the school board meeting tonight to let them know of our concerns in an adult manner and let them know that we EXPECT changes to be made in the school district. This cannot continue to go on.

Anonymous said...

I have to honestly say the poster above about the grade school incidents from the accuser - I know exactly what you are talking about as my son was bullied years ago by this boy. I DID go to the school - I don't recall them saying there were any others at that time - but apparently there were. My son didn't want it to go around to everyone what had happened because of the torment from the other kids - when this happened YEARS ago - they did punish him, than a teacher had to attend the restroom with this boy EVERY time he went to the restroom. After grade school, apparently this didn't follow him to high school. I feel so sorry for the boys this happened to. I can't understand myself why the school, or the board hides things. I KNOW that they found something in the drug bust, but the paper showed otherwise. That boy is now doing cyber school. I honestly hope that something is done here and that SAHS will take bullying and truly do something about it. Children should not be afraid to attend school - this should not be the end.......this is not the only insident.

Anonymous said...

Smethport is NOT the only school to have registered sex offenders amoung their students! But shhhhh - we can't talk about it, these people have rights! Rights my foot! My child has rights, the right to not have to go to school and have a sex offender sitting right next to her in class.

Anonymous said...

"The School District will respect the confidentiality of the
complainant and the individual(s) against whom the complaint
is filed as much as possible, consistent with the School
District’s legal obligations and the necessity to investigate
allegations of harassment and take disciplinary action when
the conduct has occurred."
This came directly out of the handbook students and parents received. So do not attack the school for "covering it up". They are respecting their own policy as well as the victims.
Smethport is not the only school that has bullying. Do not call this a horrible school for this one incident. I recently graduated from there and it was an amazing school. I attended bradford for 8 years and bullying there was far more worse. It not the teachers, miller, or administrations fault this happened so stop blaming them. They take many steps in preventing this such as hall passes and cameras in halls.

Anonymous said...

I am sure this 18 year old boy is going to be dealt with by law inforcement if they can find enough evidence that he did this. I have a child in SAHS as well and I can tell you he is NOT afraid to go to school. He knows if something happens to come to me and it will be dealt with.
I do NOT think SOME of you are setting a very good example for our children by bickering and fighting over this issue. NOW is the time to show our children we are UNITED and this will be dealt with!
I for one do NOT have an opiinion on the matter of what should happen to this kid because I do NOT have all the facts. Can you truly make an assumption (atleast an educated one) without knowing the facts?
As for the teacher's being seen around town during school hours.... people grow up! They are entitled to do whatever they need to on their breaks! I don't see where the teacher's of SAHS being seen in town has anything to do with this issue!
Go to school board meeting's when you can and if you can't then go to the school board member's. There are ways to deal with this in a grown up manner!
It shouldn't take something like this to make parent's want to talk to their kids about what is going on in their lives. That is something you should be doing on a daily basis... I know I do! I know what is going on with my kid and the things he see's going on at school. I didn't wait for something bad to happen to talk to him because by then it could have been too late for him..... Talk to your kids now!! You do not need the school to tell you to talk to them. Take responsibility now... don't wait!!

Anonymous said...

I talked to a teacher at the school, and he said that none of the staff knew anything prior to the meeting. The principal simply told them that there was an investigation going on, and not to get into all the gossip and rumors- to let the police do their jobs. I think that's good advice for everyone. If there was a crime committed, then it's up to the law enforcement and the courts to decide what's to be done. Being a bully is not in itself a crime. It's just a rotten character flaw. The reason the article in the Era was so vague was because there is an investigation going on. All these rumors may taint it, and then the truth will never come out, and the victims may not see justice. People jut need to shut up and let the police do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

REALLY....If the police allow these rumors to taint their investigation, then they are not doing their job porperly by hearing both sides of the story!!!! If the police are not doing their job there are other outlets out there to bring attention to this case...Channel 2, 4, 7.....it is simple and justice needs to be served for this horrific injustice!

Anonymous said...

thank you 5:22...5:24 and 5:36...well said!!!

Anonymous said...

To 5:24 I really doubt that the parents or victims involved in this matter need for you to tell them how to parent their children. I happen to know them and they are good people with open communication on a daily basis.It is a proven fact that kids that are exposed to sexual abuse most often blame themselfs and find it degrading and are most often scared to let someone know!!! Just wonder since your such a perfect parent how you would be dealing with this if it were your child!!!

Anonymous said...

love you 6:25!! and the police ARE DOING everything possible...really...you make stupid comments!!!

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to me how people can throw blame around! This is a terrible situation for all the people involved. Now is not the time to point fingers it is time to unite and help all the children recover from this. They need comfort and someone to talk to, not all the adults bickering. Parents can complain and blame many things on teachers but raising a child is a team effort. If your child is having issues talk to the teacher, then the principal, and if that doesn't work contact the school board. No school is perfect, and all teachers can't be judged but the bad ones. If the teachers don't know they can't help the situation. It is easy to criticize the teachers but most of the discipline problems at school are from the lack of discipline at home. The school can no long doing anything with this student because it is now a police issue. So talk to your child about what has happened and help them and keep the people involved in your prayers.

Anonymous said...

Wow what happened to being innocent until being proven guilty? What will people do next form lynch mobs and hang the accused from the nearest tree?

Anonymous said...

wow im at a loss for words when it comes down too the schhol board meeting at smethport tonight!! you have major issues going on n parents that want answers n u cant even discuss it.. we as parents have the right to discuss the bullying situations that affect our children n the punishments. instead what do we get when we talk to the person in charge but an answer of the punishment he gives out is what he see's as a correct punishment!!!! really if this was the case then why is it still going on n getting worse instead of better? the answer is that we need to replace some of the board members n principal n get someone in there that will get the job done by handing out stricter punishments not some 3 day 'INS' thats a joke to everyone!!! another thing this zero tolerance the school has is a joke,if it was a zero tolerance this crap wouldnt be going on period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I probably shouldnt be saying anything because really its nobodys business.. but nobody above has any right to talk about this situation i am a student at smethport and i can say with full honesty that im not afraid to go to school.. the teachers have talked to us in every class about the issue and nobody knows for sure what went on except the people who are directly involoved.. and they arent allowed saying anything because it is all going through an investigation.. It is all confidential now.. and people are going to talk its not all true what you hear.. as a student as smethport i still dont know what went on but it hurts the people who know what happened to even bring up the subject so we try not to talk about it.. i feel it is a big issue too! but nobody knew about it or something would have been done earlier.. So what im trying to get at is before you go posting things about the situation just think who you are going to be hurting.. not the teachers, not the school, not the principle.. you are going to be hurting the families and the people who are really involved.. the boy who started all of this is no longer allowed in our school.. our principle did tell some of the students that he will not be back.. so this wont end anytime soon but it is best for the sake of the people that are involved to stop talking about what you think is true and what you have heard..

i feel safe at school, i am a freshmen girl.

Anonymous said...

so how many showed up at the school board meeting??? hmm....... all talk no action!

Anonymous said...

well 1005 i was there n its funny we came there to talk bout the bullying situation n what was that o thats right that wont be discussed!!!!!!!!!!!! n as a parent i have the right to know of any potental harm my kids r in at school!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well first of all the school wouldnt even discuss bullying at all. There was alot of talk from the school but they werent interested in discussing this topic. Hard to take action with a school that wont listen!

Anonymous said...

thats absolutely correct 1044 guess we were at the wrong meeting or maybe 1005 cant READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

to the freshman girl - all i can say is i am sure you do feel safe - i go to the same school you do - your 9th grade class is full of so many bully kids it isn't even funny. i see the clicks and don't even go there - you might feel safe but i bet there are more that dont feel safe than do. you mention you are not talking about it and no one should - than you say how the teachers talk to you about it - which is it? or are you also one of them girls that are in the click that only needs others when your click has issues?

Anonymous said...

Well if the school won't talk about it go to someone who will ....the media! WGRZ will listen!

Anonymous said...

To those that attended the school board meeting tonight - thank you! I was not able to attend but would have liked to. I am curious as to whether or not this was the work session or the regular open school board meeting? According to 11:34 above the regular open school board meeting is next Monday, the 16th at 7:30pm? Just wasn't sure as I did check the school website and noticed nothing has been updated since they quit paying them to update it.

Anonymous said...

1105 i was there n was told this was the actual board meeting but as u can c by what has been posted that they r not willing to answer or even talk bout bullying period!!!!! n for us parents that truely care bout our childrens safety that is not gonna be tolerated!!!

Anonymous said...

i was informed that this was the open school board meeting.

Anonymous said...

to the young girl who said she feels completely safe: i am glad that you do, but there are so many others who obviously dont. i cant help but also wonder if you are one of the very popular ones who really have nothing to worry about because you are part of the in crowd/teachers pet. those that are not are the ones that are bullied, picked on, and made to feel so uncomfortable that they are afraid to go to school. i too went to SAHS and i can tell you that not all of my time there was a fun experience. i was picked on because my clothes did not meet the standards of the popular group and because i was not the perfect size or shape as all of the other ones. it was a rough few years. can i honestly say i have a lot of fond memories of my time there? no. i don't have a lot. a few maybe but not many. the issues at hand should be discussed with parents. you all want the issue to not be discussed until more information is obtained, but maybe if some information was given out, then maybe there wouldn't be so many so called rumors. if you want respect then you have to give respect. if this child was known to be a bully since 3rd grade, then believe me something should have been done a long time ago. how many kids have suffered at his hands and will continue to suffer their whole lives. what is it going to take to get these teachers, board memebers, principal and so forth to understand that there is a serious problem at this school and others. why does it take a child taking his own life or the lives of others to get something done? i will never understand that.

Anonymous said...

did you ever think maybe the meeting couldn't answer your questions because they dont have the answers yet? they dont want to give you wrong answers. holy crap, lay off

Anonymous said...

To 10:05: I attended the meeting last night. You on the other hand apparently did not. If you had, you would not have made your comment because those of us that were there are aware that a few extra chairs had to be brought into the room as a few people were standing due to no seats. So, it is obvious that your intention on here is not to help resolve issues, but taunt.

The meeting was their regular board meeting. People can call the superintendent's office to obtain the schedule for future meeting dates if you are truly interested in attending.

The school is unable to provide details due to confidentiality of all involved. That is not to say we as parents can't voice our concerns, ask GENERAL questions, and request clarification as to discipline policies and procedures - AGAIN, IN GENERAL TERMS.

So, I think the best thing to do would be to continue attending the meetings, show unity and support for the victims and to send a message to the school district that us as parents have no intention of backing off until there is a resolution.

We should all sign up to speak at the next meeting, even if we all repeat the same thing - at least the board hears us and our concerns. Don't be discouraged if you do not get the response that you expect. It DOES NOT mean they are not listening. It DOES NOT mean they are not interested in hearing what we have to say. But, remember - do not speak names - which is not allowed and will most likely get you shut off. Speak in general terms and demand that us as parents see changes.

To those of you who are posting that they are unwilling to discuss bullying. I never heard anyone ask a question about bullying. Next time, ask them how complaints of bullying are handled. Ask them what steps they have in place to handle those types of situations. Ask them what resources are available to our students in such situations.

Be proactive - us parents should all accept the responsibilty of learning the policies and procedures of the District and making sure they are being followed accordingly in order to protect our children.

Most importantly - talk to your kids. Leave that line of communication open.

Anonymous said...

we dont have any answers for you yet wouldve been a far better approach than we will not discuss it at all. but, i find it hard to believe that the school knows absolutely nothing about any of the bullying that happens.

Anonymous said...

thank you 12:27!

Anonymous said...

well the sad part is that if what is being rumored to have happened really happened then I hope that proper charges are brought against the kid, and he serves the time of his life. The sickening thing is if it was reported and nothing done and a student had to stand up and state what happened then miller should be tossed out on his butt.

Anonymous said...

miller doesn't have anything to do with this kid going to jail or not. he's not a cop. so quit talking about how poor the smethport school is because it's not their fault this kid was crazy

Anonymous said...

I am also a freshman girl. I am not "popular" and I have been picked on before, but who hasn't? That's just part of high school. I am not afraid to come to school, and neither are any of my friends, or classmates. There is no reason to be afraid because he is not attending school right now. When you say theres a molester "walking among us, you're wrong". Everyone is perfectly safe in our school.

Miller has done all that he is legally capible of doing. Someone reported the situation to him, and he reported the police. That's all he can do. So Miller does not deserve to be fired over this. The superintendant was the one who gave information for the newspaper article, not Miller.

Smethport is not the only school to have a registered sex offender. So please don't say that our school is horrible and a disgrace, because it is probably one of the best in the county. One kid does not make our school.

Anonymous said...

The senior who reported this received a phone call from a victim one week ago today in the evening sobbing re: the incident which had been happening for a long time.The senior reported the conversation to Mr. Miller the next morning and immediate action was taken.I'm not sure Mr. Miller was aware of anything concerning this matter until last Tuesday morning when it was reported.

Anonymous said...

3:53 - - last tuesday morning? thought it was reported via phone call tuesday night?

also - heard he walked in on him - hmmm not made a phone call

Anonymous said...

For those of you who are not afraid I am very glad to hear that. But, this also tells me that you havent faced weeks, months and years of physical assault like my child has and so many others. As for blaming Mr. Miller; when his response is 3 days inschool suspension is enough of a punishment for my child being jumped I completly disagree. That punishment did nothing to stop the physical and verbal abuse that my child faced! Many parents have been in constant contact trying to find a way to remedy the bullying that happens and when you are met with no results it's very frustrating! When you have a child come home every day crying because of what is happening to them then and only then will you understand. You are very mistaken in believing that there is not an offender walking amongst you. It may not be this particular student that started this blog, but there is in fact a convicted offender currently in this school. He was convicted in a court and served time. I know as teenagers you all think that it would never happen to you because you're special, but you are wrong...it happens!! And i can assure you that the kid he hurt certainly does not feel safe, my child does not feel safe never knowing when another physical attack is going to come and I definetly do not feel safe having my kids within an arm reach of a convicted pedophile!

Anonymous said...

3:43 apparently you are wrong - the other 9th grader would be a class mate of yours - dont speak for everyone

Anonymous said...

to the freshman here are your own words:
When you say theres a molester "walking among us, you're wrong". Everyone is perfectly safe in our school.
Smethport is not the only school to have a registered sex offender.

WHICH IS IT

Anonymous said...

ok there is a registered sex offender in Smethport school? I am appaled - now - where is this information as I looked on Megan's law and there is no one on there that is YOUNG enough to be attending school and on there. How do I make sure this person is not near my kids and how do I make sure my kids know? Seriously upset now - please let me know how to find out so my children can be safe.

Anonymous said...

well miss 343 ur def wrong bout the fact that a molester is not walking among u cause in fact there is!!! n im a parent who has also grown up here n went to this school n for ppl to say the principal has nothing to do with this i strongly disagree its his job to discipline kids for bullying an any other trouble they might be causing n his punishments that he fills is appropriate is not working so yes a change is in need!!!! if everyone in charge of the school would put there foot down n say enough is enough n put a stop to all of this it would take alot off the minds of the parents that really care bout their kids n their safety!!

Anonymous said...

You will not find him on megans law as he is a minor himself. According to the school he has rights too. And also he is allowed around all kids EXCEPT the victim and the victims family ....how many of u still feel safe??

Anonymous said...

You guys are attacking a 9th grader. Wow you should feel real tough. Remember when you guys said keep the lines of communication open. Take your own advise. He/she is trying to tell you what it's like at school and you guys are pretty much interrogating her. Sounds like you people are the bully. And kids take after there parents so se a good example and grow up.

Anonymous said...

5:17 How do you know this and how old is this person?

Anonymous said...

well 4:47 you could always move! if you really think this town and school is as bad as you make it to be then there are many roads out! just a thought!wa

Anonymous said...

6:11 well said...keep going!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The 9th grader posting on here is entitled to her opinion so everyone needs to back off. There are chested many sides to a story and varying opinions so noone should be dissing anyone for their opinion.

Anonymous said...

to 4:53! its both because he isnt walking among us!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK TO OUR SCHOOL! Holy crap you people need to get a life.. nobody knows the whole situation and yes kids are bullied! i'm not part of the "popular group" but i also get bullied but i dont take what people say to me to heart i like who i am and thats all that matters.. tell your kids to stand up and say something to the kid if the administration isnt doing anything.. but what can they do except give them detention or i.s.s. its just really immature for all of the adults on this site to be making rude comments about miller. he is a good principal he has done everything he can.. its not his business to tell anyone what is going on i agree there should have been a letter to go home about it but half the parents wouldnt even have gotten it anyways because about 50% of the students in our school actually would take it home.... and for all of you who went to the board meeting, you say there was no talk about it so WHY DIDNT YOU STAND UP AND SAY WHATS GOING ON I WANT TO KNOW FOR THE SAKE OF MY CHILD?! honestly stand up to peoples faces instead of telling them on here.. i cant do that because i dont know who any of you are but seriously. you are only hurting the people who are involved.. you think you know something in the lines of sexual assault is going on what more do you need.. do you really want to know all of the facts.. if you do you are sick..
COME ON.

Anonymous said...

I think what these adults are trying to tell this child is that they have children there and just because she feels safe and sees nothing going on, doesn't mean it's not happening. That's the problem with today's society. If it's not seen then obviously it's not happening. What I find sad is that she says it's highschool. Everyone gets picked on. That shouldn't be whether you are in highschool or not. NO child should ever be picked on. It can escalate to far worse as we see from these allegations. I am sick of people making excuses for situations that should have been taken care of. I went to SAHS and if you were popular you got away with everything. Certain teachers did turn a blind I. When and where did that become acceptable?! When and where did bullying another child for whatever reason become acceptable?!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU 6:18 ! I WISH I KNEW WHO YOU WERE! (:

Anonymous said...

im liking it 6:34~~~~~ we know who the real bully is here now dont we~~~~

Anonymous said...

ok6:34 and when did it become acceptable for this adult and other adults to bully? what these kids are saying is that they want to move on..but some idiots feel the need to keep this going...heres a thought...stop this bullshit right now and NO ONE post another thing! let the police do their job..its out of the hands of the school so stop with that bullshit also...grow the hell up...mind your own business...the kids are begging you!

Anonymous said...

To the 9th grader: I was at the school board meeting last night. They are not allowed to tell us what is going on. Someone did stand up and express the parents concern for their childrens safety and what is going on. We wete told that safety us their concern too. That is all they would say. Its not as easy as standing up and facing these people and demanding answers. Real life does not always work that way.

Anonymous said...

I think what has happened is terrible, I also think that if the boy has been a bully since the third grade maybe if the school had addressed the issue then the boy could have gotten the help that he needed. His life as well as the victims life is now changed forever and cannot be repaired. I had a child in school who had a learning disablity and the teachers wanted to sweep that under the rug rather than deal with it, it was easier to look the other way, he suffers today because of it. These boys will also suffer for years to come, just in another way. The people who we trust our children to need to realize they are responsible in many ways for helping to form our children into the adults they grow into, by their discipline and example. So many times rather than letting the ones in authority take charge parents butt in and tell the principal their little "Johnny" is perfect and cannot be disciplined, it's always the other kid who is wrong.

Anonymous said...

welcome 6:18~~~it was my pleasure!

Anonymous said...

sorry6:43 the it was my pleasure was for you

Anonymous said...

The kid obviously has problems. It is sad to think of what he might be tortured with on a daily basis. If the allegations are true, someone with this type of behavior has serious mental health issues and is suffering on the inside.

I wish I could understand. I wish I could help.

Anonymous said...

I went to Smethport and I was bullied for years and they did nothing because they were the popular crowd (the teachers kids or the athletes or both )....so no one saw a thing! VERY SAD that it hasn't gotten any better!

Anonymous said...

I wish people would go back and read their own posts because this is getting ridiculous and way out of hand. Some of you have gone from being concerned about your children's safety to verbally attacking teenagers(someone else's children) for telling you how they feel and what it's like in school. Seriously! Go back and read how horrible your posts have gotten.
Please, for the sake of the students who are expressing themselves, try to control your anger and emotions. If you are feeling this hostile; think for a moment about the families involved that you are only making this worse for.
The school board is mum due to confidentiality not just for the accused but confidentiality for the victims and their families...it is most important for the School District to maintain that confidentiality to see that justice is served. You may not agree and you may think they are trying to cover it up but it is within the law. No one would benefit if the district leaked information about the investigation. Any legal investigation needs to uphold confidentiality. Not saying this will go to trial(just making a point)..... investigations are kept confidential for the same reason which is.......it would be impossible to find jurors who have not read about, heard about or heard rumors about the situation. Whether you like it or not; all accusers are due to a fair and balanced jury. And keep in mind....a tainted jury might not always find for the plaintiffs.
I'm not a school board member, I'm not a lawyer. I am a parent and tax payer of the Smethport School District who wants respect for the victims and their families and for the student's who once felt safe commenting here and who wants justice to be served (if warranted) not a mistrial due to negligence.

Anonymous said...

i've made comments bout the school n the way they r handling not just this situation but all the situations as a former student that graduated in 96 things have really changed in this school n community n as a parent i feel they r not handling any of it correctly now some of u who apparently think we r bashing the school we r not i moved back here in april n moved my son out here to go to school to get away from all the bullying n drugs that the city schools really have n for some of u ppl to comment on ppl that maybe they should just move well let me put it like this u need to go back n read the comments we r not talking bout the one that is not allowed in school right now but a new "PEDOPHILE" that is at our school n as far as the 9th grader we were simply trying to get her to realize that there is such a person in our school this very moment that has been convicted of such crimes now all u ppl that wanna bash me n tell me too grow up for not only looking out for my kids but for all the kids in the school then so be it that will only show how much ya'll really care bout whats going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n i was also at the meeting last night n we wre not allowed to talk bout it which is understandable but when u know parents r there for answers tell them something anything dont just ignore the problem so ya'll can say what u want i WILL not stop fighting for my kids safety n if that means bringing all the bullying an everything else that goes on in that school at every meeting til someone puts there foot down n really does something to fix the problem then so be it i will be there to do so until we as parents get answers

Anonymous said...

To 3:53 excuse me as apparently I wrote the wrong time that this was turned in.Wow guess I'm human.He received the phone call tuesday evening and contacted Mr. Miller Wednesday morning.No he did not walk in on him!!Goes to show you how rumors start!!Good for you 7:16 at least we have a bit of class in the beautiful town of Smethport. Nasty ignorant comments are not helpful to this situation.

Anonymous said...

I have never been so disgusted as I am tonight reading all of this. I am aware of this so called "bullying" and this leads into the so called "Sexual Offender Issue" at the wonderful Smethport Area High School. One that I attenend and never seen or heard of anything like this ever! How do you folks sleep at night? I swear to God....Someone needs to open a can of good old McKean County Whooping!! It is happening and if nothing is done about this, our children are making and will continue to make bad choices!! What happenend to no children left behind? TAKE CARE OF THESE KIDS!!! THEY ARE UNDER YOUR CARE AND IT IS YOUR DUTY..YES YOUR DUTY TO ENSURE SAFETY AND INTEGRITY IS HELD INTACT!! YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A BROKEN SCHOOL SYSTEM AND BELIEVE ME....I HAVE FACTS, NAMES AND I CAN SPEAK TO THIS....I HAVE WROTE LETTERS, CALLED AND GUESS WHAT....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS GOT DONE!! WHY DON'T YOU START LOOKING AT THE BARS IN SMETHPORT FOR WHO IS TEACHING OUR YOUNG!!! DISGUSTING!! FURTHERMORE, THIS IS NOT ABOUT SLAMMING THE VERBIAGE AROUND FOR GIGGLES!! THIS IS ABSOLUTE DISGRACE AND ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY FOR THEIR YOUNG MINDS AND STRENGTH TO SUCCEED AFTER THIS MESS!!! TIME TO STOP THE WHO YOU KNOW CROWD TO BACK THE HELL DOWN CROWD AND GET BACK TO THE BASICS SMETHPORT HIGH SCHOOL WAS MEANT TO BE!! IT IS ABOUT LEARNING AND MATURING AND THE SAFETY OF SUCH A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY!!! Kids are going to hurt themselves because they aren't in with the "IN" crowd and this is called "bullying" PERIOD PERIOD....Pressure today is harsh!! I HIGHLY SUGGEST LAWYERS ARE BROUGHT IN OUTSIDE FROM MCKEAN COUNTY!! IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, AT THE END OF THEIR WORK DAY, THEY WILL HAVE THEIR COCKTAILS AT HAPPY HOUR AND MAKE A DEAL AND IT'S OVER BEFORE IT GOT STARTED!!! ERIE, PITTSBURGH, HARRISBURGH IS WHERE I'D BE LOOKING!!!! PRAYERS COMING YOUR WAY KIDS.....My heart breaks everytime I even hear the word bullying!! HAIL TO SMETHPORT...MAY SHE NEVER DIE!!!! BACK TO BASICS!!

WHEN THE DISIPLINE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE HOMES AND PARENTS HANDS....AND LEFT UP TO THE SCHOOL TO DISIPLINE..GUESS WHAT....NOW WE HAVE PROBLEMS!!!! WHERE IS MR. ALFERI'S PADDLE WITH THE HOLES IN IT??? WHERE IS MRS. BARTON'S WORDS OF WISDOM THAT PUT THE FEAR IN YA? WHERE IS BIG BERTHA AND LITTLE CHARLIE!!! THOSE PADDLES WORKED!! WHAT HAPPENEND TO THE YOUTH HAVING RESPECT TOWARDS THE ADULTS.....IN FEAR OF COMING HOME FOR DISRESPECTING OR BETTER YET, BULLYING (WHICH IN MY DAY) WAS CALLED TEASING!!! Over and Out!!

Anonymous said...

Well put 9:25!!! They want you to stick up for your kids but when you do they jump all over you!! I'm glad you are sticking up for these kids and want answers. The parents of the students deserve answers. Sadly too many just want it swept under the rug.

Anonymous said...

9:59....if you went to SAHS and never seen or heard anything like this...then you were oblivious to everything around you! There was always things going there..if you didn't see, it you sure the heck smelled it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it 9:59!!!! Couldnt have said it better myself!!!

Anonymous said...

Dr Schildt had a paddle too. You knew if you got called into his office your were had! He loved the kids but knew his job was to make sure these kids were getting the education they deserve!! Parents need to quit babying their children and let them know who is in charge.

Anonymous said...

to 959 u r another parent who really seems to care as i am.. n u r correct nothing we do as far as talking to the so called ppl in charge gets us anywhere n like i've been saying all along it tme for a change n that change needs to happen now!!! we did have the fear of god put in us growing up by our parents n the kids today have no respect or disciple from having a good old fashion whooping

Anonymous said...

When did this kid become a convicted pedophile? It sounds like people are putting the cart before the horse. Is he a problem? No question about it. But legally, the school did everything they could. The school did not know about the alleged sexual allegations until this kid's "friend" turned him in because he was mad at him over something or other. I say alleged because no one has shown that there was anything sexual involved. As for the person who heard someone walked in on the kid doing these things, I think you have Smethport confused with Penn State. This is not even close to Sandusky. It is not a conspiracy by the school and they certainly did not try to cover anything up. They received the information, and they contacted the police, which is exactly as they should have done. The police are currently investigating it, but until charges are filed, there is nothing that can be done to this boy. That is how our legal system was designed to work. If people were thrown in jail just because someone pointed an angry finger at them, we would all have the potential to be in jail--who among us has never made someone angry. I have a daughter in that school and she assures me that she feels perfectly safe. Most of the kids in her class agree with her. Many are angry at the flak the school, the teachers and the principal are getting over this whole thing. I personally know someone who was picked on by this kid and she still feels safe at the school. And no, they are not all "popular" kids that feel safe. It's ridiculous to even say that. Bullies exist everywhere, people. Even in the so-called grown-up world. But inciting a web-riot and witch hunt is not the way to handle it. Blaming the schools for the psychological problems of one kid is not going to help the kid, or his victims. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

I so wish everyone would stop this.I'm quite sure that as parents, students etc. that we have had bad experiences during our school years not only at Smethport.This is not a bullying case it's That's the justice system,sad as it is.

Anonymous said...

Really, do you people have a degree in psychological behaviors? What is really going on here? It's not a question of she said, he said. It's about ethical behaviors and what is right and what is wrong! Let's get real. We need to address the issue. We can't change what happened. It's what is going on!!!!! Let's deal with the here and now. Not with could have, should have, would have. It is what it is folks!!!! You are correct, let's all grow up and be adults. We need to protect our children at all costs. It doesn't matter who it is or what has happened, it's about reality and what is being voiced on here. Everyone is correct, let the law do it's job for what is currently happening, but let's also focus on the history of bullying at SAHS. It is real!!! There is no if, and or but about it!! This is a real issue. Our children should not be pressured about speaking out on what is real. Let them have a voice without worrying about who is going to judge them. When judging plays a part, they all shut down and so does the truth. I myself grew up there and although i was not bullied, I witnessed it. It has always been there and we all know it. It may not have been to this level, but that is because it wasn't tolerated by both parent and teacher.

Anonymous said...

You guys are all bums, don't talk if you don't know. Thanks. And we do feel safe coming to school. And people cannot blame the school we didnt do this. So do not look down at our school for this action we did not ask for it so grow up.
- a kid that feels safe at sahs

Anonymous said...

You guys are all bums. None of you should be saying this is the schools fault because it wasn't are school that did this. So before you run your mouth more know the facts. and everyday I come to this school I feel safe and the staff and the principle aren't to blame. This school is great and doesn't deserve to be trashed like this by people who dont have a clue what's going on. And stop fighting on Here it's unnecessary.
- a kid that feels safe at sahs.

Anonymous said...

to the kid calling us all bums n we dont know anything i know 1 thing when ya'll realize n findout for urselfs that there is a predator in ur school that has been convicted of such crimes ur gonna feel really stupid now im not bashing u by anymeans n im glad u feel safe but what bout the ones that dnt n when u have kids u will understand where we r coming from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Paddles? Really? Theres a great idea. Let's teach children that physical abuse is the best answer. Let's teach them to solve things physically rather than verbally. Every school has bullying. Whether its kids being picked on for what they wear, the color of their skin, or what they like. Not just sahs. They have taken many steps in trying to deal with this issue such as every Tuesday and Thursday they would have each home room watch a short video about bullying or other similar topics and then they would discuss it. Each teacher got a shirt that read sidekick. This encouraged students being picked on or bullied to go to them for help. So it's not like they're blowing bullying over like it's nothing. It's a very very hard thing to deal with and get rid of.

Anonymous said...

10:22 You make me sick. You post for the rest of us to quit and then you continue to rant your feelings over the whole situation. Really????? Welcome to the club, you just voiced your opinion as the rest of us are. But, because you do not agree with everything people are saying, which is, to be expected, you feel the need to tell us to stop. Practice what you preach.

And you know someone who was picked on and she still feels safe? Thats great. But, apparently some kids do not so it is not fair for you to judge those kids who have obviously been victimized.

My child has witnessed this kids violent 'bullying' acts and trust me, what my child has seen is bad enough that the accused is, at least, guilty of assault, making threats , exposing himself and inappropriate sexual comments and innuendos and MY INFORMATION IS BASED ON FACTS, NOT RUMORS SO WAKE UP!!!! Stop basing your own opinion on here say and rumors. If you were to ever actually known the details behind the types of behaviors our students have witnessed, you might be able to form an intelligent opinion yourself.

Anonymous said...

everyone needs to chill out.my kids all went or go to smethport and they are safe.this boy is stuck in an ugly game of he said she said...all because he went out with someones girlfriend..lets all grow up.and when did bulling and sex predator the same thing..a smethport parent...who knows what goes on in their kids life.

Anonymous said...

12:17 OMG you honestly think that this is about someone going out with sometimes girlfriend.

Wow - I hope you know more about what goes on in your own kids lives than you do this situation because honestly, you don't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

12:17 if you are going to lie at least get it straight - there is no SHE said - this is an all guy deal here - now go back to what you were doing as you sure don't have a clue here.

Anonymous said...

i do what goes on..and thats how all this got started.and unless you were there then you dont know anything either.just hear say...so blow it out your ***.my kids tell me everything good or bad

Anonymous said...

i think everyone should stop bashing this boy and get him some help..saying mean things is wrong..try helping him and find out why what happened happen..theres a reason for everything...god bless

Anonymous said...

hey 11:28..question..does ur kids go to sahs now?..i sure hope not because if they do attend, do u feel safe sending them?

Anonymous said...

What bothers me are the comments that say bullying happens. It's not just at this school it's everywhere. When will people stop making excuses for those who bully?! People shouldn't be bullied in any situation. No child should wake up in the morning get ready for school and wonder if today is their day to be picked on. And the teachers having shirts that say sidekick...that's all well and good, but if the kids don't feel safe telling the teacher about the bullying what good are they. Of course it's a he said he said situation. It always is, but these victims have the right to be believed just as much as the bully. It seems like most are taking the bully's side instead of the victims. Let's face it. Parents should have been notified by letter that something was going on. And I'm talking about letter through the mail. Not sent home with the child. Communication is key and it seems that area too needs help. A little information would work wonders for this situation. And I'm not talking all the gory details either. Or names. Just reassure the parents that they are aware of it and working on ways to change this from happening again.

Anonymous said...

Ok. First of all. Whoever said the phone called was received Tuesday night and turned in Wednesday morning was correct. The action was not walked in on. I know this FOR A FACT because I am personally involved with this situation.

And what I would like to know: It sounds as though from some comments that there is an actual convicted sexual offender attending school at the Smethport school district. Do I have that wrong? Are people assuming that the kid who is being accused is a sexual offender, or is there already one who has been convicted that attends the school?

Anonymous said...

To the person who seems to think the boy that turned this kid in was mad at him? Well I'm quite sure he was mad when his team mate called him sobbing. A very small boy that has endured sexual abuse by this kid for 2 years! GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT. I for one am very proud of the senior that turned him in. I beleive many others would not have done it for fear of their own safety since this kid was such a bully.

Anonymous said...

totally agree with you 12:17

Anonymous said...

OMG Are you serious this has nothing to do with a girlfriend!! The student that turned this in had a phone call from a young victim whom at the time was sobbing and in fear. They were not best friends but aguatances. Apparently this young victim felt comfortable talking with him.I'm very proud of him for taking this to administration and from there the investigation started.Sounds to me like some people think he had a different motive and trust me you are definitely WRONG!!!!

Anonymous said...

Honestly -.who gives a sh@t if he had a motive for turning him in. NOTHING excuses what the accused has been putting these students through. Period!!!

Anonymous said...

6:33 Quit bashing this predator and god bless.(WOW)Yes he may need help but not at the expense of young boys who may have issues for the rest of their lives!!!It is no wonder that people who are molested and raped hesitate to let someone know as they turn out looking like the bad instead of the horrible person that perpatrated the act!!!

Anonymous said...

To the wonderful (gag) teacher that has taken the time to b*tch at her class about this blog - please do not take the time you are to be TEACHING OUR CHILDREN to b*tch and complain about this site :) Have a good day!!!

Anonymous said...

6:33 You are so concerned about this predator getting help!! What about the boys who were molested should they not be the ones to get help?? This will no doubt scar them forever!!!

Anonymous said...

If there is a teacher taking the time to talk about this blog to her clas s, shut the hell up and try teaching. Or I know, try doing some hall and bathroom monitoring.

And, my kids were told by a couple teachers that if any student is caught talking about it, they get detention. So my question is, what is this teachers punishment?????

And yes, the victims need help but the predator does too.

Anonymous said...

IF my kid got detention for talking about this you bet your bottom dollar they would NOT serve it - and yes as for the teacher who is talking about this site and issue to her students - get back to work there deary -

Anonymous said...

BUT THE TEACHERS ARE ALL WONDERFUL AREN'T THEY???? HAHAHAH. MAYBE THEY WERE DOING THAT ON THEIR "FREE" TIME. tHEY WENT TO SCHOOL TO TEACH CHILDREN AND I KNOW SOME OF THEM DO AND OUR WONDERFUL AT IT....BUT....SOME DON'T OBVIOUSLY. AND REALLY? THEY DON'T THINK THE STUDENTS AT SHS ARE GONIG TO TALK ABOUT THIS?? FUNNY...AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD HOLD AN ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS THINGS TO THEN THE STUDENTS WOULD BE AWARE THAT THE FACULTY ARE THERE FOR THEM IF THEY NEED TO TALK. EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE AT THE SCHOOL NOT JUST MR. MILLER SHOULD BE ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This whole situation aside, and while it is important that all disciplinary action be taken IF NEEDED. There is a true blue bullying issue in this school. Of course we have tried everything to get this taken care of and to protect our children but when the school itself does little to help it is beyond frustrating. You cant protect our kids from being physically attacked everyday, or from verbal abuse and now we have this going on to worry about as well? I am very well aware that this person has NOT been charged with anything period, so no I am not referring to him as a predator yet. But, I am saying there is a completly different person in the school who is a convicted sex offender. NO, you wont find anything on megans law about him as he is only 17. Yes, he is allowed around other kids except the victim and his family. To me this makes no sense. I dont understand how its legal to knowingly subject our kids to POTENTIAL harm? And as parent of a child who was bullied, physically attacked, verbally attacked and has been in contact with the school many times, its very frustrating to hear that 3 days in school suspension is enough punishment. It didnt stop it from happening again and again. Moving? Trust me if it were SO EASY to pick up and move in this economy we would have done it by now. But on that same note, why should I have to move to protect my children from school of all places? I know that such things can happen anywhere anytime but the last person you would suspect..but here the district sits with more than enough evidence of bullying and by not doing anything they are enabling this kids to behave this way.

Anonymous said...

Bathroom Monitors? Get real. What adult in his or right mind is going to stand in the bathroom and watch little boys or girls go to the bathroom? Talk about the opportunity to be accused of sexual abuse! Or maybe you would like to have video cameras in there. Oh that would be a good one! Teachers get in trouble for a pat on the back or on top of the head. Zip up a little kid's zipper? Not a chance! If I were a teacher, I would never go in the bathroom, period!

Now how about I accuse several of you and say that you touched your son or daughter or neighbor in a sexual way. I call the police and they come to your house. There are pictures in the paper. Your name is plastered all over. People who know people heard someone say that their friend heard that someone saw what happened posted it on facebook. Did you really do anything? No, but who cares. You have been accused and your are done for. You could do the same to me. It is just your word against mine.

You weren't there. I wasn't either. Parent meeting? Can't you just see it? Parents yelling and screaming. Probably swearing to. Maybe even coming out of the stands like the wrestler's father in Franklinville the other day? Just like at a little league game. Adults setting such a good example for their kids. Where do you think the learn this stuff?

'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Are you serious?! If the kids are caught talking about it they get detention?! Whatever happened to freedom of speech?! If this is true the parents of the kids attending this school need to do something. This is outrageous, and getting out of hand!

Anonymous said...

How afraid can the senior who turned him in have been? He has been friends with him FOR YEARS and has also helped him bully other kids.

Anonymous said...

Hate to tell you but these boys were NEVER friends....and had they been I will still continue to applaud the Senior for doing the right thing. Wow people this is all about the accused. Not about the poor children who have been hurt emotionally and physically or about the boy who stepped up to the plate and did what was right!!! Seriously???? Lets remember I think everyone realized he has not been charge yet with anything but yes has been accused but cannot be called a sex offender until further information comes out..Either way imagine if you son/daughter came home and said they had been sexually abused at school. Tell me how you would handle it since you seem like the perfect parent...None of us parent perfectly and no kid out there is perfect but good lord stop blaming people. This is a BLOG which means EVERYONE is entitled to how they feel so if you cannot handle other peoples look on things then dont' continue to read would be my advice since you are so busy being the perfect parent with the perfect children!!!

Anonymous said...

I also am a student at Smethport. I FEEL SAFE GOING TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY. Of course there are going to be a few people that are scared, they have their reasons. To the parents that are on here saying that Smethport is a bad place.. you don't know what your talking about. You probably got picked on in high school, but everybody does.. thats how it goes. Its a part of growing up and it always will be. No matter where you go. As for people saying that this is the teachers and staffs fault, I don't see how thats possible. As soon as the situation was heard about they took action. Smethport is a great school and although this situation should not have happened, it did. And the school handled it the best they could have.
- 9th grader, Abby Price.

Anonymous said...

No, they weren't friends, but best of friends and everyone who goes to school with them knows that.

And the person above is definitely right. The SENIOR who reported this always has been and continues to be one of SAHS biggest bully !!!

Anonymous said...

4:30 You are a piece of work!! This senior was never a friend of this perpatrator.Now u r making him out to be the bad one here.Wonder how you would feel if it were your child this senior was trying to protect??Wake Up!!!

Staci Corbett said...

First of all, every school has bullying, not just Smethport. And they are taking care of this problem, that's why the kid got taken out of school! By the cops if I may add. You can't blame the entire school for one kid doing something wrong. At least you people could have the decency to put your names on here if your going to talk smack about our school. And you say we are all scared? I'm in ninth grade, and I can assure you, most of the school has NOTHING to be afraid of. Yes, there are some students who are because there can be bullying problems going on. And I know that for a fact things like that takes place in every single school! You have not the slightest clue as to what is going on in our school. So how about if you really don't understand what is going on in Smethport, or can't even spell right for that matter, you should probably take your business elsewhere. Thanks.
by the way, my name is Staci Corbett. SAHS. <3

Anonymous said...

I think this post should be taken down. Or disable comments. This has gone WAY too far.

Anonymous said...

3:47. Duh - bathroom monitoring as if in standing outside the bathroom once in a while to make sure kids are in and out. Walking in once in a while to make sure kids are not loitering in there.

Wow - you are way off base. This has nothing to do with nor did anyone suggest video cameras in the bathroom.

Last I knew, teachers were allowed to check in the bathrooms to make sure kids are not smoking, or worse. Nobody said for anyone to watch them actually go to the bathroom - you are sick.

My suggestion was to increase monitoring of areas that could be potential hiding places for misbehaving, in a lot of different ways.

Anonymous said...

Teachers do come in and out of the bathrooms. And all teachers are required to stand in the halls between classes. However, the lockerooms, where this all happened, are not always monitored. I don't know about the guys lockerroom, but in the girls, Cav only stays until a certain time, and then leaves. It could be different with the guys seeing as they have male coaches.

Also, how do you know that there is a teacher talking about this blog to her students?

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we are all angry!! To the kids saying they feel safe to go to school...Happy for you..but all it takes is this kind of incident to happen, and guess what..you all better be on your toes!!! You just haven't had anyone get up in your face lately and hurt your pride, self worth!! Must be you are with the IN crowd!!! Also...You take "GOD", The Pledge, Discipline out of the parents hands, and guess what....This is the mixture for disaster!!! Just pray to God some kid doesn't walk into Smethport and do something really stupid because nobody listened or took the appropriate actions to stop all this!!! So, to all of the folks that think that a good old mouth wash with Dawn Dish Soap, a paddle.....is abuse!! GET OVER IT!!! Your not part of the solution, your part of the problem!!!

Anonymous said...

wow is all I can say - I love how the *mean girls* have something to say on here. Look in the mirrow kids - seriously look in the mirror. Think of each and everyone you have personally hurt and made feel bad. I know personally as I am one that you continue to be mean to. Signed - yet another student at Smethport that will not sign my name as you make me feel bad enough already.

Anonymous said...

to 9:45 - I know there is a female teacher talking about this to her class as my child came home and let me know.

Anonymous said...

You are all a joke who are talking about the victims and the boys who stepped up to the plate..Really?? Just wonder if your child was in this situation???Hmmmm you would be praising this boy!!! Kudos to you all for doing the right thing. Ignore the others.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if shes talking about it to her classes? Its freedom of speech remember?

Also, it was never said that we would get detention for talking about what happened.

Anonymous said...

This blog is ridiculous. SAHS is an amazing institution and Mr. Miller is a remarkable leader. He has been famous for confronting issues and NOT sweeping them under the rug. I am proud to have attended SAHS. The whiners who threw stones on the blog at Miller and the school are actually trying to cover up their own weaknesses.

Anonymous said...

To clarify the issue of the teacher talking to her class: It was said originally that the teacher is b*tching and complaining about this blog to her students. If that is the case, that is not appropriate.

IF a teacher is talking to her students about the issue in general terms, reassuring them that it is being dealt with, that would be appropriate - in MY opinion.

However, IF students are being threatened with detention if heard talking about it, it would not be appropriate for a teacher to talk about it to her students.

And, 10:16: just because you personally have not heard about students being threatened with detention, that does not mean it has not been said. You are not in every class and therefore can not say that it has not been said at all.

Anonymous said...

seriously..for real, please stop all of this! this whole situation is ugly enough for EVERYONE involved directly or indirectly..please stop!!! jeannie zetwick

Anonymous said...

Rose colored glasses?

Anonymous said...

This site concerning Smethport bullying should be taken off! This is causing many hard feelings in the community and students are becoming more fearful.

Anonymous said...

This entire situation is very sad.We are all going to have different opinions.Lets be adults step up to the plate and pray the justice system does the right thing.Slamming the school system and one another is making this worse.Our children need our support at a time like this not nasty behavior.

Anonymous said...

people are talking on here because they can't talk about it anywhere else. they can't get answers that they want and have concerns. as awful as some of this is, it is all freedom of speech. there is no reason for the kids to feel threatened or fearfull. i have read all of these statements and have not found any that threaten a child or another adult. hopefully the justice system will work in this situation. yes the accused is innocent until proven guilty, but we also need to have as much concern for the victims. if this is found to be true, those victims have a very rough and long road ahead of them. its not something that they are going to recover from in a few days or months or even years. people are scared and when they are scared they let out their fear and frustration any way they can. thankfully it is on a blog site and not around town. yes some people need to grow up, but so do the ones saying this blog should be removed. its all in our rights of free speech to say as we please on this site as long as no one is threatend with physical harm. and as i said earlier i have not seen that in any of these posts. i pray this is all solved very soon.

Anonymous said...

agree'd 710!
everyone is trying to work past this but it is impossible with everyone blaming someone different. it's making it harder on the people involved then it should be. drop it and let the police do their job. if in the end what you consider is right justice isn't served then you may raise questions. but until then just stop.

Anonymous said...

7:10 who signed their name - stop coming to this blog if you want people to stop. Apparently you do enjoy reading about it or you wouldn't be here to post.

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