Ok..We send our kids off to school, assuming they will be safe from bullys and sexual preditors. We have a belief or try to believe that the teachers and principals that guide our kids have common sense. We keep in our thoughts that they would never do anything to hurt our kids physically or emotionally. Our kids are there to learn by example as well as what is in the books. For this reason I am really disturbed and sickened by what I just read in the news tonight.
Apparently, following 42 dollars missing from a student at Trinity Lutheran Church Council and Day School in Monroe Michigan, a principal felt that the money was stolen. In his wisdom he decided that several 12 year old, 7th grade girls should be strip searched by a teacher (who was female) to determine if they had the money. Now granted we arent talking about fully nude. However the teacher did order the students to strip down to their underwear while others we told to pull their tops down and shake them. All this done with out prior approval from the parents of the kids. Say What?? WTH?
Reportedly the principal has been placed on administrative leave for two weeks, but the teacher is still at the school teaching and is awaiting a decision from the schools board as to whether any form of discipline will be handed down to her stated Senior Pastor Stanley AuBuchon.
Apparently the principal has decided that apparently this might not have been the best way to handle the situation and has apologized. This hasnt done much good with some of the students refusing to return to school. Monroe police reportedly are conducting a criminal investigation and will hand over information and their findings to the Monroe's county prosecutor by the end of the week. Even with all that is going on AuBuchon has declined to state why the principal was placed on administrative leave. According to him, the parents he has talked to have told him that they are very supportive and remembering him and the school board in their prayers.
I dont know about you but if this had been my daughter or son, someone would be in a lot of pain right now. In the very least both the principal and the teacher should be charged with sexual battery and never allowed near children again. This kids will never forget this. It will haunt them forever knowing that the other kids know what happened to them in their school. Administrative leave them in a prison, I say.