School Bus Driver Cathy Goetz Charged With Assault, Menacing & Child Endangering of an 8 Year Old Autistic Boy
This is truly troubling and disturbing …
43 year old Cathy Goetz, an Ashland City, Ohio Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and charged with assault, menacing and child endangering of an 8 year old autistic boy. The disturbing crime was caught on the bus video on January 17, 2014. Goetz is seen smacking the boy as he continuously screams. After the boy is hit by the bus driver, he is heard threatening to kill her. She then called bus dispatcher, who called 911. When the police arrived Goetz told the officer that the boy had threatened her, hit her and kicked her, but conveniently failed to mention the fact that she slapped the boy and grabbed him around the collar. Goetz also claims she did not know the boy had autism.
Really, where should we begin? We have a bus driver who has no idea the make up of the children she is responsible for driving and being in her care. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly okay to slap and assault 8 year olds. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly fine to lie to police and tell them the truth of what actually happened. And we have a bus driver who still after having video and audio evidence of her crime still pleading not guilty.
Warning: VIDEO is disturbing
An Ashland City Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and is facing criminal charges after she was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy.
The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus.
According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child was “autistic,” and that when he started screaming, she tried to get him to stop.
The video shows that the boy continued to scream, and Goetz eventually stopped the bus and confronted him.
She is seen in the video smacking the boy, and he is then heard threatening to kill her.
Goetz then called her bus dispatcher, who called 911.
However, VIDEOS can be a b*tch, can’t they? When the police eventually were able to access and watched the video of what really took placer, Cathy Goetz was charged with assault, menacing and child endangering.
What Happened to Common Sense in Our Schools … 40 Childrens Lunches at Uintah Elementary School Confiscated and Tossed in Garbage Because There Was No Money in the Students’ Lunch Accounts
What the hell were these people thinking?
Forty elementary school kids had their lunches taken away and thrown in the garbage after it was realized that they had zero balances in their lunch accounts. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! Punish the children for something their parents did that was most likely an over-sight? How could anyone think that this was the way to handle such an issue? This is just a long line of ignorant and ridiculous policies and further shows the lack of common sense that has become common place in our schools. Dodgeball no, taking kids lunches away from them … yes.
Utah parents are criticizing an elementary school for taking school lunches away from students because of unpaid accounts.
However, school officials claim the children did not go hungry.
When fifth-grader Sophia Isom got into the lunch line Tuesday, the girl said she was met by a district nutrition manager who was monitoring accounts.
“So she took my lunch away and she’s like, ‘Go get a milk.’ And I come back up and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange and she said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account, so you can’t get lunch,’” Sophia said.
Sophia said the food was thrown out.
“We were all blind-sided,” said Erica Lukes, Sophia’s mother. “There were lots of tears, and it was pretty upsetting for them.”
On Monday, a district Child Nutrition manager was sent to Uintah Elementary School to investigate the large number of students who had zero or negative balances in their school lunch accounts. That same day, the district manager and the local school kitchen manager started making calls to inform parents of the negative balances.
On Tuesday, the calls to parents continued. When lunch time came, students who still had negative balances were told they could not have a full meal but were given a piece of fruit and a milk for lunch. The district does this so children who don’t have money for lunch can at least have some food and not go without.
Unfortunately, children are served lunch before they get to the computer for payment. The children who didn’t have enough money in their accounts had their normal food trays taken from them and were given the fruit and milk.
This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize.
A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.
The lunches were taken away Tuesday at Uintah Elementary, a move that has sparked outcry from parents, lawmakers and outraged observers who have created a sensation on social media.
More employees could be put on leave as well, depending on what the investigation uncovers, said district Superintendent McKell Withers.
COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING: Shooting at Arapahoe High School, One Injured, Gunman Dead … Gunman ID’d as 18 Year Old Karl Halverson Pierson
Sadly, another shooting to report, this time from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. The shooting took place on Friday afternoon as the gunman entered the high school with a shotgun at approximately 12:33 p.m., near the student parking lot, he asked for the teacher by name. During the gun fire, a 15 year old girl was shot and injured and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Eventually the shooter turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. The school is eight miles from Columbine.
A student identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson walked into a Colorado high school with a shotgun Friday, possibly seeking revenge against a teacher, and critically wounded another student before apparently killing himself, police said.
The injured student, a 15-year-old girl, was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said a second student, initially thought to have suffered a gunshot wound, was actually not injured and only covered with blood from the first victim.
The second student was released from the hospital Friday night.
Robinson also said two Molotov cocktails were found at the scene. One was ignited either “immediately prior to or during the shots being fired,” he said, releasing a “significant amount” of smoke. The second was not deployed and rendered safe.
UPDATE I: The shooter has been identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. The incident appears to be an attempted at revenge against the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy, who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team.
Karl Halverson Pierson was the Arapahoe High School student gunman who shot a student inside the school while seeking “revenge” on a staff member, the Arapahoe County Sheriff confirmed Friday night.
Pierson, 18, went into the school armed with a shotgun looking for the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy — who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team, sources told the CALL7 Investigators.
“We were just in the library doing some work and we heard a loud bang. I thought it might have been someone dropping something, but then I heard two more,” said senior Max Minne. “I knew it was a gun for sure.”
Minne, who was studying in the library during his 5th period class, said he started to approach the front door of the library to see what was happening.
“The shooter just ripped through the door, started yelling, ‘Where’s Murphy?’ — That’s the main librarian of the school. I saw him bust through the door of the library with a gun, so I just took off and started yelling, ‘Everyone get out! Everyone get out!’”
UPDATE II: Arapahoe High gunman held strong political beliefs, but he does not look like a Tea Party member. Actually, he appears to be a socialist.
The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.
In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
Out of the mainstream, really? Has anyone seen lately what the Democrat/Socialist party has been spewing lately? The PJ Tatler makes a very good observation in that Pierson’s political views hardly seem out of the mainstream for Democrats or so they seem very deep thinking. They are the same as Nancy Pelosi talking points (VIDEO) against the GOP.
But oh the all too common hypocrisy from the LEFT, he mocked Republicans, “Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die,” yet Karl Halverson Pierson takes a shotgun into the high school to cause violence and death.
6 Year Old Colorado School Boy Hunter Yelton Suspended for Sexual Harassment for Kissing Girl on the Hand (Update: ‘Sexual Harassment’ Dropped from Hunter’s School Record)
AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS LOST THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND … THIS IS BEYOND INSANE!!!
A six year old Colorado school boy has been suspended from school for sexual harassment and had it placed on his permanent record for kissing the hand of another 6 year old girl. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! The superintendent at School District RE-1 says Hunter’s record will remain within the district and that Hunter’s actions fit the school policy description of ‘sexual harassment.’ This superintendent needs not only to be suspended, but fired. How exactly can a 6 year old be suspended for something that they don’t even know what it is? Does anyone think Hunter knows what sex is or sexual harassment? Good grief, these kids are in school to learn and these fools don’t think that this should be more of a teaching moment than punishing him and giving him a scarlet letter? Do these educators understand what the word “INTENT” means? I guess this does not meet “Common Core”.
What happened to the country I grew up in? If this is considered sexual harassment or anything other than two 6 year olds being 6 year olds, then a certain 2nd grade girl who I went to elementary school who planted one on my lips under the piano in music class is in for some serious trouble .
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his school record.
“It was during class yeah,” Hunter said. “We were doing reading group. And I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened.”
For that, six-year-old Hunter is at home instead of at school.
“I did something wrong,” Hunter said. “They sent me to the office, fair and square. I feel sorry. I’m trying to be good at school.”
“She was fine with it; they are “boyfriend and girlfriend”, Hunter’s mother, Jennifer said. “The other children saw it and went to the music teacher. That was the day I had the meeting with the principal, where she first said sexual harassment. This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six-year-old. Now my son is asking questions; what is sex mommy? It should not ever be said, sex, in a sentence with a six-year-old.”
So he still gets a “misconduct” blemish on his record. I guess its better than this these educators sending this child to prison and making him register for the sex predator’s list.
Cañon City Schools Superintendent Robin Gooldy released the following statement to ABC News: “The parents of the student and the principal met this morning. One of the outcomes of the conference was to change the category of the disciplinary offense from “sexual harassment” to “misconduct”. The student has returned to school.”
Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Political Correctness Run Amouck in Long Island New York
- Long Island school bans hard balls on the playground!
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12 Year Old Adrienne Solórzano Missing Since 9/26/13 in Garland, TX … “Initially Reported as a Runaway, but Now Say this is Not a Typical Runaway Case.” (Update: Found Safe)
12 year old Adrienne Solórzano missing since 11:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Garland. Texas. She was asked to leave the classroom at her Brandenburg Middle School to meet with her father and aother adults; however, she never showed up and has not been seen or heard from since.
According to authorities, the 12-year-old girl had first been reported as a runaway, but after some investigation police determined the girl’s disappearance is not “the typical runaway case.”
On Thursday Adrienne’s father was at Brandenburg Middle School, to meet with one of his daughter’s teachers. Once he arrived on campus Adrienne was asked to leave her class and go to the meeting with the adults. The young girl left from the room but never showed up for the meeting. Adrienne has not been seen or heard from since exiting that class at around 11:00 a.m. Thursday.
Police have asked for the public’s help in looking for 12-year-old Adrienne Solorzano, who disappeared from Brandenburg Middle School around 11 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities said the seventh grader was initially reported as a runaway, but now say this is not a typical runaway case.
Anyone with information about Adrienne is urged to contact Garland police immediately at 972-485-4840.
UPDATE I: Missing Garland Girl Found At Gas Station.
The search for a missing girl in Garland has ended with her safe return. Adrienne Solórzano, 12, was found Saturday afternoon near the school where she disappeared Thursday. Friends and police started an extensive search that day; asking for the public’s help and exhausting any and all leads in the case.
Looks like missing Adrienne Solórzano was found safe at a Mexican restaurant, rather than a gas station as earlier reported. Now matter, the most important thing is that she was found SAFE!
Police received a call around 3:00 p.m. Saturday saying Adrienne Solorzano was at the Blue Lobster Mexican Restaurant in the 700 block of West Centerville. Officers arrived and found the girl, they took her to the police department to be interviewed. Police are still interviewing the girl and are not talking about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
UPDATE: 7th Graders at Virginia Beach, VA Suspended for Playing With Toy Guns On Private Property Are Officially Expelled
UNREAL. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN …
From the story the other day where three 7th graders were suspended from their Virginia Beach, VA elementary school for playing with toy guns on private property, we have an update and you are not going to believe it. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm, even though it was a toy.
Talk about you overreactions and lack of any common sense.
Here is the update from The Daily Caller, three morons on the disciplinary committee consisting from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools board made the absurd decision to unanimously expel the boys for the rest of the school year. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! The three brain surgeons from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools board were identified by local media as Dottie Holtz, Bobby Melatti and Carolyn Weems. Who on earth comes up with this decision in an attempt to ruin these children’s lives? Talk about the punishment not fitting the crime. Of course there was no crime, it was a friggin toy gun.
The Virginia Beach seventh graders who were suspended for playing with an airsoft toy gun on their own private property have now been expelled for an entire school year.
The decision was made unanimously by a disciplinary committee consisting of three members of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools board, according to local news.
Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark are banned from Larkspur Middle School until at least January, when a new hearing will be convened to determine whether the boys can come back to school early.
Here are the brain surgeons from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools board, otherwise known as the latest Ship of Fools.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME … Virginia Beach 7th Grade Student Suspended from School for Firing Toy Gun Near Bus Stop on His Own Property
WTF, So now private property means nothing in the United States … ZERO TOLERANCE, MORE LIKE ZERO COMMON SENSE!!!
A 7th grade boy and two of his friends in Virgina Beach VA have been suspended from school and could be expelled for the rest of the year because of shooting a toy gun. But this story gets better, or worse as the case may be. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm. However, the children were playing with the “TOY” guns on private property, not school grounds, not on a school bus or not at the bus stop. How on earth can a child be suspended from a school when playing on their own “PRIVATE” property? The school gas ZERO jurisdiction as to what one does on their own property. WHAT HAS THIS COUNTRY COME TO? Oh, and by the way, how can a child be suspended for handling and possession of a firearm, WHEN IT WAS A TOY!!!
The incident brings into play the notion of “Zero Tolerance”. However, I would dare say this incident has “ZERO” common sense. The day a school is allowed to suspend a child for playing with something legal on their own private property is the day we might as well burn the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and declare our self a military state.
Watch the video of news story HERE.
A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun.
Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus.
The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop; they fired the airsoft guns while on Caraballo’s private property.
Aidan’s father, Tim Clark, told WAVY.com what happened next lacks commons sense. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm.
Khalid’s mother, Solangel Caraballo, thinks it is ridiculous the Virginia Beach City Public School System suspended her 13-year-old son and Aidan because they were firing a spring-driven airsoft gun on the Caraballo’s posted private property. “My son is my private property. He does not become the school’s property until he goes to the bus stop, gets on the bus, and goes to school.”
The bus stop in question is 70 yards from the Caraballo’s front yard.
Why would anyone want to ruin a child’s life over something so stupid? Suspend a child and possible expulsion over this? Thank God I am not a kid in today’s society for my daily playing of Army with with friends back in the day would have put me at the top of the list on the Post Office wall of the “Most Wanted”.
Backlash against Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program …
The National School Lunch Program, that is supported by first lady Michelle Obama is a failure. Just one yard after it was implemented, many school districts are dropping out of the federal lunch program because the children are not just eating it. “They say it tastes like vomit”. As more and more children, either go hungry for the rest of the day, or bring in their own lunches and don’t buy the lunches, the program cannot afford to pay for itself. How comical, the kids won’t eat the food and lunch rooms are losing money. This administration can get nothing right.
Why does this sound like Obamacare?
Way to set an example to the kids by eating healthy Barack Obama
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
Federal officials say they don’t have exact numbers but have seen isolated reports of schools cutting ties with the $11 billion National School Lunch Program, which reimburses schools for meals served and gives them access to lower-priced food.
Districts that rejected the program say the reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home or, in some cases, going hungry.
Look for this administration to put a penalty in place for those who do not buy the healthy lunches much like Obamacare. Didn’t Obama promise you can keep the lunch you had and it would cost less?
Good grief, we can’t seem ta arrest any one at the IRS for illegally targeting conservative organizations or any one at the Justice department for AP or James Rosen-gate, but the some how we are able to jail a 14 year old for freedom of speech.
We had previously reported that 8th grader Jared Marcum, who attended the Logan Middle School in West Virginia had been arrested, suspended and faced charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt with the image of a firearm and the words “Protect Your Right” printed on it to school. School officials actually called the police on this kid for wearing a shirt to school and expressing his “freedom of speech”. This is still America, right? But now we learn that the case has not been dropped and that Jared Marcum could face a year in jail. HUH? As stated at Guns Saves Lives, how on Earth have these charges not yet been dropped? This entire incident was caused by an over-reaction by school officials and now it has gotten so far out of control that it could lead to an American citizen expressing their Constitutional rights.
According to a report by WTRF the prosecuting attorney is moving forward with that charge and a judge is allowing the case to move forward. Fourteen year old Jared Marcum could face up to a $500 fine and up to a year in jail (we’ll seriously hope that isn’t a real possibility) if found guilty.
According to the report, the arresting officer alleges that when Jared refused to stop talking he hindered the officers ability to do his job and that is where the obstruction arrest came from. I’m guessing a 14 year old kid who felt intimidated was trying to explain himself, but let’s throw him in jail for good measure.
According to the report, both the prosecuting attorney and police refused to comment or answer any questions from reporters regarding the case.
When did this country get so screwed up? Does anyone think he would be facing the same predicament if his shirt was “anti-gun” or maybe if it was pro-Muslim” or pro “illegal immigration”. Weasel Zippers says, STOP THE INSANITY!!! When will some one in authority use an ounce of common sense and just drop the charges?