This is a report of unacceptable behavior from a bully in Johnstown, Colorado – it’s time to stop these threats and bad behavior. When educators go wrong, it is our duty as parents to hold them accountable, this is one parent’s experience this weekend:
“Let’s just hope someone puts a bullet in your brain you attention seeking bitch. Thanks for ruining an innocent man’s life.”
This is a message I just got on Facebook because on Friday evening I discovered a Spanish teacher at my daughter’s high school allowed students to use a baseball bat to bash on a pinata that had the faces of Donald Trump and Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, on it. This was said to be a lesson in Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo.
I discovered this because multiple students posted pictures and video on their social media profiles. Seeing it was Friday evening, I made a post right here on my personal Facebook profile questioning it, and planned to contact the school on Monday, which would have been today. I’m a parent with a child in this school, have lived in this community for 13 years, and have two other children in the district. I have every right to be a concerned mother. It’s how we hold our schools accountable.
Over the weekend the school learned of this teacher’s actions and he was put on paid leave pending an investigation. Students, parents, and even teachers defended this teacher’s activity that I felt was inappropriate for a school setting, and began a bullying campaign against my daughter and myself like I have never seen before. The insanity that has since ensued has caused her high school classes to be cancelled today, required a long discussion with school admin, police, my daughter and myself, my daughter is on the brink of crisis, I’ve had to have police visit the homes of multiple harassers, and now I am receiving death threats. All because I questioned this activity. I didn’t even call for this teacher to be fired. I simply
QUESTIONED if it was appropriate. People that agree with us are afraid to even speak out.
This is unbelievable. But I refuse to be harassed and threatened into silence. THIS is exactly why activities like this should not take place in schools with teenagers who are not mature enough to handle them.
Enough is enough. The adults who are participating are setting very poor examples for these students. YOU are the reason they think this is okay.
Lesley Hollywood has taken these messages public, because bullies just don’t remain bullies in the light of day. It’s time for this bully who threatened her to stop being a bully.