Guy in charge fires all the teachers, whether they are guilty or innocent. Presumably they'll go on to get jobs elsewhere, but no matter, he's dealt to the problem.
Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff — from custodians to the principal — to smash what he called a "culture of silence."
"It was a quick, responsible, responsive action to a heinous situation," he said. "We're not going to spend a long time debating student safety."
The controversial decision underscores the 51-year-old superintendent's shake-up of the lethargic bureaucracy at the nation's second-largest school district. His swift, bold moves have rankled some and won praise from others during his first year of leadership.
Superintendent fires entire school staff over classroom sex allegations (Hattip: Crusader Rabbit)
How about reporting the entire staff to police? Probably didn't, as the police might need far more specific information that he didn't have, but never mind, no one wanted that because we are not talking about Catholics here, so nothing to see, move on ...
Anyway, twenty years ago in Australia, some priests had a meeting with a priest accused of abusing children. The Australian media has been in a frenzy over this over the last week, with there being no sign of it calming down. Now, the media is using it to attack the whole notion of a celibate Catholic priesthood, which even though it is not to blame for priests abusing children, it is to blame. Huh?
Nothing sacred about celibacy
Yeah, it's confused, but that's to be expected in a sex-saturated culture. The whole idea of celibacy to most in our society seems to be considered far more sinister than any other sexual choice.
However, celibacy is not an issue in schools, and yet they are not immune from sexual abuse allegations, as multiple news items show. Why isn't sending children off to be looked after by other adults through compulsory schooling being looked at more closely? What good is it if some children are sexually molested? Doesn't the harm outweigh the good that schools do? No, when it comes to schools, it's too important to all of us that our children attend, therefore we will take the risk that they'll be ok, and that things will be dealt with somewhat when they come up.
What about the boys scouts? Here's a news story that the Catholic bashers might want to look into, Child abuse in Scouts dwarfs Catholic Church.
A televised report from an ABC affiliate in Phoenix has built upon the recent revelation that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kept files on thousands of cases of child sex abuse.Have a watch of the video below:
The voluminous amount of stomach-turning abuse cases prompted Seattle attorney Tim Kosnoff to opine:
"I think the amount of abuse in the Boy Scouts of America dwarfs that which we've seen in the Catholic Church."Kosnoff's statement is remarkable considering that he has secured millions of dollars in settlements from "several Roman Catholic dioceses, the Jesuits, and other religious orders."
NSW police were told that a Catholic priest now at the centre of a child sex abuse scandal was abusing boys almost 30 years ago, but took no action against him. In 1983, the father of an 11-year-old altar boy told officers in the town of Moree that his son had been touched inappropriately by the priest, known as Father F for legal reasons. The boy's father, who asked not to be named, said he raised the allegation with the late Monsignor Frank Ryan, a church official in the diocese of Armidale on three occasions, but nothing was done. "So I spoke to the police and they said they were aware of (Father F's) activities and something would come out of it," the father said. "But nothing happened."
Will the police be demonised? Doubt it.