Friday, April 13, 2007

More Young Students Having Sex At School

Two young IPS students, a 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, were sent home from school recently after they were caught having sex in a boys restroom. The Star's Andy Gammill writes:

Two Indianapolis elementary students who were caught after committing a sex act are barred from school for the rest of the year.

The 12-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl are receiving lessons at home under a special district program but are not suspended, said Indianapolis Public Schools spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley.

District officials are awaiting the results of a Child Protective Services investigation before making final decisions about the March incident.

On March 23, the boy asked the girl to perform a sex act with him, and she agreed, according to an IPS School Police report filed Thursday.

Shortly after they finished, a school security assistant found them in the boys bathroom, and the children ran. After they were caught, both told the principal that the boy had initiated the contact but that they both agreed to it.

The two were initially suspended and are now in the district's homebound learning program. "We immediately contacted Child Protective Services, and they are conducting an investigation," Bewley said.

The district also is investigating the incident, Bewley said.

The boy's family is blaming school officials for leaving him unsupervised according to Gammil's story. WTHR reported the boy was taking Zoloft to treat a mental illness.


Wilson46201 said...

Isn't it just terrible what these heterosexuals are doing? We need to get an Amendment passed controlling rampant heterosexual fornication and/or adultery!

The 'breeders' are even starting their perverted practices in grade schools ... where does it end? Pregnancies by unwed teen mothers?

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are leading this nation into sexual depravity!

Anonymous said...

Wilson, admit it - this WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED if the House had passed SJR 7!

Wilson46201 said...

The imminent passage of SJR7 caused a long-divorced man who had been living the life of a confirmed bachelor to suddenly get married! He now has a teenaged stepson in his household. Eric Miller himself can testify to the power of SJR7 in his own life. Will wonders never cease?

Anonymous said...

Careful...I know the family of the boy. He is mentally challenged to a slight degree, and suffers from severe depression. He was medicated, and his health issues were fully disclosed to school officials last fall. Part of the school's and family's plan of action included no unsupervised periods.

The family, and some of their medical professionals, interacted with the school regularly to monitor status.

Not an excuse, just an explanation.

The boy, and definitely the girl, are victims here. Not that I love the whole "victim mentality." But this story has more moving parts than a V-8 engine.

Nobody wins here. It's very sad.

The whole SJR7 argument is jsut offbase. Peddle it elsewhere. This is a tragedy of overworked IPS staffers, a boy's family with little resources but plenty of empathy, and a girl's family that has some tough issues now, too. The kids are just that--children.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post 8:01. Our schools are not mental health health insitutions, but they are charged with educating studetns who in previous generations may have been insitutionalized or just kept at home. On the whole, it is a good thing that more specil needs children are getting an education in a school setting, but schools are still adjusting to how to provide adequate supervision for some of these troubled students while at the same time not completely resticting freedom of movement of all students.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't we still have those institutions if our esteemed Senator Evan Bayh hadn't closed them all down while he was governor and just let them all out to wander the streets and fend for themselves? Don't believe it? Go over Woodruff Place and see all the economically and mentally challenged people walking the streets around that neighborhood. Bad enough that we have a crime problem that we apparently can't afford to pay to solve, but we also have a quality of life issue for a lot of these folks.

Anonymous said...

Anon 801, I must say thank you too. Excellent post and you lend an insight that will probably not make it in the news.

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