Things seem not to be quite on balance when you weigh in on the latest news about school abuse cases. On the one hand you have the string of teacher-on-child situations, and the teachers may simply get moved to another school district. Then you have child-on-child Patton M.S. butt swat situation and the school is facing a $250,000 lawsuit.
Begs a few questions. First, when should parents really get worked up? When some kid swats another kid on the butt or when teachers are found negligent of sexual abuse? Second, if a butt swatting is worth a quarter of a million, how much did the school districts pay in the undisclosed settlements among the 700 cases involving teachers? Last, why didn’t the legislature consider these numbers an “emergency” in special session?