Ben Holder has a riveting post over at Yes!Weekly that has statistics every parent in Guilford County should heed:
- "There were rapes reported at Mendenhall, Kiser, Allen, Smith, Aycock, Greensboro Middle College and Grimsley over the past school year."
- "Kiser and Allen Middle School reports show two rapes were reported at each during the past school year."
- "Over 100 assaults occurred at Greensboro schools and nearly 100 more fights took place as well."
- "Some 267 larceny cases were reported along with nearly 40 'armed subject' instances and more than 60 narcotic reports."
- "(T)he most criminally active school in Greensboro is Grimsley High School with 245 reports of the school requesting police assistance. Smith High School came in second with 239 requests for police service."
- "Jackson Middle School had the highest number of crime among the middle schools with 162 reports of police activity."
It should be noted that Grimsley High School has long been regarded as the crown jewel of the Guilford County Schools system.
The responsibility for this situation lies squarely in the hands of Alan Duncan, the chairman of the Guilford County Board of Education, and Mo Green, the county schools superintendent. The entire school board is actually at fault; but Deena Hayes merits a special mention.
The local media/left complex in Greensboro tends to obsess on the racial disparities in school discipline. But the unspoken philosophy of the county schools system is that disorder and lack of discipline and misbehavior on the part of students must be tolerated; and that students cannot ultimately be held accountable.
There is a longstanding history of resisting and opposing effective efforts to establish order and discipline in the classroom. We are now seeing the consequences.
Rapes in middle school.
How bad has the situation gotten? It is so bad that parents could rightfully be regarded as being guilty of child abuse or child neglect if they send their kids to be educated within the Guilford County Schools system.