This is was co-located school that contained a high school and an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. This tragic event shows that co-locating high schools with elementary schools is a horrible concept. Just imagine if this stabbing incident took place in an area of the school where elementary students were and one of them got hurt. End co-locations of high and elementary schools now!...Is the email Farina sent out today to teachers and supervisors, an attempt at blame shifting?
.....Building not designed for a high school. Building not designed for collocation of elementary school with high school. Building does not have elevator. Building does not have scanners. Building is inaccessible for folks with disabilities. DOE gets an F for resource management.
.....The horrific tragedy is a direct consequence of the egregious mismanagement of facilities by the DOE, as in Superintendent Carmen Farina. As a senile sycophant retained from the Bloomberg era, she is a failure as a Superintendant.
...... One look at the arrested kid told me he was tormented for being gay. No one did anything. No metal detectors. No suspensions. No consequences for anything from anyone.
....... If there were metal detectors this wouldn't have happened. If there were suspensions the kid wouldn't have been constantly bullied. If the staff was trained to do anything to stop bullying this wouldn't have happened. This is all on the NYCDOE because it has made metal detectors optional, pulled them out, stopped suspensions and arrests and hasn't trained its staff on restorative justice or anti-bullying procedures.
.......Comments on the ICE blog, "FARINA'S EMAIL FOLLOWING BRONX SCHOOL TRAGEDY"
The safety of students and staff always comes first and we rely on our safety protocols, our staff, and our partnerships with students, parents, families, and communities to ensure the safety of all school buildings.
Principals and school staff should review information on the Principal’s Portal: http://intranet....... Carmen Farina
nycboe.net/DOEPortal/ Principals/SchoolSupport/ SchoolOperations/ SafetyDiscipline/default.htm
81% teachers at school said order and safety not maintained.
Bullying a factor - did school intervene?
One response came in an email from a teacher:
.....and the DOE and the NYPD are working to conduct a thorough investigation.This is a threat. This is a clear threat. This is a message saying to every staff member in the DoE that, if anything happens in one of the schools. they will bring the investigators and will assume the tragedy is the fault of the staff.
......we rely on our safety protocols, our staff, and our partnerships with students, parents, families, and communities to ensure the safety of all school buildings.
Please notice, they do NOT state that they rely on their own oversight nor on their $250 million worth of bloated Tweed bureaucrats to supervisor and ensure the schools are safe.
They rely only on school staff (thats' you and I) following all of their 'protocols'. The assumption here is that, if someone is hurt, then OF COURSE there was a protocol and AND COURSE the protocol wasn't followed by a member of the staff.
This is bullsh___