A lot of people have a lot of opinions about this story that the Turtlegram and Gazette published yesterday:
A mother is fighting to remove a suspension from the record of her son, who she said was removed from school for four days last month because he hugged his female gym teacher during class. Julie Orozco, who has been the boy’s foster parent since March, said he is a seventh-grader at Forest Grove Middle School. On Sept. 27 the gym class was playing dodgeball when the teacher gave her son a brief time out for “goofing off” with his friends, she said; however, he didn’t want to leave the game.
According to Orozco, the boy approached the teacher, put his arms around her, and said, “Please let me stay in the game.” He would later describe it as a joke in his own written account, she said. Orozco says the teacher resisted the hug, but that the class went on normally afterward. However, when her son went to his next class, he was called to the main office and told he would be punished for the incident, she said.
In a meeting with Superintendent Maureen Binienda and other district officials on Friday morning, Orozco said, she was specifically told the hug was too “tight, forceful and aggressive,” and that a 12-year-old should have known it was inappropriate.
“Their (the school’s) story seems to constantly evolve to match what he’s being accused of,” she said, adding that the school initially described the encounter as just a hug, without that more negative description. “But not my son’s – his story has been consistent since day one.”
Binienda communicated through her office on Friday that she had no comment on Orozco’s allegations. The boy was initially given a 10-day suspension, but Orozco said she was able to negotiate the punishment down to four days out of school. The recorded offense was also eventually downgraded from assault on staff to a general disruption of school, she said. But Orozco believes her son, who despite his difficult upbringing has had good grades and gotten into no trouble at Forest Grove otherwise, she said, shouldn’t have any mark on his record from the incident. “It makes him extremely vulnerable,” she said.
She also thinks the boy’s race – he is black, while the teacher is white, she said – might have been a factor in the school’s interpretation of the hug and subsequent punishment.
“I absolutely do,” she said, alleging he was told by a school administrator after the incident his hug even could be construed as sexual harassment.
Orozco acknowledged her son had a record of principal visits at his last school, Elm Park Community School. But she said that given the boy’s unstable home life at the time that behavior was explainable. She also argued that considering the district’s recent focus on emotional/social learning – the School Department has made a concerted effort to promote trauma-sensitive education in the last couple years – her son’s situation should have been an opportunity to teach, rather than punish him.
The ordeal has been tough on the boy, she said. When she picked him up at school the day of the incident, “when he saw me, he just started crying,” she said.
“The thing he kept saying (afterward) was, ‘I’m just so confused,’ ” she said. ” ‘If she didn’t want me to hug her, why didn’t she tell me that?’ ”
Just to review:
- Kid who constantly got in trouble in elementary school starts at middle school and gets in trouble in gym class for being a little shit
- According to Mom he “didn’t want to leave the game,” (as if that matters), and decided to hug the female gym teacher as a “joke,” against her will
- Kid got a 10 day suspension that was reduced to 4 days because Foster Momma Bear got all bent out of shape and raised hell, so they threw her a bone so she’d shut up, but yet she’s still whining to the media
- The kid didn’t know that you weren’t allowed to sneak up behind your teacher and hug her, and it was up to the teacher to tell him that she wasn’t cool with that
- Everyone is racist because her son was justifiably disciplined and he’s black
Foster Momma Bear has spent most of her career working for various SJW non-profits of course.
Because the people who turn everything into a race issues ALWAYS work at non-profits and majored in social work. She also appears to be an activist.
Shocking that the chick with the black lives matter earrings would assume this is racism.
I can’t believe this needs to be stated in 2019, but no, it’s not OK for your crotch fruits to hug their teachers in middle school. Teachers are not their Teddy Ruxpins. The fact that it was a woman makes it even more obviously wrong. It boggles my mind that this idiot thinks it’s the teacher’s job to preemptively tell a 12 year old boy not to touch her without her consent. This is what SJWs would refer to as “rape culture.” It’s a woman’s job to tell a boy that he’s not allowed to touch her, not the boy’s job to know that ahead of time.
Also, I was a little shit myself in school, and yet I managed to go 18 years without ever giving a teacher a hug. So please, spare me your “the teacher was overreacting” bullshit. No, it’s not normal for your poon polyp to hug their teacher. And if you think it is then you’ve completely failed at parenting. Tell your grubby little kids to keep their filthy paws to themselves at school.
Let’s not gloss over the fact that the kid is a frequent behavior problem who had ALREADY GOTTEN IN TROUBLE that period! He was given a punishment (told to sit out), and he admittedly found this punishment unacceptable. Instead of apologizing to the teacher he touched her WITHOUT HER CONSENT, and somehow it’s the teacher’s fault for having a problem with it. This just proves once again that on the SJW hierarchy, women rank below people of color on the victim scale.
The Turtlegram and Gazette has been fake news for years now. They make shit up and choose to report stories that fit their agenda. Their goal here was to produce a one-sided, race baiting story that could be used to attack the superintendent and the teacher’s union that supports her. And based on the Turtlegram’s the plethora of idiot commenters supporting this chick, it was mission accomplished.
“Teachers can assault students with no repercussions.”
Yea, that’s what happens captain dipshit. Good comment.
And in the “I’ll take things that never happened for $500” world….
Prove me wrong and I’ll own this one. Bring receipts.
Children don’t wanna go to school because they can’t dick around in class and hug their teachers? Yea, we should just let kids do whatever the hell they want and teachers should accept the fact that they’re walking fucking teddy bears. Good point.
Uhhhh muuuhhhh Gahhhd!! White girl savior complex activated!
Oh, and it’s OK because…culture.
Because a 12 year old black kid from Elm Park thinks he’s living in Vienna.
Yea we should have two sets of rules – one for foster kids and another for gen pop.
Julie Orozco is loving every minute of the attention, urging people to share her story so he can use her foster kid to promote herself.
TL;DR – The gym decided to be the bigger person and told her she wouldn’t hold it against her son, and she told the gym teacher that it was “no OK” while staring her down at a meeting. Everyone is to blame but her gropy 12 year old son.
Ya know how I can tell this woman’s a piece of shit though? Watch what happened when this chick showed up.
Here comes the mob! And they’re ready to descend on this woman’s son’s school and give it tons of bad reviews from around the country. A responsible mother who actually cared about her son’s education would ask them to stop, as a mob would only escalate the situation. But she’s not a responsible mother, and she doesn’t actually give a shit about her son’s education. She cares about herself, and promoting her woke bullshit. Exhibit A:
“Typical Shuan King tactic that has results.”
When you’re looking to Talcum X, a white guy who is HATED by black women all over the world because he’s a sexist piece of shit, and who was recently called out by BLM activist Deray McKesson for being a fraud and a liar due to the tactics he uses, you know you’ve gone completely astray.
Any sane person would say, “No, let’s not follow the lead of Martin Luther Cream. But Julie Orozko is in this for herself so she encouraged this harassment.
Nobody is unfairly attacked quite like superintendent Maureen Binienda is. The woke mafia hates her for not bending the knee and worshipping them. It would be nice if the Worcester School Committee stood up for their teachers, principals, and superintendent, especially when they’re women who are voicing concerns about being touched by students.
Instead we have gutless hacks like Molly McCullough, who stand for absolutely nothing and simply do what the mob tells them to do.
Then of course there’s everyone’s favorite junkie on the School Committee.
Dante, if your 12 year old daughter hugged her gym teacher you wouldn’t know about it because you don’t have custody. Choosing drugs over raising your kids will do that. And just because you got your high school diploma a decade after your classmates did doesn’t suddenly make you an expert on anything. Shocking to see that a man is OK with this though. Almost like “progressives” like Dante never gave a shit about women in the first place.
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