However, this may stem from a lack of enforcement of the rules. Even at the most prestigious schools, such as Harvard University, students are not upholding the rules implemented: “The possibility that 125 Harvard students ‘improperly collaborated’ on an exam in the spring has galvanized … discussion about … honor codes” (Source: C). In this case, people may argue that the only party at fault consists of the students. However, the faculty may be partially guilty as well, as their lack of care towards the rules has created a situation that jeopardizes the school’s integrity. Revision may then seem like the least of the school’s priorities, as they must show they seriously consider educational integrity. Likewise, at the University of Virginia, “157 students have been investigated by their peers in the largest cheating scandal in memory” (Source: D). Again, the school and all those who work there hold at least part of the fault for this ignorance because, theoretically, they should preserve and enforce the rules provided. The fact that the scandal exists means that they were not doing their jobs to their fullest. Although revision may seem simpler to carry out, the school’s staff must show an attempt at intervention within the student lives to keep them on a path towards
The only portion of the conflict the principal could have effected was the rumors and retaliation against the teacher who brought the matter to his attention. Your staff is comprised of adults and will make their own decisions as to professional behavior both on and off campus. I am sure no one had ever considered the need to discuss affairs among the staff. Once the matter was brought to the principal’s attention he needed to call the involved parties into his office and communicated a strategy for future behavior including how they behaved around one another. He most certainly should not have disclosed the identity of the person who came forward. Empathy for the person who chose to come forward and understanding their point of view in making that decision would help prevent the retaliatory attitude of the principal. Additionally, the teachers involved in the affairs needed to be documented and moved to a new campuses, not the teacher who came
One allegation that Amanda made while at the station was that police sexually abused and raped her while at the station. She reports this was especially true of Deputy Commander Raffaele Agiro. Knox claims that Agiro took her into late night meetings and repeatedly questioned her about her lovers. Amanda claims that this officer was fixated on sex. Soon after Knox’s release, Agiro retired, and then was put on trial for his behavior while working at the Capanne prison after a M...
While many were not aware of Sandusky behavior, however, some were aware of what Sandusky was doing but failed to share the information with the Board of Trustees. The ones that were aware of Sandusky’s behavior was President Spanier, Senior Vice President of Finance and Business, Gary Schultz, the Athletic Director Timothy Curley, and Head Coach of the football team, Joseph Paterno (Crandall, Parnell, & Spillan, 2013). They all kept Sandusky’s unethical behavior to themselves, which if they would have spoken up, something could have been
In a cold late fall day in early November the fate of one of the best college football coach in league history got destroyed by a monster named Jerry Sandusky. In today’s world when someone hears about Penn State they no longer think of the legend Joe Paterno built but a about a monster Jerry Sandusky. Mr. Sandusky was a former assistant football coach under legendary football coach Joe Paterno. He was charged and convicted of multiple counts of sexual abuse of children underage on campus. He would use his charity organization to lure young boys back to the locker room or any area of the facilities that where not occupied and sexual abuse them. Sandusky abuse began way earlier than many people would have taught it began in the 1970’s, but the
A university professor has an exalted position, not only on campus but also in society. A professor’s students should have higher expectations of his/her behavior than they would of fellow students and others in society. Professor Dobyns was found guilty of sexual harassment by Syracuse University. Not only was a female student harassed and embarrassed, the reputation of the University also suffered. The verdict was appropriate, given the circumstances.
The first one was that the administrators, at least from what I read got off with just being asked to step down from their positions. These people played a huge part in this abuse going on for so many years by turning a blind eye. I feel that they should have been charged with some sort of accessory to the crime. If they would have stepped up and reported the reported allegations the abuse of these children could have been potentially stopped way sooner. The second thing that bothers me is that they took away scholarships, wins and allowed students to transfer teams. While I feel that the transferring team’s option was a good idea the other two were in my opinion pretty harsh. While Sandusky was the football coach it was the hard work of the players that got them the wins and their scholarships, taking that away because of what their coach had done was unfair. Upon reading further I did find out that they did reinstate the wins and the scholarships so justice was restored in that
After viewing the website the principal called the police and the FBI. Because of the threatening and offensive material posted about her, Mrs. Fulmer became fearful that someone was going to kill her. She suffered mental health issues which lead to her being too distraught to finish out the school year. Because of this, the school had to hire substitute teachers, which was a disruption to the educational process.
First of all Cougill should not have been heavily drinking the night before school if she knew her body did not process alcohol well that was irresponsible on her part but her to think she was okay to go into school the next day was clearly unethical. Cougill should have called in sick for the day and she could have avoided both incidents. Because she showed up to work under the influence of alcohol that made her have an inappropriate conversation with her students that was ...
The Lilah R. vs. Anthony Smith case has several consequences for administration. First, it tells students that they are powerless in sexual harassment cases when facing school officials. The courts ruled that Lilah did not have enough evidence to support her claims of sexual harassment. However, the district found Mr. Smith guilty for “engaging in inappropriate and unprofessional behavior contrary to District policy.” Even though the district found him guilty, he was not removed from his position at the school. Lastly, the outcome in this case shows that the school supports sexual harassment. Again, Mr. Smith was allowed to keep his job even though he was found guilty by the district. This was also contradictory to the districts and state’s
At a high school in Piscataway, NJ two teenage girls got caught smoking cigarettes in the bathroom. The girls reported to the assistant principal, Theodore Choplick’s, office. A freshmen in high school, T.L.O. (the student's initials), denied the allegations even though her friend confessed.
The court stated that it was the school board decision to give such a risky individual, as a trusted professional employee with authority over students. Therefore, the school board must be held accountable when those risks emerge and cause loss or damages to innocent student.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at approximately 2:15PM I was exiting the security office for dismissal at HAAS. When I entered the vestibule area I noticed a parent in the main office, who appeared agitated. I entered the office area and I asked if I could assist her, she told me she was meeting with a teacher. I asked her if she had an appointment and who was the teacher, she proceeded to tell me it was with Mr. Greg MAZUREK, and referred to him as a "pedophile." I instructed her to refrain from using that terminology, and she continued by stating, HUDOCK and MEARS, both HAAS Teachers were also pedophiles. Mrs. Marie ERNST, HAAS Assistant Principal, heard the parents' allegations, and we directed the parent and daughter into Mrs. ERNST's office and closed the door to continue the allegations in a confidential manner. I asked the parent her name, she identified herself as Mrs. Tracey LEONARD and her daughter Sydney LEONARD, grade 11. Mrs. LEONARD stated she was here because of a "0" that Sydney received for not completing an assignment. Mrs. ERNST told Mrs. LEONARD she would talk to Mr. MAZUREK regarding the grade and would rectify the concern regarding Sydney's grade.
November 5, 2011, a crisis three years in the making erupted at Penn State University. PSU’s former assistant football coach and children’s charity founder Gerald Arthur “Jerry” Jerry was indicted on 45 charges of sex crimes again boys. (VIERANOV, 2011) Allegations started back in 2009 by a student at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County, Pennsylvania of sexual abuse. The student stated Jerry inappropriately touched him over a 4 years. The big question is what type of leadership behavior and power did Jerry have that give him enough influence that resulted in a firestorm which cost PSU’s president Graham Spanier and iconic football coach Joe Paterno their jobs along with perjury charges against senior vice-president for business and finance Gary Schultz and Tim Curley the athletic director. We shall look at how his association with PSU and his charity allowed him access to the community’s children for years without anyone acting in an ethical manner and reporting the claims despite multiple complaints or investigating the complaints. Through research I will explain how Jerry form an organization using PSU as a wall of protection during the duration of the investigation and a form of control to lure and eventually assault