Rochester School Administrator Assaulted and sent to Emergency Room on Friday, April 24
–Incident much more serious than reported
By The Gold Lantern- FDFNY’s Underground Railroad conductor
The Rochester City School District released a statement:
A student who was in the school office struck a school administrator. The administrator was treated and released for minor injuries to the face, and the school is taking appropriate disciplinary action against the student. Principal Uma Mehta sent a message to families and staff saying that the behavior by this one student was unacceptable, and it does not reflect the high standards that the vast majority of students are working hard to meet every day.
The Assistant Principal at Wilson Magnet is being treated at an area hospital after being punched in the face multiple times by a female student Friday. According to Sandra Jordan, President of the Administrators Union of Rochester, the victim is currently in the emergency room under care of doctors and is getting x-rays.
The truth about the assault is much worse.
Staff who wish to remain anonymous learned that the girl put the administrator in a headlock, pulled her hair down, and punched her in the face repeatedly.
The scene has been reported as very bloody. The administrator’s nose was swollen, and friends are waiting to hear if she received stitches.
At this point, no charges have been placed against the student. Another student in the room at the time (also being disciplined by this administrator) wrote a statement saying that the administrator first put her hands around the girl’s neck and the attack was self-defense. This statement was written by a student who was also upset with the same administrator, and the allegation is most likely preposterous.
The girl doing the assault was kicked out of another school for violence earlier this year. She is 15 years old and still in 9th grade. She has been suspended 15 times since January 2010. This year alone, she has had 6 suspensions. One was a long term in January for beating someone very badly.
Teachers at Wilson have, in the past, written up her behavior and included warnings about the girl being a danger to adults and other students.
The teachers who reported this were told the mother had come in to meet and everything was fine now.
Students have also been reporting this year that they are afraid of this girl!
After the incident she was taken to another office, and in the presence of a police officer, was throwing things around the room. It has also been reported that the girl’s mother came to school, defending her daughter and threatening to sue the District.
This should not be allowed to go unchallenged without severe consequences for the student.
She is presently suspended for this incident, but given her record, this is an ineffective solution and she is a danger to others.
The played-down reporting by the school and this district is also of great concern.
Is protecting the state funding for this student more important than protecting the students trying to get an education and those trying to educate them?
Wouldn’t jail be a more appropriate home for this girl, who has repeatedly proven to everyone around her that she is really not capable of living in civilization?
And what kind of mother justifies this kind of behavior?
If you’d like these questions answered as much as we would, please take the time to contact the Principal of Wilson Magnet School. Principal Uma Mehta owes the City of Rochester an answer to why she allows this undisciplined student to continue to have unrestricted access to other potential and innocent victims of her inability to obey the laws of civilization. Does someone need to die before appropriate actions are taken?
Are the police and the administrators more afraid of a lawsuit from the mother of an undisciplined child, whose crimes they’re covering up, than they are afraid of being partially responsible for the death of someone else that results from their insubordination?
Why is Principal Uma Mehta protecting this child and withholding the truth about the level of brutality of this attack? As tax payers, we have a right to know why this kid isn’t in jail where she belongs.
501 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 328 – 3440
Fax: (585) 935 – 7467
Principal: Uma Mehta