An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Earlier this week, the Blaze reported on 9-year-old Emanyea Lockett’s suspension story. As you’ll recall, the child was forced to stay home from school for three days after he called his female teacher “cute.” Now, the principal who qualified these comments as “sexual harassment” has been forced to retire over the incident.
Following the suspension, school officials investigated and determined that Lockett hadn’t done anything wrong (though officials had previously said that Lockett had also been guilty of calling other students inappropriate names — something the boy has denied).
As a result, the principal of Brookside Elementary School, Jerry Bostic, was given an hour to either quit or face termination. Following his forced retirement after a long, 44-year career, the former principal is speaking out.
“I didn’t show a history of making problems like that. I’ve had the best of evaluations my entire career and because of some syndicated columnist in New York or California, I don’t have a job,” he said. ”I admit I made some errors in what I did, but to fire me or to demote me with 44 years in it, it just doesn’t make sense.”
“I made a mistake,” he continued. “I offered to apologize for my mistake, but I wasn’t given that opportunity.”
I honestly can’t feel any sorrow for this principal. What he did was pure D ignorant! Perhaps other schools will thing twice before accusing little children of sexual harassment, like when a 4 year kisses another 4 year old on the cheek, or an 8 year old holds the hand of another 8 year old. They have turned innocence into a crime, and it must be stopped! The power trip that so many in the education system needs to be cut off at the knees! They are NOT omniscient!