Delaware:Christina School District should not be conducting a criminal investigation! No police action re: unsafe act! #netde #edude @ed_in_de @destateboarded @dedeptofed @foxnews @beaubiden @DelawarePTA
The Christina School Board on Tuesday night addressed allegations one of its members, Shirley Sutton-Saffer, harassed a school bus driver, passing a resolution saying it did not condone the alleged behavior while waiting for results of the district’s internal review.
“I feel that these allegations are serious enough that they deserve an immediate response,” said Board President David Resler.
Resler called an emergency meeting after the allegations against Sutton-Saffer surfaced last week. The resolution said a full investigation has not yet been conducted and emphasized the allegations are unproven, but said Sutton-Saffer has been accused of “harassing a district employee” and “engaging in an unsafe act.”
The resolution had included “using a racially derogatory term,” but the board removed that line because a school bus camera that caught the incident on video didn’t include the slur, though a statement by a district employee said she used one, Resler said.
Something seems very corrupt here! The video of the incident was “NOT” presented to the board and public at last night’s board meeting yet an employee’s accusation of racism was removed from a board resolution.
Why was there a need for a “resolution” condoning or not condoning a board member during a “district” internal review?
Public School board members are “elected” officials and concerns of accusation by a school bus driver of harassment laced with racial harassment should be a matter for the AG’s office.
The board’s action is nothing more than a kangaroo court that paints the board member in question as guilty. The board, “passing a resolution saying it did not condone the alleged behavior while waiting for results of the district’s internal review.” So you’re not guilty until proven guilty but we think you are!
After more than 90 minutes of debate, board members Elizabeth Paige, George Evans, Fred Polaski and Resler voted for the resolution. Board member John Young abstained, saying he didn’t have enough evidence to vote either way.
Why wasn’t it unanimous?
“I have been presented with zero evidence regarding the act,” Young said. “I am disappointed that I would be asked to support a resolution admonishing somebody for an uninvestigated, unresolved act.”
Mr Young, is your elevator stuck between floors? McFly Young the “Video” of the incident! Duh!
Young and Paige were critical that only Resler and Polaski had seen the video.
Sorry Mr. Young my bad for pulling a PTA on you! Well stop the presses! Resler and Polaski were invited to review the video and not the other board memebers present at this meeting? Did the News Journal leave something out such as the video was “not” made available to the board and public last night? If that were the case, how could board members Resler and Polaski view it? I am fucking confused! Did the incident take place and only Resler and Polaski were invited by the district superintendent to view the video? Or was it the district transportation supervisor? Also, WHY is a video of a public elected official accused of a crime being kept in secret from the public and all school board members? Why only “handpicked” board members aka elected official permitted to view the video?
SCREAM !!!!!!!!!!! “School bus camera” ?? Were their children present! Did Sutton-Saffer board a bus during it’s run?
Sutton-Saffer has been accused of “harassing a district employee” and “engaging in an unsafe act.”
So who was put in danger? Students or the bus driver? Something seems criminal here!
Polaski, who voted for the resolution, said the incident appeared to be about how buses were being driven in her neighborhood.
I wonder did Sutton-Saffer ever report to the district or police about safety concerns re: how Christina’s buses are being driven in her neighborhood? Something tells me she snapped and did something foolish like confront the driver rather than call the police. Wait, if she didn’t call the police on this incident or others was she protecting district employees or the district?
Hey Jimmy Olsen, this story goes very deep! Video of elected officials acting inappropriate possibly criminal being withheld from the public and media! Behaviors of a school board member engaging in an unsafe act that could mean putting students at risk! No police involvement! Come on Jimmy stop sucking on crawlfish heads and give us the real story!
How much you want to bet Publius will be in here ridiculing John Young rather then praising him for wanting the truth and evidence?
Hey Delaware PTA! Don’t you think if there was a safety issue someone would involved the police? It’s it about the children? Don’t well all need to advocate for the safety of children? However, what saddens me is none of the board members last night seem to question why no police involvement? District internal investigation !!!!!!!!! WTF !!!!!!!!!! Who are they trying to protect? The driver or an elected official? Perhaps both and the district’s integrity! Well forget about the integrity part! If the district put the safety of students first they would have called the police!