Johnny Cook gets fired for trying to help hungry 6th grade student

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Haralson County Resident

Ranburne, AL

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May 26, 2013
 
It has come to my attention that this man was fired for trying to help feed a hungry child. Johnny is/was a school bus driver for HC Schools and was just trying to help students get food and this happened. What can we do to help him get his job back and make sure there is not kids at school going hungry?
Bewildered

Birmingham, AL

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May 27, 2013
 
Mr. Cook said he probably should have taken a different route in how he handled the situation, and heís probably right. However, the fact remains that the youngster told him he didnít get to eat, anything. The fact that this child was denied even a morsel remains wrong, and should be addressed. I suspect that it will be but out of the sight of the public. I imagine if the superintendent asked his lunch folks about it they would deny that it happened, but that doesnít mean it didnít. And firing? Just a bit over the top, in my opinion.
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Camilla, GA

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May 30, 2013
 
I support Mr Cook. He did what he felt was best and needed. I would have done the exact same thing! You haven't family support Mr Cook!
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Hamilton, GA

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Jun 1, 2013
 

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We, the people of Haralson County, need to make sure bret stanton is not here for the next school term. He is a bully and a few more choice words. He is a coward that only hides behind his power. Yeah maybe Mr. Cook went about it wrong, but he had the guts to go about it. Hope he gets his job back. But, he stood up for what was right and just, just to have his job taken from him by a coward with power. Stanton had a list of students he wanted to weed out from his last job that he passed around to the staff. My child no longer attends Haralson county because of how jacked up things have gotten since stanton has been there. He has done very very little for the system besides line his pockets. He lives in Cedartown in a rented apartment/house and still owns his home in south GA where he travels every weekend. We need this guy like we need the plague. Lets find him another line of work.
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Send him back wrote:
We, the people of Haralson County, need to make sure bret stanton is not here for the next school term. He is a bully and a few more choice words. He is a coward that only hides behind his power. Yeah maybe Mr. Cook went about it wrong, but he had the guts to go about it. Hope he gets his job back. But, he stood up for what was right and just, just to have his job taken from him by a coward with power. Stanton had a list of students he wanted to weed out from his last job that he passed around to the staff. My child no longer attends Haralson county because of how jacked up things have gotten since stanton has been there. He has done very very little for the system besides line his pockets. He lives in Cedartown in a rented apartment/house and still owns his home in south GA where he travels every weekend. We need this guy like we need the plague. Lets find him another line of work.

i 100% agree with this & i think Brain Ridley should be fired for being a sorry principal all this falls back on him
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Austell, GA

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Jun 1, 2013
 
jennifer wrote:
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i 100% agree with this & i think Brain Ridley should be fired for being a sorry principal all this falls back on him
Jennifer actually Mr. RIDLEY has been a great principal for the kids. He does a lot of behind the scene things for our children. He truly has the childrens best interest at heart. I think Johnny and the children and his coworkers would vouch for that. Hes caught up in the moddle of this too.
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Mableton, GA

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Jun 3, 2013
 
Evidently Mr Ridley doesn't have a clue to the health and welfare of ALL of his student's . SCREW him and the the Superintendant!!!!!If you can't live in the County and you rent an have a house in South Ga. YOU Mr .Stanton should resign! We have competent people who are able to be the Superintendant of H.C. Schools in the county . You still don't have much of a B.O.E., but then again whoever said we had one !
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Camilla, GA

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Jun 3, 2013
 
phelps wrote:
Evidently Mr Ridley doesn't have a clue to the health and welfare of ALL of his student's . SCREW him and the the Superintendant!!!!!If you can't live in the County and you rent an have a house in South Ga. YOU Mr .Stanton should resign! We have competent people who are able to be the Superintendant of H.C. Schools in the county . You still don't have much of a B.O.E., but then again whoever said we had one !
What are you talking about? He was pretty much forced out of south GA for his wrong stupid doings.
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Camilla, GA

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Jun 3, 2013
 
My point with that is they don't want him either. He needs to find another profession rather than anything dealing with children.
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Tallapoosa, GA

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Jun 3, 2013
 

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Damn !! I think these folks are scamming the system,..Over 60% of these kid's are getting free,or reduced lunches...Atlanta,goes West,pathetic.Give the X-Bus Jockey job to a person that is mooching off the systems."NO FREE LUNCHES".

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