Castlewood High Students Bulling and ...
mandy

Castlewood, VA

#105 Oct 10, 2012
Seriously wrote:
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So you really think the bullying didn't start at school? They ignore stuff like that all the time. They don't want to deal with anything that will make their jobs harder. I guarantee someone saw the warning signs "at school".
First off I graduated from Castlewood High in 2009. I was picked on some in school, but the teachers never let anything get out of hand. But they also can't watch what every single kid says to another kid. It's not the teachers fault these six children were monsterous enough to do this. && it didn't even happen near the school so how does the school get blamed, just because they go there during the day. Thats stupid. This is horrible.. the whole situation, I feel so sorry for the boy who was abused and violated & for his family. This needs to be handled in the courts. Our system is not perfect, but it's done pretty good so far.
omg

Lebanon, VA

#106 Oct 10, 2012
Mother wrote:
Omg, I don't have another forum up nor am I looking for attention. You're right, I shouldn't have said anything about the uneducated, clueless, inbreds that some of you CHOOSE to be. Carry on.*I was trying to be nice but I see that is lost on some of you.*
Former Student, do you have children of your own now? Either way, I would be interested in knowing if you think the parents are also excluded from responsiblity.
No responsiblity or responsible for childs actions until said child is 18? I am starting to wonder if social services will be involved if the accused had siblings under the same roof.?? Can the parents possibly lose other children for another childs actions? I mean, I'm sure if no charges were made and the child remained in the home, social services could become involved. But if the accused isn't in the home, could the parents still stand the chance if losing other children? Just curious about others thoughts on this.
find god sweetie do you even see how far you took it with all your judgmental statements and while we are on the topic you misspelled 5 things its not responsiblity its responsibility you spelled it the same way twice and theres 4 more errors with punctuation who is "the uneducated, clueless, inbreds" sounds like someone trying really hard to make themselves feel really smart
omg

Lebanon, VA

#107 Oct 10, 2012
attention wrote:
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I'm glad you said something. I didn't read half of the posts cause I couldn't understand them. But it's still not the BIG ISSUE HERE. Just needed to be brought to someone's attention.(in a nice way like you did)
wow you ppl are insane you truly cant read something if its not in a paragraph perfectly or have a period where it should? spelling wrong maybe i can understand that issue but grow up you know u sat here and read every single thing or you wouldn't have so much to say about it im done with the morons have a nice night
just me

Lebanon, VA

#108 Oct 10, 2012
mandy wrote:
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First off I graduated from Castlewood High in 2009. I was picked on some in school, but the teachers never let anything get out of hand. But they also can't watch what every single kid says to another kid. It's not the teachers fault these six children were monsterous enough to do this. && it didn't even happen near the school so how does the school get blamed, just because they go there during the day. Thats stupid. This is horrible.. the whole situation, I feel so sorry for the boy who was abused and violated & for his family. This needs to be handled in the courts. Our system is not perfect, but it's done pretty good so far.
i dont believe its people being mad at the school as much as mad that the accused were back around the victim at school and fear for there own kids on top of it i think it was kinda scary for them to be back for there own good as well after it all got out im sure they were not treated the same at school either the rumors are that there was alot of bullying at school leading up to the event so just alot of factors all rolled into one
Former Student

Gate City, VA

#109 Oct 10, 2012
Mother wrote:
Omg, I don't have another forum up nor am I looking for attention. You're right, I shouldn't have said anything about the uneducated, clueless, inbreds that some of you CHOOSE to be. Carry on.*I was trying to be nice but I see that is lost on some of you.*
Former Student, do you have children of your own now? Either way, I would be interested in knowing if you think the parents are also excluded from responsiblity.
No responsiblity or responsible for childs actions until said child is 18? I am starting to wonder if social services will be involved if the accused had siblings under the same roof.?? Can the parents possibly lose other children for another childs actions? I mean, I'm sure if no charges were made and the child remained in the home, social services could become involved. But if the accused isn't in the home, could the parents still stand the chance if losing other children? Just curious about others thoughts on this.
I think they should be responsible for a lack of parenting on their part. Sure! I do have a daughter and I expect a lot out of her. She is young and I plan on raising her with morals and values that seem to be lost on kids nowadays.
Janet

Lebanon, VA

#110 Oct 10, 2012
VDOE regulations state that if students are impeding the education of another, they can be removed to alternative programs. The accused are obviously upsetting others enough to disrupt the educational process. This is why parents are upset.
mandy

Castlewood, VA

#111 Oct 10, 2012
just me wrote:
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i dont believe its people being mad at the school as much as mad that the accused were back around the victim at school and fear for there own kids on top of it i think it was kinda scary for them to be back for there own good as well after it all got out im sure they were not treated the same at school either the rumors are that there was alot of bullying at school leading up to the event so just alot of factors all rolled into one
I understand that parents were worried for their children's safety. I'm a parent myself, of a two year old, and I can't say I would have sent her back there. But I can say that it still isn't the schools fault. They legally can not refuse to educate those children unless the court says otherwise. Thank goodness the judge sent three of them away already, hopefully the other three will go tomorrow.
Just saying

Lebanon, VA

#112 Oct 10, 2012
I know one has already lost his job.
We'll call him 'food city's missing man"
Former Student

Gate City, VA

#113 Oct 10, 2012
Former Student wrote:
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I think they should be responsible for a lack of parenting on their part. Sure! I do have a daughter and I expect a lot out of her. She is young and I plan on raising her with morals and values that seem to be lost on kids nowadays.
Not that these parents didn't raise their kids with morals and values. Some kids are impressionable and succumb to peer pressure. Not saying that this was the case. I don't know these kids or their parents, so I can't judge. As far as other children in the home, not really sure. I guess they will probably investigate all the families involved and if they find anything questionable then maybe cps would be involved. Don't know. We just need to pray for this situation.
crazy

United States

#114 Oct 10, 2012
the six that done this should be done the same way..wait till bubba gets em
angry

Johnson City, TN

#115 Oct 10, 2012
I hate that some people are basically blaming the parents of the kids for this whole thing. Some of these comments are making it seem as if this is majorly the fault of parenting skills and the parents. The parents should NOT be punished for this, they did not do it. I personally know the parents of one of the boys, and they are great people. Their son made a horrible choice and maybe succumbed to some peer pressure, but that doesn't mean they should be looked down on in this way. I am sure the embarrassment and shame they are feeling right now is immense. They don't need the community saying it's their fault and saying they should be punished for this.
Mother

United States

#116 Oct 10, 2012
Angry, I'm sure those parents are living their own personal hell right now. I agree that they shouldn't be held accountable. I would imagine they are playing the whole "what if" and "if only I had done this" game in their own minds. I know that I would be.
I am Sorry

Lebanon, VA

#117 Oct 10, 2012
Peer Pressure or not, but if you're raised with morals and are taught to respect others, this is NOT going to happen. I know the father of one of the boys also. All I can say if that I can see where his son learned how to treat people.
none

Lebanon, VA

#118 Oct 10, 2012
I, personally, do not have children but I couldn't imagine what I would do in this situation. I agree wholeheartedly that what happened was horrible and there should be punishment for their actions. It was only a few years ago when this sort of thing happened in Rye Cove. Let the judicial system work, that's what it's here for.

As for the victim(s) and their families, you are in my prayers during this tough time. I can't begin to feel what you are going through. Not only knowing what was done; but having it spread through town like wildfire.

For the children that committed the crime, I'm praying for you too. There's a long road ahead of you and I hope you each turn this around.

For the families of those charged, I pray that you don't let all of these remarks come between you and the love of your children. I know that what they did was wrong, and I agree that they should be punished. Again, not having children, I couldn't possibly fathom how it would feel to have your child make this mistake, hear all the hateful remarks, then watch your child be taken away to detention services..

In a way everyone loses; the victims, the accused, and all of the family members. But at the same time the whole community lost. I always felt like Castlewood was this safe bubble, and felt pride growing up in this community... Now we're all under the microscope. I understand that boys will be boys and being "picked on" is part of growing up. This went too far and now everyone is paying.
livid

United States

#119 Oct 10, 2012
I am of no relation to any parties involved. I think the public should know the guilty parties names and faces regardless of if they are minors or not. I will speak my mind then let it be. I hope these sons of b*tches never know peace or happiness again.
ConcernedCitizen

Salem, VA

#120 Oct 10, 2012
If these children are allowed back in school, I agree..all parents should band together and pull their children out of CHS! This is a travesty of justice and humanity! Launch a protest in front of the school until justice is served. NO child should have to endure this type of bullying, harassment, humility and defamation. Those who are standing back and saying nothing should be ashamed of themselves. They need to be made accountable for their actions. If they aren't---let the school doors closed until justice is served. SO be it if people are "embarrassed" as a result of their NOT doing what is right--this is a child that NEEDS the support of our community. Organize a protest...put it in the paper for folks to come out in support, and you will find that there are MANY who are ready to stand in line with you! I will be ONE of them.
Former Devil

Elizabethton, TN

#121 Oct 10, 2012
I want to ask those of you saying that you can't hold the parents accountable a few questions. If your 10 year old is playing ball and breaks a neighbor's window, who is responsible for the repairs? If your 15 year old daughter gets pregnant, who is covering the medical bills? If your 16 year old wrecks his/her car while texting and paralizes another teen in the car with them, who is responsible for those medical bills and permanent damages to that teens life?

I understand and agree that we as parents can only guide our children to the best of our abilities. Our children will make choices from time to time that disappoint us. It is how parents respond to the little choices, starting when they are just toddlers, that make an impact on these impressionable lives.

I think that parents should be held accountable to some degree. I think, at the least, several hours of parenting classes and family counseling is needed in each case. I think that social services should investigate each home where an alleged attacker lives. If neglegence is found, siblings should be removed and adults punished.

I understand that this must be embarrassing and I'm sure that some are asking "what if". It's too late for that. The basics of respect, compassion, and good-will are fast fading in this society. NO ONE CAN TEACH THESE FUNDAMENTAL DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS BETTER THAN PARENTS!

Parents: Show your kids respect, compassion, and good-will. Don't down others in front of your kids. Praise your kids successes and guide them during their failures. Most of all, hug them every single day and tell them you love them.

Kids: Show your peers that you can live above the influence. Don't get on this site to down others or be a closet bully. Every one of you are human. Respect and show compassion for your fellow man. Especially those that are mentally or physically challenged. If your parents aren't that example, find someone to help you along your journey to being a better person. Christ is an excellent example of how to treat others.
Former Devil

Elizabethton, TN

#122 Oct 10, 2012
Oh yeah, and Russell County Schools needs to grow a backbone. In the 90's, a student was charged with malicious wounding, off school property. He was not allowed back at CHS but sent to alternative school. What's the real story here? Someone in the Russell County School system needs to take a stand.
i wonder

Mocksville, NC

#123 Oct 10, 2012
If this would be an issue if dr. Turner was still alive.
Irrelevant

Lebanon, VA

#124 Oct 11, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Don't know the boys don't know if that is what happen. Just saying that kids will do things they don't do when they are together. These boy who to say that they did this. They might not did any of it but let the Judge take care of it. They are just kids all around could be your like I said who know what thier kid will do if they did it let them pay if not let along who know but them. You know they have to be scarce on both sides.
My heart goes out to those who are affeced by this terrible incident. It is a shame to our community. Just wondering if the juveniles were charged with a felony or a misdemeanor? Either way what they were accused of should be considered major crime. It was as close as it could get to rape and I'm not sure it still couldn't be ruled as such. Under these circumstances, these juveniles could poss a danger to the victum and others. For major crimes like this doesn't the judge place the accused in secure custody when thay are charged? But not in Russel County?
To "concerned" you have too much info. You have to know one of the boys very well. Since your post is from Ohio, your illiteracy shouldn't make our small town look bad as stated by another post. When you stated,"Just saying that kids will do things they don't do when they are together." Did you mean,"When kids are together they do things they normally wouldn't?" That doesn't justify the crime."These boy who to say that they did this." Did you mean,"Who can say these boys are guilty?" Was there people who saw a video? "Just kids?" They were definitely old enough to know what they are accused of was very wrong.

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