Chillicothe Principal, Does This Sound Professional To You?

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Since: Dec 10

Brookfield, MO

#1 Sep 5, 2011
Okay, I know I said our high school is ridiculous, but our principal should NOT be the one in authority after what went on last week.
you know, as well as I do, every year a school gets a handful of new students, & some students don't take to it very well. We have a new student who is a senior this year, & he is gay, & definitely not ashamed of his choices, but almost all the boys freshmen & up, make fun of him for it. They discriminate against the gay people, but no one says anything when a girl is a lesbian? That's bull.
Besides all this, two boys last week, a junior & sophomore, at lunch were throwing fries at him, & they exchanged a few words back & fourth, & the other boy took chew out of his mouth, & threw it at his face. They made him cry that day because of their actions. & it's just pure rudeness, is what this was. Not accidental, or mistaken. It was bluntly made clear they don't like him, & did it on purpose. They were telling people they thought it was funny, as well. Yes, this bad, but what really pissed me off, was the principal & how he went about this situation.
I think the boys got in a bit of trouble, like a day of I.S.S. maybe? But they didn't get in a bunch of trouble for having tobacco at the school, which I'm pretty sure should of been like 10 days of O.S.S, & then for disrespecting a student like that should of been at least 2 days of I.S.S. But they didn't, because they're wrestlers, & can't get into a lot of trouble if they want to wrestle. & Sherrow knows this, because HE was a wrestler. & since he knows where they're coming from, I feel like he just totally ignored the situation with the gay kid. This really made me mad, that he did that for them because they're wrestling in the winter season, not only did he go easy on this pr!cks, but he bought them their school lunch afterwards.
Call me crazy, but this doesn't sound professional at ALL.
soak it in cider

Prairie Village, KS

#2 Sep 5, 2011
Sports comes first in Chilli - it has always been that way and always will. If you are a student and are not in sports, your dad better be a democrat and own a local business if you plan on getting in trouble. Being a "good catholic" really helps as well. Every aspect of politics in this town [and yes, school] is corrupt and will continue to be so. Mr. Foli tried to break the chain and made great strides while he was mayor. People think he did little to help the problem but he actually did a bunch of good. As soon as he was out of office, things went right back to shit. It would be the same way IF we were ever get good candidates to run for school board. These are just sad facts of an otherwise great place to live.
What you described is a felony and should be reported as so to law enforcement - sooner, rather than later.
Gay Hornet Pride

Chillicothe, MO

#3 Sep 5, 2011
Sounds like a hate crime. The parents of the boy being harassed need to go to the School Board and demand they punish those involved. Also, the Principal should be held accountable for his lack of appropriate response.
Fed Up

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2011
Please encourage the kid to file a police report. A hate crime is a hate crime and should be dealt with accordingly whether the other boys are wrestlers or not. Thats bullshit!
Rascal

Leavenworth, KS

#5 Sep 5, 2011
The original post reads like Slim was more upset at the principal than the students that committed the infraction. This is the second Anti-Principal post Chillicothe Slim has provided in the short three weeks school has been in session.
Can we expect you to include bitching about Mr Sherrow on Topix on a weekly basis, Slim?
Will you ever be able to post something positive about CHS, or do you view it, and the Principal, as a complete cesspool?

Yes, the two students should be punished, and yes, the incident is inexcusable. However, Kids picking on other kids because they are different is also nothing new.

I have seen kids being picked on (or "disrespected") from time to time, but have never seen anyone jump on Topix about it. Slim, I ask you this: If the young man wasn't gay, and the two students weren't wrestlers, would you have even brought this up?

When you say "should of been at least 10 days OSS.. and "at least 2 days ISS," is that your opinion, or are you citing official rules and punishment from a school handbook? Just wondering on that one, thanks.
FYI

United States

#6 Sep 5, 2011
It is a hate crime & it is assault. Assault doesn't have to be with your fists. Please encourage this young man to file charges against the other two boys involved. Because he is gay & that was what motivated the other boys to assault & harass him it moves it from a misdemeanor to a felony. The boys who assaulted & harassed him need to learn that kind of behavior will not be tolerated! Best of wishes to the young man & I applaud his courage to be himself & stand behind his beliefs!!!
mr sharrow blows

Chillicothe, MO

#7 Sep 5, 2011
it s absilutely ridiculos! there is no differance between him and another student and he should be treated equally this needs to be taken care of!!
Melvin12

Chillicothe, MO

#8 Sep 5, 2011
What is really amazing is that our Principle and coaches would want two thugs likie this representing the school in atheletic events.

It is for sure assault, why wasn't this turned over to the officer on the school grounds or the CPD?

Since: Dec 10

Brookfield, MO

#9 Sep 5, 2011
No, I am upset about this because I just can't believe he would deal with a situation like he did. If the kids weren't in wrestling, & the kid wasn't gay, I would still be just as upset, for him handling it the way he did. There are quite a few people pissed off about this. Mr. Sherrow is not my favorite, but after the two things I've been "bitching" about, I really don't think he's fit to be the principal at our school. I'm very upset about this, especially since this kid is my friend. It's bullsh!t, end of story.
Daisy

Kansas City, MO

#10 Sep 5, 2011
well i think that mr. sherrow needs to be fired and i also think that anyone who is a friend to this boy should turn the boys in for what they did to him and that so called principle should fired on the spot i think mr.sherrow and those boys who did that to that kid are all pathetic!
Just Me

Chillicothe, MO

#11 Sep 5, 2011
It's a hate crime and should be treated as such!I don't have kids that attend the HS or I'd be in the principal's office demanding that he do something or be fired. THANK you Slim for bring this to the public's attention. Something needs to be done about this!
This guy

Knob Noster, MO

#12 Sep 5, 2011
Okay first off do you think that this gay kid wants all of this attention? We should just drop this before it gets out of hand. Chillicothe Slim keeps getting into business of people that just want it to end.
alright

United States

#13 Sep 5, 2011
If this did indeed happen and some one doesn't stop this kind of hate crime where will it end? Will this young man end up hurt, beaten, dead? All because we should look the other way or not give this "attention " well it deserves attention and any and all students deserves not to be bullied or be the victim of a hate crime. Open up your eyes and raise your voices to stop this!!
That guy

Brookfield, MO

#14 Sep 5, 2011
Okay this is stupid. The kid brought it on himself to think he could come and live in a little hick ag town and fit in. It just doesn't work. People around here aren't socially tolorant. They are cruel, racist, mean, biased and anything else you want to say. He may fit in where ever he came from or in the city but he doesn't here and never will. Everyone is going to make fun of him no matter what anyone says or tries to do. And people get screwed with on a daily basis and no one says anything about them ever. Same thing with the gay kid I guarantee someone else has said or done something mean to him and no one has said anything about that. So why not just leave it alone and give it all a rest?
King199

Chillicothe, MO

#15 Sep 5, 2011
Get a life! Topix is for ignorant adults with no lives. yes the kids should be punished now was it necessary putting it on the web? cuz i guarantee this wont change anyones mind! no grow a pair and stick up for ty and get this shit off the internet
Degree

Knob Noster, MO

#16 Sep 5, 2011
Chillicothe Slim is Brittany Stanfield or Hannah Thomas.
preacher man

Prairie Village, KS

#17 Sep 5, 2011
people should be extra nice to the gay. He has enough problems knowing full well he is going to hell for his transgressions. We should pray for him.
Jones

Leavenworth, KS

#18 Sep 5, 2011
Wow, over-react much here people?

I was a target of teasing and tormenting while in school. Know what I did? I ignored the person. I didn't cry, I didn't get on line and whine, I didn't go running to everyone. I let it roll off me. After a couple days, the teasing and tormenting stopped and a few people told me they admired me for how I handled the situation.

To the two people from earlier posts: Mr Sherrow is a "Principal", not a "principle".

Since: Dec 10

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Sep 5, 2011
Um, Degree.. who the hell are you? I've told people this is Hannah Thomas, this link is on my Facebook profile, & I AM sticking up for my friend. I will go tell someone about it when we go back to school, I will go to a board meeting if I have to, I'll report it to anyone. Because this discrimination pisses me off. This is not something you should let go just because the boys are wrestlers. If they get in big trouble this time, I can bet you no one else will mess with him.
Unbelievable

Kansas City, MO

#20 Sep 5, 2011
It is terrible this kid had to go through this. Whether this is a "hick town" or a big city, everyone should be treated equally. If you think that because people here like to farm that a kid that doesnt cant fit in...YOUR WRONG. You don't define the word normal. You never will. So grow up.

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