Reports of Harassment at Franklinvill...

Reports of Harassment at Franklinville School District

There are 8 comments on the WGRZ-TV Buffalo story from Jan 28, 2010, titled Reports of Harassment at Franklinville School District. In it, WGRZ-TV Buffalo reports that:

New York State Police are looking into reports of harassment at Franklinville Central School District.

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Oh my

Buffalo, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2010
It's about time that issues got publicized. I wonder how they're gonna sweep THIS mess under the rug. The law requires that 1 teacher is to sit in the back of the bus and 1 teacher to sit in the front of the bus. If these coaches OBEYED the law and did their job correctly, they would still have a job and a kid wouldn't be permanantly scarred. Joe buried himself when he flapped his lips to the media showing that all he cares about is winning. Not once did he say "I feel horrible that this happened". You tied your own noose, Joe. Now hang for it!!
STOP

Eden, NY

#2 Feb 16, 2010
WhY DONT YOU GO AFTER THE SUPERINTENDANT...... jOE IS A GOOD cOACH AND A gOOD PERSON. mAYBE YOU SHOULD KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE THAT GOES ON WITH THAT SCHOOL AND HOW THE uPPER cRUST MANAGEMENT GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING!!!!

Joe,,,,,,,,, Me and my family will back YOU 100%
SICK OF FRANKLINVILLE

Athol, MA

#3 Feb 16, 2010
Joe Smith a good person...and teacher??? He is a terrorist and a bully. Maybe you should learn a little more about that school and how they have continued to turn a blind eye to Mr. Smith and his bullying of those that he has been entrusted to teach. The whole 6th grade class has an "orientation" night which is basically a night when all the staff in the 6th and 7th grade get to warn both student and parents about Mr. Smith's temper. Mr. Smith has thrown many objects at students for various reasons. He likes to flip out and go off at the slightest issue. It could be asking for a clarification of a question, an in correct answer, or even taking too long to answer (Heaven forbid a child has time to think before they speak). The powers that be know of these issues they have been told many times by many different parents yet he remains. So as far as Mr. Smith being a "GOOD PERSON OR A GOOD TEACHER", must be you are one of his bar buddies perhaps you should be his DD so he can avoid another DWI.
Honestly

Middleport, NY

#4 Feb 17, 2010
I agree with you "Sick Of Franklinville". I have heard many horror stories about this man. Thankfully, I never had to deal with him personally. Everything you have said, I have heard...and not from just one source either. I think that "Stop" is either a relative, close friend or Joe himself doing the posting.

I really can't post an actual opinion of Mr. Smith, but you can be sure that if my kid was ever wronged by that man, I wouldn't hesitate to go over and make sure that the son of a bitch would walk with a severe limp for the rest of his miserable life.
Hmmm

Sardinia, NY

#5 Feb 25, 2010
Well... I can see where everyone doesnt like Joe Smith. He can be an asshole and not a very good person. But he honestly is a pretty good coach. I'm one of his wrestler's, and this isn't some joke, and me and my fellow wrestlers believe that if we have Coach Smith then we're gonna win. I can't believe that happened on the back of the bus. me and my friends were up froint and we didnt even hear anything happened until 3 days later, when we heard 5 wrestlers got suspended. Along with the coaches. Which is ridiculous because the other 2 caoches weren't even on the bus, only coach smith was. I don't really get why nobody's going after the kids that harrassed that kid. I don't talk to them anymore because they're idiots. I understand why everybody's criticizing coach smith, and i'm not saying i don't agree. but i do think that he should share the blame with the ones who did the harrassing. also, mr. smith shouldnt've said what he said in the paper, he should feel bad for the kid, instead of just caring about winnning. because either way, we had a good season. 13-5.
Blamegame

Chester, VA

#6 Feb 28, 2010
Quit blaming an unknowing person for gods sake. For once blame the actual people who committed the stupid act. You really think he condoned this nonsense. I know Joel and know he only wants the best for these kids. Give me a break!!! Everything is always the fault of someone else.
Double D

Buffalo, NY

#7 Mar 26, 2010
mr. smith does trow things at studens like the erasers, white board markers, and once in a while the door stopper. he is not a bad teacher. i have to say that if it wasnt for him yelling at me everytime to do my homework i would have failed history (again. and just so you people know... teachers are not allowed to put their hands on students... even if its a fight or what the boys did. its a safety thing. yea i know its stupid but oh well we sure the hell cant do anything about it. i know most of the boys and i have a hard time believing what happened but then again i know they would do it but only as a joke. they always joked around with me and i didnt care cuz i knew the were just playing. plus i have to say FRANKILINVILLE FINALY GOT ON THE NEWS... TWICE. once for the wrestling thing and because of Mario going after CJ with the pipe he ripped off the door on the first floor. poor cj (kinda) he had it coming. if cj said the shit that he said to mario i woulda done the same thing.
SICK OF FRANKLINVILLE wrote:
Joe Smith a good person...and teacher??? He is a terrorist and a bully. Maybe you should learn a little more about that school and how they have continued to turn a blind eye to Mr. Smith and his bullying of those that he has been entrusted to teach. The whole 6th grade class has an "orientation" night which is basically a night when all the staff in the 6th and 7th grade get to warn both student and parents about Mr. Smith's temper. Mr. Smith has thrown many objects at students for various reasons. He likes to flip out and go off at the slightest issue. It could be asking for a clarification of a question, an in correct answer, or even taking too long to answer (Heaven forbid a child has time to think before they speak). The powers that be know of these issues they have been told many times by many different parents yet he remains. So as far as Mr. Smith being a "GOOD PERSON OR A GOOD TEACHER", must be you are one of his bar buddies perhaps you should be his DD so he can avoid another DWI.
Need back

Cuba, NY

#9 Apr 29, 2014
I am one of his students and honestly, every student loves mr smith. Yes his method is kind of "hardcore" but they work. Everystudentis counting down the days till he comes back even though no one knows when he is coming back. So yah give him a break. He is an excellent coach and teacher.

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