child at valley view strapped in chair

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concerned Grandmother

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Sep 22, 2012
While getting my hair done Friday at a salon I had never been to, I over heard two ladies talking about how this little boy that had a disablity was strapped in a chair by the teacher. The parents were not notified.The only way they new anything about it was from the little boy .. When the mother called she spoke with the Principal who basically laughed about it.. My grandchildren go to Valley View they are new to the district.Does this kind of stuff happen ???
Good

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Sep 23, 2012
Overheard Gossip in the beauty salon.... I would take that to the bank. LMAO
lol

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Sep 23, 2012
Exactly, gossip. I'm sure nothing like this really happened
guest

Euless, TX

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Good wrote:
Overheard Gossip in the beauty salon.... I would take that to the bank. LMAO

It has been my experience that most women feel comfortable with their beautician and tell her things they wouldn't tell their priest in confession. I would bet there is truth behind the story.
Really

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Sep 23, 2012
So when a woman is comfortable she is telling the truth? So some how talking to your beautician puts one in a comfortable state to speak of things normally not spoken? Lady give me a damn break. Last time I had my hair done, I heard a lot of stuff. I heard the end of the world was coming December, I heard our economy was healthy and Obama is the best president we have ever had. I heard Clinton is still sexy, and Chavis Carter was really still alive, the whole thing was made up.

So you telling me I should have believed all the stuff I heard?
guest

United States

#6 Sep 23, 2012
It's been my experience that all VV kids should be strapped into chairs and the switch then thrown.
mother

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Sep 23, 2012
So for all of you professional and busy people who want to bad mouth anything you can (ya know, hair dressers, Valley View being so perfect...all that stuff)....that was MY CHILD that happened to and YES IT DID HAPPEN!!! I grew up there, my other child graduated there and now my little boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a fatal progressive muscle disease was "restrained" to "calm him down". And yes, my CHILD told me...not the teacher, not the principle nor was there a discipline slip sent home....he told me "I was tied to a chair today". This could have (and who knows what damage may have been done we don't see yet due to the disease and weak muscles) caused serious harm....and all done in the hands of people I felt was part of "my team" in his care and education. So .... no matter where this was discussed....it is the truth! I have transferred him schools and am doing all the right things to prevent this from ever happening to another child there. I am very disappointed in Valley View because this was "home" to me and now the person suffering due to this kind of care is my son. No child, no matter what their condition or even behavior should ever be restrained. That is a form of child abuse! Any professional who works with children in today's world knows that POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION is how we work with children, especially special needs children...NOT RESTRAINT or SECLUSION!
neighbor of teacher

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Sep 23, 2012
My neighbor was a teacher at Valley View four or five years ago, until she was ran off by the principal.. this women is telling the truth things happen there that should not happen .. Hope she really does take the right steps to make sure certain people get punished....
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Sep 23, 2012
neighbor of teacher wrote:
My neighbor was a teacher at Valley View four or five years ago, until she was ran off by the principal.. this women is telling the truth things happen there that should not happen .. Hope she really does take the right steps to make sure certain people get punished....
this women?
guest

Irving, TX

#10 Sep 23, 2012
concerned Grandmother wrote:
While getting my hair done Friday at a salon I had never been to, I over heard two ladies talking about how this little boy that had a disablity was strapped in a chair by the teacher. The parents were not notified.The only way they new anything about it was from the little boy .. When the mother called she spoke with the Principal who basically laughed about it.. My grandchildren go to Valley View they are new to the district.Does this kind of stuff happen ???
So how do you know the child wasn't strapped to the chair to prevent him from falling out of the chair and injuring himself, since he has muscular weakness from his disease?? Come on...you old gossip! Why did u feel the need to post this on Topix anyway? What if the mother didn't want her and the disabled kids business put on the internet?? Uneducated Dipstick....
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Sep 23, 2012
By the look of the original post and then a couple supportive follow up responses, it appears that they have been posted by the same person.
Check out all the ... in each post.
Hmmmmm!!!
guest of honor

Bryant, AR

#12 Sep 23, 2012
agreed..... looks like someone is talking to themselves.
new

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Sep 23, 2012
mother wrote:
So for all of you professional and busy people who want to bad mouth anything you can (ya know, hair dressers, Valley View being so perfect...all that stuff)....that was MY CHILD that happened to and YES IT DID HAPPEN!!! I grew up there, my other child graduated there and now my little boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a fatal progressive muscle disease was "restrained" to "calm him down". And yes, my CHILD told me...not the teacher, not the principle nor was there a discipline slip sent home....he told me "I was tied to a chair today". This could have (and who knows what damage may have been done we don't see yet due to the disease and weak muscles) caused serious harm....and all done in the hands of people I felt was part of "my team" in his care and education. So .... no matter where this was discussed....it is the truth! I have transferred him schools and am doing all the right things to prevent this from ever happening to another child there. I am very disappointed in Valley View because this was "home" to me and now the person suffering due to this kind of care is my son. No child, no matter what their condition or even behavior should ever be restrained. That is a form of child abuse! Any professional who works with children in today's world knows that POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION is how we work with children, especially special needs children...NOT RESTRAINT or SECLUSION!
Who was the teacher?
proud parent

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Sep 23, 2012
mother wrote:
So for all of you professional and busy parentpeople who want to bad mouth anything you can (ya know, hair dressers, Valley View being so perfect...all that stuff)....that was MY CHILD that happened to and YES IT DID HAPPEN!!! I grew up there, my other child graduated there and now my little boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a fatal progressive muscle disease was "restrained" to "calm him down". And yes, my CHILD told me...not the teacher, not the principle nor was there a discipline slip sent home....he told me "I was tied to a chair today". This could have (and who knows what damage may have been done we don't see yet due to the disease and weak muscles) caused serious harm....and all done in the hands of people I felt was part of "my team" in his care and education. So .... no matter where this was discussed....it is the truth! I have transferred him schools and am doing all the right things to prevent this from ever happening to another child there. I am very disappointed in Valley View because this was "home" to me and now the person suffering due to this kind of care is my son. No child, no matter what their condition or even behavior should ever be restrained. That is a form of child abuse! Any professional who works with children in today's world knows that POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION is how we work with children, especially special needs children...NOT RESTRAINT or SECLUSION!
how did you manage to not go into that school and beat that teacher half to death i have a special needs child and if this happened to him the teacher would have to be strapped to a wheel chair which she or he would spend the rest of their days
Come on

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Sep 24, 2012
Do you people believe everything you read on the internet? Obviously there has been an small minority of the same old bashers who make stories up just to stir bad emotions on this site. Every school is going to have its share of problems. Valley View is somewhat different in the sense, that their problems are usually magnified due to its educational excellence over the years and some few people wanting to bash it in an round about way to discredit it. I applaud the teachers at Valley View, for they certainly have brought Valley View students up to a level of excellence in their education. Having a child recently go through the school, I can say, they are not perfect by no means, but a vast vast majority of the teachers and staff, truly care about your child. Unlike other schools in the area, who look at some students as a,let me get them through this quick, kinda deal. I say all this, to say. If this really happened, and I highly doubt it did, but if it did. First off, if I was the parent, I would not be discussing my childs medical condition on an open website, second, I would have sought answers from the principle and looked at changing teachers if answers were not complete. If a teacher made a mistake, my goal would be to make sure teacher did not make the same mistake. But if I read right, I never saw any mention of teacher being corrected. Maybe the whole thing was a he said, she said deal, and parent was taking the word of a child over an adult. Who knows? Maybe the whole story was made up from one of the many crazies on this site to inflame outrage.
Seriously

Osceola, AR

#16 Sep 24, 2012
You can't make that shit up!!! I would have went and strapped or used the strap of the teacher. That was wrong in every way. I don't care what you say, someone just going to make that crap up out of the air. UMMM.. I really don't think so.

And if it is made up then they need help beyond all. This is a kid we are talking about! But, I really don't think it is not true..
hello

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Sep 24, 2012
wow..i have a special needs child and if the school she goes to EVER did that i would end up jail for assault or murder..how can you strap a child down! not just a special needs child but any child?! that teacher should never teach again! i support you as a mother, one of the most difficult things as a mother is to accept the challanges that your child will have to go through..and for someone to violate them like that is more than unacceptable!
a family friend

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Sep 24, 2012
Just keep an eye on the news, there are several agencies involved in "correcting" this one. The mother would never discuss details or names on an open website because she is hanling this one legall and properly. Just watch the news is all I am saying, it is being corrected.
Guest

Benton, AR

#19 Sep 24, 2012
a family friend wrote:
Just keep an eye on the news, there are several agencies involved in "correcting" this one. The mother would never discuss details or names on an open website because she is hanling this one legall and properly. Just watch the news is all I am saying, it is being corrected.
The mother DID discuss details on an open website, just a few posts up. If she's concerned about being legal and proper, she should've kept her fingers away from Topix
Come on

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Sep 24, 2012
Come on wrote:
Do you people believe everything you read on the internet? Obviously there has been an small minority of the same old bashers who make stories up just to stir bad emotions on this site. Every school is going to have its share of problems. Valley View is somewhat different in the sense, that their problems are usually magnified due to its educational excellence over the years and some few people wanting to bash it in an round about way to discredit it. I applaud the teachers at Valley View, for they certainly have brought Valley View students up to a level of excellence in their education. Having a child recently go through the school, I can say, they are not perfect by no means, but a vast vast majority of the teachers and staff, truly care about your child. Unlike other schools in the area, who look at some students as a,let me get them through this quick, kinda deal. I say all this, to say. If this really happened, and I highly doubt it did, but if it did. First off, if I was the parent, I would not be discussing my childs medical condition on an open website, second, I would have sought answers from the principle and looked at changing teachers if answers were not complete. If a teacher made a mistake, my goal would be to make sure teacher did not make the same mistake. But if I read right, I never saw any mention of teacher being corrected. Maybe the whole thing was a he said, she said deal, and parent was taking the word of a child over an adult. Who knows? Maybe the whole story was made up from one of the many crazies on this site to inflame outrage.
Correction--- principal not principle

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