Principal on Keaton Jones bullying vi...

Principal on Keaton Jones bullying video: 'Not as rampant' as video makes it seem

There are 9 comments on the USA Today story from Dec 11, 2017, titled Principal on Keaton Jones bullying video: 'Not as rampant' as video makes it seem. In it, USA Today reports that:

In a video posted on Facebook, Keaton Jones described having milk poured on him and ham put down his clothes at lunch. First Lady Melania Trump said combating bullying among children was a top priority at the UN General Assembly last month.

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A dad who knows

Morristown, TN

#1 Dec 11, 2017
The principal is a moron. Maybe if he wasn't busy doing nothing and was actually doing his job none of this would have happened. Maybe if the "Cool kids" / popular kids weern't allowed to run the school instead of an adult none of this would have happened. This moron has no place being the principal of the school. He does not even qualify as being the janitor. Union County Schools are the worst. The entire Union County Board of Education staff is a complete and utter joke. From Jimmy Carter on down.
Victim

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2017
The real problem is the idiots that call themselves parents!(all comes from home)....but I do agree some is the teachers!...Iíve sat in class rooms for years ( parent vol)...HOPEFULLY THIS WILL start an uprise ,many of the teachers need weeded out,once they get in they r in!( teachers)....jimmy carter is in no way for any of this,yes I do know him personally and his wife.they r in no way for any kind of bullying!
Estelle

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2017
If the bullies snuff dippin' groundhog parents thought about raising their kids instead of worrying where their next pain pill was coming from this wouldn't be happening.
Yep...I said it. Most of the bullies parents are strung out on pain pills. Just the facts mam.
now

United States

#4 Dec 11, 2017
I see this as a three fold problem. First and foremost, is the lack of parent involvement in the lives of their children. Children emulate the teachings of their parents. Bullying is a learned trait. Do the parents "bully" their peers? Second is the leadership at HMMS. Having an assembly, on Monday, relative to this subject, after the incident came to light over the weekend, is sort of like closing the gate after the horse has escaped. To me, this admits there is a serious problem at HMMS with bullying. Last but not least, where were the teachers that are responsible for monitoring the cafeteria during lunch hours? The teachers have no control at this location, and this goes back to leadership and support of the teachers and staff.
awful

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2017
Victim wrote:
The real problem is the idiots that call themselves parents!(all comes from home)....but I do agree some is the teachers!...Iíve sat in class rooms for years ( parent vol)...HOPEFULLY THIS WILL start an uprise ,many of the teachers need weeded out,once they get in they r in!( teachers)....jimmy carter is in no way for any of this,yes I do know him personally and his wife.they r in no way for any kind of bullying!
I am in agreement with the statement that many of the teachers need weeded out, but you have to start at the top. The Chairman of the Union County Board of Education's daughter is Assistant Principal at Horace Maynard Middle School. Jimmy and Melissa Carter have bullied and threatened people for years. They have used people and promised this and that to ensure that their family and friends get the high paying jobs in the school system. It may be policy but do you really think that the Carter's and their cronies follow the rules? And what ever happened to the lawsuit with the female student at Union County High School?????????? Was it settled or has it been dismissed. More injustice to a student who like Keaton did not deserve this kind of treatment.
Simple Man

United States

#6 Dec 11, 2017
awful wrote:
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I am in agreement with the statement that many of the teachers need weeded out, but you have to start at the top. The Chairman of the Union County Board of Education's daughter is Assistant Principal at Horace Maynard Middle School. Jimmy and Melissa Carter have bullied and threatened people for years. They have used people and promised this and that to ensure that their family and friends get the high paying jobs in the school system. It may be policy but do you really think that the Carter's and their cronies follow the rules? And what ever happened to the lawsuit with the female student at Union County High School?????????? Was it settled or has it been dismissed. More injustice to a student who like Keaton did not deserve this kind of treatment.
Post th3 bullies name and their parents name on here! If they are such "bad asses" then they shouldnt have a problem with people calling them out! If my kids ever get bullied then i am coming for their parents! They are the ones that are responsible so they are going to get a little of what their kid has been dishing out.
Just sayin

Maynardville, TN

#7 Dec 12, 2017
It's funny how one of you said Melissa and Jimmy Carter were not for bullying. I went to school with there daughter Ashely and she was one of biggest bullies there.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#8 Dec 13, 2017
Middle school can be a tough time for kids. There are verbal taunts as kids want to make them feel OK about themselves.
Pouring milk, and placing ham inside clothing is totally unacceptable, and those actions should be dealt with. If that happened to an adult, would that be assault?
Carrie

Kingsport, TN

#10 Dec 15, 2017
Really wrote:
You real morons should realize by now HMMS has did nothing wrong the greg clay is a great leader and faculty is great even keaton stated that in his interview. This kind of stuff happens in every middle school oh Mom should have come to school before going on media she ruined herself and keaton way worse than Hmms that's fact
I have to agree. She's done him way more harm than good by doing this. She might enjoy the money, but in the long run much more harm than good is going to come out of this.

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