Ward Melville parent goes to court over son's suspension

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The father of a Ward Melville High School senior and varsity baseball player has filed suit in State Supreme Court contending the Three Village school district unfairly and improperly suspended his son. Full Story
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Doc Holiday

New York, NY

#1 Feb 13, 2008
The kid had a prior history of disciplinary problems, he cursed out a teacher in front of other students and threatened bodily harm. Dad should be more concerned with finding out what's wrong with his son's behavior as opposed to a possible lost baseball scholarship. He'll have to repeat, or maybe take the JC route to a college baseball career.

Lessons learned, Aaron should have known better.
Dutch

New York, NY

#2 Feb 13, 2008
Sounds like the teenager and the parents need a lesson in respect and courtesy. The student is a "repeat offender" and needs to learn that his "poor judgment" will have a negative impact upon his life. Also, if he was not an athlete would this even make the papers? Is his role models John Rocker or Roger Clemens?
Jimmy Crack Corn

Holtsville, NY

#3 Feb 13, 2008
Awwww, poor little Aaron is going to have to sit out of his wittle weague games.

Maybe if his son was focused on following the rules, not interrupting classes and behaving like a human being when called out on his behavior he could join everyone else. But because he's a rambunctious twit, he'll have to learn his hard lesson and its a good one to learn: No one cares about you Aaron. Not when you prove that you can't follow simple instructions.

We all know or knew a kid like this, didn't we? A kid who was good at sports but didn't seem capable of following general codes of conduct and then, after pissing on every single rule he felt like ignoring, wanted the full protection of every letter of every rule in the handbook he never bothered to read before it would help him get his pea-brain onto the field.

What a loser. College would be a waste for this future felon and degenerate.
wiw

Pascagoula, MS

#4 Feb 13, 2008
Another glaring example, if any were needed, on how dysfunctional the US court system has become.
generalbball

Yonkers, NY

#5 Feb 13, 2008
Come play for MacArthur, sounds like you'll fit right in!
WM Parent

Patchogue, NY

#6 Feb 13, 2008
Ward Melville Strikes again! The school has a history of making rules and then breaking them. I'm not saying this kid is right, I'm just saying that WMHS does not follow it's own policy and procedures very often!
Sue

Milford, CT

#7 Feb 13, 2008
Aaron's father says that Aaron gets good grades and does community service. So what? Does that mean we should forget about the cursing and threatening of teacher?
Why do kids who play school sports think that playing sports gives them a green light to do whatever they want? Why do the parents of sports kids think that their kid should be able to do what he/she wants and get away with it?
Aaron and Aarons day - deal with the punishment and learn a lesson. It may be a hard lesson but hopefully you will be better for it in the long run.
IF schools would stop looking the other way when their "sports stars" do something wrong and take action, maybe our kids wouldn't have the attitude they can do whatever they please. However not only are our schools responsible but parents need to set some rules and make sure they kids follow them.
I hope if this case goes to court the judge stands behind the school district.
r u kidding

Denver, CO

#8 Feb 13, 2008
always the not my kid syndrome.

parents need to get over it.

quote..."Joseph Urso said his son's chances of receiving a college athletic scholarship hinge on having a chance to play as an outfielder and pitcher this spring. "He's learning a very hard lesson at a very unfair price," the father said. "I do believe that the punishment doesn't fit the crime."

too bad, i hope the kid learned his lesson
Joey

Patchogue, NY

#9 Feb 13, 2008
You did the crime...now pay the fine!!! Maybe if "Dad" raised him better there would not be a problem!!!
Fact or Fiction

New York, NY

#10 Feb 13, 2008
Dear Dad,

Your son is an arrogant a-s-s, and should be tossed off the team period. The funniest part is your statement about his 4 other incidents. hahahaha "oh they werent anything.. Well a couple got him suspended and your defending his behavior is making it worse. Take him home and beat some sense into him. Guess maybe someone should have beat some sense into to you as well.
FDNY Ladder Co

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Feb 13, 2008
No....I don't buy the Dad's fairytale. Even with his spin Aaron sounds like he instigated the whole incident.

Oh yea, he was waving to a friend. The azz hole got what he deserved.

Hey the city sanitation test is coming up, he can pitch garbage into the truck.
gng

Stamford, CT

#12 Feb 13, 2008
Sounds like a punk who thinks he's above everyone else. Too bad if he doesn't get a scholarship. With scholarships come responsibilities, especially for your actions.
Hook

Great Neck, NY

#13 Feb 13, 2008
Teachers at WMHS don't deserve disrespect like this. After all, they're some of the most select and highest paid teachers in the country. 3 Village School District should countersue. Father and son are both trouble.
Frank

New York, NY

#14 Feb 13, 2008
Another hot-headed gu!nea.
Hate Frank

Melville, NY

#15 Feb 13, 2008
LOL, I'll beat his sons asssss that'll straighten him out. no suspensions needed. I'll knock pop the FK out too. Teach him to raise a sissy.
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
Awwww, poor little Aaron is going to have to sit out of his wittle weague games.
Maybe if his son was focused on following the rules, not interrupting classes and behaving like a human being when called out on his behavior he could join everyone else. But because he's a rambunctious twit, he'll have to learn his hard lesson and its a good one to learn: No one cares about you Aaron. Not when you prove that you can't follow simple instructions.
We all know or knew a kid like this, didn't we? A kid who was good at sports but didn't seem capable of following general codes of conduct and then, after pissing on every single rule he felt like ignoring, wanted the full protection of every letter of every rule in the handbook he never bothered to read before it would help him get his pea-brain onto the field.
What a loser. College would be a waste for this future felon and degenerate.
spell check good

Bradenton Beach, FL

#16 Feb 13, 2008
I find it interesting that this father considers the past incidents to be "insignificant". Call me old school, but what parent considers behaviors that warrant suspension insignificant?? Apparently the school did not agree with him then either. Someday this kid is not going to be in high school anymore, and the "school" of hard knocks that he's going to face will hit him in ways he can't begin to imagine. His father is doing NOTHING to prepare him for reality. What a shame.

Since: Feb 07

Vero Beach, FL

#17 Feb 13, 2008
It sounds like the father is as big a problem as the son.
Allan From Huntington NY

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Feb 13, 2008
"According to the hearing officer's report, Aaron Urso had four disciplinary incidents both his sophomore and junior years, at least two of which resulted in suspension.

Joseph Urso said the incidents were not significant and that his son earned high grades in school and does volunteer work."

His father needs counseling!
Moe Litvak

New Hyde Park, NY

#19 Feb 13, 2008
roid rage --
McNamee injected him every year of his high school career
Common Sense

Hackensack, NJ

#20 Feb 13, 2008
Kid sounds like a problem, and Dad isn't helping... sure... you don't like the way the school treats your kid whenhe plays the tough guy... take them to court! I hope the courts see this for what it is and they BBitch slap Dad and the kid!

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