Girl Raped In Palatka High School Bat...

Girl Raped In Palatka High School Bathroom

There are 43 comments on the www.news4jax.com story from Oct 30, 2008, titled Girl Raped In Palatka High School Bathroom. In it, www.news4jax.com reports that:

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a sexual assault in a boys' bathroom at Palatka High School on Monday morning.

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Outraged

Burlington, NC

#1 Oct 31, 2008
Why has the Putnam County School Board not notified parents about this violent crime that happened on school property, during school hours, and to boot, in the school!!! This is where our kids are supposed to feel most safe! I have a friend who has a 15 y/o daughter that goes to PHS. She had to find out from me(I live in central Florida) about this rape b/c I heard it on Orlando news Thursday! This occured Monday and the School officials are acting like nothing happened. They should have sent a letter home with Kids on Tuesday explaining what happened and how they are taking preventative security measures to prevent another rape or violent crime from happening, or could have posted a letter in the PDN on Tuesday to alert parents. Lets everyone stand up and complain to the School Board about thier apparent lack of concern for our students safety!
kckt98

United States

#2 Oct 31, 2008
They chose to suppress the information until Thursday in order to preserve the investigation. If you've ever worked in a HS, anytime there is an incident of any sort, the kid rumors and hysteria get so crazy that it's next to impossible to find the truth. I can assure you that at PHS, the moment the incident was reported, extra safety measures and additional hall supervision were put in place. There are already video cameras in all the hallways and exits. They have a description, including a distinctive tattoo. If the public cooperates, they'll find him. Unfortunately, no snitching rules in the hood in Palatka.
not surprised

Palatka, FL

#3 Oct 31, 2008
It was only a matter of time before this happened. Hopefully the school won't be sued, because Palatka High needs cameras in all the stairways and other blind spots. Shouldn't someone have been watching the surveillance tapes as they were in school? Where were the cops?

“Defender of Truth”

Since: Dec 07

Laguna Hills, CA

#4 Oct 31, 2008
Outraged wrote:
Why has the Putnam County School Board not notified parents about this violent crime that happened on school property, during school hours, and to boot, in the school!!! This is where our kids are supposed to feel most safe! I have a friend who has a 15 y/o daughter that goes to PHS. She had to find out from me(I live in central Florida) about this rape b/c I heard it on Orlando news Thursday! This occured Monday and the School officials are acting like nothing happened. They should have sent a letter home with Kids on Tuesday explaining what happened and how they are taking preventative security measures to prevent another rape or violent crime from happening, or could have posted a letter in the PDN on Tuesday to alert parents. Lets everyone stand up and complain to the School Board about thier apparent lack of concern for our students safety!
I'm no expert, but I am guessing because the stupid chick is lying and it never really happened. Let's look at this logically...she claims to have been raped on the 2nd floor of a school in the only part of the school with no cameras, and nobody noticed a black man with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye wandering the halls of the school, and none of the other cameras that he would of had to pass to get in and out of the school saw him. She is full of chit, and starving for attention. Why panic a bunch of students and give this girl what she wants, attention, over something that didn't really happen?

“"Don't worry be happy"”

Since: Feb 08

Jax

#5 Oct 31, 2008
Moose in Jax wrote:
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I'm no expert, but I am guessing because the stupid chick is lying and it never really happened. Let's look at this logically...she claims to have been raped on the 2nd floor of a school in the only part of the school with no cameras, and nobody noticed a black man with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye wandering the halls of the school, and none of the other cameras that he would of had to pass to get in and out of the school saw him. She is full of chit, and starving for attention. Why panic a bunch of students and give this girl what she wants, attention, over something that didn't really happen?
Moose that was pretty harsh but always a possibility. They said one the news that a doctor confirmed though. I just wonder if that meant confirmed sex or forced sex?

If this really happened I hope they nail his balls to the wall. This is awful.
kckt98

East Berlin, CT

#6 Oct 31, 2008
Moose in Jax wrote:
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I'm no expert, but I am guessing because the stupid chick is lying and it never really happened. Let's look at this logically...she claims to have been raped on the 2nd floor of a school in the only part of the school with no cameras, and nobody noticed a black man with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye wandering the halls of the school, and none of the other cameras that he would of had to pass to get in and out of the school saw him. She is full of chit, and starving for attention. Why panic a bunch of students and give this girl what she wants, attention, over something that didn't really happen?
I'm familiar with the building where it happened. It is separate from the rest of the school, and has cameras in the hallways. They were able to build the description and sketch with the use of video from the cameras. This happened during lunch and that building is pretty much vacated during the shift that they go to eat with very few staff remaining in that building during the shift. Also the 2nd floor area is not traditional classrooms, but where the hospital setups and computer labs are. The bathrooms have open doorways and you have to be inside to see what is going on. My guess is that the girl was in the area during the lunch shift, probably wasn't supposed to be in that area (skipping on a bathroom pass is very common during lunch)and became a target. I'm not ready to doubt the girl, especially since there is physical and video evidence that seems to support her story.

“Defender of Truth”

Since: Dec 07

Laguna Hills, CA

#7 Oct 31, 2008
Cool Peppa wrote:
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Moose that was pretty harsh but always a possibility. They said one the news that a doctor confirmed though. I just wonder if that meant confirmed sex or forced sex?
If this really happened I hope they nail his balls to the wall. This is awful.
Well, I called the girl who cried rape outside the park bathroom and the one in the mall that cried rape. I called BS on both of them, and both recanted within a week. This has the same feel as those other two.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#8 Oct 31, 2008
Moose in Jax wrote:
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Well, I called the girl who cried rape outside the park bathroom and the one in the mall that cried rape. I called BS on both of them, and both recanted within a week. This has the same feel as those other two.
and the lil tramp that was in the gang bang on the beach drunk who then got a bad case of the morals and lied about being raped!

Since: Oct 08

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#9 Oct 31, 2008
scott1 wrote:
<quoted text>and the lil tramp that was in the gang bang on the beach drunk who then got a bad case of the morals and lied about being raped!
Is it possible for you to be anymore of a punk? I don't think so.
PHS Student

Palatka, FL

#11 Oct 31, 2008
Well i feel like this if the girl WAS raped she wasnt smart at all because if u've been seriously raped whether or not they had a knife to u or not after they LET you out the bathroom safely with no cuts there is no way u will go to class all 5th and 6th period and not tell anyone b.c if it was a rape im quite sure u would show some kind of effect espescially if ur not sexually active so therefore they cant say if it was a rape or sexual intercourse.....

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#12 Oct 31, 2008
PHS Student wrote:
Well i feel like this if the girl WAS raped she wasnt smart at all because if u've been seriously raped whether or not they had a knife to u or not after they LET you out the bathroom safely with no cuts there is no way u will go to class all 5th and 6th period and not tell anyone b.c if it was a rape im quite sure u would show some kind of effect espescially if ur not sexually active so therefore they cant say if it was a rape or sexual intercourse.....
she finished out the day? the news didnt report that.
berrrreeeeettt

Satsuma, FL

#13 Nov 1, 2008
not surprised wrote:
It was only a matter of time before this happened. Hopefully the school won't be sued, because Palatka High needs cameras in all the stairways and other blind spots. Shouldn't someone have been watching the surveillance tapes as they were in school? Where were the cops?
LOL I used to go to PHS, and still live in pAlatka the reason for the LOL is because there is cameras, if there are blind spots it is because they were being cheap the bathrooms are off of the hallways. When I went Dick Surency was the assistant- not sure who is now, but the cameras are set up in a office. So what was the person in charge of it says... I have been very open when I was there about the wrong doings, but the sad thing about public schools is that you can not make a public display that will stir up the public.... in otherwords the kids can't talk and be heard in public schools. Question is where are the reporters that should be asking around... rofl not in public school because they are not aloud; Trust me a Public School has nothing public about it. They make students attend or risk breaking the law, and there is no other high school unless you goto IHS, so why should PHS go public, they will just claim it is better off kept quit huh
berrrreeeeettt

Satsuma, FL

#14 Nov 1, 2008
PHS Student wrote:
Well i feel like this if the girl WAS raped she wasnt smart at all because if u've been seriously raped whether or not they had a knife to u or not after they LET you out the bathroom safely with no cuts there is no way u will go to class all 5th and 6th period and not tell anyone b.c if it was a rape im quite sure u would show some kind of effect espescially if ur not sexually active so therefore they cant say if it was a rape or sexual intercourse.....
There is no way I believe your a PHS Student, otherwise you would know Palatka is screwed up. There is sure a point if you think it was reluctant but assuming palatkins are not sexually active in putnam your kidding yourself. If they are dateing then one of the two is wanting it. So are you saying parents can tell... if not them then I doubt school employees. There is alot of quiet kids.... Anyways
berrrreeeeettt

Satsuma, FL

#15 Nov 1, 2008
kckt98 wrote:
They chose to suppress the information until Thursday in order to preserve the investigation. If you've ever worked in a HS, anytime there is an incident of any sort, the kid rumors and hysteria get so crazy that it's next to impossible to find the truth. I can assure you that at PHS, the moment the incident was reported, extra safety measures and additional hall supervision were put in place. There are already video cameras in all the hallways and exits. They have a description, including a distinctive tattoo. If the public cooperates, they'll find him. Unfortunately, no snitching rules in the hood in Palatka.
You ARE WACk man No snitching rules does not follow freakin sex crimes- esp to our minors- Dont believe me- lol go to prison for such an offense I hear they love pink uniforms- love to bash their face in. I say if someone is gonna keep quiet about this they might as well have got in line behind the other guy.
P-lack

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Nov 2, 2008
I am a student at PHS. Anyone can walk in or off the campus at anytime. There is not fence in the back of the school, and our security guard is never in his assigned area and if he is anyone is allowed on campus.The cops who are suppose to be walking the campus sit in a small office and talk on their cell phones or are in High School drama. Our school has an excuse when something happens, like oh the cameras were not on. It freaks me out that we did not know for 3 days that a fellow student was raped.

“"Don't worry be happy"”

Since: Feb 08

Jax

#17 Nov 3, 2008
Moose in Jax wrote:
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I'm no expert, but I am guessing because the stupid chick is lying and it never really happened. Let's look at this logically...she claims to have been raped on the 2nd floor of a school in the only part of the school with no cameras, and nobody noticed a black man with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye wandering the halls of the school, and none of the other cameras that he would of had to pass to get in and out of the school saw him. She is full of chit, and starving for attention. Why panic a bunch of students and give this girl what she wants, attention, over something that didn't really happen?
Damn Moose, you called it! You said she was lying, the should jail her for the time they spent looking for her attacker.
kckt98

United States

#18 Nov 3, 2008
ICWJohn, Moose and Scott all called it. It just makes me sad because it reinforces the fears of real victims. This girl deserves some serious consequences, but the biggest damage is already done and can't be undone. I once had a student that was gang raped at a party on private property and was so embarrassed and devasted to go back to school that she dropped out. The kids talked and made cruel jokes about what they saw and heard about that night and the perps are free because she thought things would get worse if she turned them in than they already had. Reactions such as what we've seen in the past few weeks only reinforces that. And we wonder why teen female suicide rates are so high.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#19 Nov 3, 2008
kc..we have been right on every false one so far....and we have been right where the girl was really raped...but yet when we call shenanigans on a liar, we 3 get bashed...but those who bashed us never come back to eat their crow..go figure..now, lock her up in jail! here is an email i sent to the reporter from fcn who reported the news of it being a lie...

just wanted to say thank you for following up on this story. Several of us on the fcn web site as well as topix called her out and said we didn't believe the story. We also were right about several other false rape reports in the news lately. As far as deciding whether charges will be filed, as long as the state attorneys office fails to bring these women up on charges, and make sure it is reported in the news, there will continue to be women and young girls who cry rape when they weren't for whatever reason. I don't know if fcn would ever do a story on it, but it would be interesting to know just how many false rape reports are made and how many of those women end up being charged with at least filing a false police report. There are several negative impacts from these women lying. First, Jacksonville already has the highest murder rate per capita in Florida. We don't need to be known as the sexual assault capitol either! Second, what happens when police actually find a man who fits the description given and cant verify his where about's when the assault supposedly happened? There's a good chance an innocent man will go to jail. And even if he doesn't, his name will be ruined forever because people will always wonder. Third, every time one of these stories ends up being false, it makes people that more leery of future stories of rape in the news which will make more women not come forward out of fear of being called a liar. Anyway, that's my advise. Thank you and have a nice day. SCOTT

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#20 Nov 3, 2008
scott1 wrote:
kc..we have been right on every false one so far....and we have been right where the girl was really raped...but yet when we call shenanigans on a liar, we 3 get bashed...but those who bashed us never come back to eat their crow..go figure..now, lock her up in jail! here is an email i sent to the reporter from fcn who reported the news of it being a lie...
just wanted to say thank you for following up on this story. Several of us on the fcn web site as well as topix called her out and said we didn't believe the story. We also were right about several other false rape reports in the news lately. As far as deciding whether charges will be filed, as long as the state attorneys office fails to bring these women up on charges, and make sure it is reported in the news, there will continue to be women and young girls who cry rape when they weren't for whatever reason. I don't know if fcn would ever do a story on it, but it would be interesting to know just how many false rape reports are made and how many of those women end up being charged with at least filing a false police report. There are several negative impacts from these women lying. First, Jacksonville already has the highest murder rate per capita in Florida. We don't need to be known as the sexual assault capitol either! Second, what happens when police actually find a man who fits the description given and cant verify his where about's when the assault supposedly happened? There's a good chance an innocent man will go to jail. And even if he doesn't, his name will be ruined forever because people will always wonder. Third, every time one of these stories ends up being false, it makes people that more leery of future stories of rape in the news which will make more women not come forward out of fear of being called a liar. Anyway, that's my advise. Thank you and have a nice day. SCOTT
So how about the UNF rape?
tommy salami

United States

#21 Nov 3, 2008
Only good thing about bathroom rape is ......... you can clean yourself up quickly and plenty of soap and water in the rest room..........ummmmmmmmm rape is bad.........mmmkayyyyy........ ..

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