…the most important thing to teachers is sticking together, to lie for each other, to keep their secrets, and to put the kids second, or third…
It starts at the top and includes every teacher.
For decades, it was common knowledge that Deep Valley was a school where the kids were literally taught to be bad, and to bully each other.
When we visited, the art teacher allowed the boys to call each other names and humiliate each other during the entire class. She never disciplined anybody.
When we tried to put an end to it, not one teacher in the entire area came forward to tell the truth. Beuving’s lawyers found the worst teachers to come forward and lie, so their testimony would defend her hundreds of counts of perjury.(The jury did find her guilty.)
But, they also lied to cover up their abuse.
For example, we had complained to Chase numerous times that our child was being bullied, but she sided with the other kids every time. So, we agreed that we’d go to the class, sit in the back and she’d have the ‘victims’ tell what our child did to them, while the class was busy. There were two of them, and they were bigger, but she claimed to believe them.
Instead, she had the entire class stop their work so she could have our child stand in front of the class and tell his side so he could be publicly humiliated when the other two told their side.
But it didn’t work. When the two told their side, they were evidently intimidated by our presence and told the truth, that they had attacked our child. Chase had said she’d punish them if they were lying, since she had already punished our child, so I reminded her about that. Instead, she simply turned to us with an evil grin, and we were asked to leave. She had punished the victim and she was happy with that.
She was the worst bully of them all, and she got away with it. When she was asked about it under oath, she said she didn’t remember any of it, as if we were lying.
She got away with it because the adults of Mendo. Co. are overgrown children, still being bullied by people like Lintott, and it all trickles down to the kids.