Christian school sued by a student

Christian school sued by a student

There are 36 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 29, 2008, titled Christian school sued by a student. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A teenage boy attending The King's Academy and his parents sued the school and others this week, alleging that the middle-schooler was assaulted by a fellow student in a locker room after football practice.

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Perry Mason

Redmond, WA

#1 Nov 29, 2008
Both of my children graduated from The King's Academy when the school was located near the Noisy,Dangerous & Corrupt PBIA. I can remember a plane that had run out of fuel almost crashing into the school. Sadly I think 10 people perished that were in the plane. From the perspective of a divorced father who did not have custody of his children, the school did everthing possible to alienate me from my son & daughter. Because of my experiences with the school I have grown to despise Christianity. It is nothing more than a front for thuggery.
Free Thinking

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Nov 29, 2008
That's why I never will follow a religion or take my children to a private schools.
two bits

Germantown, TN

#3 Nov 29, 2008
'bout f**kin' time these Christians were held accountable. Do unto others.... my a@@.
Osammy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Nov 29, 2008
We love to kill you Americans. You have lost your courage.
Rotten to the core

United States

#5 Nov 29, 2008
Good for the young man and his family.

This is disgraceful behavior. The mentality allowed to simmer in the locker room is the fault of the supervising adult, as well as, the school for allowing this abuse to happen.

Yeah, right, THE KING'S ACADEMY! It is a campus of evil to let this happen and try to cover it up.

Shame on the administrators who hire these whacko coaches, shame on the "christian" parents and their children who do not instill values and respect.

King's Academy, just an ostentacious campus with arrogant administrators and good ole boy mentality.

Your namesake is ashamed!
Justice Demands

Indiantown, FL

#6 Nov 29, 2008
Rotten to the core wrote:
Good for the young man and his family.
This is disgraceful behavior. The mentality allowed to simmer in the locker room is the fault of the supervising adult, as well as, the school for allowing this abuse to happen.
Yeah, right, THE KING'S ACADEMY! It is a campus of evil to let this happen and try to cover it up.
Shame on the administrators who hire these whacko coaches, shame on the "christian" parents and their children who do not instill values and respect.
King's Academy, just an ostentacious campus with arrogant administrators and good ole boy mentality.
Your namesake is ashamed!
First, this IS a sex crime; no question about it. Why else file under "John Doe"?!

Since the family refuses to criminally prosecute the sex offender, this case is truly only about the money $$$$$$$$$. That REALLY makes me angry!!!

I am a victim/survivor of long-term sexual abuse by a priest and nun at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. Yes I sued and won. I waited an appropriate amount of time for law enforcement and/or the state attorney's office to contact me about filing criminal charges. When they did not, I made the appointment with the 'sex crimes' prosecutor who was unwilling to try my case. But then, Attorney Barry Krischer refuses to file charges in just about every sexual assault case that occurs in Palm Beach County because he is a coward.

I would have loved seeing the perps in prison, especially the rapist priest.

But this family only wants money$$$$$$. What about the NEXT VICTIM of this sexual offender? Because until he is stopped, he will not only continue to offend but the severity of his offeses WILL escalate.

I hope the parents of the victim in this case read this and CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES. Otherwise, they will be guilty in part for every future sex crime by this budding pedophile.

And they SHOULD feel guilty.
right right right

United States

#7 Nov 29, 2008
I hope the family wins. This should be a lesson to the school and students who behave like this. Make parents responsible for how their children behave.
barn

Miami, FL

#8 Nov 29, 2008
Do I hear the money tree shaking??

Since: Nov 08

Lake City, FL

#10 Nov 30, 2008
This crap also happens in public schools, every day. It's not a religious thing.
anonymous

Lake Worth, FL

#11 Nov 30, 2008
I certainly hope all of The King's Academy's dirty laundry comes out for all of the public to see through this lawsuit. It is a school with many secrets and should not be operating as a Christian School.
abc

Flagstaff, AZ

#12 Dec 7, 2008
While reading this article, stop and remember that you are not reading all the facts, not even half of the facts. What happened was terrible, but please think before you judge.
seriously

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Dec 9, 2008
I attended the Kings Academy when this "situation" took place and my brother was on the football team.(Although he had nothing to do with it.) Everyone should know that half the facts are missing from this article.
1. The mother and father of this boy both worked at the Kings Academy when this incident occurred. The mothers contract was not extended (aka she was fired) after just one year of working at the school because she mistreated students. This woman is known to be crazy and has been fired from other teaching jobs. She publicly humiliated students to the point of making them cry in the hallways and discriminated against students with learning disabilities.
2. The student really was not injured that badly. If I correctly recall he was back playing football that week.
3. The father of the boy was a football coach. Maybe he should have been watching the locker room.(The other football coach did nothing wrong he was in his office, which is in the locker room when this occurred. Football practice was over and the boys were supposed to be heading to the car to meet up with their parents.)
4. All of the boys involved in the situation were disciplined. The student who took the video was suspended for a week. The attacker was kicked off the football team and suspended for a while. Although everyone at the school beloved the attacker should have been expelled and no one excuses his actions.
5. The student who was assaulted (John Doe) actually hit the other student first after they got in a disagreement. The boys would joke around all the time and hide one another’s clothes and then give them back, as any other twelve-year-old boys would do.
6. The student who attacked John Doe was three years younger than John Doe and half his size. He was also in elementary school while John Doe was in middle school.
7. The mother and father told everyone that would not sue the school or those involved. Then once the mother was fired they made plans to file suit. This is just about money to them.
This situation could have been handled better. We all believe that the parents of both involved students working at the school had a lot to do with it. The school changed administration last year and that change was not for the best. Although at the end of the day I can still say the Kings Academy is a great school. I am proud to say I went there and can personally say that they made a true stand for Christ. Never in my life have I felt more welcomed and received by such a loving Christian community then at my years at Kings. The administration helped children in need. They wouldn’t just kick out every kid that misbehaved but instead they would shed a little grace and help those who were hurting get their lives back on track. Prior to attending Kings I had gone to seven different schools and I can say that not one of them had students as nice and accepting as those at Kings. I have seen teachers sacrifice their lunch break and stay for hours after school so that a student who was having a rough day would have someone to talk to. So yes, one old little boy, who was just ten years old, got in a fight after football practice but don’t let that speak for the whole school or for that matter the Christian religion.
marry

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Dec 9, 2008
Justice Demands wrote:
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First, this IS a sex crime; no question about it. Why else file under "John Doe"?!
Since the family refuses to criminally prosecute the sex offender, this case is truly only about the money $$$$$$$$$. That REALLY makes me angry!!!
I am a victim/survivor of long-term sexual abuse by a priest and nun at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. Yes I sued and won. I waited an appropriate amount of time for law enforcement and/or the state attorney's office to contact me about filing criminal charges. When they did not, I made the appointment with the 'sex crimes' prosecutor who was unwilling to try my case. But then, Attorney Barry Krischer refuses to file charges in just about every sexual assault case that occurs in Palm Beach County because he is a coward.
I would have loved seeing the perps in prison, especially the rapist priest.
But this family only wants money$$$$$$. What about the NEXT VICTIM of this sexual offender? Because until he is stopped, he will not only continue to offend but the severity of his offeses WILL escalate.
I hope the parents of the victim in this case read this and CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES. Otherwise, they will be guilty in part for every future sex crime by this budding pedophile.
And they SHOULD feel guilty.
I know both of the kids involved in this the other child involved who you call the offender was only 10 years old. Yes it was wrong, but come on his 10. What are you going to do through him in jail?
Scooter

Lake City, FL

#15 Dec 11, 2008
Scripture says Cjristians are not allowed to sue. So much for professed Christianity.
Prime Time

United States

#16 Dec 11, 2008
marry wrote:
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I know both of the kids involved in this the other child involved who you call the offender was only 10 years old. Yes it was wrong, but come on his 10. What are you going to do through him in jail?
If he though pulling hard on another boy's penis was funning, then the offender needs professional help.

Mandatory mental health evalution -- particularly find out if he abuses animals and/or has a foot fetish. Mandatory mental health counseling with the threat of juvi detention if he or his parents won't cooperate.
Humbled Christian

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Dec 12, 2008
As someone else stated, this stuff happens in public schools as well. This isn't unique to the Christian community. Unfortunately, because Christians tend to spend more time preaching to people about how they need to change and not enough time loving people, we are seen as judgmental. We put ourselves on a pedestal taunting those around us because they're not on the same pedestal. It's a lot easier to know someone off of their pedestal than it is to get on our own. So that's what people do... I don't blame them one bit!

Christianity, in America, has become more about segregating ourselves from our neighbors than about loving our neighbors. Jesus said we're to do TWO things... love God and love our neighbors. Most Christians pile into their cars on Sunday morning heading to "church" as they drive past their neighbors they know nothing about. We're so busy studying the bible, we don't live the bible. It does say "they know you by the LOVE you have one for another." It says nothing about knowing you cause you have a cute t-shirt that says "Lord's Gym" or because you have this cool fish eating "darwin" on your back bumper.

Christianity in America is a sub-culture rather than being counter-culture. We, as Christians, point fingers at our neighbors and tell them everywhere they're wrong and then call it "persecution of the saints" when those neighbors point out where we're wrong.

We're ALL wrong... let's admit that. Odds are, you already know enough about the bible. You can probably skip one of those bible studies you're running off to attend and instead, help out at the local homeless shelter, or a hospice, or, maybe you just sit down with your neighbor, pop open a beer and get to know them. Wait, that's right, drinking beer is wrong... sounds like one of those Pharisee's Jesus didn't get along with much.
The Tax Paying Public

United States

#18 Dec 12, 2008
Perry Mason wrote:
Both of my children graduated from The King's Academy when the school was located near the Noisy,Dangerous & Corrupt PBIA. I can remember a plane that had run out of fuel almost crashing into the school. Sadly I think 10 people perished that were in the plane. From the perspective of a divorced father who did not have custody of his children, the school did everthing possible to alienate me from my son & daughter. Because of my experiences with the school I have grown to despise Christianity. It is nothing more than a front for thuggery.
The public schools are like Kings in that they don't like the fathers.

My ex did not want me to get the report cards.
I had a valid settlement agreement and court order.

I went to the Dwyer H.S. to pick it up, and I was arrested for kidnapping because picking up the report card, from the school on a non-visitation day.

The jury found not guilty in 1 min. 43 sec.

All schools are anti-father.
And the courts back them up.

Since: Nov 08

Lake City, FL

#19 Dec 12, 2008
Humbled Christian wrote:
As someone else stated, this stuff happens in public schools as well. This isn't unique to the Christian community. Unfortunately, because Christians tend to spend more time preaching to people about how they need to change and not enough time loving people, we are seen as judgmental....
WOW! You spoke my mind better than I could ever have! I am no longer a Christian, mainly for the reasons you mentioned. Instead, I became a decent, loving human being. Christianity has, become for the most part, a religion of hate. They use the bible much as Hitler used Mein Kampf. God forbid we spend time loving one another, instead of despising them.
blank

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 Dec 19, 2008
Humbled Christian wrote:
As someone else stated, this stuff happens in public schools as well. This isn't unique to the Christian community. Unfortunately, because Christians tend to spend more time preaching to people about how they need to change and not enough time loving people, we are seen as judgmental. We put ourselves on a pedestal taunting those around us because they're not on the same pedestal. It's a lot easier to know someone off of their pedestal than it is to get on our own. So that's what people do... I don't blame them one bit!
Christianity, in America, has become more about segregating ourselves from our neighbors than about loving our neighbors. Jesus said we're to do TWO things... love God and love our neighbors. Most Christians pile into their cars on Sunday morning heading to "church" as they drive past their neighbors they know nothing about. We're so busy studying the bible, we don't live the bible. It does say "they know you by the LOVE you have one for another." It says nothing about knowing you cause you have a cute t-shirt that says "Lord's Gym" or because you have this cool fish eating "darwin" on your back bumper.
Christianity in America is a sub-culture rather than being counter-culture. We, as Christians, point fingers at our neighbors and tell them everywhere they're wrong and then call it "persecution of the saints" when those neighbors point out where we're wrong.
We're ALL wrong... let's admit that. Odds are, you already know enough about the bible. You can probably skip one of those bible studies you're running off to attend and instead, help out at the local homeless shelter, or a hospice, or, maybe you just sit down with your neighbor, pop open a beer and get to know them. Wait, that's right, drinking beer is wrong... sounds like one of those Pharisee's Jesus didn't get along with much.
I agree with you! As a christian family we stopped attending our church because it go in to this "Who's a better Christian game." During the time my family spent at the Kings Academy they taught to show others you are a christian by your actions not your words. Making the students think about the fact that our love should be showing others Jesus is the way was really one of their priority's. They also did a good job of teaching the students that it is not their place to judge others because we have all made mistakes and are only saved through Jesus. I think this is a fundamental missing from many christian community's. Although I will say the school has changed negatively since moving to the new campus.
Appalled

Jupiter, FL

#22 Jan 3, 2009
marry wrote:
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I know both of the kids involved in this the other child involved who you call the offender was only 10 years old. Yes it was wrong, but come on his 10. What are you going to do through him in jail?
I also know bot of the boys and you have your facts wrong. The boy attacked was in 7th grade, and the attacker was in 6th grade. Amazing what people find as acceptable behavior!

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