Police & Wilson Officials Speak On Ha...

Police & Wilson Officials Speak On Hazing Charges

There are 2981 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Police & Wilson Officials Speak On Hazing Charges. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

State Police and Wilson School District Officials gathered at the Lockport Municipal Building this afternoon to address sex abuse charges stemming from an alleged hazing incident involving members of the ...

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Steve

Erving, MA

#1 Apr 28, 2008
they should lose there season. Hope all the seniors who lost this year regreat it for a long time. Most likley the last time they would ever play any type of real competitive ball.
KJC-Buffalo

Falls Church, VA

#2 Apr 28, 2008
A little hazing would be OK, but why did it have to turn sexual? Both coaches were on the bus, that is dispicable.
Jane

United States

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Wow! I heard what actually happened and will not disclose that information. But as a coach in a school, I do not see how any coach could also this to go unseen. I would imagine if they were slapping and kicking kids, as the report said, a coach's ears would perk up and AT LEAST say "quit horsing around". WOW!!
parent

AOL

#4 Apr 28, 2008
hey Dr Wendt has fine staff so he proclaims......

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#5 Apr 28, 2008
Nice to know the coaches participated in this event. So they are suspended. Does this mean our tax dollars are paying their salary while they are on suspension? The usual answer is "yes" in this type of situation.

The one other comment I wanted to make in the first venue that no longer seems to be accessible...

If you look at the one common thread among all the killing sprees that have gone on in schools across the country you will find they were perpetrated by individuals that were harassed or bullied in some manner while they were students. Another good reason for the "alleged" adults on this bus to have intervened. Of course this is the USA and instead of being tossed out the door on their arses they get the token hand-slap to appease the general tax-paying public.
parent

Buffalo, NY

#6 Apr 28, 2008
I want to know how they can be suspended for coaching but be allowed in a classroom all day with hundreds of other kids and my daughter and nieces and nephews. I have heard details to were children tryed to tell the coaches but it was ignored. If this is true they shouldnt be allowed on property or near children until this is truly investigated and charges are dealt with. I am willing to pull my child out of her math class because of this.
As for the boys involved I dont believe they should be charged as juveniles. they were old enough to do this and they new what they were doing they should be charged as adults after all if they were all seniors in months they would be out in the world as adults.
citizen of wilson

Auburn, ME

#7 Apr 28, 2008
WHY, weren't the names mentioned, one "name" was given on the comments posted two days ago. All three of these kids should be punished as ADULTS, not as YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS!! As for the coaches, they too should be charged, not just SUSPENDED!! And they are allowed to still teach - is it because they have TENUR? my A__!!
Another slap on the hand for the WILSON SCHOOL
DISTRICT!! Another thing, WHY? was the news brief held in Lockport and NOT in WILSON - Who's afraid to speak before the "PEOPLE of WILSON"!!
Another Wilson Mom

Lewiston, ME

#8 Apr 28, 2008
If the coaches were suspended, why were they in the school today teaching at least 1 period.. My 6th grader said his math teacher was there, taught 1 class, and was talking a lot to the other 6th grade teachers.
KJC-Buffalo

Falls Church, VA

#9 Apr 28, 2008
Your Name Here wrote:
Nice to know the coaches participated in this event. So they are suspended. Does this mean our tax dollars are paying their salary while they are on suspension? The usual answer is "yes" in this type of situation.
The one other comment I wanted to make in the first venue that no longer seems to be accessible...
If you look at the one common thread among all the killing sprees that have gone on in schools across the country you will find they were perpetrated by individuals that were harassed or bullied in some manner while they were students. Another good reason for the "alleged" adults on this bus to have intervened. Of course this is the USA and instead of being tossed out the door on their arses they get the token hand-slap to appease the general tax-paying public.
I thought I read they were only suspended from coaching. They are still teaching at the school.
Observer51

United States

#10 Apr 28, 2008
If a state trooper says he has never seen anything like this, well, am I crazy or what. What in the world could possible have gone on that was this terrible while there were five adults on the bus and yet no one knew about it?
yomomma

AOL

#11 Apr 28, 2008
As many of us said previously this is not simply hazing. The administration needs to stop refering to it as such like it is an acceptable rite of passage in a ol' boys club.
If the suspects are found guilty as charged and allowed to plead as youthful offenders, then I sadly expect it will be swept under the rug until these perverted perps pick their next victim.
I also question why the teacher/coaches are not suspended from the classroom as well, until the investigation is complete and any culpability is known?
never seen

Rochester, NY

#12 Apr 28, 2008
The children that were hazed my heart goes out to you...I hope you can recover from this and hope you have a good future ahead of you.
As for the other students and coaches...you should all rot in hell for doing and allowing this to happen. It is awful and a bus a big but not so big you can not hear the other students asking for your help. None of you should be in any school. Your all child abusers and molesters and dont deserve a pay check of any kind. Sentence every one of them to life in prison, nothing like this is forgiveable.
The bus driver is only responsible for getting the students to and from their location safely, especially when there are other adults to keep the children in line.
yomomma

AOL

#13 Apr 28, 2008
Another Wilson Mom wrote:
If the coaches were suspended, why were they in the school today teaching at least 1 period.. My 6th grader said his math teacher was there, taught 1 class, and was talking a lot to the other 6th grade teachers.
Just my opinion, but you and the other parents with kids in these teacher/coaches classes should call the school superintendent/principal/schoo l board and insist a sub handles the classes for now...... Or pull them out until the investigation is complete.
Ron

Depew, NY

#14 Apr 28, 2008
My heart breaks for those kids who were victimized. How traumatic it must have been. As far as the "adults" are concerned meaning the coaches and bus driver, they should be ashamed of themselves. What if it were their kids being victimized in the back of the bus, would they still be able to turn a deaf ear? Shame on all of them. Suspension is not enough and I'm not sure termination would suffice as well.
parent

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#15 Apr 28, 2008
citizen of wilson wrote:
WHY, weren't the names mentioned, one "name" was given on the comments posted two days ago. All three of these kids should be punished as ADULTS, not as YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS!! As for the coaches, they too should be charged, not just SUSPENDED!! And they are allowed to still teach - is it because they have TENUR? my A__!!
Another slap on the hand for the WILSON SCHOOL
DISTRICT!! Another thing, WHY? was the news brief held in Lockport and NOT in WILSON - Who's afraid to speak before the "PEOPLE of WILSON"!!
DR WENDT.....
wow

Lancaster, NY

#16 Apr 28, 2008
yomomma wrote:
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Just my opinion, but you and the other parents with kids in these teacher/coaches classes should call the school superintendent/principal/schoo l board and insist a sub handles the classes for now...... Or pull them out until the investigation is complete.
I agree 100%. These teachers failed the JV students on that bus for not paying attention to what was going on. There is no WAY that this happened quietly, and I sincerely doubt that this is the first time these older reprobates have been involved in persecuting/torturing the younger victims. tenure or not, the teachers can still be suspended (with pay unfortunately) until the investgation is complete. They failed in their duties. And to suspend them from coaching only? What a joke, the season is suspended. There was no more coaching to be done anyway. What kind of slap on the wrist was that?
Joe

Monroeville, PA

#17 Apr 28, 2008
These coaches/teachers deserve their due process as schools must do the same for their children everyday. It is unfair to convict anyone until all the facts are in, and obviously, they are NOT. Why are they immediately guilty? Because they are teachers? They deserve the same rights as every other person in society.

“Go ahead, make my day.”

Since: Jul 07

Venus, PA

#18 Apr 28, 2008
citizen of wilson wrote:
WHY, weren't the names mentioned, one "name" was given on the comments posted two days ago. All three of these kids should be punished as ADULTS, not as YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS!! As for the coaches, they too should be charged, not just SUSPENDED!! And they are allowed to still teach - is it because they have TENUR? my A__!!
Another slap on the hand for the WILSON SCHOOL
DISTRICT!! Another thing, WHY? was the news brief held in Lockport and NOT in WILSON - Who's afraid to speak before the "PEOPLE of WILSON"!!
The whole concept of "tenure" for teachers should become a relic of the past, especially because of incidents like this one. Tenure is an outdated principle; teachers, like most employees, should only be allowed to work as long as they continue to demonstrate the ability, character and good judgement necessary for their position of leadership in the community.
parent

AOL

#19 Apr 28, 2008
those administraters need to WAKE UP and clean house there are going to many lawsuits against this school district remember dr wendt the safety of our childern is you and your staffs number one priority stop worry about your white collar because your collars black right now..........
No Name

Buffalo, NY

#21 Apr 28, 2008
Man With No Name wrote:
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The whole concept of "tenure" for teachers should become a relic of the past, especially because of incidents like this one. Tenure is an outdated principle; teachers, like most employees, should only be allowed to work as long as they continue to demonstrate the ability, character and good judgement necessary for their position of leadership in the community.


Do I agree with you. Tenured teachers in any school district get away with a lot, just brcause they have tenure. In the private sector people have to work hard and really produce. Teachers today are paid really well, especiaslly at their top step in their contract of 21 or 22 years. They work 10 months per year, many of their students do not make the grade and they have job security. Then something like this happens and they get suspended from coaching but not teaching because they are tenured?? That is just wrong. But even if they were suspended the District would still have to pay them and they sub. That too is the law.

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