W.Va. principals abuse case goes to grand jury

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Innocent

United States

#1 Apr 24, 2012
He's innocent. Who needs to be locked up are the parents of all the brats who won't bust their ass! When they grow up and beat the crap outta you then you'll wish you had Mr. Moffett there to help. Another thing, if the parents would work and stop getting help from the government they'd lose weight so the could catch him during his tantrum and wouldn't have to keep trying to sue everyone.If they'd get jobs this wouldn't be their 5th lawsuit!!! Wake up Mason County!!! This
man may have saved your child from the little monster! My son was on that bus and spoke of it as if this was in their normal daily routine. I'm sick of my child having to watch his back and tip toe around the punk! In my opinion Mr.midriff is a hero!!! Are you all aware that the child ha been kicked out of 3 different schools, injured teacher at all of the such as: throwing a matchbox car and hitting an innocent child in the eye, stabbed teacher with pencil and scissors, stomped ones foot and causing a possible amputation, and broke anothers arm. Shall I continue??? Finally, For all of you defending the little brat...you don't know him and dint have to deal with him. You dont have to worry about your child all day wondering if Zachary will hurt them. Well I do and I'm glad he finally got knocked down a notch. Thank you Mr. Moffitt for protecting and watching out for my children!!!!!!!!!!
Agree

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 24, 2012
I soooo agree with you innocent..This kid has no business being in our public schools..Fact is the parents can't even control I've been told that His own grandmother tells her hair customers how big of a nightmare the child is..
I know

Gallipolis, OH

#3 Apr 24, 2012
The day he was supposably abused, he was in the beauty shop bragging and laughing about the incident. Doesn't sound too scared to me. Maybe during the trial they can bring all these folks forward as character witnesses. Waste of tax payers money if you ask me.
Brat!

Charleston, WV

#4 Apr 24, 2012
Agree wrote:
I soooo agree with you innocent..This kid has no business being in our public schools..Fact is the parents can't even control I've been told that His own grandmother tells her hair customers how big of a nightmare the child is..
They better not put me on the grand jury! I can tell you now Moffitt is innocent! That brat has never had discipline in his life! Those supporting his behavior also have kids that are in jail or headed there! Along with parents that have been or should be there! A couple of them had to move to town since their stealing in the neighborhood was nipping them in the ass!
Cake baker

Caledonia, Canada

#5 Apr 24, 2012
Innocent wrote:
He's innocent. Who needs to be locked up are the parents of all the brats who won't bust their ass! When they grow up and beat the crap outta you then you'll wish you had Mr. Moffett there to help. Another thing, if the parents would work and stop getting help from the government they'd lose weight so the could catch him during his tantrum and wouldn't have to keep trying to sue everyone.If they'd get jobs this wouldn't be their 5th lawsuit!!! Wake up Mason County!!! This
man may have saved your child from the little monster! My son was on that bus and spoke of it as if this was in their normal daily routine. I'm sick of my child having to watch his back and tip toe around the punk! In my opinion Mr.midriff is a hero!!! Are you all aware that the child ha been kicked out of 3 different schools, injured teacher at all of the such as: throwing a matchbox car and hitting an innocent child in the eye, stabbed teacher with pencil and scissors, stomped ones foot and causing a possible amputation, and broke anothers arm. Shall I continue??? Finally, For all of you defending the little brat...you don't know him and dint have to deal with him. You dont have to worry about your child all day wondering if Zachary will hurt them. Well I do and I'm glad he finally got knocked down a notch. Thank you Mr. Moffitt for protecting and watching out for my children!!!!!!!!!!
And this is true what your child says is an everyday occurance. My family witnessed this last week and you could hear him outside. Sounded just like the tantrum on the bus. Kids have to try to learn with this going on.
Cake baker

Caledonia, Canada

#6 Apr 24, 2012
I know wrote:
The day he was supposably abused, he was in the beauty shop bragging and laughing about the incident. Doesn't sound too scared to me. Maybe during the trial they can bring all these folks forward as character witnesses. Waste of tax payers money if you ask me.
I heard that too from my friend who went in the next day and they were still talking about it in disbelief. And bragging was exactly what they said happened.
Dare to Discipline

Charleston, WV

#7 Apr 24, 2012
Cake baker wrote:
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I heard that too from my friend who went in the next day and they were still talking about it in disbelief. And bragging was exactly what they said happened.
Wow, glad you guys brought this out. I always believed they were only out for money.
blue boy

United States

#8 Apr 24, 2012
Does anyone know who the trooper was that arrested Moffet?
Badger

Cameron, WV

#9 Apr 24, 2012
Where was the Brat, Monday?? Was he running loose somewhere causing terror on someone else??
I bet if the Brat was in the courtroom acting the way he does, the Judge would had changed her mind about the Grand Jury.The family probably was told not to bring him in at all, and just you let you all know there is a difference between behavior problems (BD) and handicap labeling of these kids.
The Director of Special Needs, must have made a terrible misstake labeling this brat, with his background, or maybe this was a setup against Mr. Moffett....hhhmmm...think about it and the problems from last year at PPIS, and the fence...thats all I have to say about it...I'm on Mr. Moffett's side...he did a wonderful and safe job with this out of control Brat.
Cake baker

Caledonia, Canada

#10 Apr 24, 2012
Badger wrote:
Where was the Brat, Monday?? Was he running loose somewhere causing terror on someone else??
I bet if the Brat was in the courtroom acting the way he does, the Judge would had changed her mind about the Grand Jury.The family probably was told not to bring him in at all, and just you let you all know there is a difference between behavior problems (BD) and handicap labeling of these kids.
The Director of Special Needs, must have made a terrible misstake labeling this brat, with his background, or maybe this was a setup against Mr. Moffett....hhhmmm...think about it and the problems from last year at PPIS, and the fence...thats all I have to say about it...I'm on Mr. Moffett's side...he did a wonderful and safe job with this out of control Brat.
If he threw a fit in court the way he does in the school the judge would have got up and left. The media couldve heard it from outside the court house. Mr Moffett got stuck with this problem because they cant deny him placement but after Beale where could he go.
Enough

New York, NY

#11 Apr 25, 2012
Let the court decide, move on.
You people missed the bus

Gallipolis, OH

#12 Apr 26, 2012
What you all are failing to understand is that he will be judged on a single action, a single day, 8 minutes of his life...period. Whether or not the child has issues or not won't matter, the grown man handled that discipline wrong. He'll be judged accordingly. He could have picked that child up and carried him off the bus, or got another to help, but he lost his cool and will pay for it. Or at least he'll be judged in court for it, not what the family's past is, or the kids past, only on what he did THAT day on the bus, when you break it down to that...he is guilty. Period.
Hmm

New York, NY

#13 Apr 26, 2012
The only thing the hearing was for was probable cause to move on, nothing else. It was not a guilty verdict, not a plea of guilt, nothing that matters other than probable cause which does not take much of anything. You morons thinking the judge moved it on is considered a win for the child's family are wrong. Even if he is indicted, still doesn't mean anything, other than it's a step closer going to trial. The grand jury will decide if there's enough to move on or not. In this case, they probably will move on and indict the principal. In a trial, I honestly don't believe what the principal did fits the charge he is being charged with. At the MOST, the principal MAY get a misdemeanor charge after it's all said and done, but I see a not guilty verdict over anything with the charge he has, unless he pleas to a lesser charge before a trial.
The family will sue civilly but won't get no where near what they're expecting. They'll waste most on attorney fees.
The only ones coming out on top will be the attorneys. The school board will change policies, no one will be happy with the outcome, and life will go on, believe it or not.
Then you all can sit on the edge of your seats and wait for the next big thing to happen in "Days of Our Mason County" soap opera! Stay tuned!! The only county in WV that will stab each other in the back over DUMB stuff. There's more drama issues here than in Charleston and Huntington, and it's the entire community thriving on GOSSIP and BUSYBODIES! No wonder people make fun of us. Heck, just spend a few hours on Topix of Point Pleasant to hear half the retards! Watch the news for the other half!
Concerned teacher

Clarksburg, WV

#14 May 1, 2012
If you listen carefully to what the boy's saying the minute he realizes he's being forced off the bus, you'll realize he wasn't being physically hurt or terrorized. He's backpedaling to change the inevitable outcome - real life consequences for poor behavior. The screams aren't from pain; they're from not getting his way.

Second, why has no one asked why he was pushed from the seat by classmates? What are the odds they were protecting themselves from him? I'm guessing the teacher and bus driver realized the who the victims and who the bully were based on past experience.

The principal was protecting children and two adults in a very tight space with a very out of control child. The child's poor behavior had been going on for several minutes. What about the rights of the other 70+ children on the bus to have an uneventful ride to a fun field trip?

When that child reaches the teen years, he will be treated as an adult by the court system. IEPs and 504s play little role in the legal system's mission in protecting society versus the rights of a bad citizen. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity are real disorders. However, the majority of students don't need meds; they need behavior modification. Teachers, aides, administrators, and other support staff have students approximately for 37.5 hours out of 168 hours per week. Exactly who has more influence? The schools who have them 22% of the time available or the families who should have a grip on the other 88% of the time spent with children they chose to bring into the world? Further, teachers are dealing with a number of students at one time. How many are parents?

Get a grip and get control of yourselves and your children. No parent has total control, but the good ones allow their children to suffer consequences when they choose to disobey school and family rules. It's called tough love. Trust me, your children aren't more important or more special than mine or anyone else's. Face reality: your child's real or imagined disability doesn't give him/her the right to infringe on others' freedom to an education.
Mr Obvious

Washington, DC

#15 May 1, 2012
Concerned teacher wrote:
If you listen carefully to what the boy's saying the minute he realizes he's being forced off the bus, you'll realize he wasn't being physically hurt or terrorized. He's backpedaling to change the inevitable outcome - real life consequences for poor behavior. The screams aren't from pain; they're from not getting his way.

Second, why has no one asked why he was pushed from the seat by classmates? What are the odds they were protecting themselves from him? I'm guessing the teacher and bus driver realized the who the victims and who the bully were based on past experience.

The principal was protecting children and two adults in a very tight space with a very out of control child. The child's poor behavior had been going on for several minutes. What about the rights of the other 70+ children on the bus to have an uneventful ride to a fun field trip?

When that child reaches the teen years, he will be treated as an adult by the court system. IEPs and 504s play little role in the legal system's mission in protecting society versus the rights of a bad citizen. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity are real disorders. However, the majority of students don't need meds; they need behavior modification. Teachers, aides, administrators, and other support staff have students approximately for 37.5 hours out of 168 hours per week. Exactly who has more influence? The schools who have them 22% of the time available or the families who should have a grip on the other 88% of the time spent with children they chose to bring into the world? Further, teachers are dealing with a number of students at one time. How many are parents?

Get a grip and get control of yourselves and your children. No parent has total control, but the good ones allow their children to suffer consequences when they choose to disobey school and family rules. It's called tough love. Trust me, your children aren't more important or more special than mine or anyone else's. Face reality: your child's real or imagined disability doesn't give him/her the right to infringe on others' freedom to an education.
Very well said Mr/Ms Teacher, I'll agree with most everything you said. But here is the points that will be brought up in the court, Mr Moffett runs the school, he should handle this child's discipline and behavior up until the court has to intervene, which is now . And the child isn't going to be on trial here, or his behavior, nor his past, it is about a GROWN man's handling of a child and that's all. This judge, and more specifically, the attorney for the family will break it down to those minutes on the bus. Being an educated man, a very experienced educator, he knew better. He is guilty of wrong doing, period. There are a lot of what if's here...let the court decide Moffett's future and then the school can decide the child's.

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