Pleasant Valley High School Copes wit...

Pleasant Valley High School Copes with Death of Student

There are 6 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Oct 13, 2010, titled Pleasant Valley High School Copes with Death of Student. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Administrators are trying to help Pleasant valley High School students cope after a senior at the school killed himself over the weekend.

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stoopz

Chico, CA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
what was his name? kinda sucks how when people die all the sudden everybodys their best friend.... where were u when they where alive...?
pv issue

Long Beach, CA

#3 Oct 14, 2010
I guess this is why PV has all those signs up to fight bullying and to call the bullying hotline.
Best wishes go out to the young mans family.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit

United States

#4 Oct 14, 2010
I remember how stressful my daughter's last year was at PV High. It all started becuase the administrators refused to let her drop one class. I recall saying to her that what's most important to me is your emotional well-being and your phsyical health & I will support any decisions that you make. There is so much pressure on these students to succeed and then even high achievers get bullied. It needs to be addressed by the district and school site administatros instead of 'ignoring these issues'. The lawsuit filed against WUSD is a prime example of how long one family was targeted and bullied and it could and should have been prevented. It is preventable when it's taken seriously by those whose job it is to 'deal with it'.
Dave

United States

#5 Oct 14, 2010
stoopz wrote:
what was his name? kinda sucks how when people die all the sudden everybodys their best friend.... where were u when they where alive...?
Who are you talking too? Or are you just judging people?
Bob

Chico, CA

#6 Oct 15, 2010
The word is that most of Chico's schools are ill prepared to deal with bullying. One reason parents are turning to the homeschool option is due to the lack of civility in our schools. We adults are to blame for dropping the standards for behavior in school to the lows we see today. Take a walk down any high school hallway and just listen to the language. It may not seem like much, but their language conveys a lack of respect for self, peers and adults. They have no respect because it is not consistently demanded of them. Sometime in middle school, kids begin to figure out that they can pretty much get away with anything in school, and most of the adults will walk on by, pretending they heard and saw nothing. All the kids can do from there is figure out their own set of standards.
Bullying reality

Chico, CA

#7 Oct 15, 2010
Bob wrote:
The word is that most of Chico's schools are ill prepared to deal with bullying. One reason parents are turning to the homeschool option is due to the lack of civility in our schools. We adults are to blame for dropping the standards for behavior in school to the lows we see today. Take a walk down any high school hallway and just listen to the language. It may not seem like much, but their language conveys a lack of respect for self, peers and adults. They have no respect because it is not consistently demanded of them. Sometime in middle school, kids begin to figure out that they can pretty much get away with anything in school, and most of the adults will walk on by, pretending they heard and saw nothing. All the kids can do from there is figure out their own set of standards.
Do you know how Chico schools deal with bullying? They put up signs that say, "No bullying allowed," or they have an assembly that pays someone a thousand dollars to come in once a year and have all the students do a shout out. They do it to comply with a grant or if someone asks if they do anything. The standards for behavior have dropped considerably and the administration looks the other way all the time. My husband teaches in the district and just this week sent a student to the office for bad language and bullying. The response from the principal was, "What do you want ME to do?" The student came back smiling to class without anything being done. At recess ten minutes later, there was another incident. The message was sent by this principal and that was, "Don't bother me."

There is no discipline enforced.

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