I must say that judging an entire community for the actions of a few children is concerning. Clearly these few kids have a problem and it needs to be dealt with swiftly and severely. No disagreement there.
What is even more concerning are the adults who are sending death threats to these 12 year old children.
What of the adults who are judging the entire town and all the kids in it based on the actions of a few? There is no town out there that is deviant free.
Living here, I am appalled at what these kids did. But my children are not like these children. This kind of behavior would never be tolerated by my kids. I do think today's attitude in general about respect across the board is lacking. This is something adults are not teaching and are not modeling. I don't pretend to know how those kids we raised. I have no idea. But I think ever parent out there even if they do a good job, their kid will screw up under the pressure of other kids.
This school district has had a lot of problems in the past 10 years. Their reaction or slow reaction is not surprising to me but is not acceptable. Unfortunately for many of us we have tried to change the school district but it's a large bureaucracy of red tape and B.S.
This bus monitor stands to receive over $200,000 in $ donated to her for a vacation. That says that people here don't condone what these children did.
It does remain to be seen what the disciplinary action will be but I think it should include finding their own way to school. No more bus rides from here until they graduate.