Ladies and Gentlemen: To all readers of The Right Rant. I must again go on an all out moral tirade. I have sat by quietly and watched the developements unfold over the Warren Township sex scandal. I can no longer remain silent.
I am outraged at the school district's behavior over this incident. A simple recap for the uninformed out there. Two 6th graders engaged in sexual intercourse during class. The industrial arts teacher stated that this could not have been noticed, because both students were hunkered down under a cubicle in the classroom. The act was discovered after another student ( one of the trysting couples lookouts), was detained for a seperate offense , and this child tried to offset his punishment by passing info about the scenario.
Why did the superintendent try to cover this up? Why was the teacher not reprimanded? How can something like this go "unnoticed"? I am without answers. I am baffled to the cover up. I feel that the school board should have immediately dealt with all parties concerned and further informed the remaining students that this is not acceptable behavior, and is not tolerated - ever.
I am also distressed at the situation in general. 6th graders having sex- help, I am losing air here. These are 12 year olds, children, not even teens, yet. How can the community have missed the signals of this occurence? When did they become so lax that nothing matters?
I am posting this with 2 motives. First, those of us with children, should obviously review our own actions and thoughts, to make sure our kids do not get caught in the same trap. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. I am concerned for diseases, maturity, ability to handle a situation, pregnancy, puberty, et al. Second, our future. Has the country fallen so far that this could be considered acceptable. If we carefully look at the Roman empire, there are many troubling similarities. Lets stop that trend, with the curtailing of this behavior. I welcome your comments and suggestions. I have sent a similar letter to the superintendent in my school district, and intend to take this up with a state representative that I know.