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Handcuffs. Credit: Patch file
Bridgett Milam-Crooks April 22, 2014 at 11:49 am
What's ignorant, Rhiannon, is to take a position of, "allow them to do anything, to anyone,Read More anywhere, because of a Special Needs label". Just as your "non special needs children with behavioral problems" don't get a free and unexpiring pass to hurt others, neither should a child with special needs because of their inability to control themselves. At some point, they're asked to leave the school because they are a danger and disruption to others. That's not ignorance, it's logic. My point was, before you went off in a ridiculous direction with institutions, corners, and cages, was that if a parent of a special needs child has a problem with the mainstream staff protecting themselves and others (including the special needs meltdown-er) by any means possible, including cuffs, then MAYBE MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS WITH MAINSTREAM STAFF ISN'T THE PLACE FOR THEM (that particular special needs child and family). Any child in our schools who repeatedly exhibits violence is eventually asked to leave.....special needs or not. I do believe that children with special needs are given far more tolerance for their outbursts than a non-special needs child, and rightfully so. HOWEVER, a staff member should be allowed to protect themselves and others from ANYONE'S violence, and if they aren't allowed to do that without fault, then the violator should go.
twin oakley April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Oh my. People, you need to actually watch the video and comprehend the story before commenting. TheRead More name of the school IS the Alpine Program. It's a regional program specifically for children with emotional and behavioral issues. It is already heartbreaking for a parent to place a child there, but to think that the child is treated as a criminal and the general public thinks that's ok, is a kick to the gut. More on the Alpine program, courtesy of a 4 second Google search: Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support The Alpine Program is part of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS). GNETS was established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1972 to provide educational services for students with severe emotional/behavioral disorders. Alpine is one of 24 GNETS programs across the state of Georgia, and serves the 13 local school systems in the Pioneer RESA area, as well as Forsyth County. Center-based classes are located in Gainesville and Carnesville. School-based classes are located in Union and Rabun Counties. The Alpine Program is an educational service, providing students with quality academic instruction integrated with therapeutic and behavioral support. Referrals for the Program are made through the student's local educational agency.
Bridgett Milam-Crooks April 23, 2014 at 08:56 am
How are cuffs "criminal"? Dont you think the context of the situation is paramount overRead More the tool?? They weren't used to punish but to protect. To protect the outburster as well as others. Just as a harness and leash on a toddler isn't treating the child "like a dog", but allowing for the child's safety as the first priority.
Credit: Forsyth County Schools
Josephine Gamma April 14, 2014 at 07:14 am
Such a small price for such a big gain. Many schools in Cumming are at full capacity and addingRead More classrooms is a lot better than new schools.
Turner Field in Atlanta. File|Patch
RFZZZZZ April 10, 2014 at 07:39 am
Some days no matter what one tries, things don't always go the way one had planned. Just ask theRead More Archbishop.
Allah Tabul April 10, 2014 at 07:41 am
'flame retardant'? Some stupid liberal will probably try to change that to 'flame handicapped'.
wmsmom April 13, 2014 at 09:15 pm
No, the name doesn't need to change when it's used in the proper context. Your thoughts areRead More handicapped though, if that helps?
The Tech Tower on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Courtesy Georgia Tech Facebook page
Susan March 28, 2014 at 09:03 am
Now if Georgia can get some jobs for these grads. Only 2 companies in the last engineering job fairRead More were from Georgia. Sad we send our best out of state!
petluvr March 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
Yeah GT!
Road Scholar March 29, 2014 at 09:18 am
Not all Tech grads can stay here in Georgia.We are spread across the world! Another result of theirRead More enrollment policy and the needs of the world! When you are one of the best, non Georgians want you. When I was looking for a job , I had a few out of state firms state that they would like to add a GT grad to their staff. Cross "pollination" I guess!
Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, former president of Georgia Tech. Credit: University website
Sara Eads February 28, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Want happened to the person who used to be the editor of PATCH? A Ms. Murchison (Spelling?), IRead More believe. Just curious as I thought she was a good editor.
Richelle Murray March 2, 2014 at 02:51 pm
***** They need to contact :Navy Personnel Command (PERSCOM) out of Millington, TN. His obituary:Read More Harrison is survived by his two sons; Robert and Richard; and his four grandsons; Matthew, Michael, Daniel and David. The family, according to Ancestry.com's 1930 census is from Jefferson, Alabama.
wle atlanta II March 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm
'jefferson' is probably jefferson county , the birmingham area wle
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
flowerdychild February 26, 2014 at 11:42 am
I live in Kennesaw and have two owls living in my woods. They dont like it when I even try to getRead More pics, I can only imagine how terrified the owl "mascot" must be. Dress someone in a mascot costume and quit using Gods beautiful animals as a sick way to entertain people. Phyllis, u just have to ignore those hateful responses, some people are just ignorant.
Kirsten February 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm
Exactly--interesting, Patch, how your "sampling" of comments used in the article seemsRead More decidely one-sided.
Pam Mossack Doughty February 27, 2014 at 12:59 am
PETA actually DID try to get UGA to eliminate UGA and use a robotic dog. Not thinking that willRead More happen. Phyllis, so you're saying that we shouldn't have dogs as pets? REALLY? What is your suggestion to do with the abundance of dogs in the world? I am seriously asking you. And PETA has been documented with tossing euthanized dogs that they "rescued" into dumpsters, so PLEASE stop glorifying them.
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
Robert Searl February 26, 2014 at 06:35 pm
In the photo, Sturgis has that "Yo, PETA, don't mess with my gig!" look.
Laura February 28, 2014 at 09:20 am
Mike Ross , nicely stated! I couldn't agree more!!
David Tiffany March 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
While I agree, generally, with Mike Ross, he goes a bit overboard - just as the PETA people do. TheRead More owl undoubtedly lives better than other members of its species, rather than the other way around. PETA should spend its time and resources trying to protect animals that are truly being treated abusively. Mike should also tone it down. The people at PETA are not evil, but only want the best possible treatment for the animals that share our planet.
Dr. L.C. (Buster) Evans. Credit: Patch file
Peggie Oeland Morrow February 23, 2014 at 11:17 am
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Evans. He is a forward thinker and respects and admires all of theRead More employees in this school district. His support of our benefit, Forsyth BYOT, is helping to provide devices and home internet access for so many students who didn't otherwise have either. This wouldn't have happened without his enthusiasm and dedication to his district. Dr. Evans will be missed very much!
Kristen Deuschle. Courtesy Forsyth County Schools Facebook page
Peggie Oeland Morrow February 17, 2014 at 06:30 am
Congratulations Kristen! The Forsyth BYOT Benefit is honored to have such a distinguished MediaRead More Specialist as one of our supporters! This county - and the children - are privileged to have you here!