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Anoka-Hennepin Schools Chief Dennis Carlson: Extreme Tales Of Bullying Here Are ‘Not True.’ He’s LYING

We continue to correct inaccurate statements about students who have committed suicide over the past year. We know how difficult these deaths have been for our schools. Based on all the information we’ve been able to gather, none of the suicides were connected to incidents of bullying or harassment. In addition to family and friends, many of our employees were personally affected by these tragedies. … As we all try to heal from the pain of these deaths the continuation of inaccurate information is not helpful. Once again we have no evidence that bullying played a role in any of our students deaths. In a few instances, people told the school board and district leaders that employees stood by while a student was bullied. These statements are also not true. We have no evidence of that occurring.”

— Dennis Carlson, superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota, in a voicemail left for staffers that plays down all those stories about kids there killing themselves and being the victims of bullies (including two teachers). Responds at least one student: bullshit, buddy.

Not only did some of these kids who committed suicide get bullied before they died, but one of them, who was a personal friend of mine, was even bullied even after she died. Kids said things like ‘she deserved to die.’ Even though I am straight, I get teased because people think I am gay based on how I dress. Recently I had an incident where a student in class harassed me, and I reported it to the teacher who then singled me out in front of the class and ultimately made the situation worse by how she handled it. … You tell us to report things, but then when people come forward, like some have done in this very boardroom, you say that what we say isn’t true. Why should kids come forward then if you aren’t going to believe them?

— Jacob Tighe, a high school freshman, attended Monday night’s school board meeting and told it how it is.

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By:           JD
On:           Dec 16, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • gregger
      gregger

      Maybe that old fuck will have a heart attack and die while wearing a merry widow and crotchless panties along with a garter belt while getting serviced by a tranny hooker.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @gregger: You’re wishing death upon a person you don’t even know? Real classy.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      @Riker: Riker, “MAYBE,” MAYBE as in imagine. To imagine is not the same thing as wishing. Please climb off your cross somebody else needs the wood. Are you seriously gonna go trolling???

      Take a look at these links to more articles on this matter.

      http://minnesotaindependent.com/75275/bullying-continues-to-be-a-contentious-issue-in-anoka-hennepin-school-district

      http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/23/anoka-hennepin-suicides/

      BTW, are you still standing behind the Republican Party? I’m really beginning to think that like Daeon, or what ever the frak that troll calls itself, you just go from posting to posting fucking with people.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @gregger: This thread has nothing to do with Republicans. I discuss politics in the articles that are politics-related, not here.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Out damn spot. Out I say.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      @Riker: Please go take an English Class as this is now twice you have put meanings behind behind words that are counter to the words in evidence. I in no way inferred that this was a Republican issue. I asked YOU a question about YOUR political status as you posted on this and you did not comment back on my other posting after you tried to bully up the Republican Party.

      If you cannot swim, stay out of the deep end of the pool.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @gregger: Your question on the other thread seems to have gotten lost in the dozens of posts made there so far.

      To answer your question more fully, the Republican Party is not some monolithic top-down entity. There is no one unifying philosophy. It is rather a big tent full of hundreds of different groups that have different ideas about what Republicanism is all about.

      As such, I do not support the Republican Party in its entirety. I support individual Republicans (and sometimes even Democrats, if they believe in what I do). I support actions that Republicans take when I agree with them. I do not always agree with things Republicans do, and I call them on it when they do something screwy.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      Please give me one reason that people would make all of this up. They wouldn’t. What a delusional moron.

      I do believe that many on the staff at the school probably are suffering, but when I was in school, we had our gay friendly teachers and our antigay teachers. The ones that actually cared about these kids probably are suffering.

      This dude apparently isn’t one of them.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Daez: It does seem to be unlikely that the kids are making it up. More likely is that the principal is trying to avoid bad PR and an inquiry by the Board of Education.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @gregger: Dude, in all fairness. He left after I schooled him.

      See, I do like to mess with everyone, and when someone makes a statement such as “the Republican Party (which I am a proud member of) is less antigay than they were,” I just want to shake the hell out of them. So, I do so verbally.

      Now, since this thread is about teens that killed themselves and a school district that thinks they did so because they lived in happy happy law law land and not daily torment, can we get back to to the matter at hand of thinking of cool and unusual ways this dude could pass on.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      @Riker:

      Let’s put it simply, if you support the oppressor party you support the oppressor.

      You are part of the problem.

      You are not the solution.

      You are not helping.

      The Republican Party does stand for; only opposite sex marriage, DADT, and giving tax breaks to the people who need it the least while denying vital services to people who need it the most (see medicare cuts).

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      @Daez: Thanks for clarifying. Out of here.

      Dec 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @gregger: Im not going to continue to debate this all over Queerty. If you wish to contact me to discuss it one on one, contact me at:

      (convert the eightnine to numbers) rikereightnine@gmail.com

      Dec 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      @Riker: but you are Blanche!! Check out your other posts, defending the indefensible stance of the Republican Party and the Teabaggers.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Jacob Tighe: Thank you. Your level of intelligence and maturity clearly surpasses the superintendent of your school district……..

      Dec 17, 2010 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg in Nashville
      Greg in Nashville

      I am so surprised by this – having lived in the Twin Cities, I know it to be quite the forward-thinking, and yes, liberal area! I would have expected the Superintendent of Schools to be a bit more in touch with what’s going on in his schools.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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