Baltimore Won’t Release Info on Criminals in Public Schools After Revelation That Adult Sex Offender Enrolled in High School
A 21-year-old who sexually assaulted a minor later enrolled at Parkville High School — then raped another underage girl.
The Baltimore County school district is refusing to release information on adult criminals who are enrolled in public schools.
It was recently revealed that Santino Sudano, a 21-year-old registered sex offender who was charged with second-degree rape of a 13-year-old girl, subsequently enrolled at Parkville High School before raping another minor.
Sudano pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense, but was still allowed to take classes with high school students. The principal of Parkville High School personally signed a letter allowing him into the classrooms, knowing his shocking criminal history.
After he began attending the high school he was arrested again for one count of second-degree rape, two additional counts of a sexual offense and assault on another underaged girl — this time, a 15-year-old. The student was also a Baltimore County Schools student.
The local Baltimore Fox affiliate filed public records requests to see how many criminals are in the city’s classrooms, but Baltimore County Schools refused to turn over the documents.
“During this investigation, we learned sex offenders, under state law, can attend public schools with a letter of permission from certain school leaders. We wanted to know how many convicted criminals have received permission. On February 6, and again on March 5, we filed public records requests to find out,” the local station reports. “But BCPS denied our requests, saying they are ‘student records’ which are ‘precluded from disclosure.'”
The station is now preparing to fight for the information, as attorneys have advised them that the records will not be precluded from disclosure if the names of the students are redacted.
“They have to turn them over to you. They are simply wrong in refusing to do so,” Scott Marder, an attorney with Thomas and Libowitz, told the station. “Once you take out the names of the student and other identifying information, the record’s no longer exempt.”
“Transparency in government is key in a democratic society,” says Marder. “In order for people to participate in government, to go vote intelligently, they need to know what their government is doing. And they need to know that so they can hold their government officials accountable.”
Students at the school, speaking anonymously to the station, expressed concern about who they are sharing the classrooms with.
“It’s wrong. These girls and these boys, just every student at Parkville deserves to be safe,” the anonymous student said. “And with everything that’s going on with the school shootings and all the other horrible things that happened with schools, the last thing we need to worry about is a sex offender in our classrooms, right next to us.”
Adults in schools, particularly illegal immigrants, has been an issue in Maryland before.
In 2017, the infamous “Rockville Rape” case made national headlines when a 14-year-old girl alleged that she was raped in Rockville High School’s bathroom by two male illegal immigrant students, one of whom was 19-years-old.
The charges in the case were eventually dropped, including child pornography charges against the two teens who were forwarding photos of the young girl to one another.
The reason for dropping the charges was the girl’s mother was concerned about her having to take the stand during trial — not because of the guilt or innocence of the men.
When Montgomery County Prosecutors announced that they were dropping the charges, they said that they wanted to “protect this vulnerable child from further harm in this matter.”
Teacher Goes on Anti-Trump Rant After 10-Year-Old Says He Admires the President, Lies to Student’s Mom When Confronted (VIDEO)
The anti-conservative rant was prompted after Stanton asked the class “Who is the one person you admire and why?”
A Tacoma, Washington, sixth grade teacher was caught on camera going on an anti-Trump tirade over a student saying that he admires the president.
The teacher then lied to the boy’s mother, Elsy Kusander, about the classroom discussion when she confronted him. She recorded the exchange.
Kusander is from Honduras and is a big supporter of President Trump. She did not hesitate to defend both her child and the president to the unhinged “educator.”
“Brendan Stanton, a middle school teacher at P.G. Keithley Middle School in Tacoma, asked students who they admired and why. One student answered President Trump. That triggered Stanton,” KTTH reports.
Ranting teacher scolds 10-year-old for saying he admires Trump
The morning after the world learned President Donald Trump contracted the coronavirus, a Seattle-area teacher went on a rant about the president to sixth graders. When a parent complained, he misled her about what happened. And it was caught on video.READ DETAILS: https://mynorthwest.com/2203336/rantz-seattle-teacher-scolds-student-trump/
Publiée par The Jason Rantz Show on AM 770 KTTH sur Dimanche 4 octobre 2020
The anti-conservative rant was prompted after Stanton asked the class “Who is the one person you admire and why?”
Kusander’s son responded by writing “I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn’t come into in the U.S. Trump is the best person in the world. And that’s why I had admire him.”
This response prompted Stanton to completely blow his lid and kick the student out of the virtual classroom.
The teacher told the student, and the class, that it was not an acceptable answer because President Trump spreads “hate.” The rant took place on the same day that it was announced the president has contracted the coronavirus.
“The example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoken hatred to many different individuals, OK?,” Stanton told his students.
KTTH noted that the teacher would not even speak the president’s name, referring to him as “the individual.”
“Again, that individual has spoken hate to many individuals and I don’t think is an appropriate example for a role model that we should be admiring,” Stanton said.
High School Football Players Suspended for Carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red Line Flags Before 9/11 Game
High School football players in Florida have been suspended from their team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags during their football game on 9/11 to honor the first responders who died during the attack on the World Trade Center.
One of the young men on the Little Miami High School football team is the son of a police officer, another, the son of a firefighter.
“Were you trying to make some kind of a political statement here?” a Local 12 reporter asked Brady Williams, a senior cornerback, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
“No,” he answered quickly. “Not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”
Jarad Bentley, whose father is a firefighter, carried the Thin Red Line flag.
“I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”
The young men had asked the school for permission to carry the flags on to the field before the game, and the school refused. They were told that if they did, there would be consequences.
Still, the boys did it anyways.
“Listen,” Williams said. “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”
Local 12 reports that “Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.” The station said that they had called the superintendent about the boys a few hours prior.
Superintendent Gregory Power claimed that they denied the boys’ request because they don’t want to “set a precedent” for “political” flags being carried out on the field.
“We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective,” Power claimed.
Poll Finds 40% of Families More Likely to Homeschool or Virtual School After Lockdowns
“Homeschooling is the new status quo.”
A new national poll has revealed that 40 percent of families are more likely to continue home or virtual schooling after the lock downs end.
The RealClear Opinion Research survey also found that 64 percent of registered voters support school choice.
Homeschool has been under attack in a big way since the lock downs began, but mainstream media’s efforts to dismiss it is clearly not resonating with voters.
A new national survey finds 41% of parents are MORE likely to homeschool after the lockdown.
This is why government school monopolists are freaking out.
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) May 14, 2020
“Every single family with kids in school has been incredibly disrupted by the lockdowns. With 55 million students no longer in their normal educational setting, families are clearly considering new options and many are seeing the benefits of homeschooling and virtual schooling. Policymakers should note that there is a strong desire to have these and other educational options available to families, with both strong support for the general concept of school choice and even stronger support for a specific federal proposal, Education Freedom Scholarships,” John Schilling, President of the American Federation of Children, said in response to the poll results.
Schilling added that this is the time for leadership and for desperately needed bold reforms to be implemented across our K-12 education system.
“Millions of families are seeing the inadequacies of school districts that are too inflexible,” Schilling said. “We owe it to our nation’s families and students to give them more flexibility and additional educational options. Moreover, policymakers owe it to the taxpayers who are footing the $800 billion K-12 education bill to maximize their investment by ensuring every child has access to a quality education and outcomes are improved across the board.”
More black and Asian parents said that they are more likely to consider homeschooling now, with 50.4 percent of black voters saying so, and 53.8 percent of Asian parents. Just 36.3 percent of white parents said the same, and 38.2 percent of Hispanic.
The issue did not seem to be partisan, however, as 45.7 percent of Democrats said they are more likely to consider homeschool, as well as 42.3 percent of Republicans.
Corey A. DeAngelis, the director of school choice at the Reason Foundation told the District Herald that these shutdowns have helped parents to realize that homeschool works better than government schooling.