Something in the NJ hostage case really caught my attention:
Officers initially went to the home in South Trenton Friday afternoon after a relative of 44-year-old Carmelita Stevens said she hadn't spoken to her in weeks and was worried, authorities said at a news conference Sunday. Upon further investigation, authorities then discovered her children hadn't been to school in 12 days.
12 DAYS?! and no one at the school thought something might be going on?
IDK this just baffles my mind, and if it wasn't because they investigated, this wouldn't have been found out about for God knows how long...
Anyone else think that this is crazy?
f**k if I missed one class the school called my mom.
I forgot to call the school one day when DD was sick. They called me at about 9am to see what was going on.
I get an automated call and an email when DS misses school even when I send in a note before that day.
Definitely. Though when I was in high school I remember being able to skip several classes and none of the teachers contacted my mom. Even after she personally spoke to every single teacher of mine and gave them all her cell phone number. Schools just don't seem to care as much as they used to it seems anymore.
Schools here call the parents if the child misses a day, or even a class. I only know that because my 14 year old brother got busted last week when he skipped and his school called my mom. lol.
Shit, I missed a week once and my parents were busy with me because I was in the hospital so they forgot to call and explain to the school. The school flipped and called my parents telling them how they were for not calling.
wow...shit if I missed school for one day my parents were called. that's crazy
That's how I remember my school being, like if you missed a class(es) your parents would get an automated message; and for unexcused absences, after so many your parents had to go in with you to clear up the situation.
I just, IDK I can't believe no one found this odd or that it didn't raise a flag somewhere.
if my kids are not in school by 9am the school starts calling. if they can't get ahold of someone to find out if the child is safe then they are supposed to contact the proper authorities. the fact that the school didn't means they didn't follow protocol at all.
Schools called after a few hours of my absence.
That is, until high school. Or if they did call my mom, she never said anything because even though I was literally never at school, I had good grades and graduated early.
I got threatened with court when my 5 year old who was in his first year of preK missed 4 days of school :shock:
<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" I got threatened with court when my 5 year old who was in his first year of preK missed 4 days of school :shock:"</blockquote>
What! That's crazy. How is it that they think they have that authority?
I saw this post a few hours ago. Right after I put my 6yo on the bus. An hour & a half later the school robo calls me & tells me he's not there. Talk about a panic attack for me, especially since our house was broken into yesterday. I called the school immediately & was told there was a sub & hold on for a minute. They called the classroom & he is there, safe & sound in class. The sub accidentally marked him absent.
When I was in HS in the same district they wouldn't call till after school, they also sent a letter home too. Trying to ditch school when my mom got off work at the same time I go off school was impossible. She only works 10min from home.