Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Did You Hear This Story About Two Twelve Year Old’s Having Sex In Public School Yet?

Did you hear this news story yet? It is making nationwide headlines right now.

The school will have a public meeting on the topic tonight. The incident happened in Indianapolis,Indiana, USA in November 2006. The school intentionally kept it secret, not telling other parents or anyone else about this incident. The news story broke when someone leaked it to the media and they investigated the story.

Here are some quotes.

From this article:

"From the school house to the Statehouse, top educators and lawmakers who oversee learning weigh in on a 13 Investigates report uncovering 12-year olds engaged in sexual activity during class time. It happened in an industrial arts lab at Raymond Park Middle School. A Warren Township Administrator insists a teacher was in the room and that another student acted as a lookout."


From this article:

"Shop class gives students a chance to learn outside of the book. But at Warren Township's Raymond Park Middle School, two students engaged in illicit acts in view of goggled eyes."

"...during school hours in a classroom with an experienced teacher present, two sixth graders completed the act of intercourse...at least ten students were witnesses. No disciplinary actions were taken against the teacher... All teachers were told to keep quiet."


"Middle school students having sex in a busy classroom while a teacher is present? Warren Township Associate Superintendent Jeff Swensson confirmed it's true. It's been kept under wraps since November."


From this article:

"While sex in school is not appropriate, SACS social worker Anita Gross said it's not unusual for middle schools to be begin to realize their sexuality. "For them to be exploring their sexuality, what it means to them, would be very appropriate developmental state for teenagers and early teenagers, but they need to understand what's appropriate and what's not appropriate for their age."


(That statement makes no sense to me. Also that is a direct quote, I am not responsible for the clumsy grammar or unclear nature of what was said.)

My thoughts on this are pretty basic.

First, why was this kept secret? I am horrified that the school administrators kept this under wraps. Don’t parents of the students in the school have a right to know of events like this, especially the parents of the other students who saw the sexual intercourse take place?

Did the students get in trouble, since they did break school rules? Did the parents of the students who did this get notified?

Why is there no stigma with preteens today with casual sex and also with sex in public places and with onlookers? What is up with that?

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1 comment:

Cathy said...

Just FYI, this did NOT happen in Fort Wayne, IN but rather in Indianpolis, which is two hours away.