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Shapley wrote:Keep in mind, you can't really fault the teacher. They are 'mandated reporters' of domestic violence. If they see evidence of abuse or violence, they are required by law to report it, and face dismissal or even jail time if they fail to do so.
jamiebk wrote:I agree Shap...but they need to use some common sense as well and not simply throw gas on the fire. "Beaten black and blue" doesn't seem to fit the accurate description here.
jamiebk wrote:Well, for that matter...photographs don't always show what the eye can see.
Shapley wrote:Sounds like one of those cases that should never have made it to trial. Long ago, a preliminary hearing would have resulted in the charges being dropped and the daughter being given a severe scolding by the judge. Alas! Times have changed.
The daughter, after being diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago, had become sullen, withdrawn and refused to help at the house or at her father’s business, a landscaping service. She would skip school, sneak out of the house at night to meet with her boyfriends. Even her teacher, the one who reported the incident, had to admit under oath that the daughter was a liar (but the teacher really, really believed the story about being assaulted b her father)
but never have I felt so drained.
GreatCarouser wrote:Sounds very much like the system worked and did exactly what the makers intended in the finest sense. It (and you jurors) protected the innocent.
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