Our Children Matter!!
Our Children Matter!!
The principal Chet Coleman at Cherry Valley elementary is not only unfit but is unsafe for our children to be under his supervision. I have attached the video taken from the “Time out room” Mr. Coleman uses for children who “Cannot be handled otherwise.” These are his words. My 7yr old son was left in this small prison like confinement for 3hrs on Friday 1/29/21 with nothing at all. No school work, No coloring, No book because the principal deemed him “unfit to have anything.” My son cursed at a boy on the playground for pushing his friend down.
My outrage at this “room” caused me to make a post on my Facebook Page (Pay it forward licking county). The outpouring of concern from parents, grandparents, previous students, previous staff is heartbreaking! Many children have been put in this horrible room for hours, some urinating on themselves. Other children had been left unattended so long they where able to somehow carve into the wall with sad faces, drawings of the school with an X through it, the words “I don’t want to live”. This school only goes to 5th grade. The young age of these poor impressionable children is alarming that they are subjected to this confinement!
Many parents have advised me their children where restrained in that room, staff held the door shut on them from the other side. Multiple parents of special needs children have advised me their children have come home with unexplained marks on their bodies and no incident report filed, some even had to pick mulch from their children’s faces. The school bored meeting have been filled with parents voicing concern over Mr. Coleman. Police reports have been filed due to children walking off the playground and all around the area until police picked them up and took them back to school.
PLEASE for our current and future children’s sake, sign this petition asking for Mr.Coleman to be immediately terminated and this “room” at Cherry Valley be corrected! Our children should feel safe going to school, it’s one of the only things we have anymore in this crazy world that should provide stability.