What He Wants
Apr 28, 2017 — Good Morning,
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Mr. Laughinghouse will soon return to work, but it's not all good news. An email from the school district about the situation sent out this morning shows that the district has decided to have Mr. L return to work on Monday, but he will not be returning to Swansboro High School.
Here's word for word what that email says (If you are wondering where I got it, don't ask, I never name sources):
"On Monday, May 1, Mr. Laughinghouse will return to teaching, but will be teaching through Onslow View from a media/technology lab located at White Oak High School. This decision is an Onslow County School District Office Decision."
Those of you who know Mr. L, know that he has already been teaching classes at other schools through the Onslow View program. He volunteered to do this (What a nice, guy!) so that students at other schools would have the opportunity to learn French.
Here's the problem with this decision:
IT'S NOT WHAT MR. L WANTS!
Let me say that again:
IT'S NOT WHAT MR. L WANTS!
Is it a compromise, maybe, but he's still being punished after becoming a victim. A source close to Mr. L says that he is devastated by this decision. This "compromise" effectively isolates him from his support system.
I was asked to keep fighting for him, and I'm not giving up! I'm still making myself clear, I cannot protest at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, but I can't control what other people decide to do. I will be there to speak on Mr. L's behalf, touch on cyberbullying in Onslow Co. Schools, and how the district should handle cases, but I will not be protesting. (I have my reasons for that decision that I simply cannot get into online)
Now, again! This is not what Mr. L wants! He wants to return to SHS and teach the students that he loves. As far as my own opinion goes, if this is the decision that stands, then I have to say that I feel sorry for SHS because they just lost a great teacher and a positive presence in the hallways.
Just a suggestion (Thanks big sis, for pointing this out): Maybe compromise a bit more and allow Mr. L to simply finish this year at White Oak then move back to SHS next school year.
To Mr. L, I just want to take a moment to say, that I am so sorry for what happened to you. There are cruel people in this world, and it is especially hurtful when that cruelty turns on a wonderful human being. You are my hero, and I stand with you on this and in everything that you do from here on out.
Assignment for the day: SHARE THIS PETITION on your Social Media Accounts, let's try to get some more support before the meeting on Tuesday.
Thank you all!
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