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The Augusta School System / Corruption / misconduct of many female principals

1 United States

Augusta School System: . (WRDW) -- An Augusta father, church pastor, and civil rights leader says (Bishop Dr Franklyn V Beckles Jr ); he kept his son home from school Friday morning for fear he'd be picked on by another child. Rev. Frank Beckles then turned to school officials for help but says they offered little. It's a story we hear from many of you parents concerned about students attacking other students. Beckles works at Augusta Christian Academy. He waited two months before he contacted News 12. He said he wanted to give the school time to respond and take action, but when he says nothing changed, that's when he decided enough was enough. So he reached out again, but he says he still isn't getting answers and now he doesn't know where to go. "What is the role of the school? I mean their job is to help protect our kids when we bring them to the school. Parents count on them to do that, " He said. As a mentor for kids from all over the area, Beckles says he knows it's not just his son. Students mistreating students is a growing problem, and he's hoping that by bringing awareness to the issue something will be done. "Wake up and do something about it, " he said. Beckles said one of the biggest issues seems to be a breakdown in communication between the teachers, the principals and the Augusta School System. He says issues seem to get moved on to the next person, making it difficult to find a solution to the problem. News 12 reached out to the principal of Copeland Elementary and didn't hear back but did speak with Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson. He says they do their best to look into every report of mistreatment of students there and at the schools, but unfortunately, they can't catch everyone. He says he'll look into this particular situation. Reporter: Hope Jensen 5/3/2013 Parents looking to bring awareness to the mistreatment of students in Augusta Schools ... News 12 First at Five / Friday, May 3, 2013.

May 26, 2013

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