- Posted October 20, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bullying in America's schools
Logan Lee my grandson
My grandson Logan Lee pictured above has Asbergers a form of Autism. He is placed in special education. He was put in Lincoln Learning Academy, Lincon Parish School Board, Ruston, Louisiana. He has been bullied & called gay & fag since he started there. This is being done in front of SOME of the teachers & they do nothing. I have been to the school, and my daughter has been to the school & they are well aware of it. The Lincoln Parish School Board is trying to cover up the bullying problem at this school & the whole parish. Myself, my other daughter & my sister was contacted this a.m. by Deputy Taylor Juvenile Officer for Lincoln Parish & we were told if we showed up at the Lincoln Parish School Board meeting scheduled at 12: noon that we would be arrested. My other daughter & sister hasn't even been in contact with the school or school board; just me and my grandson's mother. I was also told that I was banned from all Lincon Parish School property. This all happened on the day to wear purple in memory of the children who have committed suicide due to bullying. These are public meetings & we should be allowed to attend. But worse: the Lincoln Parish School Board is trying to cover up the bullying problem they have here. We desperately need help. Please Larry King or AC 360 Keeping Them Honest do an investigative story on the cover up. I'm sure other children are being bullied in the Lincoln Parish School Board System, Ruston, Louisiana, & never gets reported. We stood up for my grandson & got harrassed & threaten to be hauled away in handcuffs by the Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Dept. Lincoln Parish School Board meetings are supposed to be open to the public unless they go into executive session, & then they are to report what went on. My grandson is not properly placed in the appropriate school setting for which his IEP calls for. They have placed him in a school for children with behavioral problems not for Asbergers or Autism. I am afraid someone is going to get hurt over this. I am trying to prevent more suicides, especially my own grandson's. The cover up is what needs to be investigated. Please help. Grady Duke pho. (318) 278-2876 I am gay; so they call my grandson gay because of me. Small town & everyone knows me because my partner for 31yrs. own a restaurant in Ruston, Louisiana. However he is a special needs studen in the wrong placement in school. Now I can't help because of the threat to arrest me & my family if we show up at the meetings.