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UPDATE 10: Readers interested in how Matthew’s parents — Pam and Brian Schoenecker — see the situation should read the recent posts and comments on Pam’s Facebook page, here.
UPDATE 11: For a video summarizing this story in less than four minutes, illustrated with scary pictures of guns liberals will need to ban, click here, or read the Sept. 3 followup post. And please RT this tweet on the four-minute video. The 16-minute video already has 4,500+ views in just two days (as of Sept. 4, 2 p.m.); this very short version should be even more effective in acquainting folks to the gist of the story.
UPDATE 12: It appears the school bureaucrats behind this fiasco are now pursuing a blame-the-victim strategy. Early in the morning on Sept. 4, Vicki McKenna posted on her Facebook page (here) and on her Twitter account (here) an image of a letter sent by the principal and superintendent to all parents of Matthew’s virtual school addressing (rather obliquely) the current controversy. In addition to stating that no one had actually been suspended or threatened with suspension (which Matthew’s parents already knew, and Vicki had reported (here), based on the discussion between Matthew’s mom and the superintendent), the letter appears to place blame on Matthew for supposedly not making “good choices” (para. 2). It also appears to place blame on Matthew’s parents for supposedly not having reached out to school personnel “for clarification” prior to contacting the media (para. 3). In fact, as Vicki discussed on her Aug. 29 afternoon show (30 seconds starting here, and 15 seconds starting here), the parents went to the media only after their efforts to seek clarification from the school went with no response! This blame-the-victims letter, and Vicki’s comments on it on her show(s), will likely be featured in a separate post. [Update: that post is here.]
Melissa A. Horn
Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home. Continue Reading »