Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Say it ain't so

Assault and Battery
Originally uploaded by Inky+.
Seems the most recent Portsmouth School Board meeting got a little out of hand. From today's Virginian Pilot:
The Portsmouth Sheriff's Department is looking to serve School Board member Jean Shackelford with a warrant after a fellow board member accused her of assaulting him.

Mark Whitaker filed a criminal complaint against Shackelford at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after last week's board meeting, according to a police incident report.

Whitaker, 41, said Shackelford, 77, "grabbed him by his arm and pulled him over to her" as he attempted to leave the room. The report also says Shackelford got in Whitaker's face, pointed her finger and yelled at him.
It's come to this, eh?

And we wonder why things are the way they are?

Perhaps Ms. Shackelford and Mr. Whitaker ought to go back to school; perhaps middle school in Suffolk? This headline was also in the Virginian Pilot today: Anger management program started at Suffolk middle school.
Discipline problems such as physical aggression, truancy, bullying, defiance and cursing at John F. Kennedy Middle School have motivated school officials to create an anger management counseling program.

The school wants counselors with therapeutic and clinical backgrounds to teach students how better to control their anger.
Yeh. Could we get a little of that for Portsmouth's School Board?

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