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Brunswick County superintendent responds to third lawsuit

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- The Brunswick County superintendent is responding to a third lawsuit filed against the school system. Earlier this week parents of a former South Brunswick High student filed a lawsuit against the school system after their son was sexually molested by a janitor. Brunswick County Superintendent Katie McGee says she has taken important steps in protecting students at Brunswick County schools. She released this statement Friday regarding the lawsuit, saying: "I hired a professional experienced in ethics issues to train the principals and assistant principals on identifying and preventing inappropriate or potentially inappropriate relationships between employees and students." The lawsuit against the Brunswick County school system alleges faculty at South Brunswick High allowed the victim to be excused from class to engage in sexual molestation with 74-year-old janitor Collis Hewett. The lawsuit also alleges the boy's parents had no knowledge their son was being excused from class or that he was being molested over the course of two years. They say the school board tried to cover up the sexual assaults. The lawsuit also alleges the janitor was not terminated but was allowed to retire with benefits. He's pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual offenses with a student and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. He's currently awaiting sentencing.

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This man is sick

this man is gay if he wanted to mess with a boy all he had to do it go to the gay stripped club well he dont have to worried about nothing now he got all the thangs and butts he want now.$$$$$

NEW FACES

LETS GET RID OF THE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS, LIKE HOBBS, MILLER AND GILBERT...... THE PERFECT PERSON FOR ONE OF THOSE SEATS IS A PERSON, WHO HAS AN INSIDE PERSONAL LOOK AT THE TEACHERS AND THEIR NEEDS..... ALSO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT POLITICS, BUT JUST THE WELL BEING OF THE KIDS AND TEACHERS AND HELPING TO PROVIDE WHAT THEY NEED TO TEACH THE KIDS AND GIVE THEM BRIGHT FUTURES.....HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THER WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE POLITICS, BUT THERE IS......

I hate to disagree with the

I hate to disagree with the majority here, however I think if you dont want your kid in the system pay to have them put in private school. It happen's there too!It is our job as parent's to teach our children about personal safety and this includes sexual predator's. As for the law suits I think its bullshit for anyone to sue the school board over matter's like this.It solve's nothing.The Hager's consented to their daughter marrying Wucahe, they signed the legal form's, they have only themselves to blame for the way they treated their daughter not the school system,as for the other 2 I believe it's a case of let's see if we can get any money out of this. C'mon, anyone really think that kid's teacher's knew he was leaving class to go have sex with the janitor? Please!That boy was old enough to know what was going on for 2 year's and didnt say anything, he left class willingly.People do the best they can with what they have to work with and a good student comes from home first not the other way around. I think we as parents should take more responsibility for our kids and insist our kid's take more responsibility for them selves.Putting more effort into helping out instead of pointing finger's.

What about the fact that the

What about the fact that the man who has been CONVICTED...not ACCUSED, ACTUALLY CONVICTED OF THE CRIME still getting his RETIREMENT? SO now we PAY Child Molesters? You think maybe it'd be needed that the child have some therapy, and that, instead of the school paying a molester, they pay the child(ren) that were VICTIMS of the crime? If it was YOUR daughter or son raped, you'd scream for nothing less than execution of the person who perpetrated the crime.

Who is really at Fault????

It seems to me that alot of people are blaming Mrs. McGee. How is it her fault really?? If a background check is done and nothing comes up then how are they to know that these employee's will do this stuff. The fault lies with the employee's that are stupid enough to mess with these students. Do you honestly think these teachers know what was going on when the students are excused from class??? I know my teachers didn't know and I've only been out of school for 6 years. I graduated from South Brunswick High and they didn't have any problems with the staff while I was there. I also blame the parents that don't make it a habit of talking to thier kids and staying involved in thier lives. They should be responsible for knowing what thier children are doing in and out of school. I make it a point of talking to my son everyday when he comes home from school. That is what all parents need to do.

Why is everyone acting like

Why is everyone acting like this kinda crap is a new thing. Well, I'll tell you why - Instead of everyone taking responsibility for their own, it's now the norm for people to try and find somebody to blame!!!!

What are they thinking?

The Third lawsuit! The good teachers and other employees of the Brunswick county school system must be embarrassed to tell anyone where they work.Obviously there needs to be a major overhaul in the background checks. Obviously we need to think hard before we vote on school board members. Now with this issue in the media and drugs also rampant in the schools they are concentrating on the real threat to our children....Harry Potter. Give me a break. I will be glad when I do not have a child in this school system.

K McGee

I remember when Brunswick County Schools were nothing more than a joke. Our school system has much higher marks than many others in NC and our area. K McGee has not done a bad job and in fact has done a better job than many of her predecessors. The fact remains that sex crimes have no place in society and especially our schools. I think a school employee convicted of a sex crime should get the max sentence allowed by law NO QUESTIONS ASKED 1ST OFFENCE.

Katie McGee

She has always been a day late and a little short.

Maybe it's time that a

Maybe it's time that a citizens panel be convened to go into these schools and the school board to put some good common sense back into these schools and the school board; I for one would volunteer immediately

It's called the PTSA

There already IS a citizens panel at most schools... the Parent/Teacher/Student Association. Call your school and get involved.

McGee

I agree. I think it is time for her to step down. We need new leadership !

Dr. McGee

Please appreciate where Dr. McGee has led education in this county! Yes, this is important! When we moved here several years ago, I was told by a community leader to send my children to private school(I was a teacher)I soon realized that the teachers worked hard, but had poor leadership and limited programs.Let us continue to educate the students so they will be enabled to make better decisions than their parents!So they can see a total picture instead of parts -That they realize what good contributions they can make to society when they become adults- Yes, I am proud that my grandchildren go to school in Brunswick County-We have a much higher rating now and the students can carry on an educated conversation. Yes, we did have some teachers who belong with all other predators-teachers,doctors,ministers,policemen,political people,business people-you name the jobs-Perform an honest research and you'll see they are across lines and try to cover up their mistakes- Please let's continue to support Dr. McGee(she works very hard),Board,and Teachers work hard-before we lose our standing in the nation.Know your children!

RE: Dr. McGee

What exactly has Katie McGee done for our schools? So, we aren't as low as other school districts, we are still far behind an acceptable level of success. If Katie weren't so busy dabbling with the cradle herself, then perhaps some of these situations wouldn't occur. I ditto anyone who believes that the entire leadership for our schools should be reorganized. We should start with McGee, then move on to inexperienced Milligan and introduce Babson to a long overdue retirement.

BCS personnel Problems

Where is Dr. Holden and her staff. She is supposedly the DIRECTOR of Human Resources. What does she and her staff do about supervising people, shuffle papers and attend meetinge's. Katie has hired someone for "everything", even PR. Still problems???

McGee

The focus is the education of our youth-Gains and results speak for me-Better educated students =wiser adults-Adults who don't have to worry about who is moving Dr. McGee's papers!

Thanks AC

Finally! Someone who makes some sense!