Posted by: Jeremy on 5/20/14
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    It doesn't sound too bad to me. I wouldn't worry about it,
    but I also would not do this in the future. I would only
    communicate with students in person or with their parents
    during conference or on the phone. Also, these students
    should get in trouble for bringing cell phones to school in
    the first place. It is against school policy in my district.
    Nowadays the school can intervene on matters such as online
    bullying and texting, but I would still deal with those
    matters the old fashioned way, through parents and student
    one-on-one conferences. But once again, please don't worry
    about it. This is hardly something that I would expect to be
    reprimanded for.

    On 5/20/14, Andrew wrote:
    > To make a long story short, one of my grades went away on a
    > class trip. One of the students did not go on the trip. Th
    > is particular student did not come to school that day. Whil
    > e on the trip, two separate students texted her, one telling
    > her that lots of people were saying that she( the girl not
    > on the trip) was saying bad things about the girl doing the
    > texting, and another saying that nobody liked her, that she
    > was two faced. This upset the girl who came in with her mot
    > her to complain. I took down the information and decided to
    > put a stop to this. I called both numbers that were textin
    > g the girl. I left a simple message not to text the other s
    > tudent again as it could be considered bullying. I spoke wi
    > th the second student and said the same thing. I realize th
    > at a Principal should not be calling a student's cell phone,
    > but the student was very upset and I made a decision to put
    > a stop to it. Was I wrong to do this? Should I have follo
    > wed policy and not called? I feared the student was startin
    > g to get more upset as she had us conduct a bully investigat
    > ion the previous week. I welcome any input as I can acknowl
    > edge I broke policy, but felt I was justified in doing so.

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  • HELP!, 5/20/14, by Andrew.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/20/14, by Jeremy.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/20/14, by MacQ.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/20/14, by HS Teacher.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/20/14, by Skeptic.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/21/14, by Kate.
  • Re: HELP!, 5/22/14, by Andrew.