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May 25th 2021 a Southern Guilford High School student was assaulted by several other students, including students from a different GCS school and a parent. These people were able to walk into the school and find this student in her class!
Parents were not notified until the next day, May 26th at 2:33 pm.
Per parents the school does not use the student IDs. We were also told this is not the first time this type of thing has happened so how was it allowed to happen again?
The Media keeps reporting what GCS has released to the media but it is a lie! They are down playing what happened. The school did not go on lockdown, they do not use the OneCard and No Arrest have been made.
In April 20, 2018 Superintendent Sharon Contreras presented the board with a 1 yr OneCard pilot program of seven High Pt. Schools, SouthWest HS, Andrews HS, High Pt HS., Penn-Griffin, Allen Jay Mdl, Welborn Mdl & Ferndale Mdl. ID badges wld be for ALL students.
2018/2019 The OneCards will be used for all students getting on and off the bus.
Oct. 10, 2019 $500,000 grant for safety. Purchased software for CrisisGo
2020 All GCS are to be using the OneCard.
GCS lies! It was a drive-by!! Enough is enough! She still has not put the safety of our students first. Not once in the four years that she has been here. Yet again she just went and hired four more administrators when we need security issues solved. One was the Dudley Principal! Cover up?? We need gangs out of our schools and our students safe. Stop making excuses for her poor choices and bad behavior. How many lives will it take before you are wake up?
03/05/2020 Police say 17-year-old shot near Dudley High School
Greensboro police say the shooting did not happen on school property.
A group of parents who have children in the Guilford County Schools system said the now former music teacher assaulted their kids.
A Guilford County Public Schools teaching assistant was arrested Thursday, March 12 on suspicion of performing sex acts with a juvenile student in 2019.
This is what happens when we lose qualified teachers and staff. We gain those not qualified to be with students! GCS parents do you really know who is teaching and coaching your students?
How many of these issues have we had at GCS in the past 3 years?
Who is held accountable for these hires?
Commissioners have pledged $10 million for school security, but they've been reluctant to give Guilford County Schools full authority on how that money would be spent.
February 19, 2020 Dear Mrs. Irby,
Please be aware, this is the second report within 7 days at the same middle school in your district. First one was a gun, now a knife. We request you remove your agenda from our school system. SW wants no part of your removal of SRO’s.
Nearly two years ago, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the allocation of $10 million to address immediate school security needs, and, now – privately as well as publicly – the commissioners are asking school officials why that money still hasn’t been touched.
09/11/2019 Guilford County Schools lays out plan to step up security using funds from $10 million bond
The $10 million two-thirds bond the county commissioners approved earlier this year would benefit the school system's integrated-technology to make sure all 72,000 Guilford County students and the 10,000 faculty and staff are as protected as possible.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- An argument led to a drive-by shooting in front of High Point Central High School on Tuesday, according to a news release from High Point police.
At 12:36 p.m., the school resource officer got a report of gunfire in the area around the school.The school was placed on lockdown and additional police officers came to investigate.
12/12/2019 Security concerns at High Point Central High after person gets in school without permission HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Millions of dollars have been spent on securing Guilford County Schools. But after a person was able to get into High Point Central High School on Wednesday, and stay for a couple of class periods, parents are now asking if that money was enough.
12/17/2019 GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A former Northern Guilford Middle School teacher is accused of statutory rape of a student, according to a Tuesday news release from the Guilford County Sheriff's Office.
Carly Shea Smith, 41, of Greensboro, was arrested and charged with statutory rape, statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a student by a teacher and indecent liberties with a child
Ferndale Middle School 12/2019
The report is that the teacher called for help times before it got to this point because things were building. Many calls went unanswered, when teacher got through it took forever for support to arrive and wasn’t until after the fight blew up. Teacher stood in doorway trying to protect a student from being jumped because door was blocked but the amount of other students blocking the doorway made it impossible for the teacher to stop this from happening and had to get out of the way with the rest of the student bystanders. Anyone who tried to break it up ended up getting beat up as well.
We don’t want anyone to get in trouble, like the teacher or students who were victims in these videos, but this is the sad state of our schools and a regular occurrence at this school as many parents, teachers, students, and staff can tell ya.
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“Learning from the past. You have to learn from the past to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Andrew Pollack said.
It’s been less than two years since he lost his daughter, Meadow, in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
He says more lenient disciplinary policies could make schools more dangerous.
“I wouldn’t put my kid in an environment where there’s no consequences for misbehavior or a kid who’s being disruptive couldn’t get suspended,” Pollack said. “My daughter would be alive if I had her in a private school or a charter school.”
That’s why he’s taking a stand to make sure what happened at his daughter’s school doesn’t happen in Guilford County.
November 2019 Take Back Our Schools.GCS Petition to stop the vote on the addendum to the GCS Student Discipline Policy that gives the Superintendent full authority to eliminate suspensions and expunge records. We gathered 2,775 signatures.
NOV 13, 2019 —
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the New Student Discipline Policy passed last night. We so greatly appreciate all your help in getting the word out and for trying to help ALL our Guilford County Students and Staff. Unfortunately, our warnings fell on 5 deaf ears that chose to vote for their egos and not our schools. We may have lost this fight but we will not give up and we will win the battle! More to come we are not DONE!!
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Suspension Policy Changes at Guilford County Schools Causes Controversy
By Kaitlin Miller Triad
PUBLISHED 5:22 PM ET Oct. 24, 2019
“Now you have some who's not familiar with the circumstance, doesn't know how many times that child has been dealt with. The principal knows that, school personnel on the ground know that. The superintendent sitting in ivory towers don't,”