prinicpal caught in the headlights: a Mepham hazing update
I take this to mean that other players are coming forward. This new bit of information means several things; first, it means that people are finally coming forward about the abuse. Second, it means that the tide is changing.
Parents want the principal fired. They are raising questions about the coaches and administration. As soon as the wave of adrenaline over this story crashes onto the school, people will talk. Perhaps they were waiting for the spotlight to be turned off of the actual abusers.
I've been complaining that people are blaming everyone but the people who committed these acts. However, the new spotlight on the principal will serve as a means to an end. Finally finding someone to lash out at, the kids and parents who have, until now, kept quiet, will come forward with more stories and facts about the camp abuse as well as any other assaults or threats that had taken place previous to the trip. The more facts the D.A. has, the more likely it is that the perpetrators will be charged with crimes.
Tomorrow, those who were issued subpoenas by the Pennsylvania DA's office will be able to go to Nassau County Court to fight the orders. It will be very interesting - and telling - to see who still doesn't want to speak up.
Still, one has to wonder why so many parents are clamoring for the principal to resign, but no one is screaming for the guilty students to be suspended for the school year. Another case of misplaced blame, though this time both parties seem to be guilty of something. The poor kids who were "hazed" are now the victims of both abuse and neglect.