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2 Lee's Summit schools receive bomb threats | Local News - KMBC Home

How School Systems Create *That* Parent for Children in Special Education | Laurie Levy

How School Systems Create *That* Parent for Children in Special Education | Laurie Levy



Demanding. Annoying. Angry. Unrealistic. Unreasonable. Every teacher, principal, and school district administrator knows *that* parent. In special education, there are much greater numbers of *that* parent, and I'm sure school systems feel irritated and challenged by the threats of law suits and seemingly endless fights over Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals. But do they realize their role in creating *that* parent? In an earlier post, I begged teachers not to force parents to become *that* parent, explaining that all parents, and especially those of children with special needs, want to be liked and work in partnership with their children's teachers. The incident I cited was the failure of a special education teacher to communicate with the parents of a non-verbal child, or even to answer their emails asking about the child spending time in a "quiet room" and the lack of a b…

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Principal: Student made list of 'People I Want to Kill' at Lee's - KCTV5

Principal: Student made list of 'People I Want to Kill' at Lee's - KCTV5



LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

Police are investigating after a student made a hit list directed at several individual students at Lee's Summit High School.
Principal John Faulkenberry said the student reached out to a staff member at the high school asking for help late Monday. The student told the staff member that they had created a list with the heading "People I Want to Kill." The staff member immediately told the School Resource Officer located at the school.
The student who created the list was not at school at this time, according to the principal.
District spokeswoman Janice Phelan said an e-mail message was sent Wednesday from Faulkenberry to parents. School officials immediately began an investigation that involved the school’s resource officer, the student's parents and the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
"The list was turned over to school administration by the student, and…