It was a terrible day at Albemarle County’s Monticello High School (MHS).
Unofficial reports from multiple parties describe an MHS teacher being assaulted on campus. This occurred when an upset student “charged” from a counselor’s office. As the teacher tried to stop the student, the teacher was punched several times in the head, with injuries so severe that he was transported from the school by ambulance. The offending student later was removed in handcuffs upon arrival of Albemarle County Police.
In a separate incident, two students reportedly “jumped” a third student in the bathroom, with the ensuing fight resulting in blood-spattered walls.
Thirdly, a false fire alarm was triggered leading to the needless dispatch of Albemarle County Fire vehicles to MHS.
- Removal of School Resource Officers (SROs) from Albemarle County schools
- Elimination of long-term suspensions
- “Restorative Justice” policies
- Undermining of classroom discipline
And, these occurrences are not rare or unique.
Sources add that earlier this year, an MHS teacher was pushed down the stairs while at the school.
Over similar episodes of violence, several Albemarle County Schools’ teachers have quit Jack Jouett and Albemarle High School, leaving severe staff shortages in both places.
While teachers are clamoring for a return to sanity and order (and the return of SROs) within the schools, an obstinate Superintendent and emotionally detached School Board refuse to respond.
All hell is breaking loose at Albemarle County Public Schools. But the public is not aware. Sadly, students, parents, and teachers are paying the price for administrative incompetence. Amidst the chaos, however, those same administrators continue to collect big paychecks and revel in their claimed educational achievements.
UPDATE #1 11/13/2021 5:14 PM: An Albemarle County Schools spokesperson responded 19 hours after viewing a Schilling Show email inquiry: “thank you for checking on the accuracy of this report. No ambulance. The description of a teacher being beaten is far from the truth. A teacher was assaulted, which led to him driving himself to one of the emergency medical offices to have a finger checked.”
Another person knowledgable of the incident replied: “He (the teacher) had a welt on his head. The welt was seen by multiple teachers when he returned. It (the incident) was on camera.”
The Schilling Show also has received reports that one or more videos of the “beating” have been circulated among students and on possibly on social media.