Congratulations to former Milford Patch editor Denise Buffa, who broke a story Monday in The Hartford Courant about a mother who is filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, charging that her kids were bullied and beaten so badly at Berlin High School that she had to pull them out of class.
For the complete story, click on this link: http://www.courant.com/community/berlin/hc-berlin-high-bully-charges-20120402,0,2334023.story?page=1
When the link to the story was put up on the Berlin Patch facebook page, a heated debate raged.
Some of the comments were as follows:
Kevin Brigandi: Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear go hand in hand. - Witch Hunt Lyrics - Rush Disgusting behavior for Berlin or anywhere else!
Jim Ruff: I am not surprised at all. I endured my share of crap there. Does not matter what color. Bullying is done to all colors.
Casandra Defy Rivera: Stupid Berlin kids are the FIRST ONES to pass judgment on people and guess what? They get it from their parents. I had to deal with so much stuff and the police were called on several occasions as well as my complaints to the faculty and no one did anything. It was clear as day the faculty plays favorites in the school with the "white popular kids". This is what happens when you attend school with small-minded people in a small-minded community such as Berlin.
Alex Chyra: Maybe kids from other towns should go to school in that town. Stay the hell out of Berlin.
Mitch Blanchette: They all instigate everything, total distraction in the classroom. They are literally always the ones causing trouble.
Liz Noonan Reilly: I can only hope that I'm doing enough to teach my sons to respect people of all cultures before they get to Berlin High. I'm ashamed after having read half of the comments here, bullying or no bullying.
So what is your opinion? Let us know in the comments section. Take the poll below.