Gee, Ya Think Crystal Barton has it in for Jayvonna Kincannon?

31 May

I think that in many ways, Jayvonna Kincannon has Crystal Barton to thank (curse, really) for the fact that she could neither attend her senior prom nor her graduation ceremony.

Jayvonna could have gone to her prom Friday night, and her graduation ceremony, if she had admitted at a suspension hearing Thursday that she hit a teacher at a charity basketball game, according to attorney Cheryl Smith Fisher. But Jayvonna and several witnesses insisted she pulled her arm away after a teacher grabbed it twice, causing the back of her hand to hit the teacher’s.

Anyone who doesn’t believe that Barton has/d it in for Kincannon from the moment this whole issue went public is being naive. The administration was waiting for an excuse to completely fuck Kincannon, and the basketball game incident gave them that opportunity.

We don’t really know what happened at that ballgame, because there are two stories out there. But I suspect Barton’s motives a lot more than Kincannon, who has been victimized enough, thank you very much.

It’s one thing to suspend someone illegally and improperly. It’s another to take away prom and graduation. Those are irreparable harms.

5 Responses to “Gee, Ya Think Crystal Barton has it in for Jayvonna Kincannon?”

  1. Eez May 31, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

    I grew up in the suburbs, but bought my first house in the city. I had rented an apartment in the city for a while, and really liked the old homes, close proximity to everything one needs, and great neighbors. However, if/when I have a child, the house I love dearly will go up for sale on their 4th birthday, and I’ll be headed for the ‘burbs. I absolutely love the city, but there is no way I can put my child into that trainwreck of a school system. If the city wants to keep young professionals like myself on the tax rolls and owning AND occupying these homes, they really need to make fixing the school system a high priority.

  2. bflogal June 1, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    Okay…let me see, you are angry at an adult because a child acted in an out of control manner? Seems to me my grandmother used to say, “you made your bed, now you can lay in it!” This child (Jayvonna) CHOSE to break the rules, and so she cannot attend school functions. Probably because she cannot be trusted enought to act in a mature fashion. There are probably other students who cannot go either! Additionally, the child had a court date downtown, and they found her guilty as well. That’s why she suspended the rest of the year.

    So, how then is the principal “out to get her?” If you are going to bash any adult, then perhaps you should bash whomever raised Jayvonna because I know if my child misbehaved, I would take care of his insolence myself. AND, since when do out-of-control teenagers make the news for such minor issues. Let’s look at what’s happening in Iraq instead. This story is old.

  3. Buffalopundit June 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    Okay…let me see, you are jumping to the conclusion that Kincannon is guilty? Even though she refused to admit to the offense and has witnesses who back up her story?

  4. Haterade June 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    Doesn’t the oft-victimized Jayvonna have a history of disciplinary problems ? Of course she’ not going to “admit” guilt … why would she , now she can be the media-darling poor victim again ….

  5. B-Lo Tchr June 4, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    It’s a peculiarity of educational administration I think and not strictly confined to urban schools either that certain administrators become so intoxicated from the illusion of power that their position grants them that they lose all perspective and ability to see themselves as anyone with a clear head sees them — power mad and teetering on insane in their thirst to flex their edumuscles in the face of a kid, a parent or a teacher. My daughter was expelled from a private girls school because I tried to ask the school to discuss some background details of a 3 day suspension for misusing the school’s Facebook network, What’s even more hilarious is that the Principal recently confided to some students in a mentoring group involving friends of my daughter that she had no choice but to expel a student this year and it really made her feel bad… Yeah, me too except for the extra $700 in our account every month which we scraped and scrounged every month anyway. School administrators can be your greatest asset or in other cases they can be people who crave the power of the business world but lack the guts to play by that world’s rules so they hide out in tenureville trying to build their little empires.

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