See this message received from a Bloomingdale resident:
I am writing this message to alert parents and potential parents who have or are planning to enroll their child or children at Emery Education Center. I am writing this letter only after trying to get this matter resolved through the school and then through the Chancellor's office. On May 19th my 11 year old child informed me that when he exited the stall of the boys bathroom, another male student was standing in the bathroom with his penis exposed and his hands on his gential. The male student asked my son "do you want to suck my gentials (of course he used a more profane term). My son stated that he ran from the bathroom and told the teacher. The teacher told him to sit down. She only reacted when he told her that he was going to tell his mother. I never received a call from the school that this had happened to my child. In addtion, my son was never interviewed by the principal or assistant principal. My son was visibly upset about this incident. I did go over to the school on May 20th to discuss this with the principal and assistant principal. Not much was resolved and really they did not seem to feel that they had done anything wrong by not alerting me to the fact that my son was exposed to a predator. As a result of my talk with them they did at least make a police report. The outcome of this report or any other action taken by the school is unknown to me. When I told princiapl Moore that I would be contacting the Chancellor's office. He stated "do you want the number".
I wrote the Chancellor's office on June 8th, 2011. I finally received a response back from Mr. Wayne Robinson who is the instructional superintendent. He stated that he would talk to the principal but did not offer much more than that. He asked me "what do you want me to do"? When I asked about the intervention and prevention methods that would be put into place to ensure that this would not happen gain, Mr. Wayne Ryan informed me and I quote " I can not gurantee that this will not happen again. I am apalled and upset by this statement. I informed him as well as the principal that there are very young children that attend this school and that this matter needs to be looked into. How do we know that this child has not done this before? Needless to say my son will not be attending Emery for the next school year. I am writing this to let other parents know so that you can make an informed decision and keep your child safe. The fact of the matter is that this kid continues to attends Emery and children continue to go to the bathroom sometimes unattended.
Please do not take this an attempt to bash the school or the principal. I am simply putting out information that I think is important for parents to know. To me this is a very serious incident that was not addressed in an appropriate or timely manner.