The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, September 29, 2008

What a lovely family...

Really hard to pick a title for this one, it was a toss up between current title and "Mental Illness Can Be Hereditary".

Honestly folks, if the school nurse shows up on your door step because there is concern for the mental state of your children, and you want to reassure them that your kid is not a nutcase- you might want to remember that *most* people take note of the old saying "apple doesn't fall far from the tree".

School spokesperson Ebony Pugh said a nurse and a social worker were assaulted by the parents of a Brashear High School student when they went to take the girl home.

The employees decided to take freshman Maria Malloy home, along with her sister, because they had concerns that Maria was acting erratically.

According to family members, once there was talk that the student may have some type of mental illness, the mother of the student attacked the school workers.
The family, holding tight to the notion that there's no mental illness running through their blood stream- defends the mother with comments like 'my mom went to jail for no reason' and 'So my wife, she was mad. She's just mad because they've been doing this for years…playing our daughter, our kids'. Clearly, personal responsibility for ones actions isn't a big life lesson in this family.

The behavior that the school felt was nutty, and the family defends as nothing more than a stomach ache included "pulling her hair and scratching her face and didn't know what was happening."

Perhaps if the family would have answered the phone call from the school, they wouldn't have had to deal face to face with realisation that they clearly couldn't handled....
Pugh told WTAE that "the school district is trying to build relationships with the parents. (The school nurse and social worker) wanted to talk with her parents. They had genuine concern."

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Pugh said the school tried to contact the girls' parents. When they didn't get a response, the school decided to take Maria home with her older sister, who's also a student at the school.

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