Fivay High staff cares and shows it
I am a parent of five children and three of them currently attend Fivay High School. I was very disturbed when my children came home and told me about the sex act between students and about another student with knives, but I was even more disturbed when television reports pointed fingers at the principal.
I can say first hand that Fivay does care and they do deal with any issue that comes up. Unfortunately one of my children was being cyber bullied and as soon as I found out I contacted Fivay. Immediately, I was invited in to meet with the assistant principal who addressed all my concerns and issues. Fivay took action and the bullying stopped. The administrators made sure on a daily basis that my child was okay. Also my daughter has a medical condition and Fivay has been more than helpful with assisting her with her needs.
What I want to know is why aren't television reporters asking about the parents of these teenagers? How is it the principal's responsibility for how these children were raised? Parents are responsible for the family values they have or are lacking and the morals they are with or without.
I just don't understand how it is so easy to blame one individual for another's choice. I really feel the media owe principal Angie Stone and all the administrators an apology. I commend them for all they do and all they handle.
Lori-Ann Guardado-Lynde, Port Richey
Media have given Fivay a bad rap
I am a junior at Fivay High School and I am disgusted at the role the media have played in overdramatizing the negative aspects of my school.
My school is composed of much more than violent sex fiends and ineffective staff, but that is the image the media have projected to the general public with the help of recent newscasts. My school features a diverse population of high-achieving students with a wide range of academic, athletic and extracurricular talents.
I appreciate the staff and administration of Fivay High School. Our principal, Angie Stone, keeps order in student behavior. The assistant principals have been very academically helpful to me in the past.
It is important for the general public to realize that only a miniscule minority of Fivay's students have been involved in the recent incidents. The most recent event involved two students who, by poor judgment, committed this inappropriate act and a third who filmed it.
Instead of highlighting and hyper-focusing on the bad, the media should turn their attention toward the positive majority of activities at our school and interview a wider variety of students who are more than willing to share the wonderful and productive activities in which they participate.
This change of perspective would be refreshing to both the general public and the high-achieving students of Fivay High School.
Jacqueline Meyer, New Port Richey