A judge has decided that one 14-year-old girl in Jacksonville, Florida is not fit for any of the schools in that county. Not because she’s a genius. And not because she has disabilities. But because she’s allegedly the worst bully ever.
The eighth grader allegedly lured classmate Aria Jewett off school grounds and then attacked her while 30 students stood around watching. The fight was videotaped. Aria suffered a fractured skull. The attacker was arrested. Aria’s parents asked for an injunction to keep the girl out of Aria’s school but the judgment surprised even them. The judge declared that the girl was too much of a danger for her to be in any of the public schools in the entire county. WOW!
“This child is a threat to all of the children at any school. The injunction is a permanent injunction barring this child from returning to any public school in Duval County.”
Seems like a common sense approach, but the school’s superintendent actually disagrees. The superintendent, Nikolai Vitti, says:
“I don’t think we should use the bad decision that children make outside of school as an example or scapegoat to make a message.”
He reportedly went on to say that education is a constitutional right, and that even a girl who smashes another girl’s head and videotapes it deserves one. The unnamed girl already has a lawyer and the lawyer is trying to return her to county public schools.