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State Investigating Incidents at Broad Brook Elementary School

School officials say they are cooperating with the state Department of Children and Families. A DCF spokesman can't say if there is an investigation.

The state Department of Children and Families is investigating two alleged incidents between faculty and students at , accordind to East Windsor Public Schools officials.

“The school district is fully cooperating with the investigations,” officials said in a press release. “Once the results of the investigations are received, the district will respond and address them with appropriate action.”

No information about the alleged incidents was disclosed.

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Gary Kleeblatt, DCF spokesman, said he is not able to disclose details of any investigations the agency may be conducting in schools.

Kleeblatt did say under state statutes the agency will investigate any report of a school employee abusing a student. DCF doesn’t have any authority  within the schools to act on the information but investigates the reports for the schools.

“Our purpose is to share the information with the schools so they can respond,” Kleeblatt said. “We conduct the investigation as a service.”
 

Patch Reader May 02, 2012 at 01:38 AM
"Kleeblatt did say under state statutes the agency will investigate any report of a school employee abusing a student." how DARE you include this information out if context. Larry, you have intentionally evoked panic in parents. That truly shows your character. Have some respect for those involved. I dare you to be an honest reporter.
Blink May 02, 2012 at 03:26 PM
There are discipline problems at this school. Some students are disruptive to the point they are kicking, screaming and out of control. The teachers are expected to reason with them to calm them down? If a teacher dare even take a child by the hand and lead him/her out of the room the student will cry abuse. THIS is what needs to be investigated. Teacher's hands are tied and the administration will throw them under the bus. Let's put some responsibility on the parents where is belongs. Perhaps DCF should investigate the parents of these disruptive students.
Patch Reader May 03, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Blink...I don't think will end up being the case here...but boy are you right on. BBS is a failing school because this transient population of families brings behavior problems to the distict and the teachers' time, energy and attention is consumed by them. It is a sad fact that the tail wags the dog: we can't expect the parents to change, so the school has to tiptoe around the fact that parents hold the power. I want to know if the parents of these students attempted to work with the school the way the school would attempt to work with a parent before taking extreme measures.
Proud Parent May 03, 2012 at 03:32 AM
The school is in shambles. There is no discipline at all and the administration does nothing because they are not equipped or trained to do what is right. They are too busy hiring consultants to do who knows what and it goes unchecked. I grew up in this town, went to the schools and I am raising my children here and parents deserve to have the administration take control.

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