Uncommonly malicious to the core. Banned from participating in the carnival like fun filled day of sweet treats and games, 9 year old Cassidy left the school in tears. Its enough to break your heart.
(Fox) A New Jersey mom says her third-grade daughter was bullied by school officials left out of an end-of-year cupcake and juice box party because she opted out of the states version of Common Core testing.
Michele Thornton, of Oldmans Township, said school officials would not let 9-year-old Cassidy participate in Mondays party [June 15, 2015], telling her the bash was only for students who took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams. Thornton feels especially bad because it was she who told the girl not to take the controversial test, which critics say is part of a plan by Washington to nationalize school curriculums.
Thornton was shocked last week when Cassidy brought home the schools weekly newsletter, which mentioned an upcoming event. [Image at link VH]
They werent sure where they were going to put my daughter, so I told them that I would just pick her up early from school, she said. When I went in to pick her up there were two gaming trucks, an outdoor play area (soccer and volleyball), cupcakes, juice boxes, and buckets full of prizes for the kids. [Image at link VH]
She left school crying, the mom said
Thornton said the party snub followed others indignities. After sitting out the test, she was pulled out of class for a meet and eat with the school counselor/anti bullying coordinator, who drilled her with questions about why she didnt take the exam.
When Thornton complained, she said the school agreed to launch an investigation, which it wrapped up with an e-mail she received on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, reads the email provided to FoxNews.com. The HIB [harassment, intimidation, and bullying] investigation has been completed. Findings indicate that harassment, intimidation and bullying did not occur.
Officials for the Oldmans Township School District did not return requests for comment.
The plot thickens.
Oldmans Township School
10 Freed Road
Pedricktown, NJ 08067
Superintendent: Mrs. Shari Payson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Mrs Susan Ryan: email@example.com
Parents and guardians can learn more about opting-out here: http://unitedoptout.com