Regarding the Sept. 7 news article “ Assistant principal at Chapel Hill High removed”: Local NAACP and faith leaders had Chapel Hill High School assistant principal Julie Hennis removed from her position for calling 911 for an unconscious student, in the possession of alcohol, to be taken to the ER after trying to call the mother’s emergency number without response.
The article said “only one person tried to call the emergency number for the child’s mother.” Three or four people should have been dialing, right? How about calling the father or her work number?
An email from the NAACP “mentions the harm that has been done to this mother and scars that this child will no doubt carry.” Scars? A scare followed by relief for the mom and maybe a headache for the boy.
Former school board member Greg McElveen said Hennis should be held accountable for her actions and mentioned the disregard for the student’s welfare and even his life. Agreed, she should be applauded. She might have saved his life.
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Michelle Laws mentions “a child of another particular family composition” would have been treated differently. The race card? Would Hennis have been treated differently had she been “of another family composition”?
Rudy VanderVelde, Garner