Tarry for the Nonce

November 9, 2005

Marlene Whitby, Hateful Woman

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:43 pm

Principal Marlene Whitby of William Penn Elementary School is a twisted woman:

The parents of the little girl she humiliated say she scarred their child for life.

The girl’s father told Channel 4 Action News, “What good can you get out of that — abusing a child? What good can you get out of that.”

Another student accused his 8-year-old daughter of stealing $5.

That’s when her family says Whitby walked the girl into each and every classroom at William Penn, telling all of the students she was a thief and a liar.

Later, the girl’s accuser recanted her story.

The principal’s conduct is completely and utterly without defense, especially since the accusation didn’t even turn out to be true!

There are some people who just shouldn’t be permitted to work with children.

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4 Comments

  1. The witch. If she don’t get fired then our school system is royally screwed up.

    Comment by Alistair A. — November 14, 2005 @ 9:12 am

  2. While I’m agreeing her actions are egregious on the surface, for some reason I believe that there’s information on what happened that we’re missing.

    Comment by Howard — November 14, 2005 @ 8:42 pm

  3. nothing gives a complete stranger the right to punish someone else’s child, no matter the crime.

    Comment by Alistair A. — November 16, 2005 @ 9:43 am

  4. I disagree. School officials have both a right and a duty to maintain order. I’ll also speak up (although “punish” would be too strong a term) if a child or teen is acting up in, say, the movies or the mall.

    Comment by Howard — November 16, 2005 @ 11:36 am


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