Thursday, April 3, 2014

Teacher speaks out about her resignation over bullying response at Mayflower H.S.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

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KATV has an interview with former Mayflower High School science teacher Misty Nix, who said she resigned from the school three weeks ago due to the way administrators handled information she'd provided them about violence and bullying at the school. 

Nix told KATV that she has witnessed incidents of bullying at the school, and was part of a project that surveyed 150 students at Mayflower High on bullying issues they'd experienced there. Nix said that the survey uncovered a number of alarming accounts, including students who said they were practicing "emotional cutting" to deal with being made fun of, and one who talked about suicide. When she brought the survey to the attention of the principal, Nix said, she was told to cancel the project, and said that a vice principal later confiscated the surveys. When she learned she was being summoned to a disciplinary meeting with school officials, Nix told KATV, she resigned. 

A recent fight at the school resulted in an 11th grade boy being airlifted to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

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