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Fogle: Kids picking fights to get YouTube money

Forum explores causes, solutions

Vickie Salvo of Schenectady, tells about an assault against her daughter in a 2nd floor rest room at Mont Pleasant Middle School at addresses at an open forum with the Schenectady School District in partnership with the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady County Public Library Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Vickie Salvo of Schenectady, tells about an assault against her daughter in a 2nd floor rest room at Mont Pleasant Middle School at addresses at an open forum with the Schenectady School District in partnership with the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady County Public Library Wednesday.
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A fight club at Mont Pleasant Middle School wants to get money from YouTube for posting videos of fights, gang investigator LeRoy Fogle said at Wednesday’s forum on problems at the school. Fogle, a panelist at the forum, was hired by the Schenectady City School District to look into gang connections relating to the many fights during and after school. He said he’s learned students are trying to get 1 million views on YouTube because ...


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sammey
November 14, 2013
7:58 a.m.

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Charge the offenders with "child molestation" and have them live with the general population at the city/county jail - they will find out what a school "vacation" really is

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
10:01 a.m.

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I looked at the NYS Schenectady City School district pay chart. 148 teachers and administrators collect paychecks that exceed 100K per year and 254 collect over 90K per year. Lets talk about those underpaid overworked teachers with summers and holidays off, I'm in the wrong business. http://rocdocs.democratandchronicle.com/...

irene58
November 14, 2013
10:55 a.m.

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Assistant principals to monitor the halls - hire some retired law enforcement personnel, better yet, hire some displaced workers from Tryon, and let them handle the offenders.

Time to try something different.....

d2delaney
November 14, 2013
11:10 a.m.

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wmarincic, Perhaps your disdain for teachers goes back a little farther than you let on. Had you paid attention while you were in school, you would know how to interpret a data chart. The numbers you cite are completely inaccurate. The final column on the chart that you linked gives the dates of service. Look for salaries for 2012-2013 only, and correct your numbers. Feel free to resubmit your work once it is complete!

Fritzdawg
November 14, 2013
12:24 p.m.

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Isn't this covered by the 'Son Of Sam' law?

It was a law enacted to prevent criminals from profiting from books, radio, TV, movies, interviews etc that related to their crime.

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
12:52 p.m.

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d2delaney, wrong again. Take for instance the last person on page 1, Tonya Federico, it shows 118K plus for 2011-2012, if you type in her name it shows 123K plus for 2012-2013. Maybe you should check YOUR numbers. My numbers might are probably much higher.

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
2:22 p.m.

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sp 'My numbers are probably higher.

gazettereader
November 14, 2013
3:39 p.m.

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wmarincic... what people are saying is that 1) You miscounted. There are only 51 Scdy employees on the list for the last school year who make over 100K. Not 148 as you say. 2) You use the number to attack teachers, when there's not a single teacher on that list. If anything, you just proved that teachers need to make more!

MEMA
November 14, 2013
3:54 p.m.

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Who cares how much the teachers make!!?? This is about kids who have absolutely no regard for other people. This is about learning and bullying. Instead of giving these little punks a "vacation" throw there butts in jail for a few days or make them do some community service picking up garbage on the streets. Might as well get them used to that as that's what most of them are going to do for the rest of their lives if their not taught respect for others!! The teachers are there to teach not control the fights. Parents need to step up. I'm sure most of us grew up fearing out parents if we ever got in trouble at school.

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
3:58 p.m.

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Gazettereader, maybe you need to re-check, I did by typing in the name for those who show 2011-2012 and they all have increases in 2012-2013. There are mostly teachers on those 10 plus pages of names.

MEMA
November 14, 2013
4:10 p.m.

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This is not about what teachers make. this is about kids getting beat up by other kids. Really wmarincic d2delaney and gazettreader. what's wrong with you?

gazettereader
November 14, 2013
4:49 p.m.

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MEMA is right in that the article is about kids beating up kids, before the comments were hijacked by a warrantless and untrue attack on teachers. I guess while other commenters on the site can't be there to stick up for the kids, we can at least be there for the teachers, when they're attacked and slandered on here. Heck, the "teacher" named for making too much as a teacher, isn't even a teacher. *Shakes head*.

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
5:40 p.m.

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Right the teacher named for being a teacher is also not supposed to be working according to you people. Maybe if the teachers made a little less money and the teachers unions charged a little less in dues we could actually hire security officers. You liberals are whining now but it is years of your crappy PC policies that are causing these problems today. The schools are being overtaken by this hip hop gang culture where the music glorifies violence and the disrespecting of women. Kids have more rights than the parents, God can't be mentioned in school but anal and oral sex as an alternative is fine. How do you like it?

gazettereader
November 14, 2013
9 p.m.

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God is mentioned all the time in schools, it just can't be forced on kids. And sex, unlike god, is true and is actually something students need to learn about. Lack of sex education results in unplanned pregnancies (remember Bristol Palin?). Like they say, "Reality has a well-known liberal bias".

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
9:58 p.m.

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wrong again gazettereader

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