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Old 04-25-05, 01:28 PM
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16 yr old girl videotaped being forced to perform oral sex, dozens watched!

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...09/1056/news01

Witnesses: Students watched girl's assault

The Associated Press


COLUMBUS - A 16-year-old girl was punched and forced to perform oral sex on at least two boys in a high school auditorium as dozens of students watched, according to student witness statements.

Mifflin High School officials who found her bleeding from the mouth March 9 did not call police, and an assistant principal cautioned the girl's father against calling 911 because the media might get involved, according to statements from school officials obtained by The Columbus Dispatch.

But the girl's father insisted on calling police and contacted them later that afternoon.

Part of the alleged assault was videotaped by a student with a camera he had for a school project, said the statements provided Monday by the district.

In the statements, which have students' names blacked out, one student said the boys told the victim: "If you scream, I'll have all my boys punch you."

Someone then "punched her in the face and she dropped to her knees," the witness said.

The district has said that four boys were under investigation, and had been sent home, for suspected involvement in the case. The boys still are not in school, a Columbus schools spokesman said Tuesday.

One witness looked for a school security guard but could not find anyone, he told investigators.

"We went back to the auditorium; the victim was 'butt naked,'" the witness said, and someone "was on top of her."

The attackers then ran from the scene, and witnesses helped the girl get dressed before taking her to a security employee, who is not a police officer.

The girl "looked dazed and confused and was crying," special-education teacher Lisa Upshaw told an investigator.

The victim's father, whom the newspaper did not identify, said his daughter is developmentally disabled. Another special-education teacher said in her statement that the girl has a severe speech impediment and can be difficult to understand.

After school officials had known about the attack for an hour, Assistant Principal Richard Watson watched the video.

Upshaw called the victim's father, who immediately demanded that police be called when he joined his daughter in Watson's office.

"Mr. Watson said, 'No we don't want to do that, we don't want the police,'" Upshaw told the investigator.

In his statement, Watson said he told the father to "go ahead and call," but not to call 911 because the "news channel might tape his daughter and cause her further mental trauma."

Superintendent Gene Harris said it would be extremely inappropriate for a district employee to dissuade someone from having police investigate.

Watson and two other assistant principals were suspended without pay for 10 days.


This happened almost 2 months ago, but I don't think this has been posted yet. I found the original posting here http://www.fansofrealitytv.com/forum...ad.php?t=43724

A more detailed story (somewhat confusing) to follow.

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http://www.columbusdispatch.com/tops...415-A1-02.html

Mifflin incident steeped in chaos
Police want to charge 3 students in attack on 16-year-old girl
Friday, April 15, 2005
Bill Bush
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH



Three Mifflin High School students should face charges after an attack that has drawn national attention, Columbus police said yesterday.

Two boys should be charged with delinquency counts of rape, detective Mary C. Harrison said. A third student, an 18-year-old who videotaped the March 9 attack on a 16-year-old girl, should be charged with pandering obscenity, she said.

Detectives will make their case to Franklin County prosecutors Tuesday.

Police said spring break and conflicting stories slowed their pace, but witnesses responding to a Columbus Public Schools probe reveal a harrowing story:


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It was an important day at Mifflin.

Students were taking state proficiency tests, and two members of the Downtown brass were visiting for a meeting with the principal, two assistant principals and about five teachers.

Assistant Principals Richard Watson and Vincent Clarno had been ducking in and out of the noon meeting to grapple with problems at the 800-student school on the Northeast Side.

Already that day, school administrators had investigated a report of a concealed weapon and an assault on a Somali student.

Adding to the problems, the Columbus police officer permanently stationed at Mifflin was away from the building for training. On such days, no replacement officer is sent.

At about 1:45 p.m., the meeting was disturbed by a call for help over the administrators’ walkie-talkies.

All hell had broken loose in the auditorium, and a 16-year old, developmentally disabled girl was at the center of it. Watson and Clarno excused themselves from the meeting and joined teachers scrambling to figure out what had happened.

First-year Principal Regina Crenshaw decided to continue with the meeting, about bell schedules and curriculum.

The initial reports about what had happened in the auditorium were ugly. A group of girls had come screaming to the door of special-education teacher Lisa Upshaw-Haider.

They "told me that I needed to go to the auditorium to help the girl because boys were (having sex with) her, and there was a line of boys" waiting to get oral sex, Upshaw-Haider said.

Marshall Cobb, a Mifflin safety employee who had radioed for help, had seen students running through the halls "trying to observe some act."

He came across the girl, who "appeared to be very upset" but initially told him, "Nothing happened to me," Cobb said.

Another girl said she had seen a boy punch the victim in the head and force her to her knees to perform oral sex.

On his way to the auditorium, Clarno broke up a fight. One of the boys was mad that the other had "snitched" on his cousin, who was involved in the incident, Clarno said.

Other students were telling another special-education teacher, Julia Calvario, that a student had videotaped the incident.

Told of this, Cobb and Watson immediately set out to get the tape, in part because they feared it would be posted on the Internet.

The girl, who has a severe speech impediment, was dazed, confused and crying, Upshaw-Haider said.

In the school office, no later than 2:15 p.m., Calvario finally was having some luck getting information out of the girl:


• There were four boys.


• They grabbed her by the arm and led her behind the curtain of the auditorium stage.


• She told them to stop, but they hit her in the head and told her to be quiet.


• Two made her have oral sex.

At this point, each teacher and administrator at Mifflin who was aware of this allegation was required under Ohio law to immediately phone the police or Franklin County Children Services.

None did.

"All I could think about was (the girl’s) inability to verbally articulate her thoughts because she is so low-functioning," Upshaw-Haider wrote. "I could not get out of my mind the fact that (the girl) could not tell her side of the story, unlike those boys who were denying their involvement."

District officials kept in the dark


Officials found the videotape, which "showed sexual activity involving (the girl) and a male taking place on the stage of the auditorium," Cobb wrote.

"The video we viewed," Watson said, "showed no force or coercion."

The boy’s face was not visible, but officials questioned a suspect who was wearing similar clothes. He denied involvement and implicated several other students.

Upshaw-Haider knew the girl’s father and took it upon herself to phone him on her cell phone. Clarno saw him in the building about 2:10.

Clarno, at 29 the youngest member of the school administration, decided it was time to involve the principal.

He interrupted Crenshaw’s meeting, asked her to come to the door, and quietly informed her of the dramatic episode that had unfolded in the center of her school.

He told her "to come with me, because we have a crisis going on," Clarno wrote.

But Crenshaw returned to the meeting — which might have continued another half-hour, said district executive Jaqueline Ralls, who was there.


"This is absolutely outrageous," Superintendent Gene Harris said yesterday. "I would have gone back and said, ‘Look, we’re done with this meeting.’ "

Harris has begun the process to fire Crenshaw.

District policy called for Crenshaw to inform Ralls — the head of all Columbus high schools — of reports of serious violence. But Ralls said yesterday that she and Crenshaw were together for about another 10 minutes before Ralls left the meeting early. She left the building, not knowing what had happened.

Pete Maneff, the head of vocational centers, who also was at the meeting, couldn’t be reached yesterday.

Delays , indecision and second guessing


"The father arrived a minute or two after I entered Mr. Watson’s office," said one unsigned statement, which appears to be from Assistant Principal Suzie Retterer-Helfrich. "When Mr. Watson began giving details, it appeared to me as though the father had no idea what had reportedly happened, and Mr. Watson was proceeding as if he did.

"I excused myself and asked the dad if he knew why he’d been called, and he said, ‘No, a teacher called and said to get here right away.’ "

Watson wrote that his main concern at that time was making sure the boys suspected in the attack did not leave the school. At 2:30 p.m., the four suspects could have simply been driven away on district school buses or in private cars.

"I introduced myself and sat the father next to his daughter, continuing to ask for information because I know the end of the day is near," Watson said.

"As I relayed the current information, he asked if the police had been called," Watson said. "I said no."

The father told Watson, "I want to press charges," according to Upshaw-Haider. "Let’s get the police."

He pointed to the phone and motioned for Watson to call.

"Mr. Watson said that he shouldn’t call the police because the dispatch would go over the radio," then looked to the others to support him, Upshaw-Haider wrote. Her account continued:

The father said, "I will call on my cell phone, and Watson repeated what he said earlier. . . .


"At some point, I informed (the father) that there was a videotape of the incident. Mr. Watson’s eyes bucked as I mentioned it."

Watson’s statement said, "Calvario and I told him to call the police, not 911. Our fear was that a news channel might tape his daughter and cause her further mental trauma."

Sometime before 3 p.m., Crenshaw had finally finished her meeting and joined her administrators in dealing with the reported attack.

"Ms. Crenshaw told the father come back tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. and our police officer would handle this," Watson wrote. "You will be happy with the results."


At some point, the father called police and went to wait in the school lobby.

Because of a mix-up, the cruisers apparently were dispatched to Mifflin Middle School instead of Mifflin High School, and the father eventually went home.

The police later came to his house and arrived at the school at 5:20 p.m., Cobb said. All the administrators had gone home.

"We spoke as a team in the conference room sometime after the father had left the building," Watson said. "We spoke of the events of the day and Ms. Crenshaw abruptly concluded the meeting and left."

As Clarno was driving home, "I was uncomfortable with how everything played out," he wrote. Around 8 p.m., "unable to cope" with his thoughts, he returned to the school to review his notes.

"That’s when I was told by one of the custodians that the police had been at the school with the parent and they were walking around the cafeteria and auditorium area."

Clarno called Crenshaw at home and said, "We need to revisit how we handled our situation."

At about 10 p.m., as Ralls was getting ready for bed, Crenshaw called to tell her what had happened.

Later, a district investigator asked the three assistant principals about their thinking.

Didn’t you hear the girl’s story, they were asked.

"Yes, but I did not hear everything she said," Retterer-Helfrich answered. "This victim has a habit of wiping her face with her shirt, which may explain her injury."

Did anybody think about calling the nurse or a counselor for the girl?

"No," Watson answered. "The victim was in a safe area and Mrs. H. may have mentioned the emergency-room treatment."

Why did you not call the police?

"Mrs. Crenshaw said we were not calling the police," Clarno said, "and that we would let (the assigned school officer) deal with the situation, since he is more familiar with our students."

Dispatch reporter Evan Goodenow contributed to this story.


Chris

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If what Upshaw says is true, that ASSistant principle should have his ass fired.
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If what Upshaw says is true, that ASSistant principle should have his ass fired.
There are so many people involved in this story who need to be fired and/or go to jail, starting with the rapists and working your way up to the principal who thought holding a meeting about school bells was more important than responding to the fact that one of her students had just been raped by other students.
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There are so many people involved in this story who need to be fired and/or go to jail, starting with the rapists and working your way up to the principal who thought holding a meeting about school bells was more important than responding to the fact that one of her students had just been raped by other students.


From the details it sounds like they should just clean house with the school administration at this place. Told the father about not getting the cops inovolved? You gotta be kidding. This school is going to have a nice lawsuit on their hands.
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Sounds to me like beheadings in front of the student body are in order. I am not kidding.
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Sounds to me like beheadings in front of the student body are in order. I am not kidding.
Or castrations...
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From the details it sounds like they should just clean house with the school administration at this place. Told the father about not getting the cops inovolved? You gotta be kidding. This school is going to have a nice lawsuit on their hands.
It seems there are a few administrators with their heads on their shoulders, like the Assistant Principal who said "Hey, maybe we ought to let this guy know his daughter was raped before we start telling him not to call the cops." But definitely anyone who suggested that the cops shouldn't be called ought to be looking for a new line of work.
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You have to really fuck up to be fired from a government job. There are several people here who really fucked up.
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WTF is going on in COLUMBUS???
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Originally Posted by JasonF
There are so many people involved in this story who need to be fired and/or go to jail, starting with the rapists and working your way up to the principal who thought holding a meeting about school bells was more important than responding to the fact that one of her students had just been raped by other students.
Agreed. All of it makes me sick.
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WTF is going on in COLUMBUS???
It's not Columbus, it's Mifflin Township (not that that makes a big difference).
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I count two innocent people in that story... the dad and his daughter.

"Dozens" watched? Who was taping?

I can't even believe this is real.
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I count two innocent people in that story... the dad and his daughter.

"Dozens" watched? Who was taping?

I can't even believe this is real.
As sick as the taping was, at least there is proof of who participated and they can show she was forced (hopefully) otherwise it would probably not get prosecuted like it should since she is developmentally disabled.
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she should have done some biting
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I hope all of the boys that hurt this poor girl end up in jail, performing oral sex on other inmates.

Usless piece of shits....

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I hope all of the boys that hurt this poor girl end up in jail, performing oral sex on other inmates.

Usless piece of shits....





I'm telling Breakfast With Girls that you used the singular "piece" in conjunction with the plural "shits."

You asked for it.
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I'm telling Breakfast With Girls that you used the singular "piece" in conjunction with the plural "shits."

You asked for it.
Tattle-tale...
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You have to really fucked up to be fired from a government job.
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There are so many people involved in this story who need to be fired and/or go to jail, starting with the rapists and working your way up to the principal who thought holding a meeting about school bells was more important than responding to the fact that one of her students had just been raped by other students.
That's my thought, too. Just reading throught the thing, I was lost track of who needed prison and who needed termination.

Jesus Christ, a "special needs" girl is being gang raped in the auditorium, and the whole goddamned staff of the high school is just wandering around with their thumbs up their asses.

1) Every kid who was watching in the auditorium needs to be hauled away in handcuffs, interrogated until everyone who needs to be charged is.

2) Anyone on the staff who did nothing needs to be terminated immediately, and have their teaching licenses revoked.
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I hope all of the boys that hurt this poor girl end up in jail, performing oral sex on other inmates.
That's what i'm thinking. Don't behead them [either head], just ship 'em off to the roughest jail imaginable and let 'em be someone's prag.
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I'm telling Breakfast With Girls that you used the singular "piece" in conjunction with the plural "shits."

You asked for it.
Unacceptable. This has been noted in my Book of Forum Grammatical Errors.
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i honestly hope these boys are locked up for life. they do not deserve freedom. if it was possible, death penalty.
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