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Jun 2, 2011

PTA President calls the cops on Sadie Vernon teacher

Darrell Humes

Sadie Vernon, it’s the city’s high school that has been on the media one too many times either embroiled in the middle of a controversy or the teacher and administration are at odds. Tonight they’re back in the news.  This morning shortly after ten, Darrell Humes, President of the PTA says he visited the school to make a complaint about a teacher, Kendis Ferguson and other staff members, whom he alleges, scared his son on Wednesday after students were sent home early due to problems on the compound. Humes says he went to the administration office to clarify the situation and to ask for his son’s grades. When the principal sent for the grade book, Ferguson stormed in to the office and a scuffle ensued. The police were called in and classes were called off for the rest of the day.

Darrell Humes: President, PTA

“I was standing up I wasn’t even sitting. My son was on one side of the principal table, I was on the other side, the vice principal was sitting at his desk over the other side and we were getting degrees as the principal was calling—he was writing, he was recording and I was recording in my book. And when I lift up my head, the door was opened and Mister Ferguson charged in towards me and bumped—he came chest to chest and knocked me back way. Not with his fist, with his chest. I know where you live and he began to make a lot of threatening remarks that he knows exactly where I live and how I walk to get home and things like that. So he was coming up to me again and this time coming aggressively and this time was going to hit me. So I picked up the principal weight that was on the table and so the principal and the vice principal had to get between us. They had to be physically pushing him back. And this time, with a leveled head, I cooled down and I said you know what; I am not going to get into a confrontation with this man at all. I didn’t come here for this. But he was trying to get at me and the principal and the vice principal had to be really holding him. He even pushed the principal and he pushed the vice principal and say you, you better take note of what the happen here. And something as to the effect that the vice principal is next or something like that. But he behaved like a crazy person, really crazy.”

Andrea Polanco

“So you came and report the incident?”

Darrell Humes

“Yes well the principal decided that she had to do something and I think she and my son went out and I think he was the one that called the police because really, the situation warranted a police in there.”

Andrea Polanco

“So Mr. Humes did the other teachers walk off campus this morning?”

Darrell Humes

“Well apparently they did. I was called a few minutes later when I came down to give this statement and I was told by a student from there that the teachers walked out in solidarity with Mister Ferguson so they were sent home.”

Andrea Polanco

“Did you and the teacher in question have any hard talks or any problems before this incident?”

Darrell Humes

“Well not before. I’ve never had a problem with him. He and my son get along well in class and he is one of the best teachers as a matter of fact.”

Humes says Ferguson was detained and later released but charges of assault and use of threatening words were filed against him.

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2 Responses for “PTA President calls the cops on Sadie Vernon teacher”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    JC people, does anyone have any damn sense? The adults can’t have a sensible conversations without threats & the badd@$$ children are completely out of control & we keep blaming them

  2. Elgin Martinez says:

    It seems that even our educators are now a part of the criminal elements.A teacher can’t even sit with a parent and discuss his or her child’s progress in an instituation where the students and staff are suppose to be safe.What the F is wrong with you people.Is this all we can do fight our own people.Why not fight the Guatemalans that are conducting illegal logging in the Chikibul area?

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