Sign Languages ban imposed on NJ girl

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  1. sara1981

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    Sign Language Ban Imposed on N.J. Girl
    Sign Language Ban Imposed on N.J. Girl - ABC News

     
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    Schools don't know how to really deal with behavior. What they are doing is trying to eliminate it as fast as possible which is to tell the ONE who is signing to stop. Very wrong for the school to do this.

    There are several issues: 1) discrimination 2) bullying and harassment.

    If the school is telling the student to stop signing it's like cutting off her ability to communicate. It now becomes a safety hazard for her to be on that bus. Not the other way around.

    What if she was sick, being sexually assaulted, or who know what? she would not be able to communicate.

    Parents have several options: 1) file due process at the school 2) file a complaint with the state or 3) write a Gebser letter. #s 1&3 require a lawyer. #2 no lawyer is needed.
     
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    The school need to be sued. Signing is a safety hazard while sitting on a seat in a school bus to talk to her friends? How surreal. And totally lame.
     
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    Part II:

    School Bus Sign Language Ban Lifted


    April 26, 2001

    A hearing-impaired New Jersey girl will not be barred from using sign language on her school bus as long as she obeys all the district's safety rules....

    School Bus Sign Language Ban Lifted - ABC News
     
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    Part III:


    STUDENT REFILES LAWSUIT AFTER SIGNING BAN

    A deaf New Jersey student who was banned from using sign language on a school bus in 2001 has refiled a lawsuit against Brfanchburg Stony Brook school board and officials. Danica Lesko, who turned 18 in January, has been waiting for justice for seven years, her father, John Lesko, told The Star-Ledger. Danica’s parents contend the ban “set off a chain of events that emotionally traumatized” their daughter and brought in a traumatist who found the youth “mistrustful and defensive.” Said John Lesko: “All we want is to get in front of an impartial jury and be heard.”

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    Part IV:

    False Reports

    September 30, 2009

    Two women face charges of filing false reports to police on Sunday.

    Around 1:20 a.m., Patrolman Harry Bugal was told by Shirley Henderson, 38, of High Bridge that while she was at a local gas station about an hour earlier, the clerk had grabbed her panties as she was standing up from bending over, and then grabbed and rubbed her buttocks, according to police. They give the following account of the incident.

    Danica Lesko, 20, of Bloomsbury, who was with Ms. Henderson at the time, also said the clerk grabbed Ms. Henderson’s underpants and, upon being confronted, “did it two more times.”

    Bugal went to the gas station, viewed the surveillance video and determined that the incident did not occur. He confronted Ms. Henderson and she said that she had been tired and worded her first statement wrongly. Ms. Henderson added that her friend told her that the clerk touched her panties and was trying to grab her buttocks. When Bugal confronted Lesko with the details, Lesko said, “That’s what I thought happened, maybe it didn’t.”

    Bugal charged both women with fourth-degree charges of making false reports to police. They were released on their own recognizance.

    Clinton Township cops: drunk woman danced at gas station | NJ.com
     
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    Thank you, Reba. This happened 11 years ago. O.o
     
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    I don't think her signing should have been prohibited on the bus.

    Just to be clear, she was 12 years old and had just begun to lose her hearing a few months prior to this incident
     
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    I agree. One really ignorant principal with no common sense instilled.
     
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    They are a busy litigious family.

    "The Leskos, who said they have filed a complaint and might sue over this, have already sued over the incident which allegedly caused Danica's hearing damage. Another student set off a bottle rocket in a school hallway in November."

    4/2001 Anna's News Clippings
     
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    Sign Language Ban Imposed on N.J. Girl

    Sign Language Ban Imposed on N.J. Girl - ABC News

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    You know this is a very very old story - there's at least one or two updates overturning the "bann".
     
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    Unfair

    It seems to me that this problem would never arise with a hearing student. It seems like they just don't know how to handle or approach the situation because there is a deaf student involved. Telling a hearing impaired student that she can't sign would be the same thing as telling a hearing student that they cannot communicate with their peers during school hours. It is unfair, and she shouldn't receive special limitations only based on the fact that she is hearing impaired.
     
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    that school is disgrace.they should be proud others kids are signing with her the kids seem have more intelligence and decentcy than school
     

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