Big Problems at Little Belleville School
Posted 3 years ago
Wed, May 5th, '10 - 5:49 am
A group of parents at a Belleville elementary school say they’ve taken their children out of class to protect them from a violent student and an administration that doesn’t seem to care. Kim Sommerville is one of a number of parents who came to our newsroom to explain what’s been happening to her son at Queen Victoria on Pine Street since September. She claims her son has been bitten, beaten up, had scissors thrown at him, stabbed with pencils and sworn at by another student. Cindy Hilts says she’s pulled her son out of class and has begun home-schooling for the same reasons. She says he won’t return until the issues at the school are resolved. The Hastings-Prince Edward School Board has declined to comment on the situation at Queen Victoria. It was announced last week that the principal at the school is being transferred to Massassauga-Rednersville in the fall…but, it’s not known if that’s in relation to the problems at Queen Victoria.