School Official's Wife Flips Out on Student
Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:14 PM
YouTube - Snow Day in Fairfax Virginia Schools
No-Snow-Day Question Gets Frosty Answer
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” A student who called a school official's home to ask why the snow hadn't closed schools got a frosty response â€” and created an online storm.
Last Thursday, the student, Devraj "Dave" S. Kori, 17, called the listed home phone number for Dean Tistadt, chief operating officer of Fairfax County, Va., schools, and asked why he hadn't closed schools after an estimated 3 inches of snow fell.
Kori left his name and number, and Tistadt's wife returned the call. She apparently wasn't pleased, judging by her taped message, which Kori posted on a Facebook page.
"How dare you call us at home! If you have a problem with going to school, you do not call somebody's house and complain about it," Candy Tistadt snapped in her message. She also used the phrase "snotty-nosed little brats," and said, "Get over it, kid, and go to school!"
The message was also posted on YouTube. Kori, who attends Lake Braddock Secondary School, did not immediately respond to an e-mail Wednesday.
He told The Washington Post that he thought he had a right to ask a public official for more information about a decision that affected him and other students. He also said his generation viewed privacy differently.
But Fairfax County schools spokesman Paul Regnier told the newspaper that Kori's action showed a gap in civility.
"It's really an issue of kids learning what is acceptable and not acceptable. Any call to a public servant's house is harassment," Regnier said.
Kori told the newspaper he was called into the principal's office to discuss the situation, though he was not punished.
Dean Tistadt told the Post that the incident has been "horrible" for his wife, but he said Kori had courage to stand up for his convictions. Calls to his office on Wednesday were referred to Regnier.
The Associated Press left a message at one Virginia number listed for a Dean Tistadt; there was no answer at another number listed under the same name.
Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:25 PM
The wife needs to get used to it, because after all this, I'm sure the students will definitely do some damage.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:12 AM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:09 PM
| Originally Posted by starchild |
Omg Rachel the mailbox got blown up? I hope the kids were caught, the other pranks are bad but that's a dangerous one! Being the kid of the principal must have been tough at times
Sometimes it was tough because my dad would make rules that even I was mad at so we would argue at home. Other times I would listen to kids complain about him when they did something wrong and got in trouble. I didn't affect me much. It was nice to have someone to borrow lunch money from. haha
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:07 PM
That kid had some nerve though! I would never have had enough to call someone from my town about that stuff. I just would have went to school and griped the whole day!
Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:50 PM
For those of you who don't know where I live, Fairfax is the next district to mine, it basically surrounds my district
Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:09 PM
The kid was concerned for his well being, didn't get anywhere with the principal, and went up the chain of command. Publicly listed phone number? Why not?
The wife should have bloody well minded her own business and let her husband do his JOB. Now she's publicly humiliated and it's no one's fault but her own. Posted on facebook. BAAHAHA!
(Oh, and I know what you mean about Fairfax county, my cousins grew up there ) Richest county in the States it is
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