WNPR’s Where We Live host John Dankosky continues to lead the Connecticut media coverage on Capital Prep Principal Steve Perry’s outrageous and bullying behavior, including Perry’s now infamous tweet that he was going to “strap up” – a reference to carrying a concealed weapon and that there would be “head injuries” following the Hartford Board of Education’s recent vote to reject a proposal that would have allowed Perry to use his private company to take-over management control of both Capital Prep and SAND elementary school in Hartford.
Dankosky reports that, “The Chairman of Hartford’s School Board, Matt Poland, has called for an investigation of Dr. Steve Perry, the outspoken principal of Capital Prep Magnet School. The questions involve Perry’s controversial statements on Twitter.”
The WNPR story observes that “Hours after the Hartford Board of Education voted down a proposal that would have replicated his Capital Prep Magnet School model in another struggling school, Perry tweeted this:
‘The only way to lose a fight is to stop fighting. All this did was piss me off. It’s so on. Strap up, there will be head injuries.’”
As noted repeatedly here at Wait, What? if a student made such a threat they’d be suspended, arrested and probably prevented from returning to the school.
If a principal or other administrator made a threat like Perry’s they’d be escorted to the door and fired.
Dankosky’s reports that Hartford Board of Education Chairman Matt Poland told him, “I found it to be appalling…I believe that given the nature of this most recent tweet, and some of the other tweets that we’ve heard about, and incidents that we’ve heard about, there’s certainly enough material to warrant a look at what the situation is at Capital Prep. The bravado is getting a little much to take at this point,”
Poland added that he has asked Hartford’s Superintendent of Schools to “investigate Perry’s Twitter comments and other complaints that have come from former teachers at the school.”
As WNPR notes, the Perry attack even made the Washington Post:
You can read and hear the WNPR story here: http://wnpr.org/post/hartford-board-education-chairman-calls-investigation-principal-steve-perry
The latest Wait, What? Post here: http://jonathanpelto.com/2013/11/21/hartford-steve-perry-threat-make-washington-post/
And the Washington Post’s blog here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/21/principal-gets-mad-and-tweets-strap-up-there-will-be-head-injuries/