Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
CEREMONY - RUINED EP
Kersed -PACK YOUR FISTS FULL OF HATE, TAKE A SWING AT THE WORLD THESE KIDS STICK TO THEMSELVES CARRY ANGST IN THEIR WORDS, WHERE WE’LL NEVER BE APART OF THIS CURSED FUCKING TOWN SO WE STAND AMONGST OURSELVES WATCH IT BURN TO THE GROUND. BURN TO THE FUCKING GROUND.
It’s Going To Be A Cold Winter- Come to reality keep your feet on the ground all I know now is regret nine months of shit how do you fake a fucking smile just to bury it hold on to your memories for as long as you can it might be the last thing you ever feel in her we hold onto our grudges teach ourselves to forget burn bridges sink ships till the bitter end.
This Is My War - searching for answers but now seeing shit cutting through my burdens over and over again put these beautiful people six feet underground I walk their roads spill blood through their streets I hate every one and every fucking thing….this is my war.
You’re All The Same - fuck your catchy one liners fuck your dress to impress you can go fuck yourselves with that trendy shit fuck your bat attitudes fuck your weak high class fuck all you pretenders keep your life of trash.
Troubled Waters - every day is a fight every fight is a loss you search your whole life until your time is up now you sleep it off, your troubles left behind id kill myself to feel that alive what the fuck has happened to me whats life without love whats love without hate what good is your heart if it doesn’t break
Throwing Bricks - im going to throw this fucking bottle as hard as I can hope it hits you in the teeth makes you learn your lesson, its a dog eat dog in a place like this hard luck life sucks so i use my fists i got a chip on my shoulder I’m on a losing streak there’s a cloud of contempt hanging over me because it’s a dog eat dog in a place like this.
I Want To Put This To An End - my heart beats in slow songs pumping moments through my veins waking up in empty beds walk through months of band mistakes give me back the life i had i really had nothing nothings better that a city full of lies that push through me in a burning building you’re a loveless friend now i watch the clock now i walk on knives i got problems i’m a fucked up kid i find problems i’m alone again.
"Two weeks ago I was taken to jail for resiting arrest, among other charges. The police officers slammed my head into the concrete. The nurse at the jail said i needed stitches, I declined. When I got out, I shaved my head."
Ceremony-Scared People EP, 2007.
what if u woke up tomorrow and it was the first day of seventh grade and everythings that happened since then was just a dream
i would take that opportunity to use everything i learned to fucking crush my enemies and get rid of all the toxic fucking people in my life and tell them to fuck off
they wouldn’t take me seriously because they’re middle schoolers but i would know
i would know
i’d invest money in facebook
I’d listen to Converge and study harder in school. Hell yeah.
dudes who complain about pubic hair can choke on my bush.
girls who complain about my pubic hair……let me just trim that real quick so you can get it all the way down without getting your nose tickled hehe *tips fedora*
Sweet Leaf | Black Sabbath
You should probably punch me