My granddaughter (11 years of age) is enrolled in the new McKinley Middle School this school year, who previously attended Garrison Elementary School. We had great expectations as it related to the school and their goals. However, after my child was enrolled and started at the school, we immediately began to see major changes in her behavior. Followed with daily phone calls about her behavior being out of control. Being a realistic grandmother, I took the complaints at face value since she was leaving an elementary where her mother works as a Special Education Aid, her other two siblings also attender that school. Therefore, I felt anxiety may be a major issue for her. However, I later found out that she was being bullied by a group of girls that she was afraid of. As previously mentioned, with each phone call we addressed their concerns of her being disrespectful, walking out of her classroom, not completing classroom assignments, talking back. None of which we have seen at home or at her previous school. This lead the family to start a pop-in policy at the school. This popping in resulting in me personally observing this group of girls that my granddaughter had attached herself too. Please keep in mind, with ever teacher meeting, every phone call, all the teachers would say, they see more in my granddaughter and they know she is not like this group of girls. She stand out amongst them, etc.
After frequent visits, and entire days of going from classroom to classroom, I came to realize that this group of girls were totally out of control. I then understood why my granddaughters was acting out. Immediately, we took her to counseling at Kaiser only to find out that she was in fact afraid of them and felt since they never got in trouble that it was easier to hang with them to avoid being harassed. This is what I noticed in the classrooms (more…)
“My sister is moving to town and looking at places in Eckington. Any thoughts on the safety of the area? I don’t know much about it, but have heard some sketchy things. Any advice from the forum would be appreciated!”
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“Shooting Investigation__ 1900 Blk 3rd Street NE_ No lookout at this time”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1900 block of 3rd Street, NE.
On Friday, September 13, 2013, at approximately 8:22 am, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 1900 block of 3rd Street, NE for the report of an unconscious male. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy and a determination of cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 24 year-old Vernon Davis of Northeast, Washington, DC.”
Dog found on Rhode Island Ave NE near 3rd Street NE – no collar. He seems to be a pretty young poodle mix, with all white fur except the ends of his ears, which are grey. Found him running in and out of traffic, didn’t seem too savvy on the streets. At first he was really shy, but then let me pick him up and has been pretty friendly since then. He has not been neutered and is pretty thin, which makes me think he’s been a stray for a while.
Anyone recognize him or heard of any missing dogs in the area of Eckington, please feel free to email me: emilyabird(at)gmail(dot)com”
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