Good morning sir,
My daughter and I have been through the ringer in dealing with HCPSS. My daughter is being bullied & tormented by another child who attends her school & lives in our community. This other child has assaulted my daughter on multiple occasions. She has also attempted to sexually violate my daughter on multiple occasions. She has also spread ungodly rumors about my daughter at school & in our community. The bullying is so out of hand that my daughter is afraid to go to school or even outside & play in our community. To make matters worse is that the other child’s parents have stalked, harassed, & threatened us with acts of physical violence, murder, & made mockeries of my disability status. I have spoken with the HoCo BoE regarding an Out of District Transfer Request for my daughter; however, my pleas to Dr. Renee Foose, HCPSS Superintendent, Christine O’Connor, HoCo BoE Chairman, etc have remained unfruitful. As a result, I reached out to Dr. Michael Ford with the MD State Dept of Ed regarding these matters. Dr. Ford has been compassionate in an effort to bring forth a resolution yet his hands are tied as he lacks executive authority.
I have peace orders in place to protect us from this other child & her parents. Nevertheless, I do not believe that the severity & impact of our sufferings are truly being considered by HCPSS, HoCo Dept of Juvenile Services, or even the State Attorney’s Office. The other child’s father has engaged in activities that both violate the in-place peace order & also violate the provisions of MD Criminal Code 3-802 & 3-803 in threatening both of our lives.
The mother has followed suit in also violating the conditions of the peace order & the provisions of MD Criminal Code 3-804. She has also violated MD Criminal Code 3-805. With everything being said, we have been living in imminent fear & danger of our lives for an extended period of time. As such, we have been staying with a friend & living away from home since 12/29/15 & off/on prior. What’s more, I have also made a judgment decision that I will refrain from sending my daughter to school for the under the juris of public safety as I do not believe that that the school has the capacity to protect my daughter from additional abuse & harm. As a result, I have spoken with HCPSS at length regarding either an out of district transfer &/or home teaching. I have advised them that my daughter will remain home with me until said time that one of my requests are approved. This should not be given that we live in the most civilized nation in the world. Please help
Dedrick L. Moone
A Humble Man and Father