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N.J. Mom Cleared In Case Of Cursing At Principal

HACKENSACK, NJ (AP) – A judge has dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against a New Jersey mom who cursed at a principal after her daughter was “pantsed.”

The judge ruled Thursday that state law supersedes local ordinances cited against Cindy Schwalb.

Schwalb cursed at Hasbrouck Heights principal Edward Boclair at a back-to-school night in September 2009. She felt the school wasn’t doing enough after a boy had pulled down her 13-year-old daughter’s pants.

School officials said they took the unusual step of prosecuting her to show that people can’t get away with calling principals vulgar names.

Schwalb told The Record newspaper she’s relieved because she wasn’t disturbing the peace.

The principal says he doesn’t regret pursuing the case.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Jim says:

    Bad News that Principal should be fired. The taxpayers need to be able to hold these bums accountable.

  2. Roy says:

    No matter how you cut it,she sets a fine example for her children…………….NOT

    1. LGorman says:

      She indeed sets a fine example for her children – by sticking up for them! The kid who de-panted her should have been suspended at least, if not prosecuted for sexual harassment. The principal has his priorities all wrong, and this mother was RIGHT to stand up foer her daughter, regardless of her using abusive language. Sometimes it becomes necessary with these elitist snobs.

  3. Jason says:

    So everyone just assumes the principal did nothing to the boy the pulled the pants down? I am sure the child was suspended from school. Was he supposed to give him a few lashes on the hand as well? Ohh..I forgot..that is illegal. As far as pressing charges…it is up to the parent to file charges for what happened to her daughter. She can file charges anytime she wants..and should.

  4. COS says:

    Blake – You hit the nail on the head! My son got an in-school suspension because he jokingly impersonated Osama bin Laden. Clearly, freedom of speech is not practiced, just taught…. STUPID!

    1. Jason says:

      What you forget is that you child disrupted the entire learning environment. The ISS was for disrupting the learning environment. Other children cannot learn when your son is cracking jokes.

  5. blake says:

    That is because schools think they are communist countries and can do whatever they freaking like.

  6. Arlene says:

    Clearly a case of bullying which is a HUGE problem in some schools. The principal should concentrate on doing what he’s being paid for rather than going after the mother who is just standing up for her daughter.

  7. LGorman says:

    “School officials said they took the unusual step of prosecuting her to show that people can’t get away with calling principals vulgar names” This woman had to go to the expense of defending herself against this malicious prosecution. That is an adult matter. Who do these people think they are and what kind of throne do they sit on?

  8. Steve M. says:

    YAWN……..THEY’RE ALL KIDS..

  9. Tea says:

    wow that was foul, actions better have been taken agaisnt that bully who did that. the principle just makes himself look stupid. apparently its all about “him” and not the students he was entrusted with.

  10. LGorman says:

    The principal should be fired. And what kind of law is it that prohibits an adult from swearing at someone? She should sue for malicious prosecution and violation of her 1st Amendment rights. What gives with these elitist educators and administratos that they think they can get away with this BS? There is a group of people out there, Democrats in Congress among them, who think they know what is best for us better than we do – elitist hypocrite snobs. And educators who suspend kids for making a “gun” out of their hand by pointing a finger and raising their thumb!! What in God’s name is wrong with them? We did that all the time as kids – emulating Hop Along Cassidy, Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp, et al. These people all have to go.

  11. jtorres says:

    The principal needs to get his priorities straight. If he didn’t follow up on the little girl’s assault -because that’s what it was- he’s lucky all the mother did was curse him out. I would’ve probably done worse. the mom should have called the police and the school board to have that boy prosecuted and the school censured

  12. LGorman says:

    The principal should be fired. And what kind of law is it that prohibits an adult from swearing at someone? She should sue for malicious prosecution and violation of her 1st Amendment rights. What gives with these elitists educators and administratos that they think they can get away with this BS? There is a goupr of people out there, Democrats in Congress among them, who think they know what is best for us better than we do – elitist hyporcite snobs. And educators who suspend kids for making a “gung” out of their hand by pointing a finger and raising their thumb!! What in God’s name is wrong with them? We did that all the time as kids – emulating Hop Along Cassidy, Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp, et al. These people all have to go.

  13. Mystified says:

    Did the prinipal ever take appropriate actions against the little pervert who sexually harrassed a thirteen year old girl?churchguitarguy@aol.com The mother had every right to get angry and he’s lucky she didn’t sue him for gross incompetence.

  14. Maria P says:

    This is ridiculous! The principle chooses to prosicute the mother because she hurst his little feelings with some bad words, but fails to prosicute the bullys who clearly commited sexual harassment by pulling down her daughters pants! What a jerk!

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