1,635 Disorderly Incidents at MLK Middle School Last Year

Laura Geller, NBC Richmond, March 6, 2015

Half of the teachers at one Richmond middle school are reapplying for their jobs. The move is part of a plan to improve academics at Martin Luther King Middle School, one of the most notorious in the district.

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The new Martin Luther King Middle School was a $40 million investment into the community. The state-of-the art facility has smart boards in classrooms and Wi-Fi in the building.

Students look out the windows of the beautiful building to their homes, which are in some of the most dangerous housing projects in the city. Some of the crimes and behavior issues witnessed there invade the school.

“It’s not safe,” one teacher working at the school last year told us. “It’s not safe for the students. It’s not safe for the staff. The type of treatment where we come every day to a hostile environment.”

So how hostile is that environment? According to the state database, last year MLK had 1635 disorderly or disruptive behavior offenses.

Martin Luther King’s statistics makeup 16% of RPS’ total for these disruptive offenses. If each school in the district shared the total equally, that percentage should be just under 2.5%. MLK has eight times that amount.

“It’s out of control,” Shonda Harris-Muhammed, who represents the school on the school board, reacted.

We asked Harris-Muhammed how the district can attract teachers to this kind of environment.

“You can’t,” she responded. “You have to promise them something that we can’t technically give and that’s intensive training to deal with student discipline issues.”

Harris-Muhammed says often times, those issues start at home.

“We need to have these courageous conversations because when they come in here and they want to tear up this school or any school, they can’t stay with us,” she added. “We got to stop spoon-feeding people. We have to hold parents accountable.”

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[Editor’s Note: 99 percent of the 706 students at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School are black.]

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  • Whitetrashgang

    Why is this keep happening? Perhaps we need NASA to help figure this out.Oh wait a minute, never mind.

    • The NSA will be of help in this regard before NASA.

    • 1stworlder

      NASA started affirmative action the last year YT walked on the moon.

      • John Smith

        They’ve got a great muslim outreach program, the brainchild of their HNIC, or so I hear.

        • Ellis Kurtz

          It’s not NASA’s HNIC, it’s ours:

          When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things.. [snip first two] … third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.

          NASA chief Charles Bolden, July 2010.

          • ElComadreja

            Their contributions are practically nil. Their much vaunted contributions to math were taken from India.

          • Ellis Kurtz

            This includes the invention of 0, zero. As an Indian friend said “Zero is the biggest thing to come out of India”.

    • JackKrak

      They’re busy praising desert Bedouins for developing space travel a long time ago but not sharing it with anyone.

    • MooTieFighter

      It’s global warming.

  • Martin Luther King Middle Skoo? Say it ain’t so! He was a man of piece, they keep telling us.

    Aren’t we also told over and over again that black kids never do anything bad, that all the evil white racist honky cracker KKK teachers suspend them on a dime for things like talking back a little too loud? And when they’re suspended for having done virtually nothing wrong, they’re kept away from their nuclear physics lessons, then they fall behind, then the give up, then they drop out, then they start running with a gang, then crime, then prison. Seriously, this is what they mean by the so-called “school to prison pipeline.”

    • NoMosqueHere

      MLK loved beating up white prostitutes for recreation. A heckuva guy.

      • Yeah, but he was doing it for God and to liberate his people from the evil white man. As MLK himself said, “I’m f***ing for God!”

        Such a godly man, that MLK.

        • Earthling

          If you can quote what he said during “the act”, then you must have been there.

          • Dan B. Cooper

            Troll somewhere else, liberal.

      • Earthling

        How do you know that? Were you a white prostitute that he beat up for recreation? If you are going to make a statement like that, please back it up with real evidence.

        • Dan B. Cooper

          Why are you trolling here you liberal?

        • archer

          Allegedly the fbi had wire taps in his room and some of those present repeated the story. That may be why they sealed his file for 50 years on behest of his wife.

        • Beloved Comrade

          Sources: http //www martinlutherking org/dream html

          Newsweek Magazine 1-19-1998, page 62

          “And the walls came tumbling down,” by Rev. Ralph Abernathy (1989)

          “January 6, 1964, was a long day for Martin Luther King Jr. He spent the morning seated in the reserved section of the Supreme Court, listening as lawyers argued New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, a landmark case rising out of King’s crusade against segregation in Alabama. The minister was something of an honored guest: Justice Arthur Goldberg quietly sent down a copy of Kings account of the Montgomery bus boycott, “Stride Toward Freedom,” asking for an autograph. That night King retired to his room at the Willard Hotel. There FBI bugs reportedly picked up 14 hours of party chatter, the clinking of glasses and the sounds of illicit sex–including King’s cries of “I’m f–ing for God” and “I’m not a Negro tonight!”

          Note: What is not mentioned in this article is that Martin Luther King was having sex with three White women, one of whom he brutally beat while screaming the above mentioned quotes. Much of the public information on King’s use of church money to hire prostitutes and his beating them came from King’s close personal friend, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, in his 1989 book, “And the walls came tumbling down.”

        • ElComadreja

          Here’s a self loathing liberal that probably wishes he were one of them.

      • Alucard_the_last

        He had himself killed so he could look like a prophet. Why would the goon squad which included Jesse Jackson, just stand at the point of the ‘assignation’ of MLK instead of running for cover? Why was there a photographer right there when it happened, who also didn’t run? But the biggest mystery of them all is why hasn’t anyone come up front with the facts of this, so-called assination?

    • Alucard_the_last

      Word of wisdom esp. for tourists: Stay AWAY from any pool, school, hospital, housing development, neighborhood or road that has the name Martin Luther King as it will always be the worst place in town.

      • See also: Barack Obama. There aren’t way too many things named after him yet, but there will be a lot more in the near future.

      • ElComadreja

        Any other place named for a black will be running it a close second.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    The saddest part of this situation is the students who don’t cause problems and would like to learn. A disruptive minority makes this difficult, and at times impossible. I’ve had teachers tell me all it takes is one disruptive student to bring the class to a halt. And getting rid of that student is almost impossible. No wonder parents who can afford it send their children to private schools.

    • Speedy Steve

      I’ve heard that 95% of them make the other 5% look bad.

      • dukem1

        now THAT’S funny!

        • Sloppo

          The best humor is the truth.

      • Race Heretic

        Hey now the school is 1% non-black. :-p

        But seriously, not all blacks are horrid. 70% of black men never go to prison. The top ten percent are actually intelligent amd productive members of society. The top 30% do comparably as well as average whites. Mind you, though, the top ten moreso but also the top thirty do what they can to escape the ghetto and live as much among whites as they can. This means that schools like MLK are worse than the black average because they concentrate so many of the poorest and least intelligent black students together. But it doesn’t mean that a small minority of exceptional kids aren’t dragged down by the envronment their dismal peers create.

        • Dan B. Cooper

          FBI: 61% of black males have a felony conviction

          • Sloppo

            I’m certainly no fan of black group behavior patterns, but I the percentage you quoted is higher than what I was able to confirm. Could you provide a source for that?

        • bv

          In bizarro world maybe.

        • ElComadreja

          Yes, they want to live among whites and guess what follows them?

        • ElComadreja

          BTW, I also find those percentages incredibly high.

      • ElComadreja

        Me too, but it’s more like 99.9999%

    • MooTieFighter

      “disruptive minority”- The minority that causes problems are all truly a particular “minority”. Our local schools are losing about all of their really good students. Several of our teachers are quitting and starting home school groups. They are being paid by parents to have smaller groups that meet on their homes. This has stemmed from one teacher that done this several years ago and her students are WAY ABOVE the curve. Our own principal has told us “if you can get your kids out, do it”. They are having to be very cautious sending blacks out of classrooms now and must simply allow them to disrupt the classes. This coupled with the fact that are being pressured not to move forward if one or two are not getting it (but they want take the minorities out) has been causing severe heartache with our local teachers. They are forcing our own students to slow their learning, just to be PC. It’s shameful, ridiculous, and infuriating.

      • Steve_in_Vermont

        What to do with these disruptive students? If they can’t be expelled from school they’re promoted to the next grade and eventually graduate. The fact that they can’t read or write at a 12th grade level is immaterial.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Unless the community itself creates an environment where education is valued & there is a complete paradigm shift to change the culture; nothing will EVER change, regardless of the money invested.

    Facts are nasty things.

  • RacialRay

    “We got to stop spoon-feeding people. We have to hold parents accountable.”

    Sure thing, Ms. Harris-Muhammed. Right after we sort out who the sperm donors were for the collection of reprobates causing the mayhem. Perhaps we could hold PTA meetings in the jail. That’s a “captive audience” right there, and a good many of the “troublesome yoofs” could then lock eyes with their sires for the very first time.

    It takes more than aiming a money cannon at a community to bring it out of the jungle and into the modern world.

    • bv

      Hold parents responsible? I think I saw a hog flying by my apartment building!

    • MooTieFighter

      Never going to happen. The more we try, the more money we give, the worse it gets.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Change the school’s name from MLK to Ludicris Middle School and see what happens.

    • LexiconD1

      Why? Anything with the label MLK, whether it be a street, parade, school, tells you all you need to know…if you’re white, STAY AWAY. Far away.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Ludicris might scare whitey more.

        • LexiconD1

          I had to Google that to figure out what you were referencing, so no…it wouldn’t.

        • bv

          Better live with an illusion anyways.

      • dukem1

        I think Chris Rock has a bit of a routine based on this observation.

        • bv

          Chris Rock is a jerk.

          • Beloved Comrade

            True. But he did give great advice, “If you ever find yourself on Martin Luther King Blvd….RUN!”

          • ElComadreja

            Even Jesse Jackson had to admit he felt safer being followed by a group of whites.

          • bv

            But I don’t contribute to or aid these famous anti-White cretins. I’ve heard his true feelings about what’s going on, I don’t approve.

          • bv

            Don’t watch that piece of garbage, support white comedians who don’t slag their own kind. Larry the cable guy or some Southerner (I don’t get their schtick however ).

  • listenupbub

    Those are some boisterous youths!

  • John Smith

    Putting monkeys in a $40 million cage isn’t going to stop them from flinging poop either.

    • Please, don’t insult the zoo monkeys! They’re much more civilized than the ‘yoofs’ at this middle school!

      • John Smith

        I admit that I’ve never been accosted by a monkey – my apologies.

        • Tim

          “Recognition is absolution…”

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Future Oklahoma alumni.

  • WR_the_realist

    “Martin Luther King Middle School” — that’s all a prospective teacher needs to know.

  • dd121

    Do you think that liberals will ever notice that blacks can’t be educated or civilized?

    • Some know it now, but they must keep up appearances at all costs. The white liberals who actually have to spend time with these ‘yoofs’ know they are largely unteachable, but they keep their mouths shut in order to retain their jobs. Privately, they admit it to each other when no one else is listening.

      It’s only whites who spend little or no actual time in the presence of negroes that are most hopeful they can learn and be academically productive.

      Once again, it proves that those who espouse the most happy horse-poop about blacks are almost always the ones who spend the least amount of time with them.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Yes.

      • dd121

        I should have added…and admit it publicly.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Not in so few words, I imagine. Code phrases would likely emerge to make the saying of these things less uncomfortable for the sayer. But when it is obvious, the garden variety liberal will just have to talk about it. It is fashionable for the to speak of what they think is on the minds of others.

    • Beloved Comrade

      I don’t what liberals notice or not. It’s the federal government that needs to notice that blacks cannot be educated or civilized.

      It’s the feds that spend trillions pretending that black schools, given enough money, can educate blacks to be rocket scientists.

      • Blackfish

        Except that the Federal bureaucracy is overrepresented by blacks.

      • dd121

        The federal government adopts policies that the elected party in power says to adopt.
        For liberals this is a matter of immutable ideology. I don’t think it’s going to change.

        • Beloved Comrade

          Both elected parties bow to the same master.

    • MooTieFighter

      nope

  • Speedy Steve

    The housing projects didn’t look bad to me. It must be the contents of those buildings that are rotten.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    What’s in a name?

  • dukem1

    Sweet!

  • dukem1

    Talk about the perfect storm of dysfunction !!!

  • JohnEngelman

    An improved environment does not improve the behavior of those who are criminal by nature.

  • TruthBeTold

    Ironic, isn’t it?

    Blacks name schools after MLK because they believe the name will inspire black kids but the opposite happens; just like they name streets after MLK which then turn into the most dangerous ‘boulevards’ in black neighborhoods.

    It’s an example of giving blacks what they ask for because they tell us it will help blacks only to find out that the solution makes the problem worse.

    Like I say, if you want to destroy blacks, give them what they want and just stand back. Nature will do the rest.

    • Light from the East

      It is a concrete evidence that despite with investment ($40 million), education (MLK school), and environment (state-of-the art facility and Wi-Fi, etc), blacks cannot do anything right since the their problems lie within themselves.

      • aintnodarnfool

        Do you suppose this was a donation from guilt, or was it a mistaken (but altruistic) investment?

        • Light from the East

          Not only that, it also includes some taxpayers’ money because MLK school is public.

    • MooTieFighter

      The only hope is to get them around a large group of whites, but this usually means slowing down whites, thus give to blacks, by taking from us. Works the same way financially. Pretty much the definition of a parasite.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    ….

  • bv

    Why even bother reporting this? It’s exactly as it will turn out every single time.

    It’s only a matter of time before racism is leveled against whites as the blame for their behavior.

    • Beloved Comrade

      It’s not a matter of time, racism is the first, last and only excuse ever used.

      • aintnodarnfool

        There was a time, in the not so distant past, when Blacks actually sustained their own middle and upper middle class neighborhoods without the aid of Whitey. It was before 1964, and therefore, its history must be rewritten to fit the current narrative.

        • Yancy Derringer

          That’s when there was one dad who lived with his family and worked. Welfare, as it is in the U.S., works directly against maintaining that family structure. They know this in Washington yet they do nothing to fix it.

  • Light from the East

    For investors, investing such projects will make you pay dearly.
    For teachers, you’d better not go to there because your effort will be in vain.
    For non-black students, you will learn the nature of blacks in real cases.
    For black students, you will learn useful tips to survive in ghetto.
    For race realists, it provides a controlled experimental environment to observe blacks’ behaviors after the civil right movement.

    That’s the core value of MLK Middle School.

    • Blackfish

      No investors are stupid enough to put money into this. The money comes from taxpayers – you and me!

      • Light from the East

        We are not irrationally opposed the idea of raising tax. But we hope every tax we paid must improve our life quality. If the liberal government use our tax on such projects, I rather throw my money into trash can. By the way, do we have a way to know how the government uses our tax? How about the level of transparency for the use of our tax?

  • Earl Turner

    The cause of the problem is that evil white segregation is alive and well. Investigate long enough and you will find that whites were responsible for grouping all of those aspiring astronauts together.

    What needs to happen is for all of that vibrant diversity to be spread out to majority white schools and for their families (ok their mothers/grandmothers/”untees”) to receive Section 8 vouchers to move them out of that awful evil housing project and into middle class white neighborhoods.

    Remember, putting a teaspoon of manure into a gallon of vanilla ice cream improves both the manure and the ice cream.

    Want some Kool-Aid?

  • Spikeygrrl

    Let’s play Pass the Buck!

    Lazy parents initially passed the buck of morally socializing their children to the churches and synagogues. Now the churches and synagogues (as well as “shrinks” of many different schools of thought) have passed the buck to the K–12 schools. What a trenchant irony that the schools are now starting to pass the buck back to the parent(s)/guardian(s) all over again. 🙁

    And people wonder why all the real talents — students and teachers — are fleeing pell mell out of the government “schools” to ethically and academically traditional private prep schools (if they can afford it and/or qualify for academic scholarships), OR homeschooling (although I still have major misgivings about that option).

    • Dlanor

      Churches can’t teach traditional morals without losing multi liberal tithers. Schools can’t teach morals without being accused of bullying or cultural intolerance. Parents can’t teach their kids to advocate for morals without endangering them to suspension or sentencing them to quietude. Employers can’t enforce standards without being accused of racism or bigotry. Regulators can’t teach assimilative morals because that would run counter to the program of the establishmentarians who divide, rule and own their bosses. Profs can’t teach morals if they want to get tenure. Media makes its money by broadcasting sensationalism, i.e., rampant hedonism. Psychiatrists can’t label anti-social behaviors as abnormal without being accused of hateful and phobic bigotry. The people who profit from this state of affairs are nothing if not demonically corrupt and ignorant. Who can stand against this super hurricane of social insanity?

      • Spikeygrrl

        Clearly, NOT YOU.

  • Alucard_the_last

    I wonder which white liberal who lives far from this neighborhood, OK’ed 40 million for a ‘state of the art’ school? The blacks community does not value education and they throw OUR money at black schools that produce no positive results. I wish it were possible to double the taxes on white liberals.

    • Beloved Comrade

      I doubt it was a white liberal, and if it were, he was only following orders and doing what he is paid to do: Tear down White civilization.

    • Yancy Derringer

      At least it serves as an example that money isn’t the problem nor the answer. A kid who hasn’t been taught, at home, to respect his elders and to sit still, shut up and listen, isn’t going to learn a damned thing. It just so happens, so very unfortunately, that some of the kids who won’t sit still, shut up and listen are pregnant. Whoopee.

  • Beloved Comrade

    “According to the state database, last year MLK had 1635 disorderly or disruptive behavior offenses.”

    I strongly suspect the number reported is far lower than the actual number of “disorderly or disruptive behavior offenses.”

    I also suspect the “state of the art” school is no longer “state of the art,” has been torn apart and resembles any other black ghetto school.

    Any intensive teacher training will blame black disruption on white racism so what’s the point? Anything but blaming the disruption on the students themselves.

    • aintnodarnfool

      Hasn’t Obama weighed in on the number of disorderly offenses “allotted” for the school, compared to those reported of white students? Is there a single white, Asian, or Hispanic student by which Obama can satisfy his criteria?

      • Beloved Comrade

        I suspect there are NO White students at MLK, and woe be to any that are. It is child abuse to send a White student to a majority black school to be beaten, taunted, robbed and pushed around while administrators do nothing.

        Obama has made it very clear, like Holder and MLK for that matter, that he is for his people and his people ONLY. He not only doesn’t give a **** about White people, he downright hates them.

  • Beloved Comrade

    One of the heroes of the left, Margaret Sanger, named by Time magazine as one of the “20 most influential Americans of all Time,” wrote in 1939, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

    • Vito Powers

      Margaret Sanger was also a supporter of Eugenics and Immigration restrictions,

      From Wikipedia

      As part of her efforts to promote birth control, Sanger found common cause with proponents of eugenics, believing that they both sought to “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.”[86] Sanger was a proponent of negative eugenics, which aims to improve human hereditary traits through social intervention by reducing the reproduction of those who were considered unfit.

      Sanger also supported restrictive immigration policies. In “A Plan for Peace”, a 1932 essay, she proposed a congressional department to address population problems. She also recommended that immigration exclude those “whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race,” and that sterilization and segregation be applied to those with incurable, hereditary disabilities.

  • Speedy Steve

    Amazing! That mirrors all of the wonderful contributions that Africans gave us to make the world a better place.

    • 李冠毅

      If I remember correctly, Blacks gave us the martial art capoeira.

  • Speedy Steve

    I love that book!

  • That works out to each and every one of the 706 students there committing a serious disciplinary infraction once every 78 school days. That isn’t a “school”; it’s a zoo’s monkey house!

    Due to the bell-curve distribution typical of these sorts of things, I am sure some of the students there are reasonably well-behaved, but that means the statistical outliers in the other direction are Armageddon-grade criminals.

  • MooTieFighter

    The domestication of this particular group continues to fail. If we looked at blacks as an investment on America we would have discontinued the financing long ago. Some produce, some take, when one group overwhelmingly takes, it’s time to drop the P.C. garbage and start looking at ways to rid ourselves of the parasitic problem.

  • slobotnavich

    “I-I-I-I-I have a dream (voice quavering)! I dream that some day peoples of all races and colors can live together in peace and harmony!” Well, actually that dream’s been pretty much realized. East Asians, Euro-whites, Indians, Pakistanis, Persians, etc seem to be able to get along just fine. Only black Africans seem unable to fit in, and not just here, but anywhere in the world they’re found in significant numbers. They also manage to form the violent criminal class wherever they’re found. Surely there must be a reasonable explanation for this indisputable phenomenon.

  • aintnodarnfool

    Is this school named after Mike Brown who was awarded a doctorate, to become the Rev MLK Jr? What is “Luther” from?

    • Yancy Derringer

      His father, also Michael King, added the “Luther,” after the Protestant reformer, to both his own name and his son’s.

  • Yancy Derringer

    “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Today, one illiterate and generally stupid woman will be paid by our working citizens to have as many children as she wants. The more she has, the more she gets paid. She and her large brood will be given a house for free, all food for free, free medical care, and all kinds of other freebies. In exchange for all of this, nothing is required nor expected of her.

    She’s not even expected to discipline her brood such that they behave in school, or anywhere else. The financial costs and the typical trouble a brood like hers inflicts on polite society are enormous. Yet to mention sterilization these days would draw gasps of horror from most quarters. Is this their answer, though? To spend $40 million on a school for 700 students and then simply let them run wild, like they do at home and at the local shopping malls?