Hamilton County Public Schools Are Not Safe

Dec 26, 2023 | Political News

Parents across Hamilton County send their children to public school with the expectation that their children will learn to read, write, and do math in a safe environment. It is shocking and infuriating to know that this is not the reality in Hamilton County schools. 

In 2023 Hamilton County Schools made national headlines numerous times. From teachers having inappropriate relationships with students, to substitute teachers who engage in prostitution as a side hustle, to an alleged rape at a high school, the lack accountability from this school district is baffling. 

Recently, students at Redbank high school staged a protest over an alleged rape at their high school. The students who participated in the protest stated that the school administration attempted to brush this under the rug, but the students had enough and took matters into their own hands. Another student took his life due to the bullying he experienced at school. Both are tragic situations that no child should have to endure while they attend school.

According to a FOIA filed with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, in the 2022-2023 school year, there were over 1,400 incidents reported by school resource officers (SROs). The nature of the incidents range from vandalism, threat of mass violence, to sexual assault on children (pornography). With such offenses one would think that the school district would have a strict discipline plan in place to ensure that our community’s schools are safe places for children to learn in. Unfortunately, that is not the case.