With all the posts supporting teachers lately I'm going to risk a post. We had an "anonymous" call to our administrative office today to say that they were not a parent from our school, but that they are a friend of a friend who knows someone whose children goes to our school. Their 10 year old went home yesterday and reported that teachers at our school cuss. Ok, when ? Where? At who? What teacher or teachers? And who the heck are you?? They said they didn't want to give their name because they didn't want this innocent child punished for reporting the horrible behavior of our teachers. Well if you aren't a parent how are we going to know what child said what? They also wanted to give us a "heads-up" that they would be speaking at the school board meeting tonight and that they had alerted the media and they would be at the meeting too. So at 4:30 this afternoon we get this call and my principal and I rush to a meeting that starts at 5pm about 35 miles away from us. We got there a little late, half-way expecting to see news trucks set up etc.. they weren't there and no one was signed up to speak during the open forum concerning us. Why do people do this? If they feel there is a problem why do they not come to the school and talk to the principal and teachers they are accusing rather than making anonymous calls claiming to have nothing to go on except someone heard a child say something to their parent and then turned around and reported it to someone else who decided they had to do something about this horrible situation they know nothing about? They don't know if it's true, or if the child heard a staff member in Wal Mart cuss about something. They didn't say cuss at the children, they said the teachers cuss. To me if it's an anonymous call it's usually not true or they would have the guts to come to the school to protect a child, not make calls that will not be taken seriously because there is no proof other than an opinion. The staff will be told about it, so they can be on their guard concerning this situation.