School to Dad: Dead Son Not in Class

Father says officials from Prospect Heights' International High School call him to complain of son's attendance record months after the boy drowned upstate.

Jonas Pierre said officials from Prospect Heights' International High School have called him to complain of his son's attendance record months after the boy drowned upstate.

The Prospect Heights dad this week said he is receiving calls from the school claiming his son Jean Fritz Pierre has missed too many classes. His son died four months ago in a school trip upstate.

According to DNA Info, Pierre said the calls are hard to bear.

The stinging calls come after the state this week found the school was not at fault in the drowning death of 16-year old Jean Fritz last June. Investigators say teachers warned the boy not to enter a lake during their class trip in the wilderness near Bear Mountain in upstate New York.

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Ken Briggs September 29, 2013 at 07:45 PM
James Wilson yes , but that was back when you did not have all this computer stuff . about 60 year ago , but today news travels fast and stories flies right or wrong . the school did screw up . how is it one hand did not know whst the other hand was doing . sorry for the young man .sorry for the family also, why was the school so late in getting it,s books up dated ?
Susan September 29, 2013 at 07:51 PM
@ Carol C. Castillo. You send your kids to school to get an education. Teaching the kids to follow rules etc is supposed to come from home (called learning to respect authority) . The fault is on the kid completely. He made an active choice to disobey the rules. He was the age where you do not hold the childs hand. As for the absentee phone calls the school dropped the ball in not notifying who ever is in charge of setting up the automated calls. Absentee notices sent home are also automated. These are not teacher jobs but secretarial/administrative duties.
Ken Briggs September 29, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Susan , yes thhis shows you that the school has piss poor help and they do not know what the hell is going on at the school . how could they not know about this when it happen , guess the help had better start reading the paper and listen to the local news , they might get some smarts .
Red Sam Rackham September 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM
If the lad was a few years older (legally adult) and got trampled to death running with bulls in Spain would it even be news? Prob'ly not but no less stupid.
Ken Briggs September 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Red Sam Rackham what ? did that happen to YOU ?


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