Concerning the story about the catholic school being sued by the girl's parents who wanted her to be allowed to play on the boy's team: Here's
the story on Yahoo News,
and here's one very enlightening comment by a reader named Snider:
2 days ago
I saw this on the local news website in New Jersey from a parent of the school. Sounds like there is a lot about this story not being told.
"I posted this on the most recent article but am also sharing it here. My kid goes to this school. So lets talk about facts here. The reporting of this has been nothing but poorly done.
Here's the reality that is being left out.
The dad has had a melt down against the school a couple of years ago when they didn't make his other child valedictorian. Threatened litigation and all even after the school showed him the comparison between his child and the one that was picked. This is the same man who sued his former police department in 2010 due to not getting promoted and then dropped the lawsuit when he found out that he could loose his pension due to some off duty stuff he shouldn't have been doing.
The school did everything they could for Sydney. When they stated that there would be no girls team due to not having enough applicants for a whole team and because they wouldn't allow her to play on the boys team they arranged to play at another schools team.
The parents refused this. Instead they chose to sue. The girls weren't told to leave the school when this lawsuit was under way. When the judge threw out this case instead of leaving well enough along Mr. Scott Phillips and his lawyer/Union County Judge wife Theresa E. Mullen decided to sue again to appeal the case. They continued going on TV and got amazing opportunities to meet WNBA and Fordham woman's basketball practices. Did they offer to have those groups come to the school and help motivate a girls basketball team? No they continued to claim the school was in the wrong.
That is when the archdiocese expelled them. It wasn't immediate.
This is the same family that showed up with their daughters in full uniform after finding out the girls were expelled and stood partially blocking the entrance to the drop off line in the morning. They stood there so that every parent in the school, every news outlet that was there could see them. My heart broke for those two girls. Standing there in their uniforms because their parents blow everything out of proportion. They were made a spectacle. The school was made a spectacle by these parents and their larger than life egos.
Were the police there? Yes. They were called because of the spectacle. Because a reasonable adult would set up an appointment with the principal and talk about the situation. but clearly Mr. Phillips and Judge Mullen are anything but reasonable. They bully their way into situations. Its no wonder their youngest is a bully in the making.
St. Theresa's is not without its problems but it is a community of loving and patient educators and caring and considerate families. It has a set and clear outline of its way of doing things and it follows its rules and expects families and students to do so accordingly. Its reputation is being dragged out by the selfishness of this family. This school goes above and beyond to give the kids the best and help out parents when the need arises.
And now they are filing suit yet again to have the girls come back to the school. They are both claiming the school is unfair and yet saying they think it is the best place for their children' education. One of the things taught early in in those pre school classes at the school is "you get what you get and you don't get upset." Mr. Phillips and Judge Mullen need to grow up, stop their selfishness and be better role models to their daughters."