Archive for Thursday, January 12, 2012

Man accused of threatening Tonganoxie principal appears in court

January 12, 2012


A 51-year-old rural Tonganoxie man who allegedly threatened the Tonganoxie High School principal in December at the school had his first appearance Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court.

Phillip L. Smith faces charges of criminal threat of THS principal Jamie Carlisle, as well as disorderly conduct. The incident occurred about 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the high school. According to Leavenworth County sheriff’s reports, Smith had gone to the school to address issues of bullying against his daughter.

He allegedly kicked open the door to Carlisle’s office. When Carlisle indicated he was going to contact authorities, the man said, “I may not take care of it here but, by God, I will take care of it somewhere,” the report said.

Smith’s next court appearance is 9 a.m. Feb. 1.


goodcountrypeople 5 years, 10 months ago

It sounds like the incident has been blown out of proportion. Likely the parent feels extremely wronged, and the principal may be a vindictive, southern-justice type who per usual for KS has poor communication skills and little empathy for others.

friendlyjhawk 5 years, 10 months ago

OK, posters. Let me get this straight. It is okay for the parent to employ bullying tactics when complaining about his child being bullied? Too bad this parent didn't exercise the self control he wants others to use. Goodcountrypeople, if you don't like the schools - homeschool and put your own values further into your children. Nobody, not even you two previous posters should have to endure someone kicking in your door and threatening you. Although I understand why they would want to do that.

Beth Ennis 5 years, 10 months ago

jhawk that is exactly what I was thinking. He's wanting to complain about his daughter being bullied by bullying the principal? How sad is that. Not a good role model at all. I suspect he probably bullies his daughter at home too. Maybe not, and I sure hope not, but if that is how he deals with stress, it probably comes out at home too.

Morganna 5 years, 10 months ago

Ok so the dad is an idiot - sometimes parents feel like kicking in doors at their children's schools. Bullying at schools is huge and the schools are turning their eyes away so they don't have to get involved. It happens daily and it is wrong. The schools need to stop protecting the bulllies, start suspending and see how nice a school day could be. A lot of the bullies that are protected are protected because they are athletes. If you are a bully then you need to be punished. A bully in high school usually turns into a bully in life. We are not doing them any favors by letting them get by with their actions.

Mike Ford 5 years, 10 months ago

my dad went to the office of a now deceased principal of a regional hillbilly school north of Lawrence and told the principal he'd patrol the hallways to stop the incessant bullying of a sibling. The principal blew a gasket. In all honesty what that Theno kid did in court owning the Tongie school district for looking the other way should've been done in a sibling's situation. When money and damages are involved hillbillies try to behave.

Angie Dick 5 years, 10 months ago

This just so Utterly flusters me. Kick Some Arse Dad. I am so Backing the father in this one! He should NOT be introuble for sticking up for his child!

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