All posts by Bunny

Former Sarasota schools associate superintendent Harold Nelson arrested |

A former Sarasota County school administrator was arrested on a battery charge after he allegedly attacked his wife and then told her to clean their home, authorities said.

Source: Former Sarasota schools associate superintendent Harold Nelson arrested |

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report:

The incident occurred April 16 as the couple argued in the den at their Bradenton home.

Nelson, 52, allegedly struck his wife twice in the head with the flat part of his hand and then punched her with his fist multiple times on her elbow.

When the woman screamed, Nelson vowed to “do more harm” and grabbed the back of the computer chair she sat in. Twice, he allegedly tilted the chair, so the front wheels were in the air, and threatened to drop her.

“The victim stated that she proceeded to get ready for work and clean the remainder of the residence, which she was instructed to do so by the suspect,” the report said.

During his career in education, Nelson worked as an associate superintendent for Sarasota County schools.

In late 2008, Nelson, the second highest-ranking administrator at Sarasota County schools, accused the district of discrimination. Nelson, who is black, said he was excluded from district meetings, denied travel opportunities and told he could not hire a secretary, which prompted an independent investigation that eventually refuted his claims. Nelson lost his job with the district when his position was not renewed at the end of the 2009-10 school year.

George Kenney only charged with misdemeanors?

The Sarasota County Florida school board agreed to pay $200,000 each to parents of three students who died after being hypnotized by a principal in 2011, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. George Kenney, a former principal of North Port High School in Sarasota County, was charged with two misdemeanors in 2012, including practicing therapeutic hypnosis without a license, the report added.

Investigators found that Kenney hypnotized about 75 students, school staff and others from 2006 until April 2011, when 16-year-old Wesley McKinley committed suicide. Other two students who died were Brittany Palumbo and Marcus Freeman. Palumbo, 17, was found hanging in her closet about five months after Kenney hypnotized her, and Freeman, 16, died in a car accident after self-hypnotizing — a method Kenney taught him — in 2011, NBC News reported.

Kenney hypnotized one basketball player at school about 30 to 40 times in order to improve the student’s concentration, the AP reported, citing the player. Kenney pleaded no contest to practicing therapeutic hypnosis without a license and resigned as principal in June 2012. He gave up his teaching license in 2013 after the Florida Department of Education pressured him. Kenney, who cannot reapply for another teaching license, reportedly served one year of probation, and his current whereabouts remain unclear.

The parents of the deceased students did not file the lawsuit for money, but to hold the school district liable and make sure such incidents do not occur again, Damian Mallard, an attorney representing the parents, told the AP.

“It’s something they will never get over. It’s probably the worst loss that can happen to a parent is to lose a child, especially needlessly because you had someone who decided to perform medical services on kids without a license,” Mallard reportedly said. “He altered the underdeveloped brains of teenagers, and they all ended up dead because of it.”

Mallard also said that the parents were “not happy” about the fact that Kenney did not receive any punishment. “The thing that is the most disappointing to them is he never apologized, never admitted wrongdoing and is now living comfortably in retirement in North Carolina with his pension.
Phone – (828) 246-0124
19 Siler Circle
Lake Junaluska,   NC   28745


The families could not sue Kenney because school district employees are considered an extension of the School Board under the law. So, they sued the school district as it was the only option available to them.

Kenney’s lawyer, Mark Zimmerman 
434 S Washington Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 364-8503

Kenney could face a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Editor’s note…
Is that per student?
Or just per dead student?
Or the total amount for all the dead students?
But he only got probation?

October 6, 2015
School Board Attorney Art Hardy said after the board approved the agreement on a 4-0 vote that the board was “just happy to put this behind them.”
Editors Note: Four People are Happy??? But all 6 are smiling?
Well I guess it wasn’t their money.
Just the money of Sarasota County tax payers.SchoolBoard-Smiling-composite-photo
And not their own children either.

School Board Chairman Frank Kovach was not present for the vote.

Share this permanent link…


Presidential Prediction

Prediction Markets

When a campaign still has months remaining, prediction markets — in which traders bet on event outcomes — have a substantially better record than polls at pointing to the eventual nominee. But the markets do have at least one weakness: They sometimes exaggerate the chances of unusual or long-shot candidates, like Donald Trump, perhaps because a few passionate traders can affect prices.

PredictWise Chance of Winning Democratic Nomination

1 Hillary Clinton 87.0% HillaryClinton

2 Bernie Sanders 12.0% BernieSanders

3 Martin O’Malley 1.0% MartinO’Malley

4 Lawrence Lessig 0.0% LawrenceLessig

PredictWise Chance of Winning Republican Nomination

1 Marco Rubio 35.0% MarcoRubio

2 Donald Trump 18.0% DonaldTrump

Jeb Bush 18.0% JebBush

4 Ben Carson 8.0% BenCarson

5 Ted Cruz 6.0% TedCruz

6 Carly Fiorina 5.0% CarlyFiorina

7 Chris Christie 4.0% ChrisChristie

John Kasich 4.0% JohnKasich

9 Mike Huckabee 2.0% MikeHuckabee

10 Rand Paul 1.0% RandPaul

11 Rick Santorum 0.0% RickSantorum

Bobby Jindal 0.0% BobbyJindal

Lindsey Graham 0.0% LindseyGraham

George Pataki 0.0% GeorgePataki

Jim Gilmore 0.0% JimGilmore

+ Show more candidates

PredictWise prediction data are based on odds from the Betfair and PredictIt betting exchanges and markets, and aggregate polling data from HuffPost Pollster.

Hello world (redux)!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.
Finley Peter Dunne

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Thomas Hardy