Fla. Boy in School Beating Sues for Right to Education

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) --

The Florida boy charged with stomping on a girl's head claims he's being cheated out of an education while in jail.

Lawyers for 16-year-old Wayne Treacy filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 2 against the Broward County School Board and the Sheriff's Office.

It says Treacy is getting less than five hours a week of
instruction as he awaits trial on an attempted murder charge for
the March 17 attack. But the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports
that school district records show he's getting just under 30 hours
a week.

School Superintendent Jim Notter said he'll look into the claim.
The Broward Sheriff's Office declined to comment.

The lawsuit requests 25 hours of instruction per week. It
questions whether juvenile inmates who are charged as adults, such
as Treacy, are getting the schooling they're entitled to.


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  • by Bob Hill Location: Tallahassee on Dec 7, 2010 at 07:28 AM
    Anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 at 06:15 PM Response to "You did say you are a veteran LEO of 37 years - right?" Actually is over 37 years...1973 to 1987 with the Miami Police Deptment. In 1987 I became a LEO for the state. It's inappropate to attach my current postion to a personal observation. Besides, I have the right and GUTS to use my name. You are right however, he's in Broward, mymistake.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 at 03:15 PM
    Bob Hill Location: Tallahassee on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM - "As a veteran LEO of 37 years, I can assure you that this subject is getting an "education" while incarcerated in the Leon County Jail...an education in life and the consequences of his actions." IS THIS KID IN THE LEON COUNTY JAIL? This crime was not committed in Leon County. You did say you are a veteran LEO of 37 years - right?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    juswonderin - you assume wrong, I am not a liberal, I'm as conservative as they come and my job is not to fix everything/anything. I am a realist though and this is what the Florida Law States. I didn't make the law, did you? The Florida Department of Corrections is committed to providing a wide variety of programs for inmates in the Florida prison system. Preliminary data indicates that these programs are an effective tool in the reduction of recidivism. Currently, the Bureau of Institutional Programs include Education Services, Transition Services and Chaplaincy Services. juswonderin, you are correct, most criminals are NOT rehabilitated but they still get the training and furthermore, you and I help pay for this in-prison rehabilitation process with our taxes. Cut the sarcasm, it magnifes your small mind.
  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Dec 4, 2010 at 02:52 PM
    Turn a blind eye to the contraband and make sure he gets a little something that will take him right on out. He'd be happy and we would be happy. Kind of a win, win situation...
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    If it were my child he beat, he would be lucky if he ever saw a text book again.
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on Dec 4, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    Prisoners have it made. 3 hots and a cot, exercise, education, recreation, TV's, computers, heat and air condioning, etc. Take it all away except the food and bed and put them on a chain gang. Make them WORK for their crimes. Bet a lot of them would not end up back in prison. Prison should NOT be a motel, They are there to be punished for their crimes. PUNISH THEM !
  • by drm827 Location: Tallahassee on Dec 4, 2010 at 03:14 AM
    Oh give me a break. This little punk wants an education while in jail? I'm am sure he is getting just what he needs, Apparently the 'education' outside of jail didn't teach him much of anything so it'd be a waste to try and teach him anything now. Many years in jail/prison ought to teach him all he needs to know and then some. I'm sure he'll be Bubba's little boy toy and that is ALL the education he needs. He should have thought about that before he decide to change a young girls life forever. He's just a POS.
  • by RON Location: Eridu on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    If it was my daughter he would wake up in the bottom of a sink hole!
  • by juswonderin Location: here and now on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    To Anonymous at 6:43.....most criminals are not rehabilitated. You believe that, let him come live with you,,,,also take Gary Hilton and all child molesters, you know you liberals can fix anything.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    Once he is convicted & sentenced, an he will be, this is what he entitled to under Florida Law. Why not start now? The Florida Department of Corrections is committed to providing a wide variety of programs for inmates in the Florida prison system. Preliminary data indicates that these programs are an effective tool in the reduction of recidivism. Currently, the Bureau of Institutional Programs include Education Services, Transition Services and Chaplaincy Services.
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