i am not sure if i have contacted the right person. you see,
i am not sure if...
i am not sure if i have contacted the right person. you see, i live in lethbridge, alberta (canada) and i have reason to believe that the school that i went to owes me financial compensation. i am 38 years old, and the incidents go back to when i was in grade 8 and 9 at a rural manitoba school...in grade 8 i was somewhat unruly and misguided...being a somewhat conscious lacking kid, i thought it was funny and cool to pinch the buttocks or grab the breasts of girls who were in my class...i was 14 and not completely innocent...god knows i regret my actions and the hard life i would have to navigate and continue to do so stemming from these isolated incidents over a semester or so in grade 8...one day we were hauled into the vice principal (or principal can't remember his title at the time...he gave us an excruciating tirade about how the school wouldn't tolerate sexual harrassment...yelling in rage at our actions...we were dismissed finally, and let back to our classes after the tyranical lecture...when grade 9 came around, i and 30 odd other boys found ourselves in a socially constructed class of all boys...the rest of the classes were more heavily populated with girls because of this...the word from some of the teachers and the same principal was that it was special class for all of the troublemakers...word on the lips of the students of course was that the class was mostly made up, because of me and a few others were "(sex offenders)" and that the class was also made to house us in...the initial problem with this set up, other than an absurd reaction to a behavioral problem was that our parents were not contacted to find out about the pen i had been set up in...another problem was that with the other two boys who were brought in with me, didn't show up for grade 9 that year...one quit school and the other failed...i passed...grade 9...was the worst year of my life...5 to more boys would jump in and give me periodic beating that year...would be loc ked in areas, spit on, had a switch blade held to my throat...terror...anyways, around halloween of that year, i had a horrific incident where atleast 6 boys beat me when the teacher was out of the class...i was ashamed...but the teacher found i was crying and found out i had been beaten...i am from a family of 4...all 11 -16 years older...the boys in my family would have never been beat up...this is the kind of knowledge the principal had at the time, when it was brought before him...looking back at it, i guess he knew he had me and i wouldn't tell my parents because of the shame of the stigma he had put on me...during the period of time i and the assailants were in the office, the principal got to the bottom of the problem...he told the kids something along the lines that he knew "marc was a f**king asshole, and i hate him to...just quit getting this stuff brought to the attention of his office...try to pull him off the school grounds if you can"...this spelled for a year of hell...i would be chased and beat at every time possible...i had noone to turn to and i felt like suicide...really contemplating that year...string around my neck...etc...also, contemplated about my bullies...fortunately i decided not to, after a few days of agonizing thoughts...after that year of terror, i was back in the general population once grade 10 came...but i have had self esteem problems, drug and alchol problems, life long depression and have been seemingly ok for the last two years being on an experimental drug prescribed for anxiety disorder...i work very hard, now...my salvation...and i guess i am proud of my accomplishments over the last two years...i just had a baby 6 weeks ago, and am about to build a house...i have kept these problems to myself for all of these years...talking to friends about it in my late 20's till now on occaison and find that the quality of my life could have been so much better if i hadn't experienced the above...sometimes life is very hard...anyway, i am doing ok now, but i feel i should be compensated financially...a large sum...i don't jest...i am good now, but i fear about the future...life's lows were ok, when i was single...just miss work...look for another job, after dozens of joe jobs...now i do contruction and i hope to do well in the next coming years, but i want this resolved in my heart, my mind, bank account, etc...i am not anyone to waste your time...my story is 100 percent true...and my will is very strong in fighting this case...i write you, because you are still in manitoba where this all happened...and i assume it might be better for the lawyer to be physically close to the people who are to be sued...if you can't do this maybe you could refer to someone who could look at it...***one more thing to add...roughly two years after grade nine, that same principal who had been let go as vice or principal and was put in grade 7 classes to teach...we didn't know why, the town, but it was because he was put being investigated for having sexual relations with girls at risk around 14 years old...smart school board...more girls complained...he would be led out of the school one day, put in a squad car and eventually served 11 months for his crime...big news event back in manitoba in the late 80's...after the smoke cleared from him going to prison, our then principal or whathave you addressed the school across the p.a. asking for all students who had ideas of litigation to get their names on a list, or they would lose the priviledge to sue or something along those lines...i wanted to talk then, but my self esteem was still that of a victim...i want this ended...thanks again...looking forward to talking with you soon... do i have a case and how do we start?Submitted: 12 years ago.Category: Canada Law