You’re working as a janitor at an elementary school. One day, a 4th grade student walks up to you and says something rude and inappropriate. So what do you do with that fresh rage inflicted upon you by one politely mannered snowflake? After being provoked to such a degree of spitefulness, you seek out two other 4th grade students, offer them a crisp dollar bill, and hire them to beat him up.
On Monday, over at Campus Elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a contracted Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) janitor did just that, hiring two 4th grade students to beat up one of their school mates because he said something he shouldn’t have to her. The revenge seeking cafeteria worker was sent to the principal’s office, where she admitted to her dirty deeds, and subsequently, lost her job.
The mother of the intended target “couldn’t believe it”, and told 24 Hour News 8 how shocked she was: “To think that there’s an adult that can be just so, like, twisted, to sit there and watch a little boy, a little 9-year old boy get beat up and get enjoyment out of it.”
The mother wished to remain unidentified, citing that if someone is twisted enough to hire a school yard hit on her son, who knows what they’re capable of.
"I don't know what kind of woman I'm dealing with. It's a little sick and twisted to me, to get enjoyment out of making a group of kids beat up a little kid you don't like," she said.
The unknown mom said that her son was not only being bullied, but that he had been beaten up.
"Not only is other kids picking on him, but the worse thing I'm telling him that could happen to him is being done by an adult," she said.
The school is still investigating whether or not the 9-year old 4th grader was roughed up or not.
"We're still investigating that. That's not something I've received a report on. That doesn't mean it did or didn't happen," GRPS spokesman John Helmholdt said.
"You hear something like this and it certainly makes you shake your head.”
The fired employee had a clean criminal record and passed the two background checks issued by the West Michigan Janitorial Service, a company that provides contract workers to the GRPS district.