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The Plot Against Anna Griese: Exposing the culture of corruption at Saugus Union School District: Part 2
The Close Relationship Between SUSD Superintendent and Activist Raises Questions
In part one, we uncovered Saugus Teachers Association President Liz Hand's collaboration and manipulation to create political theater against pro-parent Anna Griese. Mrs. Hand had to circle back in another email and assure teachers that they don't have to take the violent abuse described in the letter. Mrs. Hand's position was clear, shut up, break out the red shirts and get in line for Superintendent Hawkins.
In part two, we'll examine how Saugus Union School District's illiberal Superintendent, Colleen Hawkins, coordinated with activists and coached responses against Anne Griese.
In a letter that student privacy violator Rebecca Hindman highlighted, in her comments on February 14, 2023, she claimed that Saugus Union executed their safety protocols to "perfection." However, the letter Hindman read, which she obtained from someone other than Saugus Union, does not make that claim; Colleen Hawkins admits that Anna Griese was more or less correct in her assessment as she talks out of both sides of her mouth, playing word games with the term Lockdown.
Anna wrote on January 31, "The school was basically on locked down last week for about 2 hours due to a student's behavior while the rest of the school was unable to leave their classrooms." Superintendent Hawkins responded, "I Just finished speaking with **Redacted** about the contents of this email as I was unaware of any such "lockdown" at the school. She indicated that there was no such event." Hawkins insists they were not on "lockdown," this is the typical word game semantics played by Saugus Union. There is a legal definition of what constitutes a lockdown, which is why she put lockdown in quotes. Colleen Hawkins then writes, "She (whoever she talked to) did indicate that there was an incident involving a student in our *redacted* program that involved the front lobby area. In an effort to not escalate the student further or risk the student eloping from the campus, visitors were escorted to the office via an alternate route lso indicated that staff/students were asked to enter the office area or the nurse's office via an alternate route during the incident. At no time was the school in lock down or was the school in danger."
If the child wasn't a danger, why did Hawkins admit to this "Ms. Love and I were touring schools that morning and was one of the stops. At approximately 10 am, I received a text from *Redacted* indicating that when we came to the school that we should not enter from the lobby. I indicated that we were concluding our school visits and would not be coming to *Redacted*." The Superintendent had to enter the school through an alternative route, but whatever you do, don't call it a lockdown; there was no danger; as the Superintendent, she decided not to go to the school to investigate the issue. When Hawkins sees problems, she turns and runs the other way. According to Hindman, running away from a problem is executing the safety protocol perfectly.
Nihilist leftists love to play word games because it distracts from the real issue and allows them to avoid taking responsibility; Anna should have used the term "shelter in place." But, of course, this doesn't change the fact that one student caused an issue for 2 hours at the school; they weren't just "having a bad day," as one grandma put it in the February 14 public participation portion of the meeting.
Further, evidence of Hawkins coached political theater.
You would think that Hawkins would have addressed the issue once the proverbial cat was out of the bag, especially when the Signal asked for clarification to put concerns to bed, but this is Colleen Hawkins. She does the opposite of what a level-headed person would do and decides to stonewall the newspaper by requiring them to wait ten days for the Public Records Request. At this point, there were probably five or more requests for the same information. Why Saugus Union saw the need to look extra shady and start pulling stunts shows just how unfit Hawkins is for this position.
During the meeting, the comments condemning Anna sounded suspiciously similar, as if the speakers had been coached to claim that she violated the child's privacy. They all used words like "gossip" and the highly fashionable buzzword "misinformation." Our investigation has confirmed that many of them had communicated directly with Hawkins in the days leading up to the meeting. Hawkins was responsive to those on her side and largely ignored those not against Anna. As previously noted, the claim against Anna is a stretch, as Saugus Union has a history of playing word games to suit their interests. For example, they conveniently left off the "student's education record" part of FERPA, but when defining a "lockdown," they become overly meticulous. This lack of consistency raises serious questions about their commitment to transparency and accountability in the Saugus Union School District.
After months of investigation, we still do not know who the child is, nor are we attempting to find out. However, given this fact, we must question how the child's privacy was violated. Furthermore, if Hawkins is genuinely concerned about preventing gossip and misinformation, why did she rely on flimsy excuses like "Comment on protocols would also communicate information that is specifically related to an individual student or students?” The need for more transparency and accountability within Saugus Union raises severe concerns about their commitment to protecting student privacy and their willingness to prioritize politics over the well-being of students and the peace of mind of the parents in the district.
Superintendent Hawkins frequently communicates with several activists, but her most frequent contact is Shannon Gerson. On February 2, Hawkins wrote this enthusiastic email to her team, "It is with a great deal of concern for our team that I share the attached social media post that was sent to me today (see attached one and attached two). Coincidentally, I received a phone call from Mrs. Gerson about her concerns related to the comments made about the incident involving the student at North Park." It is quite a coincidence that Mrs. Gerson called Hawkins and then posted a lengthy, poorly written social media post that aligned perfectly with Hawkins' talking points. Hawkins hilariously writes, "Much of her conversation aligned to the comments in her social media post." You don't say; funny how that always seems to happen with these two. The close relationship between Superintendent Hawkins and activist Shannon Gerson raises serious questions about whether Hawkins is using Gerson as a mouthpiece to push her agenda. Blindly fighting for those in power is not noble, especially if they are corrupt. The fact that SUSD wants to keep parents in the dark about their administration should be a red flag for everyone. It's essential to prioritize transparency and accountability to ensure those in power are held responsible for their actions.
Shannon Gerson, much like Rebecca Hindman, presents herself as a champion of student privacy but abandons that principle at the first opportunity. Despite claiming to be an expert on student privacy after the SUSD incident, Gerson later called out one of the girls in the Valencia High TikTok video incident by name, disregarding the privacy concerns she had previously championed. On top of that, she then posts unverified gossip.
In addition to her previous actions, Shannon Gerson is the primary suspect in a website (which we will not link to) that engages in cyber harassment against individuals associated with this project. The majority of the sad ChatGPT generated content is unreadable, it is laughable that the pathetic person behind this “website” thinks someone in local media would think their little stunt is even news worthy. 😂 A Facebook account associated with this website engaged in doxing of SUSD critics on Saugus Union’s Facebook page. Gerson's behavior is unacceptable; we will not engage in illegal activity but trust us when we say we would be way better at it than you. Is Hawkins, who appears to be the manager of the SUSD Facebook, allowing harassment of her critics against Meta’s terms of service and California State Law? It's worth noting that a Public Record Request was made for all IP and Mac device addresses associated with this domain. While Nick Heinlein attempted to claim that their network administrator doesn't keep logs of network activity, by claiming this, he is saying it is open season to access illegal content like child pornography or commit cyber crimes on Saugus Union’s networks. There would be no way to help authorities find out the perpetrator. There is no possible way that is true. SUSD must prioritize transparency and hand over the requested records. It's essential to hold individuals accountable for their actions, especially those in positions of authority.