Tag: Virginia ACLU

What Has “BananaMan” Taught Us? It’s Politics, Stupid!

I don’t know about you, but here in the Fredericksburg area—during the early autumn months of odd-numbered years—I am struck by how state roads that for two years prior remained pockmarked with Buick-sized potholes suddenly are milled and expertly paved.

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Accountability – It Doesn’t Come Cheap

Could a lack of accountability by the Stafford County School Board have led to the hiring of Dr. Karen Spillman, the Colonial Forge High School principal who we discovered—through publicly available sources—was convicted in 2007 in Prince William County, Virginia

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BananaMan Saga Ends, But StaffCo Schools “Accountability” Controversy Continues

As we reported last night, Stafford County Schools Superintendent Randy Bridges acted smartly and decisively to end the #BananaMan brouhaha; Superintendent Bridges’ formal statement apologized for actions taken [by the Colonial Forge High School principal Dr. Karen Spillman and deputies

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Colonial Forge’s Banana-Republic Dictator Has Record of Public Intoxication

The recent “Banana Man” incident at Colonial Forge High School has brought to light some serious past actions regarding Principal Karen Spillman. LeavingMyMarc.com has uncovered that Prince William County police charged “Karen C. Spillman” with Public Intoxication in July 2007 (click

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UMW Communication Professor Anand Rao on Colonial Forge High School Free Speech Controversy

Professor Rao isn’t the only one speaking out about the violation of student’s free speech rights in the wake of the Banana Man controversy. His daughter, Tizrah Rao, is a Colonial Forge High School student who became engulfed in the

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Breaking News: Colonial Forge Principal’s Heavy-Handed Past

UPDATE: In addition to what appears below, apparently Principal Spillman was hired for a job at Strasburg High School and resigned 15 days later. What happened? What did they find? The plot thickens. Karen Spillman is no stranger to controversy.

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ACLU: Colonial Forge Violating Student’s Right to Free Speech, Banana Man Controversy Grows

The controversy surrounding Banana Man and the reaction by Colonial Forge High School and the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is growing ever louder by the minute. Students across the area, in a show of solidarity, have been wearing yellow t-shirts

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