Son Accused Of Bullying At Estrella Foothills Leads To Court

Kyle Company's plans to go to boot camp could be jeopardized [Photo by Lillian Simpson]

By Lillian Simpson | Cronkite News

GOODYEAR – While the rest of his class will be walking across the stage in May, 18-year-old Kyle Company will be fighting a legal battle after an incident considered bullying suspended him for the rest of the school year at Estrella Foothills High School.

“It started with two boys apparently horsing around, wrestling,” said Christine Company, Kyle Company’s mother. “No fighting, no threatening, nothing like that.”

Kyle Company faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct in Goodyear Municipal Court and isn’t allowed to participate in senior-year events, according to Christine Company.

“Kyle was moved to an alternative school, not allowed to walk with his class for graduation, not allowed to go to prom, not allowed to go to school events,” Company said.

Estrella Foothills officials won’t talk about the case, citing privacy reasons, but stand by their disciplinary policy to crack down on bullying.

“We really work at changing the behavior,” said Leslie Standerfer, Estrella Foothills principal.
“If you’re not handling the social environment of our campus then we are going to put you in a more focused educational environment.”

Standerfer said disciplinary actions are decreasing as the school expands its good behavior programs — Pack Pride and Victory with Honor. School leaders are exploring having a telephone tip line for students to report situations anonymously.

Kyle Company’s plans to go to military boot camp after graduation could be jeopardized, his mother said, adding the family is trying to get the charges dropped. Christine Company wants to warn parents that situations can spiral out of control.

“Boys will be boys, regardless of their age,” she said. “Older men do the same thing and they goof around and sometimes you push a little too far.”

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7 Comments

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  3. After reading this story, go read any of the TUSD whistle blower stories where TUSD didn’t kick kids out who committed arson, hit kids with shelves,and more. Teachers and kids are fearful daily of what may happen but one thing they know is suspension is only for select groups now.

  4. There is not enough information as stated above and it does take two to tangle; so I am assuming that the other person lost and got injured badly enough. I am tired of political correctness as well, but Joohn, you are over the top in your rhetoric. I hope that you don’t have a heart attack when Trump loses.

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  5. There is enough information for me Evil One to see that the Political Correctness in our society, and especially in our education institutions, has become a form of Nazism, Stalinism, Fascism, and is now the “Mirror Image” of the Radical Muslim Cult/Sect, and that it is now one of the most DANGEROUS plague’s/threats our once great nation has ever faced, and we need to treat this as another WAR against our FREEDOMS and Constitutional RIGHT’S…..GO TRUMP, GO TRUMP, GO TRUMP.

  6. ok, what happened to the person he was goofing around with? If it was mutual, did that person get the same punishment? There is not enough information in this article to make an informed opinion.

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