Castleland Academy – The Saga Continues

Hi there, friendly readers. I have another part of what’s quickly becoming the action/adventure/drama of 2008. This installment features, as does the original, a particularly humorous email and plenty of commentary. Let’s start right away! Below is a direct quote of today’s tasty morsel of fun:

I had the chance to visit your husbands blog today.  I found it very interesting.  I will be seeing you once again only this time in court. We will be suing you for slander.
Castleland Academy

Let’s take a peak just real quick to our old friend, Mr. Webster, for some clarity on this particular word: slander.

Main Entry:
2slander
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English sclaundre, slaundre, from Anglo-French esclandre, alteration of escandle, from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, offense — more at scandal
Date:
14th century
1 : the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another’s reputation 2 : a false and defamatory oral statement about a person — compare libel

This tells us a few revealing bits of info. #1 utterance, meaning spoken or verbal. #2 False charges or misrepresentation, nothing in my previous post said anything that was false or a misrepresentation. It was my opinion of the situation. #2 is also covered in the 2nd definition given, as well as #1.

Explain to me, please, how could one person’s personal blog existing only to entertain, inform and share my thoughts and opinions be misconstrued as something that may appear on a major news channel’s webpage or in a major newspaper’s articles? If I wrote this as a news piece and it was published by CNN.com or Deseret News, certainly I would be putting myself up for extra scrutiny and most likely some legal actions. And again, this is written, not spoken.

One final note… If Rachel would not have signed into her email Sunday evening, Wyatt could have been in serious physical danger. We would have had no idea that he would have been stranded. We would have assumed that he was safe and sound at Castleland Academy (in American Fork, UT; in which you should NEVER consider enrolling your children). He could have been hurt, kidnapped, anything. So, for all intents and purposes, it should really be us filing suit.

I am done. Please don’t try to play the victim.

-Timmy

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Author: Timmy

Radio broadcaster and IT Pro. Livin' and Lovin'! Married to my beautiful wife and have one son.

9 thoughts on “Castleland Academy – The Saga Continues”

  1. Maybe we should start a blog for everyone who will not be getting their money back. I would love to file in small claims but it is $40 to file and another $50 to serve. Kinda pointless and everyone can not do it on one claim. If you have any more info on them other than the director’s name was Tiffany, Please let me know. I am sure curious about what CPS found out for them to pack up their stuff and close!! Must have been this week since they just changed their message on their phone between 1:30 and 3:00 pm TODAY!!

  2. I just read about the shut down of the school. I am very sad with the news.

    Thank you for your thoughts and comments. Please refrain from engaging in spam on this blog.

    -Tim

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