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  • helpjhteam Dec 30, 2010

    We have been following the case from the beginning. There is a wealth of information that has not been mentioned that we are aware of. For instance, did you know that a parent went to Principal Hunt's school central office and told "someone" (we know who) there that he was going to kill Principal Hunt? The person later told investigators that the incident never took place. This is a verifiable fact. Sounds like the school system has a lot more to lose here in this case than workers compensation. Also, did you know that one of the sitting asst. superintendents at the time of the incident left the county and was soon relieved of his duties as a superintendent from a different county under more than questionable circumstances? Sounds to me like what is going on here is a case of "throw the man under the bus" and try to make it look like he jumped out in front of it. You are wrong PSRC for doing Principal Hunt like this. Your corruption and deceit will be revealed sooner or later!

  • the people Dec 30, 2010

    Can we say no compassion,who would work with them????

  • the people Dec 30, 2010

    School fights him being paid; imagine that;no way ;compassion,can we say commpassion,who would want to work for such uneducated system???? Re markable!!!!!???

  • the people Dec 30, 2010

    Can not solve case in Robeson County,hmmmmmm; we heard this before... No body talking...In Robeson,who has he steeped on????

  • helpjhteam Dec 29, 2010

    Before people start making uninformed posts please read the public record of the trial and award by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. You will find access to this document @ www.whoshotprincipalhunt.com

  • helpjhteam Dec 29, 2010

    By the way, if you want a site that contains all of the latest information pertaining tothis case then go to www.whoshotprincipalhunt.com This article and all the previous articles including those that you probably have never seen are located there.
    http://www.whoshotprincipalhunt.com

  • helpjhteam Dec 29, 2010

    I have been following this story from the beginning. It appears that there is an effort to deny this man any relief. Sounds like there are some big wheels involved here that are getting some favors paid back to them. How else could such a high profile case continue to go unsolved and unsettled by workers compensation? Something is definitely not right here. This man should have been taken care of from the beginning. This case should be looked into by the governor's office!!

  • oleguy Dec 28, 2010

    He needs compensation from some where, Its only money folks and the state has just tons of it, If it dont snow again,,,
    But hay workmans comp only pays at most 67% of his salary

  • Karmageddon Dec 28, 2010

    I'm sorry he got shot but he shouldn't get workers comp for it. Rules are made for a reason. If you bend them for one person where do you stop? For all anyone knows it could have been a jealous husband who shot the guy. You have to have proof that it was work related.

  • GLOCKMASTER Dec 28, 2010

    I think they made the wrong decision and it shouldn't be a workers comp claim. Sounds like it has never been proved who or why it was done so how can they say for sure who did it. But the story sure sounds good.

  • teacher56 Dec 28, 2010

    I am both shocked and disappointed that his school system lawyers tried to not help him get employee comp for his injuries plus that it took so long! The public needs to understand that teachers and school employees are on the front lines and yes, students do kill, injure, shoot, etc.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    With workers comp, as expected, there is often two sides of the story. Companies, and in this case the school system, need to know how to pick their battles. Even IF this happened to be a random act of violence, the right thing to do would have been to accept the claim without fighting it. Trying to deny this claim almost sounds political to me.

    As I said before, the company, or employer, has ABSOLUTELY zero input on whether his claim is denied or not. The School System has no say either way. The State ultimately decides it, after getting all the facts. Many of the facts are still in question on this one, mainly who did it. They have to be fair to him, but also to all those who pay into the system.....and that takes time to figure out on a case like this one.

  • beachboater Dec 28, 2010

    I respect this man for standing up for what's right. When you stand up against the bad guys, retribution is always a concern. He got it bad. Shotgun to the face? I hope he is able to return to work in the future, and continue his campaign against gangs.

  • tamiya_stars Dec 28, 2010

    With workers comp, as expected, there is often two sides of the story. Companies, and in this case the school system, need to know how to pick their battles. Even IF this happened to be a random act of violence, the right thing to do would have been to accept the claim without fighting it. Trying to deny this claim almost sounds political to me.

  • Bartmeister Dec 28, 2010

    Good for him..............

  • mfarmer1 Dec 28, 2010

    >> he was not on campus.

    So If A Cop Was Shot On The Way Home From Work, And He Was Shot By A Gang, And His Work With The Public And Gangs Was Connected. He Would Also Not Be Compensated?

    It's Called "Do The Right Thing", Not "How Can We Screw Someone Over"

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    If we are moving toward the wild west we need more strategically/tactically placed "sheriffs".

    He was driving down the road en route to school, he was not on campus.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    …I'm shocked that any worker's comp (this is not unemployment) case takes more than a year to settle. What do the injured parties do in the meantime? —Healthy Skeptic

    Many don't take that long. You have to admit this was an exceptional case, since no culprit has been positively identified. However, food for thought, getting claims of need through any government bureacracy is very time consuming and frustrating with all the seemingly superflous forms, approvals, red tape, etc.....keep that in mind as we move towards a government administered health care approach.

  • NZ Dec 28, 2010

    If there is reason to believe he was targeted for his anti gang stance then he must be supported. Additionally NC state legislature needs to seriously reevaluate the tools our schools have at their disposal. Perhaps we should allowing arming vetted school faculty. The SRO couldn't help him out of this situation. We need to show a strong stance against gangs in our communities and resource/financial future will only create a more conducive atmosphere toward gangs.

    If we are moving toward the wild west we need more strategically/tactically placed "sheriffs".

  • cubed32696 Dec 28, 2010

    …I'm shocked that any worker's comp (this is not unemployment) case takes more than a year to settle. What do the injured parties do in the meantime? —Healthy Skeptic

    When my dad was hurt on the job in the late 70s, he drew WC. His injury caused him to fall several times, which caused other damage. He was told that these injuries were not accident related; WC was cut off. During this fight, daddy was able to get SSI for a short time. He was in the hospital recovering from one of many surgeries when he was caught in the Reagan cuts in the early 80s. The letter said that he was able to go back to work. No interview with my dad nor doctors. They just made the decision. So then came food stamps and welfare until the fight was finally won several years later. At age 63 in 1993, daddy died. He never was able to go back to work. As a proud man, this also played a part in his death. THIS is what happens.

  • jdupree Dec 28, 2010

    There use to be a requirement in NC that the injury arise out of and in the course of the employment. Example, if a jealous husband came to the office and shot his wifes boyfriend, this occurred at work but did not arise out of the boyfriends performance of his job. However if an irate customer came in and shot several people this arose out of and in the course of the employment. The key for the Principal is that the court felt there was sufficient evidence that this arose out of his work. He still had the problem of in the course of his work. There are cases that support people commuting to and from work as being in the course of and not in the course of. Generally things like using a company vehicle or doing some business task like going by the post office on the way to the office has been required. It seems the court has extended coverage where it did not previously extend in NC.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    Come on guys. He was traveling from school to school for a meeting. Not much different than from office to office.

    Not according to the linked articles on WRAL, which state he was on his way to work. Perhaps you have more accurate info?

  • djofraleigh Dec 28, 2010

    This relieves the state insurance, which will be paid back by Workman's Comp and he will get his deductible paid.

    these "boundary line" questions are what lawyers are for.

  • djofraleigh Dec 28, 2010

    From the little info I have, I'd say he was shot because of his job. No jealous lover, no other reason for the violence except that doing his job put him in jeopardy.

  • RM24 Dec 28, 2010

    Come on guys. He was traveling from school to school for a meeting. Not much different than from office to office. So unless the school he was going to was his home then he was working. Even if going home and was related to school violence then he should be paid also. Lets not be so blind as to think everyone in the gang is in the middle school. Or that middle school kids are all innoncent little children. There are lots of situations that could have happened here. Either way I have no problems with this person being paid for work mans comp. But lets not act like its impossible for a middle school kid to be part of a gang with members totally capable of carrying out this type of violence.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    Also, the employer has absolutely no say on whether a Workmen's Comp claim is paid or not. It is determined by the state. It is a lengthy investigative process that may or may not involve hearings, depending on the particular case. The amount of fraud from more people than you can imagine trying to get a free ride would astound most of you. This guy may in fact deserve it, but he has to go throught the process just like everyone else,,,,and Robeson County Schools doesn't have jack to say about it.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    He was on duty traveling from one school to another.

    I was under the impression he was on his way to work. Would you get Workmen's Comp if something happened to you on the way to work? I think not. Fair is fair. It has not been determined for sure it was a gang thing that was related to work, which is what WORKMEN's COMP is. WORKMEN's COMP is not disability insurance.

  • btneast Dec 28, 2010

    Don't mind apying taxes to contribute ofr his comp

    You don't, it's paid by employers....if you jave a claim, your contributions jump dramatically, as well as everyone else in the pool.

  • Bill of Rights Dec 28, 2010

    I agree 100% with this settlement. Middle school drug dealers are getting their drugs from somewhere, and I wouldn't put it past one of their suppliers to pull a stunt like this. The bad karma will come back to haunt whoever did this.

  • oxxboyy Dec 28, 2010

    Sounds like the school system lawyers have nothing to do. Sounds like the school system is supporting gangs. He was on duty traveling from one school to another. If anything happens while on duty and you are not negligent then you get the workmens compensation, that is the law. He needs to file a complaint with OCR, the office of civil rights of the Department of Education. He is being discriminated against. Everyone else files for workmens compensation when injured on the job and get compensated.

  • crustyhalo Dec 28, 2010

    robertgiles...you are so wrong on so many different levels..this has nothing to do with LEO....dont make this sound like teachers ar our savior's...they are not..though desperately unpaid and overworked..most of us are and do tell me, who exactly it is that "teachers" call when they can not handle a situation or throw kids into the streets by suspension...what ? who did you say ? thats right...LEO

  • Hater like Darth Vader Dec 28, 2010

    Yeah, middle school gangsters with trucks and shotguns. Couldn't possibly be road rage in Robeson County, that never happens. I see where the education board has a point, but then again, how much will their workers comp insurance really increase if they provide his healthcare?

  • cooldiggity Dec 28, 2010

    If he teaches middle school, how come they suspect a student? Middle school students don't drive cars . . . Anyway, the shooting is tragic & I surely wish him well. I sure hope he can continue being a positive force in working with kids, Lord knows they sure need it these days

  • edgar709 Dec 28, 2010

    Ruling makes total sense to me. Don't mind apying taxes to contribute ofr his comp. Hope he continues to recover well and continues his work in educating young minds.

  • Sherlock Dec 28, 2010

    I agree with dmoore on this, he should be paid and the school should have back it a 100%, Robeson County schools waste more money w/o saying a word and then refuse to pay.

  • mikeyj Dec 28, 2010

    When I worked at a healthclub. I had a minor accident that bumped my back. I was on an errand between our location and a sister location. Workmans comp was filed and paid for my initial ambulance call and my 3 chiropractors visits. Pay the man!

  • Healthy Skeptic Dec 28, 2010

    Well, dmoore1675, it is headline news because the public should know that it took this long to settle and that the principal had to fight for it. I'm shocked that any worker's comp (this is not unemployment) case takes more than a year to settle. What do the injured parties do in the meantime?

  • RM24 Dec 28, 2010

    If people qualify to SSI or Unemployment for 2 years without even trying to get a job then why do we have issues with this? Why is this HEADLINE NEWS? Really! I see people EVERYDAY on disability that have "other" jobs working "under the table" and we do nothing really to catch them? The Raleigh Fire Dept. just had someone caught that would never have been caught had he not had domestic violence issues. But we have a principal shot and he gets disability and makes headline news? Really?

  • j-lo93 Dec 28, 2010

    preach it robertgiles2~ VERY WELL SAID :)

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Dec 28, 2010

    I'm not sure I agree with this. Don't get me wrong, I don't think anyone deserves to be shot on the road, but I do think this is a payment that very few others would be getting if they were in the same situation, so just because he's a school principle makes it the right thing to do?

  • Beach4Me Dec 28, 2010

    So what happens if they finally make an arrest and it turns out to be a random act of violence and not "gang" related. Will he owe the workman's comp back? I think without a suspect, the whole thing is guess work.

  • jlh4jdj Dec 28, 2010

    Good for him. Every lawyer and school official who fought this should be replaced in disgrace. They are worse than the junk on the bottom of my shoe. I wish one day we would start holding lawyers liable for the stupid things they represent. If your lawyer on here please save your breath coming back, your the bottom of society.

  • thewayitis Dec 28, 2010

    This is the right thing to do. Of course this man deserves Worker's Comp. If you really want adults in leadership positions to encourage an anti-gang mentality, they have to be supported.

  • robertgiles2 Dec 28, 2010

    Its about time. If it had been a law enforcement officer between schools not on duty he would have been paid full pay for NOT working. Teachers and principals do not get paid enough for all the duties they perform. They have to be parent to those "students"who have very weak or no parent influence on them.....they have to be "enforcement" to try to keep order and intimidation out of the schools. Gangs are substitutes for the parent(s) the students don't have influencing their lives. Parents that aren't "parents" should be held accountable for the long term harm they are doing to the school system as whole.

  • ncmickey Dec 28, 2010

    What a pathetic thing the Principle even had to fight for this!

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