Homeschooling really does get a bad rap sometimes. For some families, it’s a great way to ensure that their children get a quality education. My sister lives in the middle of no where NC, and she homeschools her children. She belongs to several homeschooling clubs, and her children play sports, have homeschool outings with other kids, boy/girl scouts, and music lessons. Sadly, for some children, like 5 year old Deshawn Harris of Philadelphia, homeschooling means you never get a break from torture, and you never have the chance for someone to pick up on the abuse and try to get you help.
On December 1,2012, Deshawn’s little body was discovered by the police, who described him as being covered with bruises, cigarette burns and belts marks. His waste of a life mother, 23 year old Lashay Patterson, and her child beating lover, 25 year old Christian Patrick, have been charged with is murder. It’s being reported that Patrick lost his temper while trying to teach little Deshawn how to read during a “home schooling lesson” and he tried to beat him with a hair dryer and a belt. Really? That’s OK on what planet? I’d hate to know what this fuck’s idea of “discipline” was for math..
Grace Fitch, the paternal grandmother is quoted as saying “I can’t believe she did that. Shay was just the sweetest person you could meet and when she got with this guy she just started getting distant.” Fitch also says her son was unaware of how his young sons were beating treated. Patrick has a record with police and is a known drug addict.
Leshay and Deshawn’s father also have another child, 3 year old Daqwon. Relatives believe that he too was abused, but he is thankfully safe in the custody of his father. No information on what’s going on with Mommy dearest Patterson and her bed warmer Patrick. The Philadelphia Department of Human Services refused to comment on the incident or comment if they had an open case involving the family.
Thanks for the tips go to Digchild and Marshlette.
Special thanks for the write up goes to Jackie.