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Show of Support for Holy Cross Teacher

Were you there? Do you have information about the circumstances surrounding the protest on Thursday in support of teacher Bernadette Davis?

Patch got word from an anonymous tipster on Thursday afternoon that something had gone awry at in Rumson.

Photos of a protest were sent with word that a popular teacher — Mrs. (Bernadette) Davis — had lost her job and a large contingent of parents and students had stood up, picket signs in hand, against the school's administration over the decision.

The signs in the photos relay messages of support for Davis: "Mrs. Davis, We Love You," "Protesting Ujust Treatment of Our Beloved Mrs. Davis" and more.

The particulars of the incident are not known, other than that, according to the tipster, Davis' contract was not renewed because of an incident with a student over which the administration did not support her decisions.

Calls made to the school were not returned as of late Thursday afternoon. Parents have not offered comment on the situation.

If you have any information about the Davis dilemma that you would like to share, please contact Patch at elaine.develde@patch.com. Until then take a look at the photos above and if you have any to add, feel free to upload them or send them to the email address mentioned.

George Murphy July 12, 2012 at 04:12 PM
The real enemy here is not the one who opposes the other side from what we as individuals believe. The real enemy is described in the book of Ephesians - Chapter Six. Read it, will you? I have seen no replies to any of my posts. I have tried to contact several people to try to give some insight here, with no response. At this point, I wash my hands of it all and hope for the best because none of you, except for one or two people in the thread, has given God His proper place in any of this. I will shake the dust from my feet and move on to the next house.
And also with you July 19, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Bryan....you don't appear to be the type of man I wish to meet when visiting the Church where I received all three of my Sacraments. You don't appear to be the type of man I wish to visualize when I remember coming to Holy Cross church each sunday with my Grandfather who never failed to write a check in an effort of gratitude for how the catholic church assisted him as a boy. You have posted the most frequently on this site. In addition most of what you say is extreme, biting, and full of bitterness. Telling someone they aren't welcome at Holy Cross because they have a different opinion then you is immature and offensive. God is not only love and grace to me but also the ability to speak...to learn...to communicate. I am so grateful for all of these tools and I find it sad that you don't allow others to use them. I thank the mothers of the school for being brave enough to take a stand in something they believe in. I also believe that if there was a true justification in the firing of this teacher then the community deserves that information. Even though my little brother was babtised by a man who stole from what we gave and even though this same man stood before me on my confirmation day I can still look back and be grateful for my experiences at Sunday school in Holy Cross. My favorite memory from my days at the church was the time each Sunday where we all shook hands and said "peace be with you". I carry this sentiment with me in my life's journey. Please celebrate it.
And also with you July 19, 2012 at 06:47 AM
and fathers , sorry !
Alumni August 25, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Bryan, As a Holy Cross Alumni and active student I truly hope I never run into you at OUR school. Why you are coming to the defense of Father Manning shocks me. This is only 1 instance where Father Manning has been in the wrong. Respect the people that make this school so special, the teachers.
George Murphy January 14, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Thank you - what a bunch, eh?

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