"Everything's been pretty quiet," said Monica Case, associate director of communications for Viewpoint School, when asked if there's been any backlash following Charlie Sheen's Twitter rant against the school last week.
Last Thursday, the actor urged his fans, via Twitter, to deliver "a rotted egg a roll of toilet paper or some dog sh-t" to the school where his 9-year-old daughter was apparently bullied last year.
"We immediately heightened our security," Case told Patch.
On Thursday, the school doubled their security staff as well as hired outside security, Case said.
"Our campus is secured," she said.
According to TMZ, parents from the school held an emergency meeting Thursday night expressing their concerns; however, Calabass Patch has not been unable to confirm that the meeting took place.
"We have no knowledge of that," said Case.
Since posting the initial story about Sheen's rant, several readers commented both in favor and against the actor's assertions.
Kerry A. Kraemer wrote:
This idiot is a bully himself now it s comming around to him it is hypocritical that he should criticise an institution that he pays for when his shennagins are public knowledge. The child doesn't t deserve either bully.
Taking the actor's side, David Damico wrote:
I totally agree with his outrage! I have a son with tourretts syndrome and he is constantly having to fend off kids making fun of him. The saddest part is that the very people who are supposed to be advocates for our children have, by there lack of education in dealing with all special needs chidren, created an air of intollerance. We've been to the school board, the teachers and the principles with only retoric thrown back at us. While I sympathize with any chid or adult who has suffered bullying at the hands of an educated person. Its comforting to know its not just us ordinary people who deal with these problems. The rich and priviledged also have something in common with us besides being human beings. Teachers and administrators who allow this behavior to go unpunished should answer to the authorities just like people outside the classroom. A union shouldn't give you autonomy from being judged as having committed a criminal act. Funny how a lot of these people I'm describing call themselves chritians but don't adhere to their own scripture!
In response to Sheen's criticism, Viewpoint issued the statement:
Viewpoint School’s highest priority is the safety, security, and education of our students. Like all responsible schools across our nation, we are concerned when any individual uses a social media forum to encourage actions that may risk the safety and security of any school. The parent of a former Viewpoint School student who has not attended Viewpoint School since March, 2012 has made certain accusations in the media. Viewpoint School first became aware of these accusations last year. Our administrators addressed the issue appropriately at that time. Our School takes accusations of bullying very seriously. For over 50 years, Viewpoint School has provided a safe and nurturing environment for our students to thrive and we will continue to do so.
Calabasas Patch contacted Sheen representative Larry Solters asking whether or not Sheen considered the safety of the Viewpoint children when suggesting his punitive actions.
"No comment," was the response via email.