My son's math teacher was arrested & fired!

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My son's math teacher was arrested & fired!
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 12:18pm

My oldest son's math teacher was arrested and promptly fired for "inappropriate behavior" with a former student. He now has a "permanent substitute' for the remainder of the school year.

Seriously, what is wrong with people these days?!?!



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Registered: 01-24-2012

WOW. How did your son react to the news? What did they tell the kids?

It's kind of scary how common this type of story is becoming lately. Years ago, this would have been a rare occurance that would have been sensationalized all over the national news, I bet.

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Registered: 03-22-2007
This is just awful! What did they tell the students, and how are they handling it? I can't believe she's a junior high teacher. They did say a former student, but still, can't be much older.


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Registered: 07-26-1999
Ugh! I know you guys only have about 2 weeks left of school so I guess that's good in respect to the sub issue. But still, you again have to wonder what people are thinking when they do stuff like that.
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Registered: 11-28-1999

What is different about "these days" is that when this happens, the teachers are prosecuted.  My exH, who is 58, actually had a long term affair with a female high school teacher--I don't know exactly how old he was when it started but when he said she co-signed for a car loan for him, I guess it was around when he was 16.  I do think it affected him emotionally even though maybe he enjoyed it physically.  His parents were not all that nice to him & he was looking for love & affection.

Another former co-worker of mine, who is also in his 50's, said that when he was in high school his art teacher (female) tried to solicit him after school & he got so freaked out about it that he just ran out of school & she didn't mention it again--I think she offered to pose nude or something like that.  Now years ago, people might have kind of winked & thought the boys were "lucky" to have the interest of an older woman but now people recognize that it's still sexual abuse of minors.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:46am

I agree with musiclover.  Thankfully we have created a climate where both kids and adults recognize inappropriate behavior.  20, 30, 40 years ago this was winked at.

My sister started dating her driving instructor when she was 16.  He was 30 years older than her - older than my parents.  He made his son take her to prom.  To his (somewhat) credit, he did insist that she go to college before marrying him.  Not surprisingly, that marriage lasted only two years.  I was literally a kindergartener when they started dating, so the details of the story were hidden from me.  As I got older, it had a mildly salacious quality, but as an adult, I'm completely horrified.  In the early 70s, they got married; nowadays he would be prosecuted.