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Old 06-27-19, 11:51 PM
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My Fifth Grade Teacher Was A Sex Predator

This week my old Fifth Grade teacher was arrested on sexual battery charges. https://www.crossville-chronicle.com...62fe6ac74.html He was my teacher close to 25 years ago. 80 witnesses/victims were interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. He killed himself today. I just feel awful about this. Was he abusing children in my class back then? It's just an awful, awful situation. I feel so bad for his victims and his family that he has put through all this.
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It's more prevalent than any of us realize. One of my Medical School professors at KU was a child-molesting priest.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...218753470.html
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The gym teacher that I had at the same elementary school is now a registered sex offender. He was accused of inappropriately touching young girls in the locker room... That's two at one school...
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Damn, WTF is wrong with people nowadays? Sorry you're having to deal with that.
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My elementary school principal was busted for solicitation.
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We had a jr. high teacher go to prison for fucking little boys. Ironically, his name was Mr. Rogers.

Also at my high school a swim coach did stuff with underage boys, and got arrested.
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Terrible. But, this is still a 1 out of 10,000 thing and blown all out of proportion by social media and the media itself. Most teachers are normal, non-sexual predators, of course.
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Get the hell out of here with that bullshit. Someone on DvdTalk was affected by it, yet not directly. People here have already commented they know of a past teacher whoís done such offenses. Heís not condemning all teachers, so donít downplay these comments. Itís clearly had an impact personally to those here.
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The priest who performed my marriage (also a teacher at my high school) was a sexual predator who was arrested and stripped of his priesthood: https://adamhorowitzlaw.com/clergy-a...-philadelphia/
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My elementary school principal was busted for solicitation.
At least he was looking for adults.
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We had a teacher in our high school that was arrested for looking under stalls in the men's rooms. He also coached one of the sports teams and I know they had overnight camps and tournaments and that was pretty disturbing to think about later.
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At least he was looking for adults.
You know, I hadn't thought much about the story until this thread, and I'm starting to realize how sad and unfortunate it was. See, it was a male undercover police officer he solicited. Clearly, my elementary school principal was gay. But in the 70s, in rural upstate New York? In the closet you stay, sir. If we'd had today's (somewhat) more enlightened outlook, he could have been out, and in a same-sex relationship, and probably wouldn't have had to go to Downing Park to find a hustler like he did. It totally destroyed his career, as you can imagine.
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One of my groomsmen (and a college roommate) was busted after molesting a girl.
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A counselor at my school did some stuff with some boys. Unfortunately it wasn't me as the payout was in the millions.
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One of my old coworkers was arrested for flying out of the country to hook up with teenage boys. He was already convicted for having child porn, about to be released, and ended up with 30 years in prison. I didn't know him real well. He was strange, but I certainly never thought his oddness extended that far. Based on the articles, it looks like he started his traveling shortly after quitting where I worked. No idea how long he had been indulging in the child porn.
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Not a Teacher, but still in the theme of the thread where, "I had no idea someone I actually knew was doing that shit!"... I've mentioned before that I worked with a guy in his 50's busted in one of those multi-state Online Underage Chat Room stings. I think they also got him for underage( he liked teens) pics on his computers. He always made jokes about young girls but none of us ever took him seriously. Figured he just a had a edgy/shock value sense of humor. But looking back at those jokes...
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While obviously most teachers arenít predators, I do think itís more common than most realize. When I was in high school 25 years ago, an assistant teacher was let go for putting a camera in the ceiling in the girls bathroom. A couple years ago, my HS spanish teacher was arrested for a relationship with a 15 year old while still teaching at the school. I also had a teacher who married a student two years after she graduated. They only had like a four year age difference and claimed the relationship happened after she graduated, but it was still weird. One of my friends also briefly dated the girls gym teacher shortly after we graduated, which felt off. So thatís two egregious and two odd instances at one school with an annual graduating class of 50 - 70 kids.
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While obviously most teachers arenít predators, I do think itís more common than most realize. When I was in high school 25 years ago, an assistant teacher was let go for putting a camera in the ceiling in the girls bathroom. A couple years ago, my HS spanish teacher was arrested for a relationship with a 15 year old while still teaching at the school. I also had a teacher who married a student two years after she graduated. They only had like a four year age difference and claimed the relationship happened after she graduated, but it was still weird. One of my friends also briefly dated the girls gym teacher shortly after we graduated, which felt off. So thatís two egregious and two odd instances at one school with an annual graduating class of 50 - 70 kids.
There are around 22,000 high schools in the US, with tens of thousands of other types which put the total around 100,000 total public schools in the US. This works out to around 50 million students, with about 10% of those in private schools.

But I will agree, the amount of sexual activity teachers have these days, whether simply unethical on up to criminal, seems to be increasing.

For that, I blame the administration of these educational institutions and those in charge of the teacher unions. They apparently don't care if their personnel fantasize about fucking minors, and embrace their employment as long as they don't get caught, and fill a seat. Talk is cheap these days. So is educating.
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Our 9th Grade science teacher used to invite boys up to his house in the suburbs to spend weekends doing yard work and such, y'know, to get us city kids away from the mean Bronx streets for a weekend. His move was to first invite the two biggest boys in the class, so they could come back and report that they had a good time and everything was okay, except for the fact that the teacher's wife was a poor cook. Then the teacher would invite a pair of more slender boys, the ones more to his liking, and they would come back and report strange things. E.g., he had the two boys shower together and he would sit in the bathroom and watch and when they came out he toweled them off, including their genitals. Another boy reported that he'd been asked if he'd touched the plants on one side of the yard and when he said yes, the teacher told him there was poison ivy there. He then asked if the boy had peed since then. Yes. So the teacher told him he had to put calamine lotion on his penis--and the teacher applied it!

I was never invited myself, because I was short, skinny and given to asthma attacks. I was one of the lucky ones. My youngest brother later got in trouble for hitting this teacher. When he expressed remorse about it, I told him not to be upset. He'd done a good thing.

The question of course is why nobody reported this teacher's behavior to the principal and if they did, why was nothing done. At a school reunion 30-odd years later, the topic came up and we all knew the right words to describe this sicko. Unfortunately, we didn't quite know how to confront this kind of behavior back in 1968. Maybe no one would have believed the kids. One of my classmates, the one who had his genitals toweled, had an old-school Irish father who probably would have come in and slugged the teacher if he'd been told.
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There are around 22,000 high schools in the US, with tens of thousands of other types which put the total around 100,000 total public schools in the US. This works out to around 50 million students, with about 10% of those in private schools.

But I will agree, the amount of sexual activity teachers have these days, whether simply unethical on up to criminal, seems to be increasing.

For that, I blame the administration of these educational institutions and those in charge of the teacher unions. They apparently don't care if their personnel fantasize about fucking minors, and embrace their employment as long as they don't get caught, and fill a seat. Talk is cheap these days. So is educating.
Is it increasing or does info just spread a lot more quickly and widely than it did before, plus people take the reports a lot more seriously?

I have the same question on neighborhood safety. You rarely see parents allow their kids to walk to and from school around here. I didn't grow up here but when I was a kid that was commonplace. I doubt things got more dangerous, but parents certainly got a lot more spooked about it.
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Well, you have states who knowingly put child offenders and mentally-off people, right in the middle of communities. I don't remember that happening back when, because we had institutions. Now? It's cheaper to hand them off to a minimum-wage caretaker, managed by a $13/hr "manager". And the best part is...many states have passed laws were inquiring where those homes/buildings are located...are not covered under FOIA type requests.

Unfortunately, the elderly can be placed in these homes...and do and get repeatedly sexually abused.

Whether or not these types of things just get reported more? Probably a mixture, but I certainly won't argue that our society is somehow getting better and more responsible. They aren't. It's the opposite.
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My freshman year rhetoric teacher at UIUC was arrested during the last 4 weeks of class (big term paper due) for exposing himself in front of a grade school.

I think he was always high during class too.

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My gym teacher in the 7th and 8th grade was charged with sexual assault on a male student.

I was out of that school for years when I heard, but I was shocked. He was always a helpful gym teacher. Like if you couldn't climb the rope, he'd be right there to support you and try to give you a boost. If you got hurt, he was always there to make it better. He was such a joker too. If the girls were taking too long to get changed, he'd count down to 10 and go running in there! Just wacky fun stuff like that!
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^ I'm embarrassed that on the first read-through of that second paragraph, I thought you were seriously praising him...
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Looking back now and trying to remember 5th grade 25 years ago, I remember he like to give people Birthday paddlings. Also, he was obsessed with people's breath. He would tell people that they needed to brush their teeth all the time. I'm just lucky that I wasn't targeted by him except for that birthday paddling. Everyone in class got one. It hurt and he used the same paddle that the Principals used for punishment.

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