You're absolutely right in saying that Calais does not bear any responsibility for the actions that took place - on the day of the fire. It was an accident and she was a victim. She and her family are responsible, however, for their actions in the months and years after that day. It's sad that she will no longer pursue modeling if that was her true ambition, but this article seems to suggest that her ambition was to be a surgeon all along? I'm fairly certain that it's intelligence that decides the fate of a hopeful doctor, not appearance. I hope our society isn't that superficial. It's a shame that the family obviously took an offensive stance against the teacher and is still trying to paint a picture of her as a bad woman two years after the accident. Clearly they have either missed their calling during this difficult time for Calais (they should have focused their energy on supporting her, rather than attacking the teacher and the school) or they're simply evil people who are out to get "revenge" for something that was an accident in the first place.<quoted text>
I don't think that applies here. Calais does not bear any responsibility for the actions that took place. And she seems like a responsible girl. She is planning on going into medicine. I don't get the impression that she's some sort of Paris Hilton wannabe. She went through an ordeal that hopefully none of us will ever have to, and this probably made her grow up faster than she should.
I see no point in hiding. My name is Mike Pratt, and my mother is the teacher referred to in this article. I was present in the room during the fire, as I was a student in the class, so I witnessed firsthand what happened that day. I'm away at school right now, so my comments are not on behalf of my family, but rather as an insulted student and son.
Over the past two years my mother, my brother Sam and my family have been through the same trying times that the Weber family has endured. The only difference is that we have had to defend ourselves against constant attacks (like this article) from the Weber family. There are quotes in this story that are simply untrue and seem to be added in an effort to paint a seriously negative picture of my mom.