Stupid student teacher at high school
Sympathize

Waterloo, Canada

#45 Nov 1, 2010
I also cried reading the families post. I know your pain, hurt and worry. We've battled this same problem. My prayers are with you. Like yourselves, we raised a good child in a good loving home. And thinking once the teenage years were over that all was well; No, our child was in their twenties also. God be with you!
sicko

Dawsonville, GA

#47 Nov 1, 2010
You should be ashamed of yourself!
Not Again

Brent, AL

#48 Nov 1, 2010
sicko wrote:
You should be ashamed of yourself!
Yes and more importantly they should be held accountable...someone needs to track the thread and file suit. That is intentional, with malice and should be handled properly.
Family of Isaac Ingram

Dahlonega, GA

#50 Nov 2, 2010
Thank you all for the moral support. You know, I never got on topix before this incident. I never read it or wrote on it. My first question is why do people not reveal their true names? What are you hiding?? If you can't back up what you say by using your own name, then it seems to me it isn't worth much to begin with. As for OMG, I think you have even more serious problems than my son, and I think we all need to seriously pray for that person. Isaac wasn't in full control of himself, but what is your excuse? The parents of those girls really need to come after you, and we may just help them. I want to ask SYMPATHIZE, you chose the word "was" when you said your child was in their twenties. How old are they now, if you don't mind me asking this? As for the rest of the families dealing with this problem, it seems to me we need to band together and fight this terrible plaque. I think it is time to form a support group for parents of addicts.
Judy

United States

#51 Nov 2, 2010
May God Bless you and your family.
Family of Isaac Ingram wrote:
Hello Everyone,
I know this is a very incendiary topic right now, and I want to publicly apologize for what my son did, and he will make his own public apology as well. The real Isaac Ingram is a wonderful and very good person, but as we all know, one wrong choice can lead to a really difficult life, if not totally end it. This is to the youth of Union County-don't think you can ever once take anything, not even once, and control it. We are learning of more and more families that are having to deal with this problem, and alcohol is just as bad. Isaac has been trying to find his way back to himself, and with God's help and his family's love and support, we have all faith that he will make it. By any means his family does not condone his behavior or his actions, but Union County School System is by no way responsible for his behavior, only Isaac is. Isaac has a lot to face up to, and we are just thankful he is alive to face charges, and we had much rather see his picture in the paper or in the Busted magazine than to read his obituary in the paper or watch his memorial video. Parents, please, take note of this. The more his father and I find out, the more scared we become of just how close we may have come to losing our beloved son. Please be ever so watchful, even if they are 20 something. God can take this and turn Isaac's life into a wonderful testimony when the time is right. Until then, we apologize again for what has transpired, and we ask everyone for your prayers for Isaac's recovery.
Bill

Dawsonville, GA

#52 Nov 2, 2010
I wish you well.
My daughter goes to college and has several of her union county school friends share a house. It has beer and whiskey bottles all in the yard and house. It is a problem for me but none of the other parents seem to care.
So what has Isaac been doing? Drugs or drink? What are we banding together to fight? Alcohol or drugs?One seems easier to spot than the other.
Family of Isaac Ingram wrote:
Thank you all for the moral support. You know, I never got on topix before this incident. I never read it or wrote on it. My first question is why do people not reveal their true names? What are you hiding?? If you can't back up what you say by using your own name, then it seems to me it isn't worth much to begin with. As for OMG, I think you have even more serious problems than my son, and I think we all need to seriously pray for that person. Isaac wasn't in full control of himself, but what is your excuse? The parents of those girls really need to come after you, and we may just help them. I want to ask SYMPATHIZE, you chose the word "was" when you said your child was in their twenties. How old are they now, if you don't mind me asking this? As for the rest of the families dealing with this problem, it seems to me we need to band together and fight this terrible plaque. I think it is time to form a support group for parents of addicts.
flo

Jefferson, GA

#53 Nov 2, 2010
Praying for Issac
suggest

Saint Marys, GA

#54 Nov 2, 2010
Bill wrote:
I wish you well.
My daughter goes to college and has several of her union county school friends share a house. It has beer and whiskey bottles all in the yard and house. It is a problem for me but none of the other parents seem to care.
So what has Isaac been doing? Drugs or drink? What are we banding together to fight? Alcohol or drugs?One seems easier to spot than the other.
<quoted text>
It really doesn't matter, one is as heartbreaking and desctructive as the other. Addiction is the problem and it can be anything. What we should band tgether to fight is ignorance and educate ourselves not only as parents but as a member of society. For all the naysayers who judge and ridicule and say addiction is a choice, not a disease, as someone with somewhat of a clinical background, I have to say this thinking is wrong. While someone may choose to take that first drink or even make the poor choice to try that first illegal drug, and then there are those that unsuspectingly get hooked on prescription drugs after an accident or painful event for which they were prescribed these drugs, no one chooses to become an addict. It is not due to being sorry or lazy or useless or any number of other derogatory adjectives those who haven't any idea, choose to use as labels. While one person may be able to do something one time or even weekly, the addict can not do that, it becomes a need, not a desire, that can not be laughed off or something they can "just stop". It is painful, embarrassing, heartbreaking, expensive, dangerous, and something that leaves one alone and broken with little hope of overcoming without the help, support, encouragement, and compassion of others. Unfortnately, people who have never experienced this either personally or as a family member have none of that to offer. That is why we need to band together to educate and to help not just the addicts but also the 'clueless' as it takes everyone to help. We've become such a society of me and mine that few people care what happens to those just outside their door and that is the true tragedy.
Bill

Dawsonville, GA

#55 Nov 2, 2010
It matters to me. I though I explained that. Thanks for blowing me off.
suggest wrote:
<quoted text>It really doesn't matter, one is as heartbreaking and desctructive as the other. Addiction is the problem and it can be anything. What we should band tgether to fight is ignorance and educate ourselves not only as parents but as a member of society. For all the naysayers who judge and ridicule and say addiction is a choice, not a disease, as someone with somewhat of a clinical background, I have to say this thinking is wrong. While someone may choose to take that first drink or even make the poor choice to try that first illegal drug, and then there are those that unsuspectingly get hooked on prescription drugs after an accident or painful event for which they were prescribed these drugs, no one chooses to become an addict. It is not due to being sorry or lazy or useless or any number of other derogatory adjectives those who haven't any idea, choose to use as labels. While one person may be able to do something one time or even weekly, the addict can not do that, it becomes a need, not a desire, that can not be laughed off or something they can "just stop". It is painful, embarrassing, heartbreaking, expensive, dangerous, and something that leaves one alone and broken with little hope of overcoming without the help, support, encouragement, and compassion of others. Unfortnately, people who have never experienced this either personally or as a family member have none of that to offer. That is why we need to band together to educate and to help not just the addicts but also the 'clueless' as it takes everyone to help. We've become such a society of me and mine that few people care what happens to those just outside their door and that is the true tragedy.
A choice

Jefferson, GA

#57 Nov 2, 2010
suggest wrote:
<quoted text>It really doesn't matter, one is as heartbreaking and desctructive as the other. Addiction is the problem and it can be anything. What we should band tgether to fight is ignorance and educate ourselves not only as parents but as a member of society. For all the naysayers who judge and ridicule and say addiction is a choice, not a disease, as someone with somewhat of a clinical background, I have to say this thinking is wrong. While someone may choose to take that first drink or even make the poor choice to try that first illegal drug, and then there are those that unsuspectingly get hooked on prescription drugs after an accident or painful event for which they were prescribed these drugs, no one chooses to become an addict. It is not due to being sorry or lazy or useless or any number of other derogatory adjectives those who haven't any idea, choose to use as labels. While one person may be able to do something one time or even weekly, the addict can not do that, it becomes a need, not a desire, that can not be laughed off or something they can "just stop". It is painful, embarrassing, heartbreaking, expensive, dangerous, and something that leaves one alone and broken with little hope of overcoming without the help, support, encouragement, and compassion of others. Unfortnately, people who have never experienced this either personally or as a family member have none of that to offer. That is why we need to band together to educate and to help not just the addicts but also the 'clueless' as it takes everyone to help. We've become such a society of me and mine that few people care what happens to those just outside their door and that is the true tragedy.
Clinical background, i.e., one who gives free passes to people who make the CHOICE to use drugs. Yes, a choice. You must be the same person who jumps all over Peach for her comments a couple years ago about the homeless shelter and the people being drug addicts. She is right! You are wrong.

Drug addicts who victimize others or endanger themselves should be in forced rehab. How many crimes in this country are committed by drug addicts? Too many. Incarcerate those who commit crimes under the influence and let them dry out. Keep them in prison if they don't stop using.

Why is the man's parents explaining to strangers on an internet forum? No shame? No wonder the guy is a loser and user.

The school district is still responsible for not completing a background check on the student teacher. The student teacher has drug problems and should not be working any where near a school.
A choice

Jefferson, GA

#58 Nov 2, 2010
Bill wrote:
I wish you well.
My daughter goes to college and has several of her union county school friends share a house. It has beer and whiskey bottles all in the yard and house. It is a problem for me but none of the other parents seem to care.
So what has Isaac been doing? Drugs or drink? What are we banding together to fight? Alcohol or drugs?One seems easier to spot than the other.
<quoted text>
Are you paying for her rent and college?
I'd move her out of there if you don't like it.
YOU ARE THE PARENT.
some facts

United States

#59 Nov 2, 2010
A choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinical background, i.e., one who gives free passes to people who make the CHOICE to use drugs. Yes, a choice. You must be the same person who jumps all over Peach for her comments a couple years ago about the homeless shelter and the people being drug addicts. She is right! You are wrong.
Drug addicts who victimize others or endanger themselves should be in forced rehab. How many crimes in this country are committed by drug addicts? Too many. Incarcerate those who commit crimes under the influence and let them dry out. Keep them in prison if they don't stop using.
Why is the man's parents explaining to strangers on an internet forum? No shame? No wonder the guy is a loser and user.
The school district is still responsible for not completing a background check on the student teacher. The student teacher has drug problems and should not be working any where near a school.
the only loser i see here is you! i can tell by your verbal vomit that you dont know this family at all. God help you if you ever find yourself in a similar situation when you become and adult and have children of your own. if the family hadnt come and addressed the issue,(which took a lot of courage) you would be complaining about that too saying crap like "the public deserves to know!" and all that mess. youre obviously a very miserable and negative individual to make such an effort to degrade people you do not even know.
Floridian

Orlando, FL

#60 Nov 2, 2010
Family of Isaac Ingram wrote:
we need to band together and fight this terrible plaque.
I agree! Tooth decay is a major problem.

Since: Oct 10

Dawsonville, GA

#61 Nov 2, 2010
After reading these posts, what I find the most disturbing is how Isaac was hired in the first place. Sure he is absolutely wrong for being under the influence and possessing a controlled substance on school grounds, but he was enabled by someone at the school. What in the world is the vetting process for employees? Who is responsible in the school administration? These are our children and someone needs to held responsible for their safety. It was posted earlier in this thread that Isaac has a previous arrest record. I don't know if this is true or not. But if that information is out there....... Isaac will have to shoulder some of the blame for his choice, but in my opinion, the majority of the blame lies with the school board and the school administration. Let's not leave them out of this.
some facts

United States

#62 Nov 2, 2010
Benthedog wrote:
After reading these posts, what I find the most disturbing is how Isaac was hired in the first place. Sure he is absolutely wrong for being under the influence and possessing a controlled substance on school grounds, but he was enabled by someone at the school. What in the world is the vetting process for employees? Who is responsible in the school administration? These are our children and someone needs to held responsible for their safety. It was posted earlier in this thread that Isaac has a previous arrest record. I don't know if this is true or not. But if that information is out there....... Isaac will have to shoulder some of the blame for his choice, but in my opinion, the majority of the blame lies with the school board and the school administration. Let's not leave them out of this.
being an employee of the school system and student teaching are 2 different things. student teaching is a college course for students about to graduate college with an education degree. student teaching is the last step in becoming a teacher and isnt a paying job. the school didnt "hire" him so why would they need to do a background check?
suggest

Saint Marys, GA

#63 Nov 2, 2010
A choice wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinical background, i.e., one who gives free passes to people who make the CHOICE to use drugs. Yes, a choice. You must be the same person who jumps all over Peach for her comments a couple years ago about the homeless shelter and the people being drug addicts. She is right! You are wrong.
Drug addicts who victimize others or endanger themselves should be in forced rehab. How many crimes in this country are committed by drug addicts? Too many. Incarcerate those who commit crimes under the influence and let them dry out. Keep them in prison if they don't stop using.
Why is the man's parents explaining to strangers on an internet forum? No shame? No wonder the guy is a loser and user.
The school district is still responsible for not completing a background check on the student teacher. The student teacher has drug problems and should not be working any where near a school.
you display exactly the kind of wrong thinking that I am talking about. Maybe you will be blessed enough that addiction will never touch you and with your head stuck in the sand as deep as it is, I pray it never does, if only for the sake of any family member who might find themself in need of an understanding parent. You can form opinions all day long but the wiser thing to do would be to actually educate yourself about addiction. Opinions are just that, opinion, not fact.
sicko

Martin, GA

#64 Nov 2, 2010
I agree with you. How easy would it be to apply for a job at this school system. Every where people work these days a drug test is usualy involved. If he had an arrest record what fool let that by? And teachers dont go and say its against your constitutional right to be tested. I would believe it would be a parents right to know if a drugie is teaching their child. If youre not guilty it shouldnt be a problem. We dont care if you take viagra just the heavy stuff. Teachers have to be finger printed why cant they pee in a cup. What if this Issac person made it threw all the government hoops and became a teacher. Boy that would have been a mess and a good tv movie. A drug dealer disguised as a teacher. Im sure he will lead to a powerful name in the county. Hmmmm..... who could that be? Good job to the person that was on their toes and caught this odd behavior. Sorry to the family that their world is turned upside down.
Ralph

Dawsonville, GA

#66 Nov 2, 2010
I understand that Isaac went past one principal that morning and was asked about what he was taking and if he had some more of it for the principal.

Apparently the school employees are familiar seeing him act a bit weird.
sicko wrote:
I agree with you. How easy would it be to apply for a job at this school system. Every where people work these days a drug test is usualy involved. If he had an arrest record what fool let that by? And teachers dont go and say its against your constitutional right to be tested. I would believe it would be a parents right to know if a drugie is teaching their child. If youre not guilty it shouldnt be a problem. We dont care if you take viagra just the heavy stuff. Teachers have to be finger printed why cant they pee in a cup. What if this Issac person made it threw all the government hoops and became a teacher. Boy that would have been a mess and a good tv movie. A drug dealer disguised as a teacher. Im sure he will lead to a powerful name in the county. Hmmmm..... who could that be? Good job to the person that was on their toes and caught this odd behavior. Sorry to the family that their world is turned upside down.
sicko

Martin, GA

#67 Nov 2, 2010
Great point just saying! You just lit the joint up in this discussion. As a matter of fact if my brain recalls he was the supers son! What a cawinkidink. Now this puzzle is coming together. So how does one bring this up, lets go to a board meeting got nothing else to do. Parents rally together and demand these teachers piss in a cup before they teach Johnny where Columbia is on the map. Any logical person would know that this kind of corruption should not happen.
some facts

United States

#68 Nov 2, 2010
sicko wrote:
got nothing else to do.
OBVIOUSLY!

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