Burns faces another charge

Burns faces another charge

There are 18 comments on the Athens Daily Review story from Jul 20, 2006, titled Burns faces another charge. In it, Athens Daily Review reports that:

Daniel E. Burns - the former Brownsboro ISD band director facing sentencing next week for tampering with a government witness - may not be done standing in front a jury of his peers.

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H Wilson

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jul 20, 2006
Where were the school board and principal for the Brownsboro ISD when all these incidents were happening? Not one but THREE teachers from the Brownsboro High School have been indicted by the Grand Jury in the past few months for some form of sexual misconduct with underage students. Per testimony noted in the Athens review, from the accused during the trial, even though they received a letter in the Burns case telling them inappropriate behavior was occurring, they weren't inclined to investigate further. Who is protecting the students from these sexual predators? A 40 year old man excusing his actions in sending sexually explicit text messages to young girls as 'trying to be one of the students' is totally unacceptable. Would you accept this behavior from a trusted friend with your daughter?
Texas Teacher

Humble, TX

#2 Aug 16, 2006
There is no one to blame other than the teachers who made very stupid decisions and, in turn, have most likely ruined their lives. I feel sorry for the kids and their families.

There is nothing new under the sun...

Teachers are human, kids are kids.
one of burns students

Frankston, TX

#3 Sep 13, 2007
for you mr. H WILSON.
when all these incidents where happening how could the principal be in the room while they were getting it on?
please do realize that it has nothing to do with the staff.
it has to do with the slutty girls coming in there and sayin hey boys i'll let you if you let me.
and of course being the men that they are they said alright as long as no one finds out about this.
as for Lindsey Ford with Mr. Dudley...
well that's what she wanted. she was upset when people found out because to her it was starting to be love. and that's gross don't get me wrong...
Mr. Burns was an amazing band director and we miss him greatly.
don't get me wrong we love the one we have now...
but Burns was something special.
and if he was thinking of the band when he was doing his thing... we'll always love him.
it was hard for us to move on and think you know our drum major did this... lesely smith did this.
why do they even bother coming back? no one likes them... they got our band director fired
but you can't blame anyone for the actions accept for the people that made them.
so you need to STFU.
texas mom

United States

#4 Sep 20, 2007
Do you think Burns was actually guilty? Hard to tell from the newspaper reports.

“even so.”

Since: Sep 07


#5 Sep 20, 2007
i won't lie.
i do think he was guilty.

but like i said before.
what man that isn't christian and isn't gettin any from his own wife would turn down a teenage girl.

not many.

it's just human nature.
but in all burns was a good man.
texas mom

Huntsville, TX

#6 Oct 12, 2007
what ever happened to him? what about the girls?

Palestine, TX

#7 Oct 12, 2007
He is on jail and will be there for one more year. and as far as the girls go they are doing good. They would be better off though if yall would stop blaming them and start blaming the one responsible. not lesely s. and not amy m. danny burns
texas mom

United States

#8 Oct 14, 2007
I don't think anyone here was blaming the girls. Burns was stupid for trying to "be like one of the kids". Why would a grown man send high school girls text messages and let them come to his apartment? He was asking for trouble. Whether he did the deed or not, he did enough stupid things (like have affairs with co-workers and other former students)to make the jury believe he probably did this one too.
Former Classmate of Burns

San Antonio, TX

#9 Oct 21, 2007
I remember back in middle school how he was always NAGGING people to be Christian and hassling them non-stop, saying "You know, you ought to...GO TO CHURCH!". What a tool...I never really liked him nor did I pretend to. I don't blame him so much for having an affair with a teen-aged girl as I'm sure she was probably already sexually active, I do, however, blame him for cheating on his wife AND being a Bible-thumping hypocrite.

Henderson, TX

#10 Oct 22, 2007
This story sounds like what happened in Henderson a few years ago. And the band director just got fired and nothing else was said. Swept under the rug.
What a Tool

Phoenixville, PA

#11 Mar 3, 2008
I hope he got what he deserved in prison. I hear inmates don't take kindly to those that take advantage of childern. A bald, fat, a-hole band geek in prison? Yeah...he's someone's bitch.

“even so.”

Since: Sep 07


#12 Oct 9, 2008
talk about mr. burns when u didn't even kno him.
he was my band director.
he was actually quite intelligent.
what he did was wrong, yes. i agree.
but u have to understand too
that the girl that was involved.
surely had great part in it.
i saw the pictures she took for him.
that was her doing.
and he was just being a man.
he was greatly missed.
and admired by many band directors across the state.
what he did he has to live with and know he will never be able to do what he loves again.
exactly like Rusk TX

Houston, TX

#13 Oct 11, 2008
this is so typical; fake Christian teacher using his authority to get into some kids' pants.
Rusk Texas school teachers busted for child porn, improper relationships with students, cops date raping students, etc. etc.
Of course, Mr. Burns has sat on the Henderson County juries, passing judgments/judgement against people...
That's the dirty secret, just like in Cherokee County- the school teachers are related to the district attorney and district clerks.
Therefore they get to have their charges whitewashed. I bet the local school board and city council is working on a fake ordinance right now to keep registered sex offenders away from the Brownsboro School campuses. Even though the State law is crystal clear on it.
This area is ripe with fake Christians who are so ingrained and politically connected, they do whatever they want.
ex burns student

Palestine, TX

#14 Sep 7, 2009
Burns wasn't a fake Christian. He understood he was wrong. Shortly before he went to prison he told all of us who were close to him that he hoped we could see past the things he had done and forgive him. He understood that most people would turn their backs on them and that he would understand why. I know the man had a good heart. I know that he did things for people out of kindness that he did not make public. I was there when he offered to help a student who was being abused at home. That kid is definitely better off now because of him.
wu xingu

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Sep 11, 2009
&NR =1

Etech Etech Etech Etech Etech
burns kid

Fort Lupton, CO

#16 Sep 23, 2009
burns was great regarless of what any of you people have to say about him.

amy m.
leslie s.
are both bitches

like the guy said he hoped for people to forgive him and look past what has happened.

everyone makes mistakes
i forgave him.
but not the girls.

Goliad, TX

#17 Sep 28, 2010
Let me sayy i thinkk everyyone needs to stopp talking about mr.burns.!! Leave hiim alone weather or not in happened with hiim an that high school girl, which i highly doubt it did.! But if it did she was old enough to know what she was doing.! Like she wantedd itt' bc it was ovious she wasent raped.! So whyy doesnt everyyone leave hiim the F alone an let hiim move on wiith his life.
Knew Burns as well

Frisco, TX

#18 Oct 22, 2011
And at Drum Major camp he was doing more than girls from Brownsboro. He did the crime, do the time. He made very sexual innuendos at lots of female students.

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