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Messages lead teacher to resign | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 16, 2010, titled Messages lead teacher to resign | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Centerburg teacher and coach resigned tonight after an investigation into his "professional judgment," which included messages he allegedly exchanged on Facebook with who he thought was a 19-year-old New Albany woman.

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Disturbed Student

Wooster, OH

#2 Sep 17, 2010
rainy day

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2010
If it was just about the facebook, why would he resign?? Obviously the school board had something else on the teacher. Kudos to the school board for accepting his resignation. It seems a little strange that an 'innocent' teacher wants to resign at the last moment. Because the meeting on Thursday was to be the boards last meeting. The teachers need to be above reproach, do not be so willing to be friends with the students, familiarity leads to trouble in this case. To many teachers get a slap on the wrist and move on to the next school, and do something a little bit more. And we wonder what happened?? He/she was such a 'nice' teacher, the kids loved him/her. What happened to accountability?? If he was such a great teacher and his kids learned so much from him, then shame on him for making stupid choices. My kids had him and did not like him as a teacher or a coach. I hope this sends a message to other teachers that this will not be tolerated anymore. I do feel bad for all the people that showed up to support him on Monday night, it seems like they were duped. I have a question why were there not more Centerburg teachers there?? He has taught there for 11 years where was the support amongst the teachers?? I do feel bad for his wife, we need to keep that family in our prayers. I hope we all learned something from this case, parents pay more attention to your kids educators, become more involved.
Expose the Faker

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 18, 2010
The way this was handled he will probably get hired at another school and be foisted upon students and parents that won't know what he did. Heck, i still don't know ALL that he did and neither does the rest of the student body and parents in this incident. Why doesn't the school officials release ALL of the information. Isn't this type of handling of these issues what got the Catholic priests shifted from one place to the next which only concealed and perpetuated the behavior? HAVEN'T WE LEARNED ANYTHING?
Will THEY ever Learn

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 18, 2010
The story said something like this DID happen before, in 2001. Inappropriate touching etc. etc. Yet this guy was still teaching. I WANT TEACHERS TO KEEP THEIR FILTHY HANDS OFF MY AND OTHERS KIDS. Whose fault is it now, what are we paying "Administrators" for?

Mount Vernon, OH

#6 Sep 18, 2010
Who are you people to even comment on this? Do you know Sweeney? Have you EVER been to Centerburg?
CBurg Parent

Cardington, OH

#7 Sep 21, 2010
Yes, I HAVE been to Centerburg, I live there! So I think my comments are valid. We have a current athletic director who resigned from another school under a cloud of suspicion for inappeopriate contact and a former head volleyball coach who resigned quietly two years ago when a former student revealed an affair with her. All of this was swept under the rug and still is. I am tired of all this crap and have no sympathy for any teacher who crosses the line. And I am also sick and tired of being told that the details of these issues are none of my business!

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