GW teacher allegedly fired today for inappropriate behavior

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Tbab74

Huntington, WV

#1 Mar 6, 2013
Why is it some teachers are fired and others are not for similar inappropriate behaviors? Are coaches protected ? Just curious. This is 2 scandals, actually the 3 rd at schools on The Hill in the past year.
niceguy58

Charleston, WV

#2 Mar 6, 2013
I can tell you another GW scandal where a student that had pharmaceutical prescriptions from home and another student that was purchasing pills from said student. According to discipline policy, these students should have faced immediate expulsion for the remainder of the school year based on these offenses. However, mommy and daddy provided a lawyer for their "good little angel" and both students were back at school within the time period of about 2 weeks. Simply pathetic!
niceguy58

Charleston, WV

#3 Mar 6, 2013
And from what I have heard, the current principal there is inconsistent with his treatment of teachers and places an emphasis on athletics. So unfortunately, it wouldn't surprise me if coaches would "fall under the blind eye" so-to-speak.
???

Huntington, WV

#4 Mar 6, 2013
Who was fired ?
John

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 6, 2013
niceguy58 wrote:
I can tell you another GW scandal where a student that had pharmaceutical prescriptions from home and another student that was purchasing pills from said student. According to discipline policy, these students should have faced immediate expulsion for the remainder of the school year based on these offenses. However, mommy and daddy provided a lawyer for their "good little angel" and both students were back at school within the time period of about 2 weeks. Simply pathetic!
I'm finally glad to hear a mommy and daddy look out for their childrens well being.
John

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 6, 2013
niceguy58 wrote:
And from what I have heard, the current principal there is inconsistent with his treatment of teachers and places an emphasis on athletics. So unfortunately, it wouldn't surprise me if coaches would "fall under the blind eye" so-to-speak.
t is nice to know that the good ole bois association still works.
political

Huntington, WV

#7 Mar 6, 2013
Everything is so "political" on the Hill it is disgusting - a bunch of fake - self important, pretentious, hard to be around people - its pathetic that people are like that and raise their children to be like that - I am SO glad that my children are good, kind, smart, well behaved kids that treat others with respect - soo many of the people there are such jokes
niceguy58

Charleston, WV

#8 Mar 6, 2013
A friend of mine told me some of the things that have went on there. Changed grades for athletes, inconsistent treatment of teachers by the principal who "rules with an iron fist and middle school mentality", inconsistent discipline (the drug case I mentioned earlier). It's rather sad that the principal knows all of these inconsistencies and matters of concern and either chooses to look the other way or handle them poorly. If I was a parent, I WOULD NOT send my child there.
tbab74

Vandergrift, PA

#9 Mar 7, 2013
Well Im assuming you heard of the JA coaching coverup last spring involving a young female athlete. She suffered and he got a 3 week paid suspension. Apparently he was stripped of his Middle School coaching abilities such as football and softball but hes the wrestling coach at GW so god knows hes not gonna get fired. Hes gym teacheer at JA......still!!! Funny how they fire some and not all for same things. You are correct, its all in who you know!! Sick!! Rumor has it he even admitted to it all to the BOE.
hgarais

Charleston, WV

#10 Mar 7, 2013
I'd be very interested to know who allegedly got fired.

From what I've heard, the principal there isn't the most popular person within the school either. Many of the teachers dislike his choices and decisions regarding the school operations. I am well aware that in education some people may make decisions and personal choices that aren't always the most popular, but apparently this individual has made some rather poor personal choices and decisions about school operations not just in the minds of teachers, but in the minds of parents and students as well.
Bill

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 7, 2013
Teacher re-hired and law suit is pending.
xyz-pdq

Charleston, WV

#12 Mar 7, 2013
Who was fired and then re-hired?
tbab74

Vandergrift, PA

#13 Mar 7, 2013
This kinda stuff is on the news everyday, however, i must admit you never ever see anything go public when it happens at JA or GW of this nature until it leads to something so severe they are arrested etc. Why doesnt the board get rid of their teachers who are liabilities after the first or second incident? Why does it have to take a sexual assault or rape or whatever to do something about it? What happened to kids first?
tbab74

Vandergrift, PA

#14 Mar 7, 2013
And who is suing who? The teacher or the students familiy?
teach58

Charleston, WV

#15 Mar 7, 2013
It's all about the reputation of "the Hill". Heaven forbid that any negative publicity would get out to ruin the "wonderful" reputation of JA and GW. I have friends that are currently teachers there and they have told me some stories that the 6:00 news would LOVE to hear about: changing grades for athletes so that they would be academically eligible, the principal treating teachers very inconsistently and often disrespectfully, inconsistent discipline of students based on how much money students' parents donate or what their involvement is in the school. Two words.. SIMPLY PATHETIC!
tbab74

Vandergrift, PA

#16 Mar 7, 2013
I give several students rides home and I just heard from some students that there was pornography on his school computer. And then he apparently also touched a female student on the back and moved his hand down her back. Now they're willing to fire a man for that amount of touching why didn't they fire the coach at John Adams last year for all the touching he did. It makes no sense at all. There's no consistency. and the worst part is is he still the gym teacher there and around girls every single day.
Good gal

Evans City, PA

#17 Mar 8, 2013
GW simply sucks and always has! Sorry folks! The truth hurts!
frustrated

Charleston, WV

#18 Mar 11, 2013
who got canned? edwards?
tbab74

Monongahela, PA

#19 Mar 14, 2013
Supposedly some 9th grade english teacher
People

Huntington, WV

#20 Mar 14, 2013
Gosh they need to get ride of those teacher then they want a raze shit what a joke.

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