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Concerned

Cookeville, TN

#1 Sep 10, 2012
Does anyone know how Putnam County Schools feel about teachers who are charged or convicted of DUI?

“John Averitt is a molester.”

Since: Nov 08

Cookeville

#2 Sep 10, 2012
If you drive under the influence of intoxicating substances in cookeville the first thing that happens is they give you a good pat on the back and make sure you can always find employment...afterall YOU ARE an ingrate.
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#3 Sep 10, 2012
What you do on your personal time is that, personal!
distressed

Livingston, TN

#4 Sep 10, 2012
Yup wrote:
What you do on your personal time is that, personal!
Unless you choose to be a public figure.
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#5 Sep 10, 2012
I still stand on my original post albeit not something you have any control over (unless you are a minor). All arrest records on anyone over 21 is public record and anyone that is willing to pay (or do their own due dilegence), can do a background check and find out anyone's arrest record. Google 'background check' and you will get hundreds if not thousands of places that will do it for a fee. I do it on all of my renters and it is perfectly legal and extremely accurate.
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#6 Sep 10, 2012
^^
Correction; 18 years old not 21. I was thinking about leagal age to drink. LOL!
Unconcerned

Tullahoma, TN

#7 Sep 10, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Does anyone know how Putnam County Schools feel about teachers who are charged or convicted of DUI?
I think they would approve.

This behavior is just fine.

As long as you're part of the "in" group.

Otherwise, down the hatch.
Chesterfield

Lexington, TN

#8 Sep 10, 2012
distressed wrote:
<quoted text>Unless you choose to be a public figure.
how is a teacher any more of a "public figure" then a mailman or a wal-mart cashier? Does the mailman lose his ability to deliver your mail or the wal-mart cashier lose the ability to ring your items after a d.u.i. somehow? Does a junior-high algebra teacher lose the ability to teach your kid math if they get a d.u.i.?
idk

Cookeville, TN

#9 Sep 11, 2012
Chesterfield wrote:
<quoted text>
how is a teacher any more of a "public figure" then a mailman or a wal-mart cashier? Does the mailman lose his ability to deliver your mail or the wal-mart cashier lose the ability to ring your items after a d.u.i. somehow? Does a junior-high algebra teacher lose the ability to teach your kid math if they get a d.u.i.?
The mailman does loose his ability to deliver your mail if his drivers license is suspended or revoked.
distressed

Livingston, TN

#10 Sep 11, 2012
Chesterfield wrote:
<quoted text>
how is a teacher any more of a "public figure" then a mailman or a wal-mart cashier? Does the mailman lose his ability to deliver your mail or the wal-mart cashier lose the ability to ring your items after a d.u.i. somehow? Does a junior-high algebra teacher lose the ability to teach your kid math if they get a d.u.i.?
Teachers are public figures because they chose a profession whose decisions and actions directly effect our children. Their held accountable for their actions, at school and in their personal life, because of the extended amount of time they are in contact with our children. Like it or not they are role models.
Hmmmm

Cookeville, TN

#11 Sep 11, 2012
Chesterfield wrote:
<quoted text>
how is a teacher any more of a "public figure" then a mailman or a wal-mart cashier? Does the mailman lose his ability to deliver your mail or the wal-mart cashier lose the ability to ring your items after a d.u.i. somehow? Does a junior-high algebra teacher lose the ability to teach your kid math if they get a d.u.i.?
The mail man, possibly because their job involves DRIVING. I don't think having a record should automatically disqualify anybody from getting a job. Obviously you wouldn't want a rapist or a murder working as a teacher but I'd hate to be told that I was a no-go for employment because I did something stupid 10 years ago.
just saying

Cookeville, TN

#12 Sep 11, 2012
distressed wrote:
<quoted text>Teachers are public figures because they chose a profession whose decisions and actions directly effect our children. Their held accountable for their actions, at school and in their personal life, because of the extended amount of time they are in contact with our children. Like it or not they are role models.
YOU should be your child's role model. Not the teacher, not the doctor, not the paramedic or the fireman, not Justin Beiber. YOU. Teachers should not be held hostage in their personal lives. If you're out getting totally smashed and beating some random dude's ass at a bar that's okay because your kids shouldn't be at the bar anyways!
just saying

Cookeville, TN

#13 Sep 11, 2012
**They're
lol

United States

#14 Sep 11, 2012
Really just saying is right on.... WTF you expect the teachers to cut out chillin and unwindin from their lives just cause they're "teachers" I don't have a problem with it unless they're coming into work ripped or drunk as hell then yeah thats a issue but never has happened has it???
distressed

Livingston, TN

#15 Sep 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU should be your child's role model. Not the teacher, not the doctor, not the paramedic or the fireman, not Justin Beiber. YOU. Teachers should not be held hostage in their personal lives. If you're out getting totally smashed and beating some random dude's ass at a bar that's okay because your kids shouldn't be at the bar anyways!
Children have multiple role models and teachers are one of many. As for the latter part of your post, I'm not sure what your point is or what you're saying.
distressed

Livingston, TN

#16 Sep 11, 2012
lol wrote:
Really just saying is right on.... WTF you expect the teachers to cut out chillin and unwindin from their lives just cause they're "teachers" I don't have a problem with it unless they're coming into work ripped or drunk as hell then yeah thats a issue but never has happened has it???
There is nothing wrong or illegal about "chillin or unwinding", but being drunk behind the wheel of an automobile is wrong and illegal. So yes I do expect teachers to cut that out as you say.
Concerned

Hendersonville, NC

#17 Sep 12, 2012
I was just curious. I know a putnam teacher who was recently charged with DUI & I was told that just being charged would result in termination.
Noodle

Cookeville, TN

#18 Sep 12, 2012
distressed wrote:
<quoted text>There is nothing wrong or illegal about "chillin or unwinding", but being drunk behind the wheel of an automobile is wrong and illegal. So yes I do expect teachers to cut that out as you say.
I have a DUI from 25 years ago. I was 19 at the time. It in no way makes me inept to perform my job today.

-Signed, a Respiratory Therapist
were all human

Charlotte, NC

#19 Sep 13, 2012
Teachers shouldn't be judged anymore that anyone else, they are human. If I had to teach the kids we have in this day and time I would probably have to drink everyday. Kids are so spoiled and ungrateful and real smarta**es! I had a DUI and couldn't even get a job at the Dollar General Store! They do a really extensive background check, I could see if I had a theft or something, but a DUI that happened years ago? That's ok, I ended up getting Alot better job anyway. I hope that teacher doesn't get fired, especially if he/she is one that really cares about our kids well being! Good teachers are hard to come by, and don't get near enough credit!
Radio

Cookeville, TN

#20 Sep 13, 2012
Wow, here we go with the "teachers can't have a private life" bull shit again. Let's make a deal. None of you parents ever have a drink and drive, and then maybe, just maybe, you will have the right to bitch because teachers do. Let's go one step further. All of you parents live perfect lives, and then we can demand that the teachers do the same. Good grief. I get so tired of this shit. Everyone has made a mistake. Just because you are a teacher, you should be punished more than other people? Please! Give me a break. Oh, and before you start, I am not now, have never been, and will never be a teacher.

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