PROTEST AT MARATHON HS 5/9/12 @ 6:30am

PROTEST AT MARATHON HS 5/9/12 @ 6:30am

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Marathon Native

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 May 8, 2012
please join us in a protest at marathon hs 5/9/12 at 6:30am in front of the school. alot of parents and residents will be there. we dont need todd james to be in this school around our children.
Support Todd James

Cortland, NY

#2 May 9, 2012
Todd James is an amazing person, and just because some girl cried wolf, or didn't feel comfortable getting her leg stretched out by someone who does that for a living, doesn't mean that he shouldn't be allowed in school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this man; the police investigated the case and found him innocent. Not to mention, the police also question 15 years of his past students who all had nothing but good things to say about him.
People like you are ruining this great man's life.
Get your facts straight before you say things like this that can ruin someone's life.
rastus

Charlotte, NC

#3 May 9, 2012
Support Todd James wrote:
Todd James is an amazing person, and just because some girl cried wolf, or didn't feel comfortable getting her leg stretched out by someone who does that for a living, doesn't mean that he shouldn't be allowed in school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this man; the police investigated the case and found him innocent. Not to mention, the police also question 15 years of his past students who all had nothing but good things to say about him.
People like you are ruining this great man's life.
Get your facts straight before you say things like this that can rui2n someone's life.
why do you insist on claiming he was found innocent? lack of evidence is not a finding of innocense. i would also like to ask you, did they question all of his past students? i think not. maybe they should make a comprehensive list of all his past female students and atheletes and ask them all. then and only then can you say he is totally innocent.
Support Todd James

Cortland, NY

#4 May 10, 2012
rastus wrote:
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why do you insist on claiming he was found innocent? lack of evidence is not a finding of innocense. i would also like to ask you, did they question all of his past students? i think not. maybe they should make a comprehensive list of all his past female students and atheletes and ask them all. then and only then can you say he is totally innocent.
It's impossible to question every student of his past 23 years of teaching. If this man was a pedofile, wouldn't you think that something would've happened before now? Exactly. And what makes you so sure that this girl isn't completely exaggerating the situation? He simply stretched her leg like he had done many times before in his career. Maybe the girl needs to be penalized for lying about such a rash situation. She is ruining this man's life because she simply wants attention. Girls do things like this all the time, and hundreds of men have been penalized for their lies. This is just another case of "the girl who cried wolf." And my facts are right, I happen to know the detective that investigated this case. If Mr. James was in any way a pedofile, he would not be returning to school. And that is precisely why he IS returning.
Why don't you leave this poor man alone. He has a beautiful daughter, a wife he loves very much, and a lot of friends. You wouldn't only be ruinin his life. His daughter was in tears the other night, and she is about five years old. Think of what you're doing to this poor man's family. He would not hurt a fly.
Todd James is innocent; not because of lack of evidence, but because the evidence proved him innocent.
mom88

Cortland, NY

#7 May 10, 2012
Support Todd James wrote:
<quoted text>
It's impossible to question every student of his past 23 years of teaching. If this man was a pedofile, wouldn't you think that something would've happened before now? Exactly. And what makes you so sure that this girl isn't completely exaggerating the situation? He simply stretched her leg like he had done many times before in his career. Maybe the girl needs to be penalized for lying about such a rash situation. She is ruining this man's life because she simply wants attention. Girls do things like this all the time, and hundreds of men have been penalized for their lies. This is just another case of "the girl who cried wolf." And my facts are right, I happen to know the detective that investigated this case. If Mr. James was in any way a pedofile, he would not be returning to school. And that is precisely why he IS returning.
Why don't you leave this poor man alone. He has a beautiful daughter, a wife he loves very much, and a lot of friends. You wouldn't only be ruinin his life. His daughter was in tears the other night, and she is about five years old. Think of what you're doing to this poor man's family. He would not hurt a fly.
Todd James is innocent; not because of lack of evidence, but because the evidence proved him innocent.
First of all, you have no FACTS. The only 2 people who have the facts are the girl and Mr. James. There is no reason you should say that she is lying, because you do not know for a fact that she is, even of her reputation isless than steller (and I'm not saying that it is, because I do not know her). If the police do not have enough evidence to charge then that is one thing. People are only found innocent or guilty in a court of law. Lastly, you never really know anyone. Seriously, he has taught hundreds of students. Even if he never inappropriately touched any of the previous students, that does not mean he did not do it this time. And I'm not saying he did, just that every pedophile has a first victim. And certainly he would not tell his family or friends that he has an interst in young girls. These kinds of people keep secrets very well hidden.
mom88

Cortland, NY

#9 May 10, 2012
Oh, and I ran track and cross country in another district for 6 years and had the same coach the entire time. He NEVER "strecthed" my legs. I did that for myself. Did he show us how to do it? Yes, But he never laid a hand on me and NEVER made me feel uncomfortable. And we were section champs for 4 years in 2 different running sports and I had been to multiple state meets over the course of my high school career. Like I have previously stated. I do not know him or the girl, however I think it's strange that he has the practice of stretching girls legs...
another marathon graduate

Waverly, NY

#10 May 10, 2012
So the main forum for this topic has disappeared it seems
unhappy momma

Whitney Point, NY

#11 May 10, 2012
I would be there to show my support if I could. I hope the truth is revealed and our children are safe from a possible pedephile
Slander

Marathon, NY

#12 May 10, 2012
another marathon graduate wrote:
So the main forum for this topic has disappeared it seems
Let's see...perhaps because a court order allows an anonymous poster to be traced to an IP address and then charged with slander? There are some recent posters on this forum who should be concerned.

slander n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit. Damages (payoff for worth) for slander may be limited to actual (special) damages unless there is malicious intent, since such damages are usually difficult to specify and harder to prove. Some statements such as an untrue accusation of having committed a crime, having a loathsome disease, or being unable to perform one's occupation are treated as slander per se since the harm and malice are obvious, and therefore usually result in general and even punitive damage recovery by the person harmed. Words spoken over the air on television or radio are treated as libel (written defamation) and not slander on the theory that broadcasting reaches a large audience as much if not more than printed publications.
Crazy people

Marathon, NY

#13 May 10, 2012
rastus wrote:
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why do you insist on claiming he was found innocent? lack of evidence is not a finding of innocense. i would also like to ask you, did they question all of his past students? i think not. maybe they should make a comprehensive list of all his past female students and atheletes and ask them all. then and only then can you say he is totally innocent.
You are very right...lack of evidence does not mean he was found innocent. He can only be found innocent if he was actually charged with a crime. "Lack of evidence" means the case never even got that far, because there was nothing to even charge him with. In legal circles, "lack of evidence" states clearly that the DA did not even support taking the case any further. If he was found innocent, then the DA believed the case should proceed. Thank you for clarifying that for people...it is probably an important distinction to make.
mcs lies is the truth

Spencer, NY

#18 May 10, 2012
i would love to see who all of you are so i know who to hate everytime i see you mr. james lovers!
pissedoffparent

Sayre, PA

#19 May 10, 2012
Support Todd James wrote:
<quoted text>
It's impossible to question every student of his past 23 years of teaching. If this man was a pedofile, wouldn't you think that something would've happened before now? Exactly. And what makes you so sure that this girl isn't completely exaggerating the situation? He simply stretched her leg like he had done many times before in his career. Maybe the girl needs to be penalized for lying about such a rash situation. She is ruining this man's life because she simply wants attention. Girls do things like this all the time, and hundreds of men have been penalized for their lies. This is just another case of "the girl who cried wolf." And my facts are right, I happen to know the detective that investigated this case. If Mr. James was in any way a pedofile, he would not be returning to school. And that is precisely why he IS returning.
Why don't you leave this poor man alone. He has a beautiful daughter, a wife he loves very much, and a lot of friends. You wouldn't only be ruinin his life. His daughter was in tears the other night, and she is about five years old. Think of what you're doing to this poor man's family. He would not hurt a fly.
Todd James is innocent; not because of lack of evidence, but because the evidence proved him innocent.
Stretching your legs does not ....let me repeat...NOT ..mean sliding your hand up under her shorts and squeezing her ass then threatening her if she told. hmmmmmmmmmmm..........I do not think so.
wow man

Murfreesboro, TN

#20 May 10, 2012
The protest was great. everyone in marathon & all of new york are aware of what happened to this brave young girl. It was on the news & in the newspapers. The smart parents will keep there kids away from him now and every young girl will be aware of the danger being around todd james. this protest was not to destroy his life but to stand in the corner of a wonderful young girl who's life was turned upside down because of a sick person. The truth of todd james will show its ugly face soon enough and everyone will see.
wow man

Murfreesboro, TN

#21 May 10, 2012
Support Todd James wrote:
Todd James is an amazing person, and just because some girl cried wolf, or didn't feel comfortable getting her leg stretched out by someone who does that for a living, doesn't mean that he shouldn't be allowed in school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this man; the police investigated the case and found him innocent. Not to mention, the police also question 15 years of his past students who all had nothing but good things to say about him.
People like you are ruining this great man's life.
Get your facts straight before you say things like this that can ruin someone's life.
he did this to himself. what about this young girl who is now not able to go back to her school, be with all her friends, play all the sports she loved so much. were you out there the day this happened or the police. what evidence are you gonna find when a young girl is felt up by someone she trusted & then told she better not say a word or else. let your daughter or someone you love come to you with this. would you call her a cry baby,a liar.

1 more thing.
The protest was great. now every young girl is aware of this danger that todd james brings to marathon high school and if it helps one child.......IT WAS WORTH IT.
interesting

New Braintree, MA

#22 May 10, 2012
I ran track for the "wonderful" Todd James and he never offended me but I can see where his actions are offensive and over board. If more than one girl came forward (6) why are we questioning them?? What message are we sending????? Why are we giving the athletic director the benfit if the doubt but not the young girls in our community??? We are sending the message that we believe him and not them and that it is ok for him to touch and do whatever he wants and get away with it. These girls willbe scared for life and we will as a community will be the ones to blame. This is TRUELY a SHAME!!!
wow man

Murfreesboro, TN

#23 May 10, 2012
interesting wrote:
I ran track for the "wonderful" Todd James and he never offended me but I can see where his actions are offensive and over board. If more than one girl came forward (6) why are we questioning them?? What message are we sending????? Why are we giving the athletic director the benfit if the doubt but not the young girls in our community??? We are sending the message that we believe him and not them and that it is ok for him to touch and do whatever he wants and get away with it. These girls willbe scared for life and we will as a community will be the ones to blame. This is TRUELY a SHAME!!!
very well put.
wow man

Murfreesboro, TN

#24 May 10, 2012
Support Todd James wrote:
Todd James is an amazing person, and just because some girl cried wolf, or didn't feel comfortable getting her leg stretched out by someone who does that for a living, doesn't mean that he shouldn't be allowed in school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this man; the police investigated the case and found him innocent. Not to mention, the police also question 15 years of his past students who all had nothing but good things to say about him.
People like you are ruining this great man's life.
Get your facts straight before you say things like this that can ruin someone's life.
Some girl cried wolf. I wonder if this is Todd James who left this sick comment. I sure hope this young girl dont have to read your puke. Wonder why the person taking the comments off here dont get ride of yours. Your a sick person just like the people who let him back around our children.
Support Todd James

Cortland, NY

#27 May 11, 2012
Nobody on this site may have true facts. But one fact is for sure. Todd James' life is being ruined by people like you. So maybe you should all just back off of him. Leave him be. You are all just worried about some girl...what about him?
Just because there isn't a lot of evidence, doesn't mean he is guilty. And the accusation of him putting his hand up her shorts was a lie. Polygraph tests were performed to both the girl and Mr. James during this investigation.
Leave this poor man alone.
another marathon graduate

Sayre, PA

#28 May 11, 2012
It's not just this girl that has brought this issue to light. His past actions and behavior is a huge factor in all this. Students and faculty alike have said multiple things over his entire career at marathon. Nothing has ever been done about it. The line has been drawn and we will not let this continue to happen. If this is ruining his life so much he can move on to another school before his name is no good. All his supporters have stated what an asset he is. So any school should be glad to have him. If he cares so much about the students he should resign because he's making everyone uncomfortable, people protesting him and people protecting him alike. This will not stop.

Since: May 12

Sayre, PA

#29 May 11, 2012
Support Todd James said
"Polygraph tests were performed to both the girl and Mr. James during this investigation.
Leave this poor man alone."

I'm not exactly sure where you are getting your information from but it's most definitely not a reliable source. Must be the same source that has you believing Mr. "Wonderful" track coach could never commit such an act. There were no polygraph tests given in this investigation.

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