Popular South Hills Teacher Faces Sex Charges

WEST COVINA, Calif. A well-liked English teacher and track coach at South Hills High School in West Covina faces sex-related charges involving six female students. Full Story
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Anonymous

Hacienda Heights, CA

#1 Feb 28, 2007
I knew Andrew pretty well in high school and I must say this is shocking. I have a really hard time believing this. What are the details concerning this issue?
anonymous

Costa Mesa, CA

#2 Feb 28, 2007
i had mr barnes as a teacher, i knew him very well, and i must say that since i heard about this in december, i have a very hard time believing that he did it! he was always so careful around female students, i just cant believe this at all! im anxious to see the outcome of this. im on barnes' side all the way!
anonymous

Santa Monica, CA

#3 Feb 28, 2007
i still dont think he did it he has a motherfucken wife and she's pretty hot
- Annie

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2007
Apparently,the police have his computer and there are pictures of him with female students in inappropiate circumstances.The facts are his computer has evidence that he is a very sick, pervert. No one ever suspects their friends or people they consider "nice" or "cool". People like that woo kids, that is why they considered him the best teacher. He was in fact using them for his own sick pleasure. Being married has nothing to do with it.
sc1ooter

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Mar 1, 2007
TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY.. "OH WELL I KNEW HIM AND I CAN'T BELEIVE IT.. OR OH MY GOD HE WOULD NEVER ".. CRY ME A RIVER....
THE BASTARD IS SICK... HE BEFRIENDED THESE CHILDREN.. AND TOOK AWAY THEIR INNNOCENCE.... THIS GUYS SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL... AND LET THEM TAKE CARE OF HIM.....
WE NEVER KNOW HOW PEOPLE REALLY ARE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.... SO WE SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER AND ASSUME.. U KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ASSUME...
sc1ooter

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Mar 1, 2007
THERE ARE REALLY SICK AS TEACHERS OUT THERE... IT HAPPENED TO MY SON.. HE GOES TO CENTER MIDDLE SCHOOL IN AZUSA....HE THOUGHT IT WAS OK FOR HIM TO PLAY AROUND WITH MY SON... BY TOUCHING HIS PRIVATE BODY PARTS... HE DIDNT KNOW WHO HE WAS MESSING WITH...
Natrisima

West Covina, CA

#7 Mar 1, 2007
Mr.Barnes is an incredible English teacher. He really knew his stuff, so regardless of his actions after school or outside of school, I will always remember him as an awesome teacher. He actually filled our minds with information and knowledge. That is why people thought he was "awesome" and "cool". He was just a cool guy. People didn't worship him and he was not being more than a friend to students. In my opinion, knowing all the "victims", the main "victim" who accused him was completely in love with him. When i had his class LAST YEAR, she'd always walk in the class and just sit there, staring at him. It was creepy. She's also known for being a trouble maker/slut at our school, so I do have every reason to believe that because he got married, he shattered this girl's dream. So she wanted revenge and decided to ruin his life.
New York

Duarte, CA

#8 Mar 2, 2007
Yo!! peep this foolio's.... all yall are haters and aint nuttin wrong with gettin what's yours!
This mans a "HERO" ya heard!!
Monroe

AOL

#9 Mar 8, 2007
He's a stupid kid. Some boys take longer to grow into men than others.

A great teacher needs to be a grownup first.
Who knows how many girls were victims of his perverse antics.
These girls that have come forward are just the strong ones with understanding and concerned parents. They have been dealt a heavy burden.
It's their moral obligation to make sure he
doesn't work with children anymore.
Patty

New Albany, IN

#10 Mar 9, 2007
Where did you get this info?
- Annie wrote:
Apparently,the police have his computer and there are pictures of him with female students in inappropiate circumstances.The facts are his computer has evidence that he is a very sick, pervert. No one ever suspects their friends or people they consider "nice" or "cool". People like that woo kids, that is why they considered him the best teacher. He was in fact using them for his own sick pleasure. Being married has nothing to do with it.
JCC

Rialto, CA

#11 Mar 21, 2007
I love how all of you have tried this guy yourselves and found him guilty. Last I checked, our court system followed the principle that someone is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors do screw up from time to time. They are just attorneys who like to win cases and get convictions. Perhaps y'all ought to wait until there is some more concrete evidence before dismissing him as an evil human being. These girls could be lying...and if you believe 16-18 year old teenagers in Southern California are innocent little creatures, I've got a Bridge in Brooklyn connecting some underwater real estate in Florida to sell you.
Topper

AOL

#12 Mar 28, 2007
Sounds like Barnes really lowered his standards.

Quote from "Campus Times" online .. University of La Verne.

Andrew Barnes, an English teacher at South Hills High School in West Covina said that the No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002, directly affects the quality of instruction that students receive at the high school level.

“It creates an urgency for teachers to lower standards to ensure that no child is left behind,” Barnes said.“The result of this is a generalized lowering of the educational guidelines and goals for a student.”
anony

United States

#13 Apr 17, 2007
To Sc1ooter and Annie..mainly Sc1ooter

did you 2 even know his man? yes there were evidences.. and whats done is done and kant be rewinded.. but holy crap sc1ooter you dont seem like you know this man @ all so dont come around here and start dissing people like that. you dont even know the story. why dont you go worry about what happened to your son before yelling like a psychopath on other forums.

Annie, there was no "Own Sick Pleasure" Just evidences that gave the media more to destroy the mans life about

We're all here for ya barnes
Chang

Orange, CA

#14 Apr 18, 2007
To Annie

the police say they have his computer and there are pictures of him with students. they didnt say nothing bout inappropriate circumstances. plus they're probably pictures of him and students since he was a track coach, eng teacher, and multimedia productions teacher. so get ur facts straight.

BARNES IM WITH YOU 100% OF THE WAY.
sc1ooter

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Apr 20, 2007
hummmm to anony... it obvious you knew this man... and probally just a kid yourself... grow up.... the world is full of sick ass people... people who will gain your confidence and trust.. then turn around and hurt you.... unless you have children and it has happend to them.. u don't know the feeling or the things u see your kids go through..
Topper

AOL

#16 Apr 30, 2007
High School Teacher Given 2 Years As Sex Offender
(CBS) POMONA, Calif. A 26-year-old former English teacher and track coach at South Hills High School in West Covina was sentenced Monday to a two-year state prison term and ordered to register as a sex offender.
Andrew Joseph Barnes, who was sentenced by Pomona Superior Court Judge Jack Hunt, pleaded guilty last Friday to one felony count of using a minor for a prohibited act and two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.
The charges involved three female students at the school, who were all 17 years old, according to Deputy District Attorney Samer Hatout.
Defense attorney Leonard Levine said the felony charge involved using a minor in a photograph, while the misdemeanor charges involved "photos that were found on his computer."
"He takes full responsibility for his actions and obviously extremely poor use of judgment," Levine said, adding that his client is "very remorseful for what occurred."
sc1ooter

Los Angeles, CA

#17 May 1, 2007
HUMMMMMMMMMMMMM 2 YEARS PRISON HUH... AND PICTURES TO PROVE IT!!!! WHAT A DAMN SICKO.... WE NEED TO PROTECT OUT CHILDREN IN OUT SCHOOLS... THESE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS DON'T SEEM TO BE DOING A GOOD JOB AT PROTECTING THEM..... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO.....

NOW WHAT DO U HAVE TO SAY TO THAT ANONY!!!
mar

Pasadena, CA

#18 May 2, 2007
You seem very quick to judge Mr. Barnes. Did you sit in the courtroom and go through the process with him and his family? Until you have been involved in a case like this, you have no right to be so judgemental. I certainly hope nothing like this ever happens to you. Or, maybe I do. Because then, and only then, will you understand how unjust our "Justice" system actually is. It also is a shame that the media is allowed to portray people in which ever way they feel. It's obvious by sc1ooter's comments that ignorant people remain ignorant because they believe everything they read...
sc1ooter wrote:
HUMMMMMMMMMMMMM 2 YEARS PRISON HUH... AND PICTURES TO PROVE IT!!!! WHAT A DAMN SICKO.... WE NEED TO PROTECT OUT CHILDREN IN OUT SCHOOLS... THESE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS DON'T SEEM TO BE DOING A GOOD JOB AT PROTECTING THEM..... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO.....
NOW WHAT DO U HAVE TO SAY TO THAT ANONY!!!
sc1ooter

Los Angeles, CA

#19 May 4, 2007
mar wrote:
You seem very quick to judge Mr. Barnes. Did you sit in the courtroom and go through the process with him and his family? Until you have been involved in a case like this, you have no right to be so judgemental. I certainly hope nothing like this ever happens to you. Or, maybe I do. Because then, and only then, will you understand how unjust our "Justice" system actually is. It also is a shame that the media is allowed to portray people in which ever way they feel. It's obvious by sc1ooter's comments that ignorant people remain ignorant because they believe everything they read...
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talk about ignorant.... open you eyes..... he has been charged and convicted.... why do u protect him soooo are u a victim of him also.......... people like you is why our children go unprotected!!!
yea

Muskegon, MI

#20 May 5, 2007
WHo were the victims i had mR. Branes Last year and he was a great teacher and who was the main victim.
Natrisima wrote:
Mr.Barnes is an incredible English teacher. He really knew his stuff, so regardless of his actions after school or outside of school, I will always remember him as an awesome teacher. He actually filled our minds with information and knowledge. That is why people thought he was "awesome" and "cool". He was just a cool guy. People didn't worship him and he was not being more than a friend to students. In my opinion, knowing all the "victims", the main "victim" who accused him was completely in love with him. When i had his class LAST YEAR, she'd always walk in the class and just sit there, staring at him. It was creepy. She's also known for being a trouble maker/slut at our school, so I do have every reason to believe that because he got married, he shattered this girl's dream. So she wanted revenge and decided to ruin his life.

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