Knew It Would Happen

Mount Washington, KY

#1 Jan 14, 2010
Hey, everyone should go check out the WSAZ news site, Kentucky State Police Site, or any of the major papers in the area. Jason Chapman (Russell Ind. Orchestra Director) has been arrested for messing with an underage female student. SHOCK!! I mean really, who couldn't have seen this coming?
John

Flatwoods, KY

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Anyone know anything about this
Disillusioned

Frisco, TX

#3 Jan 17, 2010
It's become obvious now why his wife left him. My daughter is a junior and has idolized him since 3rd grade, now she is sick and heartbroken. There is more to this "man" than meets the eye and I'd like to know who else knew. I'm sure many people will support him, but I won't. In fact, I believe as a family, we are done with Russell. My husband and I no longer trust the judgement of the administrators.
nowhere2go

Ashland, KY

#4 Jan 17, 2010
well, if you look on the other threads in the surrounding areas, there are threads on coaches "involved" with some of the students. There is one at Ashland, Raceland, and Greenup, haven't heard anything on Fairview yet, but you may have to go across the river....just sayin, I don't think this is just happening at Russell....
Will answer

Ashland, KY

#5 Jan 17, 2010
Apparently one parent complained of inapproiate behavious some 3 years back. She was told they would take her complaint under advisement and "investigate" ...the upshot was nothing came of it. My read between the lines on the situation is that the admn swept stuff (that we cant even imagine) under the rug ..
Parent

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Jan 18, 2010
When the orchestra went to Europe there were reports of incredibly innapropriate behavior and drinking going on with the students with Jason Chapman knowing about the drinking, contributing to the deliquency of these kids. I myself called the school more than once to ask that they look into the coplaints and nothing was ever done about it. They just kept telling me they'd get to the bottom of it. Nothing ever came of it.
parents

Ironton, OH

#7 Jan 21, 2010
He will be taken care of now. Plenty of evidence against him.
wow

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Jan 29, 2010
I don't know the full situation, but correct me if I'm wrong. He has been accused, not convicted. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but I think innocent till proven guilty. Rumors and hearsay always goes on at schools. There was boyd county teacher accused of rape of couple years ago and he was acquitted...turned out the girls were lying. Very judgmental and actually sad that you get on her talking about something you clearly know nothing about. If he's found guilty then that will play out, but at least don't condemn someone just b/c you wanna talk and gossip. And FYI...these students are angel and innocent...These kids know more about sex and drugs and what not than any generation before them. These teenagers are just as much a problem. You may not like hearing that, but it's the truth. THis girl will not suffer nearly as much Chapman will whether he's innocent or not.
OMG

Dallas, TX

#9 Jan 29, 2010
wow wrote:
I don't know the full situation, but correct me if I'm wrong. He has been accused, not convicted. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but I think innocent till proven guilty. Rumors and hearsay always goes on at schools. There was boyd county teacher accused of rape of couple years ago and he was acquitted...turned out the girls were lying. Very judgmental and actually sad that you get on her talking about something you clearly know nothing about. If he's found guilty then that will play out, but at least don't condemn someone just b/c you wanna talk and gossip. And FYI...these students are angel and innocent...These kids know more about sex and drugs and what not than any generation before them. These teenagers are just as much a problem. You may not like hearing that, but it's the truth. THis girl will not suffer nearly as much Chapman will whether he's innocent or not.
Innocent until proven guilty?! Absolutely!! But to suggest this girl is in any way part of the problem is outrageous! This didn't happen between two teenagers that go to school together. This was between an juvenile girl and her grown, 32 year old teacher! Even if she initiated it, it was his job as a teacher and adult to say one word....NO!! Am I to assume that when a woman gets raped, you feel she deserved it because she was flirting or because her skirt was too short?! It is the respondibility of adults, parents and yes, teachers to protect children and young teenagers from themselves as well as the world. If we don't, how can we expect them to learn right from wrong.

I have always liked Mr. Chapman, but he should have said no.
Russell Parent

Ashland, KY

#10 Jan 30, 2010
He has plead guilty, so the innocent until proven guilty theory is out the window. He is slime.
OMG

Dallas, TX

#11 Jan 30, 2010
I do not believe he has plead, he hasn't been indicted yet. The grand jury hasn't heard the case yet.
nick

Whitney, TX

#12 Feb 8, 2010
i had Chapman in 3rd grade when he taught at Russell primary school... his first year... he always said i had good musical talent i played violin for two years, now i play drums and i owe some of that to him. its too bad that he had to have such a weak will b/c he wasn't too bad of a guy. i think that girl is just as much to blame as him. even though he should have been the adult in the situation. but hey, thats just one persons opinion of many!
callait123

United States

#13 Dec 17, 2010
Haha if all of you parents think that your kids are not doing drugs, having sex, or at least talking to each other about it by 8th grade then you need to open your eyes. I'm 21now, went to Russell and smoked pot by the time I was in 7th grade. My best friend at the time had already been having sex with her 9th grader boyfriend. Its the reality of things. As far as Jason goes, I was in the orchestra for almost 9 years...he made me love music, and I watched as teachers and principals alike gave him hell every day in class for no reason. Total assholes to us as well. If he did do it, I will be sad, but he deserves punishment. But do you really think that he's the only one, at any school, messing with your kids?
1 more parent

United States

#14 Dec 18, 2010
I to complained & nothing was done about hem. my child is in high school now & I have herd the same things about votec teacher ms Renfroe. The school nows about her to and nothing is ever done.
Alumni

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Dec 18, 2010
Her mother is asst super. That might be the reason nothing is getting done. I know what you mean though.
WOW

Ashland, KY

#16 Dec 21, 2010
Who was the girl he '' messed around with ''?
student

Chesapeake, OH

#17 Jan 11, 2011
She is a whiney a@@ and her mom is even worse,
cat

Owingsville, KY

#18 Feb 15, 2011
He was my teacher, and he was telling us that he was "leaving" because he liked his drugs too much, and he was flirting with some SIXTH grade girls. while he was tuning my instrument, he told me that he dated some girls after they got out of highschool. i believe that he was unstable after his wife left him, and that he never got over her. Also, he never showed up to class, and I would have to teach the class. he is guilty.

“Haters gonna hate”

Since: Feb 11

Somewhere in Kentucky

#19 Feb 16, 2011
So, when he was "tuning your instrument" did he use his hands or his mouth?

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