Byron Center teacher arrested for inappropriate photos of student

Investigators say a Byron Center High School teacher took inappropriate photos of a student in class. Full Story
First Prev
of 15
Next Last
Katie

Portage, MI

#1 Aug 1, 2007
He was my Track Coach!!

scaryy.

Byron Center is getting a not so good name anymore. whats up with that?
FormerBC

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Aug 2, 2007
Sad thing is they ran Gerry Chrane out of town on a rail several years ago. Looks like he wasn't the one they had to worry about.
BCparent

Byron Center, MI

#3 Aug 2, 2007
Mr. Sanger served our school and students for years without incident. He'd never done anything unlawful, and may yet be cleared. As for Gerry Crane - we weren't "worried." He was no threat. It's just odd to openly tout ones sexual preferences while holding a job that requires leading young adults. Probably many others could confess to other bizarre practices, but are wise enough to keep private things private.
JMS

United States

#4 Aug 2, 2007
What is it with all of the perverted teachers getting caught lately? I fear for the time when my 3 girls get into High School.

Unfortunately it's a known fact that pedophiles and other perverts take jobs where they can be close to their prey.
John M

Rockford, MI

#5 Aug 2, 2007
Well I for one am a father of three boys, middle and high school ages. Last year I walked into my son's high school to pick him up for a dentist appointment and my jaw about hit the floor with some of the attire they are letting these girls get away with wearing. I am not condoning the actions of the teacher but if you as a school system allow these girls to flaunt their bodies everyday in front of male teachers this stuff is inevitably going to happen. Now I am not saying that strict dress codes will stop these crimes but I'm positive you would definately see a drop in them. What I saw was girls wearing skirts that were so short they were barely covering their underwear, and thongs hanging out, cleavege showing. I was appalled but this is the reality of what is going on in our schools today. The schools have policy's banning alcohol and drug reference shirts, or anything containg guns or violence but to dress like a street walker is completely acceptable?
PAS - GRAND RAPIDS

Saint Charles, IL

#6 Aug 2, 2007
FormerBC wrote:
Sad thing is they ran Gerry Chrane out of town on a rail several years ago. Looks like he wasn't the one they had to worry about.
I second that wholeheartedly!
Lucy

Rockford, MI

#7 Aug 2, 2007
Hmmmmm. I'm not so sure about this one. There have been a couple of *wolf* cries around this area lately.
mom from GH

Montague, MI

#8 Aug 2, 2007
John M wrote:
the attire they are letting these girls get away with wearing. What I saw was girls wearing skirts that were so short they were barely covering their underwear, and thongs hanging out, cleavege showing.
I agree with you. I said something to my son once who graduated in 2006 and he told me that most of those girls don't have underwear on.
Jenna

Riverdale, MI

#9 Aug 2, 2007
John M wrote:
Well I for one am a father of three boys, middle and high school ages. Last year I walked into my son's high school to pick him up for a dentist appointment and my jaw about hit the floor with some of the attire they are letting these girls get away with wearing. I am not condoning the actions of the teacher but if you as a school system allow these girls to flaunt their bodies everyday in front of male teachers this stuff is inevitably going to happen. Now I am not saying that strict dress codes will stop these crimes but I'm positive you would definately see a drop in them. What I saw was girls wearing skirts that were so short they were barely covering their underwear, and thongs hanging out, cleavege showing. I was appalled but this is the reality of what is going on in our schools today. The schools have policy's banning alcohol and drug reference shirts, or anything containg guns or violence but to dress like a street walker is completely acceptable?
Very good point...and I agree with you. I have 3 girls at home that like to play dress up like the older girls. And I will not let them leave the house dressed like that. And certainly not to school! This is very scary to me.
Shali

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Aug 4, 2007
I think it's a load of crap. I GO to the school, and I'm almost one hundred percent positive he was framed.

The story doesn't add up. Not just that, but I'd heard freshmen talking about how they didn't like him.

These kids are just such spoiled, arrogant brats. Their parents believe anything their children tell them. It's absolutely ridiculous, given that these SAME BRATS post HALF NAKED pictures of themselves on myspace.
Ignorance

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Aug 4, 2007
John M wrote:
Well I for one am a father of three boys, middle and high school ages. Last year I walked into my son's high school to pick him up for a dentist appointment and my jaw about hit the floor with some of the attire they are letting these girls get away with wearing. I am not condoning the actions of the teacher but if you as a school system allow these girls to flaunt their bodies everyday in front of male teachers this stuff is inevitably going to happen. Now I am not saying that strict dress codes will stop these crimes but I'm positive you would definately see a drop in them. What I saw was girls wearing skirts that were so short they were barely covering their underwear, and thongs hanging out, cleavege showing. I was appalled but this is the reality of what is going on in our schools today. The schools have policy's banning alcohol and drug reference shirts, or anything containg guns or violence but to dress like a street walker is completely acceptable?
I totally agree with you on how these kids dress and act today but that does not give a grown man a right to do what he did. Just the same goes for any woman who might have an inkling to do something like this.
The guy was wrong and should be punished for it.
As far as the kids my daughter will never be able to walk around looking like that because if I ever found out she was dressing like that I would burn all her clothes and make her dress like a nun. Or course that goes for my son also, his pants will be pulled up not hanging down his legs and letting everyone see his boxers. My children are taught to respect themselves and their bodies and if the kids do not like them for dressing that way then so be it. They would not have been to good of friends anyhow.
How many times as a parent have you heard "But so and so's moom lets her wear that" or hey so and so wears his pants like that its the in thing to do"? I tell my kids that I am their parent and they are not thugs and/or prostitutes so they will dress appropriately.
Parents need to pay more attention nowadays.
Someone

United States

#12 Aug 4, 2007
Everyone who is talking about the dress code and how girls dress. How do u know she was wearing a skirt that was revealing? Ummm..u don't! OK! So stop saying that is the issue, cuz you have no idea how she was dressing.
BCparent

Byron Center, MI

#13 Aug 8, 2007
Ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally agree with you on how these kids dress and act today but that does not give a grown man a right to do what he did... The guy was wrong and should be punished for it.
That remains to be seen. I for one think he will be cleared. Then we'll see who deserves punishment.
Jenna

Riverdale, MI

#14 Aug 8, 2007
Someone wrote:
Everyone who is talking about the dress code and how girls dress. How do u know she was wearing a skirt that was revealing? Ummm..u don't! OK! So stop saying that is the issue, cuz you have no idea how she was dressing.
Nobody said that they saw her, and that this was how she was dressed. Someone merely stated their experience at another school, and voiced an opinion on the way girls dress now days, and the schools permitting it. Do you have a guilty concience about something?
Someone

United States

#15 Aug 8, 2007
Yea but you guys are changing things around and blaming it on the girl!
BCStudent

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Aug 10, 2007
...because I KNOW WHO IT WAS THAT REPORTED HIM, and I don't believe her. I think she framed him to get him in trouble.

He needs to be cleared. I don't believe he did that; he has a daughter who goes to school with me AND he has NO previous record.

If you didn't know him, you really have no room to speak, now do you?
BCStudent

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Aug 10, 2007
Someone wrote:
Everyone who is talking about the dress code and how girls dress. How do u know she was wearing a skirt that was revealing? Ummm..u don't! OK! So stop saying that is the issue, cuz you have no idea how she was dressing.
And tell me, do you? Supposedly he "secretly" took pictures of her. Right in front of the class? I don't think so.
sandy

Saginaw, MI

#18 Aug 10, 2007
remember,there is always more to the story. The news always tells you who has been charged with something but never gives the real story. That man wouldn't hurt a flea. He has done more to help kids then anyone I have ever known, he would give the shirt off of his back. I say this with 100% assurance!!!!
sandy

Saginaw, MI

#19 Aug 10, 2007
The truth will come out in the end. Remember lawyers don't let you say anything to the press or other people for fear things will get turned around. It must be hard to not be able to openly defend yourself. I will never be able to believe what I hear in the papers or the news again. I can't belive how things get so turned around. It is also scary how many someone can say anything about someone and then they have to spend months defending themselves. I hate things that happen like this. There are weird guys that do stuff like this but there are also good guys. the problem is that even after someone is proven innocent , people still always wonder if there was anything to the story. It's a good thing that God has the last word and he is still on the throne.
Caren

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Aug 10, 2007
Whatever happened to "Innocent until proven guilty"? I don't believe a 15 year old girl's story when she says that he took a picture of her underware when she said it happened when she was at his desk in front of a whole classroom of students. Get real now!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 15
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Grand Rapids Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Experience a historical Christmas in downtown G... 57 min MandM 44
College football roundup: Ohio State starts the... (Sep '13) 1 hr Buffalo Bull 1,476
sony balony 5 hr Mr Wiggley 2
3 reasons Grand Rapids-area Muslims want to ope... 13 hr tom_ 21
City of Pentecost Christmas program 14 hr COP OUTREACH 1
Put Tolls on Our Interstate Highways 17 hr Really 15
The curse of success - america 20 hr Idea Maker 2
Grand Rapids Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Grand Rapids People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Grand Rapids News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Grand Rapids

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 3:44 pm PST

NBC Sports 3:44PM
Lions preparing for the cold - NBC Sports
Bleacher Report 3:47 PM
Cutler's Benching Too Little, Too Late for Bears
NBC Sports 6:32 PM
Week 16 skill-position injury report — Thursday
NBC Sports 7:47 PM
Golden Tate excited for Jimmy Clausen to get another starting opportunity
NBC Sports 7:47 PM
Golden Tate excited for Jimmy Clausen to get another starting opportunity