Harrison High Teacher Arrested on Sex Charge

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Cobb County police have charged a high school music teacher with sexually assaulting a student. Full Story
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Boo

Norcross, GA

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Another one from Cobb County? Wow Cobb County, your catching up with the other
counties.
WA transplant

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 15, 2008
WHAT is WRONG with teachers today?? No wonder the failure rate of our students is so high ... no one is focusing on teaching and studying !!!
Wow

Roswell, GA

#3 Apr 15, 2008
I don't get it. Why would someone do something that's so studpid when they have everything to loose?
lynn

Marietta, GA

#4 Apr 15, 2008
Why don't they put the older teachers in the schools like they used to? We didn't have all this crap going on that we see now. But also kids are different. Some are much more violent and disrespectful.
Douglasville Mom

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 15, 2008
Because he was thinking with the wrong HEAD! And believe me, these girls these days, and for that matter, these boys, will do unspeakable things in order to get ahead. But, that does not excuse the teacher. At the first sign of "trouble" he should have immediately went to his supervisors. Like I said, he was thinking with the wrong head. All it takes is one accusation by some "kid" and the teachers life and career are over.
Wow wrote:
I don't get it. Why would someone do something that's so studpid when they have everything to loose?
ng_speaking

United States

#6 Apr 15, 2008
lynn wrote:
Why don't they put the older teachers in the schools like they used to? We didn't have all this crap going on that we see now. But also kids are different. Some are much more violent and disrespectful.
Because they do not want to pay them well. They rather hire teachers who have no experience with children so they can pay them nothing. You get what you pay for. My husband has been trying to get a teaching job in GA for a while but because of his age they refuse to hire him. He is an excellent teacher with a great reputation. It's a shame this is happening to children.
Music Teacher

Jersey, GA

#7 Apr 15, 2008
I am appalled by this action. However, I am also concerned about the behavior of the student. Was this man set up to fall, or did he hang himself? Too many unknowns. Children are children, no matter if they're 8 months or 18 years old. We as teachers must be professional. Parents must be parents and teach their children to dress, speak, and act modestly. It's not happeneing, so we can all point a finger at ourselves.
Jimmy

Cleveland, GA

#8 Apr 15, 2008
If he was stupid enough to have a relationship with a student, he deserves to pay for it.

I hope there is evidence and not just charges.

In situations like this, teachers lose, even if they have done nothing wrong. A reputation, job and career can be gone in an instant. There is no defence.

“Are you freaking kidding me?”

Since: Dec 07

Douglasville, Ga

#9 Apr 15, 2008
Wow I hope it was worth it? You will never work around kids again.
Sumac

Atlanta, GA

#10 Apr 15, 2008
Of course he is a man so he will go to jail for a long time. However if it was a woman teacher out in less than 6 months. Equality right!
LBAtl

Atlanta, GA

#11 Apr 15, 2008
Given the fact that this type of crap is in the news all the time, why are so many teachers so stupid? Yea, I realize that they think with the wrong "heads" but come on - this is not only your job but your career!
nursie1

Powder Springs, GA

#13 Apr 15, 2008
I'm not blaming the student, but parents need to pay more attention to the things their kids are doing. I can tell you first hand that the parents of the girls that text and call my teenage son would (hopefully) be very embarassed and shocked at how their little girls are coming on to guys. This "teacher" deserves the maximum for getting involved with a child.
msmith9

Grand Prairie, TX

#14 Apr 15, 2008
Don't stand, Don't stand so cloe to me!
msmith9

Grand Prairie, TX

#15 Apr 15, 2008
Asta Lavista Baby
lynn

Marietta, GA

#16 Apr 15, 2008
Sumac wrote:
Of course he is a man so he will go to jail for a long time. However if it was a woman teacher out in less than 6 months. Equality right!
You are so right on that. And a woman can even do it a second time with a slap on the wrist and get off probation early. Shouldn't matter whether male or female, wrong is wrong.
Kat

Woodstock, GA

#17 Apr 15, 2008
I've had one son graduate from Harrison and have another one there now. If he truly did have a relationship with this young girl nothing will excuse it, he's the adult and he knew better. However, have you seen how the young girls act and dress in the schools these days? Many (not all) of them dress and act much older than are. They strive to look and act sexy. I have myself on several occasions seen them throw themselves at these young male teachers. We parents need to take some responsibility here. We need to stop letting our kids think they are mini adults with no rules or consequences. I also think uniforms should be seriously considered. The Prada needs to stay at home.
not surprised

Northbrook, IL

#18 Apr 15, 2008
I have a daughter at this school...I'm sure the Admin II staff will blame the student. when you try to deal with this administration (from the principal on down) it's always the teacher's perfect and the students a criminal...shameful. My son will be going to a private school.
wow2

United States

#19 Apr 15, 2008
shame on both of them, at 17 she knew what she was doing. they both should take responsibility.

Since: Apr 08

Utica, NY

#21 Apr 15, 2008
from Texas, huh
i wonder why he left? might be interesting!
Kat

Woodstock, GA

#23 Apr 15, 2008
I've had one son graduate from Harrison and have another one there now. If he truly did have a relationship with this young girl nothing will excuse it, he's the adult and he knew better. However, have you seen how the young girls act and dress in the schools these days? Many (not all) of them dress and act much older than are. They strive to look and act sexy. I have myself on several occasions seen them throw themselves at these young male teachers. We parents need to take some responsibility here. We need to stop letting our kids think they are mini adults with no rules or consequences. I think that uniforms would also be something to think about. The Prada needs to stay at home.

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