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Cops: Former Longwood teacher touched student -

There are 214 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Cops: Former Longwood teacher touched student -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A former Longwood Senior High School teacher has been charged with engaging in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old female student, Suffolk police announced Wednesday.

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So What

Ramsey, NJ

#25 Sep 13, 2007
sowhat wrote:
He should have been a priest.
and you a rabbi
School Standards

Morristown, NJ

#26 Sep 13, 2007
School Daze wrote:
This is the same district that when an administrator was confronted by yours truly about the dealing and usage of drugs inside the Longwood HS stated " We are no worse then any other school district"
So much for higher standards. So much for protecting our children.
I do not allow drug usage or dealing in my home.
I do not allow spitting or vulgarity in my home.
I do not allow the consumption of alcohol by minors in my home.
Is it too much to ask for a school to have the same standards I have in my home?
Don't all school's have these standards? what do you want? each student to be strip searched when they arrive each morning. i assume you'd have a problem with that also.
fishy

Morristown, NJ

#27 Sep 13, 2007
WOODY FROM ST JAMES wrote:
WHY DIDN'T THIS YOUNG FEMALE VICTIM REPORT THIS STORY IMMEDIATELY???......I THINK IT'S B.S
something smells fishy to me also. man i wish i knew i could make a TON of money just by accusing and then suing...oh and ruining someone's life in the process.

ps- i do NOT condone any of these actions but i personally know someone who's life has been ruined by FALSE acquisitions
DLB

Bronx, NY

#28 Sep 13, 2007
I had Mr. Faralan,
I also know his family. He has a wonderful wife, and a great mother-in-law whom my grandmother has known for years. In my opinion, these charges are ludicrous. Mr. Faralan was hard on his students at times, making sure they stayed on top of their work, but he tried to make his classes interesting. Never did he lay a hand on me or anywhere nears my desk for that matter unless you called him over to ask a question. He was always at the board, or his desk. He did move to be closer to his family in California, a few short months after he and his wife had a child. To even claim it was otherwise when you know nothing about his family life is incredibly disgusting. I hope this girl is not lying, I don’t know what she’d have to gain for doing so. But Mr. Faralan has a lot to lose, even just being blamed. As of now, it is he who has my support; Longwood’s teachers are for the most part, hard working in a district full of drugs, underage sex, and various other issues {piercing being done in bathrooms}.
Thanks to Mr. Faralan, my low math grades jumped up into the B range, by senior year, I was back on track, graduated and attended Long Island University my first year of college with a 3.4 average. My support is for him and his family, that they make it through these accusations safe and sound.
Megan

Orinda, CA

#29 Sep 13, 2007
I used to go to Longwood High School and I am disgusted at this man. How can a teacher do such a stupid thing. A high school student isn't stupid, he or she knows when a teacher is doing something out of line. Now this teacher has made an ass out of himself, the poor girl and the school. Shame on him. Hopefully the teachers of the world can stop being molesters and do their jobs.
ever change jobs

Morristown, NJ

#30 Sep 13, 2007
What is that all about wrote:
He resigned without controversy in June two years ago in order to be closer to family. Yeah, right! A model family man!
you've never changed jobs before or moved? maybe YOU haven't but people change jobs and move all the time.
bears

Lincolnshire, IL

#31 Sep 13, 2007
Known him for over 15 yrs. He would never.
idiot stick

Brooklyn, NY

#36 Sep 13, 2007
With all the new technology we should have teacher and student cams in all of the classrooms and no teacher should ever be alone with any kid for BOTH of their protection!
03 longwood

Morganville, NJ

#37 Sep 13, 2007
Im so suprised at Mr. Faralan. But again im not. He always was flirty with the girls. Its the matter of time before you pay when you play ! Again a person in his position should never bother with such an act. His wife is real beautiful and he had a great carreer. So much for that now.. MORON !!!!!
Longwood CSD resident

Jamaica, NY

#39 Sep 13, 2007
1. Where is Middle Island High School?????, there is no such school, it's called Longwood High School!!!

2. This district is for the most part pretty respectable, however there are always a few "special touched" teahers / administrators. There was an incident on a bus of Kindergarten thru 4th graders where a child (boy) 1st grade?? was talking about men going to the bathroom on women and putting objects in each other rear ends. When I told the assistant principal of the Ridge School, I was told this is the world we live in today and no action could be taken!! So I told my kids that if that boy bothered them or tried to touch them they had my full permission to punch, kick or do whatever it takes and I would support them. Hey I tried to do the right thing and they didn't want to hear it.
Longwood CSD resident

Jamaica, NY

#40 Sep 13, 2007
School Daze wrote:
This is the same district that when an administrator was confronted by yours truly about the dealing and usage of drugs inside the Longwood HS stated " We are no worse then any other school district"
So much for higher standards. So much for protecting our children.
I do not allow drug usage or dealing in my home.
I do not allow spitting or vulgarity in my home.
I do not allow the consumption of alcohol by minors in my home.
Is it too much to ask for a school to have the same standards I have in my home?
The problems aren't coming from Ridge for the most part!!! We all know were they are coming from.
truthful

Denver, CO

#41 Sep 13, 2007
wow, teachers are becoming the new priests on LI....
Longwood CSD resident

Jamaica, NY

#42 Sep 13, 2007
Longwood isTrailer TRASH wrote:
Not surprised since that aread is the armpit of LONG ISLAND. Lot's of WT out there.
Oh and Melville is such a prize!! Route 110 is so scenic.
charlie

Old Bridge, NJ

#43 Sep 13, 2007
No doubt there are pervs working in schools, just like everywhere else, and it is awful especially in schools.
But it should be noted that innocent teachers' career's have been ruined before, only to have the student recant on their story months later.
It shouldn't shock you that on occasion adolescents can be pretty vengeful when someone gives them a hard time about something, like making them do work they don't want to do. After they recant, the correction in the pper is much smaler thn the headline as, and the guy's life is already ruined.
If her story is true, the guy deserves the punishment, but why all the pre-judgement? You've got a number of former students posting here in disbelief who probably can speak for this teacher better than any of us. Wait for the facts.
And some kids, EVEN AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, are trained to fish for lawsuits. You don't think this is outn of the question in the Jerry Springer/Maury Povich TV era?

And as to the principal who siad "We have about as much drug use as any other school..." that sounds to me like a statement of fact rather than throwing his hands up in the air in resignation. What EXACTLY do you want him to do? Hire security guards to stand in all the bathrooms? Put cameras in the bathrooms?
Both would be expensive (your school tax $$ that you spend the rest of your day complaining about.) It would also be illegal or ineffective.
What they can do is set a clear and well publicized policy on such matters, and severely punish those who are caught.
But, guess what -- this problem comes from the HOME and the COMMUNITY as a whole. What are YOU doing about it with them?
Headliner

Bronx, NY

#44 Sep 13, 2007
There's a big difference between inappropriately touching someone and engaging in oral or anal sex, no? And it took a year for her to come forward? And then a year for them to come to some sort of conclusion? More to this?
Know your Perverts

AOL

#45 Sep 13, 2007
do you think he had longwood when he was doing the touching?
Headliner

Bronx, NY

#46 Sep 13, 2007
Megan wrote:
I used to go to Longwood High School and I am disgusted at this man. How can a teacher do such a stupid thing. A high school student isn't stupid, he or she knows when a teacher is doing something out of line. Now this teacher has made an ass out of himself, the poor girl and the school. Shame on him. Hopefully the teachers of the world can stop being molesters and do their jobs.
Well now, I guess we all missed the part about him being tried, convicted and sentenced, haven't we? Care to give us the details of his trial? Oh, and I wasn't aware that the "teachers of the world" were all being charged with being molesters, only this one guy.
so much for Longwood

Morganville, NJ

#48 Sep 13, 2007
Whats next at Longwood ? We have had threats , scares , violence , gangs, deaths , student pedofilias and now TEACHERS Engaging on students.... Man O MAN !
Bill Ottinger

Mineola, NY

#49 Sep 13, 2007
People should remember that he is innocent until proven guilty. A sixteen year old says he "touched" her a year after it happens and police have to go to California to arrest him. Does anybody think maybe we go too far with this kind of thing?
Relax

Jamaica, NY

#50 Sep 13, 2007
so much for Longwood wrote:
Whats next at Longwood ? We have had threats , scares , violence , gangs, deaths , student pedofilias and now TEACHERS Engaging on students.... Man O MAN !
Longwood is a big district with a lot of people and students so of course these things will seem more common.
Sachem is just as bad or worse however there must be a lot of Newsday Employees in that district so it never gets published.

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