East High needs new band director

East High needs new band director

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Playing a new song

Morristown, TN

#1 Feb 14, 2011
East High band director releived of his duties, anybody know why?
East High Band Member

Morristown, TN

#2 Feb 14, 2011
He's on leave. Just leave it at that please. If it was any of your business, then you would know why.
Intriqued

Morristown, TN

#3 Feb 14, 2011
That's actually not true Member. Students (band members)are told ONLY as much as has to be told. Their parents usually know way more than they do....way more. Just leave it at that please.
concerned band parent

Hermitage, TN

#4 Feb 14, 2011
Playing a new song wrote:
East High band director releived of his duties, anybody know why?
He was arrested Friday nite at the school for drug possession, just check the public record at the jail. Hope he gets the help he needs!!!!
Keith Stone

United States

#5 Feb 14, 2011
Keystone kops messing with an honest man. What an unsettling injustice to be privy to. Why hassle him? Arrest everyone, oh yeah just lock up 90% of the population.
student

Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 14, 2011
i was sad when i heard about what happened.i found out much sooner than most people did, and i was shocked. i hope he gets the help he needs and gets his life back together. he was a real nice person, and was honest. just had a few problems like anyone else, he is just one of the unfortunate ones that got caught.
Intriqued

Morristown, TN

#7 Feb 15, 2011
I understand your loss, however, people with these problems do't need to be in charge of school age students. I know the high school students knew something was going on, the mood swings and changes in behavior were a definite clue. Maybe the elementary age kids were unaware and I'm sure are surprised that he isn't there. Its really a shame and unfortunately this is happening to too many good people. We need to pray for them all.
Grumpy

Morristown, TN

#8 Feb 15, 2011
All you have to do is read the Citizen Tribune all the details are there. I just hate it took 2 years to figure out the problem.
Off the beaten path

United States

#9 Feb 15, 2011
For those of us who don't see the Tribune, what's the scoop?
You're not saying there was a meth lab in someone's office, are you?
concerned band parent

Hermitage, TN

#10 Feb 15, 2011
student wrote:
i was sad when i heard about what happened.i found out much sooner than most people did, and i was shocked. i hope he gets the help he needs and gets his life back together. he was a real nice person, and was honest. just had a few problems like anyone else, he is just one of the unfortunate ones that got caught.
it's not unfortunate when you are doing something that is breaking the law and putting your students at risk!!!!!
Another Band Member

Morristown, TN

#11 Feb 15, 2011
Please stop. He isn't a bad person and it's not anyones business.
Sharon Wesson

United States

#12 Feb 15, 2011
Another Band Member wrote:
Please stop. He isn't a bad person and it's not anyones business.
NOT ANYONE'S BUSINESS???!
ARE YOU CRAZY?
He is alone with our children. Teachers are supposed to be respectable, decent people who the kids can look up to and trust.
THIS IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS!

“I am The Headline”

Since: Jan 11

Right Here By God

#13 Feb 15, 2011
Another Band Member wrote:
Please stop. He isn't a bad person and it's not anyones business.
He is a bad person...he's a dopehead and on top of all that an authority figure...im sure the next thing to come out is how he did dope and had sex with some band members....this guy is a animal and should be treated as such...i hope he's brought up on severe charges and the judge throws the book at him....let him go off to Brushy Mountain and be someones butt buddy
Whoaa

Morristown, TN

#14 Feb 15, 2011
Mr Pretty Stud wrote:
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He is a bad person...he's a dopehead and on top of all that an authority figure...im sure the next thing to come out is how he did dope and had sex with some band members....this guy is a animal and should be treated as such...i hope he's brought up on severe charges and the judge throws the book at him....let him go off to Brushy Mountain and be someones butt buddy
You DUMB HICK! No one has 'had sex with band members'. Before you open your mouth make sure you know the facts. You sound like an imbecile. And No it is no one's business but his family, his students, the parents of his students and a co-worker. Period. End of STORY. If you don't have anything to do with that band keep your mouth shut and out of this situation. You ignorant hicks.
Jack

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2011
Whoaa wrote:
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You DUMB HICK! No one has 'had sex with band members'. Before you open your mouth make sure you know the facts. You sound like an imbecile. And No it is no one's business but his family, his students, the parents of his students and a co-worker. Period. End of STORY. If you don't have anything to do with that band keep your mouth shut and out of this situation. You ignorant hicks.
Ignorant hicks? I don't think so. We aren't the ones addicted to dope.
By the way, why do you think they call it 'dope'?
Why don't you just take a deep breath and relax. Sit back in your favorite chair and treat yourself to a nice cup of STFU.
free thinker

Morristown, TN

#16 Feb 15, 2011
Keith Stone wrote:
Keystone kops messing with an honest man. What an unsettling injustice to be privy to. Why hassle him? Arrest everyone, oh yeah just lock up 90% of the population.
While I appreciate your defense of someone who has problems, the matter of taking illegal drugs and especially using them around students are major infractions. I would expect that you are a very young person whose friends and possibly family members are at the least casual drug users. This environment may make you believe that the majority of people abuse drugs but that is far from the truth. This man should have been arrested and kept away from children, especially in a school setting. I sincerely hope he gets help and is able to get off drugs and straighten out his life.
Whoaa

Morristown, TN

#17 Feb 15, 2011
Jack wrote:
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Ignorant hicks? I don't think so. We aren't the ones addicted to dope.
By the way, why do you think they call it 'dope'?
Why don't you just take a deep breath and relax. Sit back in your favorite chair and treat yourself to a nice cup of STFU.
HaH! Don't think I will. I don't think anyone was talking about dope. But, accusing him of having sex with a band member is ridiculous. Not only is it a complete lie, but a total insult to the integrity of the band. And yes, saying things like that does make someone an ignorant hick. So no I will not 'Sit back in your favorite chair and treat yourself to a nice cup of STFU'. Not only is he accusing him of having sex with a band member, but he is also accusing a band member of allowing it to happen.
What I know

Morristown, TN

#18 Feb 15, 2011
I AM a band parent and I have been getting complaints from my child for 1 1/2 yrs now. The kids aren't blind and could see that he wasn't the same person from 1 day to the next. He failed to show up for important events, cancelled some, and chose to "opt out" of others. This years field show wasn't even completed until the end of the season.(Much time was spent running laps and doing push-ups. While there's nothing wrong with discipline, our field shows suffered for it. Misguided efforts...)At any rate, when I complained I was treated like a meddeling mama and was always assured that they would look into it and get back with me if the situation warranted. Yeah right! This man has a problem and needs help. BUT, my child should not be made to suffer because of HIS problems. Why not drug test teachers? Everybody else has to be tested. This problem could have been averted years ago. Don't tell me its none of MY business....show me why it will NOT be allowed to happen again!
Tribune Knows Best

Nashville, TN

#19 Feb 15, 2011
Yes, front page of paper, Dustin Turley caught under the influence while leading the band at Friday night's game. He was also caught with pills. I'd imagine he will lose his job!
Top Dawg

Morristown, TN

#20 Feb 15, 2011
I know this young gentleman personally.
This is an injustice to a talented individual and a school system that needs a Great director just like Dustin Turley.
He has suferred through alot of personal trauma and a Terrible motor cycle accident.
Through this he was there for the students at East, meadowveiw, russleville, John Hay, that i know of.
He was there for your child when they started loving and learning music with him.
He has had a very very hectic schedule not to mention lack of usable instuments baby sitting your child at games,listening to all their troubles, personal mostly. I know he has mine. He has always had a extremly great influnce on my child. He is a VERY GOOD PERSON.
He should have been pulled to the side and some one should have called some one to take care of him.
It is very unfortunate that the person in charge of his arrest,could not know the damage they have done to Mr. Turley and his students whom will no dought stage a sit in or something like that.
He did not deserve to be publicly humiliated like this.
Band parents need to stand behind him.
He needs help.
I for one will not be influenced by his one mistake, and at no time were those kids in danger .These are teens, really.
East should stand behind him!
Remember he didnt publicly humiliate your child every time they messed up.

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