Norwalk teacher arrested for allegedl...

Norwalk teacher arrested for allegedly sleeping with student

There are 56 comments on the Norwalk Citizen News story from May 1, 2010, titled Norwalk teacher arrested for allegedly sleeping with student. In it, Norwalk Citizen News reports that:

Parents and students are describing John Randy Tate -- the Brien McMahon Art Department head who was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student -- as a "friendly" and "down-to-earth guy." "He was always one of the coolest teachers," said Bridgeport resident Al Aguilar Friday afternoon.

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crabbyinbpt

Bronx, NY

#1 May 1, 2010
Shame on you, she could be your daughter or granddaughter. Pervert, and she is someone's daughter, hope they throw the book at you.
Mr Sensible

Trumbull, CT

#2 May 1, 2010
crabbyinbpt wrote:
Shame on you, she could be your daughter or granddaughter. Pervert, and she is someone's daughter, hope they throw the book at you.
Now, now... remember, this story begins with an anonymous tip, which anyone can make: an vindictive ex-wife, a jealous girlfriend, a failed student (but who fails art?). Innocent until proven guilty, I sez.

Since: Jul 09

Auburndale, MA

#3 May 1, 2010
I mean a 54 year old and a minor, that's just disgusting.

Since: Jul 09

Auburndale, MA

#4 May 1, 2010
It happened to be a senior and I'm glad I graduated from BMHS last year in 2009 because this is horrible. I do not know the female that was involved but I would be surprised if I knew the person. My friends from last year are seniors now and they still do not know the girl who was involved.
Planned Giving

United States

#5 May 1, 2010
It would not be a crime if this 17 year old girl was not his student. The legal age in Connecticut of concert is 16, unless they are teacher and student.
Teacher

Westport, CT

#6 May 1, 2010
This man is a teacher. Trusted to guide and mentor our youth. I am absolutely disgusted and hope they throw the book at him. I don't care if this young lady was one day away from turning 18, in the eyes of the law, she is a child.
Writer

Bronx, NY

#7 May 1, 2010
I thought a person was innocent until proven guilty. At least that's what our laws say.

I'm glad you all want to throw the "book" at him - unless of course it ever happened to you. Then you might hope that people would hold off all their judgments until you were at least PROVEN guilty or innocent in a court of law - and not on some blog.....Good grief - it's the Salem witch hunt all over again.
meee

Slidell, LA

#8 May 1, 2010
was he ever your teacher? prob. not...he was my teacher and was just a little flirty to young girls...i feel sorry for his family
Be Nice

Hamilton, Canada

#9 May 1, 2010
Teacher wrote:
This man is a teacher. Trusted to guide and mentor our youth. I am absolutely disgusted and hope they throw the book at him. I don't care if this young lady was one day away from turning 18, in the eyes of the law, she is a child.
I guess this is one crime you white folks can't blame on a black man ....Peace....:>)...Nasheed N.
MS AVA

Greer, SC

#10 May 2, 2010
Let him hang his head! He should know better, yes she was flirting and yes she was willing but he should have been the adult.He lost a good career and maybe a family if found guilty.I also guess the family can sue him.
Anderson

Dallas, TX

#11 May 2, 2010
Wrong again MS AVA. Now be a good little bat, and take a nap upside down in your cave with other bats in South Carolina. This story should not concern you since it did not happen in SC.
disgusted

Trumbull, CT

#12 May 3, 2010
He has three daughters, one just two years younger than the girl he was having sex with...SICK!!! Taking advantage of a young girl is never okay! Shame on him for bringing this embarrassment to his family.
the truth

East Moriches, NY

#13 May 3, 2010
Anderson wrote:
This story should not concern you since it did not happen in SC.
since when can people not be concerned about something if it doesn't happen in their backyard? by your logic, you shouldn't be concerned either, since it didn't happen in wallingford

stupid f'ing arguement
hyy

Norwalk, CT

#14 May 17, 2010
Flexdawolf wrote:
It happened to be a senior and I'm glad I graduated from BMHS last year in 2009 because this is horrible. I do not know the female that was involved but I would be surprised if I knew the person. My friends from last year are seniors now and they still do not know the girl who was involved.
it was samantha the white girl she a cheerleader
BPT

Middletown, CT

#15 May 17, 2010
yeah you all are RIGHT, and they'll lock him up and throw away the key...
however
if it was a WOMAN teacher sleeping with a male student, we have a DOUBLE STANDARD, as past cases have proven it, and it's just as BAD.

so what is the right punishment?
The Sam Brothers

United States

#16 May 17, 2010
We must blame the girl too. She is 17 and not 7 years old. She should know better. Shame on both of them. If he was not her teacher, there would be no crimes. The age of concent is 16 years old which is too young.
Lousfools

Teaneck, NJ

#18 May 22, 2010
lol @ it was Samantha the cheerleader. Boy I hope that is not true. That cracks me up
MS AVA

Greenville, SC

#19 May 22, 2010
Did he think she would not brag or tell one of her friends?
Tensions

United States

#20 May 22, 2010
The Teacher and student lives in Connecticut and not South Carolina. Girls and boys should not have sex until they are at least 18 years old. It is so sad to see young girls with babies.

Since: Jul 09

Dover, NJ

#21 May 30, 2010
hyy wrote:
<quoted text> it was samantha the white girl she a cheerleader
My friends also told me it was Samantha so it makes sense. I looked at her picture in the 2010 year book and she looks like a person who would engage in personal relationships with their teachers. I also looked at Mr. Tate's picture..........dam he looks so creepy.

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