Teacher Placed On Leave
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#1 Aug 8, 2007
I believe that this teacher is being falsly accused of this crime. I have known this person 22 years and he is a good kid. Good grades in school, graduated top 10 in his class from college and comes from a very good family/home and will give his right arm if you need it. I persoannly believe he was there at the wrong place at the wrong time. I hope that he comes out of this and isn't judge by the over exaggeration these reporters tend to give out just to get attention and there names as the "heros" of a good story. Being in such a small, noisy, gossip town doesn't help either. He is being judge without hearing what actually went down. He deserves to be given a chance to tell his side without the judging of small town Ozark, Al.
#2 Aug 12, 2007
i dont think he should have to spend a year in jail or be suspended from teaching due to this charge. i do believe he should be given a drug test and then if he fails i could understand suspending him from teaching... but a year in jail for marijuana, come on now, what about the teacher a couple yrs ago in ozark with the crystal meth lab in her trailer???? ive yet to hear of her in jail.
#3 Aug 28, 2007
I know Juan personally and he definitely does not deserve this.
He is a great person and a loyal friend. He wanted nothing more than to teach the kids music, which has been his lifelong passion. If he was smoking, why should that make any difference about him teaching? All the hippies in the sixties were smoking all the time, and they managed to end up managing Fortune 500 companies today. Anyone who has ever smoked marijuana knows it does nothing bad to you. It just makes you happy, drive very slow and careful, and makes you hungry. Smoking marijuana should not be a crime and anyone with any brains knows this.
How can a plant that is simply grown, dried, and smoked be illegal? Alcohol kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, and marijuana kills none. How is alcohol legal then? It just doesn't make sense. Everyone needs to take a good hard look at our country and realize we are putting people in jail and ruining people's lives for something that is truly harmless. The stupidity of people in this day and age to believe the propaganda that our government puts out is astounding. Wake up America!
#4 Sep 11, 2007
We all need to remember, In this country, all accusations are just that. A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Before we can "rightfully" condemn this man, let's hear the outcome of a trial by jury.
#5 Dec 5, 2010
yea right the judge in ozark what listen 2 anything. There too busy trying keep gambling out of alabama . Insted of where they need too be. Half of the lawyers in ozark smoke weed . How do anyone of ur know what the police does with the drugs when they bust someone. But yet look at the police officer's . It's so sad ozark got in this mess.
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