Concerned

Lubbock, TX

#1 Mar 8, 2012
My son is 14 years old and in the 8th grade at Shady Middle. I love the school, but there's something which I've recently found disturbing. One of his teachers, Jennifer Cole, has been calling and texting his cell phone. He talks about her constantly, and lied to me so he could meet her at the movies. I find this deeply unsettling. Is there anyone else out there that has the same issues or has noticed similar things from this teacher? Or is this just me being overprotective of my son?
Dearest Abby advice

Beckley, WV

#2 Mar 8, 2012
No you are not being overprotective. He is in your care and your baby to watch out for throughout his youth. This is abnormal behavior for a young woman teacher and with all of the media of past incidences, you would think teachers would hold themselves at the highest regard professionally and ethically. Report this behavior to the principal and school board at once and have your visit documented. If your child has other social media such as Facebook or e-mail - you need to check this too. Don't take anything for granted, predators come in many packages.
Anonymous

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Mar 8, 2012
Mrs. Cole is the best teacher! She is all about her kids in her class she loves them all, she is so nice i honestly think you have nothin to worry about .

Since: Oct 11

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#4 Mar 8, 2012
I would skip the principle and report this to the police. This is very disturbing.
carolyn

Oak Hill, WV

#5 Mar 9, 2012
First off if its true u should go to the proper authority like the cops, Second off u shouldnt have posted it on topix because that is just more proplems and honestly it makes you look dumb. Third i personally know mrs cole and know this not to be true. Quit hiding behing your pin name and add your real one. Mrs. Cole is a kinda loving teacher she will go out of her way to help any student. P.S she came get u slander and depascion of character. you also need to talk to ur son.
concerned for her

United States

#6 Mar 9, 2012
First off I know Mrs. Cole and know she wouldnt do this..considering your son lied to you to begin with you have a problem. Why would allow a 14 year old boy to go to the movies without you anyway. Why would post this on here. You are threatening a persons reputation based on lies. She does not do these things and you need to talk to your son about this.
crnmh

Oak Hill, WV

#7 Mar 9, 2012
Even if this was true why would you put it on here. Dumbass!
?

United States

#8 Mar 12, 2012
Ms.Cole is a very nice teacher I've met her myself. She is caring of her students and will help them anyway she can. You really have nothing to worry about.
Nicole

United States

#9 Mar 12, 2012
My husband was in her class back when he was in Middle school. Jennifer is an amazing teacher that also served in the military, she deserves a lot more respect then this.
Shady Spring

Kansas City, MO

#10 Mar 22, 2012
Ms. Cole is an outstanding teacher. She gains close relationships with some of her students, but nothing that should be worried about. She most certainly is not a "predator" in any shape or form.
over whelmed

Beckley, WV

#11 Mar 24, 2012
She may not be a predator but a she should atleast look at how things come across, I cant see how a student should have a teachers cell phone number and be texting her students. Im not accusing her of doing wrong im sure there is another way to communicate with the kids othern than exchanging personal phone numbers and if she is meeting up with him at the movies I would be a little alarmed myself, but if there is more students meeting up with her at the movies it could be something like a class project or something for extra credit. I have seen some teachers do things and give extra credit. Again im not pointing fingers at this teacher, but she should really look at how the board and the parents may percieve the situation.
seriously

United States

#12 Mar 25, 2012
I know ms.cole and know there is no truth to this...she establishes trusting relationships with her students and if she were going to go to a movie with students she would not do so without parents of students being there as well..I do not believe that she met a student by herself and just him...Check your informant Im sure if it did happen that there was more than one student there and that a parent was there as well....
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tori.

United States

#14 Apr 25, 2012
over whelmed wrote:
She may not be a predator but a she should atleast look at how things come across, I cant see how a student should have a teachers cell phone number and be texting her students. Im not accusing her of doing wrong im sure there is another way to communicate with the kids othern than exchanging personal phone numbers and if she is meeting up with him at the movies I would be a little alarmed myself, but if there is more students meeting up with her at the movies it could be something like a class project or something for extra credit. I have seen some teachers do things and give extra credit. Again im not pointing fingers at this teacher, but she should really look at how the board and the parents may percieve the situation.
Shes not like all the other teachers. "stuck up! retarded! People that thing there crap don't stink!" Shes real shes a friend that will help you in anyway possible.
llooll

Tarboro, NC

#15 May 8, 2012
[QUOTE who="tori."]<quot ed text>
Shes not like all the other teachers. "stuck up! retarded! People that thing there crap don't stink!" Shes real shes a friend that will help you in anyway possible.[/QUOTE]

maybe you shoild read what overwhelmed wrote again, they wasnt saying she was guilty it was only saying maybe she should think how the board and the other parents may percieve it. It never said she was a bad person. Stop jumping the gun please.
tori

United States

#16 May 8, 2012
llooll wrote:
[QUOTE who="tori."]<quot ed text>
Shes not like all the other teachers. "stuck up! retarded! People that thing there crap don't stink!" Shes real shes a friend that will help you in anyway possible. "

maybe you shoild read what overwhelmed wrote again, they wasnt saying she was guilty it was only saying maybe she should think how the board and the other parents may percieve it. It never said she was a bad person. Stop jumping the gun please.
Jumping the gun? No! Making a point yes!
llooll

Tarboro, NC

#17 May 10, 2012
tori wrote:
<quoted text>
Jumping the gun? No! Making a point yes!
No it appears you was jumping the gun way before, I was just saying it seems like the over whelmed wasnt trying to be rude to the teacher, just makeing a friendly suggestion. My goodness chill out a little.
Sheila

United States

#18 May 14, 2012
To be honest..this does not sound like concerned parent because as a parent I would have gone straight to the police. What this sounds like is a jealous co-worker trying to cause problems for this teacher. My son and daughter both had Ms.Cole in class and loved her saying that she was there for them when no other teacher at that school was. I met her and think she is a fine person whom I would not hesitate to leave my children with. I believe that this is nothing more than a jealous co-worker trying to start rumors on her to cause problems. There is no way that there is any truth to this.
Former Student

Orlando, FL

#19 Jan 22, 2016
I myself am a former student. I had the same experience as your son. She called me, texted me, Facetimed me, inviting me out to eat , and to the movies. All of which I declined, but found rather disturbing.

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