Former Sleepy Eye teacher sentenced f...

Former Sleepy Eye teacher sentenced for sex with student

There are 14 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 11, 2009, titled Former Sleepy Eye teacher sentenced for sex with student. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A former teacher at Sleepy Eye Public High School has been sentenced to six months in jail and 15 years probation after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student.

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ok liberals

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 11, 2009
where do we go from here? Shut down schools? Education system?
Hmmm

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 11, 2009
That's it????
StribDeathWatch

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 11, 2009
Here's the dirty little secret: the creep will move on to likely re-offend elsewhere; the teachers' unions forbid disclosure of many criminal offenses, especially sexual, to hiring personnel in other districts, just like the Catholic church. It's an epidemic and it's only going to get worse. The tyranny of Soviet-style public-"education" unions will never be broken as long as their victims (children, parents, taxpayers, all of society) remain in ignorance.
Chev Chelios

Mound, MN

#4 Nov 12, 2009
StribDeathWatch wrote:
Here's the dirty little secret: the creep will move on to likely re-offend elsewhere; the teachers' unions forbid disclosure of many criminal offenses, especially sexual, to hiring personnel in other districts, just like the Catholic church. It's an epidemic and it's only going to get worse. The tyranny of Soviet-style public-"education" unions will never be broken as long as their victims (children, parents, taxpayers, all of society) remain in ignorance.
The first thing I thought when I read this was...here we go again, just like the catholic church. These disgraceful unions have morphed into a cancerous entity, in the education field as you noted, but consider the auto industry, Detroit, where unions had automakers paying people $45/hr to stand by a conveyor belt and put a nut on a bolt. People whine about corporate greed..how about union greed and corruption? How about ACORN corruption and greed? How about our GOVERNMENT from city to county to state to national, so polluted with greed and corruption. Sickening.
jim

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Nov 12, 2009
Must have been that get around Nellie olson
Peter

Kelseyville, CA

#6 Nov 12, 2009
I really hope the guy thought that sleeping with a 16 year old girl is worth losing his career.
Candace

Madison, WI

#7 Nov 12, 2009
Former teacher? He's only a former because he was caught! And we just suppose this was his first encounter? Why? Because he says so? What a creep. 47 years old with a 16 year old. What's with the only 6 months in jail for a felony sex offense with a minor? Once again, MN shows where their priorities lie in the justice system. This is just a minor thing, it was only sex after all. Pretty sick.
Frank n Beans

United States

#8 Nov 12, 2009
I thought for sure it was a female teacher considering the hand slap given. Funny how someone who fudges on their taxes can get 2-5 years but a 50 year old man bangs an underage girl like a screen door in a hurricane and he will be out in a few months. Pathetic
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 12, 2009
Frank n Beans wrote:
I thought for sure it was a female teacher considering the hand slap given. Funny how someone who fudges on their taxes can get 2-5 years but a 50 year old man bangs an underage girl like a screen door in a hurricane and he will be out in a few months. Pathetic
I agree. Some consequences do not justify anything at all.
gman

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2009
Classroom Flattery & Facebook Charm This is a great name for a band!
Scat Man Pooh

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 12, 2009
6 months,15 years probation,whats that
Sad

Verndale, MN

#12 Nov 17, 2009
Sex offenders have lighter sentences than someone with a dui.
fkk u

Jefferson City, MO

#14 Jan 23, 2010
ur stupid u didnt know mr. collum. in my opinion he shouldnt of gotten any jail time. he was an awsome teacher and everyone liked him. the stupid 16 year old sudduced him or however u spell that. she chose to go out with a 50 year old. if u think its sick. then think shes sick cuz she chose to do him. she should of been sent away cuz any 16 year old who wants to sleep with a 50 year old is obviously sick and dimented.!! so stop with ur stupid comments. the only reason he got alittle jail time is because she willingly wanted him in her vagina!!!!
behaviorpattern

Middleburg, FL

#15 Apr 19, 2010
know him? clearly the young person and many others he was around did NOT know him - you knew who HE WANTED YOU TO KNOW. Sorry to break the news fkk u - this guy has a history of doing this kind of thing with young girls; seducing them and forcing himself on them, then pretending it is all part of some kind of "relationship". This history and his theft history goes back to when he was in his teens and lived in missouri. sorry to break the news, I know it hurts when someone you trusted and liked betrays that... besides the girl involved, I feel for his kids - what an embarrassment and humiliation for them - no kid deserves that. speaking of deserved, apparently he is already out too - actual time served is less than the ridiculously small amount given for both the sexual offense and the theft and fleeing an officer in kato.

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