Syosset Teacher Charged With Endangering Student

Jan 7, 2010 Full story: Long Island Press 18

A 35-year-old Syosset middle school English teacher was arrested Thursday for maintaining an inappropriate journal with a student, Nassau police said.

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Angry Parent

Lindenhurst, NY

#1 Jan 7, 2010
This is disgusting. Enough is enough. Get these perverts out of our schools.
I wonder is this a tenured teacher? God forbid, the unions will rally to save one of their own...I hope not
Truth Be Told

Huntington, NY

#2 Jan 8, 2010
Disgusting is that these accusations are false. He is not only an amazing teacher, but the most honest and ethical person you could meet. This is a tragedy.
Parent

AOL

#3 Jan 8, 2010
I read that he is suspended with pay. If guilty, I hope that the $$ he is receiving for sitting home, have to be refunded to teh district.
Lilly

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jan 9, 2010
I don't know if they are true or false. But they are hanging this guy out without finding out the facts. I have read that students adored him and helped a lot of kids. That doesn't excuse bad behavior--if he did wrong he should be punished. But it seems like they are shooting first and asking questions later....
H P Thompson mom

AOL

#5 Jan 10, 2010
THE MEDIA FAILS TO MENTION THAT H.B.THOMPSON HAS A MENTOR PROGRAM IN PLACE WHERE THE STUDENT AND TEACHER KEEP A JOURNAL AND HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER OFTEN. MY DAUGHTER WAS IN THAT PROGRAM WITH ANOTHER TEACHER A FEW YEARS BACK AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL PROGRA. LAST YEAR MY SON HAD MR. EDRICH AND I FOUND HIM TO BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. HE WAS WONDERFUL WITH THE STUDENTS AND VERY LIKABLE. HE NEVER TOUCHED THE STUDENT HE MADE SOME COMMENTS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW BAD THEY WERE BEFORE I JUDGE HIM AND I THINK THAT GOES FOR ALL OF US. WE ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. IF THE COMMENTS WERE REALLY DAMAGING THEN, YES SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE. BUT I HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT. I PRAY FOR ALL INVOLVED TO GO ON WITH THERE LIVES IN A NORMAL FASHION.
b thompson dad

Jamaica, NY

#6 Jan 11, 2010
The last 2 posts by Lilly and H P Thompson mom are a breath of sanity and reason and reflect my own thoughts on the matter
syossetgal

Forest Hills, NY

#7 Jan 11, 2010
As a parent of two boys who attended this school, both of my sons were in the mentor program. It was great for their self-esteem. My younger son was in special ed at HBT, this program helped him to come out of his shell. All of the facts should be taken into consideration before accusing anyone of wrong doing. I think the district just jumped to a conclusion just because of a parent's word. Mr. Edrich was a fantastic teacher---my son said he could do a great Shakespeare impersonation.
Well Informed

Glen Cove, NY

#10 Jan 12, 2010
Unfortunately...People are making Judgements based on their own ignorance and lack of the facts. All is nonsense...a parent who couldn't relate to their child...and looking for a scapegoat and most likely some form of compensation.
Angry Parent wrote:
This is disgusting. Enough is enough. Get these perverts out of our schools.
I wonder is this a tenured teacher? God forbid, the unions will rally to save one of their own...I hope not
Ben

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jan 12, 2010
I some times feel sorry for our teachers in todays society.... My wife is a teacher and her kids run up to her all the time and hug her and she has to push them away...because it is so easy for our innocent acts to be twisted... With this in mind I pray that an impartial investigation be carried out and that the truth prevails... Whatevr it may be
Carmen

Manorville, NY

#13 Jan 28, 2010
Yet sick twisted men support 81 in the open.

Stop the delusion the conclusion is clear Hells angels have harmed raped molested and murdered to many American women and children to be supported

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hackensack-nj...

Ha and the men they date are cowards that cannot fight men. only the weak chicken heads of the hells angels run in a flock and cannot face men . Even as a flock you are Owned . You can not hide behind your fake name as every one sees you are plain weak and can be pissed on by anyone that see through your act.
Ken Zeoli

Louisville, KY

#14 Feb 20, 2010
We don't live in Dodge City of the Old West. A person is innocent until proven guilty. Let the facts be examined and discussed under American jurisprudence. If the teacher is guilty, so be it, and the penalty will ensue.
I attended the Syosset schools as a child, and HBT Junior High (so-named in the 1960s). I trust the district will do the right thing based on the legal outcome of the case.
former student

Huntington, NY

#15 Feb 23, 2010
This truly reflects how our society has become consumed by the need to be politically correct and paranoid about every little thing, as though everything is a threat. I had Mr. Edrich as a teacher. I was one of his favorite students. I worked academically with him closely and there was nothing sexual about it, but also, I got to know him as somebody I could trust. There was nothing sexual about having an older wiser person give me the self boost I needed...there was nothing sexual about making school a little less painful. 'Teacher' and 'Friend' in the same sentence is not lethal, people. I'm not concluding his innocent; I'm just as ignorant to the facts of THIS CASE as anyone, but I know Mr. Edrich. I'll be disappointed if he's guilty, but if he's innocent, I will not be surprised.
parent of former student

Bronx, NY

#16 Mar 6, 2010
Mr. Edrich was my son's teacher years ago. He had an incredibly positive influence on my son and I admired his creativity as a teacher. He changed many lives for the better. I find it hard to believe that there could be any truth to the accusations against him. Sometimes parents just don't understand.
simran

East Hampton, NY

#17 Mar 14, 2010
i go to harry b thompson =_=
SomethingWitty

Bronx, NY

#18 Mar 22, 2010
simran wrote:
i go to harry b thompson =_=
It is a much better place now that Edrich is gone. Enjoy your time there.
SomethingWitty

Bronx, NY

#19 Mar 22, 2010
former student wrote:
This truly reflects how our society has become consumed by the need to be politically correct and paranoid about every little thing, as though everything is a threat. I had Mr. Edrich as a teacher. I was one of his favorite students. I worked academically with him closely and there was nothing sexual about it, but also, I got to know him as somebody I could trust. There was nothing sexual about having an older wiser person give me the self boost I needed...there was nothing sexual about making school a little less painful.'Teacher' and 'Friend' in the same sentence is not lethal, people. I'm not concluding his innocent; I'm just as ignorant to the facts of THIS CASE as anyone, but I know Mr. Edrich. I'll be disappointed if he's guilty, but if he's innocent, I will not be surprised.
You must either be a girl, or a boy that had some self-confidence while you were there.
8gradestudent

Bronx, NY

#20 May 31, 2010
Mr. Edrich is a really funny teacher, and even though i never had him, all of my friends that had him said that he was great and funny. i think people are too quick to judge others, especially those who they son't know
Nessie

Bronx, NY

#21 May 31, 2010
simran wrote:
i go to harry b thompson =_=
So do i...:)
Isn't his room so empty now that hes gone? i remember all the lights and posters....

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