Teacher accused of having 2-year affa...

Teacher accused of having 2-year affair with student

There are 28 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 1, 2007, titled Teacher accused of having 2-year affair with student. In it, Newsday reports that:

A middle school teacher was arrested Friday on charges he engaged in a two-year sexual relationship with one of his students, a teen girl, that included sexual encounters at the school.

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Christina

Newark, NJ

#1 Jun 1, 2007
I had Mr. Darden for English in 8th grade and my favorite teacher of all-time..I'm just really surprised at what was said and had to read it for myself and I would never for one second think Mr. Darden (the coolest & funniest teacher ever) would ever do something of that nature, it's just crazy. I'm speechless.
My old teacher

Fair Lawn, NJ

#2 Jun 1, 2007
this is unbelievable...he was my eighth grade teacher....WOW
jayaz

Succasunna, NJ

#3 Jun 2, 2007
what the hell he was my math teacher, im not surprised he used ta look at teachers in a nasty way when they walked down the hallway, and and.... noooooo i cant beleive it!!!!!!!!!!
Batista

Bridgeport, CT

#4 Jun 2, 2007
Holy [email protected]# o [email protected]#% i cant believe it how could this be true im freaking shoocked daaam
i had him last year

Montclair, NJ

#5 Jun 2, 2007
i don't believe it.
2003 graduate of tjms

Fort Lee, NJ

#6 Jun 3, 2007
i used to go to thomas jefferson ms and graduated in 2003 and all i have to say is that i new him and he was my favorite and then best english teacher i have ever had in my life and its very sad to hear that he has done this ... but i still belive hes a good person!
2007 grad

Kearny, NJ

#7 Jun 3, 2007
well i know what he did was worng but he was a great teacher and a lot of people well miss him already and is wired that the girl siad it now when she is already 21 yeas old she could of siad it be 4 but she told now she mad dum but mr darren was my creativy writing teacher and he was mad funny and u could tell him every thing is was like he was ur best friend or some thing but i think mr darren is still the best teacher every and look he win the best teacher award
A mixed couple

Valencia, Spain

#8 Jun 4, 2007
He could be good teacher, person, fanny person etc etc but he did something wrong and he has to pay for it like anybody else, the law in the a constitutional state apply to anyone.

“angel”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#9 Jun 4, 2007
2003 graduate of tjms wrote:
i used to go to thomas jefferson ms and graduated in 2003 and all i have to say is that i new him and he was my favorite and then best english teacher i have ever had in my life and its very sad to hear that he has done this ... but i still belive hes a good person!
He obviously didnt do a good job, because your grammar sucks!
peeker

Killeen, TX

#10 Jun 4, 2007
A mixed couple wrote:
He could be good teacher, person, fanny person etc etc but he did something wrong and he has to pay for it like anybody else, the law in the a constitutional state apply to anyone.
He certainly was a 'fanny' man...no deneying that!
rebekah king

Huntington Station, NY

#11 Jun 5, 2007
where was he a teacher??

“angel”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#12 Jun 5, 2007
rebekah king wrote:
where was he a teacher??
read the article!
HarleyRider

Colnbrook, UK

#13 Jun 5, 2007
BOSSY wrote:
<quoted text>He obviously didnt do a good job, because your grammar sucks!
So does the teacher
i had him last year too

AOL

#15 Jun 8, 2007
i cant believe it either its crzy by the way its barbaric fa this guy to do somthin lik dat i hope it aint true dough

do u see the way i'm typin he didnt teach good language arts lol
Former Student

Grayson, GA

#16 Jun 15, 2007
I am having a hard time swallowing this story for the simple fact that the victim was in my graduating class which means that we have been out of TJMS for about 8 yrs now. Why come forward now? Secondly, the other problem with this story is that if it is in fact true, then it was clearly consensual (in which case he is still guilty of statuary rape), because no one would unwilling travel back to the ms to partake in sex a year after they graduated. Furthermore, her parents are a judge and a lawyer (which is why his bail is now unjustly close to a half a million dollars), so I highly doubt the excuse could be that he was holding a grade over her head. At the end of the day regardless of whether the story is true or not, what does it say for the reputation of "victim" and her upbringing? One could argue that it can be contributed to the fact that she was young and immature, but then they would be perpetuating the stereotype that teens are not only incapable of making sound, moral decisions, but also knowing the difference between right and wrong. Clearly she did because she kept it a secret for nearly 8 yrs. So, if Mr. Darden is guilty (which I donít believe), then yes he should be held accountable for his actions. However, this girl is just as guilty for being fast and her parents did a horrible job. If the victim and her parents are truly standing by their accusations then they should come forward publicly. After all, she is NOT a minor anymore.
MiZz BrEeZy

Woodridge, IL

#17 Jun 19, 2007
BOSSY wrote:
<quoted text>He obviously didnt do a good job, because your grammar sucks!
gurl yo grammar don't suck cuz u is just writing ghetto and im very sure dat ur old english teacher taught u stuff
Vikki

Woodridge, IL

#18 Jun 19, 2007
Well i think the teacher shouldn't go to jail cuz im pretty sure the teacher told the girl to go by her bussiness but she was pushing him to go with her and thats when he finally said okay i will go with you, but don't tell no one about this but i do think he was kinda wrong for going with her and he should've told someone and she would've been out of the school but i don't know diz man so he was probly a rapest or sumthin
Vikki

Woodridge, IL

#19 Jun 19, 2007
Former Student wrote:
I am having a hard time swallowing this story for the simple fact that the victim was in my graduating class which means that we have been out of TJMS for about 8 yrs now. Why come forward now? Secondly, the other problem with this story is that if it is in fact true, then it was clearly consensual (in which case he is still guilty of statuary rape), because no one would unwilling travel back to the ms to partake in sex a year after they graduated. Furthermore, her parents are a judge and a lawyer (which is why his bail is now unjustly close to a half a million dollars), so I highly doubt the excuse could be that he was holding a grade over her head. At the end of the day regardless of whether the story is true or not, what does it say for the reputation of "victim" and her upbringing? One could argue that it can be contributed to the fact that she was young and immature, but then they would be perpetuating the stereotype that teens are not only incapable of making sound, moral decisions, but also knowing the difference between right and wrong. Clearly she did because she kept it a secret for nearly 8 yrs. So, if Mr. Darden is guilty (which I donít believe), then yes he should be held accountable for his actions. However, this girl is just as guilty for being fast and her parents did a horrible job. If the victim and her parents are truly standing by their accusations then they should come forward publicly. After all, she is NOT a minor anymore.
i truely agree with that gurl u got words.
OH J

Long Island City, NY

#21 Jun 20, 2007
BOSSY wrote:
<quoted text>He obviously didnt do a good job, because your grammar sucks!
That was not nice.

“angel”

Since: Dec 06

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#22 Jun 20, 2007
MiZz BrEeZy wrote:
<quoted text>gurl yo grammar don't suck cuz u is just writing ghetto and im very sure dat ur old english teacher taught u stuff
WOOOOOOOW!!! LOL

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