Former West Vigo teacher in hot seat

An investigation continues as a former West Vigo High school employee is being accused of sexual misconduct with one of his students. Full Story
GET REAL

Terre Haute, IN

#65 May 16, 2008
Sarah Scott wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's not forget Mr. Shacklee at Sarah Scott about 10 years ago. Oh yeah. LOOK THAT ONE UP!
Makes Dirty Tommy look like a Saint!
Could you please explain in a little more detail?
Scanner Hound

Brazil, IN

#66 May 16, 2008
ITS ALL GOOD wrote:
I JUST THINK THE PARNETS ARE STUPID FOR HAVING GIRLS IN A MICHINE SHOP SO ITS NOT TOMMY FAULT ITS THE PARNETS
Didja taak inglish n michine shop two?

- I think you may have cut off a finger or two. I hope you are indicative of the type of people I walk the planet with .... scary out there folks.
Whatever

Crawfordsville, IN

#67 May 16, 2008
Plain Nosey wrote:
Another thought, wasn't he involved in the dreaded football trip that Rockville had in Indy??? If he was, I would think VCSC would really think about that.
Yes, he was involved in that trip - but as with all things Rockville - nothing happened. I don't think Rockville has a chance to win the state title....they don't play defense very well....and were obviously afraid of taking on LCC who beat them in the regional because Rockville's game plan was to hold the ball. Let them go to West Vigo......and see if RJ can compete in that league.
Plain Nosey

Patton, PA

#68 May 16, 2008
If it true that VCSC offered Mahurin the job was it because none of the assistants were qualified to take over as head coach. I would think they would offer it to someowne who already has a relationship with the players.
WV FAN

Sun Prairie, WI

#69 May 16, 2008
It sounds like VCSC is wanting to bring in someone from the outside. If Mahurin takes the Principal job at South would R.J. play at South or W.V.? You also have to remember that the principal at W.V. doesn't know anything about athletics!!!! He is an idiot!!!! Has anyone asked the team what they want??
Plain Nosey

Patton, PA

#70 May 16, 2008
I wouldn't think Mahurin would take RJ to South. He probably wouldn't be the STAR there. He is good, but I don't think he could handle the competition at the bigger schools in South's conference.
Whatever

Crawfordsville, IN

#71 May 16, 2008
I heard WV principal moving to South.....that opens up the WV job. Sorry WV Fan - in cases like these the team doesn't get asked!
SMOKE20FAN

Patton, PA

#72 May 16, 2008
Okay question if there are assistant coaches why would they not be qualified to be the head coach? Any comments on them?
west hautian

Altoona, PA

#73 May 16, 2008
Whatever wrote:
I heard WV principal moving to South.....that opens up the WV job. Sorry WV Fan - in cases like these the team doesn't get asked!
Funny.....I heard WV principal was moving to North!!!!I guess time will tell, He tells the students that he's NOT leaving though.??
Whatever

Crawfordsville, IN

#74 May 16, 2008
west hautian wrote:
<quoted text>Funny.....I heard WV principal was moving to North!!!!I guess time will tell, He tells the students that he's NOT leaving though.??
Maybe it is North not South - both are open - so whichever - it still opens up a position for a new administrator....with a son who is 6'8" doesn't mean necessarily that he has to coach. Would it be interesting if a former ISU player that already teaches in the corporation got the coaching job??
RHS ALUM

Indianapolis, IN

#75 May 16, 2008
I really would hate to see them leave Rockville. Rockville does have a legitimate shot at winning a State title...they have a lot of talent on that team. He has built this program into what it is today through many years of hard work and dedication.

He also keeps adding events to the summer schedule (on an almost weekly basis) with the Rockville group, which makes me think that if he were leaving, he wouldn't be investing as much time and effort into the summer program.
WV FAN

Sun Prairie, WI

#76 May 16, 2008
Plain Nosey you are correct I would think that one of the assistants would get first shot at the job. Neville is probably the least likely, just because he lacks expeience. what about the other two assistants? Covert and Edmonson?
Sarah Scott

AOL

#77 May 16, 2008
GET REAL wrote:
<quoted text>
Could you please explain in a little more detail?
From what the news was reporting back in 96 or 97 he was accused of having a relationship with a 15 year old girl. Go investigate at the library on old issues of the tribune star, if they still have them.
hmmm

AOL

#78 May 17, 2008
I hear the girl and her parents are suing the school corporation and Dirty Tommy...Check out the prosecutor's office on that one...so he was accused way back in 96 and 97 also huh...interesting...
wouldnt you like to know

Sheridan, IL

#79 May 17, 2008
And lets give it up to the people who gave him a job because some body knew him, or he knew some body!!! I love VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION!!!!!!
wouldnt you like to know

Sheridan, IL

#80 May 17, 2008
ITS ALL GOOD wrote:
I JUST THINK THE PARNETS ARE STUPID FOR HAVING GIRLS IN A MICHINE SHOP SO ITS NOT TOMMY FAULT ITS THE PARNETS
Are you retarded?? This is no longer the part of history where women stay in the kitchen bare foot and with child!! I know a lot of women that could outdo some of the best CNC and Millwrights in this Union Town!! Please its probley in your best intrest to not talk for the rest of the forum!!
wouldnt you like to know

Sheridan, IL

#81 May 17, 2008
I feel bad for his boy- being a bball star and all! I"m sure his life will be changed for ever. That will be hard for him to continue in that school!! I heard most of Tommy's stuff got dropped of at the hospitle curb by his fam when he was rushed to the emergency room. I think a divorce has happened also!!!!! Good for that family for standing up against some one who is so wrong!!!
former west t student

Louisville, CO

#82 May 18, 2008
he already had ties with VCSC because his mother worked in the office of the Middle school for years making every girls life a living hell. Don't have to look far to see where he learned to disrespect young girls, she taught him well.
WesTees Finest

Westerville, OH

#83 May 18, 2008
wouldnt you like to know wrote:
And lets give it up to the people who gave him a job because some body knew him, or he knew some body!!! I love VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION!!!!!!
A shorter list would be those who he's not related to. First and foremost, his dad was on the vigo county school board for years. His mom is a teacher. His wife or ex-wife is a teacher. His father in-law is the athletic director at west vigo. I believe his sister in-law is a teacher. His mother in-law works in the school corp. in some capacity. etc.... Any questions?
Hoopster

Plainfield, IN

#84 May 19, 2008
The WV coaching position is posted on the VCSC job openings. It must not be an officially done deal yet for anyone. I heard WV's varsity girls coach is interested in the job too. I hope the victims parents press charges against Thornton...he shouldn't be allowed a free pass on this one. His son is going to go through **** next year as a freshman in high school, probably already is now. I feel sorry for his daughter too, who will be a 6th grader in the middle school next year. It has to be very hard on both of them right now. Too bad Tommy didn't care about them enough to keep it zipped.

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