Vernon High school teacher caugh stealing

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thomas

Newton, NJ

#1 Dec 5, 2008
does anyone here know what happened to the school teacher that works for mac and lindy liquor store in vernon. The kids are telling me he was caught embezzling over 3o thousand dollars. Is he still able to keep his job teaching at the high school? All the kids around the neighborhood are talking about it and so are there parents, if this is true how is he able to stay teaching? Every where i go now it is a topic of conversation, and wondering if anyone heard anything about it.
Vtown mom

Ephrata, PA

#2 Dec 8, 2008
Wow! this is the first I've heard anything of this...where was he embezzeling money from? I hope there is no truth to this!
glenwood

Warwick, NY

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Don't judge people by their mistakes, unless you walk a mile in their shoes. He is a good person and a wonderful teacher. My prayers are with him and his family at this time.
Vtown mom

Ephrata, PA

#4 Dec 8, 2008
I agree with you glenwood! Such a good role model and teacher from what I remember! I hope his family and the students he influenced can support him during this time.[if there is even any truth to this at all!]
vernon

Warwick, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2008
Vtown mom wrote:
I agree with you glenwood! Such a good role model and teacher from what I remember! I hope his family and the students he influenced can support him during this time.[if there is even any truth to this at all!]
he is a great role model, probably one of the best teachers in Vernon, but he also made a mistake and poor judgement on his part,he needs not to be with his students right now and get help for him and work things out with his family.
Vtown mom

Ephrata, PA

#6 Dec 8, 2008
My kids are not in hs yet, although my husband and I both graduated from VTHS. I was unaware about this situation until I saw this online...I read the paper almost daily, but never saw anything about this at all. Was this kept quiet to try to protect him and his family? I can see both sides of the situation...teachers usually are great role models and people students look up to....but of course we are all only human and people make mistakes. Are there any links to news stories about this situation?
Susanne

Newton, NJ

#7 Dec 8, 2008
I have been hearing about it also, they probably want to keep it under wraps cause he is an excellent teacher, we all have some faults unfortunately. Unless they have not pressed charges on him yet, maybe he offered to pay the money back, if he did, now dont quote me i am just assuming that if you pay the money back you wont have charges filed against you. Not sure about the law, but the school system is another story, do they allow him to keep teaching our kids or suspend him, that is what we are waiting to see.
MARY

Andover, NJ

#8 Dec 9, 2008
WHAT IS THE TEACHER'S NAME?
Hlakes Mom

Newton, NJ

#9 Dec 9, 2008
MARY wrote:
WHAT IS THE TEACHER'S NAME?
Mr.Cummings we are all shocked. wow
Reason

United States

#10 Dec 9, 2008
This is so sad. I am sure he must have been in a terrible situation to do something like this. Prayers to the family.
vernon

Newton, NJ

#11 Dec 9, 2008
very very sad , who are we able to trust? just dont understand people anymore. what has this world come to. very sad
Debbie Z

Yonkers, NY

#12 Dec 10, 2008
vernon wrote:
very very sad , who are we able to trust? just dont understand people anymore. what has this world come to. very sad
So sad.
MARY

Andover, NJ

#13 Dec 10, 2008
I and make sure I education my kids that the least expected person can be untrustworthy. Yes it's sad, true. I agree with Reason, terrible circumstances cause people to do terrible things. I'm not saying what he did was justified. I'm just glad it's not something worse like sexual assult or something bad like that. Yes, my heart goes out to the family.
vernon

Newton, NJ

#14 Dec 10, 2008
MARY wrote:
I and make sure I education my kids that the least expected person can be untrustworthy. Yes it's sad, true. I agree with Reason, terrible circumstances cause people to do terrible things. I'm not saying what he did was justified. I'm just glad it's not something worse like sexual assult or something bad like that. Yes, my heart goes out to the family.
you are right, it is an illness, thank god it isn't sexual assault , hopefully he will speak to someone and himself could understand why he had also done that.
Reason

United States

#15 Dec 10, 2008
Amen!
jim

Warwick, NY

#16 Dec 10, 2008
WOW
glenwood

Newton, NJ

#17 Dec 11, 2008
unbelievable who do you trust
Jessica

Yonkers, NY

#18 Dec 11, 2008
My heart goes out to the family as well.
glenwood

Newton, NJ

#19 Dec 12, 2008
yes are hearts go out to his wife and kids.
Sussex

Newton, NJ

#20 Dec 12, 2008
What a shame

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