Community reacts to Victor HS art teacher's arrest

There are 42 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Jun 15, 2009, titled Community reacts to Victor HS art teacher's arrest. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

A local art teacher is arrested and charged for sexually abusing a student at Victor High School.

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Allison

Rochester, NY

#2 Jun 16, 2009
She's lying. 100% lying.
Mike

Lima, NY

#3 Jun 16, 2009
Ron's the quintessential great guy and great dad, running non-stop from sports practices to games throughout the week; grocery shopping at Wegmans; and walking the family dog. He's a man of responsibility and integrity and I look forward to him being vindicated.
ckz

Farmington, NY

#4 Jun 16, 2009
Ron Bartlett is a great guy I've known for 25 years...this has got to be a lie. Hopefully it gets cleared up quickly.
bigsingle

Rochester, NY

#7 Jun 16, 2009
Mike wrote:
Ron's the quintessential great guy and great dad, running non-stop from sports practices to games throughout the week; grocery shopping at Wegmans; and walking the family dog. He's a man of responsibility and integrity and I look forward to him being vindicated.
Psychotics are the most trustworthy persons in the world. Ask any criminalist or psychiatrist.

Do sexual predetors not take their children to practice, shop at wegmans, etc. etc, etc?

Well He may have shown his good side but within you have an individual with a different side. You had better make sure he didn't touch your child/children.

He will get a day in court. I hope he can be vindicated IF AND ONLY IF he is innocent. But if he is guilty?

I will call big bubba myself for the prep work.

And, every city in NYS has a big bubba in prison representing the victims of sexual assaults. I hope your friend the "decent dad" is up to losing his freedom. You take that child's innocents, Big Bubba takes his. Any questions?
Really

Gasport, NY

#8 Jun 16, 2009
I will assume innocent until proven as many teen girls today have lost any sense of moral compass and sense of right and wrong. I think it is more likely that this DID NOT happen.
saddened 69

AOL

#9 Jun 16, 2009
this makes me laugh you all jump on here to want the kid that made a threat locked up and the key thrown away oh and he could never have n=been a good kid oh but we have aomeone like this that has actually touched someone and why he is just so innocent. what kind of a country and legal system are we living in and the worse part of it is this man gets a $2500.00 bail the kid got $25,000 bond or $10,000 bail what is worng with this picture. NAME maybe or the job
saddened 69

AOL

#10 Jun 16, 2009
oh and by the way i have known this kid for 18 years and he never did anything like this before and has never hurt anyone ever but according to all of you he was just plain crazy well well guess what guess your teachers arent so innocent are theylets put him in jail and throw away the key thats where he belongs isnt that what you all had to say about that kid . he never had the chance to prove innocent. you all condemmed him as soon as you heard the story
Danny

United States

#11 Jun 16, 2009
No one really knows what the truth is at this point...But I did want to say that most pervs, don't seem like pervs to the outside world. Most pervs seem like the most trustworthy and responsible people out there in the community...
Allison

Rochester, NY

#12 Jun 16, 2009
Please spell-check before submitting these remarks; checking of your punctuation and grammar would be nice, too.
saddened 69 wrote:
this makes me laugh you all jump on here to want the kid that made a threat locked up and the key thrown away oh and he could never have n=been a good kid oh but we have aomeone like this that has actually touched someone and why he is just so innocent. what kind of a country and legal system are we living in and the worse part of it is this man gets a $2500.00 bail the kid got $25,000 bond or $10,000 bail what is worng with this picture. NAME maybe or the job
triumph110

Seattle, WA

#13 Jun 16, 2009
This is happening all over the country. Go to www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. This year they have documented over 250 of these types of incidents. In 2008 they found 478 of these kinds of cases.
customer

Rochester, NY

#14 Jun 16, 2009
bigsingle wrote:
<quoted text>
Psychotics are the most trustworthy persons in the world. Ask any criminalist or psychiatrist.
Do sexual predetors not take their children to practice, shop at wegmans, etc. etc, etc?
Well He may have shown his good side but within you have an individual with a different side. You had better make sure he didn't touch your child/children.
He will get a day in court. I hope he can be vindicated IF AND ONLY IF he is innocent. But if he is guilty?
I will call big bubba myself for the prep work.
And, every city in NYS has a big bubba in prison representing the victims of sexual assaults. I hope your friend the "decent dad" is up to losing his freedom. You take that child's innocents, Big Bubba takes his. Any questions?
So you're saying "big bubba" looks out for the victims of sexual assault by sexually assaulting people?
customer

Rochester, NY

#15 Jun 16, 2009
saddened 69 wrote:
oh and by the way i have known this kid for 18 years and he never did anything like this before and has never hurt anyone ever but according to all of you he was just plain crazy well well guess what guess your teachers arent so innocent are theylets put him in jail and throw away the key thats where he belongs isnt that what you all had to say about that kid . he never had the chance to prove innocent. you all condemmed him as soon as you heard the story
You are going to get mad at people who defend someone they know, but it was ok for you to defend someone you know?

According to you the media and police are to blame for that kid who made threats. Could that not be true in this case?

Can you please explain this hypocrite?
Rednecked Mama

Rochester, NY

#16 Jun 16, 2009
Thank you customer, I was going to say the same thing.

I'm sorry, but I have learned long ago never to just believe everything a child (yes, a child) has to say about this. ESPECIALLY a teenaged child. This is not to say they always lie - many, many of them are truly traumatized and are telling the truth. They do deserve to be heard. However - there are way, way too many kids out there who know their power to destroy.

All they have to do is say "He/she touched me!!!" and all of a sudden, the accused's life is totally destroyed. Doesn't matter if they are totally innocent. That accusation of sexual abuse/molestation is more than enough to cast doubt on their charactor. They lose their job, families, and friends.

I have known several men in my life who were falsly accused (and found not guilty in court - in one case, the kid admitted he lied). Did that help the accused? Not a bit. They still lost their job, family, and many of their "friends". Sad.
TCD1

Rochester, NY

#18 Jun 16, 2009
Allison wrote:
She's lying. 100% lying.
i agree! i don't care what any of you other people think. Go ahead and read off your statistics and everything i don't care...this girl is a liar!!
Brenda

Rochester, NY

#19 Jun 16, 2009
That "16 year old girl" is so lame. That man is a saint and would never do that. I am disappointed in any one who believes a girl that lies for attention. I would trust him with my life and I in no way think differently of him. He's a great guy and a good man.
Brenda

Rochester, NY

#20 Jun 16, 2009
bigsingle wrote:
<quoted text>
Psychotics are the most trustworthy persons in the world. Ask any criminalist or psychiatrist.
Do sexual predetors not take their children to practice, shop at wegmans, etc. etc, etc?
Well He may have shown his good side but within you have an individual with a different side. You had better make sure he didn't touch your child/children.
He will get a day in court. I hope he can be vindicated IF AND ONLY IF he is innocent. But if he is guilty?
I will call big bubba myself for the prep work.
And, every city in NYS has a big bubba in prison representing the victims of sexual assaults. I hope your friend the "decent dad" is up to losing his freedom. You take that child's innocents, Big Bubba takes his. Any questions?
you're disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Don't act like you know what you're talking about.
Violet

Rochester, NY

#21 Jun 16, 2009
I am so glad Customer pretty much summed up much of my thoughts.
Victor student

Geneva, NY

#22 Jun 16, 2009
I believe that the accusations are true because he was a "touchy-feely" teacher who felt a little bit too comfortable around students
Victor student

Geneva, NY

#23 Jun 16, 2009
On the other hand, the girl who is accusing him doesn't have the best track record. Therefore he may have "touched" her and it got blown out of proportion. In this case I believe innocent until proven guilty.
Baileys Mom

Rochester, NY

#24 Jun 16, 2009
Victor student wrote:
On the other hand, the girl who is accusing him doesn't have the best track record. Therefore he may have "touched" her and it got blown out of proportion. In this case I believe innocent until proven guilty.
That's the way to go. Innocent until proven guilty.
I do have to feel sorry for the young lady if she is indeed telling the truth. However, I feel even sorrier for the teacher if this was blown out of proportion.

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