CCS teacher faces drunken driving charge

CCS teacher faces drunken driving charge

There are 13 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Dec 22, 2009, titled CCS teacher faces drunken driving charge. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

A physical education teacher at Cambridge Central School was arrested on Friday night in Waterford in Saratoga County on a drunken driving charge, police said.

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Vermont Transplant

Middlebury, VT

#1 Dec 23, 2009
Was he on leave before he decided to drink and drive or did he decide to take a leave before the scholl fired him? What a role model. Sounds like he has some personal issues to deal with one looking for a new job. I wouldn't want him around my kids. I know he is human and we make mistakes but 3 times the legal limit is a little excessive. How would he feel if he accidently killed one of his students or their family members that night driving home?
wahhhhhh

United States

#3 Dec 23, 2009
That's not very "proper" behavior.
nana says

Salem, NH

#4 Dec 23, 2009
What people do outside of thier job is thier business. This guy was drinking for sure - but he was not drinking at school or off campus event. He should not be fired. I would hate to loss my job for something that went down while I was not at work.
He may not be a good roll model right now and seriously I don't see the need for any news organization to have to say where anyone works when the employee has done something unless it does pertain directly to the job - like drinking on the job - at a basketball game - driving a school bus - ect.
How would we feel if they said - John Meathead who is employed at Tansitor was picked up for DWI? It doesn't make sense!
wahhhhhh

United States

#5 Dec 23, 2009
nana says wrote:
What people do outside of thier job is thier business. This guy was drinking for sure - but he was not drinking at school or off campus event. He should not be fired. I would hate to loss my job for something that went down while I was not at work.
He may not be a good roll model right now and seriously I don't see the need for any news organization to have to say where anyone works when the employee has done something unless it does pertain directly to the job - like drinking on the job - at a basketball game - driving a school bus - ect.
How would we feel if they said - John Meathead who is employed at Tansitor was picked up for DWI? It doesn't make sense!
When the tax payers are footing this guy's salary and he's influencing and/or interacting with their children, they have a right to know.
No one important

Manchester Center, VT

#7 Dec 23, 2009
You especially wouldn't want him around young girls - Rumor throughout the school is he was on leave for having a relationship with a teenage girl. But as the school said it is a personal matter!
Outsider

Bennington, VT

#8 Dec 23, 2009
No one important wrote:
You especially wouldn't want him around young girls - Rumor throughout the school is he was on leave for having a relationship with a teenage girl. But as the school said it is a personal matter!
The school actually said it was a PERSONNEL matter, but it could be very personal, if true.

Who Gives A Rats S

“Lifes A Trip With Proper Equip”

Since: Apr 09

McHenry, Md

#9 Dec 24, 2009
I do not believe what I am reading in these comments... One would believe you damn people would like teachers to revert to the days in the 1800's when the schoolmarm's were not allowed to socialize with men or get married...
I suggest you visit your local clubs and bars and restaurants like a group of vigilantes and bust all of your school teachers who enjoy kicking back a cold one.... Stake out the liquor stores and grocery stores and report those teachers who purchase alcoholic beverages.... And while your at it, you might as well go after your local clergy because I know for a fact you have some beer swilling padre in that town....
You all sound like a GD bunch of old ladies at a tea party condemning others for their actions, and then reaching for the bottle of Geritol that is now filled with whiskey.
Mark Nolan

Albany, NY

#12 Dec 30, 2009
Who Gives A Rats S wrote:
I do not believe what I am reading in these comments... One would believe you damn people would like teachers to revert to the days in the 1800's when the schoolmarm's were not allowed to socialize with men or get married...
I suggest you visit your local clubs and bars and restaurants like a group of vigilantes and bust all of your school teachers who enjoy kicking back a cold one.... Stake out the liquor stores and grocery stores and report those teachers who purchase alcoholic beverages.... And while your at it, you might as well go after your local clergy because I know for a fact you have some beer swilling padre in that town....
You all sound like a GD bunch of old ladies at a tea party condemning others for their actions, and then reaching for the bottle of Geritol that is now filled with whiskey.
Teachers are supposed to be held to higher standards in their community. Whether or not people agree with that is of very little or importance.
Mark Nolan

Albany, NY

#13 Dec 30, 2009
Teachers are traditionally held to a higher standard than others in their community. It's always been that way and continues in 2009. Whether or not people care to acknowledge or accept it is of little or no importance.
student at CCS

Latham, NY

#14 Feb 18, 2010
Though the matter is serious, its not as serious as the accounts that had been brought against him with the teenage girl..which has been said to be true and is highly believed considering you cant fire a teacher just based on rumors, you have to go into a investigation.. he is watched everywhere he goes and will have a hard time trying to get a job considering his life has been hell through the last few months

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#15 Mar 26, 2010
nana says wrote:
What people do outside of thier job is thier business. This guy was drinking for sure - but he was not drinking at school or off campus event. He should not be fired. I would hate to loss my job for something that went down while I was not at work.
He may not be a good roll model right now and seriously I don't see the need for any news organization to have to say where anyone works when the employee has done something unless it does pertain directly to the job - like drinking on the job - at a basketball game - driving a school bus - ect.
How would we feel if they said - John Meathead who is employed at Tansitor was picked up for DWI? It doesn't make sense!
Sorry dude, have to disagree here. Two reasons:

1) The guy is getting paid by taxpayer dollars, as he is employed by Cambridge for the Cambridge Central School District. That being said, he's a public servant and should be held to higher standard (same as Fire, Police, EMS, etc.).

-and-

2) As a teacher for Cambridge Central School (regardless of what is being taught), he is supposed to set a positive example for the students. By doing this, he set a really bad example to the underage students attending CCS. Of course, students somehow someway will find a way to drink, they always do. But that's no excuse nonetheless.

Whether or not he should be fired remains to be seen. But despite the fact he may have been on his own time, with all the publicity in this, my guess is that he get's canned.

Reverend Ike

United States

#16 Mar 26, 2010
Mark JM wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry dude, have to disagree here. Two reasons:
1) The guy is getting paid by taxpayer dollars, as he is employed by Cambridge for the Cambridge Central School District. That being said, he's a public servant and should be held to higher standard (same as Fire, Police, EMS, etc.).
-and-
2) As a teacher for Cambridge Central School (regardless of what is being taught), he is supposed to set a positive example for the students. By doing this, he set a really bad example to the underage students attending CCS. Of course, students somehow someway will find a way to drink, they always do. But that's no excuse nonetheless.
Whether or not he should be fired remains to be seen. But despite the fact he may have been on his own time, with all the publicity in this, my guess is that he get's canned.
Policeman, Fireman, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Politicians, Clergy, Judges and the good lord himself all consumed alcohol.
Nice try Shakespeare but your point is meaningless in the REAL WORLD.

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#17 Jul 20, 2010
Reverend Ike wrote:
<quoted text>
Policeman, Fireman, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Politicians, Clergy, Judges and the good lord himself all consumed alcohol.
Nice try Shakespeare but your point is meaningless in the REAL WORLD.
I'm not saying don't drink, heck, I like a cold beer every now and then. I'm saying be responsible about it. I like to have a cold one when I get home from work after a long day. I like the occasional trip to the bar. But I won't down a number of alcoholic drinks and then be stupid enough to get behind the wheel.

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