West Orange High School Teacher Under...

West Orange High School Teacher Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Misconduct with a Student

There are 21 comments on the TheAlternativePress.com story from Aug 31, 2012, titled West Orange High School Teacher Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Misconduct with a Student. In it, TheAlternativePress.com reports that:

Erica DePalo, an English teacher at West Orange High School, is currently under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct with a West Orange student.

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Imani

United States

#1 Aug 31, 2012
Omg she was my freshman seminar teacher ! I knew she was nuts.:o
Joan rementilla

United States

#2 Aug 31, 2012
She's a boss hahahha. Still love her
annika

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Aug 31, 2012
How does shit like this even happen, why would a student even wanna sleep with her. , let us pray, this is why my kids will be home schooled I don't need my sons wee wee being tickled by a teacher, smh this world is beyond corrupted
WOHS Graduate

New York, NY

#4 Aug 31, 2012
This is far from breaking news..
Dirk

Bradley Beach, NJ

#5 Aug 31, 2012
where were teachers like this when i was in high school
anonymous

Newark, NJ

#6 Aug 31, 2012
This isn't the first student. She has had sex with multiple alumni.
Anonymous

New York, NY

#7 Aug 31, 2012
People knew Ms. D slept with students and other teachers and no one did anything until now..
Mhernadaz

United States

#8 Aug 31, 2012
Dirk wrote:
where were teachers like this when i was in high school
. Your a sick person...!!!!
Dirk

Bradley Beach, NJ

#10 Aug 31, 2012
im not sick lmao. I know for a fact that Erica isnt afraid to kiss the baby
asdfgkj

Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

#11 Aug 31, 2012
Students have been saying that she's slept with numerous boys in school. I just never believed any of it. She was one of my favorite teachers.
abcdefg

Rochester, MI

#12 Aug 31, 2012
I believe she is not the only teacher in the school who does.Let's see if she brings them down with her.
hijklmnop

Glenn, GA

#13 Aug 31, 2012
shes had sexual relationships with multiple students including alumni almost 10 yrs ago
jessica

United States

#14 Sep 1, 2012
Not surprised but she was cool as hell lol
What Really Matters

Canton, MI

#15 Sep 1, 2012
Mhernadaz wrote:
<quoted text>. Your a sick person...!!!!
That would be "you're".
mel abal

West Orange, NJ

#16 Sep 1, 2012
All these comments are ridiculous. Kids love to make nonsense like this up simply to look good infront of their friends without realizing their jokes ultimately ruin a persons life. As a former student that had her in high school I can say this is nonsense. She was close to the kids simply bc she legitimately cared about what happened to them and made it a priority for each of them to succeed. Her only fault was caring to much in a school full of resentful kids that don't think twice before trying to be "cool". She is an amazing teacher and now has lost everything. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
stephhh

West Orange, NJ

#17 Sep 1, 2012
I agree with the top statement. Great person that cared to much n made it easy for kids to use her to ger one up in high school. Amazing teacher, great person, all this is UN true
a loving former student

West Orange, NJ

#18 Sep 1, 2012
[QUOTE She is an amazing teacher and now has lost everything. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?[/QUOTE]
And even then if proven guilty its still up for debate. Allegations like these are hard to disprove simply bc the society we love in have Already decided she's guilty only bc she's been accused they don't care about truth or hard facts. Erica stay strong. I am a firm believer that even if it is true your still an amazing teacher that messed up. Either way a 15 year old kid is just as responsible. I'm tired of defending them, they make their choices. No one can say he didn't know.. best of luck...
Shanning

Bloomington, IN

#19 Sep 1, 2012
I don't know about these comments you guys are making. I shared some awkward moments with depalo. I'm not at all surprised
stephhh

Livingston, NJ

#20 Sep 1, 2012
Shanning wrote:
I don't know about these comments you guys are making. I shared some awkward moments with depalo. I'm not at all surprised
What do u see as awkward? A teacher who is comfortable in her own skin and isn't afraid to tell me how it is? Maybe its just reality sweety
Brett

Chesapeake, VA

#21 Sep 2, 2012
Yes she is innocent until proven guilty. And yes if she is innocent her life is still altered. That is the unfortunate part of this. But arrest warrants are not issued without evidence that suggests a crime has been committed. It is very unlikely that just the word of a 15 yr old triggered her arrest. If you read the story and it if is factual it sounds like this relationship ended very abruptly. School officials and police have to consider the effect of bringing charges that don't have the weight of evidence. It's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Let the evidence and facts determine guilt or innocence.

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