Sturgeon Bay High School teacher/coach Darren Berg arrested; due in court today

Feb 17, 2010 Full story: WisInfo 20

STURGEON BAY - A Sturgeon Bay High School teacher and coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student is scheduled to appear in Door County Circuit Court today.

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Sean Busse

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#1 Feb 17, 2010
Darren's a douche bag and deserves to rot in prison! He has a beautiful wife and children and instead likes messing with high school teenagers. This isn't the first time he's done this and it's bout time this low life gets caught!
Tsk Tsk

Downers Grove, IL

#2 Feb 17, 2010
I agree with you, Sean. My heart goes out to his gorgeous (inside and out) and those beautiful children. He had a great life, great wife, great children...and he messes it up for a high school student!? WOW!
bee

Port Edwards, WI

#3 Feb 17, 2010
not to mention messes up a young girl and her family. let's see how berg would feel if a teacher was inappropriate with his daughters
Amanda

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#4 Feb 18, 2010
how can u say he messed up tht young girls life??? she is just as guilty as him. she was 7 and messing around with him for a while. dont say shes a victim because she is not at all. she is a little high school slut screwing her teacher for an A....!!!
Michele

Marinette, WI

#5 Feb 19, 2010
Mr. Berg is innocent. He has two sons, no daughters.

Yes, his wife is beautiful; inside and out, AND a zillionth% behind her husband. Berg has been one of SB High finest teachers. Those of you who don't like him results from his strictness, doing his job the way ALL teachers should. All it takes is one rumor to explode into a devastating nightmare. He deserves your respect and support. BTW, Sean Busse, do you have any idea what qualifies as a douche bag? Apparently not since you used it incorrectly, but congratulations on spelling it right!
Kevin

Mayville, WI

#6 Feb 19, 2010
Michele please don't write anymore stupid posts like that!!! He's a teacher that had sex with a student!!! This does NOT qualify him as a good teacher!! This qualifies him as a sexual preditor. We pay taxes to educate our children not have them exposed to this type of behavior. Every student you talk to knew something was going on with this guy many years ago. Shame on the administration for allowing this ahole to continue to work as a teacher!!! YES, I feel sorry for his wife and children, but what about the 17 year old girl!!!! This is what our tax dollars are paying for??? He's on PAID administrative leave??? What a joke!!!
What else is going on in the school system that we don't know about. This girl is NOT a slut for goodness sakes, she's 17!!!! She is supposed to be educated. Let's take a look in his personnel file, are there any warnings for talking inapropriately to students?? As ex teachers and students will all tell you that he has always done??? This is a sad reflection our our school system and community!! PERIOD!!
SBHS grad

Menasha, WI

#7 Feb 19, 2010
I was a student of Berg's, a few years ago. I saw plenty of shoulder massages for the pretty girls. There have been rumors for years of the teacher having inappropriate relationships with female students...for at least ten years. Yes he does have a WONDERFUL wife and two awesome boys, but that doesn't take away from what he did. All of the people involved need our prayers.
Sean Busse

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#8 Feb 20, 2010
Do you realize Michele that there is evidence that proves berg was having a sexual relationship with this girl... You can say all you want that hes a great guy and a good teacher... But you have to be sick in the head to think that...
SBHS STUDENT

Eagle, WI

#9 Feb 20, 2010
He is sick. How can a 29 year old man think that it is ok to have a sexual relationship with a student? That is crazy!!! He just skrewed himself along with countless other underage girls!! And To all of his lady friends!! You are stupid for ever thinking that haveing sex with him was ok. You are also at fault. You just don't do this knd of shit!
bee

Port Edwards, WI

#10 Feb 22, 2010
amanda... although everyone has a personal responsibilty, darren berg had a proffesional code of conduct that was broken on any number of levels. placing blame on a minor(whatever her behavior)is missing the point that a person who is trained to defuse that behavior did not. this is an adults responsibility, and especially one who is in a position of authority. get your priorities straight.
Berg Hater

Green Bay, WI

#11 Feb 22, 2010
I hope his wife cuts off his balls with a broken Coke bottle and hucks all his shit out a window... and then random pedestrians light him on fire... and then, he's still somehow healthy enough for prison, so Bubba can tap dat ass.
SB resident

Sullivan, WI

#13 Apr 13, 2010
Every kid who attended SB High knows the girls Berg chased, flirted with and even had affairs with. Not to mention the countless classmates he treated unfairly. My guess is the police department has a long list of young ladies but they will never testify against him. Even as grown adults they will not want their name dragged through the mud. It's so unfortunate because the full truth will never be told. Every day he sits in jail and is frightened, intimidated or bullied will be pay back for those children whose life he negatively impacted. Shame on Sturgeon Bay high school administration and his fellow teachers. MANY of you knew it and stood by and did nothing. Several of you that come to mind should be charged as well. And you know who you are.
SB Resident Also

San Francisco, CA

#14 Apr 20, 2010
I second "SB resident" Comments as well as others as to the long term nature of his ethics shortcomings. It was common knowledge back in '95 that he had been sleeping with at least a couple students. I can only assume there are countless others along the way who dont want to reveal their identity only to have it splashed up in the advocate and reminder.
Berg - good luck finding a new job. Might want to tthink about iceland right now.
Martin

Wheaton, IL

#15 Apr 27, 2010
Innocent until proven guilty. In Salem they hunted for witches & burnt women.
Dont Trust Telka

United States

#16 May 31, 2010
Oh look at this!
All these news stories about a teacher on trail, but NO MENTION ON TOPIX ABOUT THE STURGEON BAY COP ARRESTED FOR DUI!
SB Resident 3

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#17 Jun 4, 2010
Telka has nothing to do with it, he moved like a month ago!
SB Resident 6

Green Bay, WI

#18 Nov 10, 2010
SB Resident 3 wrote:
Telka has nothing to do with it, he moved like a month ago!
Trelka has EVERYTHING to do with it.
Our city is now policed by soul-less thugs, all thanks to trelka - a man that ran the PD like he was mafia all the while cheating on his wife with various women and using his position to keep people from saying anything about it.
Why do you think that one cop suddenly had problems? Why do you think our force had a high turnover under Trelka?
Trelka's a lot worse than Berg, but then you people always did ignore it when your friends turned out to be evil to the core.
Pete

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Nov 12, 2010
How sad almost all of you assumed he was guilty
SB tax payer

Seymour, WI

#20 Jul 13, 2011
This kind of stuff goes on in schools all over the state of Wisconsin. There have been teachers like this forever. In the 70's it was Russ Wernsberger from Washington High School in Two Rivers. Except he did not get the media attention Darren Berg did, sadly enough to say..Wernsberger was worse and I do not know that he got sentenced to anything either.
SBHS Thenell

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#21 Sep 16, 2013
Pete wrote:
How sad almost all of you assumed he was guilty
justice isn't perfect jackass, not only that the countless woman that had, didn't want to testify because of their names.

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