Country Day School teacher Brett Naff arrested, charged with sodomy

Sep 25, 2012 Full story: Alabama Live 178

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Brett Naff, a middle school teacher at Country Day School in Huntsville, was arrested Monday and charged with sodomy, according to The Times' news partner, WHNT News 19.

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star

Independence, KY

#90 Feb 6, 2013
CDS Preschool Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
My understanding is that the teachers in the elementary and middle schools do have teacher certifications in the state of Alabama. Is this not the case?
Whatever happened to INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty!??
I think its TRAGIC that a man, and his whole entire familys life and name can be ripped from him on the word of ONE child whose parent had a bone to pick....
Another Former Parent

Arab, AL

#91 Feb 7, 2013
star wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever happened to INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty!??
I think its TRAGIC that a man, and his whole entire familys life and name can be ripped from him on the word of ONE child whose parent had a bone to pick....
It would be IF that were the case but it's not. This girls parents thought Naff was a god send AND she is no longer a child nor is it based on her word alone. Call it TRAGIC or whatever you want to call it but that man does NOT belong around children. They don't press charges on someone's word alone and if thats all they had to go on, he wouldn't have waived his rights to a preliminary hearing. Someone's word isn't enough evidence for a trial.
Another parent

Harvest, AL

#94 Feb 13, 2013
This girl may have had issues long before going to this school
Informed

United States

#95 Feb 13, 2013
She may have but what does that have to do with sexual abuse? Does that mean it is ok to sexually abuse a child as long as they already have issues? Seriously??? Is this the CDS mentality?
It mayean

Madison, AL

#96 Mar 11, 2013
Some people have trouble telling the truth. Could she be one?
Amused

United States

#97 Mar 12, 2013
It mayean wrote:
Some people have trouble telling the truth. Could she be one?
LOL. Of course she could be as could he.
Former Naff Supporter

Covington, GA

#99 Mar 18, 2013
It's obvious that some of us feel Naff is a saint, to others he's evil personified. I started out as a staunch supporter but I recently learned some things that made me open my eyes. We could all bicker back and forth here forever, but all I want to ask is if there has been any word on this case?

Thank you.
CDS Preschool Parent

Madison, AL

#100 Mar 19, 2013
Could you please elaborate on what you learned recently? I have heard nothing new about the case.
Former Naff Supporter

Covington, GA

#101 Mar 19, 2013
Our child was enrolled at CDS for a short time back when the earlier allegations were made.(Not the one situation we are all waiting to hear about now.) I recently had separate conversations with 2 people who were also there at that time and they filled in some blanks for me. I did a little research then compared all this with some things my son told me about his experiences when he was there. He admitted that he was to scared of Naff to tell us why he was so adamant about leaving CDS. I will not share all I was told here as I cannot prove a darned thing, but I do feel incredibly stupid for not seeing things for what they were at the time. I was a pretty vocal Naff supporter until the last week or so.

So, short version - I didn't hear anything official but I am confident that I was wrong to be so pro-Naff. I am very concerned that this latest situation will be swept under the rug and don't understand why no one seems to know what's happening with the case.
WAFF News Watcher

Madison, AL

#105 Dec 3, 2013
Naff has been indicted by the Grand Jury. He now awaits trial.
Watching

United States

#109 Dec 5, 2013
I have been following this story from the start and have received three separate notices that new comments have been made but only see that one didn't get axed. Looks like the comment police are in full force with comments almost seemingly being cut as soon as they are posted. All I want to know is when is the trial? I want to be there? I have not seen any update on the news about indictment but I'm sure that's being controlled by the lawyers as much as these comments are.
Watching

United States

#110 Dec 5, 2013
And if the comment police won't allow you to post the trial date then at least post how I can find out when the trial date is. That much should be public information. Don't see how they can police that. Thanks!!!
Drew Peacock

Huntsville, AL

#111 Dec 5, 2013
Topix post 20 comments per page.
There are presently 4 1/2 pages of comments showing 92 comments.
The comment count number next to the "Judge It!" prompt shows 110 comments.
110 - 92 = 18
18 comments have been deleted by Topix.
18 comments of people who's children have been sexually abused.

Just like the murders of Ross Flores, Jamey Butler, and Jason Klonowski - it's nothing but a coverup!
WAFF News Watcher

Madison, AL

#113 Dec 6, 2013
Consider for a moment that Naff is found guilty of the charges, wouldn't the Mother be as guilty as Paterno was in the Sandusky case? After all, her first priority should be to protect our children and it is obvious that she has been protecting Naff for a long time.
Could she have really not known of his indiscretions? She attempted to fire her own daughter in law when the daughter in law brought divorce charges against Naff when it was found out that he was having an affair with a married woman? What lengths will the Mother go to protect her son?
Watchful eye

United States

#115 Dec 6, 2013
Let me rephrase that to "suspected pedophile". I don't know that he is one. He just acted a lot like one.
Former CDS Student

Auburn University, AL

#118 Feb 8, 2014
I just read all 95 posts here, and I'm not sure if this discussion is still "live," but I have a few things that I would like to get off my chest, regardless if anyone reads this or cares.

Firstly, I attended CDS from kindergarten to 7th grade. My parents pulled me out before my last year there and opted for a more mainstream middle school to better prepare me for a more mainstream high school. Not that CDS' curriculum is very relevant, but I did learn a lot there. I know for a fact that I can attribute my public speaking skills to the experience I gained in the many formal presentations that Naff had us do. I was also able to begin to deeply develop skills that molded me into who I am today, in writing, art, and-- of course-- soccer.

Back on topic though, I was in the accusing girl's grade for the entirety of the time she was at CDS, save eighth grade. We were close friends. I have very fond memories of the countless times we would spend at her house. She was a lot of fun and a genuinely good person, when she wasn't around Naff. I have so many specific, vivid memories of situations between the two of them. They have stuck with me to this day because of how "off" they seemed back then, when I was just a child. A decade later and my friend (also at CDS at the time) can still recall the same exact memories. Some of these are more haunting than others, and would sicken parents to hear.

It blows my mind (literally, I was speechless for a while there) that so many parents posting on here are so utterly firm in their assertions, "beyond a shadow of a doubt," that Naff is innocent. It makes me quite literally sick to my stomach, and it makes my heart ache. I was angry at first, but now I am just so disappointed.

I do not have children. But I can certainly wrap my head around the concept that when it comes to your own child, you don't want to see what a little part of you in the back of your mind knows is there. I saw this in action with many of my CDS classmates' parents, my own parents, and I have a feeling that this can also be attributed to the girl's parents' perception 9 years ago.

I will spare you all the unnecessary details of my memories of Naff. They are incredibly consistent with those that other former students have already posted. And to the poster that likened the Naff mentality to that of Lord of the Flies... 100% spot on.

I pray so adamantly for this girl's continuing strength, for the emotional healing of Naff's son and the boy's sweet mother, for the clarity of mind and conscience of Sherri Naff, and for the truth to wholly and resolutely come out.

If anyone has any information on the trial, please let me know. I can't find any updates. Sorry for the ramble.
MAP

Arab, AL

#121 May 27, 2014
Contact the Madison County DIstrict Attorney's Office for information on the trial date.
Fonda Peters

Madison, AL

#122 May 27, 2014
So he put it in you too?
Former CDS Student wrote:
I just read all 95 posts here, and I'm not sure if this discussion is still "live," but I have a few things that I would like to get off my chest, regardless if anyone reads this or cares.
Firstly, I attended CDS from kindergarten to 7th grade. My parents pulled me out before my last year there and opted for a more mainstream middle school to better prepare me for a more mainstream high school. Not that CDS' curriculum is very relevant, but I did learn a lot there. I know for a fact that I can attribute my public speaking skills to the experience I gained in the many formal presentations that Naff had us do. I was also able to begin to deeply develop skills that molded me into who I am today, in writing, art, and-- of course-- soccer.
Back on topic though, I was in the accusing girl's grade for the entirety of the time she was at CDS, save eighth grade. We were close friends. I have very fond memories of the countless times we would spend at her house. She was a lot of fun and a genuinely good person, when she wasn't around Naff. I have so many specific, vivid memories of situations between the two of them. They have stuck with me to this day because of how "off" they seemed back then, when I was just a child. A decade later and my friend (also at CDS at the time) can still recall the same exact memories. Some of these are more haunting than others, and would sicken parents to hear.
It blows my mind (literally, I was speechless for a while there) that so many parents posting on here are so utterly firm in their assertions, "beyond a shadow of a doubt," that Naff is innocent. It makes me quite literally sick to my stomach, and it makes my heart ache. I was angry at first, but now I am just so disappointed.
I do not have children. But I can certainly wrap my head around the concept that when it comes to your own child, you don't want to see what a little part of you in the back of your mind knows is there. I saw this in action with many of my CDS classmates' parents, my own parents, and I have a feeling that this can also be attributed to the girl's parents' perception 9 years ago.
I will spare you all the unnecessary details of my memories of Naff. They are incredibly consistent with those that other former students have already posted. And to the poster that likened the Naff mentality to that of Lord of the Flies... 100% spot on.
I pray so adamantly for this girl's continuing strength, for the emotional healing of Naff's son and the boy's sweet mother, for the clarity of mind and conscience of Sherri Naff, and for the truth to wholly and resolutely come out.
If anyone has any information on the trial, please let me know. I can't find any updates. Sorry for the ramble.
Just a parent

United States

#125 May 29, 2014
I am amazed at how quick topix will delete valid and informative comments on the subject but will allow stupid immature bratty "Naff-like" comments to remain. It says a lot about who is really policing these comments and who is filing all the complaints for each comment posted. For those that don't know him, the two comments above reflect the character of the man in question pretty well and of those who have been "raised" by him. If topix does delete the posts by Fonda Peter and Anita Longerman then you missed their truly mature contribution to this discussion. Let someone post a trial date or tell someone to contact the DA and report what they know and watch how fast that comment disappears.
In the know

Huntsville, AL

#126 May 29, 2014
This young woman has been after money all along. She has changed her story frequently and has made up outright lies on numerous occasions. She will be caught up in her own web and the truth of this will reveal itself. Justice will prevail in the end.

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