D: Episopal School of Knoxville teacher placed on leave

A teacher at a private Knoxville school has been put on administrative leave after accusations of inappropriate conduct with a student. Full Story
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Religious nut job

Knoxville, TN

#1 Apr 10, 2008
This is what happens when you take god out of school....

Oh wait, god was in school and it happened anyways! Off to find a thread where an identical situation happens at a secular school so I can exploit it.

Since: Mar 08

Jefferson, MA

#2 Apr 10, 2008
You have got to be kidding me!!!!! What is up with all the stories like this suddenly?

This school only teaches thru the 8th grade. So at the most, the child would be, what, 13?

I'm jumping the gun here, but if it is true and he is found guilty, it'll be interesting to see how his sentence compares to the female teachers that have made the news recently.
West Knox Mom

Ashburn, VA

#3 Apr 10, 2008
Please don't jump the gun here, students have realized that they can accuse a teacher/principal/coach at whom they are mad, of being improper and EVERYONE goes crazy. The teacher's life is ruined even when the resulting investigation proves that the whole story was made up, and nothing is done to the student. I realize that some of the allegations in the past few years have proved to be true, but I also realize that there have been four or five educators whose careers were ruined by students lying. This has proved to be a popular way to get back at educators because of a bad grade, a punishment, detention, not making the team, etc. Because the media jumps on everything and makes a big deal about it, everyone now assumes the worse.
knoxville

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Apr 10, 2008
Restless Spirit wrote:
You have got to be kidding me!!!!! What is up with all the stories like this suddenly?
This school only teaches thru the 8th grade. So at the most, the child would be, what, 13?
I'm jumping the gun here, but if it is true and he is found guilty, it'll be interesting to see how his sentence compares to the female teachers that have made the news recently.
I agree with you, my only concern is that my neice and nephew go to this school and the only male teachers that I know of are in the K and 2nd grade, so these little tikes would have not been older than 8 years old. VERY SCARY that my sister pays tuition that high and can't feel safe.
knox co teacher

Nashville, TN

#5 Apr 10, 2008
West Knox Mom wrote:
Please don't jump the gun here, students have realized that they can accuse a teacher/principal/coach at whom they are mad, of being improper and EVERYONE goes crazy. The teacher's life is ruined even when the resulting investigation proves that the whole story was made up, and nothing is done to the student. I realize that some of the allegations in the past few years have proved to be true, but I also realize that there have been four or five educators whose careers were ruined by students lying. This has proved to be a popular way to get back at educators because of a bad grade, a punishment, detention, not making the team, etc. Because the media jumps on everything and makes a big deal about it, everyone now assumes the worse.
So true. "Guilty until proven innocent" and then it's too late because the damage has already been done.
just say no

AOL

#6 Apr 10, 2008
Religious nut job wrote:
This is what happens when you take god out of school....
Oh wait, god was in school and it happened anyways! Off to find a thread where an identical situation happens at a secular school so I can exploit it.
ummmm what happened?? you dont know. no charges filed. i take it your all for anything against GOD??? sad
Clean House

Maryville, TN

#9 Apr 10, 2008
Wow, I guess it not just the Catholics huh?
Clean House

Maryville, TN

#10 Apr 10, 2008
Mr. Dew,
" A fan of Isaacs"? For what, how he gets low lifes off the hook?
Knox County Resident

AOL

#11 Apr 10, 2008
West Knox Mom wrote:
Please don't jump the gun here, students have realized that they can accuse a teacher/principal/coach at whom they are mad, of being improper and EVERYONE goes crazy. The teacher's life is ruined even when the resulting investigation proves that the whole story was made up, and nothing is done to the student. I realize that some of the allegations in the past few years have proved to be true, but I also realize that there have been four or five educators whose careers were ruined by students lying. This has proved to be a popular way to get back at educators because of a bad grade, a punishment, detention, not making the team, etc. Because the media jumps on everything and makes a big deal about it, everyone now assumes the worse.
Thank you for stating the truth. Without knowing the facts behind the case, no one should be making a judgment. This happens across the country, but Knox Co. seems to have more than their share of accused teachers. I wonder if this could be because the main school district in this community refuses to hold the students who lie responsible for their actions. They suspend these teachers, most of the time with no facts or evidence to support the allegation, and through their actions help the accuser destroy the reputation and life of the teacher. It doesn't matter that the teacher may be completely innocent - the public in most cases will never believe that there was nothing to the allegation. These kids, especially the older teenagers, should have to face some type of repercussion for knowingly making a false accusation and the school district should examine the manner in which they handle these situations. The school districts should be held liable if they cause the TEACHER undue suffering, due to their actions or inaction during the course of the investigation and the allegations are found to be without merit. Nothing will change however, if the community keeps refusing to confront the problem and demand that something be done to stop this.
Malcolm Tent

Irmo, SC

#12 Apr 10, 2008
Greg Isaacs is your local child molester specialist. If this teacher has retained his services, you can bet he is guilty as....well...sin.
ESK parent

Knoxville, TN

#13 Apr 10, 2008
knoxville wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you, my only concern is that my neice and nephew go to this school and the only male teachers that I know of are in the K and 2nd grade, so these little tikes would have not been older than 8 years old. VERY SCARY that my sister pays tuition that high and can't feel safe.
There are several male teacher in the middle school and only one in the elementary school, who has not been placed on leave. I think more facts should be heard before all those against God and private schools start voicing their distaste. My child goes to this school and our family feels completely safe at ESK. We love the ESK community and will support them through this difficult time no matter what the outcome maybe.
Knox County Resident

AOL

#14 Apr 10, 2008
Actually, the Sentinel is reporting that the school retained Issacs...so if your all knowing wisdom - what does that mean?
REader

Knoxville, TN

#15 Apr 10, 2008
Knox County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for stating the truth. Without knowing the facts behind the case, no one should be making a judgment. This happens across the country, but Knox Co. seems to have more than their share of accused teachers. I wonder if this could be because the main school district in this community refuses to hold the students who lie responsible for their actions. They suspend these teachers, most of the time with no facts or evidence to support the allegation, and through their actions help the accuser destroy the reputation and life of the teacher. It doesn't matter that the teacher may be completely innocent - the public in most cases will never believe that there was nothing to the allegation. These kids, especially the older teenagers, should have to face some type of repercussion for knowingly making a false accusation and the school district should examine the manner in which they handle these situations. The school districts should be held liable if they cause the TEACHER undue suffering, due to their actions or inaction during the course of the investigation and the allegations are found to be without merit. Nothing will change however, if the community keeps refusing to confront the problem and demand that something be done to stop this.
I agree 1000 percent! If students make this us, and many do, they should face consequences. The system should also stand behind the teacher until they have proof. Unfortunately Knox county is quick to believe the students. I'm not saying we should disregard the student, but too many teacher's lives have been ruined by lying kids.(I know I will get flamed because innocent children's lives have been ruined too, but let's find out the truth before we crucify someone.) Flame away.
REader

Knoxville, TN

#16 Apr 10, 2008
Malcolm Tent wrote:
Greg Isaacs is your local child molester specialist. If this teacher has retained his services, you can bet he is guilty as....well...sin.
um...how nice of you to serve a judge and jury. You are forgetting that he is often hired because he will go all out to prove innocence-and many teachers are innocent and need his service.
Knox County Resident

AOL

#17 Apr 10, 2008
ESK parent wrote:
<quoted text>
There are several male teacher in the middle school and only one in the elementary school, who has not been placed on leave. I think more facts should be heard before all those against God and private schools start voicing their distaste. My child goes to this school and our family feels completely safe at ESK. We love the ESK community and will support them through this difficult time no matter what the outcome maybe.
Meant to hit reply earlier.

Actually the Sentinel is reporting that the school retained Issacs..so in your all knowing wisdom - what does that mean?
Knox County Resident

AOL

#18 Apr 10, 2008
Sorry ESK...for some reason it's not letting me reply to Malcolm Tent's comment.
Malcolm Tent

Irmo, SC

#19 Apr 10, 2008
Don't know the guy, don't know the school, don't know the details. Just know that Greg Isaacs represents guilty child-molesters regularly. If your innocent any ole' slack-jaw attorney can win with the truth. Takes a specialist to prove a guilty man innocent. Doesn't matter anyway, this one won't see the light of court for years. That's Isaacs' tactic, postpone until the children start recovering from the trauma and the families don't want to put their children through the horrible memories again. Then Wham-O, a year of probation for copping a plea and the pervs can get right back to work on the next kid.
ESK Parent

Hermitage, TN

#20 Apr 10, 2008
I do not believe for a minute that any of our teachers would act inappropriately with our students. I feel that my child is perfectly safe with any of these instructors. It sounds like a disgruntled student making false accusations. Please do not judge until the facts are known.
ESK parent 2

Manchester, TN

#21 Apr 10, 2008
My children also attend ESK. We are thrilled with the staff and sorry to hear of the accusation. So many people are in pain on every side of this story. Those who jump on any bandwagon without more information show their ignorance. We will continue to support our school.
ESK Parent

New Johnsonville, TN

#22 Apr 10, 2008
It is sad that people are jumping to so many conclusions when, at the moment, there is very little reliable information available. Our family has been very happy at ESK, and we will do our best to be supportive of the community. That means not making assumptions about what has or hasn't happened. It is unfortunate that the press dangles precious few details before the public, and we start assuming we know something. In fact, most of us know nothing. And whatever you may think of Greg Isaacs, he and his family are a part of our community, and he was at one time chairman of ESK's board of trustees. That's why he was speaking for the SCHOOL, not for the person accused. Let's all back off, wait to see what is happening, and pray for all concerned.

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