Claims against teacher resurface

Claims against teacher resurface

There are 188 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Oct 7, 2006, titled Claims against teacher resurface. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The state is investigating the certification of Vic Whiting, a teacher and head football coach at Northwest High School.

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CheerMom

Conneaut, OH

#1 Oct 8, 2006
Wow! He wins---it's OK? I'm Glad my Daughter doesn't go to school there!
IndianProud

Massillon, OH

#2 Oct 8, 2006
Wow!!! You clearly have never met Vic Whiting!! He is an wonderful man. And PS CheerMom, we are glad your daughter doesn't go to our school too!
Indian Not Proud

Mansfield, OH

#3 Oct 9, 2006
All the kids talk about him...he doesn't make it a secret he likes the young girls!!
tom

United States

#4 Oct 11, 2006
VIC Whiting left the rolling hills school district for similiar accusations, I hope for our childrens sake that they conduct a detailed investigation.
Christine

Van Wert, OH

#5 Oct 12, 2006
He was quoted as saying, "It's a dead issue." Well, it's not. The statute of limitations never runs out when it comes to child molestation.
zoompad

Knaresborough, UK

#6 Oct 12, 2006
Christine wrote:
He was quoted as saying, "It's a dead issue." Well, it's not. The statute of limitations never runs out when it comes to child molestation.
It does in England. As Mr BUmble said, "The Law is an ass!"
Nw indian and Student

AOL

#7 Oct 22, 2006
Coach Whitting is the best football coach and teacher any student will want. You guys are overrated, you dont know a dam thing about him.

[email protected]
Former Player and Student

Stow, OH

#8 Oct 26, 2006
I would stay away from him because there is a reason why there was a settlement. Just watch him look at the girls in the hallway.
Observer

São Paulo, Brazil

#9 Oct 30, 2006
One day, some father will not wait for a cash settlement.
Very Interested

Perrysburg, OH

#10 Nov 1, 2006
Tom - I did a google search on the Rolling Hills School District and it comes up as a district in California. Your ISP comes from Burbank, CA. Do you have some direct information?
zoompad

Harrogate, UK

#11 Nov 1, 2006
Nw indian and Student wrote:
Coach Whitting is the best football coach and teacher any student will want. You guys are overrated, you dont know a dam thing about him.
[email protected]
My abuser was a pretty good football coach too. I'm afraid some abusers get into jobs like that as a way of getting near children. Lets hope that the real truth, whatever it is, comes out. If the man is guilty, he must be punished, as it is a despicable crime.
st john alum

Canal Winchester, OH

#12 Feb 5, 2007
The girl being referred to from DSJ (Delphos St. John's) was a classmate and a friend of mine that grew up with me. In my opinion, It is a real shame that because Mr. Whiting was a "successful" football coach, the students, parents, and faculty gave him a "pass" on behavior during the early 1990's.

I was a student of Delphos St. John's High School during the time that this student, and several others made sexually inappropriate accusations against Mr. Whiting. It was no secret among students, and especially football players, that Mr. Whiting liked us young girls. Among his incredulous habits was that he would stand at the bottom of stairways and joke with his players about the view up our school uniform skirts. He made many, many inappropriate comments that I, and many other students witnessed. It seems only one female student had the courage to stand up to him. The football team members harrassed her so severely, that she left our high school after the incidents became public. Several other female students did not file lawsuits, but were open about the inappropriate behaviors of Mr. Whiting.

I write this as a warning. Please be careful if your daughter(s) is in contact with Mr. Whiting. He is a smooth talker, a seducer, and a savvy man.

It is my opinion, that Mr. Whiting is a festivious con-artist.
Zoompad

Reading, UK

#13 Feb 6, 2007
st john alum wrote:
The girl being referred to from DSJ (Delphos St. John's) was a classmate and a friend of mine that grew up with me. In my opinion, It is a real shame that because Mr. Whiting was a "successful" football coach, the students, parents, and faculty gave him a "pass" on behavior during the early 1990's.
I was a student of Delphos St. John's High School during the time that this student, and several others made sexually inappropriate accusations against Mr. Whiting. It was no secret among students, and especially football players, that Mr. Whiting liked us young girls. Among his incredulous habits was that he would stand at the bottom of stairways and joke with his players about the view up our school uniform skirts. He made many, many inappropriate comments that I, and many other students witnessed. It seems only one female student had the courage to stand up to him. The football team members harrassed her so severely, that she left our high school after the incidents became public. Several other female students did not file lawsuits, but were open about the inappropriate behaviors of Mr. Whiting.
I write this as a warning. Please be careful if your daughter(s) is in contact with Mr. Whiting. He is a smooth talker, a seducer, and a savvy man.
It is my opinion, that Mr. Whiting is a festivious con-artist.
There's a lack of understanding about how perverts work. They look for a victim, they cream them off. It's a bit like how a lion runs with a flock of antelope, and picks off he weakest. The strong antelope kick and run too fast, but the weakest cannot kick and run.

A lot of perverts flirt and make suggestive remarks as part of the grooming. They look for reactions. They will pick on the shy introvert usually. These are easiest to manipulate, because they are less likely to run with the pack - or have their friends around to stop the abuse. People need to realise this stuff.
Wondering

Winterville, NC

#14 Mar 18, 2007
How hard would it be for schools to have cameras to watch over every situation? Is America so poor that it cannot afford to do this? I would love to know that my children had that protection.
Zoompad

Reading, UK

#15 Mar 19, 2007
Wondering wrote:
How hard would it be for schools to have cameras to watch over every situation? Is America so poor that it cannot afford to do this? I would love to know that my children had that protection.
The law in the UK (and in America) do not punish abusers, because of the huge amount of corruption. I am working flat out to try to highlight paedophile psychologists right now. It wears me out, but it is now my priority in life.

Cameras are not the answer. A change of heart in the whole nation, the whole world, is the only answer. People need to turn back to God.

We can all do something. For instance, refusing to buy a newspaper with porn splashed all over the third page. Refusing to buy porn. Porn desensitises people. I find the written comments about these young women deeply offensive. They are like verbal rape. If everyone said "I'm not having this!" then we could make a huge difference. I am NOT in any way saying that women should walk around in shapeless tents and cover their pretty faces up - I am not being a sour grape prude, because I am not young any more. Men and women should let their beauty shine out, it is to the glory of God to look attractive. But is it obscene for beauty and sex to be merchandise, to be bought and sold, yet the world thinks that there is nothing wrong in it, because of desensitisation. Porn is wrong, just as prostitution is wrong. And these are the reasons that there is so much child abuse.
Wondering

Winterville, NC

#16 Mar 19, 2007
Zoompad. You have some very good points. You are correct, in a perfect world. but, since that is yet to come, until then, I see camera protection as viable. What if the catholic church had had cameras? Wouldn't it have saved some money in lawsuits.. and most importantly, saved some children? I think of that child in Florida who was abducted, and murdered. but a camera at a car wash 'caught' the abduction. They had the guy in a short while. If he had KNOWN the street was patroled by a camera, maybe it would have saved the little girl's life. If teachers knew cameras were recording, they might think twice about wrong doing. and when the teachers were wrongly accused, even 20 years later, the camera would tell the truth. Cameras may NOT be the answer, but they would HAVE to help..AND MAYBE we would find that they were the only answer we are going to come up with?
Northern Ohio

Toledo, OH

#17 Apr 16, 2007
st. john alum -

I know it would take alot of guts, but you might consider contacting the State of Ohio department of Education with your concerns.

You could also contact a group called SNAP who was helping to gather information on Whiting. You can find out how to contact their Ohio contact here.

http://www.snapnetwork.org/snap_regional_offi...
Former NW student

United States

#18 May 5, 2007
It's hard to believe that Vic Whiting is guilty of all these accusations. I went to Northwest; I had him for two classes, separate years. I noticed he was a bit .. perverted at times. At the same time, I'm not sure I'd say "perverted" but just inappropriate for someone in his position. I believe he is a good man; he helped me with several things, outside the classroom [home conflicts, etc] and he never was inappropriate with me; and maybe because of that, my view is biased. However, maybe he has controlled these former impulses because these charges seem to have -resurfaced,- not reoccurred. Give the guy a break. Yes, he might have done some horrible things. But we all make mistakes; big ones even. But don't we all deserve a chance to be forgiven? Did anyone even ask him if he regrets what he did?
Northern Ohio

Toledo, OH

#19 May 7, 2007
You are missing a huge point here. There was a private settlement made to the victim in the case at St. John High School in Delphos, Ohio. Those settlements, with their gag orders, seek to divert these cases from the criminal court system. Had that case been appropriately reported, as required by law, to law enforcement Mr. Whiting would have likely lost his teaching license then. At issue is not whether he should be forgiven -- for pete's sake that is between him, his family and the victim and her family. What is at issue is this an individual who should have a state sanctioned license to teach kids. And yes, we all make mistakes, but not all of us violate the law and that is what this man did.
noname

Canton, SD

#20 May 7, 2007
this is the gayeis ever dont ever contact me you butt hole

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