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Sunday, December 03, 2006

MORE local scandal

OK, what the heck is going on here? For the 2nd day in a row, a
scandal usually reserved for other cities, not ours, has rocked
the news. Yesterday I touched upon the drug addled working
girls....well, it gets worse. A local high school teacher and choir
director, 19 years in service, has been indicted on 7 felony charges;
he has been accused of taking indecent liberties with students.
For me, a teacher is right up there with a priest....both are people
who guide, council, and teach their class/congregation; those who
abuse their position and take advantage of others (who generally
look up to them) are really the lowest of the low and need to be
dealt with quickly and very severely. There will be those who
will play devil's advocate....wanting to hear both sides of the story,
waiting for a trial. Then there will be others who will argue that
counseling and rehabilitation for the offenders are the solutions.
Well, the police have been investigating since September, and they
would not have brought about such serious, life-altering charges
if there wasn't solid proof. And I don't believe for a minute that
sexually based psychological illnesses can be 'cured' or 'fixed' after
a few months in a mental institution. The victims must live with
what happened to them for the rest of their lives - who will 'fix' or
'cure' them? Take the perverted priests out of the churches, the
twisted teachers out of the classrooms, toss them in prison, and
throw away the key. Simply shameful.


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