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I think dd's school should have informed the parents!!

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My daughter is in the 7th grade. She has told us stories about the art teacher at school all year (not her teacher). He is a 1st year teacher and acts more like a peer than a teacher. He drops the f-bomb and cusses in class. Two weeks ago dd said she heard he was fired. This past Monday she said kids at school saw porn on his computer. I called the school and they said they couldn't release any info. On Friday I read in the local paper that he resigned after meeting with the principal and superintendent. They said he allowed students to use his personal laptop and the students saw "inapropriate but legal images and websites". I believe the parents should have been informed instead of hearing it on the local news. Am I wrong? Should I contact the school tomorrow?
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Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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got2monsters
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM
I'd want a notice at least.
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by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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I don't think that is any of the business of the parents...unless he was touching the students, which doesn't sound like he was....

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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I feel it is our business to know what is going on in our children's schools. I would have appreciated a notice. And this is 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. They are young and impressionable.


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I don't think that is any of the business of the parents...unless he was touching the students, which doesn't sound like he was....


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by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

 I agree that the parents should have been contacted.  I think I would presonally take it higher than the school itself and contact the super or assistant super.  That is not okay.

notjstasocermom
by Sapphire Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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he resigned what else do you want? I would let it go.

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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contact the school...AGAIN... about what? The situation was handled. Why didn't tey tell you? To avoid the witch hunt you're thirsting for.

randi1978
by Murdoc's Mistress on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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So, some kids found his personal porn on his personal laptop?  Porn that was consenting adults and he did not force the kids to watch it?  Porn that most likely was found because some kid got nosey while using said laptop?

While I'll say that the teacher should have removed the porn before allowing the students to use the laptop, I don't see why the parents need to be informed.  What the teacher did was NOT illegal.

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by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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Just marking my place.
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clippingmom
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Yes the parents should have been notified. In our school we have had a couple of incidents not invloving teachers but other students. I received letters from the superintendent BEFORE it hit the papers. we are a K-12 school I would certainly want to know if my child had been exposed to porn as this is something they would not see at home. So I could use this as a learning experience for my child, they will be exposed to it soon enough and at least they would have my thoughts on the subject and could make an informed decision(as informed as it could be at that age) when needed.

Sex is such a touchy subject amoung parents. I am on the health advisory board at my kids school and believe me many parents have their head in the sand when it comes to what they think their child knows or thinks they should know on that subject.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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Get a hobby, that should keep you busy.

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