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Because it is a woman, do your feelings change?

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 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/30/justice/georgia-teacher-arrested/index.html?hpt=ju_c2

Loads of questions on this one...

1.) How can she be suspended WITH pay? Is that a clause governing teachers where innocent until proven guilty applies?

2.) Would this be different if the teacher were male and the students female?

3.) What it be different if the teacher and students were the same gender?

4.) How does your teen age son have a sexual relationship for up to a year (as alleged in the arti) and you, as the parent, not know something is up?

How do you feel about this story? Is there any parent here who would say "well good for him, getting some of that"? (or something else to that effect)

 

Georgia teacher accused of having sex with students

By Vivian Kuo, CNN
updated 11:14 AM EST, Thu January 31, 2013
DaNita Wilson, 32, is accused of having sex with seven of her students.
DaNita Wilson, 32, is accused of having sex with seven of her students.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A high school teacher is accused of having sex with seven students
  • Some of the relationships lasted more than a year, investigators say
  • Suspended teacher will have an employment hearing, school superintendent says

Atlanta (CNN) -- A Georgia high school teacher was arrested Tuesday after being accused of having sex with seven students, one of whom was 15.

The Charlton County district attorney charged DaNita Wilson, 32, with seven counts of sexual assault, and more charges may still be pending, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

"After we began the investigation, there was enough that developed to arrest Ms. Wilson," bureau assistant special agent in charge Stacy Carson said. "The investigation is still ongoing."

Six of the victims are over the age of 16, the legal age of consent in Georgia, while the seventh was 15 years old, Carson said. One was a former student who has since graduated.

"Some of the (relationships) had been going on for at least one year or longer," Carson said.

Wilson has also been suspended with pay, in accordance with regulations, until she has a formal hearing regarding her employment.

District officials began the inquiry Monday after receiving a complaint about the teacher.

"We received information within the school system," said Charlton County Schools Superintendent John Lairsey. "The main meetings continued on Tuesday. At that point, we got the sheriff's office and GBI involved, and (Wilson) was removed from class before lunch."

Lairsey, who used to be the principal at Charlton County High School where Wilson worked, said he knew her.

"There was no reason, no indication, that this would occur," he said.

Wilson has been at the school for a decade, he said. She typically taught ninth-grade math.

Lairsey escorted Wilson to waiting local and state investigators, he said.

"I gave her a letter explaining her suspension, and I transferred her to their custody," he said. "There was very little dialogue."

High school Principal Joshua M. Howard sent a letter Wednesday informing all parents of "inappropriate conduct by an employee," offering counseling services to students and assuring parents of their children's safety.

"We are dedicated to the well-being to all of our students and are fully cooperating with the GBI and their investigation," Lairsey said. "Anytime a school system employee or teacher commits an act that is inappropriate, that gives us a black eye on educators everywhere."

Wilson's bond was set at $35,000, $5,000 for each count of sexual assault. No other court dates have been set.

Lairsey said a hearing regarding Wilson's job would be scheduled within 10 days.

"I will be recommending termination," he said. "We're just shocked and disappointed. And it's just hard to believe. Just disappointed and disheartened that people we put our trust in would violate that trust."

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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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SRUsarahSC
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Women always get off easier than men. It's a total double standard.  My former college roommate got caught with her 15 year old student and she got a slap on the wrist. Best part is, because she voluntarily gave up her teaching license before they revoked it, she can teach again in any other state.  

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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Quoting talia-mom:

So do you think she should not receive a salary, which is often done where she has already earned at least part of it, because of what she is accused of?


It is a simple yes or no answer.   Should she not get paid because she is accused, not convicted or even charged yet, with sleeping with students?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

I cannot help it if you want her punished before she is actually convicted of something.

My mistake.


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

because you said you are grossed out she is receiving wages.


Do you believe in innocent until proven guilty or should she be fired because someone says she slept with students?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

So she should be fired for something that isn't proven?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I'm grossed out and pissed off. I'm furious to know that she is receiving wages. I wonder what, if anything, is in her union contract. I suspect that by paying her dues it's afforded her her salary until she is convicted.



I don't get why you're asking me that question



I did not say that I was grossed out that she's receiving wage. I said I'm furious. It's all contingent upon her guilt. Excuse me for not making that vivid to YOU.



you're predictable



:sigh:

I replied to this thread and to the questions of the OP. While this is a discussion board there are certain people that I rarely reply to because those particular people tend to argue semantics for the sake of argument. You're one of those people.

Just because you ask a question doesn't mean you'll get a reply/response or that you deserve one. I will not answer any of your questions regarding what I meant because I don't care to argue with you.

In the last couple of weeks I've read your replies within a few threads. IMO you're intentionally combative with a tendancy to incite intentional confusion. From what I've noticed you seem to take pleasure in the upheaval of a reply and/or thread.


talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Ah.  I guess think she shoouldn't get paid be being accused since you won't give a yes or no because you don't have to when saying you are disgusted she is getting paid.

Impressive.


I am 99% sure she did this.   She hasn't been charged and she hasn't been convicted.   The government shouldn't be firing her on things not legally proven, unless you want to let the government fire people for whatever reason they want?


Do you?   I know you won't answer because these questions are uncomfortable, but they are there.




Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

So do you think she should not receive a salary, which is often done where she has already earned at least part of it, because of what she is accused of?


It is a simple yes or no answer.   Should she not get paid because she is accused, not convicted or even charged yet, with sleeping with students?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

I cannot help it if you want her punished before she is actually convicted of something.

My mistake.


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

because you said you are grossed out she is receiving wages.


Do you believe in innocent until proven guilty or should she be fired because someone says she slept with students?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting talia-mom:

So she should be fired for something that isn't proven?


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I'm grossed out and pissed off. I'm furious to know that she is receiving wages. I wonder what, if anything, is in her union contract. I suspect that by paying her dues it's afforded her her salary until she is convicted.



I don't get why you're asking me that question



I did not say that I was grossed out that she's receiving wage. I said I'm furious. It's all contingent upon her guilt. Excuse me for not making that vivid to YOU.



you're predictable



:sigh:

I replied to this thread and to the questions of the OP. While this is a discussion board there are certain people that I rarely reply to because those particular people tend to argue semantics for the sake of argument. You're one of those people.

Just because you ask a question doesn't mean you'll get a reply/response or that you deserve one. I will not answer any of your questions regarding what I meant because I don't care to argue with you.

In the last couple of weeks I've read your replies within a few threads. IMO you're intentionally combative with a tendancy to incite intentional confusion. From what I've noticed you seem to take pleasure in the upheaval of a reply and/or thread.



SWasson
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Since people are supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty, I don't have a problem with someone being suspended with pay, until there is proof of something that will lose the teacher his/her license.

WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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To me it doesn't matter what gender someone is. If you are an adult, have sex with a minor, you should face the same penalty.  Despite the fact that these boys may have consented, what that teacher did was illegal in the eyes of the law. She should face the same charges, and recieve the same sentence as a male teacher who commits the same crime with a female student. 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM
I'm gonna be the oddball here...

Legally only one of the boys was under age. So she should be charged on that account but all of the others were "of age"...
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rosaleeandtwo
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM
I don't feel any different because she's a woman.

And yes its often in their contract that they can be suspended with pay while being investigated. The school can do their own investigating and terminate her if they find she behaved inproperly (even if they can't prove she had sex with the boys they may still discover other evidence of improper behavior) before the police deal with her.
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PestPatti
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM


 Male or Female, teachers shouldnt be having sex with their students, especially their underage students.


nelliesmommy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

She should be pusihed the same as any man pedophile, with her nasty ass.

prenatalRN
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

No, she is a predator

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