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September 03, 2013

Teachers Rally Around Fellow Teacher Who Got Injured Saving a Boy From a Fire Molested a Student

So here's the story: The molester admitted it. There was proof -- pictures of the boy, those sort of pictures, posted to porn sites.

The boy's parents learned of the molestation just shortly after the mother was diagnosed with cancer. Not that that's legally relevant, but it adds context for the following:

His fellow teachers urged the court to show leniency, and a school board member sat with the perpetrator's family in court, which seems to be a show of support.

The boy grew psychologically isolated and began having problems. It seems possible some of the teachers knew, and yet turned a blind eye. And yet here are some teachers demanding leniency for the molester.

“Neal made a mistake,” teacher Sally Campbell wrote to the judge, according to the Ogemaw County Herald. “He allowed a mutual friendship to develop into much more. He realized his mistake and ended it years before someone anonymously sent something in to the authorities which began this legal process.”

“I am asking that Neal be given the absolute minimum sentence, considering all the circumstances surrounding this case,” wrote Amy Huber Eagan, a teacher and wife of board member Mike Eagan. “I am also hoping that he can stay remanded to the custody of the Ogemaw County Jail and not be sent to a prison facility.”

“Neal has pled (sic) guilty for his one criminal offense but he is not a predator,” teacher Harriett Coe wrote, according to the Herald. “This was an isolated incident. He understands the severity of his action and is sincere in his desire to make amends. He has been candid and conveyed his action to his family, friends and co-workers.”

In all, 10 people, including seven WB-RC teachers, submitted letters of support for Erickson, most pleading for a reduced sentence.

He "allowed a friendship to develop into much more." There is no criminal penalty that can attach to writing a sentence but if there were, that would be punishable by 10 years imprisonment.

They care about children so much. Don't you understand? It's all about The Children.

Rank, such as high status in the Party of Government, hath its privileges.

"We're going to look into the Culture of Corruption in the schools, just like we did with the Catholic Church and the Penn State Football Program," said absolutely nobody in the national media.


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