Teachers in MI stand behind a colleague convicted of rape – Glenn speaks to the victim’s father

On radio this morning, Glenn shared the story of John Janczewski, a resident of Rose City, Michigan whose son was molested by a teacher, Neal Erickson, at Rose City Middle School. The sexual abuse happened on several occasions when Janczewski’s son was in 8th grade. The boy is now a sophomore in college.

Erickson was convicted of statutory rape after a picture surfaced of the boy in a compromising position with the teacher. On July 10, 2013, the judge sentenced Erickson to 15-30 years in prison, but six educators and one school board member came out in support of the teacher and asked for leniency. According to The Detriot News:

Before the sentencing, six teachers and two retired ones wrote letters to the judge asking for leniency.

None of the teachers condoned what Erickson did. Instead, their letters focused on his 17 years of teaching, describing his popularity with students and teachers, how hard he worked and how often he volunteered for school functions.

Parents in the town have since called for the firing of the teachers and board member who have defended. The town has balked at the requests claiming the firings would result in expensive litigation that would drive the city into bankruptcy. Tonight at the Ogemaw Heights High School auditorium at 7pm, there will be a meeting to decide the fate of the administrators.

Glenn spoke with Janczewski this morning about the impact this ordeal has had on his family, who have endured a string of vandalism and threats since the verdict was handed down.

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Below is a transcript of the interview:

GLENN: John, how are you, sir?

JOHN: I’m doing great. Thank you, Mr. Beck.

GLENN: I’m sorry that we have to meet under these conditions. I would imagine the conversation we had for the last couple of days had to be — your son has — did you guys know at all? Did you have any idea at all that this was going on?

JOHN: No. We had no idea at all. I basically, when it first started happening at about 13, 13 and a half years old, I chalked it up to puberty, but as it got worse, I said to myself, going through puberty myself, I was never that bad.

GLENN: What was happening?

JOHN: What was happening is he began to hate me. He began to lash out at me. We had physical battles. I was worthless to him as time went on. And we are a close family, we tell each other we love each other. That all diminished. And it never came back. And it just got worse.

GLENN: Is it back now?

JOHN: It is back now. Now we text and talk at least two to three times a week, maybe sometimes four; where over eight years, he wouldn’t even talk to me. He didn’t bother to take the time. We were — we appeared to be a happy family on the outside, but on the inside, we were torn apart and tearing apart. It was horrible. For eight years, I lost my son that I’ll never get back for over eight years, some of the best years of his life, growing up I lost, that are gone forever.

GLENN: So I don’t want to be the guy that asks you the questions, so feel free — nobody’s going to say a word about you not answering a question and I do not mean to be rude or pry. It is none of our business.

JOHN: Please go ahead.

GLENN: The picture, how did the picture come out?

JOHN: What had happened is somebody sent the picture to the board of education the superintendent, the principal. And they sent it in an e-mail, and then they sent another e-mail, more pictures will follow. And four days before it came out, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

GLENN: Oh, dear God.

JOHN: She was diagnosed and told about it on a Wednesday. On that Sunday back in October, four days after that, the state police were in my driveway and they showed up and they — when they showed up, they had a picture of our son and asked if that was our son and they stated right there, he was molested by a Rose City Middle School teacher called Neal Erickson.

GLENN: So you had to — first of all, how is your wife?

JOHN: My wife isn’t doing very well. She’s been through two breast surgeries. When she did radiation, on her last couple of visits of radiation, they do x-rays each week, and they told her it’s in her lungs now.

GLENN: How is her relationship with your son?

JOHN: It’s always been okay, but he has lashed out with her, but now her relationship is really well with him. My son and I are trying to open a new chapter and a new book, and try to start all over again.

GLENN: Was your son relieve that had this came out?

JOHN: He was relieved, yes. He’s held this inside for eight to nine years. Psychologically, imagine that on a young boy, having to hold that in and be threatened all the time and hold that inside him? What a way to grow up and enjoy the best years of your life.

GLENN: So now there’s two parts of the story we have to get to. One is the teachers that came in support, how many people with living in your town?

JOHN: Approximately, I would say 6,000 to 8,000.

GLENN: So it’s a small town. And it is a small town school. I would imagine that your values are not New York City values.

JOHN: Right.

GLENN: And these teachers — it had to be shocking for the teachers to come out and say, well, we don’t know. The totality of this teacher’s life and career is not so bad.

JOHN: Right.

GLENN: What exactly is the case they’re making here?

JOHN: The case they were making is it was a one-time incident, you know, that the child could have stopped it. He was groomed and he was a predator.

GLENN: So the community, they want these teachers fired.

JOHN: Right. Right.

GLENN: They do?

JOHN: Yes, they do. They want the teachers fired, they want Mike Eagan recalled and taken off the board.

GLENN: Who’s Mikey?

JOHN: Mike Eagan is a member of the school board. He sat on the molester’s side. His wife, Amy Eagan wrote a letter.

GLENN: So tonight at 7:00 at the auditorium — how do you say the name of your –

JOHN: Ogemaw Heights High School at 7:00 in the auditorium.

GLENN: And there you have to decide the fate. They are saying if you fire these teachers because they will sue, it will bankrupt the town.

JOHN: That’s what they are saying, but as a molester, that does not matter. He molested a child.

GLENN: But they will say that it is just their right to free speech, so why should they be punished for free speech? Have we lost him?

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GLENN: We are talking to John Janczewski, he lives in Rose City, Michigan, where tonight they are having a meeting at the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to decide the fate of teachers who openly supported a pedophile, saying that’s an awful long risen sentence for a teacher we all know and love. No, no. We didn’t know the whole raping of a child part. Now, they will say they have freedom of speech, it will bankrupt the city because they will all sue, but do you want somebody who says hey, lock, 15 to 30 years for raping of a child, an 8th grader is a little harsh. Do you want them teaching your child? I don’t think they have the common sense to do it.

And bankruptcy’s all the rage nowadays. So anyway, John is put in this horrible position and it’s his son that was raped and there’s something else that we have to talk about. You have now been the victim of violence, your family has, John. Can you tell me what happened to your garage?

JOHN: We had some threats on us, and they wrote letters on our house. The letters were YWPITY. You will pay. I told you.

My wife had threats on her right after July 10th sentencing. Then what happened, I called the state police, they said if we have any issues, call us back. Lo and behold, two and a half days later, 1:30 in the morning on a Saturday, I was awaken to a bomb sound going off, and then I went to the window to find my garage was on fire and engulfed in flames. My camper on the side of my house. If I wouldn’t have woke up, we could have all died. We could have all not been here doing anything right now. That’s what happened?

GLENN: Why would they do that to you? What is your motivation?

JOHN: Because we are speaking out against these teachers, because they’re wrong. They took an oath when they did their license to be a teacher and that is to protect the child, and getting back to the money issue, it would bankrupt the county. Since when do we put a price on a child? Since when? It is wrong. How many teachers are going to turn a blind eye? These teachers cannot be trusted, they cannot be trusted.

GLENN: John, I wish I could stand there with you tonight. Mercury 1 is a — has a charity that I started and we talked to them and normally don’t get involved in things like this, but I think one of their founding principles is to bring people hope, and so we are going to take care of your garage and rebuild your garage.

JOHN: That is so awesome. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You know, I’ve got to tell you something else. Could you believe a church posted bail for him? A church just down from my house, that back in April, he came into where I work and I asked him, I said I’m losing my faith in God. My wife has cancer, I have MS, my son was molested. Can I talk to you. He said I’m going on a cruise for two weeks. I will call you then. It’s been an awful long two weeks, hasn’t it. And he was in court, sitting on Neal’s side, and that church posted bail for a child molester.

GLENN: What church is that?

JOHN: Prince of Peace Church, Father Stonebeck. It’s just unbelievable.

GLENN: John, move to Texas. I don’t think — I just don’t think I have seen a family kicked in the teeth as much as your family has been kicked in the teeth, but I will tell you this. I’m sure in a town your size, there are — out of 6,000 people I bet there’s 4,000 that stand with you and know what you are going through I don’t know John.

JOHN: This community has been so supportive for tonight, they made T-shirts, my son’s favorite color, blue, and we are all going to be wearing them and they all say support the Janczewski family. We want all these teachers fired, we want the board member to step down, which he will not. He’d rather cost the school district $30,000 than have him recalled. That’s how sick he is. It’s just unbelievable. We would like to get out of this as Eagan to step down, fire the teachers, have background checks on teachers and every six months have them go through a training, how to spot signs of a child molestation?

GLENN: You’re not asking for lawsuits, money, you’re not asking for anything. You just want to make sure — I mean, they didn’t catch it the first time. They didn’t catch it with your son. And how they can say it only happen this had one time. How do you know? Did they know this was happening?

JOHN: Yeah. They turned a blind eye. The community asked a question at the last board meeting and they said through the board members, there’s six of them, would you want these teachers to teach your grandchildren or your children. All five of them said absolutely not. Mike Eagan grabbed the microphone and said I would have no problem with none of this. I would let them teach my children or grandchildren.

GLENN: I don’t know, we will continue to follow the story. And our heart and our prayers go out to you. Just know there are millions of Americans who have heard this story now and will keep you and your family in their prayers. God bless, my friend. We will talk again.

  • Nancy Kent

    It is Ogemaw Heights High School, not Oceana High School.
     

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I agree, it was extremely generous of Glenn to do so.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The molester of children, irregardless of gender and one proven beyond any doubt, should be locked in jail, the door welded shut, and permitted to rot.

  • Bill Fold

    Great job folks. If the administrators won’t fire the teachers, fire the administrators.
    We need to start hitting back at these whack jobs.
    Send them out on their butts!

  • Anonymous

    How utterly sad and heartbreaking, and what is really remarkable is that people throughout this country just cannot see what’s happening here and throughout the world.  Satan is alive and doing very well, and people just don’t see it.  They blame it on God, who delivers to us all that is good.  Wake up people, pray, pray and then pray some more.  Jesus Christ will be Victor but we need to be strong, brave and fearless soldiers and defenders of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    May comfort, healings and peace fill the hearts of the Janczewski, family and deep understanding through the Great and Glorious Holy Spirit.

  • Anonymous

    Not at all suprised the teachers with the help of the unions have been raping the taxpayers for years ; I believe they think nothing of raping children or they would not be backing a known pedaphile. they are a bunch of semi-educated whores.

  • Minerva

    This is how the Left will take this country down. It is happening right now, in fact. Soon there will be no wrong behavior. It will all be called “normal” and anyone saying it’s wrong will be labeled as the trouble maker and the hater.

  • Anonymous

    The nitwits coming to the rapist teacher’s defense don’t seem to understand the modus operandi of pedophiles. They say he was popular with the students. Well, duh, of course he would ingratiate himself with everybody. That is done to disarm anyone’s resistance. They also say he worked hard and volunteered. Well, duh, that keeps him in his target zone. Someone who isn’t stalking children has a life outside of the school zone. I’m not saying all hard-working teachers have ulterior motives; I am saying that the qualities cited by this rapist’s defenders are just part of his MO and should not be used to exonerate him.

  • Anonymous

    similar to Penn State where the administration and other coaches covered for pedophilia for years. This allows the ped to continue molesting others. I would be surprised if this is the only case of molestation – the others have just not had the nerve to report it. Pedophiles can not control themselves.
    Not sure how I would stand regarding the teachers. I would certainly DEMAND that none of those teachers teach my child but would it be worth the $$ and time to try and fire them?? Maybe there is some other way to control the teachers – boycott them? Parents constantly in their classrooms until they want to leave? The church is also despicable. I hope their involvement is publicized and they lose every member. Always unacceptable to side against a molested child. 

  • Anonymous

    Just to be clear: Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church ELCA in Rose City, MI

  • DE Navarro

    Pray for this family — they need it.

  • Rick Beal

    So we see the other teachers, and school  board member holding down the hands of the city while a fellow teacher rapes a child in front of the world.

  • Terry

    You can bet that most of the teachers that support him are left wing wacko nut jobs that think this is natural for an adult to be with a child.  I think these teachers all need pedophile training so they get the point of what rape is.   It is just so sick how can anyone support this perversion.  But once you start accepting one perversion it just makes the next one easier.   I hope all the teachers get fired along with the school board administrator.  
    I bet he would think differently if the school teacher had raped his wife.   I bet she would think differently too if she had gotten raped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

  • Anonymous

    That family is literally walking with Dante through absolute Hell. Good for Mercury One to take on rebuilding the garage!

    These are the times when the Church/Community comes around, gets together, and does an olde-fashioned barn raising – why would his church community drop the ball on this? Its just a question??

  • Anonymous

    I know evil exists. I just wasn’t prepared to see it existed right next to me and was going to affect me and my family. We need to be prepared and to expect.

  • Anonymous

    When my daughter was in High School, I was called into the office to speak with him.  Seems my daughter was walking in the front door (I know because I watched her go in every day… only to walk out the back door to skip school  I’d pick her up in the afternoon….she’d walk out the front door and get in the car.

    Well, he called me in to let me know that he intended to report me to Child Protective Services.
    It was at that point, I did…I SURE DID JUMP RIGHT INTO HIS FACE.Mr. Smith! (not his real name)…I watch my daughter walk into YOUR building.  Once she passes INTO YOUR doorway, she is YOUR responsibility NOT  MINE>

    Perhaps, I should get all of the parents together and march our butts up to the School Administration building and fill out complaints about you NOT having control over where your students are!

    After that, every time he saw me come in the front door for art shows, etc., he, literally, broke out in a sweat!
    THE PARENTS NEED TO GET TOGETHER, CONFRONT THE SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS….this will stop!

  • Anonymous

    Emotionally, teachers are about 14 yrs old.  For some reason, they do’t think the rules apply to them.
    ONLY when parents ban together and confront them…that’s when things will change.

  • Anonymous

    I wish the ELCA would quit being Lutherans.  They are far from it standing behind abortion, unrepentant gays in the pulpit and things like this.  Luther is spinning at what they have become.  They are a farce.

  • Anonymous

    Am I correct in remembering your name was in Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein? In any case, beautiful name.

    We need to pray and have our voices heard. We are not doing enough of either as we are being run roughshod by the left. We are on a downhill road with a bullet to serfdom and the only way out is uphill. Question whether we have the will or the strength.

  • Anonymous

    I heard this on the radio – I was in literal shock. You can not write stuff like this.

    I understand forgiveness and you try to forget. This smacks of “look the other way” unionism to wrong-doings onto another human being? Its wrong – get it – its wrong. Its sickening! Protect the teacher that did all wrongs and steep hot coals against the person/parties pointing out the wrong-doings and make them feel guilty!

    The Left & alike unions/associations/organizations are just a peaceful, serine, gardens of peace, butterflies fluttering, flowers, while gentle breezes fluff the waves on the pond – NOT!!!!DISGUSTING!!

    We, as parents, have issues with teachers that create an oppressive, depressing, un-engaged learning environment and have no issues with pulling our children out of class in sight of this or their reactions thereof as they get on the bus… kicking, screaming not to go to school. 

    This teacher should never teach again, never be around children again, and locked away…. in Sherriff Arpaio’s Arizona Desert Prison, dressed in pink, watching Mickey Mouse videos, only given the Bible to read, and work hard all day moving rocks from one location to another with no purpose in mind.

    This whole situation is wrong on so many levels. 

  • 1@a51cr.com

    This is one of many of the reasons why I home school. Their mentality is absolutely alien to me.

  • Anonymous

    They probably have 5 School Vice President’s, including the Superintendent, which eat up the budget. 

  • Anonymous

    … and pray for yours and everyone elses families, schools. This isn’t the only place that “interesting” happenings are occurring.

  • Sam

    I would have to kill the guy if he did that to my child.  The left wants to make sex between a child and an adult legal, that’s how sick they are.  I have a list of every left wing company, actor, person or whatever in business.  I make sure that I don’t buy anything from them.  I refuse to support left wingers because they have no morals and no common sense.

  • Richard Dean MacLean

    But he was REALLY popular! That’s all that matters now, isn’t it? These are the people we leave our children with! Popularity trumps rape? Fame trumps justice? (a la Trayvon Martin) Wealth trumps character? (a la Oprah) Another nail in the coffin of public education. Home school. Now.

  • Rob

    Some fights are worth having.  Getting rid of the scum that defend this piece of garbage is one such fight.

  • Anonymous

    I favor the Death Penalty for Child Molesters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260085578 Joe Zurawski

    Okay – the school board is concerned how much it will cost them if they fire the teachers who supported the molester. Give them a choice,  Mr. Jancewski, SUE THEM! Make them decide whether to possibly pay the teachers or  certainly pay you. During settlement negotiations you can always offer to drop your suit if they FIRE THE TEACHERS.

  • Anonymous

    Good for you Sam. We should synch our lists. I am sure I have missed some!

  • Anonymous

     Amen!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yup, public school “educators” are largely wicked and hateful. Don’t send your kids there no matter what!

  • Cindy Hurst

    My child along with 5 others were punished in their 4th grade classroom by the other classmates under the direction of the 4th grade teacher in November 2012.  Teacher let students color faces of the children who did not meet their reading goals – with markers.  The teacher’s “rules’ required these children to wear the marker on their faces the entire day.  When I raised questions and demanded answers, the school principal rallied the PTO to attack me, the parent.  There has been NO punishment or resolution to this, all while the teacher continued to teach and has since had her contract renewed for the 2013-2014 year.  I moved my child to another school, as did one other parent.   The lasting emotional scars of this public humiliation are unacceptable, yet parents fail to see that their children are part of this behavior.  
    This poor 8th grade child, he will be scarred in so many ways from this devastating experience. What has this country become?

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Tell us how you really feel. That’s the face of righteous indignation we, that know the truth, should be displaying all the time. Maybe it’s not too late (but probably is).

  • Cindy Hurst

    Unfortunately, people have become too scared to stand up.  Those of us who do choose to stand for truth and right – we are persecuted.  People say they have your back, but this story is a prime example of how quickly people will stand down.  You are right, get rid of the wrong – but who defines what is “wrong” now days?  So very sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003486744237 Dale Christophersen

    if they do no throw this teacher into prison for 20 or more years no chance for early release , I as a parent would pull my child out of school and call for every other parent to do the same until they right the wrong lol

  • Anonymous

    Parents CAN demand that their children not be taught by these teachers.  At some point, the school board/city will have to let them go that way.  By demanding their terminations now, the city is correct that the litigation would surely pull the city under, financially.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001013222281 Sandra K Justice

    you need to fire them this man was a pedophil  for gods sake tell them to Man up !!!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, we all believe it happened just this one time. *wink, wink*  Molesting a child is a deal breaker. Go directly to jail, do not collect 200 dollars. OH, and throw away the key!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846296898 David Pottinger

    As a retired teacher I cannot fathom standing behind a molester of children and not for a teacher for sure, in fact as a former shop teacher  I’d be making torches and pitchforks to arm the mob! 

  • Cindy Hurst

    The problem is that these teachers are just thrown to the next district.  Look up Burley, Idaho -Cassia County School District.  A vice principal was just convicted for abusing girls for several years.  All the students knew it – it is rumored it happened at a neighboring school – but she continued, in a “new district”.  How do we stop this?
    Parents are grateful when it is NOT their child, but eventually, this tragic abuse will affect every child.

  • Sgt. York

    awwww hell and we were next in line for kid sex. Sounds strange but one has to wonder. Teaches anymore are not there for kids education as much as for kid sex

  • Anonymous

    Several years ago my mother learned some shocking news. She had worked as a teacher at an after-school program at a local private school about 15 years earlier. She happened to meet a teacher who was coming in to the same school. The teacher happened to ask her, “Did you hear what happened to the principal?” My mother knew the principal when she worked there, but she said no. She hadn’t heard a thing about the school since she left. “He was convicted of molesting several children.” She was beside herself. She couldn’t believe it at first. She had had her problems with the principal and school staff when she worked there. Sometimes she got so angry with them it drove her up the wall, but she just chalked it up to screwed up workplace values and group-think, but not *this*! There were also one or two “problem children” in her after-school program that she dealt with at the time. Like the father said here, she just thought it was puberty, and lack of discipline at home. That was one of the bones of contention at the time. The parents didn’t like her taking corrective action with their children. It was nothing major, either. She would speak sternly to them if they misbehaved. In one case she took a student by the wrist to get them to stop what they were doing. That was all. The principal and the teachers sided with the parents. She said after hearing this news, “I wonder if those children were acting out from being molested?” She was horrified at the prospect. She had no idea. It could’ve been going on under the same roof, and she had no clue.

    After hearing all this, my mom had me help her research this story. It was all published in local newspapers, but she hadn’t read the papers, except for select stories, in probably 10 years. Same for me. We found out more details. One of them was that most of the teachers at the school supported the principal after he was convicted. They spoke of how professionally supportive he was of the teachers, and the nice things he had done for some students. They said what he did was wrong, but that he didn’t deserve the punishment of his sentence. I think they said, “He’s been punished enough with this public humiliation.” They even went so far as to have their students write essays supporting the principal, which drew complaints from some parents (I can imagine!). As I recall, some parents took their kids out of the school after the charges were filed.

    The whole thing struck me as bizarre, and sick. A sacred trust of a teacher is to protect the children. I cannot fathom how they could stand up for someone who had been their boss, and who had repeatedly molested children. That’s just something that cannot be tolerated. Even if, taking their word for it, the principal had done some nice things for people, that doesn’t just negate what he did to those children. And who knows the real motivation for doing those nice things? Abusive people can be ingratiating. That’s one of their traits.

    The thing about abuse is it often goes along with secrets, and shame. That’s one of the tragedies of it. I heard the father kind of beat himself up over not seeing the signs of abuse sooner. Even after having learned some things about abuse from psychotherapists, I’ve missed signs of it in others, and only learned about it later. It can be difficult to pick out, so I hope people like the father here don’t beat themselves up for long over this. I hope he can find solace in finally knowing the truth, and is able to move forward on that basis. Unfortunately we cannot change the past. I think the best defense is for parents to have an honest, open channel of communication with their kids, that their kids can talk to them about *anything*. Nothing is off limits, and they won’t be shamed for bringing up something distasteful like this. If children know it’s safe, they’re more likely to tell you that something is wrong.

  • https://www.facebook.com/scottborah Donald Scott Borah

    I know how terrible this can be to children and families, and my prayers are with them. What this teacher did was disgusting and the administrators too. On the other side, Myself and my family were a victim of the other side of a story like this. A year ago I was arrested at work for seven counts of sexual assault on a minor, My step son from 8 years before. The whole story was poorly contrived and completely contradicted facts. A blind man could have seen it was a lie. But still, I was thrown in jail, lost my job, my Wife of the last 6 years, and 4 children were put through hell. My ex wife made it all up. I took a plea, for two counts of misdemeanor battery rather than take a chance at 40 years at trial. the District attorney new it was a lie, but wouldn’t do a thing about it. I have written to many people, but it seems they just don’t care enough to act. What happened to me and my family was wrong, and I have to live with it on my shoulders for the rest of my life

  • https://www.facebook.com/scottborah Donald Scott Borah

    please Glenn, if you heard the entire story, you would know how wrong this is, thank you
     

  • Anonymous

     I agree with you stopspending4….Don’t fire them, don’t cost yourself the money and don’t give them the chance to collect lots of money from suing.  Every single parent should boycott and demand that their children not be allowed in those teachers rooms.  Be as public and as loud about it at every chance given.  Come on towns people, this could be your child…stand with this man!!!!  My prayers with you and your family sir, may God bring you all peace and comfort. 

  • Anonymous

    The homo-molester is defended by the same type of folks who believe anything the homosexuals do is somehow normal and no big deal…
    they same vile folks who went into church services to act up…
    wife and I are retired educators…
    its all part of the 45 years march of secular socialism…no boundaries, just goals of power over people…

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable, and the church posted bail for this teacher?  I do not think this could have happened 40 years ago, but now  …… everything is totally out of balance.  Everything seems to be so warped,  what once was right is now wrong.  What once was improper is now allowed.
    What a twisted world we are living in right now! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.feldman.589 Mike Feldman

    I strongly disagree with the teachers’ decision to ask the court for leniency, as do most people. But I just as strongly AGREE with those who point out that these teachers’ testimony before the court is protected by the 1st Amendment. 

    It is significant that the statements were made in court to a judge in a case pending before the judge.  The right to testify according to one’s conscience and perception in open court is restricted only by the oath of the witness to not commit perjury.  To allow (or even advocate) someone to be fired for their disagreeable testimony in court has an undesirable chilling effect on all persons and all court proceedings.

    Of course, 1st Amendment rights do have limits. I would feel completely differently if the statements were made at the school. The state has a strong interest in governing the curriculum, and in protecting and educating children, on school grounds, that trumps a teacher’s (or a student’s) right to say whatever they want on school grounds, and courts have so held.  But the state’s educational interest disappears at the courthouse door.  Inside the courtroom, the witness’s 1st Amendment right to testify according to their conscience and perception is limited only by the proscription against perjury.

    The 1st Amendment was created to protect UNPOPULAR speech — not popular speech. One of the founders said something like, “Popular speech requires no protections.” Another said something like, “I may hate what you say, but I would defend to my death your right to say it.” 

    If the 1st Amendment cannot stand to protect speech the majority find despicable and odious, then it cannot be relied upon to stand at all, for anyone, at any time. 

    Let’s exercise our 1st Amendment rights to sharply criticize what these teachers said. If parents are not willing to have their children in these teachers’ classrooms, they may need to be reassigned to another school or nonclassroom jobs. But let cooler heads prevail against the mob call for the workplace equivalent of a lynching. Literally and figuratively, the principles involved are more important than the principals involved.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand how anyone can defend this man?   Especially People who work with children for a living….This is so unsettling to me…. How teachers can who have children defend a child molester?   What is wrong with this picture???

  • Liz Shearer

    Reminds of a good English film..”The Winslow Boy” (excellent film) where it says..”LET RIGHT BE DONE.” !! And “right” definitely needs to be seen to be done here with this poor family. The attitude of these teachers and school board member is unbelievably liberal..weak minded and spineless. . Just unbelievable.
    Thanks for getting them a new garage built Glenn. Please get back to us on this one. We need to see a happy ending here.

  • Christian Bowers

    People call for a DOJ investigation because a rodeo clown wore a mask of our president.  The man has been fired and cannot get his job back.  These weak excuses for human beings who are TEACHING OUR CHILDREN defend a molester…and it would be too difficult to get rid of them.  I weep for our future.  Our nation is upside-down, a**-backwards insane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000663872318 Lisa Johnson

    I cannot believe a church would post bail for a man who has wrongfully hurt children and turn a hurting man away because of going on a cruise?  That is sick!  Plus those who support the teacher must realize you cannot expect people to support those who entrust kids to their care.  My heart and prayers go out to the family  and I pray those who look with veiled eyesight will somehow get the message of being deceived, and wrong!

  • Brandi Nelson

      How would those dumb teachers or school board member feel if that one child happened to be their own? Now thats a question I would like to hear them answer. Would they feel differently about him. For started child molesters find career or volunteer work where ever they will have access to children. The reason he is so popular with the students is because he may have been grooming a large bunch together. I also bet this boy is not his only victim.
      I would like to add 1 victim is 1 to many. If those jerks only knew what being a victim does to ones soul. What i does to your thinking, emotionaly well being. They would never have stood behind a man that robbed one child of so much.
      I say fire them, if they use the freedom of speech to cover their asses. Then need to remember that they are professionals. I would not want my children going to a school where the staff takes the side over a child molester and not its victim. I would not see them a suitable to teach or keep my children safe.
     To the family, I am so sorry that this monster took so much from you guys. I pray that the lord heals the fresh wounds. I pray that the man who molested your son, sees how wrong he was. I hope he spends the rest of his life trying to make amends for it.

  • Essay

    This just breaks my heart: “For eight years, I lost my son…over eight
    years, some of the best years of his life, growing up I lost, that are
    gone forever.” There is no punishment too severe for an adult who steals a childhood the way this boy’s was stolen from him. Anyone willing to excuse this crime should be ashamed of themselves. And that Lutheran pastor might do well to read Mark 9:42…assuming he’s not self-identifying with the molester.

  • Robert Curtis

     I don’t condone in any way what this individual did, but why did it take a found picture to bring up these charges?  The man that did this needs to be locked up for a few years yes.  That I would understand, but for 17 to 30 years?  That’s extreme!  Remember this guy  would be required to be in therapy and 3 to 5 years probation or parole after his incarceration.  That’s not a picknic.  TRUTH

    About the Church that bailed him out.  It’s the position of the church to administer Grace even unto the guilty.  Remember the woman caught in the act of adultery that was to be stoned to death?  How did Jesus handle that situation?  That’s right with forgiveness, Grace and Compassion.  Are you people better than Jesus?  Then throw your stones! 

  • Anonymous

    15 to 30? An adult in the position of teaching children has a trust given (not earn) when a parent sends their children to be in their care. This “adult” took advantage of his position and manipulated an impressionable young child. In my opinion this “man” should be executed.

  • Karen Reiger

    shame on those teachers and board members, they are sworn to protect our children. I wonder if they would easily protect this teacher who molested this child, If it was their child that was molested.  It shows how bad it is in todays world!!! We are behind you John and hope your wife gets better. My  prayers are with your family!!!! Hang tough.

  • Anonymous

    >”his 17 years of teaching”<

    How many others did he molest in those years? 

    And how many of the teachers speaking up for him were involved?

    Sounds like the start of another Sanduski incident to me.

  • Goldfish

    Sociopaths typically surround themselves with people of good character.  

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    PRAY, only Jesus can change a heart…I hope He comes back very soon. This whole world is out of control.

  • Anonymous

    There are no more just laws for white Americans.

    If the town goes bankrupt then those teachers just move to another town to extort.

  • Kanak Attack

    You need to do some doctrinal research on “Grace”.  Grace is a power given and only made possible to Christ through the Atonement.  No person on earth has access to grace (forgiveness) without repentance and restitution.  Christ by the Laws of God cannot provide grace to anyone without these conditions being met first.  The church bailing this guy out has nothing to do with grace.  This pervert has done nothing to repent or make restitution for his actions and if this church was truly a follower of Christ they would have allowed this guy to take his consequences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003299617320 Harrison Strain

    While driving through Detroit I was listening to a local talk show discussing child sex abuse in the schools. At that time there were 754 registered sex offenders working in the Detroit public school system…. most with tenure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schwehr Chris Schwehr

    Dull knife emasculation for the rapist sounds about right. If he’s done it to one boy, he’s had to have done it to others in the past an possibly is still doing it now…Jail the rapist, fire the supporting teachers and get the commissioner out of office NOW! They are all enabling a RAPIST FOR GOD’S SAKE!
     

  • Michael Fuson

    so it’s likely those other teachers and board member shouldnt be trusted alone with kids. 

  • Kanak Attack

    Well thanks to teacher’s unions that’s no longer a possibility both lawfully and financially.  These unions will burn cities to the ground before showing weakness by giving up one of their own.

  • Anonymous

    Seems to me that this teacher and his (fellow )freaks need to be looking for a job in the prison system just maybe they all need is someone to give them a penis where ever there pales want to put it . HOMESCHOOL people make it work friends there your children !!!15 to 30 yrs just a note to you dads out there smoke these bastards then they will think twice before they even try this to our children if it was my boy I WOULD BE THE ENEMY of that state WE ARE GETTING TIRED SEXUAL PIGS AND SOON YOU WILL WISH YOU WERE NEVER BORN ! faggots
    Sorry friend i’m tired of this in our country if I offend I am truly sorry but do not retract my thoughts May the Lord be with you all we need to all start to come together .

  • http://www.facebook.com/everett.kennedy.18 Everett Kennedy

    This is the phone number for the Church that ignored the poor father then posted bail for the child molester: (989) 685-2050

  • Anonymous

    The boy was 13 years old. A few years, really? I have sons, and let me tell you-they would need to hide this man where I could never find him if I were in their place! A person who would violate another person like that-especially a child-should not be free to prey upon others any longer. I can see the man’s own church posting bail before a trial, when he hasn’t been found guilty. But now he has been. Christians should absolutely minister to him-in prison.

  • Kimmie Smith

     You know what’s extreme? The victim of sexual abuse, they live in an “emotional prison” for their rest of their life, I know because I am one of those victims from childhood sexual abuse.  You are NEVER free from the effects of it.  Believe me, it is an emotional prison that is inescapable, even with years of therapy it never goes away.  48 years later and I’m still not free from it, I’ve learned to cope a lot better and come to terms with it, but I will never ever be totally free from it.  How’s that for extreme?  It is no Picknic, TRUTH!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like they’ve uncovered a satanic cult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000280922937 Gary Church

    The teachers need to get a life. He was found guilty of molesting him and you idiots want to back him? You will burn in hell for backing him. Ok teacher’s, here is a question for you. If it was one of your children, would you back this pervert? If the answer is yes, I have absolutely “NO” use for you. Actually I have no use for you now!!!

  • R Lee Urbanski

    Death to molesters and there friends

  • Anonymous

    IT’S ABOUT TIME TEACHERS UNIONS START KICKING SOME  A—S. STOP PROTECTING THESE PEDOPHILES. BACKGROUND CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE THROUGHLY, AND IF ANYONE STEPS OUT OF LINE, THEY ARE TO BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY. SO IF THE TOWN GOES BANKRUPT, MAYBE THEY WILL BE MORE CAREFUL WHEN HIRING.

  • fire lion

    You all didnt mind when iraqi children were running around screaming because their flesh was melting off of them from white phosphorus, courtesy of Dubya. Oh wait, they were brown kids not real people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/petrasgranddtr Tammy Thompson

    It is not that they dropped the ball.  They chose to back evil.  This minister better get his fire insurance up to date.  I hear it’s hot in hell

  • John

    Fire them and investigate them to see if they have done the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    This is exactly why the Boy Scouts of America do not want homosexuals or others that might prey on young men in their organization. These predators see nothing wrong in sexual relations with a young heterosexual boy. But it devastates that child for the rest of his life. Worse, with a pedophile, there is no cure. Time and again, it has been shown  that no matter what kind of “therapy” is given these creatures, they go and “sin again”, unlike the adulteress. Liberals were unanimous in condemning the Catholic Church when its priests were accused of sexually molesting young children. How quickly they retract their condemnations like the vile hypocrites they are when the shoe is on one of their own. That a minister who professes to uphold God’s word should support someone who commits such an abomination is reprehensible. Jesus will say to him, “I do not know you.” These are craven and vile cowards. They will be amply repaid when more victims of this pervert comes to light. They may find their own children were his victims. How forgiving will they be then? I despise each and every one of these foul hypocrites and vipers, and condemn them as the lowest and vilest of betrayers of everything that is humanity. 

  • ken.

    there is a thing called ” pass the trash ” that has been in the school systems all across the country. it’s a scam used by school administrators and teachers unions to protect pervert teachers jobs by convincing parents not to report abuse to the police to protect the child from harassment and ridicule from other students and the stress of testifying in court in front of a courtroom of people including the offender. they promise to take action and fire the teacher and prevent then from ever teaching again. but they only move the offender to another school usually in the same district but sometimes to other districts. most of the time they just trade one offender for another. that is where the term ” pass the trash ” came from. i have seen a couple of mentions about it in both local and cable news in the last several years but it never goes anywhere. just seems to get lost in the airwaves. GLENN PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS.

  • Steve Adams

     I’m not better than Jesus, but as a retired law enforcement officers who spent many hours with families devastated by similar attack’s on children, trying to help them work through it,  I can tell you that 17 to 30 is too lenient for ruining that young mans life…. That young man will live with that as long as he is alive, and shouldn’t have to. That teacher was in a position of trust – he violated it, and now needs to pay the price…  You can hide behind the church, but you cannot change the facts…

  • Anonymous

    If they are not allowed to fire the teachers and recall the board member, then this man needs to sue! I don’t believe in suing and can’t think of ANY situation in which I would sue another but I don’t see any other way for these people to understand! The fact that he is NOT suing already speaks volumes about this man’s character! I am so appalled at this whole story! My heart aches for this family. I hope they do make it down to Texas! We have our own liberal wackos here but they are far outnumbered. I’ll be praying for this family. God bless them and Glenn for helping them in their time of need.

  • http://www.facebook.com/petrasgranddtr Tammy Thompson

    Good idea.  If the school won’t get rid of the sickos ,sue and help your son get a good start and some mental health help.  The school is complicit with the rape and should pay.  Maybe they will make sure it doesn’t happen again.  If they get away with it, what will they try to hide next?

  • http://www.facebook.com/violet.robinson.10 Violet Robinson

    Pray for John, America. We all need to rage against the machine!!! The teachers unions, all unions….how many more children do we need to loose to sick demented people that we allow to be in positions of power??!?!??! America, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That stinks who is to say that he didn’t molest more than this one child and what about now, he probably has threatened them to stay quiet. The burning of the house is outrageous why are they attacking the victim. This makes me sick. I have a child this age and it literally makes me ill to think even at this age we have to worry about his safety. What is this world coming to. God forgive us for not protecting our little ones. My heart is broken just thinking about this. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/petrasgranddtr Tammy Thompson

    Mr bologna.  It is never too late to stand for the right.  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nana3554 Anita Cox Rising

    This is about the scariest story I have ever read.  The morals of these teachers are deplorable.  It is as though they are condoning this teacher’s behavior and blaming the child.  When right is called wrong and wrong is called right – we are all in trouble

  • http://www.facebook.com/petrasgranddtr Tammy Thompson

    The Bible teaches that in the last days, right will be wrong, and wrong will be right.  I think it is around the corner and coming soon to a neighborhood near you

  • Anonymous

    We have something similar here in Utah in terms of having a tough time making school boards accountable.  When Utah was given statehood, the Fed’s required a State School Board that could not be impacted by the legislature or Administration.  In so doing, they are not accountable to anyone. The candidates are selected by the NEA and rubber stamped by the Governor.  Now that process has been altered slightly but we have a runaway school board trying to implement the Common Core curriculum… they basically lied to us all saying it was grass roots. The parents on want it removed and new standards without BHO and Sal Alinsky’s methods being implemented.  It is so sad to here a family in a small town being singled out for standing up against homosexual attacks and threats on their son….It shows just how they think. The military just released evidence of over 10,000 sexual assaults on men by men — homosexual attacks last year….this is so awful and amazing how the scumbags stand up in Congress and the courts for these people of such deviant, evil behavior against anyone.  The Penn State situation with Jerry Sandusky shows how prevalent it is — they do not do it just once; it is over and over.  People must realized that diversity of sexual orientation is not a passive choice — it creates havoc in society. I would have to say why God made it so clear in Romans 1…..

  • Penny Shelfer

    Very well said. Shame on you, Robert Curtis. I hope you never have a child that is molested, because clearly you have no concept of how it permanently alters a child’s life forever.

  • Anonymous

    Its time for the people to take back what they have paid for and own. take the schools back and kick out all the teachers and their unions. They are not more powerful than the tax paying public and it is time to show them to the door. NEA MEA all need to go along with the boards that support them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PoeticChick BreeAnn Anderson

    It took pics because it sounds like the boy was threatened if he told anyone… ummm a child is not mature enough to take the risk and tell an adult. let alone it was a teacher someone in  an authoritative position. The teacher needs to be held accountable and pay the punishment. If you can’t handle the time DO NOT DO THE CRIME!!!  Jesus didn’t rob anyone of their childhood. He did not abuse the position of power. The TEACHER DID!  According you your definition and position on Grace which no one earns I do agree with their should be no law, There should be no rules and no consequences and no prison. There is a difference between Grace and Bailing a killer, thief, child molester or whatever out!!! Shame on the Church for not surrounding the victim and helping him and his family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/petrasgranddtr Tammy Thompson

    I’d like to see that list.  Sounds like a good idea to me.  Hit them where it hurts, in the pocket book

  • Anonymous

    Just shoot the miserable f***s. If all the parents refuse to let their kids in these teachers classes, they will be gone.

  • Anonymous

    The teachers unions should kick butt instead of protecting pedophiles. I  think it stinks when a union has more power in this country than the President of the US. Where are the good decent people with common sense going to stand up and fight for what is right, and get rid of the trash?All pedophiles should be sent to an island and let them have each other. Leave the innocent alone. I pray this family will succeed at their meeting tonight.

  • Anonymous

    it took photos emerging for the crime to come to light, like most victims of molestation, this CHILD, who was abused and raped by his teacher, a person of authority, was too frightened to come forward and reveal the horrific acts that were being done to him….not only are the acts horrible and criminal, the sick minded pervert..this teacher that this school board and his colleagues are so quick to defend and revere….actually took photos of his crimes-…now obviously Robert, you’ve never been raped or molested, you never had your child raped or molested, or your brother or sister, or even your next door neighbor…because if you had, you wouldn’t think 17 to 30 years a harsh sentence, indeed you would think life without parole to be to easy a sentence, and while it is the position of a church to minister to the guilty, ministering does not include posting bail, and supporting a rapist, while ignoring the needs of the victim and his family…and if you think therapy is going to change this perverts spots, well you simply need to think again…statistics show that they don’t change…they don’t get better…and if they got caught once, you can bet they did it a lot more than once, and that there are many more victims out there, either to frightened or to ashamed (because these perverts make the children, the victims believe that these horrible, criminal acts are their fault, not the perverts) to come forward, and the fact is 3 to 5 years probation is a damned picnic…fact…truth…..what this pervert did to this kid, to this child, to this boy, now a young man, will never go away…a hundred years of therapy will never undo the harm that this pervert did to this child, and by comparison to what this child and his family will live with for the rest of their lives…30 years incarceration will be a picnic for the convicted child molester/rapist…..No I’m not better than Jesus, but I am smart enough to know that while Jesus may forgive the sinner, he also expects him to receive a just punishment.  As for those teachers and the board member who supported this rapists…they have proven themselves unfit by association…if they can condone the raping and molesting of a child, then they are no better than the rapist, and should never again be allowed to work with children again..children need to be under the tutelage of adults who will put their, the child’s best interest first, not a child molesters….I sincerely hope this family and the community prevail in this battle.

  • Anonymous

    I think Mr Janszewski should fight law suit with law suit. I think the school board’s subsequent indifference could make a great case for gross negligence if not depraved indiffference. There are studies that even link increased levels of stress to higher incidence of cancer. You have a much better case for a law suit than these teachers do. Lawyers would know the grounds for a suit, but look nationwide, find yourself a good attorney. If they want to be worried about lawsuits, give them a bigger one to worry about. Maybe then they’ll grow the cajones to deal with the real issue. You can forgive on an individual basis all you want, but the laws are to protect the public. And it quite likely this man chose a career as a teacher because he’s always been a molester. Seriously, find a good lawyer who has the resources to investigate this man’s background and make a case for you.

  • chip griffin

    man oh man, i just can’t get my mind around this one. this guy sounds like the poster child for it’s not my fault, or the poor me contest. i for one was kidnapped by a policeman, child molester, held overnight at gunpoint. i was 16. i raised hell about it. he was not caught or even looked for. then the town burns down his house. someone is not telling the truth, the church bailed him out. come on. frame up, something ant right! just hate me all you want, this story ant true!!!

  • Anonymous

    And they wonder why people home school their kids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/maryann.mcdaniel Mary Ann Mcdaniel

    This is disgusting.  WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would back a child rapist???  WHO CARES if he ONLY DID IT ONCE??  Which is a lie anyway..(no child rapist rapes JUST one child.)  God is gonna come down with HIS mighty hand one day….

  • Carol Bowers Errington

    What is America coming to?  Well, I think I know. I am 65 & so tired of everything that is going on…just in America…I think my dear brother was right when he said that America is going to destroy itself.Another Civil War,states,our politics & political parties unable to work together…our leadership is deplorable & every day we hear more & more of stories like this….Don’t want to sound like a religious bigot but I do believe Christ is the only answer to what our country must have to begin to heal…hearts & minds need to be restored…love for Him first then for our fellowman so that we can truly work together, no matter what our political party or religious background…we need to return to our roots as a country…before we can be successful as a nation  we must not look at how far we have come in industry or progressivness we have gone farther & farther away from the truths on which our country was founded upon thus the demise of our homes, our churches & our government…we are no longer free but slaves to the idolatry (blind adoration) of those who would seek & destroy the basic foundation of what our for fathers fought & died for so that we would be a strong & mighty nation.  Thank you Glenn Beck for being one who will continue to speak the truth & truly be a leader for our very sick country & world. 

  • Anonymous

    But the same church wasn’t there for the victim. Explain that. Part of the world, and even God is judgement. That’s why the forgiveness is so important. And just because God will forgive you, doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay for your sins. That’s why Christ’s sacrifice was so important. Sins must be paid for.And don’t forget…we are separating church and state these days, so don’t expect Christians to turn the other cheek when the teachers they trust their children with are raping them instead. Sounds like Prince of Peace church is a bit confused.

  • Brenda Lewis

    IF I HAD YOUNG CHILDREN TODAY I WOULD HOME SCHOOL MY CHILDREN.BUT THIS    HAPPENED IN MY HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 1960′S SO THIS IS NOTHING NEW THEY JUST HID EVERYTHING BACK THEN. EVERYONE WHO DEFENDS THIS GUY SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!DO YOUR CHILDREN HAVE ANY PROTECTION???I WOULDN’T SEND MY SON TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL!!!!!!!!

  • Michael David Sugg

    Does the movie “Time to Kill” come to mind?

  • Anonymous

    Guilty is guilty, doesn’t matter how much supposed good the person did. If Mother Theresa snapped and shot someone she’d still be guilty of murder.

  • Anonymous

    Assuming it was a Catholic priest that posted bail.  Could he be a child molester himself?
    Catholic myself, but hard to imagine that a priest would go this far to protect a criminal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.ingram.39 Rose Ingram

     Ok Robert, it’s late & I’m tired so I choose to believe that you didn’t say what you said!   He ruined a young kid’s life..he RAPED a child  and 15-30 yrs is extreme?  I think that should castrate him and then sentence him so he can get the same treatment in prison that he gave to  the boy…Grace is one thing but trying to get a pedophile freed from punishment is another…so you need to rethink what God would do.

  • Matt

    I hate to say it, but I’d kill the teacher and burn down the school if it were my kid…AND I’M NOT KIDDING!!!

  • http://ahumblebumble.blogspot.com/ Becca

    Kimmie- I hope you get a chance to check out Dr. Doug Weiss’ material. I have been watching some of his DVDs and he has some great stuff for being free of sexual pasts. He was through alot himself and delivers a powerful healing message.
    Life in prison is what every child molester should receive. And be forced to work hard in prison their entire life. Or maybe just the death penalty…

  • Anonymous

    child molesters should be strung up

  • Anonymous

    Not extreme! He tried to
    ruin a kid’s life and did a pretty good job of causing evil to the whole family
      He should get at least years equal to that which he caused.
     Therapy huh?  Do you know that in the cases of child molestation and
    serial killers there has never been one case that has ever seen reform???
     Look it up,   They cross a line that can never be jumped back over.
     Jesus wasn’t talking about child molesters here buddy. The Person has to
    WANT to be forgiven somewhere in this equation to  have any benefit,
     Even then it does not negate punishment from the governments that God has
    instituted as his minister do justice. In all the reports lately in the news ever
    see the perps remorseful’? Not even in Ohio with the creep that had those girls
    locked up for years. He hated to see his home destroyed he said because he”
    had so many good memories in that house” ! 

     Don’t get angry at
    the messenger.  We are not throwing stones but Christ did say that he
    who has no sin should throw the first stone and Christ is the one that had no
    sin.  Christians are commanded to tell the world ALL the things that he
    taught. Another part of his teaching is that he will return and exercise God’s wrath
    on those doing bad things like pedophilia. Telling the truth about Christ’s
    coming judgments is compassionate because it gives pedophiles the opportunity
    to learn how much god hates that sin.

  • Charles

    ALL THE GOOD GOES OUT THE WINDOW WHEN HE BETRAYED THE CHILD AND THE TRUST HE HAD BEEN AFFORDED! HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER!  HE DESERVES THE MAX SENTENCE, THEY NEVER REHAB. If he did it once, he’ll do it again. Lock them up, throw away the key!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198122683 Sandi Lindstrom

    This article/interview was sent to me by a friend and I can’t even begin to describe how I feel. Shocked & sickened doesn’t even cover my emotions.

    I hope this horror story is picked up by a large media outlet & they use their power & influence to get the ball rolling on cleaning the involved school system up.

    My prayers are with this entire family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198122683 Sandi Lindstrom

    This article/interview was sent to me by a friend and I can’t even begin to describe how I feel. Shocked & sickened doesn’t even cover my emotions.

    I hope this horror story is picked up by a large media outlet & they use their power & influence to get the ball rolling on cleaning the involved school system up.

    My prayers are with this entire family.

  • Anonymous

    Kanak stated the steps pretty well….. but really? We abort promising futures but place no value on children amongst the living and the defense thereof….

    Yeshua had a few something’s to say specifically about children that I think you’re missing the Mark on.

  • Anonymous

    The cure rate for child molesters is zero to non.  Therapy does no good.  They will eventually molest again. Have you ever really talked with an adult that has been molested? Their lives are never the same again.
    I think the molester should experience the same thing. Thirty isn’t long enough. My child has PTSD from  molestation and after 37 years and many many therapists still suffers in a most debilitating way. She struggles daily with trying to see the world in a normal way. 30 isn’t enough.

  • GabbyGibby

    They said it was only once, that he hadn’t done anything like this before.  They said “their letters focused on his 17 years of teaching, describing his popularity with students and teachers, how hard he worked and how often he volunteered for school functions.”  Are you kidding me, listen describing his popularity with students and teachers, and his volunteering at school functions.  Are you listening to them.  How do they know there have’t been more victims.  Just wait and see.  This is like a pedifiles MO.  Popular working with students volunterring getting them to trust him and then wham.  Get a grip teachers.  They all should go.

  • Anonymous

    Leave it to the fellow teachers to concentrate on all that doesn’t matter. His years teaching his personality his volunteer work mean nothing he is a child rapist. That cancels all the phony stuff he built to hide it. You can bet there are more victims. And if these teachers are stupid enough to support this they are a danger to children. They would protect a child rapist iin their midst if given the opportunity. If they can reconcile such evil. They need to go.

  • Destroy All Morons!

    that’s teachers unions and the kind of people who belong to them in a nutshell.  they don’t know how to teach, they don’t know how to think, and they know nothing about maintaining the kind of moral standards that people who work with children should have.  in a just world, all those teachers would be the ones being raped and blamed. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jjimsandi Jim Burns

    We the people have let this happen by turning our heads the other way and allowedpeople of immoral problems in our schools — don’t talk about it –DO SOMETHING

  • krepd

    Glenn, this has been going on for YEARS in Michigan. We live in another small town.  I can count at least 6 inappropriate relationships between teachers and students in our small town while my 4 oldest kids were in high school.  Not ONE of them was ever handled through the legal system.  When I called the MEA to address the situation, the person from the MEA asked me if I was from TAWAS.  I said NO… the next response was “Well sometimes these things work out and the couple gets married and has kids.”  TRUE STORY.  Teachers are allowed to “resign” and they get a positive letter of recommendation.  They then move on to another school district.  Kids LOSE.  We now homeschool.  I will never send my child back.

  • ken.

    it’s called ” pass the trash ” i posted  about it on this thread. you’ll have to look for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilia.misiura Emilia Misiura

    I am sorry to you John and your family. Thank you Glenn

    Emilia

  • ken.

    it’s called ” pass the trash ” i posted about on this thread you’ll have to look for it.

  • Anonymous

    What the teacher did was abhorrent, and he who committed the crime deserves to be punished to fullest extent of the law. However, what happened to freedom of speech? The teachers who are supporting their friend, have every right too, no matter how offensive we may find their speech.
    It’s time to back off teachers, they work in some of the worst conditions, for very little pay for a professional, with students who lack support from home, and in overcrowded schools that lack financial support from the community. But it is easy to go after them, and blame them, because no one wants to take on the blame themselves. Parents are angered because teachers can’t fix everything for them, when frankly, they are ill equipped to also be social workers, counselors and surrogate parents, all the while trying to be teachers as well. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny how forgiving libs are to other libs. They should all be fired!!!

  • Nyla Potter

    Sounds like the whole school district needs to be investigated for pedophilia ring,if the teachers and administrators are that supportive of this molester. Man Boy Love is the next group seeking legitimazation in society. This school district seems to be ground zero for the movement.

  • Kenneth James Abbott

    One thing I didn’t see….

    Child molesters VERY rarely molest one child and call it done.

    How many other children has this man raped?  And why isn’t the school board and the teacher’s union asking this question?

  • Anonymous

    I would suggest that a Grand Jury be sworn-in to get to the “Rest of the Story”.
    I would require all of the teachers and board members to swear under oath
    that they knew nothing about any and all “sexual molestations” by the convicted
    teacher and perhaps any other teacher who might have known about or been involved
    in similar activities.
    Teachers and Board Members stepping up to the plate to cover for the subject seemed
    to have opened up a “can of worms”.  This case should not end with a Board Meeting
    or open house by the Board.

  • L Macazo

     I agree Bill, the administrators should be fired as well if they don’t do their job…the money comes from the people and it’s theirs to spend on firings…wrong is wrong, sin is sin. No amount of time in prison will give this young man back his lost 8 years relationship with his father.
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:  WHEN YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS ANGRY, VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AS THE FATHER DESCRIBES ABOVE, YOUR CHILD IS ANGRY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT PROTECTING THEM FROM THE VIOLATOR…SOMEHOW, OUR CHILDREN ASSUME WE SHOULD KNOW THEY ARE BEING ABUSED…AND BE ABLE TO PROTECT THEM.
     WELL,  NOW,   PARENTS, YOU KNOW THE LANGUAGE YOUR CHILD IS USING TO TELL YOU, IT IS JUST NOT ENGLISH, IT’S THE RELENTLESS ANGRY BEHAVIOR THAT COMES OUT OF NO WHERE. 
    THE VIOLATOR HAS CONVINCED YOUR CHILD THAT HIS/HER PARENTS ALREADY KNOW AND GAVE PERMISSION….KIDS DON’T KNOW THE VIOLATOR IS LYING, SO THEY ARE ANGRY AT THEIR PARENT(S) FOR THE WRONG REASONS.  BELIEVE YOUR CHILD IF THEY GET ENOUGH GUTS TO TELL YOU, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME, YOUR CHILD IS TOO SCARED OF THE VIOLATOR AND HIS THREATS…HELP YOUR CHILD AND JUST ASK THEM IF THEY ARE BEING ABUSED BY SOMEONE, ASSURE THEM YOU WILL BELIEVE THEM…AND GET PROFESSIONAL HELP FAST!  AND LOVE YOUR CHILD, IT  IS  NEVER  THEIR  FAULT!!

  • Anonymous

    If you grant him a parole after five years, I will recommend that he move
    in with your grand children.
    I am certain that punishment will have made him a new man.

  • Anonymous

    so true on so many levels..very painful for the truth tellers..out right breaks a persons heart..to be persecuted…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081155340 Bryan Shiver

    This predator took away a child’s formative years.  This teacher used his position to manipulate and RAPE a young man.  How many years of therapy does this young man have to go through, now!!  Too many times,  teachers and teachers unions have stood by while the bad teachers reek havoc with children’s minds and bodies. Their solidarity comes at the detriment of the children that they swear to protect and instruct.  God forgives and grace is only his to give. I find a useful phrase when people quote the bible to protect the guilty… It usually refers to taxes, but I feel it applies to this and other situations…. Caesar’s job is to protect his subjects .. The bible says to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.  In this case the justice system is Caesar…This predator needs to be off the street for a long time to protect other children. How many times have offenders re-offended following very short stints in prison?.. You need to look that one up Robert.  Lastly, if it were up to me I would make child rape a capital offense.  Child predators tend to progressively get worse in their behavior… Usually committing murder to cover up their acts.  I am not going to quote statistics for you because I know deep down you know I am right!

  • Anonymous

    This same thing happened to my family.  A nephew molested my son.  Started grooming him when he was about 4, started raping him when he was about 8.  This continued until he was almost 13.  My son would not say a word.  I had my suspensions something was happening to him, took him to our pediatrician who had known my son sense birth.  My son denied everything, everything.  Things got so bad we decided to send my son to a place that worked with kids.  While there things got worse.  A call was placed to us wanting my son to be entered into a juvenile hospital.  He was sent.  About 16 days later everything came out.  My son had been abused by his cousin.  It was horrible what we found out…we decided to prosecute.  That’s when our lives were really turned upside down.  The entire family was on the side of this molester.  How dare we take it to court.  How dare we not leave it in the family.  It was found this molester, also molested 32 other children…not all family, but did include at least one of his sisters and at least one of his brothers.  This molester is approximately 18 years older than my son.  He went to the Naval Academy, he has had good jobs, has a good job.  Acts like an upstanding person.  Is the nicest guy.  He makes me sick!  The family still defends him, still!  Wish I could have them all fired.  As it is, I live in another state, watch this man have a relationship with my grandchildren on facebook…and there is nothing I can do. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kissyr Kissy Regan

    It makes me sick that these people are having to go through all of this. We must stand with them. We must stop the madness. These teachers and administrators are so out of control – but the damage they do is in lives, not “things”.Public schools have become run by so much human debris…

  • Anonymous

    Amen. Thanks for you comments. You get the point and you know how to explain it well.

  • Anonymous

     Child molesters should be put to death. They are a blight on society preying on our young innocents that can’t defend themselves. It’s been proven over and over again these people can NOT be rehabilited, they are let loose to destroy another innocent child’s life and that of their parents. How many times does it have to happen?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for  info.

  • James Sanders

    The school board voted to keep the teacher on and also voted to enact a Ethics Training  to begin during the 2013-2014 school year. I recorded a video of this, and it’s view-able at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOu8tUdiSow

  • terentiaj63

    I’m not sure but I don’t think Lutheran pastors are called Father. I was appalled when I heard this and immediately googled the church because I was going to write to the Bishop and demand that this “Father” Stonebeck be disciplined. What I discovered was that Prince of Peace church in Rose City, is Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

  • Robert Curtis

     You avoided the point.  Grace came through Jesus for a sex offender that was to be stoned to death for adultery.  Adultery violates not just a child but a whole family and in that time and culture it violated a whole community.  Yet Jesus exercised Grace forgave her and told her to go and sin no more!  Are we to do any less?  A few years of prison and a few years of probation and mandated therapy yes.  I’m against the existence of that LIVING DEATH called the Sex Offender Registry because it is Evil and it is Wrong.  I could understand a medical registry for the mentally ill because it would be of a different nature unlike this online hit-list.  Hitler would be very proud of this sex registry thing.   TRUTH

  • Anonymous

    Parents should of grabbed that teacher and painted her face with markers. What could “they” do about it anyway? Would have made an interesting trial if it went that far. I would have made her wear it all day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.m.dehurt Patricia Moreno de Hurt

    Christ also said that people such as this man are better off with a rock wrapped around their neck in the bottom of the sea…30 years is better for now.

  • Anonymous

    You are NUTS ! Get Therapy. I do not think it will help!

  • Anonymous

    They have freedom of speech, and if they use it to convey that they espouse certain values, then they are fired for holding values that are dangerous for the children they are entrusted with.  Not for the speech, but because they revealed things about themselves which shows they are a danger to our children.  If a murderer comes out and confesses, he is not punished for using his free speech – he is punished for the crime.  If a teacher says they sympathize with a local child molester, you don’t fire them because they used free speech – you fire them because they are child molester – sympathizers.  The speech is just how you found out.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.m.dehurt Patricia Moreno de Hurt

    amen to that Redstorm928

  • Anonymous

    The woman didn’t sexually assault anyone — much less a minor who was placed in her trust.  She simply made a bad decision between two consenting adults.  Not even in the same ballpark dude.  I’d say nice try — but really it was pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed!!! And, the defenders of said molester should be subjected to the same horrors that the victim endured.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure you are accurate on this one.Those teachers are under a contract. Do not they have a character to uphold. Are they not expected to have a certain character in that position? Their free speach or UNPOPULAR speach tells something defecient in their qualifications for their position.

  • Anonymous

    Amen. Said well.These teachers are under contract to uphold  certain character.  Well done.

  • Anonymous

    Not Catholic,ELCA Lutheran

  • Anonymous

    The devil is alive and well in Rose City. The other residents should be showering love and kindness on that victimized family.  Instead, the monsters are adding insult to injury.  Why would the Lutheran Church have any dealings or ownership with that disgraceful Prince of Peace “Church”?  No decent person, who is a Christian, would remain a member of that unholy “church” for one more minute.  What has happened to the morals and standards in America?  The world has turned upside down and backwards.  The devil is alive and well in Rose City.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.m.dehurt Patricia Moreno de Hurt

    dont they do background checks???! It’s like putting alcohol bottles in front of an alcoholic!

  • Anonymous

    Do you not think that it is not mental illness that would cause such a sexual offense to a child?  No offense but your comments on the Sex Offender Registry sounds like sour apples on your part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tami.murray.79 Tami Murray

    That church also helped another guy in the mid 80′s that molested a 3 year old. I lived there in the 80′s when that happened. They need to fire the administrators . And close that church.

  • Anonymous

    When I worked for a foster care agency I was surprised to find out that every teacher is legally obligated to report ANY kind of child abuse which actually included someone not putting their child in a car seat or having them sit in the front seat of the car. 

    These teachers and administrators begging for leniency have now proven that if they think someone is a nice guy they would not turn them in, they would look the other way and probably not even listen to the child and blame them for trying to hurt the teacher.  By defending this rapist they have proven that they can not be counted on to uphold the law that they agreed to by becoming a teacher and because of such should be able to be fired. Also, if it could ever be proven that they were told or had any inkling that this was happening they could and should be charged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1502233121 Peggie Osborn Lopez

    Is anyone in authority paying attention there? I note that the report mentions his popularity with students and teachers, how hard he worked and how often he volunteered for school functions.

    EARTH TO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS: Child molesters always take great pains to be popular with students. They work hard to be around kids so they can find opportunities to “take advantage” of them. Of course he volunteered for school functions,, (see prior sentence).

    Question: How often, IF EVER, did he “work hard” or volunteer for anything that involved only adults?…. Waiting…. Zero times, right? I rest my case.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    there is definitely evil on earth.

    there can be absolutely no mitigating reason for the teachers’ stance regarding the repeated rape of this young man.  what kind of people do this?  no one i want to know.

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     I agree Bill, the administrators should be fired as well if they don’t
    do their job…the money comes from the people and it’s theirs to spend
    on firings…wrong is wrong, sin is sin. No amount of time in prison
    will give this young man back his lost 8 years relationship with his
    father.

  • Blackarachnia Predacon

     What Child molestor has been reformed?

    Adultery and child molestation are apples and oranges. The child wasn’t given a choice!

    I’ve been molested myself, and no one stood to protect me. In fact, my parent threaten with bringing him back into our life. Yeah, she was a charmer…  I don’t understand people who forgive child molestors, who think they aren’t doing much harm, that they normally get only a few years in prison.

    I heard this on the radio yesterday and not only did I feel outrage, but I also cried. My prayers are with you

  • Thomas Burkhart

     Therapy? Only castration therapy is fitting in this case. And no one is passing a death sentence on this freak. Your a liberal and don’t believe in the real Jesus, So please don’t quote him out of context as you are doing here! This kid is scared for life. There is no undoing what has been done to him. Are you a teacher union member or something? Troll on!

  • Kimmie Smith

     The thing is, you’re never really “free” from a sexually abusive past from childhood.  I went through years and years of therapy, self therapy and doing everything in my power to heal.  It took the death of my father to have some closure and be able to start healing, and that was 20 years ago.  Since then, I’ve grown to an acceptance of what was stolen from me.  And now, I help my clients who are in distress from an abusive past.  Although I have learned to accept and cope and lead an emotionally healthier life, the memories and certain other effects never leave, it just can’t be erased.

  • Kimmie Smith

     Exactly! I can attest to that being a childhood sexual abuse survivor.  You are very correct when you say it alters the child’s life forever.  And when it’s your own father who violated you with a mother who did nothing about it, it’s even more devastating on a kid.  Your whole childhood is wiped out and then as you get older you have to work like heck to reverse the damages done.  Some people fall to pieces and go on a mission to destroy themselves because of the pain and then there are others who rise above it. 
    I’m still fighting the good fight and working on undoing the damages.
    Robert Curtis cannot possibly understand this side of the story.

  • Anonymous

    Robert, You have never been molested have you. You have no idea what it does to the mind of a child that has been molested. I was molested for seven years of my life from my own fater and it’s something that plauges your mind for all of your life. You feel worthless and no account, you feel it’s your fault when you have so much fear in you that it makes you hate yourself and everybody around you. You feel everybody is against you and you want it to go away, you will do just about anything to stop the hurt. It affects your whole life and only God and forgiveness will give you a sence of hope in life. Some people don’t know how to do that and it drives them crazy. I’m thankful to God that He gave me the strength to over come that part of my Life and it was only through Jesus Christ’s forgiveness and me fogiving My Dad for what he did saved my life. If you have never faced something like this in your life you have no idea what it is. 30 years isn’t long enough, cause the victim has a life sentence on them without the forgiving power of Jesus Christ.

  • Catherine

    Adultery is a consensual act and cannot be compared to rape. Anyone who does so is mentally warped.

  • Dawn Garland

    I am amazed that other teachers are willing to stand behind another teacher that has raped a child–not once but many times!  They should all pay the price by losing thier jobs…and not be allowed to teach in AMERICA !  We love our children in AMERICA and we won’t stand for such evil.  Makes me wonder what all of those teachers have been doing????

  • Catherine

     I actually am not a huge a fan of the sex registry. it is fake security it keeps no one safer. It only gives the illusion of safety. as a survivor of sexual abuse and rape and ZERO of my abusers being on it I know that as truth. Most sex offenders are never caught.

    That said your focus on the rights of the sick monster who would willingly harm a child is disturbing. Your idea that adultry is more harmful then rape and sexual abuse shows either how completely out of touch with reality you are or that you simply refuse to admit how harmful and soul crushing the pain such evil inflicts on their victims FOR LIFE. the pain it brings is no way comparable. Educate yourself and get some help. You really need to learn a lesson yourself about grace and love. Yes, those who hurt others are still human. But rehabilitation NEVER WORKS. There is no such thing as a sex offender with only one victim. Their freedom is not more important then the safety of others. If they choose to act on their desires to do harm they deserve the punishment. Their victims deserve to feel safe while they try to heal.

  • Ali Gator

    I’ve been to Rose city a couple time when I lived up north, and it’s a strange little town, not so much on the surface, but kick around a bit and meet the townsfolk or stay in the Motorlodge motel. 

  • Anonymous

    What’s with the double standard? The left and most others absolutely eviscerate the Catholic church for this kind of stuff (which they should), but how is this teacher any different? It’s actually a triple standard because unlike the church leadership who’s sworn to be celibate this guy should actually have normal relationships for his desires not a child who’s scarred for life now because of his lack of self-control. Besides, how sub-zero IQ RETARDED do you have to be (as a teacher) to do this kind of thing in a town of 8000 people? Dear God Neil Erickson, how did you become a teacher? 

  • http://ahumblebumble.blogspot.com/ Becca

    I believe it, Kimmie. My heart breaks for all children (including yourself years ago) who have endured such horrible acts. No punishment is severe enough for the criminals who do such things.

  • PatriotGal

    This is an example of why I think no public employees should have the right to unionize. Unions hold the taxpayers hostages to their demands. Am sure the union is behind this – agitating,  encouraging the  members to stand with their rapist cohort – unions support the weakest member and demand that no member does anything more than the least. Was part of the educators union and realized all they want is dues to elect their politicos who favor them.  They do not care about the kids. They are greedy, self indulgent thugs who have ruined education and this is proof of it. Don;t mention the RAPE – but tell what a great guy he was. NO!

  • Yigit Erel

     ITS BECAUSE OF OUR SELF ELECTED KING OBAMA….the guy is doing everything in his powe to break this country…i noticed a lot of people are jumping on board , hope not 2 late!

  • ken.

    search ” peyton wolcott ” or ” pass the trash ” the truth about public schools and sex offenders will scare you more then every other problem with the education system combined.

  • Ruppert Baird

    How can we send money to this school district to support their potential legal fees?

  • Anonymous

    THOSE who stand with this pig may you role in the mud with your pig master satan the coward.

  • Yigit Erel

     any kind of union is BAD NEWS! it started out as a good,honest,helping people, but they have morphed into this give me money (under the lie they are telling that it goes to the poor employees… they also shut down shops if they dont have union? how is that legal? they just made a wall mart in a small town with like 20 thousand people (this wallmart was going to bring in 400 jobs for that poor little town…and 2 years back they shut down a walmart in san diego that was going to bring in close to a thousand jobs…not to mention its a poor area so they need the deals! BUT NOOO if your not using union you can build somewherelse….. SO GOOD OL WALlcrap (cuz that’s what they sell, and MY GOD HAVE YOU SEEN THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE..??DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DONT!)  SAYS OK WELL TAKE OUR ALMOST 2 BILLION$ PROJECT AND MOVE! the union guys were not expecting that, they started yelling racist!!! CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG BUT…YOU GUYS WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT JOB IS UR STUPID union leaders would stop being greedy and stuffing cash in there pockets and they has the balls to say they are helping the little ones??? the union is just a voting block for the week!!! why do you think dems support them?? they dont give a shit bout there well being…they know these unions will owe them mass favors if they do this!!! (WITH THAT BEING SAID there are plenty of good union workers, but those kind of people can get jobs wherever they want..they have the motivation and skills…) it;s just that unions have overstayed and have destroyed to many peoples lively hoods….

  • Anonymous

    Homeschool
    Homeschool
    LOOKING FOR THE ANSWER THERE IT IS YOU KNOW IT SO DON”T DENY IT
    SEND YOUR CHILDERN TO THE CAMPS YOU GET WHAT THEY GIVE.

  • Yigit Erel

     did you just say extreme???? REALLY? so if ur kid was mollested when he was in middle school over a number of times…and 15 to 30 years is extreme??? we trust the teachers to protect our children not for them to be groped & much  much more!! YOUR TELLING ME ITS OK??? YOUR NOT CONDEMING ANYTHING IF U THINK 15-30 is extreme…i think he should be put on an island full of all the perverts like him!! The only other reason i can think of for stickin up 4 this guy is that you were molested (sorry if u were not making fun) but you really sound ..well…uneducated!

  • Anonymous

    I am a member of this community and fortunately my children go to a private school and do not have to be dragged through all of this! But, I feel for the family and am devastated this had to happen to such a young child. I do not feel that it is right for this family to be attacking others of the community. The church he bashed in his interview was being falsely accused. The church NEVER bailed him out of jail, NEVER! The man wasn’t even a member of that church, he was a hired employee. He was a member of a different church in a different community. I think people really need to get their facts straight before ruining others reps in a SMALL TOWN! This family will never be able to heal if these whirlwinds don’t calm. Just my thought. 

  • Anonymous

    Fortunately. here in Wisconsin we have Act 10, which has broken the strangle-hold of the unions. Teachers can be fired or contracts can be not renewed, without interference from the unions.

    I’ve had two experiences that reflect the joy now available thru Act 10, thanks to Gov. Walker. A teacher was commenting on the ‘union-busting”.function of Act 10. I asked them, “If your wife needed an serious operation, would you want a surgeon with the most experience or the most qualified?” Discussion ended. 

    Second, I was on the local school board, when a teacher received one of the worst job reviews I have ever seen; worthy of firing. He not only wasn’t fired, but got a 10% raise (3 summer credits towards a masters and one more year on the scale).

  • Anonymous

    The voters need to vote out the school board. 

  • Anonymous

    The voters need to vote out the school board. 

  • Anonymous

    The church in question had NOTHING to do with Neil’s bail or anything on that matter. Neil was a hired employee that was terminated once this surfaced! Neil was a member of a different church in a different community. John had NO RIGHT trashing and bashing a local church that was an innocent bystander to all of this! The church in question by no means would have had the money to bail out Erikson anyway! But it NEVER happened, and they are not by no means standing behind Neil or his actions! People need to get their facts straight before going on NATIONAL radio!

  • Anonymous

    The church in question had NOTHING to do with Neil’s bail or anything on that matter. Neil was a hired employee that was terminated once this surfaced! Neil was a member of a different church in a different community. John had NO RIGHT trashing and bashing a local church that was an innocent bystander to all of this! The church in question by no means would have had the money to bail out Erikson anyway! But it NEVER happened, and they are not by no means standing behind Neil or his actions! People need to get their facts straight before going on NATIONAL radio!

  • Anonymous

    The church in question had NOTHING to do with Neil’s bail or anything on that matter. Neil was a hired employee that was terminated once this surfaced! Neil was a member of a different church in a different community. John had NO RIGHT trashing and bashing a local church that was an innocent bystander to all of this! The church in question by no means would have had the money to bail out Erikson anyway! But it NEVER happened, and they are not by no means standing behind Neil or his actions! People need to get their facts straight before going on NATIONAL radio! Neil was a Catholic but the church they are bashing is a Lutheran church where he was employed.. SO terribly wrong of this family to pull innocent people in to their mess!

  • Anonymous

    The church in question had NOTHING to do with Neil’s bail or anything on that matter. Neil was a hired employee that was terminated once this surfaced! Neil was a member of a different church in a different community. John had NO RIGHT trashing and bashing a local church that was an innocent bystander to all of this! The church in question by no means would have had the money to bail out Erikson anyway! But it NEVER happened, and they are not by no means standing behind Neil or his actions! People need to get their facts straight before going on NATIONAL radio!

  • Anonymous

    That’s the funny thing.. the molester and the victim are friends .. even still. Now does that seem right? HMMM. Okay

  • Crystal Burleson

    You obviously do not have a child who has been hurt this way. I do. We never knew about it until recently and the kids are all grown now. We just knew about the anger and acting out.  It doesn’t just end, it continues through his life even with counseling and prayer. In our family it even extended to other siblings because of the first. They are all in a bad place because none of them will talk about it or help. They just hate. They hate each other, they hate us, and they even hate themselves. I think a person who started this and caused so much pain should pay by law! I can be forgiving and I can heal, but letting this pervert out to possibly cause others such pain and damage is unacceptable. Jesus would not do that!

  • Anonymous

    The guy was convicted: good.

    The teachers and friends had the moral and legal right to ask for leniency: good.

    Let’s leave the rest up to the judge: better.

  • Anonymous

    We the People elected your Dear Leader, Yigit Erel.  Stop the hate crap.

  • Anonymous

    Keep us updated on here as to what happened at the meeting last night with administrators…. Unbelievable that people will stand up for what is wrong more so now a days than what is right! What is wrong with this country?!

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree!! They can make $150K per year + benefits per admin job…. that would provide the district of a small town a nice sized cash infusion. It always amazes me when I see 14 administrators on a board and there are only 5-6 schools to manage. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen anywhere else, right?! LOL

    Pitiful I say – Pitiful this whole situation is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamon.andelin Jamon Andelin

     Robert Curtis, I completely disagree, Jesus said, “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.” (Mark 9:42).  pretty strong words for the Prince of Peace. He did not say, “oh just give him a few years of prison, probation, and mandatory therapy”.  And to your point about the woman taken in adultery, the Savior did not say she was forgiven, merely that she was to go and sin no more.  Forgiveness doesn’t come unless true repentance takes place.

  • Anonymous

    This protectionist term of “Tenure” must end.

  • Anonymous

    You are double right. My comment was claification of what was mentioned in a previous comment.

  • doris lott

    Folks really hate it when you use a commentary platform to push your money advertisement scams.  I will flag as inappropriate, every time I see this shit.  Adding a small stupid comment at the bottom of your scam does not make it legitimate either.  You are my pet peeve and I will find you on every conservative site I follow and read.  Enough is enough.

  • Anonymous

    @AnacortesGirl —  Absolutely!  Example Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case plus the administration that turned a blind eye to what was happening.

  • Anonymous

    …and we trust the hiring habits of school districts? It seems that the only way to reset the education system is to pull all the kids out of school and homeschool them - or do what WI did under Gov. Scott Walker – remove the protection of union/tenure. We need people in office that are willing to lose everything, one term thinkers, at all levels of authority, and do what needs to be done…. its one trait that is rarely seen anymore…. its called “leadership”.

  • Anonymous

     Example Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case plus the administration that turned a blind eye to what was happening.

  • Anonymous

     Example Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case plus the administration that turned a blind eye to what was happening.

  • Anonymous

     Example Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case plus the administration that turned a blind eye to what was happening.

  • Friend Wilkins

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  • Anonymous

    How could anyone support this so-called “teacher,” particularly fellow teachers?  A complete violation of trust and lack of empathy or decency.  I’m sure even Charles Manson had his supporters.  Some people will show support no matter what evil has been done.  In my view, the supporting teachers and the board member should be dismissed as they are unfit for their positions.

  • Anonymous

    I am just horrified at the thinking of the teachers and the board.  This is an abomination.  They are taking up for a criminal.  Anyone who abuses children should not only be put in jail…they should be put under the jail. 

  • Anonymous

    Double Right!

  • me

    The problem with your statement on the view of the BSA is that it doesn’t ban homosexuals based on the idea that “they might prey on young men in their organization.” No matter how one feels about homosexuality to equate it with child molestation is as dangerous as telling women they need to fear all strange men because of the possibility of rape. Most rapes are done by people they know; and most child molestation is not done by homosexuals (at the very least not self-avowed).  

  • me

    And my friends keep asking why I don’t want to teach in public schools around here! I want to say this is unbelievable, but unfortunately, that is not the case.

  • me

    Rights are thrown by the wayside by many when safety is a concern or deep emotions become involved. 

  • me

    In a twisted way, it actually makes sense. The idea of loyalty (misplaced though it may be) and the need to keep anything within the “family” (which you broke by taking it to court, as those in the article did) are drilled into people subconsciously in many ways. Add to that the feeling of stupidity and vulnerability people feel when they miss something like this. “there is NO way they could have missed this more than once; look how nice they are!” It is a way of avoiding the issue and any part they may have played in it; thereby relieving them of any responsibility. Basically they are trying to keep their conscience clear so they can live happily. 

    It is unfortunate that they can’t just face the truth and support those who have been hurt and are in such need of that support! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.epperson.391 John Epperson

    After hearing your show, 20 Aug 13, about the teachers standing behind the molester. It made me think, what if those teacher were also molesting students too. Or the whole group belongs to some type of sexual group and they fear being found out .

  • http://www.facebook.com/laetitia.southam Laetitia Southam

    I can’t believe some would turn on the victim’s family! People who would defend child molestation have no place where children are. I would never let any of them in the same room as my child or any child.

  • Anonymous

     Not THIS “People”, 769900.  Trying to kill innocent people with a fire bomb while they sleep?  Who are the haters here????

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.mandina Roy Mandina

    We really need to start making examples of the pieces of human garbage that support predators. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.mandina Roy Mandina

    We really need to start making examples of the pieces of human garbage that support predators. 

  • Anonymous

    Someone had better check Mike Eagan’s background and his computer for porn.  There’s something going on when a school administrator  and six teachers ask for leniency for the perv who was sentenced. A CHILD WAS RAPED and justice is needed not an effort  to save money!!!!!!

  • Paula Coyle

    The ELCA (the liberal and LARGEST Lutheran denomination) puts up with abortionists in its midst and allows open homosexuals to be ordained.  What can we expect?  They tolerate people who kill children for a living, so why not those who just molest them sexually?  Sickos.

    NOTE – there are a ton of other Lutheran denominations.  None of them are as liberal as this good for nothing denomination.

  • Paula Coyle

    Since that guy is struggling so much with his faith, I wish someone could get this URL to the Dad.

    GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment.

    http://netgrace.org/blog/

    This is a Christian organization who has two of Billy Graham’s grandsons on the board, devoted to protecting people who have been sexually abused in the church. (They have served many years as prosecuting attorneys and have seen it all) I read through the blog posts there and they are GOLD… they REALLY DO understand and are just as mystified and angry at the tendency of people to protect the abuser!!

    Frankly, since that ELCA church posted bail, essentially they are siding with sex abuse, and heaping more abuse on the victim and any unknown victims in their midst. But hey, they put up with homosexuals in the pulpit (voted it OK officially a few years ago) and abortionists in the congregations, so, why not sex abusers and child abusers?

    And it could be that the guy is a member at that church, we don’t know. I know when something like this happened locally, no news stories mentioned the school staff member’s church/youth group contacts. So I bet it is going on there too.  I would like to know if this guy is a member at that church.  Basically if so, they have succeeded in telling anyone else he is abusing that they will not be heard if they dare to speak up.

  • Anonymous

    Union tenure has nothing to do with this: it will not impact the judge’s decision at all.

  • Paula Coyle

    Obama is just a further symptom, not a cause.  The people get the leadership they settle for. When the churches are doing what that horrible ELCA church is, brushing sin under the rug, believing the abuser, coddling the criminal, the people get sicker and sicker spiritually,and they elect spiritually sick leadership because they have no idea how to make a decision.  God help us.

  • Paula Coyle

    That’s great, but you’re just one person.  We’re talking generalities here.   We have for decades made light of sin and not held people accountable to the law.  Children are commodities to be used and thrown away (or thrown away and their parts used, either way).  The people in general are sick with sin.  Even those of us who know better still sin. (and small sins are still sin in God’s eyes).  The Lord is the only one who can save us from ourselves.

  • Paula Coyle

    Why did it take a found picture? because pedophiles are professional at keeping things secret.  Kids are easily deceived.  You know that there is NEVER just one victim, and now the others will never come forward after seeing how they’ll be treated.

    You are a sick bastard who is making excuses for this person’s behavior.  And you have no clue what you are talking about with regard to the church and how the church should function.  The church is not to remove consequences from a sinner.  The pastor would NOT TALK to the kid’s father when he went to them for help.   The Kangaroo court that the Lord stepped into with the woman caught in adultery was because he knew that if she had been caught in the act WHERE WAS THE MAN SHE WAS CAUGHT WITH?  He knew the charges were not entirely valid, though she was certainly a sinner, and he knew the pharisees knew that their judgement on her was not valid because they were leaving out the man she would have had to be accused with.  Jesus sided with the one being abused.  The one being abused in the news story is the little boy and his family.  Judge with righteous judgement, Jesus says.  The state is the tool of God to punish the evildoer (Romans 13, 1 Peter 2).  The church is to allow the state to do its job and not force the state to have mercy.  The LAW (rightly administered) is supposed to drive us to see our need for mercy.  Remove the consequences and this horrible sinner will never see his need for mercy and you will in effect condemn him to hell, in spite of your whining about mercy.

    If the church wants to administer mercy to him, they can do it to him while he is in jail.

  • Paula Coyle

    Since that guy is struggling so much with his faith, I wish someone could get this URL to the Dad.

    GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment.

    http://netgrace.org/blog/
    This is a Christian organization who has two of Billy Graham’s grandsons on the board, devoted to protecting people who have been sexually abused in the church. (They have served many years as prosecuting attorneys and have seen it all) I read through the blog posts there and they are GOLD… they REALLY DO understand and are just as mystified and angry at the tendency of people to protect the abuser!!

    Frankly, since that ELCA church posted bail, essentially they are siding with sex abuse, and heaping more abuse on the victim and any unknown victims in their midst. But hey, they put up with homosexuals in the pulpit (voted it OK officially a few years ago) and abortionists in the congregations, so, why not sex abusers and child abusers?

    And it could be that the guy is a member at that church, we don’t know. I know when it happened locally, no news stories mentioned the school staff member’s church/youth group contacts. So I bet it is going on there too.

  • Bella Angel

    God bless you and your family!  I promise God is on your side and He loves you so much!  I know, nothing makes sense right now, but, PLEASE believe, there are so many other folks that are behind you and are NOT on vacation EVER!!! 

  • crispus attucks

    As a teacher myself I am appalled at the asking for leniency.  I am surprised they did not try to defend him as a member of an LGBT group and that behavior is encouraged and condoned in LGBT circles.  I fear this will become the norm in all of the public schools in this country as we try to accommodate this perversion.   

  • John Burleson

    There comes a time when the “leaders” are so out of touch, oppressive, dictatorial, and criminally arrogant that the sheeple must squint, grunt and grow some cajones so they can rise up against stupidity. The school board idiots are the poster children of why we should all memorize the Second Amendment and take advantage of the rights it affords us. 

    There also comes a time when the sheeple have to pause a brief moment and look at the stuff they’re standing knee-deep in and realize THEY’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY. Folks, ya don’t get the gubbmint ya wants; ya don’t get the gubbmint ya needs. YA GITS THE GUBBMINT YOU DESERVE.

    Don’t it have a yummy aroma…?

    John Burleson, who fears no evil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000442464503 Tracy Forstey

    Mrsanders210

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.bonacci.7 Ann Bonacci

    the molester gets what he has coming to him….and the  teachers who ‘back’ him and want ‘leniency’???? those teachers should join him in prison – they certainly don’t deserve to be in positons of teaching AT ALL I don’t care how many years they have in or what ‘good’ they think he or the rest of them have done….right is right and wrong is WRONG!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000442464503 Tracy Forstey

    Mrsanders, I agree- Glenn is a Godsend to people like this family. As for the church community, especially the good reverend Dan Stoneback, who posted bail, I do not have an explanation for his actions. That’s Dan Stoneback, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran church, 165 E. Sage Lake Rd., Rose City, Mi. 48654. Church phone #, 989.685.2050. Reverend Stoneback’s cell # as listed in the church’s voicemail greeting- 989.240.4093. And as for the community- whether we know John and Lori personally or not, we are circling wagons around them. We will do all we can to help them through this thing. Their garage will be built again if we have to cut down the trees and plane the boards with our teeth. We are just like any other community in America; we have bad guys. They hurt one of our own; hurt them pretty bad. Yes, I agree with you; somebody dropped the ball with these people, dropped it hard. Well, we’ve now picked up that ball, and we’re hangin’ on tight to it. And we know how to throw a pretty mean curve ball…  The kindness and concern those around the country are showing is truly an amazing thing to behold.

  • Robert Curtis

     I must respectfully disagree.  Do you know that most on the registry are not involving a child and most are level 1 misdemeanors.  The level 3s are a small minority.  Do you know how easy it is to get put on the registry?  The laws are getting crazy around anything sexual.  Soon there will be one in everyone’s family or at least unknowingly among your friends.  TRUTH

  • Robert Curtis

     The scripture Mark 9:42 refers to us having to become like children to enter into the Kingdom and our position there.   If you reference like descriptions in the other Gospels like Matt. 18:1-8 you will see the context Christ was referring to.  Even in Mark 9:42 it references these little one that trust in me.  A child must first receive Chris and become like a child to be great in the Kingdom of God.  These Words are spirit and life in their meaning.  Jesus only uses the child as an example on how being great in the Kingdom you must become as a child and he mentioned on Faith lost in regards to the (child like) believer and causing them to fall or loose faith…  I’m glad you brought that up because what is more faith killings to those that have paid their debt to society than the Sex Offender Registry?  It may be people and churches that support this kind of evil thing that may find themselves at the bottom of the ocean with a millstone tied around their neck. Proverbs 16:25 God doesn’t see as man does.  TRUTH

    I have consulted a professor of Biblical studies.  The guy is a genius on scripture and theology and was a missionary for years as well.  He was in opposition to my position but after further study admitted that in scriptural standing he had little argument unless we were to go back to the Old Testament, but under Grace via Christian teachings God’s nature through the Gospels don’t support such a thing as the sex offender registry.  This is why so many churches religious leaders) opt out of even debating the issue.  The Lord was all about supporting and caring for the outcast of his time.  The harlot that washed his feet with her tears, the woman at the well that was sleeping with all kinds of men.  The adulteress as well.  Even one of the women serving the 12 was thought once a harlot.  Helping lepers, tax collectors and publicans.  The only  ones Jesus had a problem with were the so called respectable people and religious leaders.  TRUTH

  • Anonymous

    These teachers don’t necessarily support child rape. They just see the children as less important than their union. They think that if the union is strong enough to protect a fellow teacher who raped a student, it will certainly be strong enough to protect them too, should the public finally wake up and realize how udderly incompetent they are. It’s just a matter of self-preservation for them. But it should be a sign to the rest of us that the union has gotten so powerful and corrupt that it no longer has any interest in the welfare of the children. They have come to believe that the education system exists for them. The children are just a necessary evil they have to put up with while using as little effort as possible. 

    The teacher/child relationship used to be a symbiotic relationship where both benefited. The child learned, the teacher was paid, and both took pride in the results of their efforts. But now unions have convinced many teachers to see children as a bargaining chip, a resource to be used and thrown away. Their relationship has become one of parasite and host. And when the parasite becomes so greedy that it’s willing to harm its host for its own selfish purposes, it’s time to get rid of the parasite. Good teachers are a precious resource. Bad teachers, lazy teachers, me-first teachers, union-first teachers, and child-raping teachers are nothing but useless parasites. And the unions they hide behind are a menace to society.

  • Robert Curtis

     Stop being a victim.  When you do that only then will you be free.  Three steps to that end is 1. let go of it.  by forgiving  2. Surrender to life and possibilities  3.  position yourself to received and heal.  Strife and unforgiveness is standing in the way of your wholeness.  No one should have that kind of control over you.  Take that back!  Will it take courage?  Yes, but you can.  Stop hating because your freedom is more important than that hate!   You matter Kimmie.  TRUTH!!!!

  • Robert Curtis

     Hate feeds hate unforgiveness is a cycle of prison of it’s own.  Harming others that have harmed you gives no real closure.  That’s a myth sold to keep you in therapy forever.  Forgiveness and removal of strife and letting go of hate is the only answer.

  • Mark Tercsak

    I am wondering if The FBI or ATF has contacted this family or if the Justice Department has contacted the Family and If they are launching a probe or an  investigation into the Threats and the fire that was set, If they have not contacted the Family, why have you not contacted them Mr. Holder ?  I also think the former attacker who is now jail bait may have committed some Federal Crime as well, when he made threats directed at the victims family.  This guy deserves another twenty o0n top of what he already has.

  • Mark Tercsak

    The Administrators have already failed to do their jobs. Thus they should be fired along with the teachers who support the Jailed Attacker.
    My Question is how can you trust these people to be around your kids ever again when they are backing this child rapist and there is pictures?
    You cannot and that is why they all should be fired.

  • v steve

    The Federal Department of Education supports teachers, time to abolish the Federal Department of Education.

  • Robert Curtis

     Yes, I do understand.  More than you can ever know.  I can’t walk into a room without feeling the emotions of people there.  You have no idea!  I can’t even go into a swimming pool.  There is coming a time that what I’m talking about will be common place but for now there are only a few of us.  The good side of it is like when an old couple walked by me and I pick up on their love for each other.  That was awesome!  I’m a misdemeanor registered sex offender not involving a child over 13 years ago.  Got a Congressional award for helping cancer patients and the homeless.  I’m a hairstylist.  I know weird huh?  Pain?  there is a way over it..but you have to be willing to let go of the hate.  Then surrender that receive. 

  • ccw38Laura

     I thought just Catholic priests were called “Father” but talked with a Lutheran “Father” at a funeral. He belonged to ELCA (didn’t know there were other divisions to the Lutherans til now) and explained how they are similar to Catholics and what the differences were. One is that they can marry and have a family.

  • Valerie Rolfe Goldstein

    That is just terrible, what the school administration and the teachers are doing.  I would not want them near my children, because everyone knows, that water meets it’s own level.  If they support him, it is because they are like him.

  • ccw38Laura

     He replied to a Kimmie Smith with this:
    Robert Curtis
     Yes,
    I do understand.  More than you can ever know.  I can’t walk into a
    room without feeling the emotions of people there.  You have no idea!  I
    can’t even go into a swimming pool.  There is coming a time that what
    I’m talking about will be common place but for now there are only a few
    of us.  The good side of it is like when an old couple walked by me and I
    pick up on their love for each other.  That was awesome!  I’m a
    misdemeanor registered sex offender not involving a child over 13 years
    ago.  Got a Congressional award for helping cancer patients and the
    homeless.  I’m a hairstylist.  I know weird huh?  Pain?  there is a way
    over it..but you have to be willing to let go of the hate.  Then
    surrender that receive.                                          Like
    11 hours ago  in reply to Kimmie Smith

    He’s a sex offender. From the sounds of it, has not and will not re-offend and doesn’t want to be recognized as a sex offender. I DO know of guys that have had brushes with the law, mostly inappropriate touching, that once caught, straightened up and NEVER offended again. It is a REAL SMALL number that don’t offend again.

    Having talked with these guys, I think they may have been molested themselves (tho they denied it). I do know that they were into porn…which can indicate that they were molested. If a counsellor could dig deep enough, they may discover that these guys were molested as kids themselves and get them into therapy where they can heal and live a straight, God-fearing life.  I do believe, tho, had these guys NOT been caught at the inappropriate touching stage, they would have gone on to full sexual abuse of the victims. I know that fear of the law catching them woke them up to what they did. Like I said, those that do straighten up are few in number.

  • ccw38Laura

     Please unlock the caps…it means you are shouting. I have vision problems and all caps blurs together and I can read what it says. What you need to do is just emphasize certain words to make your point.

    I do hope what you said was a good point….but I can’t read it :-(

  • Anonymous

     I stand with you Doris, I am so sick of this person, too.  We do not read these forums to be spammed with garbage.

  • Anonymous

    The people supporting this teacher who was convicted of this
    disgusting ACT this disgusting CRIME are morally dead! Whenever an adult takes
    advantage of a child to satisfy their needs they should not be thrown in jail
    and the key thrown away… NO…they should be thrown under the jail! An adult that
    does these things should lose all rights period! Those supporting this dirtbag
    need to wake up! Are these teachers so dead inside that they don’t understand
    the damage done to the boy in question? The things he will have to live with
    the rest of his life? The attacks on this family are inexcusable to terrorize
    them with threats and the destruction of their property  only compounds the crime done to this boy…. If they read this I want them to know there are good moral people who stand with
    them in outrage at what has been done…. And pray for them that they may get
    through this and see justice

  • Anonymous

    Cindy Hurst said: “but who defines what is “wrong” now days?”
    There is an old saying if good men do not stand against evil- evil will flourish
    WE must be the ones who defines what is “wrong” WE must be the ones who put the pressure on those who want to either look the other way of just say there’s nothing we can do…..evil lives in the shadows…. Shine the light on evil and it will wither and die….. we must be the ones who shine the light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.thomas.98499 John Thomas

    I was appalled as a Lutheran when you identified a Lutheran Church supported the pedophile  and posted bail. But after looking it up online, I’m not surprised.Prince of Peace is an ELCA church, no Missouri Synod. The ELCA has begun ordaining gays and has rejected the literal interpretation of the Bible. So it doesn’t surprise me they would coddle a molester. It emerged years ago after the merger of the Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church, both extremely liberal even back then.  The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod will have no dealings with them.

  • Man from Modesto

    The board needs to understand: Americans will support the firings. We will send cash donations.
    We should expect more stories of molestation to come out.

  • Anonymous

    this country is getting sicker. teachers molesting students. have sex with students. parents get
    you kids out of schools quick. they our hiring sexual predators and offenders now.    

  • Jason Elliott

    Michigan Education Association

    Contact Information

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    PO Box 2573

    East Lansing, Michigan 48826-2573

    Phone: (517) 332-6551

    Fax: (517) 337-5587