Yikes! Stories like this keep popping up all around. Parents, beware. Protect
your children and build a trust in them that they feel safe in divulging
information like this about themselves and others. Keep communication channels
open. We live in an over-sexed society. Satan abounds!
As BYUalum pointed out, there's no substitute for good open communication
between children and parents. Regardless of what educational experiences a
child is involved in, they need to be "home schooled." If you think
some organization or institution is going to do it all for you, you're
amazingly naive. Kids have to be taught to think for themselves, and act and
react quickly when situations call for a positive response.
Makes me sick. You know I bet from the outside this man was a "great"
teacher and or principal. Often that is the case as it is a front for them to do
things that are repulsive. Agree with what the others have said.
Having seen it first hand 20 years ago with someone I thought I knew and trusted
that ended up similar to this sick person it opened my eyes. We have to always
be on guard. As much as we want to trust everyone we can not. Too bad a very
small percentage ruins it for the rest of us. Soooo many good people out there
yet enough bad that we have to always be on top of it. May justice
prevail (here and later)
Mr. Weber taught at my middle school and coached a Babe Ruth league baseball
team I was on in 1980. I remember him being very popular and kids gravitating
to him. Fortunately nothing ever happened with me but makes me wonder about
some of my classmates.
If you have the appearance of being a good teacher and principal for 35 years
but have abused one, let alone many, that is the opposite of being a good
anything, father, husband, grandfather, etc. He kept on getting
good reviews and during parent teacher conferences nothing ever came of them on
this type of topic?I wonder, as a principal and with his school
board or equivalent, how he kept on getting another year attached to a contract.
What kind of abuse and child protection programs must exist in these schools to
not have it be a part of the review and process?He had a facade but
it sure appears he was caught in his web of deceit with his facial expression.
If he had a family, they must be in shock, also. In the Sandusky
case his wife kept on defending him, even with as many cases surfaced. These people have a position of trust with the children they supervise.
Quid pro quo doesn't even apply as the children don't understand and
pay the price for the rest of their life with this type of indiscretion and
forethought in what the principal/teacher was doing.
No child should be alone with a teacher, principal, etc. There needs to be
"double teaming" for any discussion. But of course, how do you do that
with all the privacy laws? Just looking into this man's eyes reveals a
long history history that will break the hearts of so many innocent people -
his own children, the people who he didn't abuse and who trusted him, the
children who have attempted to grow up normal after being violated, the parents
who knew nothing and now are grieving because they could nothing to help their
child. And it also brings to question: why? what happened to him to cause this?
No one ever suffers alone. Our society dies a little more with each of these