Principal charged with selling/using meth

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  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/16806221.htm

    Wow meth really ruined this guys life. I don't have any sympathy for him though. As an educator and professional this is totally unacceptable behavior. The fact that he was actually using meth in the school building and selling out of a school which is a drug free zone makes it even worse. Drug dealers and users are not exactly the group of people you want hanging around a Middle School.

    I hope they call in a good cleaning company to clean up that office before kids go into it!

    Oh and if you are going to be arrested in the principals office, better leave your clothes on and the pipe and porn at home!

    As a teacher myself I hate it when things like this happen because it reflects badly on all educators. Of course, as they say, innocent until proven guilty, but it seems like they have a lot on this guy.
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    o.o;

    I've been offically creeped out for the night, thanks.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I do.

    Meth is often considered one of the most addictive substances-- as in not as many meth-addicts seem to be able to stay clean.

    And you're right. Much of his life will never, ever be the same. And he's so young, 28... how will he be able to even attempt to rebuild his life? Being an addict is hard enough as it is without having to receive such public hate and criticism left and right.
     
  4. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have any sympathy either, I generaly don't have sympathy for people who get involved in drugs.
    I know i should be more understanding of peoples addictions and problems, but it's just that i see it as something that is obviously a wrong choice and not a hard descition for me.
     
  5. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    actually, the article states that the man was 50 years old with a teaching career of 28 years, so I believe this man had it coming for a long long time...
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    *slaps self* That's what I get for trying to read MR while painting. :eek:
     
  7. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    When i read your post i thought, wow, he's 28 and already a principal! :p
     
  8. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well he was 50 and a professional educator for 28 years...but I see that you just read it wrong from an earlier post.

    I guess the reason I don't feel sympathy is because at that age and with his level of education he should have known better then to get involved with such a destructive substance. Meth is about the worse thing a person could ever try. Many say just one time is all it can take to get addicted which shows how powerful it is. You can experiment with pot, but with meth it is a totally different game. It effects the user so much they will never experience a feeling like the one they get the first time they use it. That is why it is so dangerous. We just had a teacher in-service on it last Friday so I am a little more educated on the subject. We were shown pictures of kids taken out of meth houses and faces of people that have used for an extended period of time. What it does to them is beyond belief.

    It also causes users to not only be high, but also stay up for days and loose all judgement. I guess the loss of judgement would explain why this guy was naked in the school office watching porn when they took him in. I cannot imagine a person in their right mind would ever think of doing such a thing in a middle school office!

    I don't feel sorry for him. He had to know the terrible choice he was making before doing it for the first time.
     
  9. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's like a half hour from me. One of my friends told me about this the other day and said he had this guy back when he was in that middle school. Crazy.
     
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    A highschool may appear to be drug free, but trust me it aint.
     

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