Shootings & Inappropriate Relationships? Is School Survival Of The Fittest?
It seems schools are absolutely dominating the headlines these days. School shootings never went away, but what happened in Uvalde brought them right back to the forefront.
One little issue here. It seems every time one happens, it masks another major issue going on in our schools these days, and there are adults that benefit greatly from it.
I'm talking about those who have inappropriate relationships with students. Yes, these predators that wander through the school hallways. These individuals who we entrust our children to five days a week.
These people who we are supposed to be able to TRUST implicitly as we drop our young ones off to be taught and cared for. Turns out, too many of these adults misunderstand what the phrase "care for" means in a school setting.
Fresh off the heels of an AISD teacher, Geoffrey Nathan Lowry, being found guilty of “Online Solicitation of a Minor,” we find out he also had a relationship with a student of his at Palo Duro High School. He's been indicted on that charge in Potter County.
I don't want to get into the semantics of his case. What I DO want to talk about is why do these teachers and administrators feel it's ok to be dating, excuse me, "dating" these students. They are in a position of trust. TRUST.
The kids have to trust them, the parents have to trust them, and right now I don't know that I can. I have two kids currently in school, and another one that I'll have to send off soon enough. I know that the majority of these teachers are good people, upstanding citizens who know right from wrong.
They always say though, one bad apple...
These bad apples are flat-out ruining the innocence of school for these kids, and frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of it. Before anyone turns this into a sex debate, it's both male and female teachers that are getting caught.
And I don't want to hear about, "well you should see what these kids are wearing to school". I understand that kids have wardrobes that are considered inappropriate, and I'm not a huge fan of that either.
However, these teachers and administrators should still know right from wrong, and if you're attracted to 9th and 10th graders as a grown adult, you should recognize that and get yourself some help rather than manipulating these children who are still trying to figure out right from wrong.
I want teachers to influence my kids, just not in that manner. I had some GREAT teachers who I remember to this day that helped shaped the way I view and go about life. I'm starting to worry those teachers are gone.