Another episode in “Putting Kids in Public School is Child Abuse.” This time the pedophiles are in Wisconsin classrooms. And that’s right, plural.
We all remember the media explosion over Roman Catholic Priests molesting children and being protected by the Church. The outrage was deserved.
Why is the media protecting an even bigger organization of people who are molesting the children in their charge? That would be “educators” in our public schools.
The latest outrage comes from Janesville, Wisconsin.
There has been a steady stream of incidents reported in local newspapers across the state over the past few years, but are journalists failing to connect the dots so they can warn the public of a widespread and growing danger?
The latest case in Wisconsin became public on Tuesday, when a teacher who allegedly engaged in “inappropriate actions” with a student shot and killed himself during a traffic stop.
“Justin A. Long, 30, of Janesville, was found dead in his vehicle on Janesville’s Northeast Side after police pulled Long over, ordered him to get out of his vehicle and then heard a gunshot,” according to Madison.com.
Long taught at Janesville’s Franklin Middle School and was a tennis coach at two of the district’s high schools, the news service reported.
Here’s the press conference announcing Long’s suicide (thank you) and asking for more victims to come forward.
Long isn’t the only pedophile in the Wisconsin school system.
In January, a New Berlin high school teacher was fired after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.
In 2015, a former Abbotsford math teacher was convicted and sentenced to four years of probation for having sexual contact with two students.
In 2015, a former North Fond du Lac teacher was sentenced to four years in prison for the sexual assault of a special education student.
In 2015, a former Menomonee Falls High School teacher was arrested after admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old student at least 12 times in a classroom.
In 2015, a fifth-grade teacher and coach in the Cumberland school district was arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage student.
In 2014, a Green Bay elementary teacher was charged with having sexual contact with an 8-year-old student.
In 2014, a former Messmer High School teacher was sentenced to four years in prison for having sexual contact with two students.
In 2013, a Milwaukee charter school official was charged with 14 felonies following accusations that he molested at least three students.
In 2011, a former Fond du Lac teacher was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation for having sex with a female student.
In 2011 a former Wausaukee teacher was sent to prison for having sexual contact with a high school student.
Please note that this is a partial list.
Where is the media in Wisconsin? As a matter of fact, where is the national media because this is not a Wisconsin problem.
In many jurisdictions teachers are protected by union contracts and the NEA does everything possible to make sure pedophile teachers stay in the classroom or are at least don’t lose their paychecks. New York State is famous for their assignments of teachers to “rubber rooms” where they have no contact with students but still collect six figure salaries and benefits.
Where is the national media and why aren’t they investigating school districts and the NEA?
My guess is that they’re all Democrats and they’ve got one another’s backs. It’s for the children, don’t you know.