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If there's a Poindexter HOF, here's a candidate

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Toronto high school drama teacher Richard Burdett wrote more than 1,300 intimate, sexually charged instant messages to a female high school student, including a vivid description of how he had dreamt of performing oral sex on her.

    On a Grade 11 and 12 school trip to England, Burdett also brought four pajama-clad female students into his dormitory bedroom and cuddled on his bed with them in an activity he called “spooning.”


    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1063150--sexting-cuddling-with-student-a-teenage-girl-did-not-cost-teacher-his-job?bn=1

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    And there's this:

    In the agreed statement of facts, the college and Burdett state that there was no sexual, physical contact with the student. A psychiatrist who assessed Burdett said he did not suffer from any mental defect or “sexual deviancy.” The doctor said it would be “purely speculative” to conclude that a sexual relationship would have resulted from ongoing communication with the student.

    In his assessment by the psychiatrist, Burdett said the student he became close with was, in his mind, more like a “colleague.” He said the school he taught at was unique in that there were typically “closer relationships between teachers and students” than other schools.


    The saddest part of this is that the Toronto Board of Education didn't fire his ass immediately and have him charged.
     
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  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Poin wouldn't touch this. Has to be a female teacher
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    1,300 text messages might have at least raised an eyebrow...
     
  4. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Oh, Canada.
     
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How could this guy be in the 'Dexter Hall of Fame? He didn't even close the deal!
     
  8. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    That is all kinds of awesome.
     
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I just watched about 10 Weird Al videos. "My Balogna" was from 1979. That's amazing.
     
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Canadian liberalism at its finest.
     
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  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Yes, because such things could and would never happen in the United States. ::)

    A recent investigation by the Associated Press found that sexual abuse of students by the nation's teachers is rampant - yet criminal and civil sanctions to punish this behavior are spotty at best.

    Over a five-year period, the AP found more than 2,500 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked or surrendered for student abuse, and found that about half of them were also convicted of crimes related to their misconduct.

    The investigation concluded that these numbers may be just the tip of the iceberg, noting that school administrators "make behind- the-scenes deals to avoid lawsuits and other trouble" and lawmakers shy away from tough punishments on the state or federal level for fear of disparaging a vital profession.

    The result is that many offenders move from district to district and repeat their offenses - a scenario similar to the priest sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic Church for nearly a decade.


    Source: http://www.allbusiness.com/legal/trial-procedure-statute-limitations/8921607-1.html
     
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Other instances where perverts slipped through the net were an Arizona public school which hired a teacher in 2001 after failing to conduct a criminal background check.

    The teacher had been convicted of sexually abusing a minor and was subsequently convicted of having sexual contact with a young female student.


    Source: http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/gao-report-on-schools-pedophile-teachers-are-protected/

    Arizona, eh? I guess it's just a bastion of American liberalism, isn't it, printdust? Who knew?
     
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