Would You Spend $50,000 A Year To Send Your Child To "The Peddie School"?
Today a young male teacher and coach at the elite "Peddie School" in New Jersey jumped to his death after allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a student.
No word yet if the student was a boy or a girl.
I thought about posting this, and decided it was too tacky. It's possible, I suppose, that Donnie's pulling a Clementi didn't have anything to do with the police investigation the same day. There's no evidence saying otherwise as I write this.
If we can get back to the thread question, rather than opinions on how "hawt" the teacher in question might have been ...
At least these kids will be able to tell an adjective from an adverb for the fifty grand!
[quote]I thought about posting this, and decided it was too tacky.
Too tacky for DataLounge? Really?
R7 No. Too tacky for me.
Clearly at Peddie School, you get what you pay for!
R5 is right, but . . . If the student was underage (and police involvement suggests he was), that's a pretty powerful motive for suicide. Being spied on by your roommate is not, especially when the you are an active participant in an exhibitionist cam site..
I'm having a hard time following you, R10? Who was "an active participant in an exhibitionist cam site," Tyler Clementi?
Horace Mann turns out some interesting selfishness.
Wow I went to college with him but I didn't know him. He went to Middlebury College fyi.
Yes, Tyler Clementi.
I didn't think he knew he was being "cammed," R10 R14.
[quote]At least these kids will be able to tell an adjective from an adverb for the fifty grand!
And, for extra credit, when not to use quotation marks.
He looks a little like Glen Wood from Dirty Tony.
Why didn't my school have teachers like this?? Damn.
Countdown until this becomes a story on Law and Order:SVU.....
This is a sad story. His poor animals have no daddy anymore. He shouldn't have had to jump off a bridge. A kid that old knows what they're doing and what they want.
The allegations may have been false.
I agree with R30, even though we don't know exactly what happened. Something that haunts an old friend to this day is that his hysterical mother had his 22 y.o. boyfriend prosecuted when he was 15 or 16. The guy went to jail.
[italic]Teenagers have sex, people[/italic]. And Donny looks like he'd've been one hell of a great first boyfriend for someone 16-18.
A completely different story, but with some of the same elements. A 15yo high school student in the south streaked as a joke at his school football game. He was apparently a good kid, not usually one for trouble. The principal said that the school had a Zero Tolerance policy, expelled him, made a stink so the local media would cover it and tried to get the boy permanently labelled a sex offender. The poor kid hung himself. He didn't die for two days. Someone should string up the damn principal. This kid's blood is on his hands. Maybe there should be a thread for this? I don't know.
Doesn't matter, you fucking creep at R32. Teachers have no business fucking their students. Period.
Eeeww...the apologists in this thread are repulsive.
Teachers should not fuck students. There is an inherent power disparity. Also teenagers are not adults. If they want to have sex they should be experimenting with each other.
That's hardly a universal law R34. In fact, prohibiting teacher/student relations is only a recent development, and that's in western culture. In other words, get off your high horse, bitch. The whole point is that it is possible at 16yo for the participants to both be on equal footing.
R32 = "ephebophile"
What about that girl in Florida? I guess you all think that she magically transformed at 18yo? At 17 it was ok for her to be with her fellow student, but once she hit 18 she better back the fuck off, right? Idiots.
"There is an inherent power disparity"
Does that mean rich people should be banned from dating poor people? Rich people have more power.
"He didn't die for two days. Someone should string up the damn principal. This kid's blood is on his hands."
Please, it's not like he knew the kid would kill himself. I don't understand why anyone would streak at an event - do those tards think everyone wants to see their body?
Sex jokes aside (we don't even know what the allegations were), he seemed really into his teaching and the students look like they liked him from all the pictures.
That is sad R33, but the principal *who has probably himself done far worse* will never lose a minute's sleep over it.
R40 that principal was being a vindictive prick. I had some teachers growing up who were like that, I recognize the type. Trust me, I'd bet anything he's a total bastard who deserves to burn in hell. He was ending that kids life over a dumb prank that hurt no one. Fuck him.
"that principal was being a vindictive prick."
Maybe, but streakers are the lamest people on the planet. Why do you think everyone wants to see you naked? Get a life. There is no point to taking off your clothes and interrupting an event. I still don't understand why a supposedly "good kid" would do something so stupid and pointless.
[quote]And Donny looks like he'd've been one hell of a great first boyfriend for someone 16-18.
Unfortunately for him, it is illegal in NJ for a teacher to have sex with a student under 18. Otherwise, the age of consent is 16.
When I was a 16 y.o. HS student in NJ, a teacher and I were falling in love with each other (both male, btw; guess that needs to be stated these days).
Since my mind couldn't conceptualize that at the time, I made his life absolutely miserable. We never had sex--nothing even remotely like it--but in my unconsciously manipulative way, I turned our feelings for each other into a situation in which he lost his job.
I would much rather the two of us had had sex. He was hot. This is the only time in my life I've ever done something this horrible to someone else who cared about me.
A good fuck (or ten or twenty) should have been the natural outcome of our feelings for each other, but no, we couldn't do that, because not only was I 16 and he just out of college, we were fags. And what could be more evil and disgusting than two fags with a six year age difference having sex?
If nothing physical happened between the two of you, why did he lose his job, r47? I'd love to hear the rest of the story.
I wonder what their school t-shirts look like?
At Peddie, individualized instruction is called "Homecoming".
Someone left the School $100 million, so laugh all you want.
As an introvert I'm always shocked that such a seemingly exuberant extrovert (based on the photos) could throw it all away commiting suicide like that. I'd kill to have that personality. I mean, no one would be surprised if I jumped off a bridge.
I'm not convinced he was an extrovert. Mathletes never are.
I know the type. I am one. Painfully shy, relied on pets to feel loved and crutches (costumes) to feel worthy of being noticed.
Probably so guilty about his sexuality (Daddy Purebred Donovan wouldn't have approved) that he couldn't be intimate with someone his own age, so he "cracked" in a way that ensured he'd be punished.
We don't know he was even guilty. But, he obviously knew that would not matter in the least, because what was left of his life would be ruled by a lynch mob.
One of the greatest horrors of being a teacher--is to be accused. And, they don't even have to do anything, but a student can accuse them and their life becomes hell on earth. And, even if they find out there's nothing to it, everyone will forever believe they did it.
I watched this happen in my home town years ago, and this man's life was ruined. Forever. So, yeah. I'd probably think about jumping, even if I knew I didn't do it.
I cannot think of anything I'd want to do for a living in which I would have to deal with minors of either gender. It's a minefield. Even if you're innocent, these monsters can ruin your life with the flick of a Facebook page.
I looked today, too, R56. Nothing.
R16 is pissing me off.
I mean R47
I know all about it...
R47 proves R55.
I think you have to be fucked in the head to sexually pursue teenagers. Not because its "sick" but because they're such obvious messes and drama-magnets. They can also be brutally cruel and cavalier, like most children. And they ARE children. They're not mature or evolved enough to have adult emotions, let alone adult relationships. Yes, they "know what they want" but that doesn't mean they're developed enough to actually handle it.
"And they ARE children. They're not mature or evolved enough to have adult emotions, let alone adult relationships"
But most kids that age are having sex and relationships with EACH OTHER - so why not a slightly older adult? It's not like this guy was 80.
R62? That whoooosh sound is my point flying right over your head.
They are NOT adults. A "slightly older adult" is an adult. A 16 year old is not.
There is a huge difference between 16 and 22. It's not like the difference between 20 and 26 or even 18 and 24. A 16 year old is closer in age to a 12 year old than a 22 year old. I know this all sounds simple, but it really is just simple math.
What is the Age of Consent for Sex in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the age of consent for sexual conduct is 16 years old. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct. As a general matter, this means that a person who is 16 years old can generally consent to have sex with any adult, regardless of age.
In New Jersey, a person aged 13 or older can generally consent to have sex with anyone who is no more than 4 years older. Nobody under the age of 13 can legally consent to sex, regardless of the age of their partner.
"That whoooosh sound is my point flying right over your head."
Um, no. There is not always a huge difference between 16 and 22. Plenty of teenagers are mature for their age, and plenty of young adults are immature for their age. What's hilarious is that we consider 16-year-olds to be old enough to drive even though thousands of people die in car crashes every year, but then we decide that they aren't mature enough to have sex with someone a few years older
"In New Jersey, the age of consent for sexual conduct is 16 years old. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct"
Many states have laws on the book that forbid teachers from having sex with students, even if the student is of legal age.
Did they ever post what really happened? What is taking so long? I know that there are a lot of rumors going on in the post, but anything definite?
I guess not.
You are all idiots. You think you can tell whether someone is gay or not based on the way they look in a picture? All you're proving is that gay idiots are just as ridiculous as straight idiots (who agree with you, by the way; like you, they're convinced that they can tell whether or not someone is gay by the way they look). Congratulations, you've achieved true equality: you're as moronic as the bigots.
Donny was straight. 100% straight. She was female, and 14 years old. Donny was a predator, plain and simple. It's probably not his fault, he was probably abused as a child, but that doesn't change the fact that he was a sexual predator. I'm sure you agree with me -- now that you know he's straight, I'm sure you find his behavior abhorrent -- but it sounds like a lot of you thought it was okay as long as they were both male. Apparently pedophilia is okay as long as it's same-sex pedophilia? That's exactly what society thinks you think -- again, nice job perpetuating stereotypes.
I've never seen this website before; Google brought me here when I was looking for stories about Donny. There are probably thousands or even tens of thousands of people like me who have read your conversation and been absolutely horrified by your apparent willingness to excuse pedophilic behavior in homosexuals. You are doing a great disservice to the gay community and perpetuating age-old stereotypes that led my best friend to kill himself. Nice job.
Poor George Washington Bridge, having to be called "GWB."
To number 68. I have been told by staff and students that is a false rumour!!!!! Their words not mine! A young lady made up a story to tease another young girl about having a crush on Mr. Dickson. She then went home and told her mother what was going on and her mother called the police. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Donnie never touched an underage girl at the Peddie school. Sooner you realize this the better his family and the school are better off. You know how I know this? 1. Someone made up the story to run to the press and nobody wanted to confirm it. 2. If Peddie wanted to confirm it, it would be bad publicity on their end. 3. Cops don't name dead suspects then say, "Were not allowed to talk about it other then we are investigating"! My God it's written all over the page! Donovan Dickson killed himself for something he did not do! DEAL WITH IT!!!!! Yes, I have talked to several people who knew him and even they are saying he didn't do it. Yes, I talked to several students about what happened "seniors" and they are saying the same damn thing! He was apparently distraught over something and that made him want to committ suicide. I just hope he is in a better place. AGAIN! There was not 14-15 year old girl that he was after! NONE!!!!! So stop with the rumours!.
R63, I like you!
Why is this still being brought up 5 months after his death? Also, why would his friends be on here trashing his memory? I don't get it!
R73, it's still being talked about because a youngish mildly attractive white teacher was accused of messing with students, and the elderly fat queens in their flower print moo moos like to imagine him diddling teenage boys.
LOL that was funny! But it still is not answering the questions as to why he did it and also begs the question as to why his friends would be on here either defending him or blaming him for his actions! Weird huh? They might be traumatized by his death is all I can think of, but then again I didn't know him.
OMG @ 68. His BEST FRIEND comes into this post to 'defend' him by calling him a 'predator' and chastises commenters for acting like 'stereotypical gay pedophiles'? EXCUSE ME? With friends like you, who needs enemies, and the comments here were all pretty much premised on the assumption that the Peddy student was at least 16 - the legal age of consent in that state.
You're just another attention starved loser using the internet to pretend you're someone better than your sorry twisted self and everyone else. FAIL
# 76, I think he meant the stereotype caused his best friend's suicide (or so he says), not that his best friend was this teacher. Either way, his argument is really strange and leaves a lot to be desired.
# 68 has practically written a thesis distorting facts and to that end characterized gays as pedophiles himself, so I agree with you that neither he nor his diatribe are really what he wants us to think they are.
I knew Donny and sometimes I wonder about him. This is just sick and heartbreaking. Some of the comments that you people have posted is heartless and cruel. No, he never touched a young girl that he was teaching. No, he was gay. No, he wasn't a depression maniac. He was a beautiful, kind, and caring individual who was falsely accused of something heinous in which he was completely NOT GUILTY of. Again, shame on you people who thought that he was a gay man that hit on a young boy. I will forever love and remember him as a compassionate educator that tried to make the world a different place.
Did they ever say he was the teacher involved in the student sex cases?
Why are all the rich kids so ugly?
He wasn't falsely accused, so fuck you r78 and anyone else who defends this guy. You perverted friend is dead because he felt overwhelming guilt and shame. Now fuck off.
[quote]I wonder what their school t-shirts look like?
It features their school mascot the Peddie Bear.
Yeah, as a friend of Donny's, I just got off the phone with several members of his family and friends. They are all saying the same thing! "Donny didn't do this and it was girl that was trying to make up a story to tease another girl who either hated Donny or had a crush on him. Either way this ended his life. Imagine that for one second. Being accused of something you did not do and the only way out was suicide. LET ME SAY AGAIN. DONNY NEVER TOUCHED A YOUNG GIRL WHILE SHE WAS HIS STUDENT. As for the gay jokes...please just quit it. He was a funny, loving, and even over the top person who relished in making other people laugh, even when he himself could not. I know you trolls will be on here screaming for my head, but I have reached the point where I just don't care. A false accusation can get you thrown in jail...ask the football team UVA! I feel so story for anybody that wants a trial by jury. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!
Friend from College
It's so disgusting how quickly he was slandered and slimed as being a fag.
[quote]Does that mean rich people should be banned from dating poor people? Rich people have more power.
That is exactly what it means. What is the point of being rich and powerful if everyone can achieve that status by fucking you? Good breeding is undervalued in today's society.
I don't know about the very few posts published about his, but I do have to say this. If Donny was guilty of sleeping with a female students, would the school (Peddie), his parents, and friends and family be putting on such a wonderful charity for him. I said that to say this, "if it were my family member accused of sleeping with an underage girl, I would have nothing to do with him!" Yet, there are so many that are, even the ones that had him for a teacher. This does not make sense at all. So basically the press smeared him then ran with an article about how he slept with a young girl....but no charges have been filed, no charges to the school, and the biggest thing of all....everyone wants to remember him. I want to remember him because he has had an ever lasting impact on me when it came to mathematics. You people posting crap and lies about his sexual orientation should be ashamed! The one who said he slept with a 15 year old girl for over a year should be equally sickened by their own behavior. I KNEW DONNY, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS Terrible DEED WITHOUT BEING PUSHED FROM IT EITHER FROM THE SCHOOL ITS SELF OR FROM THE PUPILS.!
His Suicide I would like to mention, not that he had screwed on of his students! I just wanted to clarify that.