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?