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What''s the most scandalous thing that happened in your hometown when you were growing up?

Our local minister was caught en flagrante with a respected schoolteacher in the church basement. His wife was so upset that she later killed herself with drink -- kept getting pulled over for DUI in the years following the incident and eventually drove into a tree. It was quite the small-town scandal.

Our high school principal was fired for sexual harassment when I was a freshman.

You?

by Anonymousreply 26705/18/2014

A deacon/scout leader at the biggest Baptist church in town was discovered to have been having affairs for years with local teen girls and guys. Right after Christmas before his trial, he went into his back shed and blew his head off. Huge scandal. His two sons took it particularly hard. They were screaming and throwing themselves on the casket at the funeral. Kinda sad even though were Baptist.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2011

I stole some food from my high school's cafeteria.

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2011

Two brothers, both young and good-looking, scammed a bunch of investors and took off to Monte Carlo with a girl from my high school. She was 15, gorgeous and "missing" for about two weeks. When it finally turned up that she'd done a runner with these two guys, the press were ALL OVER it. You should've seen the coverage when they all returned... it was like Princess Grace herself was visiting our vile town.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2011

"With drink," OP? How old are you, 90?

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2011

A board member or VP or something like that of a big insurance company left his fam and took up with younger guys/hustlers. He had a major art collection. One night there was a fire in his home and it went up in flames. His last words were "Save the art!"

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2011

At my high school, the band teacher (who was married with children) was known to be extra-handsy with teenage boys. The adults didn't seem to know, but all the kids did. There were lots of stories about "Mr. -- cornered me in the practice room," or whatever, but he would always back down if he met any resistance, so no one ever took the complaints to the principal or the police.

Then one day he tried it off campus with a student whom he had hired to clean the pool -- a straight guy who didn't know his reputation. The guy started yelling and ran into the teacher's house, where the wife and children were having lunch.

The school (and half the town) melted down when they started talking to the kids to see if he'd "bothered" any others and found out that most of the teenagers had been aware of Mr. -- for years.

His wife, who was also a teacher (and very devout, we found out) threw him out, but he didn't lose his job -- he just got an apartment and kept teaching band on the promise that he'd never touch another boy again, which seems insane today but was perfectly acceptable 20 years ago. He kept teaching for a couple of years, then moved to another city.

I lost track of him after I left school but years later someone told my parents Mr. -- had contracted AIDS and died.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2011

Some guy a few blocks away from us had a "psychotic break" and started shooting at people on the sidewalk from inside his house. (With his trusty deer rifle). He didn't kill anybody, but he wounded a few people and wound up getting killed by the police. People were convinced his family was dead inside the house since the kids hadn't shown up at school and his wife hadn't been around that morning. But it turned out his wife had been freaked out by his behavior and she'd taken the kids to a relative's house.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2011

[quote]"With drink," OP? How old are you, 90? Don't confuse age with articulateness. But I'll bet OP was raised in the South.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2011

And don't confuse floridness with articulateness, r10. But yes, I am sure OP is from the South.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2011

[quote]having affairs for years with local teen girls and guys

I wouldn't call a non-teen fucking teens an "affair."

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2011

For the most part, I agree, but he kinda did have an "affair" with one of the guys. The story was, supposedly, the older guy wanted to stop and the younger didn't. When the affair came to an end, the teen squealed.

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2011

r8 is sweet.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2011

Socialite Betty Broderick, murdered her ex-husband prominent San Diego attorney Dan Broderick (and the "other woman" he was in bed with at the time), after a highly publicized and contentious divorce. I was around 5 or 6 at the time,but I remember it being big news here. I think she even has a Lifetime movie about her. She's a mess.

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2011

When I was a kid, I had a paper route, delivering Newsday for shitty money. One Sunday morning, a fellow delivery boy (and I kid I sorta knew) named Chris Gruhn was found stabbed to death in an alley beside a gas station.

My parents (naturally) freaked out. So did the whole town. Kids didn't go out alone. Period. We thought there was some kind of serial killer on the loose.

Turns out that Chris was being repeatedly molested by a guy who lived in his mother's basement and stayed there as a border. Chris apparently fought back and the guy stabbed him and dumped his body in an alley.

Sad.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2011

OP, was the schoolteacher a man or a woman?%0D %0D (Am I missing something? Why didn't anyone else ask).%0D %0D A girl in my neighborhood got pregnant by her boyfriend. They were both 16. It was the scandle of the summer.%0D %0D This was in the early 70s. My have things changed.%0D

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2011

Jeffrey Dahmer killed several young men and mutilated their bodies, often after having postmortem sex with the bodies.

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2011

[quote]It was the scandle....

Oh dear!

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2011

When I moved into my then new town and started 7th grade I heard that Valerie Jahnke (9th grade whore) had run off and gotten married.

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2011

Well, kids were kept off of school busses and not allowed to go trick-or-treating one fall, because the Zodiac Killer had threatened to kill some random kid. He never did.%0D %0D Sadly, my actual neighbors were totally drama-free.

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2011

The priest at our local church shipped the nuns out of the parish because they were "too much of a financial liability", even though he was buying himself a new Mercedes and making renovations to his home.

A few years later he was arrested for having thousands of kiddie porn pics on his harddrive. A woman who was his former assistant went to the police and told them that she suspected him of being pedophile and that's what launched the search of his home and his computer.

The priest was eventually dismissed from the parish by the Archbishop of Newark then later tried and convicted for possessing child pornography.

After his fall from grace, the nuns were finally allowed to come back.

It was quite the scandal for our sleepy New Jersey town and I remember the Philadelphia news people swarming our town for a week to cover the saga.

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2011

I'm sure there were more scandalous things that happened in my childhood I don't even know about. One that I learned about later from my father, who was the minister, was that the first wedding he did in 1981 for two 20-21 year old kids the groom had a heart attack three months later because he was a coke addict. This is in a small rural community. Hell, we lived next door to a farm. There was less then 100 people living in our town. %0D When my father heard the groom had a heart attack he went to the hospital to see him and he was there when the grooms mother actually said to the groom (the bride and her family were there) "You think the coke he does might have caused this?" My father said the reaction of the brides family was not pretty. They didn't realize how trashy the groom and his family were.

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2011

A teenager strangled a fellow patient at a mental hospital.%0D %0D A teenager killed a university professor with an axe.%0D %0D A guy murdered two people while robbing a jewelry store.%0D %0D One was in my grammar school class of 25 and the other two were the a year behind me. They also had 25 or so in their class. Two of them lived on the same block, one street over from me.%0D %0D Add to those another kid in the class behind me in middle school who years later killed his parents.

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2011

Patty Hearst was kidnapped and all of the neighborhood kids hung out in front of her dad's house down the street to watch for any action by the FBI or to get into camera shots on the local TV news.

We never saw Patty Hearst. (Except on TV when she became Tania)

by Anonymousreply 2504/15/2011

A priest was murdered by 2 Mexican-American teenage boys in Calif. The DA said that the murder was committed while the boys were trying to rob the priest -- the boys said they acted in self defense because the priest had made homosexual advances toward them. The boys were convicted & jailed for life. Don't know what happened to them or their families -- don't know the truth about the killing.

I was about 12. I remember all the adults saying that boys in this position always claimed self-defense & always accused people of making "queer" advances. No one seemed to believe the boys' story, but no one wanted to try very hard to learn the truth either.

by Anonymousreply 2704/15/2011

R27, I doubt a priest would make advances to two boys at once. That's not how pedophiles generally operate.%0D %0D A guy I know told me how the alter boys and priests would masturbate in the sacristy before mass. It was always the already initiated, usually older alter boy who got the new one started.

by Anonymousreply 2804/15/2011

R6 pretty much covered it, but I'll add the lovely and charming Marge Schott. What a classy lady she was. Christ, Cincinnatti sucks.

by Anonymousreply 2904/15/2011

I grew up in a really small town, so small that there was one high school, one elementary and 2 churches, and everyone knew everyone.%0D %0D A little too well, for some. The principal of our elementary school was sexing up three of his step daughters, all of high school age.

by Anonymousreply 3004/15/2011

[quote]A guy I know told me how the alter boys ...would masturbate in the sacristy before mass. Were they transgendered?

by Anonymousreply 3104/15/2011

We had a similar situation to R7 -- a skeevy teacher we all knew to steer clear of -- and this thread reminding me of all that shows another way our culture has changed: no one ratted people out before.

by Anonymousreply 3204/15/2011

It was a much saner time r32.

by Anonymousreply 3304/15/2011

a guy in my neighborhood ran a nursey school and he and his family were accused of molesting kids%0D %0D they were convicted, but some felt he was framed over drugs -- whatever that meant.%0D %0D they had a lot of little kids testify and then the accused family got out one of their kids and had him testify and cry on the stand and say he hated how his family was being railroaded; it was a calculated move, but it didn't help%0D %0D I think the mother served time and died after she got out; I think the sister never went to jail and the brother did for years; he's out now.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2011

There was the Columbo family murder. The daughter killed her parents and brother to be with her older lover. %0D %0D Two gym teacher killed their husbands to be with her lovers (at different times). %0D %0D To me though, the most scandalous thing was the Cat House. Neighbors abandoned their home, leaving behind 60 or so cats. When they were discovered, the authorities gassed the house, killing the cats. Men in white suits brought the dead out in wheelbarrows and dumped them into a portable incinerator. %0D %0D Many other things too. My town was a veritable Peyton Place.

by Anonymousreply 3504/16/2011

Yes, Marge Schott, too, whom I had the pleasure of serving as a cater waiter in high school.

On a more personal front, it was a scandal in 3rd grade when two little girls in my class were caught naked basically fucking each other in a bath room stall. Another little girl in my class invited me over the next year to her house and wanted to play "porn" were we all got naked and the camera was a wrapping paper tube. Apparently, there was a lot of child molestation going on in Pleasant Ridge.

by Anonymousreply 3704/16/2011

At our neighborhood hospital, the chief anesthesiologist was accused of having sex with numerous anesthetized female patients by nurses who came forward (I assume he was sticking his penis in their mouths under the hood). At the time, IIRC the other doctors in surgery with him made no effort to stop him or report him and played the old body system in covering it up.%0D %0D To add, I just found this information at the link. One of the victims was a 12 year old girl. He pleaded no contest to three of seven charges and was sent to a state mental hospital where he spent six years. Never spent a day in prison and even got a job in the county health department! Woman in Florida gets 30 years for consensual sex with a 16 year old boy.

by Anonymousreply 3904/16/2011

That should be "old buddy system" Ack.

by Anonymousreply 4004/16/2011

My teacher had sex with a girl in fifth grade and was incarcerated. His own daughter was also in that class.

by Anonymousreply 4104/16/2011

When I was seven or eight, a woman was stabbed to death on night on our street, less than fifty yards away from our home. I was wide awake beause I was running a fever and I just couldn't sleep. All of a sudden, I heard the most terrifying shrill in my whole life. And it went one for about a minute. And it was dead silence.

The woman was stabbed to death with a butcher's knife - at least fifty stabs. The killer, her husband, ran off but was soon arrested. Later, the police released a statement that an extra-marital affaird was involved.

by Anonymousreply 4204/16/2011

My Bible school teacher drowned her three kids.%0D %0D It was the scandal of the decade.

by Anonymousreply 4304/16/2011

Holy cow, R39, that's disgusting! I would take it to mean "sex" as "sexual intercourse," though. The WEHT article you linked wasn't very detailed, was there more detailed information when the case happened to lead you to believe it was him orally raping them?

by Anonymousreply 4404/16/2011

A crazy odd family. The son raped a local lady while he was a teenager. The father was very controlling and kept his money in the freezer. (The daughter told me that.) He got out of juvie for the rape and killed his father with an ax while the father sat in his recliner.%0D %0D The local funeral home sold bodies or something. A hunter found body parts in an abandoned barn and the shit hit the fan. They found them all over. I don't remember what they did with them. I was long gone. So now you wonder if any of granny is in her grave. Couldn't find anything on the net when I thought about it a couple of months ago.%0D %0D This is a small town of like 1000 people.

by Anonymousreply 4504/16/2011

Right, R10, because everyone in the Bronx, Queens and on Staten Island is so erudite and well-spoken. MOTHERFUCKING ASS HOLE

by Anonymousreply 4604/16/2011

R44 - I was in high school when this happened in '79 and I'm relying a 30+ year old memory of news casts and what the adults said about it at the time. I find it kind of hard to fathom how he could have had sexual intercourse with them. It just would have been too noticable and messy. I'll look for more info. That WEHT was the first thing I came across in my google search.

by Anonymousreply 4804/16/2011

One of the pillars of our church, a female youth pastor, was discovered to be having affairs with three prominent local men simultaneously. In the aftermath, she and her husband (himself the scion of a prominent family of that church) divorced. HE then went on to marry a woman appx. 20 years younger who was later involved in her own daycare abuse scandal. Not sexual abuse, but negligence; tying kids up and isolating them in rooms and the basement to keep them from annoying her, not feeding them, etc.

He moved about 1000 miles away after the second scandal and later his family left town.

by Anonymousreply 4904/16/2011

R44 - I found this from Outpatient Surgery Magazine. The acts were described as oral copulation that happened on average twice a month for two years. The kicker is that the State Board of Nursing tried to revoke the head nurse'license for inaction. Nothing of the sort happened to the doctors.

by Anonymousreply 5004/16/2011

This was back in the 70s or 80s, I think. A guy bought the local hotel/coffee shop and opened a disco in the basement. He was one of those "fancy boys," if you know what I mean. LOL This was in a small town in Vermont, and it was quite the scandal. Every weekend the downtown area was filled with out-of-state license plates. They even got a write-up in Blue Boy magazine (I think that was the name) and the town was known as the Gay Alps.

by Anonymousreply 5204/16/2011

[R52] And there was no police harrassment?

by Anonymousreply 5304/16/2011

I'm sickened, but not that surprised, R39/R50. There really is no noble profession to look up to anymore, is there? People really are as shitty as we think they are.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2011

There was a story that went around our town in the '80s about a young minister at one of the local churches. Supposedly, so the story went, he was having sex with his boyfriend when the boyfriend allegedly got "stuck" inside him (from the back) and couldn't pull out. They managed to call an ambulance, which picked them up and took them to the nearest emergency room but the hospital reportedly refused to treat them (one of the nurses was even alleged to have said "We don't do dogs here"). Anyway, they took them to a second hospital, where the doctors and nurses were able to pry them apart. This was a huge story at the time, though of course, looking back on it now, had to be total bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 5504/16/2011

There wasn't R52. For one thing, Vermont is a very live-and-let-live kind of place, although they do love to gossip. It was a different time and place and the gays were very polite and unobtrusive. They ate, slept, and partied in the hotel/coffee shop/disco. Also, I don't think the town had more than a half-dozen cops.

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2011

A kid a year older than me in high school brought a gun to my small town high school (this was a year before columbine) and had a people to kill list including the math teacher and a girl in my class whose dad was the town sheriff. He got ratted out by someone he showed the gun to before he could act on it luckily, but this occurred a year before Columbine so I think it was a less of a big deal than it would have been had it been after Columbine. I also think people felt sorry for the kid and his family because his older brother had died in a car crash just a couple years earlier.%0D %0D Other scandals:%0D -when I was in 5th grade there was this really hyper latchkey kid who was always getting in fights, to the point he would like try to attack other kids with scissors and have to be held back by teachers. Well one day he just stopped coming to school and no one knew where he was. It turned out he had stolen his parents credit card to buy train tickets and a trip to space camp in Alabama. He eventually came back and wore his space jumpsuit like every day.%0D %0D -I was friends with this girl in high school who dated a lot of black guys who were in gangs from the big town about 20 minutes over (our small town was pretty much entirely white). She had slept with like 30-something guys by the time we were 16 and she wound up disappearing for like a year of high school and no one knew where she went. She came back for senior year though and we started hanging out again after she had moved back home to live with her pothead dad instead of her alcoholic mom. I was told (not by her) that she had run away to Chicago to have a kid with her gang guy boyfriend at the time and that she wound up stripping to pay the bills but eventually her family tracked her down and she put the baby up for adoption. Anyway, after she came back for senior year, the first semester she was mostly on the straight and narrow but our final semester she got sucked into hanging out with these other guys who were white and had turned to small town bankrobbing to fund their drug habits (who were met through selling us high schoolers drugs). She was on a date with one of them when he got pulled over and arrested for his bankrobbing shit. Last I heard of her she was living as a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2011

Sorry, R52 here. My post @ R56 was meant for R53, not myself, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 5804/16/2011

[R52] It's OK.

No wonder Vermont is the first state to recognize same-sex marriage. I wish I was born there!

by Anonymousreply 5904/16/2011

r52's post reminded me of an early Stephen McCauley novel. There was a scene in which the main character and his obviously mismatched boyfriend went to a Vermont B&B in some tiny hamlet and the only thing to do after dark was go to this sad gay "disco" in the basement. The details were precise and excruciating. Perhaps this was based on the real thing in r52's post?

by Anonymousreply 6004/16/2011

A junior high science teacher who was also the high school wrestling coach and driver's ed teacher was pals with a female English teacher in the same school. It was a sordid mess and didn't even involve an affair. The science teacher was a pedophile who liked kids in the 11-14 year range, and who beat up kids; once, his 350-pound ass broke a student's leg when he "accidentally" fell on him during wrestling practice.

Meanwhile, his pal the English teacher was a drugged-up mess who once pulled a 7-foot metal bookshelf on top of some students in a rage. She was a drug supplier for a lot of the town's big name influential people, which kept her from being fired, and her influence kept her pedo science teacher pal on the payroll.

About 1995, the English teacher was finally exposed. No charges but she was told to leave town and her teacher's license was revoked. The science teacher quit coaching and driver's ed, just tried to keep his head down waiting for his pension... until he was caught looking at pre-teen porn in class during school hours in front of students. Again, he was asked to leave town and he lost his license.

I was initially angry that they weren't criminally charged, but over the years I learned enough details to know that they were definitely paying for their actions.

by Anonymousreply 6104/16/2011

Oh, R57 reminded me of something else: In high school, there was a guy named Eric who was a little odd but I thought generally nice. I recall one time joking that he took an extra year in high school and a teacher shrieked at me for being so rude; I responded that my boyfriend at the time had also needed an extra year as Eric did and I didn't judge a person by that. Eric wasn't offended and was cool with it.

So cool, in fact, that he decided he liked me and put me very near the top of the list of girls he was going to rape his senior year. It was titled "love list"; I saw it when the police showed it to me briefly. Eric was arrested after he sneaked into the house of girl #1 one spring day, tied her up, but before he got any further her boyfriend (who was also sneaking in) beat the shit out of him and called the cops.

Eric went to a mental facility for a while. Last year, I was browsing Facebook to see if I wanted to join, and I saw Eric on the friends page of a LOT of people we went to high school with. It was the deciding factor for me on avoiding Facebook like the plague.

by Anonymousreply 6204/16/2011

What is it with fucking religious paedophiles and general hypocritical scumbags?%0D %0D Ugh, skin crawl stuff.%0D %0D For my part I am in a UK town and our local Anglican vicar was knobbing the wife of a parishoner while spouting all kinds of pious guff and telling my elderly grandmother that she had 'not found Jesus' which really upset her.%0D %0D He ran off with this parishoner's wife (who also attended) - she left her husband and two young boys for this bumbling, ruddy-faced middle-aged toolkit - dropped out of the church and they had a baby (the ex-vicar then died almost straight away). Her first husband brought his kids up on his own. It was quite the scandal at the time, especially since it was a happy-clappy type church and was going more extreme in its views about morality and sin. %0D %0D Thankfully it all blew up after that and people stopped attending. The church doesn't function now except for a election hall. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 6304/16/2011

[quote]It was the deciding factor for me on avoiding Facebook like the plague.%0D %0D Hate Facebook and Myspace. The whole idea of advertising these virtual world relationships seems so fake and nauseating and your details being collected online is too invasive.%0D %0D Sensible choice, stay well away imo.

by Anonymousreply 6404/16/2011

I was 16 when this was happening.

--The Briley Brothers (Anthony Ray Briley, James "J.B." Briley, Jr. and Linwood Briley) were responsible for a killing spree in Richmond, Virginia in 1979 that lasted seven months before their arrest.--

The three brothers plus a fourth guy, Duncan Meekins, were responsible for 10 murders and two assaults in seven months.

by Anonymousreply 6504/16/2011

A week after moving in to our quiet tract home sub-division the son a few doors down murdered his wife with an ax and tried to hid her body under the car.%0D %0D A few yeas later one of the popular and well-respected woman on the block got caught shoplifting shirst from Nordstrom that wrew exacly herhusband's size. She alleged that two black me accosted her in the parking lot specifically demanded those sizes.

by Anonymousreply 6604/16/2011

My family lived very near to where one of the Oakland County Child Killers' victims was found. Very sad, and great fodder for scary sleepover stories.

by Anonymousreply 6704/16/2011

Tate/La Bianca Murders. Scared me big time!

by Anonymousreply 6804/16/2011

R40= Cathy Guisewhite in a bikini.

by Anonymousreply 6904/16/2011

In the mid-80s, a 13 year old girl and her 19 year old boyfriend did a mid-day home invasion and tortured and killed four old people - well-known local businesspeople - Manson family style.

The 13 year old was tried as an adult, convicted, and sentenced to 300 years consecutive. The boyfriend went away for the same time.

Two years later, she was pregnant; knocked up in prison. It happened again a few years later. Her mom raised the kids.

Now she's 40, and petitioning to have her sentence set aside. Her 20something daughter writes incoherent letters to the newspaper talking about what a good person she is. Of course the mindless idiots in this town blame her lawyer, who works for the state.

by Anonymousreply 7004/16/2011

Some I remember from over the years-

Local tv weatherman busted for exposing himself to kids one Halloween. No one ever expected such behavior. Mom described his personality as "Dry as a popcorn fart."

Biker gal molested and murdered by a group of bikers. The authorities found pool balls in her vagina. It was the first story ever featured on "America's Most Wanted". I am in the footage they filmed of the recreated event.

Murdered guy found at the bottom of a pulp vat in a local paper mill. Group of co-workers found guilty and still in nearby prisons.

Professional football players caught in various and sundry scandals.

by Anonymousreply 7104/16/2011

The married music director at our church had to leave suddenly when it was revealed he was having an affair with a married woman. I want to say it was the minister's wife but that might have just been the rumor.

One of the town's most popular pediatricians was heavily into drugs and gave his wife an accidental overdose. Can't recall all the details. Our family used a different doctor but one of the pediatrician's kids was in my brother's class.

An elderly couple was brutally murdered in their bed one night, a robbery gone wrong. One guy was arrested and went to prison for the crime but there have always been rumors that the grandkids of the victims were involved.

by Anonymousreply 7204/16/2011

This is both scandalous and ugly. Horrible really. I was a young teenager living in the very posh, affluent community of Grosse Pointe, Michigan at the time. Anyway, a prominent physchologist went missing and was later found murdered. Chopped in pieces actually.%0D %0D He'd been treating a drug addict who was also a prostitute, and ended up getting sexually involved with her...and her boyfriend and they set him up. It was very sad and sordid and awful. Jolted the entire community. Headlines for weeks. Can't even rememr the guy's name now, but he was married. Don't remember if he had kids.

by Anonymousreply 7304/16/2011

[quote]A few yeas later one of the popular and well-respected woman on the block got caught shoplifting shirst from Nordstrom that wrew exacly herhusband's size. She alleged that two black me accosted her in the parking lot specifically demanded those sizes.

Too funny! What is it with these bitches blaming mystery black men?

Oh and I heart r63's writing style.

by Anonymousreply 7404/16/2011

"My town was a veritable Peyton Place."

They all are; they all are.

My tiny burg, when I was in high school, had a teacher/student affair; a teen murdering another teen; wife-swapping; priestly (hetero) affairs; teen pregnancy when it was still taboo.

Criminals, drunks, sluts, players, gypsies, tramps, and thieves: They abound.

by Anonymousreply 7504/16/2011

I love this thread! More hometown dirt please!

by Anonymousreply 7604/16/2011

My 5th grade teacher was recently convicted of unlawful sexual relations with 3 middle school students. He was playing with both boys and girls.

by Anonymousreply 7704/16/2011

Two major "scandals": our Methodist minister fucked every divorcee in town, including my Freshman English teacher. He didn't mess with married women, as far as I knew.%0D %0D Then, a few years after he graduated, an unpopular kid, gay, tormented and disliked by just about everyone, killed and decapitated his father. I knew him slightly as we were both part of the (small) hardcore scene in our area of NJ. I have tried to find out what happened to him but his name is very common and I haven't been able to.

by Anonymousreply 7804/16/2011

r79 - that's a great (lurid) story!!

by Anonymousreply 8004/16/2011

There were lots, but Jeffrey McDonald was the most scandalous.

by Anonymousreply 8104/16/2011

The most famous scandal is probably Amy Mihaljevic's kidnapping and murder. See link for details.%0D %0D The crime that the TV show and movie "The Fugitive" are based on also happened where I grew up.%0D %0D Also, the homecoming king one year was drunk driving and ran over and killed an old lady. He went to prison but I don't know for how long.%0D %0D The last one I can remember offhand is a guy around my age who was accused of raping the younger sister of one of his friends a few weeks before his high school graduation. I have no idea what happened to him, but I knew a lot of people who were going to testify on both sides. %0D %0D The suburbs are messed up.

by Anonymousreply 8304/16/2011

Do the Zodiac Killings count?

by Anonymousreply 8404/16/2011

HAHAHA Thanks Amanda at R79. Will Dixie come back before he leaves town?

Didn't even get it until the Tad reference.

by Anonymousreply 8504/16/2011

R52, I lived in Vermont for a few years and totally loved it. Can you share what town this was in? It must have been one of the larger towns to have half a dozen cops -- even today, most towns don't have more than a constable or two!

by Anonymousreply 8604/16/2011

On 7/7/77 a Yale undergraduate showed up unexpectedly at the home of his Yale girlfriend during the summer. He was invited to stay, and bashed her head in with a hammer as she slept because she wanted to break up. The Yale Catholic community rallied to his defense, largely on the grounds that he was a victim of his upbringing in the slums of LA.

The case was widely known as The Yale Murder. There were two books written about the case.

by Anonymousreply 8704/16/2011

Lived in a small agricultural town and the biggest business in town was a fruit packing house. The owner of the packing house always acted a little fey but he was married with two kids. The guy came from the richest families in town and he lived in a beautiful sprawling ranchhouse surrounded by orange orchards. %0D %0D One day we heard that the wife had been assaulted. Apparently, she opened the door and a Mexican laborer who worked in their orchards stabbed her in the chest and ran away. She survived, the guy was arrested but he spoke only Spanish. The newspaper didn't go into detail (they were practically owned by this family) but it was rumoured around town that the owner was fucking this guy and the guy had become distraught over their affair.

by Anonymousreply 8804/16/2011

A Harvard-trained African-American lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission got clubbed to death in a hotel by two white drifters with whom he was smoking crack and one of whom he was sleeping with (a woman). They burned his body in their car in the woods. He had had breakfast with his father that morning. Sad story of a wasted life.

by Anonymousreply 8904/16/2011

It was a small (5,000) midwestern factory town. A young man murdered a female taxi driver. She was also the owner of the business. They found her body in the vehicle, parked in a graveyard. My neighbor's dad was the tow truck driver who pulled it out of there. %0D %0D Years later I found out a high school pal of mine- who later came out as gay- was the murderer's half-brother. His mother hac been married several times. He just never wanted to mention it.

by Anonymousreply 9004/16/2011

What is he like now, R40?

by Anonymousreply 9304/16/2011

Whoa R87 -- a mix of Affirmative Action gone bad, the intrusiveness if the Catholic clergy, AND old school ties.

Very ugly case.

by Anonymousreply 9404/16/2011

I had a classmate named Jesse Spano who became hooked on diet pills. One day, she collapsed in class while singing the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Wxcited". It scared the bejeezus out of all of us! It was rumored that later on she moved out to Las Vegas where she became a showgirl.

by Anonymousreply 9504/16/2011

Piscataway KKK/lynch mob.

by Anonymousreply 9604/16/2011

I don't endorse the "affirmative action gone bad" interpretation. If he had been educated at Andover would this be a case of "elite prep schooling gone bad?"

by Anonymousreply 9704/16/2011

Lots of fathers wigging out and killing their whole families and then themselves. Lots of teachers fucking students. Molestations, drug rings, mayor got an underage girl an abortion, family violence, auto erotic asphyxiation deaths in prominent families. Suspected poisonings but no charges filed due to family wealth. All types of shit that today would make CNN or Fox but nobody but the gossips really batted an eyelash then.

by Anonymousreply 9804/16/2011

Our country town had just one taxi operated by a little old lady who looked like Methuselah's grandmother and she drove everywhere at 20 mph. She had enough wrinkles on her face to hold a three-day rain and was hard of hearing. You would dread getting stuck behind her when driving anywhere. She either ignored or couldn't hear a horn honking.%0D %0D There was a National Guard camp about 40 miles beyond the town and in the summer there would be long convoys taking soldiers there every two weeks. They always had a lead car with siren and red flashing light and would barrel through town at high speed. %0D %0D One summer day, Marge pulled out of someone's driveway with a customer just as the convoy was a 1/2 block behind. Her fare mentioned the siren and flashing light but Marge said it was just some brown car. It wasn't a police car or fire engine so there was no need to pull over. The whole convoy slowed to a crawl and the first truck of soldiers began to sing "As The Caissons Go Rolling Along." It was picked up by the next truck and the next. Soon, the whole town was out there watching and listening to the convoy rolling along behind old Marge. We all stopped our games and stood there in awe.%0D %0D Decades later, there have been no murders or known robberies in that town but people still remember the musical legend of Marge leading the National Guard through town. %0D %0D But there was one summer that was so dry that the river turned into a tiny creek and the cows from across the river came across and started eating Mr. Bednar's corn.

by Anonymousreply 9904/16/2011

Thanks, 99. That was hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 10004/16/2011

More on the Marge story%0D %0D From YouTube:%0D %0D In the days of horse drawn artillery, the caisson was the piece of equipment that was drawn by horses and towed the artillery piece. Ammunition for the artillery piece%EF%BB%BF was stored in the boxes on the caisson. The artillery men sat on the caisson on the march. Today in funerals with full military honors, a horse drawn caisson will tow the casket to the gravesite as part of the milittary honors%0D

by Anonymousreply 10104/16/2011

R86, I used to live in New Hampshire & the place was so small we didn't even have our own police dept -- we & another little burg had to share the PD of a nearby town.

During the summer/autumn/winter tourist season, one cop (female) was assigned to us & she directed traffic -- the rest of the year, we had to call the stationhouse over at the PD if we wanted a cop sent to us.

One night, the pharmacy was broken into & some "medicines" & cash were stolen -- the PD sent 2 cops (males) to investigate, so we realized this was a serious crime.

The stationhouse at the PD had 3 riot helmets hanging on the wall, though there had never been a riot in the vicinity (the population was barely large enough to mount an annual Independence Day parade, let alone a riot). A moose wandered through one day, but it was just browsing & left without incident.

by Anonymousreply 10204/16/2011

Of course R97 -- in each case the defense goes for the boo hoo nice kid is a victim of circumstances beyond their familiarity.

In this case, the defense was funded by the intrusive Catholic church, pitying a poor fellow for reacting to his Protestant girlfriend's desire to date other boys.

by Anonymousreply 10404/16/2011

"I don't endorse the "affirmative action gone bad" interpretation. If he had been educated at Andover would this be a case of 'elite prep schooling gone bad?'"

Of course, r97. Just as when affirmative action is discussed in the mainstream media, anytime elite prep schooling is discussed it is in the context of how it supposedly doesn't work and has somehow "gone bad." You know that.

by Anonymousreply 10504/16/2011

R87, we studied that case in a class of mine. It was creepy and didn't that try and make her out to be some kind of slutty girl during the trial?

by Anonymousreply 10604/16/2011

Is it pathetic that I can't think of any? It was mentioned on an episode of the Colbert Report. Apparently Steven Colbert asked the viewers to send in suggestions for bad things to say about Owen Sound, Ontario, being unable to think of any himself. I didn't see the episode myself, but it was mentioned on Wikipedia. Case and point, nothing ever happens there.

by Anonymousreply 10704/16/2011

R103, there isn't much Spring in New England. There's still at least a little snow on the ground at Memorial Day & then it's summer. We were on a lake, so people came in the summer to boat & fish. In the autumn, they came to see the colored trees. In the winter, they passed through (blizzards permitting) on their way to the northern mountains to ski. Once the snow wasn't heavy enough to ski, people stopped coming because there was nothing to do -- that was my favorite time.

by Anonymousreply 10804/16/2011

[quote]orange orchards.%0D %0D Is that like apple groves?

by Anonymousreply 10904/16/2011

NH doesn't have spring. It has Mud Season instead.

by Anonymousreply 11004/16/2011

Both of the Hillside Stranglers lived in my city, and committed their crimes about a mile away from my house.

by Anonymousreply 11104/16/2011

Hi, R110! Don't you miss it, though? (Unless you're still there, in which case: hang in, only 2 months until it's 90 degrees with 110% humidity & mosquitoes as big as owls!)

by Anonymousreply 11204/16/2011

With R111, the Eagle Rockers have joined us

by Anonymousreply 11304/16/2011

"that is no scandle [R43]. Estrogen kills everywhere. Not just in your town."

And, yet, most incidents in this thread are of testosterone gone beserk, as per usual.

by Anonymousreply 11404/16/2011

No R113, I'm in Glendale. Angelo Buono lived and worked in a shop on Everett Street just north of Colorado Blvd. Ken Bianchi lived in an apartment on Verdugo Rd. south of Colorado Blvd.

by Anonymousreply 11504/16/2011

Race riots at the high school - made the cover of "Time" magazine.....

by Anonymousreply 11604/16/2011

All kinds of heinous shit went down in my sleepy little home town of Castle Rock. After some weird-ass murders, we packed up and moved over to Derry but man, that place was way worse. If I told you even a fraction of the goings-on down there, you wouldn't believe me.

by Anonymousreply 11704/17/2011

For R73.

by Anonymousreply 11804/17/2011

Small NorCal lumber town in the 70's: the local pharmacist, a Catholic family man and do-gooder, was plying teen boys -- including his foster son and MY boyfriend (!) with booze and Quaaludes and fucking them. The bf died young in a tragic accident. At his funeral, I confronted the bastard about how inappropriate he was, but he just hugged me, appologized, and made me feel good, so I let it go. He was a charming but sleazy man.

by Anonymousreply 11904/17/2011

Dammit, sometimes I really fucking hate DLs wit. I don't know which stories are fake and which ones are real!

by Anonymousreply 12004/17/2011

[quote]Creepy story: She was a real estate agent and she was going to meet someone (a potential client? No one knows). I guess she had a funny feeling, because she called a friend of hers saying "If you don't hear from me in a few hours, call the police." They later found her car at that same grocery store parking lot, shoes and purse still inside the car, but no sign of her... I always wondered if being connected to a wealthy family maybe had something to do with what happened to her.

R92, i don't know about this case specifically, but a LOT of female real estate agents are assaulted and killed by guys pretending to want to buy a house.

by Anonymousreply 12104/17/2011

[quote]My French language tutor was imprisoned for three years for punishing boys (for the slightest transgression) by making them stay after school and spanking their bare arses... Funnily enough I bumped into him in a gay club a few years later.

R26, what happened when you ran into him? Did you speak? Hook up?

by Anonymousreply 12204/17/2011

I live in the same place where I grew up, Manhattan.

I worked for a company where most of the VPs and the CEO were totally corrupt. The nonsense they got away could fill a book.

They once hired unlicensed day laborers to rip apart floors during a re-construction project, but this was done after hours. The men came up through the service elevators, I was working late that week, I saw what was going on.

The CEOs assistant who let the unlicensed laborers in, told me to leave, "The construction is going to get very loud, you won't be able to concentrate." Yeah right, the real reason was, I saw the illegal stuff which was going on!!

Two entire departments were made up of steady freelancers, they didn't even give these people contracts, they basically had them work like staff people minus any benefits. These people worked there for years! Stuff like this went on for years and years.

The department heads, who were all VPs, had a way of threatening their staffs, making them feel they were unemployable, that they should be so elated to be working there. People were either stupid or too afraid to lose their jobs to contact the labor board. The company was sued twice, they settled out of court.

The CEO was a very strange man, he definitely had some mental issues going on, he was either very withdrawn or super loud, over friendly to employees and boisterous.

Early on, when he became the CEO, he had affairs with different secretaries who worked for him and his last assistant at the time, managed to hook him into marrying her. Of course, she was a much younger woman. Blond, boring, dull and Waspy.

Many years before, he also had a brief affair with the Fashion Editor, he kept her on even though she barely did much of anything, we all figured she had some major dirt on him. She was there 25-30 years at that point!

The guy had everything money could buy: a gorgeous estate in the country where he had several horses, a Manhattan brownstone and a huge UES prewar apartment.

I had left the company because the corruption and other nonsense started stress me out to a point I couldn't do my job. I was sick of being around such corrupt soulless people, I didn't want to work for such vermin.

Years down the line I was reading the NY Times obituaries, it seems the CEO had committed suicide. by jumping out the window of his UES apartment!

His obit read something like, "He has lost his battle with depression."

I tend to think it was much more than depression which caused this guy to off himself. He was neck deeper in so much company intrigue, I'm sure he was about to get caught, the prospect of prison probably seemed worse than death!

His equally corrupt assistant, who had worked for the company forever in different capacities, was immediately fired after his suicide.

I can imagine the dirt she knew. She then tried to sue the company, stating it was age discrimination, because there was no other reason why they suddenly no longer needed her services, she lost the case.

I got a lot of this info from friends who still work there. I'm not naming the company because a lot of gay men worked there, they might be reading DL.

by Anonymousreply 12304/17/2011

First town in California to go bankrupt. School district also went bankrupt, mostly due to the thieving ways of our superintendent. Home of the Zodiac Killer. Also home of a notorious child murderer (he killed one, kidnapped another, but she got away).

Two different coaches at my high school were dismissed for inappropriate behavior. One was handsome and extremely popular with the girls here. I'm really not so surprised that he ended up sleeping with a few cheerleaders.

Senior year, a female classmate of mine jumped out of her bedroom window after a nasty break-up with her boyfriend. She broke her leg, and ended up staying home from school for about 2 months. She came back about 30 pounds heavier and wasn't really the same the rest of the year. Her ex was scum anyhow - he passed around a sex tape he'd made with the girl he'd dated before her. Part of the rumor mill suggested that he made tapes with every girl.

During our grad night trip, a guy made videos in his hotel room of girls giving him and his friends lap dances (and more, I assume). One of the girls on his videos was the class ho/wannabe ghetto chick. She was most notorious for being filmed in a homemade gangbang video. I never saw it, but I know that it was passed around the shittier part of town for several years.

by Anonymousreply 12404/17/2011

Looking back it seems like there were lots of scandolous type things. I'll try to narrow them down.

Two 12 year old girls were taking a shortcut through woods walking home from school when they were assaulted by two boys, who were 15 & 16. The girls were brutally raped, stabbed and shot with a BB gun. One girl died while the other was found walking on train tracks screaming for help. She was nude and covered with blood - when she was found they thought she was wearing a red robe.

A number of boys in my class were altar boys and were molested by a priest. They've started to sue and one received 8 million bucks.

A couple of the high school teachers made the moves on some of the girls. The chemistry teacher actually got engaged to 2 different girls once they had left school. Neither engagement ended in marriage. Both teachers were eventually "retired" but it took years and years.

by Anonymousreply 12504/17/2011

A group of teenagers tortured and later burned alive a drunken hobo, as it later turned out, for a bet. He died, they received psychiatric treatment and no jail time.

A priest was well known for only spending time with kids and youths of both sexes, with activities and such, taking them camping... He was very popular with children and less with older folks. The kicker? It turned out he wasn't molesting them, as some implied, but that he just really, really wanted kids and a family of his own. So much, he had seven children of his own. Finally he left the church and married their mother.

A headmaster was rumoured to be gay and having an affair with one of his teachers, but he left his wife for a wife of another one of his schoolteachers. I'm still sure it was a cover-up. He was very 'religious' and 'proper'.

A guy was found dead in his house (dead for several weeks, in fact) and it was deemed a suicide, but there were rumours that it was murder, since he was involved in drugs.

A drunk cop run over two kids and killed them, he was fired but received just suspended sentence.

The mayors wife was running a private company out of her husband's offices. She stopped once it was exposed in a paper, but no sanctions were taken, since the mayor was very popular.

by Anonymousreply 12604/17/2011

It seems God favors priests and rich kids -- or the favor of people who think they're God.

by Anonymousreply 12709/07/2011

There was a hot, kind of scrungy guy who used to come in the store where I worked and I always got a gay vibe from him, but he was also a little bit "off" so I never pursued anything with him. His mother used to come in the store wrapped in a mink stole, whether it was cold or warm, and she would call a taxi to pick her up. One morning, I heard about a murder where one kind of deranged guy murdered another guy (who turned out to be the scrungy guy) and he was found with a metal pipe shoved up his ass. Don't know if it was playing around gone wrong or murder and molestation, but I always wondered if maybe I should have said something to him. I also remember that he always bought a bag of coffee. Funny how you remember things like that.

by Anonymousreply 12809/07/2011

My figure skating teacher (male) was having an affair with the woman who owned the skating school. Owner's husband found out about it, approached my figure skating teacher, and the next day my teacher killed himself by jumping out a window. My mom read the story to us from the newspaper and then said, "Well I guess your skating lesson is cancelled tonight".

by Anonymousreply 12909/07/2011

The vice principal of my high school fled when confronted (in front of students)l by an angry man that yelled "Motherfucker, you fucked my wife!"

Also, a guy flipped out and murdered his girlfriend's family, including a kid from my school. I ended up with one of his books.

by Anonymousreply 13009/07/2011

Grew up in Birmingham in the '70s. Stuff I remember off the top of my head:

A popular transsexual hairdresser known as Ms. Syd was murdered -- I think it may have happened at the salon she worked at, as part of a robbery. She wasn't very passable (before she transitioned, she was a guy's guy with a wife and kids), but she was well liked.

A socialite named Virginia Simpson, the wife of a prominent judge, was found stabbed to death in her mountaintop mansion (a gorgeous Tudor pile called the Swann House -- see link). Her son, James Simpson, a drug dealer known as "Popsie," was initially charged but then released due to lack of evidence. The case remains unsolved.

Pat Gray and Rosemary Lucas, the weather girls for our ABC and NBC affiliates, were strongly rumored to moonlight as high-priced escorts.

by Anonymousreply 13109/07/2011

Back in 1967 a group of us kids were riding our bikes on Saturday afternoon up an old dirt path that lead back into some woods. Eventually we saw a car up ahead. That in itself was strange because this was not a place cars would be. We all decided to be really quiet and we rode up next to the car and looked in. Inside the backseat of the car was the local high school band director (male) and one of the local high school science teachers (male) and they were going at it like rutting chimps. Mr. Band director was on his back with his knees pulled up to his chest and Mr. science teacher was stripping his threads. Some of us immediately burst out laughing, but some of the younger kids started crying. Well, the two teachers went wild. They started screaming at us and threatening us while they were trying to get their clothes back on. One of the oldest kids screamed back "you freaks! I'm telling! I'm telling EVERYBODY!", and we all fled on our bikes as fast as we could. I never told a soul, but 2 of the older kids told their parents who went to the principal of the high School. Luckily the two kids who told wouldn't tell who any of the other kids were so we didn't have to get involved which was a major relief to me.

Within a few days both teachers had left the school and fled town. The band director ended up at a high school in Virginia and we never heard what happened to the science teacher.

by Anonymousreply 13209/07/2011

There has been a disproportionate amount of murders in the small city{70,000} I live in.

by Anonymousreply 13309/07/2011

I can't remember his name but back in the 1980s we had a serial killer in my town who preyed on kids. All I can remember is he was a skinny blond Appalachian-looking type who worked for a coffee service.%0D %0D At one of our local high schools it was discovered that the janitors had made peepholes in the walls of the girls' showers and had been watching them for years. They were all let go.

by Anonymousreply 13409/07/2011

A girl named Shelley Sikes disappeared. Her body has never been found and it was the start of a lot of very well publicized disappearances of young females in the area. I grew up eating at Gaido's restaurant. It was the bomb back in it's heyday. After her disappearance there was a slew of other girls who started disappearing, snatched from workplaces and others whose cars were found abandoned on the highway. Most have never been found.

by Anonymousreply 13509/07/2011

The President at my fundamentalist, cconservative Christian college was arrested on an out of town trip after he propositioned a (male) cop. After the story was broken by a local radio station, he was fired & there was a terrible gay witch hunt at the school where other teachers ( who were suspected of being gay) were laid off or their contracts weren't renewed.

by Anonymousreply 13609/07/2011

Honey I'm from Long island, when isn't there a scandal, but growing in Amityville, we had the Defeo murders than the "Horror" in the seventies and then right next door in Massapequa the eighties, Jessica Hahn and the PTL scandal and few years later Amy Fisher shot Buttafuco.

by Anonymousreply 13709/07/2011

In the 70's my mother worked for a mid size company as a secretary. Her coffee friend Amy, another secretary, had been an Olympic athlete in the 50's and had won a silver medal for Canada. Amy gets a call from the government telling her to come to Ottawa. Apparently the gold medal winner (Russian) had died and it was revealed she was really a he. Amy got her Gold medal. Talk of the town.

by Anonymousreply 13809/07/2011

I stole the TV.

by Anonymousreply 13909/07/2011

very interesting...

by Anonymousreply 14008/14/2013

[quote] Turns out that Chris was being repeatedly molested by a guy who lived in his mother's basement and stayed there as a border. Chris apparently fought back and the guy stabbed him and dumped his body in an alley.

A 17 year old neighbor who lived two houses away was convicted of the murder. He tried to rob when Gruhn was on his Newsday route, but the kid didn't have any money so he sexually assaulted him. When the kid said, "I know who you are, you live on my block," the 17 year old stabbed him to death.

There was no boarder who repeatedly molested Gruhn.

by Anonymousreply 14108/14/2013

Believe it or not, I was the biggest scandal that hit town. Small town in middle America, the early 60's. At 13 I became the scandal by acting out on my desire for cock. The sheriff shook me down, the school superintendent shook me down. I was harassed right out of school and right out of town before it was all over. I lived alone in the big city at 15.

I learned what gay sex was at 15, being picked up by adult men for sex.

by Anonymousreply 14208/14/2013

The hometown hero of high school (co-captain of the football team, class president, most likely to succeed, Ivy League grad) married his sweetheart. They had two children. He murdered the three of them down in NC and blamed it on hippes.

by Anonymousreply 14308/14/2013

Let's see, my congressman, who was being groomed by the Dems to run for president, instead quit politics, got divorced, died his hair blond, moved to New York and became a gay S&M leather dude.

A County common pleas judge showed up at a bar event with his date, a common street walker, not a high class call girl mind you, but a street hooker who most of the other judges new because she'd been in their courtrooms, many arrests.

County Recorder-kiddie porn, Country Auditor--bribery, County Commissioner/head of party---bribery. Whole County government, so corrupt we no longer have it.

CWRU Professor, was doing his wife as she hung out a window, the rope broke and she fell and died.

Another Congressman was a klepto. Kept getting arrested for shop lifting.

Former Mayor, became Governor, almost got shot down by the airforce when he ordered his pilot to fly in the flight path of AIrforce One.

Mayor turned down invit to dinner at the WHite House because it was his wife's bowling night.

This is just for starters.

by Anonymousreply 14408/14/2013

In a shoreline town in Connecticut (which must remain nameless), a physician in town was busted for writing scripts to high school teenagers. Now, this doesn't seem like such a scandal until you realize that the doctor was gay and he was handing out the drugs to the "straight" boys on the football team (gay for pay) and having orgies with many of them.

It made the papers! The town was between the CT river and New Haven, along the sound.

by Anonymousreply 14508/14/2013

When i was a kid a 15 year old girl who lived a couple of streets over stabbed her father to death. Newspapers just said 'mitigating circumstances' as the reason and left it at that (this was in the mid 70s when newspapers were respectable). Local information was that her father had been raping her since she was 9 and that she'd already had 2 kids who'd been adopted.

She got 4 years suspended sentence and a move to a foster home. It's maybe not nearly as scandalous as a lot of the stories here but I still find it shocking because I knew her dad and he seemed normal. The thought of what she went through is horribly upsetting.

by Anonymousreply 14608/14/2013

Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher

by Anonymousreply 14708/14/2013

Scandal #1: during high school (at my high school), a student (female) who worked at the nearby dry cleaner was attacked and stabbed to death. Our police (who still are deeply stupid) assumed it was a robbery gone bad (despite that she had been stabbed over 50 times, hello -- stabbing = personal). Also, no money was taken. Within days, it was common knowledge at school that two male students had stopped in at the dry cleaner's on their way home. One was a total sociopath who lied and charmed his way out of suspicion. But he blamed it on student #2, who was shy and awkward. Student #2 was basically run out of town on a rail for being the girl's killer. A year later, the cops finally busted The Sociopath, who confessed that he stabbed the girl because she turned him down for a date. Also, Sociopath confessed that student #2 (whose life had been ruined) wasn't even there and in fact had gone to the nearby gas station for sodas.

Scandal #2: at another high school (same town, not my school), one of the English teachers had a thing for male students between the ages of 13 and 16. Teacher managed to keep his "extracurricular activities" on the DL for 2 decades without being caught. (Like a good pedo, he chose closeted gay young men who were unlikely to blab.) One year, Teacher had to fail a student (who actually did earn that F), and student immediately went to the principal and claimed that Teacher had threatened the failing grade if Student didn't blow The Teacher. Small problem -- the student was not one of Teacher's underage conquests. Student also didn't fit the profile of Teacher's preference -- student was 18 (too old), major pussy-hound, braggart, extroverted. School district investigated and fired The Teacher, who then sued for wrongful termination -- and won! School district bought out the remainder of his contract and paid for emotional distress and whatever else Teacher's lawyer could dream up. It cost the district somewhere in the low 7 figures. Teacher and his "partner" (more on him in Scandal #3) then bought an older large house in the historical district of town and would throw dinner parties for show. But if one were invited to the after party, semi-clothed underage entertainment/service people would be provided. And Teacher would talk openly at dinner about his latest underage fuck buddy. (Yes, I was invited to din-din once, and like a schmuck, I sat there with my mouth open while Teacher raved about what a great fuck 15 year old bisexual Julio was).

Scandal #3 -- The Teacher's "partner" was a gay man who also enjoyed the underage boyz. They didn't share a bedroom, and the relationship was their cover. So it was two boy fuckers who "bearded" for each other. One night, Partner (who was the County Clerk) took his latest conquest to the local cruisy park, whereupon Partner took the boy out of the car, bent him over the rear of the car, and proceeded with the evening's partially unclothed fun time. All was going well until a city cop, who was taking a shortcut through the park at the end of his shift, saw what/who was going down. Cop stopped, approached Partner, and Partner calmly zipped up and left his "date" naked and bent over the back of the car. The Cop never told me what exactly was said, but as The Cop was technically outside his jurisdiction (the park was park district property, and technically separate from the city with its own park dist. police), he was persuaded by Partner to let Partner and Date finish. (I got the impression that Partner lied to the Cop and said The Date was 18).

by Anonymousreply 14808/14/2013

In high school we had to take gym and after gym we had to take showers. One of the gym teachers in particular always stood at the exit of the showers and was always wide eyed and slack jawed as he stared at all the guys, with an obvious erection that he would absent mindedly squeeze every once in a while.

He wasn't a bad looking guy, was probably in his late thirties. He had just a little bit of gray. Looking back, he might have been borderline mentally challenged. He taught sunday school at the church. This was the early 90s, and in sex ed we were still being taught that masturbation was morally wrong.

Anyway, this guy would get some of the boys he was closer to from coaching to masturbate on him. He apparently thought that he couldn't get in trouble because there was no physical contact with the boys. His daughter was in my year, and it was awful for her when it all came out. She shouldn't have been treated that way, nothing was her fault, but that's people for you.

by Anonymousreply 14908/14/2013

I love this thread. Thanks for bumping it.

I grew up in Duluth, MN, about a mile away from the Glensheen Murder Mansion. I was born two years after the murder, but I knew everything about it because my mom was obsessed with it.

My mom is still obsessed with it. She clips out articles and sends them to me whenever she sees an update on the crazy daughter.

by Anonymousreply 15008/14/2013

Endless scandals here (SF Bay Area).

There was a divorce, they had teenage kids. Turned out the husband was really a woman. He/she used that to get out of paying child support. This was about 40 years ago.

A male teacher (not from my school) was arrested for soliciting sex in the male restroom at the ugly, giant Juniper Serra statue rest stop near Highway 280.

My sophomore history teacher was gay. He died in a plane crash in Hong Kong harbor. Not so much a scandal but really sad. He was a great teacher, but in 1968 teachers weren't out. One day in class he scolded a bratty girl and she remarked, "Well, we all know about you and Mr. So-and-So." He sent her to the principal's office. Mostly kids left him alone, we liked him.

One of my college professor's wife stabbed him because he had an affair. He lived, they divorced, she married his son. They got in a fight, she stabbed and killed him. This happened after I graduated. While I was still in school it was rumored he had an affair with Bill Graham's wife. She was a classmate. Then shortly after his wife stabbed him but I think it was over another woman.

One of our family friends made the news because the voted in SF while living on the Peninsula (used his mother's address). It was front page news, voter fraud. This was a nice church-going family. They were embarrassed and moved out of state.

Oh, then there was the hetero couple who were crushed having sex on the rising piano at Carol Doda's night club. I think it was the man who died. That was big news. So were Doda's boobs when she got them, one of the first to get silicone implants.

A high school classmate (girl) was killed in an execution style murder (3 dead) in a Haight Ashbury flat about the time of the Summer of Love.

by Anonymousreply 15108/14/2013

Scandal #4 -- in my junior year of HS, we had to take the dreaded SAT's. Our proctor for the exam was one of the school counselors -- now let me explain -- in our district, the high schools had "counselors," who usually were coaches for the major sports who had no other academic skills and were employed in the semi-bogus "counselor positions so they would qualify to be the basketbaseclubpuck sport coach. The "counselors" had no qualifications in psychology, social work, or even counseling. Ok, so Counselor X (who coached track and golf) was our proctor. A week before the test, the copies were delivered and placed into the school safe. Counselor had the key and combo. Counselor also had a son (Sonny Boy) who, despite having attended the district's gifted and talented program in middle school, was dumber than a case of Jeff Stryker dildos. And a major cheater, to boot. So we took the SAT's, and when we got our scores, Sonny Boy was bragging how he had scored a 1600 (which was the highest score we could get back in the Stone Age). Everyone knew he'd cheated, but no one could prove it. Fast forward to finals week -- we arrived to take our AP Trig final (I had that class with Sonny Boy), and our teacher was late. FIve mins after the bell, Trig Teacher and The Principal walked in and pulled out Sonny Boy while another teacher proctored the exam. Two days later, every student in the class, accompanied by at least one parent, was called in for a "meeting" with Trig Teacher and Then Principal. It was then announced that Sonny Boy had broken in to Trig Teacher's office and had stolen a copy of the final. Trig Teacher asked if anyone had seen the test beforehand. We all said no. Then Trig Teacher pulled out our tests and shoved the ones with perfect scores in those students' faces. He looked at one and said, "I know there's no way in Heaven or Hell that you got a perfect score. How much did you pay Sonny Boy for a copy of the test?" Six people confessed (under threat of a one year suspension) that they had bought copies of the final and solved the problems in advance. Oddly enough, those same six people were also in a 9-way tie for class valedictorian (we were all juniors at the time). When that odd coincidence was mentioned, two of them confessed to cheating in other classes. The six who were busted received F's for Trig and were made to repeat the class the next year, which effectively ended the 9-way tie for valedictorian. As for Sonny Boy -- he had been stealing tests and exams for three years and selling copies for money, booze, and coke (the white powdery kind). AND -- he confessed to "borrowing" Daddy's keys and the safe combination to "preview" a copy of the SAT's, which he did not sell, as he was too busy filling in the answers and memorizing them. Sonny Boy was expelled. Daddy the Counselor was promoted to head of athletics so that he wouldn't have access to "sensitive materials." It doesn't sound as horrid as the homophobic middle school orchestra director who got caught screwing one of his 7th grade violists, but that was a GINORMOUS scandal back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 15208/14/2013

The biggest scandal, that was discussed in the local media for weeks and weeks, is that the new shopping mall wanted to be open on Sundays. The argument was that families had to much to do on Saturdays, especially with taking their kids to sports' practices and performances, and couldn't get to the mall.

Churches complained because if the mall was open on Sundays, then employees would be breaking the Sabbath. Already very, very few restaurants or nightlife was open on Sat nights, so that residents could get up early for Church.

Finally the mall owners reached a compromise. The new ads said, "Now open 1pm - 5pm on Sundays, AFTER CHURCH, so that are employees can attend regular worship services."

by Anonymousreply 15308/14/2013

R96 - I live near Piscataway NJ. Don't remember a KKK incident. Was this in NJ or some other state. What happened?

by Anonymousreply 15408/14/2013

Two hot 'straight' married neighbor men had an affair. It caused the one couple to divorce and move out of state, yet, the other couple stayed married, but it was understood that it was an arrangement.

I remember watching the one guy working in his yard, he was always shirtless. He was my first infatuation.

It was scandalous, and I loved listening to the hushed conversations between my mother and neighbors...I recently discussed it with my mother. She was baffled that I knew....

Children will listen!

by Anonymousreply 15508/14/2013

OMG r148, what a story! How long ago was this, and do you know if the two pedo guys are still living? If they are, were they ever caught?

by Anonymousreply 15608/14/2013

The dish ran away with the spoon.

by Anonymousreply 15708/14/2013

I grew up in Philly in the 80s. Our mayor bombed a cult headquartered in a rowhouse and burned down an entire city block. A bunch of people died and hundreds lost their homes.

by Anonymousreply 15808/14/2013

Art teacher dated a student , her parents approved. Band director, pedo, librarian drunk, gym teacher addict, civics teacher secretly divorced-in those days a big deal, my next door neighbor got caught in a motel with the wife of another neighbor, youngster, suchna nice kid committed suicide in the chem lab using the chems, assistant principal forced to resign when he was caught fencing school equipment, mayor on the take...which one? take your pick. Mayor ordered all the police cars to be pained a chocolate brown becuase everyone likes chocolate and trout the color would be popular. It was NOT.

by Anonymousreply 15908/14/2013

In the mid 70s, in a small seaside community, a ninth grade boy was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat on the way home from baseball practice, the week before Christmas. Unsolved to this day.

by Anonymousreply 16008/14/2013

R99 = Blanche Deveraux

by Anonymousreply 16108/14/2013

The biggest one that I knew about was the murder of the actor Bob Crane. I worked at the restaurant and served him his, I guess, last meal.

The police came and interviwed us all the next day. Well I got interviewed at summer school. Was very weird having police show up to the class room asking for me. The Scottsdale police botched the investigation and the evidence.

Both boys had been raped. The guy was eventually caught and I think died in an untimely manner in prison.

by Anonymousreply 16208/14/2013

r160 here. I got the Christmas part right, which means there was no baseball practice, just the baseball bat. Very sad. Family moved away and the parents split up. Somebody must know something. It had to be another student people figure, and the silence was to make sure two lives weren't ruined, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 16308/14/2013

R162 Both boys? What boys are we talking about? I don't remember there being anyone else involved in that whole nasty debacle except the guy who supplied the cameras, I think he was tried and acquitted.

by Anonymousreply 16408/14/2013

The hippie priest who ran the Saturday film mass ran off with one of the nuns. Scandalous. A straight priest and a straight nun. It was the late 60s.

by Anonymousreply 16508/14/2013

Ugh film =folk

by Anonymousreply 16608/14/2013

A girl in my class (I think it was 7th grade) set her house on fire, killing her mother and some of her siblings. At least she was charged with the crime as a juvenile... I'm not sure whatever happened to her.

by Anonymousreply 16708/14/2013

One of the richest families in town also pulled the "black women accosted me in the mall parking lot and made me shoplift clothes that fit me." It was Daytons, not Nordstrom. Dumbasses in our tiny midwestern town actually believed her b/c Minneapolis has, gasp black people. Luckily she died of cancer

by Anonymousreply 16808/15/2013

Bonnie Bitch @ r152 same here - most of our hs counselors were pt football or track coaches with no quals to be counselors. wtf? was some kind of common practice back in the 80s-90s. It's stopped now thankfully.

Back in my day our hs hired a charming loser to be pt football coach and "AV coordinator"; he was very handsy/flirtatious with all the young females. He had a very young wife who he got hired by the school district doing basically nothing, we couldn't figure out how. She was extremely young looking; turned out later he met her as a teen at one of his prior school jobs. Several yrs after I graduate he's indicted for statutorily raping a teen girl from our hs. Was aquitted on a technicality and left town, although no one believed he wasn't guilty.

Other than that we had two different boys kill their mothers in two consecutive yrs, one a murder-suicide. Things are much calmer now altho I don't live there anymore to know otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 16908/15/2013

Three attractive young wives of older wealthy civic leaders decided to see who could have the most luck picking up men in the bar at the Holiday Inn. Well, that game turned into "see how much they'll pay to fuck you" and next thing you know they're arrested for prostitution when they tried it in the next town down the road.

The son of the richest man in town was drafted during the Vietnam War. Dad made sure he got stationed in Germany, but didn't expect him to fall in love with a German girl and bring her home. Nothing wrong with that, except he met her in a brothel, and she was pure whore through and through. Within months of coming to America she was right back in business, and half the old boys at the country club had regular weekly appointments.

by Anonymousreply 17008/15/2013

Only three events the took place where I grew up actually have Wikipedia articles. The first and biggest one involved the rape and murder of a young woman by her brother-in-law, but that took place in the early 80s, and the murderer was actually executed a month before I was born. The national media was widely reporting doubts about his guilt around the time of the execution, but the Commonwealth tested DNA evidence in 2006 that they claim conclusively proved he killed her.

The second one happened a few months after 9/11; a student at the law school shot six people and killed three of them. The shooter is still in prison as far as I know.

The third one was a racketeering scandal that actually occurred the same year but wasn't uncovered until a couple of years later. A bunch of businessmen, county officials and at least one federal agent were all convicted of fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit commit the same, etc. etc. when someone blew the whistle on the fact that the county supervisors had misused millions in federal and state disaster relief money by rigging bidding for contracts and taking bribes.

by Anonymousreply 17108/15/2013

Philadelphian here. Too many mob hits and collateral scandals to mention. Props upthread to whoever mentioned the bombing of that cult on Osage Avenue. The most salacious event I can think of involved teenage boys, over the course of many years, and a guy who came to be known as Uncle Ed. Good ol' Ed was from a prominent, rich and well-connected family. For a coupla' decades, local boys knew they could cadge some money from him, if they participated in his sordid little likes. All a boy had to do was take a dump for him,(he'd store it in pizza boxes), money would change hands(eventually he also handed out pairs of sneakers) and off they went back home. It was so under the radar for many years, that people were truly shocked when it happened. The doorman in Uncle Ed's apartment building was in on it, and knew what to do when a teenage boy showed up asking for Uncle Ed.The boys would tell their friends, so Uncle Ed had a never ending supply of BM's. When the scandal broke, a guy I worked with knew all about it, because he had been one of those kids. He said a lot of the boys in his neighborhood had done it too, but no one wanted to stop the gravy train(how's that for a pun?) Parents of the boys never seemed to question where the money and new kicks came from. The people who lived in his apartment building had no idea what been going on for so long. A friend of mine lived in that building, she dined out on tales of Uncle Ed for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 17208/15/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 17308/16/2013

R160, I remember it, Henry Bedard, very sad and scary. Never solved.

by Anonymousreply 17408/16/2013

"For a coupla' decades, local boys knew they could cadge some money from him, if they participated in his sordid little likes."

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by Anonymousreply 17508/16/2013

I hate to admit it, but I was sort of involved in it. I was 16 at the time, a passenger in a car and the driver, a friend of mine, caused a fatal accident. His father was a wealthy local businessman with political connections. The police totally white-washed the investigation and tried to coverup what really happened. When that was revealed, it became a pretty big deal and somehow the local press got a hold of my name and tried to tie me into the whole thing. They harassed and hounded us to the point where my parents actually considered abandoning our house and moving us to another part of the country where we couldn't be located.

by Anonymousreply 17608/16/2013

These are a few stories that all took place in my hometown in western Oklahoma.

The local doctor was having an affair with a records clerk, my aunt, at his office, which only came out when my uncle had a private investigator look into her discretions. Both marriages stayed intact up till the doctors wife passing away a few weeks ago.

The local high school baseball coach / tech-ed teacher / fellowship of christian athletes sponsor was fucking female students and ended up getting one girl pregnant her senior year of high school. His downfall was him sending texts to some other girls who reported it to their parents. He would take the girls up to baseball diamond and fuck them in the dugout. He ended up serving time in jail because all these girls came forward to say how he had harassed them and "raped" them. The girl that got pregnant was not able to press any charges b/c it had been too many years at that point. The coach's wife stayed by his side all throughout the trial and as soon as he got out of jail she divorced his ass. He now lives back home with his parents, he must be in his fifties now.

My high school principal was fucking two girls all throughout high school and that allowed the two of them to be the class valedictorians for that graduating class. The sad part was how obvious it was the three of them had something going on that everybody in school knew it.

A local teacher was caught out on a dirt road with some guy that she met at a bar. She was married with two girls at the time. The only reason this got out was that the cops were inspecting the guys truck thinking it was abandoned. He shone the flashlight in and lo and behold. He had to write it up and it appeared in the local police blog in the newspaper.

The most scandelous one that I can think of was the local church of christ pastor was fucking one of the women in his congregation. He was married with two young sons, and she was divorced with two sons as well. Well she had told him that if he were to leave his wife the two of them could be together, so of course he was thinking with his penis, he told his wife and kids what was going on and that he was leaving her. He shows up at the woman's house thinking everything is all good now, they can be together. She comes to the door and told him she doesn't want him anymore after he threw his family away. Needless to say both parties left town after it got out. She moved to another town to teach at the college, and he and his wife reconciled and moved away as well.

by Anonymousreply 17708/16/2013

@ R158 – The Teacher was taken to court on the bogus impropriety charges circa 1995, and the din-din party I attended at his new 3 story house with the grand formal dining room was in April 1997. I remember because it was shortly after the debut of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the TV, and my date for the din-din and I had watched the premiere together. AFAIK, neither The Teacher nor His Partner was ever busted for screwing minors. I don't even know if they're still in that area or among the living.

@ R169 – My HS counselor was the basketball coach. His qualification for both jobs was that he had played basketball. Badly, if the stories of his athletic past were to be believed.

by Anonymousreply 17808/16/2013

R143 Do you believe that Jeffrey McDonald is guilty?

by Anonymousreply 17908/16/2013

This mousy librarian chick in my town killed a boy in a car accident. It all got covered up though, real hush hush.

I heard she married some big wig or something, so I guess things worked out well enough for her. There were stories he was secretly gay though, so who knows.

Supposedly, a DNA test on any given Saturday night would find sperm from half this guy's fraternity in his gullet.

by Anonymousreply 18008/16/2013

That sounds like an interesting story R180. I know a reporter you could contact, Jeff Gannon. Perhaps he could look into that story.

by Anonymousreply 18108/16/2013

That reporter is back to going by Johnny Gosch, R181.

by Anonymousreply 18208/16/2013

r180 Are her initials LB?

by Anonymousreply 18308/16/2013

the Fells Acres day care sex abuse scandal. The family operating the day care were accused and sent to prison. later it turns out the children may have been influenced.

by Anonymousreply 18408/16/2013

Murder for hire when I was in grade school.

by Anonymousreply 18508/16/2013

A nazi SS officer was found in Norwood Massachusetts where I went to high school.

by Anonymousreply 18608/16/2013

A college kid came back home and brutally axed his parents to pieces. Father died, mother was in critical condition and near death. They lived down the street from my high school while I was attending.

I believe a lifetime movie and SVU story line were based off of it.

by Anonymousreply 18708/17/2013

Married couple lived in the high class end of town. Wife burned a ziti casserole. This was evidently the tipping point for him. He went nuts and got out a knife. Cops found her parts buried under some shrubs.

by Anonymousreply 18808/17/2013

I remember that, r188.

by Anonymousreply 18908/17/2013

Teen ager in Shaker Hts. got a bat and bashed in his parents heads. After he killed them,he did the same to his little brother. It was really sad.. This kid just snapped after years of abuse by his parents. Sad thing is that he loved his little brother more than anything in the world.

by Anonymousreply 19008/17/2013

This was years ago. I grew up outside Washington, DC. This kid in my class year was from one of the -istans and was the son of someone who was on the diplomatic staff. The family was recalled, but this was half way through junior year. They decided to let him stay in the house alone and finish HS that way. He was probably 17yo anyway. At any rate, there was a rash of prostitute murders. They started finding their body parts in trash bags in storm drains. Guess who turned out to be the killer? The kid was taking them home, doing god knows what before killing them and then cutting them up in his basement. At least when he was caught they didn't try to pull a diplomatic immunity defense. I didn't have any classes with him or anything, still weird to know that you went to school with a serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 19108/17/2013

The kid across the street from me was a junior in high school. Nice enough guy, but very shy. Supposedly, some other kids snuck blotter acid or the like into his lunch at school one day. He had a complete break with reality, gouged out one of his mother's eyes, bit her breast and then ran off. When they found him, they carted him off to a hospital and that was he last we saw of any of them. I guess the whole family moved away. I often wonder what became of him.

by Anonymousreply 19208/17/2013

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by Anonymousreply 19308/17/2013

[quote]The hippie priest who ran the Saturday film mass ran off with one of the nuns. Scandalous. A straight priest and a straight nun.

I laugh because I've seen the exact same thing happen in the 90s. Only this time, the priest was my Uncle (Dad's cousin). My church-going mom was devastated because they were so close and she was so proud to have a priest in the family ... stopped talking about him all together.

One of my closest friends in high school's mom was so slutty and would fuck random dudes she'd meet in bars when his dad was away on business trips. Don't know if he knew, but everybody else did.

The Jim and Pam of our office are very big on PDA and rubbing their family and marriage in everyone's face. But everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, but Jim, knows their eldest daughter is really one of the security guys' who'd been fucking Pam behind his back for over a year until she announced the pregnancy. Years later, Jim is still oblivious and although he's drinking buddies with the gossip boys at IT, none has ever had the balls to tell him.

One of the bosses at work has been fucking her son's teacher for good grades. They had a very public falling out, she trashed his place and he sued so the town newspaper got wind of it and published a gossipy piece on it. Her son and husband are now keeping a low profile but they must be humiliated.

Not a scandal because no one knows of it, yet: but my married with kids neighbor is fucking one of his son's football teammates. I know because I saw them make out behind the garage while I was doing my usual spying from my bathroom window. The boy is like 16-17.

by Anonymousreply 19408/18/2013

Damn, R194! Where do you live and work?! Peyton Place?

by Anonymousreply 19508/18/2013

[quote]Years later, Jim is still oblivious and although he's drinking buddies with the gossip boys at IT, none has ever had the balls to tell him.

Did the "gossip boys" do a DNA test? How the fuck do THEY know who the father is if she was fucking both men?

by Anonymousreply 19608/18/2013

r196. The security guy bragged to one of his buddies at the start of the affair and that's how it spread to IT, I guess. Then the gossip boys intercepted emails between them and blabbed to some of us, hence everyone at work knowing. No one ever questions them because they're always dangling the "you have no idea what we know" line.

by Anonymousreply 19708/18/2013

I grew up in a small west Texas town in the 1950s. During the high school's senior talent show one year, three students dressed up and pretended to be The McGuire Sisters. The problem was, one of them was a guy! Everyone was so disgusted. If that wasn't bad enough, at the final school dance, he dressed up again and passed himself off as someone's cousin from Oklahoma City. No one knew any different, including Lester T Callahan, the school lug-head. He got "Joanne" alone in the back seat of his car, and when he went to grab a boob, strawberry jello exploded all over his white tuxedo. It was a HUGE scandal. Later they got the guy alone in a graveyard and beat the tar out of him.

by Anonymousreply 19908/18/2013

The Susie Newsom/ Fritz Klenner story. Felt the explosion when the blew up the SUV but we had no idea what it was.

Blanche Taylor Moore poisoning family members

by Anonymousreply 20008/18/2013

Growing up, my family ran in the same circles as a very prominent Christian family. Their oldest daughter was a year younger than me, and the dad was a church elder and president (or principal, I don't quite remember) of the only Christian school in town. I was in choir with the daughter and often saw her at social events.

In junior high, the mom died in her sleep, and we all thought, "Oh, how sad." It wasn't until three days later when they completed the autopsy that they arrested the dad for the murder. I was thirteen or fourteen at that point and it had never crossed my mind that he could have killed her. Turns out he was a total porn fiend who was having a REAL kinky affair with a woman in a town about twenty minutes away, and he wanted to leave his wife for his mistress, but couldn't because divorce was a sin. So…he killed her. Ah, logic. He was declared guilty and is in prison now, and guess what…the mistress married him anyway.

I wound up going to the same high school as the daughter. She and her little brother were adopted by her best friend's family and took their last name. She was popular, active, and sweet by all accounts. Never made reference to what had happened, and of course none of us ever brought it up, but I felt so bad for her.

by Anonymousreply 20108/18/2013

Last week a man shot himself to death in a hospital room just a few hours after his wife had given birth. The newborn baby was not in the room, but the wife was. I went to school with her and my parents are friends with the woman's parents. Apparently she gave birth, the two got in some kind of argument an hour later, then he walked out to his vehicle and got the gun, walked back in and shot himself in the hospital room right in front of her.

This being Texas, no one seems concerned that someone like this had such easy access to a firearm. But the unsubstantiated rumors that the baby "came out black/ Mexican/ whatever" are flying. I left the dump of bigotry that is suburban NW Houston when I was 18 and never looked back.

by Anonymousreply 20208/18/2013

Male gym teacher, 40ish, nothing to look at, was caught (by another teacher?) doing it on the mat in the gym with a married, 30ish, female gym teacher (reasonably attractive but a bitch.)

Think SHE was asked to leave (this was the 70's; yes, I'm old); he retired at normal retirement age. Wife DID leave him; he had 5 kids; he would to on to get married 4 more times.

IN a small town, this was big news!(probably happens all the time...)

by Anonymousreply 20308/18/2013

This happened over 25 years after I graduated but of course I heard about it. Doctor (my doctor now; NICE guy)'s son, 17 was madly in love with his GF, 18. She went off to college, broke up with him, he wouldn't accept it. Acted up in school; parents sent him to private school 30 miles away.

SHe came home from Homecoming Weekend; he convinced her to go out; they were parked on some lonely country road but there were others around who could tell they were fighting; she called her mother but BF shot her to death.

State trooper arrived JUST too late; kid was scared, shot himself to death in front of the trooper.

Re-hearing this story from both high school classmates of those kids and an elderly friend of the trooper:

THe kids felt sorry for HER; went to her funeral and not his (I agree.) The trooper feels bad to this day that the boy shot himself, too.

Was quite a scandal in this small town. Boy probably was undiagnosed something-or-other.

Bad things happen even in "good" families.

by Anonymousreply 20408/18/2013

[quote]Later they got the guy alone in a graveyard and beat the tar out of him.

Oh, Stella Mae. It's adorable that you think that's what happened.

by Anonymousreply 20508/18/2013

In my hometown, the dean at one of the city's most important and visited Catholic churches was anonymously denounced for abusing young men.

After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that he hadn't in fact been abusing several teenagers, but only one - his official "lover", who was seventeen at the time. He was an exceptionally handsome boy with a great voice whose family were very poor. The dean, who came from a very wealthy background, brokered a deal with the guy's parents when he was 14: he would pay them a huge amount of money every month, as long as they allowed him to have sex with their son several times each week. Apparently, someone eventually found out about it and denounced both the dean and the parents to the authorities.

I was only 13 at the time, but apparently everything was rapidly hushed. The dean was transferred to another parish, and the family made a discreet and hasty retreat from the town. Through my brother and his friends, who were at the guy's same school year, I heard that he was very annoyed because he had plans to attend university and, without the dean's money, he wasn't going to be able to afford paying for higher education.

I remember that, for about two years, people couldn't stop discussing the matter and there were all sorts of rumours. I felt quite sorry for the guy, to be honest. He had been abused and lost everything (including his reputation), due to that filthy pedophile and his parents machinations.

by Anonymousreply 20608/18/2013

r202 - wow, I saw that story in the UK daily mail online recently. What a horrible thing to do!

by Anonymousreply 20708/18/2013

When I was 13, a 10 year old girl disappeared on her way home from church. They found her dead body a few days after she disappeared. The guy who killed her knew her from church. There were rumors that he had raped her although that was never confirmed.

It was pretty horrible and very sad.

by Anonymousreply 20808/18/2013

She disappeared on her way home from school (not church)...the same school I went to. The man who murdered her went to her church...

Sorry, I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night.

by Anonymousreply 20908/18/2013

Link to R172's Uncle Ed who lured boys to his Rittenhouse Square apartment to shit in pizza boxes for him:

by Anonymousreply 21008/18/2013

"I left the dump of bigotry that is suburban NW Houston when I was 18 and never looked back."

Good for you, R202. We've been flourishing ever since you left.

by Anonymousreply 21108/18/2013

Over the summer break, my 7th grade math teacher murdered his wife, a night shift nurse, strangling her with a rope from their kid's red wagon. He "found" her body in the yard when he awakened in the morning and called the police. On investigation, blood was found splattered all over the house, which the math teacher wrote off as "a menstrual thing."

He was found guilty and jailed for years, but through a complex series of appeals was eventually freed and hooked up with some west coast Jesus-y cult.

I could not have been less surprised. He struck me as an overcompensating closeted and deeply conflicted gay man even before I had a good understanding of that sort. Creepy fucker -- and put me off math, too.

by Anonymousreply 21208/18/2013

My high school principal was having a wild affair with the school secretary, even though they were both married. One day, one of the townspeople was driving on a quiet country road, and saw the principal's car parked on the side of the road. He saw the school secretary in the back seat riding his cock like she was riding a bull in a rodeo. It was quite the scandal.

They were both fired, and their spouses divorced them.

by Anonymousreply 21308/18/2013

The guy in R172's story has a Jerry Sandusky connection.

by Anonymousreply 21408/18/2013

I was about 8 years old when John List killed his family in 1971. It was talked about for years. He wasn't found until America's Most Wanted featured him in 1989. Hearing the old timers talk in the 80s, no one was really surprised that he snapped.

by Anonymousreply 21508/18/2013

R223, I looked up the Wiki page on the murders and I couldn't even read the descriptions of what they did, I'll never watch the video, ever.

by Anonymousreply 21608/18/2013

My sophomore year in high school our kinda bearish attractive P.E. Teacher Coach Bowen, had been having an affair with both the history teacher Ms Hagan and English Teacher Mrs. Brown.

Ms. Hagan tried to get even by telling Coach Bowen's wife, an elementary school teacher about the affair with Mrs. Brown. She became psycho as shit when she found out that the Affair with Mrs. Brown included Mrs. Bowen and that the two women were up for bisexual fun. Ms. Hagan went to the Board of Education with the story, This pissed off Coach Bowen and he started telling the boys in the class what a lousy lay she was and that she just laid there and made the most erection killing noises (I was present for one of these conversations.

In the middle of this Mrs. Brown left her husband for Miss Durrence, the lesbian special Ed teacher. Which only served to make Ms. Hagan even more psycho.

At the end of the school year, both Bowen and Mrs Brown did not have their contracts renewed, Miss Durrence had tenure and remained, I have no clue what happened to the Bowens but Ms Brown took a job a few hours away and continued her relationship with Miss Durrence for the remainder of the time I was in school.

Ms Hagan swore that her involvement was made up by Coach Bowen and she kept her job. She got fucked by three guys in my graduating class at a party of graduation night. She bought the booze.

We had two other Lesbian teachers at my High School, in science and math departments. they stayed away from scandal.

The coach who tried to fuck me when I was 13 never got caught. I also tried to warn them about another coach that came in later was getting 14 year old boys drunk at his house and they were waking up with him sucking their cock. The BoE looked away at all accusations.

The second coach, who messed with other guys but never me was caught earlier this year, he'd stopped teaching a few years ago and was driving a bus. When he was arrested a few boys from four different districts going back to 1989 came forward with their stories. I personally know two who never will come forward.

by Anonymousreply 21708/18/2013

Star of the drama class was so excited about getting engaged. Said the teen followed her home after senior prom, and invited her out to breakfast. A year later, they were having marital problems, leading to his committing a murder-suicide.

A 4th grader dropped dead on the school playground, of a sudden blood clot to the brain.

by Anonymousreply 21808/18/2013

kid two grades below me hung himself in the playground-he was grade 8- when I was in grade 10. my favourite English teacher was having an affair with the vice principal of the junior high I went too. shop teacher sold weed and was high like every shop class. I skipped almost every single class and managed to get a B+ in that class.

by Anonymousreply 21908/18/2013

Local well established award winning band director was arrested at a known gay mens cruise area for propositioning an undercover policeman. He actually took out his penis.

Lost his job and moved out of town.

by Anonymousreply 22008/18/2013

Two things both involving local news casters - First one for months they advertise that "Randy is coming to town," on the local abc station. Randy is a anchor from San Francisco a top 20 market so big news in town. Except Randy is also a hard core leather s&m gay man. Goes to the emergency room one night with a light bulb stuck in his ass...lol. Randy was gone soon.

Second was more sad. Local CBS station got a co-anchor, a woman. Was kind of big news since the anchor was always solo. A few months later she died mysteriously. Turned out she got sick and threw up in the toilet and had an aneurism. She died instantly. That night the anchor was visably shaken when he announced she had died.

by Anonymousreply 22108/18/2013

Pastors fucking around is common, very common.

by Anonymousreply 22208/18/2013

The worst things happening in my hometown always involved guns and stupid gun accidents.

by Anonymousreply 22308/18/2013

my 8 and 9 math teacher was a dick but kind of hot. I even held his hand once (different story) but his wife also taught at our school (she was a gym teacher). I always got a lesbo vibe from her and later I heard that she had had a baby with him and then left him for another teacher at that school who was also a woman and they had sued for custody of the child and won. only in Canada!

by Anonymousreply 22408/18/2013

The wife of the party chief (the paramount power broker of any Chinese city) of my hometown murdered a British businessman and the police chief of the city tried to defect to the United States. It was the headline all over the world last year.

by Anonymousreply 22508/18/2013

This thread is amazing - so glad it was resurrected.

A female math teacher in my high school propositioned several boys - some of whom were 14 year-old freshmen - to come over to her house after school (she lived in town) and fuck her brains out before her husband got home from work (they didn't have any kids). Some of them took her up on her offer. Both my older and younger brothers were propositioned by her, but they didn't do it. Well, at least that's what they TOLD me, anyway. I really don't want to know otherwise. The thing is, she was middle-aged and quite homely which proves the theory that teenaged boys will pretty much fuck anything. She left my high school after my junior year and I have no idea whatever happened to her.

There was a woman in my town when I was a kid who had an abusive, alcoholic husband. Everyone in town knew about it, but nobody tried to do anything. One day her husband was cleaning out the gutters on the roof of their house, apparently "lost his balance" and fell to his death. It was believed by just about everybody in town that the poor woman had finally had enough and pushed him to his death. I have no idea what really happened (their house was isolated and not visible from the road or the neighboring houses, so she could have done it without anyone seeing) but what I do know is that she got a very generous life insurance payment, and immediately put the house up for sale. And I mean immediately, like a few days after the funeral. As soon as the house sold, the woman took off, never to be seen again. Nobody knows where she went or whatever happened to her. They didn't have any kids. To this day nearly 30 years later people in town still talk about this in whispered tones. I still think about her from time to time; she would be in her 70s by now.

Not really scandalous, but a girl I was friendly with in school lived in back of the town cemetery and she told me she regularly saw ghostly shapes moving around the gravestones at night.

by Anonymousreply 22608/18/2013

R217 here.

I forgot one more, though I was only about 9 at the time.

My Mother smoked pot all her life, though my Father rarely did, as a result my mom had friends up to 15 years above or below her own age whom she smoked with. One of these guys was about six years her Junior and his mother was a friend of my grandmother.

The guy got a major union job about 50 miles away and started seeing some woman who my mother didn't like. she came to the house with him a few times and my mom made comments about her after they'd leave, there was something about her that triggered my mom's gut reaction to distrust her.

I can remember the last time I saw my mom's friend. he'd just bought a new truck and let me go play in in while they were smoking.

A few weeks later the friend went missing. Long story short the girlfriend and her real boyfriend robbed him on payday at her house, shot him, tried to drag his face off by pulling him behind the truck. then wrapped him in the seat cover he'd installed to protect the upholstery, set him on fire and dumped him into a river where he was found a few days later by fishermen.

The truck was found abandoned the next state over.

She was on Oprah via satellite back when Oprah still had a tabloid talk show format.

The woman is now out on parole, the friends mother who now lives two houses down from mine thinks she's still in prison. I don't have the heart to tell her any differently. I don't think her daughters can do it either.

by Anonymousreply 22708/19/2013

There was a white girl in my freshman class dating a Mexican from the next town over. Rumors flew that the family were racists and pretty much hated brown people. The girl was trying to break it off, but loved the guy and was missing school because her family had found out. Cut to a week later and the Mexican committed suicide. Everyone gossiped that the father and older brother of the girl had shot the Mexican. She was a mess after that and a few months later she was gone. Her family was still in town and lo and behold rumors flew she had had an abortion. Next school year she was back at school. Heavily medicated and still had baby weight on her.

When I was a freshman, my brother, a senior, was caught blowing the quarterback at the cemetery by the quarterback's girlfriend. It was awful. He was shunned by everyone. We lived in a small town, and everyone stopped talking to my family. You would've thought he had committed a murder. Funny thing was the quarterback had been over a hundred times to the house and we never suspected anything. After the incident, they never spoke to each other at school and my brother became something of an outcast. We suspected they still saw each other, but we never brought it up. Very sad...

I had a science teacher when I was a senior that was way too nice to all the football players. She would even tell me to help them in class so they would all pass. She would bring homemade desserts and treats everyday. Everyone LOVED Donna. She would even let us call her by her first name. She was my absolute favorite teacher. She had the most gorgeous husband, a former college football player, and 3 beautiful supermodel daughters. Perfect life! Turns out she was screwing every guy that would let her. Worst part is her husband left her because she was screwing a classmate of mine. Cut to 5 years later, she married my classmate's dad. She was that slutty. She slept with the son and the father. Btw, Donna's husband was a coach along with the guy she eventually married. You can't get trashier than that.

by Anonymousreply 22808/19/2013

r228, How is your brother doing now? How is the QB doing?

by Anonymousreply 22908/19/2013

A woman who lived a couple of streets away from me was found murdered in her home. Turns out her husband was having an affair and hired someone to kill her. He took their children out to the local video store and arranged it so that the hired killer would murder her while they were at the store.

The subsequent owners of the house had it pulled down and built a new house on the lot.

by Anonymousreply 23008/19/2013

Man who the fuck gets caught in a graveyard? I mean were they blowing in daylight?

by Anonymousreply 23108/19/2013

We didn't have any murders in my hometown area when I was younger, though a few years ago a bunch of drug addicts killed a developmentally challenged girl in a very ugly way. I think that was all meth, though.

My high school was a little recurring hotbed of scandal.

One math teacher married a woman who eventually came to the school to teach Spanish. She had posed in Playboy years earlier, so at least once a year, she would pull down the projector screen and there would be her centerfold.

One of our gym teachers was a hot, young, muscular mega-hairy guy. Nice body. He did the same thing as someone else mentioned upthread. He was a bit handsy with the boys. He slapped and grabbed my ass a few times but I never minded. Other gym teachers were kind of mean, but this guy always had a big smile and was nice.

I was always a little fussy about getting a shower and went too slow, but we had 7th period gym class, end of day, and I actually had extra time b/c our buses home didn't come for another 10 minutes. Anyway, he'd usually watch us get dressed and urge us to hurry, but this was during the last week of the year (this was 10th grade) and he wasn't rushing us through.

As I was getting dressed, I bent over a few times to pick up my socks and belt. He'd been watching and jacking off and apparently when I gave him a good view of my ass that did it for him. Me and the other 3 or so guys left in there heard him groan and a few seconds later a few loud splats hit the concrete. We knew what that was. None of the other guys said anything, but I jacked off to that memory all summer, wishing I'd have seen his cock or taken his cum. Wish I'd have known more about what to do, I would have done something with him in a second, but the next year I moved up to a different gym class (and an asshole of a teacher).

Another teacher - admittedly, a very hot, tall Italian guy - had a penchant for fucking his female students. He waited until they were 17 or 18, but he had a few dangling off the end of his sizeable cock. (He wore tight pants - the cock outline was very, very visible.) Eventually, a few years after I graduated, he married one of his former students.

There was another teacher I had, a handsome young-ish teacher when he taught my senior class. I was pretty sure he was a total pussyhound. A few years ago, now a drunken bloated mess, he was arrested for trading sexting messages with young *male* students, which surprised the hell out of me.

My school was on 20/20 at one point, for their collective fuckery. The school serves one rich town, one middle class suburbs, and a very poor town, and tends to favor students in that order. They made the news because two female students attacked two other female students - but the victims, not the attackers, were suspended. (Guess which pair belonged to which group?)

by Anonymousreply 23208/19/2013

When I was a kid, all the female gym teachers were gay, I don't know about the coaches.

by Anonymousreply 23308/19/2013

In a way we were not small town but the hospital in our overly Christian community was kind of a town in it's self. It seemed that every male doctor there, was having at least one affair with a hospital employee and it really wasn't a secret. The problem was, if someone complained, the female would be fired, the married Doctors were always left on staff to pick up with another woman. Even the most pudgy and homely doctors were getting lucky...which surprised me.

by Anonymousreply 23408/19/2013

R234 it's political. Those women were fucking even the ugly doctors because they had prestige and/or power.

by Anonymousreply 23508/19/2013

Well, there was Father Hands, the Catholic Priest, who was put under Church Arrest until he accessed kiddy porn from the church computer. Then he was handed over to the cops.

Also...I posted this on another string:

In my little Village we had one big murder back in the 80s. They wrote a book about it -- "Say You Love Satan." High on acid, angel dust, and god-knows-what-else, a teenager killed a teenaged boy in front of his friends up in the woods. The killer, a devil worshiper, kept telling the dying boy to "Say you love Satan," but the kid would only say "I love my Mom." They "buried" him with leaves and during the following week, rumors spread there was a dead body in the woods. Kids brought other kids to come and look at it. Finally one of them called the police. Richie Kasso, the killer, hanged himself in his cell when he came down off of drugs. The other boy, his accomplish, served his time and is out now.

by Anonymousreply 23608/19/2013

Cullen Davis was acquitted of murder and solicitation of murder.

by Anonymousreply 23708/19/2013

I was.

by Anonymousreply 23808/19/2013

A 10th grade biology teacher at my high school grew marijuana in the classroom. Other than the kids he supplied weed to, no-one ever really suspected. As a science classroom, there were all kinds of things growing. When he got caught, it was a huge scandal.

by Anonymousreply 23908/19/2013

more! More!

by Anonymousreply 24008/20/2013

Not scandalous, just infamous: in the early 1980's our local post office was one of the first sites of one of those massacres - the origin of the term 'going postal'.

by Anonymousreply 24108/20/2013

Any more sex scandals???

by Anonymousreply 24208/21/2013

Growing pot in the class room? That guy had balls.

by Anonymousreply 24308/21/2013

R222, What is it with conservative, small-town preachers? My roomies' Dad molested both her, her sister, and her 5-year-old niece, while placing a heavy duty guilt trip on all 3, plus emotionally destroying her brother. She said they were all expected to be paragons of virtue, especially in Church when he was preaching. He totally disrespected his wife, especially on Mothers' Day.

Excuse me? Clearly he didn't see the difference between appropriate and totally inappropriate touching of very young girls. Yet he gave fab lectures on how wives should be submissive to their husbands.

by Anonymousreply 24408/21/2013

A body was dumped at the end of my road when I was a kid. The murderers drove a hour outside of Detroit (scene of the murder) to unload the body about a quarter mile from my house.

by Anonymousreply 24508/21/2013

In my sleepy little New England town, a lawyer from Boston and a couple of his friends bought an abandoned building and converted it into a "health club." Sadly, it was really a brothel full of underage girls taken from the streets of Boston that they plied with drugs to make them more submissive. Everyone in town knew about it,even the crooked cops, but they turned a blind eye to all of it.

The health club was in operation for about 8 years before the state's attorney general became involved and the shenanigans came to light. Arrests were made and the building has been converted into million-dollar condos. There was even a murder once, but that has all been hushed up. Read the link below for even more seediness.

by Anonymousreply 24608/21/2013

In my small Southern town, the high school head football coach and assistant principal would call up old ladies and proposition them. He was very particular about measurements. One lady he called had been the drama coach, but she was deaf. She thought he was talking about dramatics and became very enthusiastic until he asked her her measurements. He got caught when he called up the school nurse. Needless to say, the old ladies who weren't called were royally pissed!

by Anonymousreply 24708/21/2013

That's hysterical R247!

by Anonymousreply 24808/21/2013

In Homdel, New Jersey the jocks on the Football team played naked twister in some kind of hazing incident. It was a HUGE deal at the time.

by Anonymousreply 24908/21/2013

Holmdel H.S. (N.J.) Football About 20 underclassmen reportedly played a nude game of Twister as about a dozen senior teammates urged them on. As a result of the incident, all of the school's 85 football players reportedly were ordered to undergo mental health counseling, and some coaches reportedly were disciplined.

Can you imagine?

by Anonymousreply 25008/21/2013

Danny Green's car exploded in a parking lot not far from where I lived. Our Jr. High Assistant Principal (or was it Sr. High>) got canned. He was reportedly taking home valuable science equipment and selling it. Beachwood Ohio. You gotta love it.

by Anonymousreply 25104/30/2014

When I was in middle school my friends would tell me about how much they hated IT class because the man who taught it was "creepy". He was just some average guy, really boring personality, not particularly attractive, really hairy, too. He left the school to go and study somewhere else in the US after I completed middle school.

Couple years or so later, an article surfaces about some guy getting arrested by the FBI for possession of child pornography, the focus having been on 12 year old boys. It reached some of the teachers at our old middle school and turns out it was none other than ol' Mr IT teacher. I still can't quite believe that my friends were stuck in a classroom with that fuckin pedo. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 25204/30/2014

Not scandalous but grisly. A man going through a divorce from his wife stabbed his four children to death and then blew his head off. This was in 1977 when I was in 5th grade. Small town, NYC suburb. The two older kids were 15 and 13, one was in 4th grade and one was younger. My classmate was their cousin, and I guess either as a result of shock or not knowing what else to do and having to deal with the aftermath, her parents sent her off to school the day after the bodies were found. The girl was completely hysterical, and probably needed a sedative but she just tried to get through the day. There was also no such thing as "grief counseling" back then.

It was big news that night, but then that was it. Nothing like what would have happened nowadays. No teddy bear monuments, no extensive interviews with everyone who ever knew the family, no cameras following the estranged wife around.

by Anonymousreply 25304/30/2014

These were all from the late 70s to mid 80s.

Several prominent doctors and lawyers were caught in an insurance fraud ring involving fake reports of stolen vehicles.

The high school English teacher boned a senior girl either in his class or on his athletic team (track & field, I think) and got her pregnant. She didn't show until after graduation. He divorced his wife and married the girl before the baby was born. He kept his job but I'm pretty sure he no longer coached after that. Apparently, though, he deeply regretted it, was very unhappy with the former student, and wished he had his first wife back. The first wife had moved on by then, though. He seemed like a very unhappy man. From all the evidence, it looks like it was just one slip on his part, but he paid for it dearly.

The local stud, who was a very good looking EMT, was a notorious womanizer whose first wife had divorced him because of it. A few years after EMT stud's divorce, a family moved to town and opened a popular pizza restaurant. The family included a dad who was not hot, a mom who was VERY hot, and two kids who unfortunately looked like their dad. EMT stud and hot mom had a torrid affair. Hot mom apparently tried to get pregnant by EMT stud because she wanted to finally have good looking kids. Little did she know that EMT stud had had a vasectomy after he and his ex-wife had their second child. Unattractive pizza place owner found out about the affair, closed the business, left his wife, took the kids, and moved away. Hot mom eventually moved away after she found out EMT stud was boning several other women and couldn't give her kids. I heard she followed her family to try to get unattractive ex-hubby back. I heard about this mess all the time because EMT stud's daughter and hot mom's son were in my grade school class, so all the parents talked about it.

by Anonymousreply 25404/30/2014

The "Say you love Satan" murder on Long Island in 1984. The one amusing aspect of that crime was afterward, some imbecile thought he was a bad ass and carved "Satin lives in Northport" on the handrail of the park gazebo.

by Anonymousreply 25504/30/2014

Elementary school teacher eloped with a gay high school student and then he died. Beachwood Ohio, gotta love it.

by Anonymousreply 25605/15/2014

The mayor's son (tiny town) was murdered one night down by the canals, and I don't think it was ever solved. He had gone down there for a tryst with some guy, and the guy killed him. Whether he was lured or was attacked after, I don't know. The gay part was hush hush, and he retired that year.

A jock type girl a year older than me glommed onto the only mildly attractive male teacher at my HS, a fresh-out-of-community-college gym teacher and Coach. She pursued him so relentlessly, I think he pseudo took her to prom, and everyone knew about but said nothing. They're now married and extremely fat, with fat kids.

by Anonymousreply 25705/16/2014

Oral Roberts

by Anonymousreply 25805/16/2014

Well, here we go again. IN my home town a bit before i was born, they had the 'BOYS OF BOISE. the entire football team was being kept by the bank president the governors asst and the local business men for sexual favors, this was late 50s so it was very scandalous and most were run out of town and they fled to san francisco. it would make a great movie

by Anonymousreply 25905/16/2014

Patty Hearst hide there while on the run!!!

by Anonymousreply 26005/16/2014

When I was in 4th grade my elementary school principal was arrested for exposing himself at a playground in a nearby city

by Anonymousreply 26105/16/2014

Summer of 1977, NYC...

Two young ppl are shot & killed, while parked for a late night make-out session. One went to my HS, the other was from my neighborhood, but I didn't know him.

Over the next few weeks, several other couples are shot, 5 or so ppl killed.

Many NYC girls cut their long hair, as it was believed the killer was targeting long-haired girls in particular. Most of this took place within a very few miles of my house.

During all this, I went with friends to a dance club in Queens one Saturday night. We left early, it wasn't all that great.

Later that night, the killer shot 2 ppl in their car in the club's parking lot. So I must have been in the place while he was. The girl who was shot, died. The guy survived but was blinded & brain-damaged from what I remember.

The whole city was in fear, as the shootings were spreading. Luckily, Son of Sam was caught within a few more weeks & the shootings stopped.

by Anonymousreply 26205/16/2014

racist hothead family murdered a black men over a perceived slight ("he was looking at my woman")

white establishment got them acquitted lest blacks appear to have power; race riots ensued.

"Blood Done Sign My Name" offers a reasonably accurate account, if you're interested.

"Sweet Piece" paints a much more amusing if mostly fictional portrait of my hometown.

by Anonymousreply 26305/16/2014

HOT 1950s. hot football studs banging the goverment officicals and bank president

by Anonymousreply 26405/18/2014

These guys were hot

by Anonymousreply 26505/18/2014

I lived in Tacoma Washington during the time young women started disappearing. Rumors were they were being kidnapped and shipped overseas for White slavery. One was our local radio Ski Report announcer. Only a few years later did we find out it was Ted Bundy. He went to my High School, but was a couple of years older than me.

by Anonymousreply 26605/18/2014

Families of military personnal on base were pretty tight in the olden days. Dunno about now. Very little got out, and in a short couple of years we all transferred and never saw anybody again. I found out 20 years after leaving one base that my prom date was being fucked by her father, the base commander.

Now we have "all years" reunions. They are weird and I don't go to them, but a lot of stories are coming out. Teachers. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 26705/18/2014
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