Is It Her?
May 31, 2012 by admncc
Hi all. Sorry for the delay in between posts. I took some R&R time off after running in the Cleveland Marathon a few weeks ago. Just trying to get back into the swing of things tonight…reading some blog posts and trying to get one done myself.
You know; one thing that continues to amaze me these days are these teachers out there who continue to get themselves in trouble with allegations of inappropriate behavior involving their students. A few recent examples…
#1 – Although we’d like to, how can we forget James Hooker and Jordan Powers. He was 41 years old, left his wife and kids, moved in with Powers and said they were following “their hearts.” Ick!
#2 – Then there was Constance Yacobozzi, who is 28 years old. She resigned from her teaching position and admitted sending two text messages to a high school student, one of which was of her in a bikini top (I wouldn’t mind seeing that).
Now, I’ll need you to test your eyesight for this third example. Meet Julie Warning from New York. She’s 26 years old and is accused of being the woman in this video kissing student, 18-year-old Eric Arty. Sources say that Arty had a $500 bet with several friends to see who would be the first one to hook up with Warning. Most publications, including the New York Post are saying Arty won and that Warning is the woman in the video. But both Arty and Warning now say it’s not her. What do you think? Is it her (note the smiles in each picture)?
Several of my friends who are teachers are scared to death about this kind of thing…having a student make allegations against them or have something come up that could be construed that they acted inappropriately. And as a result, they are not on Facebook and never do anything that could put themselves in a compromising situation. But should they always be on guard and have to protect themselves? It seems like it. Is that just the way it is these days? Are we living the movie “Election?” Don’t get me wrong…I’m not, by any means, saying that all teachers flirt or cross the line. And I’m not condemning every teachers based on the actions of the above-three. But what I do think is this…I suspect that the flirting and inappropriate behavior occurs far more often than we think (on both sides) when you take into account today’s sexually-charged society.