A first-year female teacher at a small rural school has been deregistered after starting a relationship with a 16-year-old boy in her art class.
The teacher was 24 at the time and admitted forming a close relationship with the boy, exchanging multiple texts “of an intimate, affectionate and personal nature” and kissing several times. The relationship did not become sexual.
The teacher also formed a close friendship with three female art students, including the boy’s younger sister, and told two of them about her relationship with the boy. She asked them not to tell anyone about the relationship.
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found that the teacher’s relationships with all four students were inappropriate and has cancelled her teacher registration.
All names and the school’s location have been suppressed because it is in “a small country community” where it would be easy to identify the students involved.
The teacher was employed as the school’s sole art teacher at the start of 2015 in her first year of teaching. She had suffered depression in the past, had broken up with a partner a year earlier, and did not get on well with her flatmates, who included another teacher at the school.
She told the tribunal that she had worked with high school students at a takeaway outlet and played sport with them before she started teaching at the school, and she felt she could relate to the students better than other teachers could.
The boy was in her Year 12 art class. He was also “struggling with emotional and mental health difficulties following a relationship breakup”.
“On one occasion, he was in the art room talking with other students and began talking about his feelings to the respondent [teacher], who was present,” the tribunal said.
“The respondent messaged Student A that night via Facebook to check that he was okay.
“Over time, as their Facebook and other communications continued, she started talking to Student A about techniques to get through his depression. She also gave Student A her phone number in case he got down too.”
The boy started talking to the teacher at intervals, lunchtimes and after school.
At the start of term three, the boy’s mother approached the school with concerns about her son’s mental health. The boy did not want to talk to the guidance counsellor, but the mother told the deputy principal that she understood her son had a good relationship with the art teacher and suggested that she might be able to help.
The deputy principal asked the teacher to support the boy “by ensuring she had positive conversations with him, for example by getting him to try to think of one positive thing each day”.
The teacher and the deputy principal met most weeks to discuss how the boy was doing “and more generally for mentoring and advice as a first-year teacher”.
However, the teacher’s Facebook relationship with the boy was against the school’s policy and both she and the boy used false names for each other on their phones to conceal their relationship.
At one stage the boy threatened to kill himself and told the teacher he would go through with it if she told anyone else about it. The teacher had two friends who had committed suicide that year and agreed not to tell anyone.
The pair “had conversations about their shared interests and hobbies”.
“A physical relationship developed during term two when, during a meeting, they kissed,” the tribunal said.
“They kissed a few more times on separate occasions for the remainder of the relationship, all on school grounds.”
The relationship ended in August 2015 when the school’s specialist cyber safety teacher discovered that the teacher was a Facebook friend of numerous students, including the boy. The boy stopped seeing the teacher in school breaks and started seeing an external counsellor.
Meanwhile, the teacher had also formed a close friendship with the three female art students, going with them into a nearby forest after school hours three times so that one of them could take photos for her photography portfolio.
The teacher told the girls on these trips about her own personal problems and they created a private Facebook group. The teacher told two of the girls about her relationship with the boy.
“She told them that she was feeling lonely, that she was developing serious feelings for Student A, and that he had told the respondent that he loved her,” the tribunal said.
The two girls told the tribunal that they felt uncomfortable about having to keep the relationship a secret and thought the teacher might penalise them in exams if they told anyone about it.
“Their focus was being taken away from their work. They both felt this impacted negatively on their achievement,” the tribunal said.
The two girls told the school early in 2016 about the teacher’s relationships with both them and the boy.
The teacher admitted what she had done and resigned in May 2016. When the tribunal heard the case in January this year, the former teacher was working as a food packer and had “booked a flight to Europe where she hoped to immerse herself in art and culture”.
“She had no plans to return to teaching in the foreseeable future.”
The tribunal found that her relationship with the boy constituted “serious misconduct”.
“The respondent was fully informed about Student A’s fragility and was reckless as to the possible impact of her conduct on him,” it said.
It also found that the teacher “lowered the reputation and good standing of the teaching profession” by discussing her personal problems with the three girls, including making negative comments about other teachers at the school.
Private Christian Schools are just as bad as public “secular” schools
A MARRIED teacher leading a double life was today jailed for having “birthday sex” with a 16-year-old after bible school.
Emily Lofing, 27, was handed 90 days in prison by a Nebraska judge who described her as a “predator”.
The brunette arranged the sexual tryst with the teen on his 16th birthday.
Today she was jailed for the crime and ordered to pay $1,000 fine, 240 hours of community service and put on two years probation.
Judge John Steinheider said: “You send kids to school, to day care, to Bible school … and you expect them to be treated with respect and be in safe places and you took that away from at least the victim in this instance.”
The sexual encounter happened last July – just over two years after she tied the knot with her partner in June 2014.
At the time of the alleged offences, the teacher was working at a school in Weeping Water, Nebraska, USA, where the teen was a student.
But because the young man was 16 and could legally consent to sex, the prosecutor said debauching a minor was the toughest charge he could file.
She moved to teach English at Nebraska City Middle School before being reported to police.
Her attorney Desirae Solomon attempted to argue against probation, adding that Lofing’s family had a history of depression and stress which was a “clue” to her uncharacteristic behaviour.
He said: “Ms. Lofing was living a double life. People who have known her for her whole entire life were shocked at this type of behaviour.”
It’s believed the 27-year-old could have her time in jail almost halved with good behaviour.
Deputy Otoe County Attorney John Palmtag said: “I would urge the court in this matter to send a strong message to the defendant and send a message to the people of the state that we as a society won’t tolerate these sort of actions by our teachers in the classrooms.
“We won’t tolerate predatory acts among students.”
The most absurd issue of our time is the forced acceptance of transgenderism.
The self-proclaimed “party of science” is using the state and media propaganda to silence all opposition through fear.
According to trannies and their supporters, it’s now a hate crime of sorts to improperly refer to their preferred pronouns.
Even worse, however, is their insistence that it’s hateful and bigoted for straight men to not find fake women attractive. The world has truly gone mad.
As reported at the The Blaze, one radical tranny activist doesn’t just want access to your daughter’s locker room or bathroom, this individual wants straight men to “work through” their lack of desire for pretend women.
Zinnia Jones, a man pretending to be a woman, thinks straight men should be willing to be romantic with biological men who identify as women. And if they aren’t willing to do that, Jones thinks their opinions should be treated as problematic and taboo by society.
“Nobody has to be with anyone they don’t want,” Jones said in Twitter thread, but then adds, “AND it’s okay to have a baseline social norm of treating trans women as the women they are.”
I guess it’s unsurprising to expect someone suffering such delusions to recognize the contradictions inherent in the statement.
But Jones was only getting started with his rant.
“Being exclusionary of trans women partners should be an outlier and marginal position for straight men, not some commonplace expectation.
These angry declarations that they have some absolute right to not want to be with trans women are just misplaced and inappropriate,” he tweeted.
You hear that, straight guys? You don’t have a natural right to not be attracted to men playing at women.
“I also don’t believe the blanket claim of ‘straight men don’t want to be with someone who has a d***!’” Jones added.
This is what for thousands of years doctors, scholars, philosophers, and commoners alike would have called “mental illness.”
But somewhere along the recent way, the script was flipped. Now the folks with mental problems are those of us that think a child born with a penis is a boy.
Such illogical thought is endangering our nation and children. Seriously.
These people need help, not the proverbial rope with which to hang themselves. We help those suffering from depression, with over-eating issues, etc., but to suggest helping one of these people is considered heresy.
It’s time to draw a line in the sand and put an end to the Left’s destruction of the social order.
Source: The Blaze
“Arrangements are being made” for the son of a feminist writer who blackened his reputation in print to begin interning or working in some capacity with The Daily Wire, reports Independent Journal Review (IJR).
The son of Jody Allard — a feminist writer who hypes “rape culture” while describing her sons as misogynistic potential rapists — expressed interest in working with The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro via a statement to IJR:
I don’t, necessarily, think there is a ‘rape culture,’ which I’m sure she’s mentioned. I do, however, try to make sure I know where my decisions come from, and how they may impact other people.
My relationship with my mom is good, I respect her right to post her content and have her views. Thankfully she asks us before posting stuff like this to the internet, and has withheld articles we’ve request [sic] be so.
On his podcast, Shapiro read from Allard’s indictment of her two sons:
One of my sons was hurt by my words, although he’s never told me so. He doesn’t understand why I lumped him and his brother together in my essay. He sees himself as the “good” one, the one who is sensitive and thoughtful, and who listens instead of reacts. He doesn’t understand that even quiet misogyny is misogyny, and that not all sexists sound like Twitter trolls. He is angry at me now, although he won’t admit that either, and his anger led him to conservative websites and YouTube channels; places where he can surround himself with righteous indignation against feminists, and tell himself it’s ungrateful women like me who are the problem.
Then Shapiro offered Allard’s son an internship:
If the son of [feminist blogger] Jody Allard is watching this right now, please write me an email. I would be happy to have you intern with us over at The Daily Wire. I think you deserve better than what your mother has provided to you: a label as a potential rapist. I don’t think you’re a rapist. I don’t think you’re a potential rapist. You seem like a nice person. Your mother, however, seems like she is a harridan.
After some more commentary about the lunacy of Allard’s piece, Shapiro concluded:
Child Protective Services needs to show up like right now at this lady’s door. Thank God it sounds like her sons are getting old enough that they get to leave home. LEAVE NOW, leave now. I will try to find a way to put you up in your own apartment, seriously.
Shapiro told IJR, “We’re excited to take a look at his resume and see how he can help us! We’d love to help out a solid guy who’s willing to buck his own mother’s idiocy in favor of decency and logic.”
H/T Pardes Seleh at IJR.