Our Family is devasted.
Hi ((( Morty and Kids)))
So sorry, this has taken place.
I suspect the full story will be gotten to within a few days.
I can imagine that you and your family are in "shock" about this. There are alot of good teachers out there. Certainly sounds that he truly had the ability to teach to kids at the classroom level (as evidenced by how well your kids did in his classes)..
One of my kids has a math teacher right now who.. has a good heart, but can't teach a lick. He knows all his stuff but he just can't teach it. ..
Please give us more info as the whole story unfolds, Morty.
He's a good teacher. You think he's a good person. What do you think happened?
She's old enough in certain states to get married with parental consent...
Thank you guys so much for your support.You have no idea how much I have depended on this board the last couple of weeks or so....between this and my dieing nana, I am very grateful for the support you have shown me and my family.
All I can do for now is speculate as there are soo many stories right now and again I have to be careful in what I say.There will be no more information till his court date on Dec 8th.Until then, there will be only speculation,unless they give the kids/parents more info on Monday and I doubt even that becasue of the on going investigation.
I can tell you, last Monday he did tell the kids in class that he( the teacher) would not be at school on Tuesday, Wednesday and possable on Thursday due to his sister being very ill with stomach cancer and she was not doing very well because she just gave birth to a baby.( that again is what my son told me on Tuesday)
It was one of the parents( missing girl parents) that reported her missing.( The parents have been seperated and when her dad came to talk to her( missing girls dad) and was not to be found for hours, he reported her missing. Mom had been away out of town and thought she was with her grandmother.There has been alot of speculation of the relationship that the two of them had.( teacher and missing girl) I know it had been called upon in the past year by a few parents.
IMO I believe,again, IMO I believe,that this girl had a crush on him, and she got into trouble and he was trying to help her.I also think that it had gone to far and he paniced when he found out that she had been reported missing.(This last statement that I just made is what I speculate.)Just from trying to put bits and pecies all together.
He( the teacher) was the one to return her unharmed.( not sure from where he returned her or how)
For now, I have been informed that they have crises counselors available for the kids tomorrow morning and we have also been told that the children will not be bothered by media or police unless parents have been notified.( they better well keep their promise) My sons right now, are the ones that I worry about. I fear that they will never trust another teacher again and this bothers me to the point that I am not sleeping.I hope that with some proper guidence and some coaching from my hubby and I that this out come will be a lesson for them.I guess this is one of those life lessons that is even tough for a parent to understand never mind a child.All I can do is be there for them and wipe away the tears and hurt.They have never had to endure a trusting person being yanked from them like this before.Jayme Melnick really cared for my kids and reached to them when no other teachers would give my children the time of day.He had a understanding for kids with learning disabilities and gave his whole heart to these kids. Even though my oldest son has moved on to high school he still attributes his accomplishments and is gratefulness to Jayme.
For his sake, I really do hope that this is all a misunderstanding and he will be found not guilty. The sad part about it is, that he will more then likely never teach at our school again and I fear that he will never be part of our childrens life again...As for the girl that went missing, I am glad that she is home safe and sound.
As this story unfolds more, I will keep you updated ...Even we, have been left in dark about what has really happened this week...I could share with you a million stories of what happened, but it is all speculation and possable a whole lot of rumors....
Thank you again for letting my vent my feelings....
I'm very sorry to hear about this Morty. It can really wreck a child's trust of others. Even if it doesn't turn out to be as ugly as many may suspect this to be, I nonetheless hope the schoolboard will provide the appropriate counselling. The children can be explained things in a way that will help them protect themselves in the future.
Wow, what a horrible situation. And especially with all your many other losses these days, Morty.
I remember there was a teacher who got accused by a student of racial discrimination (my dad was a fellow teacher at the school). He was later completely exhonerated, and my dad told me that the man bitterly complained that none of the teachers gave him any sign of support or encouragement. My dad admitted he should have understood the man was getting unfairly attacked.
...On the other hand, when I was a child a well-respected 5th grade teacher was imprisoned when child porn was discovered in his car (he was stopped for a DUI)---pics of boys from my school that he had "befriended".
Like you say, Morty, I hope that there is another explanation beside outward appearances...
Morty ((((((((((Hugs))))))))))) I'm sorry about all this, you don't need any more to deal with right now on top of the situation with your Nana, I'm so sorry for your pain ((((((((((((((((((((Morty)))))))))))))))))
I posted two links and one just worked.Here is another link to a new report made yesterday in the paper.
The last article seems to be a well written one and isn't condemning the teacher to hell, yet. In fact, it was very upbeat about the good qualities of the teacher.
Time will tell as this all unravels.
Today, my son has a new teacher that will hopefully show some compassion for the children today.I will hope that he has a good day at school today......
Thank-you all again for your support....
I had a science teacher in 8th grade (about 1959) who was arrested for drunk driving. There was an article in the newspaper about it, but he never missed a day of work and the kids teased him about it.
Once again "My how times have changed".