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Young rehired for 2013-14 year

May 8, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Jesse Young be rehired for next year....

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May-09-13 9:18 AM

If everyone had access to the video and watched what the students were doing under the direct supervision of a “trained educator” they would be dismayed and the pressure on the board to not rehire this teacher would be overwhelming. I don’t understand how they watched the video and bought his excuse that he didn’t know what was going on behind his back because he clearly turns around in his underwear several times during the dance. I would think other teachers would likewise be outraged that he is allowed to continue in the classroom.

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May-08-13 8:39 PM

The kid in the box is Autistic as my dog. I know him, and he's not autistic. It's amazing what you can get kids "diagnosed" as......I guess so they'll get special treatment. If you have a child in school that really wants to learn, you'd encourage teachers to put barriers around kids that are that much of a disturbance. Hopefully Mr. Young can learn from this mistake, and set a standard for all teachers and young adults.

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May-08-13 8:23 PM

beepbeep Do you work with kids or are you just a self taught expert. Some autistic children are high functioning and do well in mainstream classes. I agree that Martin was a good school but the ACLU is hardly a conservative group and like it or not Martin is now not an option. What about BD or other special needs,should we segregate them all?

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May-08-13 6:25 PM

beepbeep What is a normal kid anyway. What gives you the right to decide who should be in any classroom? By the way I think it should be moot, not mute,but I am a baby boomer, so you probably know better.

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May-08-13 5:49 PM

beepbeep you sinking down to calling me the latter part of my moniker just proves how basic you truly are. And I happen to be nowhere near being a baby boomer. But I see how those insinuations helped prove your point.

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May-08-13 2:44 PM

This teacher shouldn't be fired and neither should the teacher for the bad kid fort. And yes regardless of the kid having a disability or not a little humiliation goes along way. To bad some parents don't get that.

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May-08-13 2:30 PM

too much time, energy and money spent on this situation. A simple disciplinary action would have been sufficient rather than try to ruin a new tearchers future.

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May-08-13 11:59 AM

beepbeep I am 100% certain that if it were your child that were put in the "bad kid fort" you would feel completely different about how that teacher was treated. That child is autistic. How dare that teacher humiliate a child - ANY CHILD - because she can't handle them. I'm still shocked that her behavior didn't make national news. She was not wrongly fired and I hope and pray that she never gets hired as a teacher again. I sure wouldn't want her "teaching" any member of my family.

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May-08-13 11:58 AM

reality- you just want to argue....sheltered and hidden from the real world and a teacher being present while they simulate sexual positions are two very different things, and you know it.

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May-08-13 11:56 AM

beep.... does not matter what these kids do in their own time--doesn't make it right on school grounds under teacher supervision. Having said that, I believe this was a young teacher who made a mistake & shouldn't lose his whole career for what the kids did.But I will fight tooth and nail to make sure the bad kid fort teacher NEVER teaches int his county again.

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May-08-13 11:10 AM

Mr. Young first off didn't dance with his pants off, he had pants on took them off and had shorts on underneath. I have watched the video, the guy was noted in admitting to his mistake and would work harder going forward. Ending his career shouldn't be the ultimate cause as he has learned from his mistakes. If he tried to fight his termination from a different angle you would have every right to chastize the board, but he owned up to his mistake, and noted it wouldn't happen again.

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May-08-13 10:25 AM

Law and the entire board just caved to political pressure by reinstating this guy. So, does this mean we all can dance with our pants off in front of our classes? Law and the whole board are afraid to do their jobs. Yes, the Bad Fort Teacher needs to be reinstated also. If Young is not deserving of being fired, than neither is the other teacher. Does the BOE know anything about setting a precedent? They just did. This makes a complete mockery of the WV Code of Conduct for teachers which we all have to follow and sign a form that we understand it. The public should be outraged!!! For those idiots that found nothing wrong with the video, are you blind as well as stupid!! What a farce!! The whole central office needs cleaned out. Not a one has the moral courage to stand up against something wrong. Shame on them!

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May-08-13 10:18 AM

beppy---What changed your mind from your3:27 AM post ,to your7:06 AM post ???

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May-08-13 9:53 AM

Several of the older, more experienced teachers have tried talking to Mr. Young about his behavior and familiarity with some of his students before this incident happened. Apparently he did not take their advice. It disturbs me that there were some other indications that he was going to get himself into trouble eventually and he did not heed any advice. I predict this will not be the last time we will be hearing of Mr. Young's activities with students.

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May-08-13 8:49 AM

I have worked for the school system for over thirty years and never once did I ever consider taking my pants off and dancing around in my underwear with the students that were in my care. Mr. Young needs to have supervision in his classroom from the Administration to make sure he can TEACH in an appropriate manner.

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May-08-13 8:28 AM

beepbeep, one doesn't have to be a religious freak to expect students and teachers to act decent and responsible in public. I don't approve what was done in that class, however, some students have no authoritive teaching at home, and they will do what they want to with no exceptions. Others will follow thinking, so what? The teacher made a bad decision, and students took advantage of it. He has since apoligized, and no one was physically harmed, this is a lesson for the students of its own. Let them learn that owning up to a bad decision is the right thing to do. Lessons can be learned from bad situations, thats why its sometimes said, when bad things happen, something good can come from it. Which by the way is called LIFE!

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May-08-13 5:27 AM

The board made the correct decision. Mr. Young is a young, enthusiastic teacher who cares about teaching. His support from the students speak for itself. We need to keep teachers who understand our youth and bring an interest to the class room.

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May-08-13 4:08 AM

I find it appalling that the teacher states he was unaware of the actions of the students and what they were doing behind his back. The teacher actions were just as bad as the students actions and he is suppose to be a role model. I think he knew what was transpiring behind his back because his pelvis thrusts were just as bad and vulgar.

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May-08-13 2:07 AM

several parts to my comment on this article. much for the freedom of information act. I guess the board doesn't have to abide by the law. 2. A young teacher made a mistake, nobody was hurt, the students should have known better as well. 3. Just another example of our degrading society and lack of parental upbringing and discipline in the schools. 4. I can only hope this teacher learns from his mistake.

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