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Associated Press: Several Richmond County educators are being reprimanded after officials uncovered a sex scandal involving teachers, coaches and the principal of an Augusta middle school.

Superintendent Dana Bedden says seven Spirit Creek Middle School faculty members have been implicated in a series of incidents that included daytime sexual encounters on an inflatable mattress in the school's public safety office.

No students were involved in any of the encounters, which came to light after a former teacher sent an e-mail about the allegations to school system leaders.

Denise Ogden resigned in November after her involvement in a love triangle that also cost former Principal Sharon McAlevy and former school board public safety officer Ronnie Collins their jobs.

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M.L. December 11, 2008, 2:25 PM

This is scary!!! This is why my kids are homeschooled, I get to pick what they are exposed to.

UR DUMB December 11, 2008, 7:34 PM

And that’s why your kids will grow up with no social skills and no friends… Congratulations.. One school in all of America and that’s reason enough for you to homeschool your kids?? Wow.. How did you live through 9/11..!?

YOU REALLY ARE DUMB December 11, 2008, 7:43 PM

^ Agreed

w  December 11, 2008, 7:48 PM

i live in augusta georgia.there all biologly teachers

sharon December 11, 2008, 8:46 PM

Hey don’t call her dumb, just because her kids don’t go to public school. I agree that these days you get a lot of weirdos in school. So back off, she never said public/private school was dumb. I send my kids to private school, they went to public and didn’t enjoy it.

Y December 11, 2008, 8:51 PM

UR Dumb and accomplice, did you learn to count at a public school? What about all the other atrocious incidents at public schools? Do they all add up to one? BTW, is school the only place a child develops friendships and learns social skills? DUHHHHHHHHHH!

hb December 11, 2008, 9:00 PM

Home schooled children certainly has its disadvantages. I am sure if you asked the children would they rather be home schooled rather then attend school with their friends it would be big, “no”. That should be enough to decide that some of best memories of your life revolve around childhood school memories. When i think of home schooling i think of the jahova witness cult.

Dr.J. December 11, 2008, 9:06 PM

Dear UR DUMB and Dumber,
One of the most prominent student athletes in the United States was homeschooled. He is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. He just led the University of Florida football team to the national championship and was just awarded SEC student athlete of the year. He is one of the most popular students at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. He is recognized for his leadership ability, love for others, scholarship and athletic accomplishments and is on his way right now to NY City to participate in the Heisman Awards. Here’s just another example of another maladjusted homeschool student with no social skills- Tim Tebow. Homeschool students are some of the most successful students in the country.
Signed Ph.d. in Education

Maxx December 11, 2008, 9:07 PM

I love how everyone in the U.S. has drunk the public school kool-aid. Public school didn’t even exist until the late 1800’s. Seems to me that we still had a few pretty bright people around and they were more socially adept than our Internet obsessed childeren today.

bahsgrl December 11, 2008, 9:09 PM

Home school Mom, If you choose to home school your children because you are afraid of what they will be exposed to, then your kids will be in for a rude awakening when they get to college. I don’t think you can home school that??? Good or Bad, social, economic, and religous diversity is what makes the world go round!

Y,’UR Dumb and accomplice’? The dumb is not capitalized and accomplice is a noun (accomplice- partner in crime.) It would be UR dumb and an accomplice. Didn’t they teach you that in public school?


Y December 11, 2008, 9:16 PM

Exactly. I’mma victim of public school!

b December 11, 2008, 9:18 PM

I think you are all dumb for wasting your time here yelling at each other. But than, I guess I’m not much better sitting here reading this crap.

Will December 11, 2008, 9:22 PM

It amazes when I see the problems in our society today, and question why. If we look at our history we will see that our problems got worse when the abortion rights bill was passed in the sixties. Since that time our country has done just about anything it can to eliminate God in all of our schools and the government.
I heard about an athesist who made a statement about the Ten Commandments. Basically he stated that he didn’t believe in God,but when you take the Ten Commandments out of our education system, where is the drawing line between good and bad.
This theory of, “If it feels good do it”, doesn’t work.

Bobby December 11, 2008, 9:23 PM

Home schooling does have its advantages if it is done by a qualified individual. You get one on one help with subjects, usually more hands on projects, and can go and visit places in conjunction with your curriculum. Academically it is a good alternative. however, socially it is not always a good choice. Just because tim tebow is on sports illustrated does not mean he is the poster child for home schooling. he probably, like many home schooled children played sports at his local high school, and was involved with other aspects as well. home schooling in general is a set back for students socially. both systems have good and bad, but in my belief and for my children social skills are just as important as academic

w marye December 11, 2008, 9:50 PM

DANG, where were these teachers when I was teaching? ;-)

Torrie December 11, 2008, 10:14 PM

People, People!!!!! There is nothing wrong with homeschooling your children as long as there are activities centered around their social and emotional growth and development. As a public school teacher, I have found that there are very few schools that are adequate enough to educate “any” child. If more parents were involved, public schools would definitely improve. As for private schools, woof!! Many students that I have talked too that attend private schools experience their first drink, drug, sexual encounter and everything else here. As Bobby stated, both systems have their good and bad points. Maybe with the new administration, education will at least make the top three on the president’s priority list.

Jo December 11, 2008, 10:23 PM

Good comments, Bobby. Home vs public school boils down to the quality of each. Some home-school children will excel, as will some public educated students; some of each will be illiterate. There are good and poor teachers both places.

Lee December 11, 2008, 10:35 PM

If it can happen in public school, it can happen in private school. Private schools just have the money to cover it up.

Anonymous December 11, 2008, 11:02 PM

If the best social skills developed in public school include comment with urr and duuuuh in them I’ll keep my kids home schooled

camelia870 December 11, 2008, 11:42 PM

How did this turn into a discussion on the advantages or disadvantages of home or public schooling? The article is about a group of highly educated, well trained, professional, adult individuals who obviously are so bored with their lives that they totally disregarded the education, health, safety & welfare of the students at the school. ALL of them should be FIRED, stripped of any certifications they have, not be allowed to work with children of any age, in any way, in any place, and totally run out of town. JC people!!! What the h**l were you thinking?!! Just pack up your s**t and get out!!!

Now, this type of thing, along with the current economic situation causing budget cuts at schools, will probably bring about more home schooling. I have a niece who requested to be home schooled after her junior high school (in a small town in GA)was on national tv over the rampant violence that was occurring on a daily basis. There were over 1500 kids that graduated from the school that provided their curriculum & testing location. She kept in touch with friends, attended sports games, was involved in local projects; she had great social skills, most of which had been instilled in her BY HER PARENTS!!! Kids don’t go to school to learn social skills, they go to school to learn, and when other BS gets in the way, then home schooling is the best way. Private schools are also not the best solution; particularly since a lot of folks will not be able to afford it soon.

Our kids have it tough out there, tougher than most of us did. And with highly educated, well trained, professional, adult individuals like the ones mentioned above, just who the h**l do they have to look up to? Maybe just you, their parents.

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