As “#MeToo” mania sweeps over our country like a swarm of locusts, there are a lot of cases that really do have merit. We hear a lot of terrible stories about teachers abusing children, but do we ever stop and think about when the reverse happens?
California’s Tamalpais High School teacher Eva Rieder is said to have “gone public” with her claims “that male students have sexually harassed her more than a dozen times with physical touching and obscene emails, letters, and phone calls,” Marinij (dot com) reports. She says that those who were responsible for doing something to curb the actions did nothing, adding a touch of insult and neglect to the matter. Her words are graphic and often hard to hear due to the pain in her voice.
After remaining silent about the abuse, Rieder was inspired by Redwood High School math teacher Jessica Crabtree to tell her story when Crabtree had done the same.
“I want to see a change,” continued Rieder who had not spoken on the matter before due to retaliation fears.
Saying that she felt that the district must tackle this problem “head-on, ” the instructor added, “I want to see our kids taken care of — I want to see our kids protected and safe.”
There is a problem in our culture that has arisen from liberals who want to oversell sex to very young children while moving to make sex so taboo that every hint of flirtation is an offense. So, some students end up acting like the rap videos that they see and this leads to the abuse that we are all enduring and hearing of now. This is not the fault of the culture as much as the parents who have failed to teach fact from fiction properly to their children.
“It’s 2018, and this is a thing,” Rieder also stated. “The kids know what it is — it’s negligent of us to not pay attention to this.”
School board President Leslie Lundgren is appearing to take the problem seriously. School officials are “very concerned by both Ms. Crabtree’s and Ms. Rieder’s allegations — I am aware the district leadership is investigating the issue,” she said.
Similarly, Tam High School Principal, J.C. Farr, said in a statement that “As a result of the complaints recently made at board meetings, the district retained the services of an attorney who specializes in workplace investigations to look into the complaint and review the district’s protocols for responding.”
The principal added, “At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will prepare a report with findings and recommendations. We must wait for the investigator’s report before making any conclusions.” (the whole statement is posted below)
The gravity of the situation became clear as Rieder said that the details of just what transpired are “so graphic that they are unfit for this public audience, but I can provide them if needed.”
She then went on to do so.
The teacher alleged that “I have been slandered by a student spreading a rumor that I made a drunken sexual advance to him at a party. I have been touched more than once by a student who also argues it’s OK to describe his masturbatory habits in the classroom.”
She went on to say, “I received profane phone calls and emails to my work and personal addresses. Some were identified as coming from the school IP (computer network) address during school hours.” While some of this is expected from high schoolers, the true depth of the abuse seems to have gone from tomfoolery and into all-out stalking and abuse.
“I, like other women in this district, have been sexually harassed, stalked, bullied, threatened and defamed by my students,” Riely also bravely declared.
The backlash will likely too strong that telling a dirty joke will be enough to get a student expelled, but that is the result of rampant liberalism. Often, they put forth an agenda that breeds only problems and then they use the iron fist to solve them.
While this Hegelian Dialectic is foul enough, when our children are used to cause it to be so, the sin is even more keenly felt. Perhaps taking God out of the school and replacing Him with liberal talking points was no such a wise move, after all.
Look what it has bred.
“As a result of the complaints recently made at board meetings, the district retained the services of an attorney who specializes in workplace investigations to look into the complaint and review the district’s protocols for responding. At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will prepare a report with findings and recommendations. We must wait for the investigator’s report before making any conclusions.
“The district also appointed a second Title IX officer, Tara Taupier, assistant superintendent of educational services, who, along with Wes Cedros, the senior director of student services, are responsible for receiving and responding to complaints,” Farr added in the prepared statement. “The district’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies are available on the district’s website under board of trustees.
“Please know that the district takes complaints of harassment and sexual misconduct very seriously and responds expeditiously to complaints by investigating and taking any necessary corrective action,” Farr said. “Due to privacy concerns, the district cannot comment further.”
Lars Christensen, assistant superintendent for human resources, emailed an identical message to the Independent Journal later on Monday.
Since her public statements last week, both her teacher colleagues and school students have expressed support, Rieder said.
“They’re saying that they’re glad the awareness was raised,” she said. “My whole thing is that it’s less about what’s happening to me, than about let’s create a curriculum of how to act in the real world, how to know when it’s happening to you, how to report it, stop it, not do it — and how to speak your truth, if this is happening to you.”