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Community in Turmoil after Teachers Support Convicted Child Molester

By Bobby Eberle

The small town of Rose City, Michigan is now in the national spotlight. The issue involves a middle school teacher who was convicted of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old boy. During sentencing, a handful of teachers actually wrote letters supporting the convicted felon, and now members of the community want those teachers fired.

As reported in the Ogemaw County Herald, "Former Rose City Middle School teacher Neal Erickson was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct July 10."

Erickson, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor during a pretrial in 34th Circuit Court in West Branch May 8.

Erickson was charged with CSC in December 2012 after the findings of a Michigan State Police investigation linked him to the crime. The investigation was started in October of last year, and the findings alleged Erickson and a student who is a minor engaged in sexual conduct from August 2006 to August 2009.

When this case came to light, the town was shocked, but now the feelings have gotten even more intense. The Detroit News reports that members of the community are now demanding the ouster of several teachers who came forward at the sentencing of Erickson to say that he was an admired teacher and great with the kids.

Residents are trying to recall board member Mike Eagan, and the board is contemplating firing the teachers.

Their offense: supporting a friend convicted of having sex with an eighth-grade student. When middle school teacher Neal Erickson was sentenced last month, Eagan sat in court with Erickson's family. The six teachers wrote letters of support to the judge.

The case has split the close-knit community, threatened the future of the school district and forced residents to re-examine long-held beliefs.

"This case has taken on a life of its own," said Mike Juarez, a West Branch attorney who represented Erickson.

Residents say they will pull their children from the West Branch-Rose City Area School District if the teachers aren't fired. But the board isn't sure the letter-writing is grounds for dismissal.

What is going on with these teachers? This man permanently scarred this boy. He violated the trust that all students hold with their teachers. In one of the letters to the judge, the teacher, who is now married to Erickson, actually wrote, "He made a huge mistake -- but that should not define who he is. As for a punishment, because I know that is something the community expects, hasn't he been punished enough?"

The letter continues, "While I acknowledge that Neal's conduct with Cody (the child) was wrong, I do not believe he was damaged by Neal's actions."

Are you kidding me??? A huge mistake? This man, in a position of power, repeatedly had sexual encounters with a child! And this woman thinks the child is just fine?

Another teacher who wrote the judge in support of Neal Erickson wrote, "Neal made a serious error in judgment and is suffering the consequences. However, I feel I must speak up that I have worked closely with Neal and I have never witnessed anything but professionalism and respect to students and coworkers alike."

Oh really???

The judge in the case was absolutely stunned at what these teachers wrote:

After making a decision on the sentencing, Baumgartner said he could not believe people were supporting Erickson after the issue came to light.

"I'm appalled and ashamed that the community could rally around, in this case, you," he said.

"What you did was a jab in the eye with a sharp stick to every parent who trusts a teacher," Baumgartner added.

What's even worse than these teachers standing up for a convicted child molester? Some people in the town have actually lashed out at the victims family. As reported by Ogemaw County Herald, "A garage fire at John and Lori Janczewski's house on Grandjean Road near Rose City destroyed the couple's garage and melted the siding on their home."

Lt. Melvin Matthews, post commander for the Michigan State Police Post in West Branch, said the fire is being ruled as arson. He said evidence gathered at the scene is being analyzed by the MSP crime lab, and new leads gathered since the incident occurred are being investigated.

The Janczewskis believe it was someone responding to their outspokenness against several West Branch-Rose City teachers and a board member, who they said publicly supported Neal Erickson, a former WB-RC teacher who recently pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct against the Janczewski's son.

Here is an interview with the Janczewskis and Glenn Beck:

Here's part 2

When will the insanity stop? Have we all become numb to what is good and what is bad? Anyone who supports a pedophile has no business around children. Period.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 21, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Once again the hidden face of evil is discovered among the innocence of our American youth and still, the secular educated fellow teachers cannot recognize the evil, and in their blindness contribute to and become the evil itself, some by just remaining silent. Evil indeed prevails when good men do and say nothing and the deliterious liberal agenda is becoming obvious that the definition of good and evil, thanks to the secular liberals who seek to educate us,,,, can now be as easily redefined as the meaning of marriage with just as disastrous results for society. They want to destroy marriage just like they seek to remove the spiritual protective umbrella of the love of God from our schools and government, because as they know, marriage like the sanctity of the body of our human temples, is a sacred religious institution. Liberals by and large seek to eliminate all religions that differ from their own which is Secularism, and will do anything to subvert working theological proofs. Do not kid youself that the party that opposes us is your father’s Democrat party of old prior to the takeover by those Extremists who would vote God our of our schools, our courts our government as easily as they voted him out their last Presidentail Convention and voted in his antithesis as our current President, whose hidden face and hidden agenda is becoming alarmingly apparrent to our own societal destruction.

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    • pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
      August 21, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

      Well said, inluminatuo. I have always felt that the aggressive homosexual agenda in America is also serving as a gateway to legitimizing child/adult sex. This teacher should be castigated by everyone, but especially by fellow teachers who are bound to be tarred with the same brush. Instead, they are standing up for him??? “What he did was wrong, but…” In cases like this there are no “buts” about it. He is a despicable human being who molested a child, and doubly despicable because he was in a position of trust over that child. This is what liberals look like, folks. Something is considered “wrong” until someone they like or care about does it, and then the rules change. In their eyes, it can’t possibly be too bad if someone they support does it so, abracadabra, it’s no longer such an awful thing. Tell that to the thirteen year old kid and his parents. They may, in time, process this and go on to live good and fairly happy lives but they will never, ever “get over it.” It will always be with them. People who support this pervert are just setting up the next kid for a similar fate. Shame, shame on them!

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    • jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
      August 21, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

      To pwpmmp: The kid will never forget it, but the memory will fade over time and he CAN “get over it”. What doesn’t kill you CAN make you stronger.

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    • usafoldsargeComment by usafoldsarge
      August 21, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society… Aristotle

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    • marciaComment by marcia
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      TO: JIMNJOY, As a teacher and mother of 2 adult boys, I pray your words do not come back to haunt you in your future as parents, aunts/uncles, brother/sisters or victims yourselves! This is not something ANYONE “gets over”. Ignorance like yours needs to be eradicated as much as the teachers who believe Neal Erickson (and his wife as an enabler) has “MADE A MISTAKE”. This child can not use an ERASER to RID himself of this MISTAKE! An investigation needs to be made into Mr and Mrs Erickson’s prior grievances against them AND any questions regarding behaviors of the teachers mentioned as well.

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    • Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

      @pwpmmp: Yes. The homosexual lobby. Terminology check for the commenters below: it is pedophilia if the victim has not reached puberty. That is what the Catholic Church is in denial about over the bad priests: by and large, they weren’t going after young children, but adolescent boys. Their current way of having all volunteers sit through “child safety” propaganda videos DOES NOT address what really went on.

      Religion-haters went after the Church with a vengeance. Not so easy to extract money from the public schools, so the problem there gets ignored. ProblemS of pre- and post-pubescent victims, which are worse in the public schools than they ever were in the church.

      In fact, it appears from this case that the public schools might be a good place for that homosexual lobby to push the agenda of lowering the age of consent, normalizing sexual relations between adults and teens, etc.

      So, in the end, there’s never justice for the victims. They are all useful pawns for those with an agenda.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

      This should put to rest any argument about “fixing” public schools. They are beyond fixing. Mark my words, this is only going to get worse…

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      August 22, 2013 @ 12:24 am

      great post inluminatuo, I enjoy reading your comments.
      This guy should be put into prison, and all the inmates told he is a child molester, so that he can feel what it’s like for the innocent Children he molests.
      I believe also, that after they are all terminated, all of the teachers in his defense should be thoroughly background checked, to see what skeletons they have in their closets.
      No one understands Evil better than Evil itself, or Godlessness, better than the Godless.
      I have no doubt that we are headed into the last days prophesied in the Bible. When good is called evil, and evil called good, is the beginning of sorrows. Too many prophecies are coming to pass, to be a mere coincidence. Be careful, because when Jesus comes through the clouds, there will be no chances for change. Our lot is already cast relative to our deeds in life.

      Our Country as a whole is suffering a terrible case of moral decay. Gays have been asked to come out of the closets, and openly display their abomination, Perverts, and child sex offenders are being allowed to be teachers in schools of our young students,
      supposed Transgender males are allowed to go into the girls restrooms, and in the locker rooms and showers with them. All so that they can get off on watching them legally, while showing off their wares.?.
      I say if a man says he feels more like a woman, this is fine and by all means should be allowed to go into the girls safety areas, BUT, only after they have the male genitalia removed, and become a girl. Otherwise, stay the hell away from our Daughters, and Sons, in the reverse case.
      What does all of this open the doors to?. Bestiality being legalized, pedophiles being allowed to have children with them, because this is their preference. Where does the deviation stop, only when the second coming of Jesus Christ is fulfilled. They will all, then, receive their rewards for their deeds in life, and it won’t be pretty.
      We have become a Nation of the very nature of Sodom and Gomorra, and no matter how much we scream, it is all being allowed to take place, and being called OK by the powers that be.
      God will have the last word, and those who practice all of the perversions, and abominations will fry.

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    • teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
      August 22, 2013 @ 6:30 am

      Convicted child molesters should get an automatic death sentence.

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  2. shutterComment by shutter
    August 21, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    If the parents of the boy have not yet sued the school, I hope they do. If the Roman Catholic Church can be sued for the pedophile actions of a priest, then a school should be liable for the actions of a teacher.

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    • elaineComment by elaine
      August 21, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

      First before they do that, about a dozen parents need to call the local news network to meet them at the school in front of the Principal’s Office and have a conversation with him.
      IF that does work, they need to set up a party phone line. It works like this.
      I give you (for example) 6 people to call about a meeting at a designated place.
      Those 6 have 6 they call and so on and so on.
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      Designate 3 people to contact news stations to meet them there at the school. List all of the names of the teachers involved in protecting the pedophile as well as the guilty party.
      This **** will stop!

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  3. steven LComment by steven L
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    Here goes again the left. No rules for the left.

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  4. dearolddadComment by dearolddad
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I just want to know of the “damage” mentioned in the letters how much of that damage was inflicted by the overzealous persecutors/prosecutors, LEO’s, both of whom sense the political win-win situation, and “professional experts” that prosecuted this guy? Yes whatever he did with/to the boy was so very wrong on several levels and deserves harsh punishment, the psychological scarring and damage done by these experts/professionals is almost worse.

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    • jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
      August 21, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      I don’t agree. Hopefully the boy was not subjected to further trama while bringing the legal process to fruition, but there is much healing that occurs when a victim of a crime sees the guilty punished. Call it justice…vindication…whatever. It’s a good thing.

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    • blessed6Comment by blessed6
      August 21, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

      Mr. DOD, if you had ever personally known a child who was molested, AND if you had any inkling of what is good and right, you would not ask this question or posit your ‘almost worse’ theory. Get educated. From somewhere other than NAMBLA. Please.

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    • dearolddadComment by dearolddad
      August 22, 2013 @ 9:14 am

      Blessed6: I am educated and it wasn’t by NAMBLA it was watching a friend go thru this process being accused/persecuted by two overzealous Bible thumping perverts who were not the parents of the 13yo youth living next door. They made his life and the boys life, a living hell and as it turned out for no good factual reason except them sensing a political win-win situation. He spent 6 years getting things cleared up and was bankrupt by then. All because two blue nosed busybodies saw what they could gain from the perceived facts.

      Jimnjoy: I watched the “process” with that young boy and he was persecuted by LEO’s, psyco-babbling psychiatrists trying to guilt him into admitting his errors and trying to implant false memories, and CWS threatening to rip him away from his parents if he didn’t “confess” to what never happened. That “process” was neither healing nor cathartic.

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    • iceman67Comment by iceman67
      August 22, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      So at the risk of lawyers/shrinks/politicos/etc. “damaging” the child we should not prosecute the pedophile? I don’t understand your logic.

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    • blessed6Comment by blessed6
      August 22, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

      So then, Mr. DOD, your ‘education’ had nothing to do with prosecuting an actual molester. Can you not perceive the difference between your friend’s experience and the case we are discussing? Do you really want our justice system to avoid a trial of a man who, by testimony of both sides, has committed heinous crimes against a child? And do you doubt there was life-crushing DAMAGE done by the perpetrator himself–far worse than the process of investigating the charges?

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    • elaineComment by elaine
      September 5, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

      The damage? An “adult authority figure” who has POWER AND CONTROL molested a child who has made to feel that he(or she)”no control” over their own bodies….in essence, their bodies seem to belong to someone else to do with as they will!
      These children IF they don’t get help end up getting involved in drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors.
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      This child will need long term therapy with a specialist in this specific field which “the school district should pay for”.
      IF not, the child, more than likely will become a molester; become even more of a victim in every aspect of his/her life. It will continue to play out this way until THE INDIVIDUAL is strong enough to take immediate action.
      ———–
      This teacher needs to be prosecuted and go to prison. Just let the inmates take care of him. CONVICTS DO NOT LIKE THOSE WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHILDREN.
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      Any teachers who sided with the molester should be fired also…and their teaching credentials should be taken away FOREVER.

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  5. jb80538Comment by jb80538
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    The pedophile teacher has been sent to prison for his crime. At least teh court felt he was a danger to other children. He should not be allowed around underaged people because he is a convicted sex offender and that crime involved a person under 18.
    And just because another teacher working with im has not “witnessed” any criminal behavour, does not mean he wouldn’t do it again.
    I think I would pull my own kids out of this school!

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    • way2coolComment by way2cool
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

      I would like to see the names of those sympathetic teachers printed boldly in the news media. Perhaps that would make them ‘think’ before they ‘speak’.

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    • wumingrenComment by wumingren
      August 21, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

      Way2Cool, agreed. But the media outlets are not likely to print the names and addresses of these misbegotten souls, even though they would gleefully print the names and addresses of all those who obey the law by obtaining training and permits to carry concealed weapons.

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  6. southernpatriotComment by southernpatriot
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    The parents should sue the pedophile teacher as well as the school administration and the school system. Apparently, that is the way to serve notice to all that this behavior will not be tolerated. With the funds awarded the parents can create a college fund and a therapy fund to help pay for a life time of therapy this child will need.

    The community is correct in getting rid of the school board member and the teachers who supported this pervert. Isn’t it always the case, that people come forward (co-workers, neighbors, club members, etc.) praising the pervert and saying he/she was a model citizen? Really? All they are doing is showing their real ignorance and complete lack of discernment. You husband was/is a pervert lady! Your fellow teacher violated a young boy! Why don’t you support the boy, rather than the child predator? Absolute perverts.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      August 21, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      The last I heard was they CAN’T fire these other teachers because the lawsuits would bankrupt the small school district.

      It has been my observation that those that are wishy-washy or even supportive of criminals and their actions don’t have clean hands themselves. Law enforcement should be looking into this small, northern community for a child porn ring. These other teachers know more than they are saying. And this wasn’t this perv’s first encounter. SOMEBODY in that town really wants to shut these people up and this to all go away.

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    • wumingrenComment by wumingren
      August 21, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

      They could just close the school and fire every teacher. All nearby schools could pick up the students and some of the fired teachers, but they should be warned not to hire any of the teachers that are the focus of the community’s ire. After some suitable amount of time, the school could reopen and hire new teachers, again being certain not to rehire any of the original group of teachers who seem to embrace man-boy love. Who has the authority to open and close schools? It must be the community itself. Do what you have to do Rose City.

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    • southernpatriotComment by southernpatriot
      September 5, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

      I really did not want to post this but my wife who works closely with me and has for more than a generation now, reminded me that almost all children, youth, or adults we have worked with over these years who suffered childhood sexual abuse, deal with depression and suicide as well as other issues. All the victims of Sandusky have and are going through clinical depression and attempted suicide. A recent young lady who was sexually assaulted and abused for years committed suicide after a deep depression. We just attended a funeral of a gifted young man who did the same thing. Parents and guardians as well as teachers and other professionals should look for the signs of withdrawal, depression, and psychosis. There is an epidemic/pandemic of suicide among young people today, equal or exceeding homicide.

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  7. middlegroundComment by middleground
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    When I worked in a naval shipyard in 1945 the sailors were still talking about a sailor who’d gotten 6 friends to say they’d had sexual relation with a specific girl, but he didn’t tell his friends she was 13 and that all 6 were confessing to statutory rape. All 7 were sentenced accordingly. If those who wrote didn’t know all the details used to convict this pedophile, they had no business writing letters in support of his actions and the parents are right in questioning whether these letter writers have sufficient good judgement to be teachers.

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    • melinto44Comment by melinto44
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

      This is not 1945. Shame on those soldiers for admitting to something they didnt do. If they were that ignorant to do so. Then they deserve what they get. Legally those teachers wont be fired. But without students they cannot support a pedophile and teacher either. The man violated a kid. The victims family had their property destroyed. And these teachers supported this sick person. Nothing like your experience. The teachers knew the details and wrote these letters and were heard at his Sentencing. That means after he was convicted.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      August 21, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

      Reply to melinto44:

      My point in mentioning the 7 sailors was that if you don’t know the facts in the case, don’t write letters of support for another person’s felony crime. As they knew the facts, they obviously don’t have good judgment and that is not the type of person who should be teaching at any level.

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  8. Scruffy-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Not only did the sexual perverted homosexual have sex with a boy of thirteen. He contaminated this child’s perception of what is mortally acceptable. Even thou we have a immoral president that promotes sodomy, the majority of the people still know the difference between moral behavior and immoral behavior.

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  9. iceman67Comment by iceman67
    August 21, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    So let me see if I get this straight……this pedophile violates a 13 year old boy, his educational peers write letters of support for him, the boy’s parents protest, and someone firebombs their property in retaliation? REALLY? That may be one of the most INSANE things I’ve ever heard! I would pull my kids out of that school so fast it would make their heads spin!

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    • whitevictimComment by whitevictim
      August 21, 2013 @ 11:47 am

      Sadly, this kind of scenario is more and more commonplace and “normal”. These must be very happy times for the Liberals!

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

      Calling it “insane” is letting the perpetrators off the hook. It is EVIL.

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  10. fabianComment by fabian
    August 21, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised that within a couple of decades pedophilia will be defended by the elites. During Roman and Greek decadence, having young boys was a status symbol. And the fact that we are even talking about it is the first sign.

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    • whitevictimComment by whitevictim
      August 21, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

      This will not take a couple of decades at the rate we’re going now. Transgenders are being allowed in whatever restrooms they feel best fits their gender, creating prime opportunities for these events. With the backing of most of our government, it’s really just a small step in our social re-engineering before this and most any other behavior is deemed acceptable.

      And remember, any resistance against these types of perverse behaviors are just hate speech and intolerance by us right-wing radicals. We don’t have the moral authority (or intelligence) to determine whether or not such behavior is right or wrong. We are judgmental and intolerant, not loving and accepting like the Left.

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  11. jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
    August 21, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Writing the letters may not be grounds for firing…union contracts being what they are. However, if every single parent in the school system refused to allow their child to attend class with one of those teachers they might be able to get rid of them. The resultant drop in average daily attendance would necessitate getting rid of some teachers. Then, when they’re gone, the students could come back.

    One teacher said “I have worked closely with Neal and I have never witnessed anything but professionalism and respect to students and co-workers alike.” I guess she means that what they do in private is their own business. God help us.

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    • iceman67Comment by iceman67
      August 21, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

      Imagine what skeletons are hanging in their “private closets?!”

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  12. joe23006Comment by joe23006
    August 21, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    The parents who have children in that school sue the school board to have administration and teachers removed from having contact with children in any manner or their children transfer to a school which safe!

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  13. xjandinComment by xjandin
    August 21, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    When 6 teachers write letters about what a ‘good guy’ Erickson was, AFTER the trial, trying to minimize sentencing, you can be sure this is just the TIP of the iceberg.

    The comments made in this case that attempt to convince people that no ‘damage’ was done the victim and to support Erickson are a MAJOR RED FLAG. If you live there, be warned and protect your children – get them out of the school and demand further investigations.

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    • way2coolComment by way2cool
      August 21, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

      I’d move out of Rose City! Obviously a small town with a lot of sick people.

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  14. FreeDameComment by FreeDame
    August 21, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Haven’t you heard? Pedophilia is the next sexual perversion in line to be normalized. Many prominent psychiatrists are busy trying to remove it from the list of mental disorders. Of course, the LGBT community considers it a “natural expression of human love.”

    The parents and friends of Cody, the community who wants the supportive teachers fired, and especially the Janczewskis are obviously heartless pedo-phobes who don’t understand the beauty of “man-boy love.” (Yes, that was sarcasm.)

    I have never been a fan of our government-controlled public education system, but this episode produces a new level of distrust and disgust. The “supportive teachers” should not be fired for “writing a letter,” which is their right. They should be fired for disregarding their duty to protect the children in their care.

    As for Erickson’s having been “punished enough;” when he’s been castrated and left to rot in prison, I’ll believe he’s been punished enough.

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  15. aluparaComment by alupara
    August 21, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    What is that old saying about “Birds of a feather”?

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

      “Birds of a feather”? Comment by alupara

      Yes, to paraphrase their words of support

      “Sure, what he did is a horrible crime BUT he really is not much different than us”

      I don’t think they should be fired for supporting, I think they need to be removed from being around children because they cannot see the harm.

      How can anyone expect them to safe guard children when they can see no danger. They appear to be lacking the ability, making them unfit for the job

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  16. guardsmanComment by guardsman
    August 21, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Onother course of actrion would be for all parents to keep their children out of school for a long period of time. My understanding is Fed dollars are allocated by the daily attendance numbers. This would cause a hardship on the district, but would bring outside attention to this horrible event.

    As another poster stated eventually this act in the future will be looked upon as nothing. I said many years ago that
    murder in a few years will be nothing more than a Jwalking ticket. the LEFT has brought the morals of this nation to its knees. I guess i am a relic from the past, Can you remember when a teen had a child out of wedlock that the parents took care of its support or put it up for adoption.
    Now that is no more our
    Gov’t pays teens to have chldren insted of finding a job

    Abortion, in the past was a dark secret, however the educated LEFT told the women “do what feels good to you” that led to the modern days outlook on abortion.

    All sane and moral convictions are being tranpled on such as these teachers are over looking this horrendous act.

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    • jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

      “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.
      Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.
      Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.

      In those verses God is condemning the reversal of morality that was dominating the nation of Israel. They had utterly confused all moral distinctions. Sounds familiar…don’t you think?

      More importantly, the conclusion of the discourse (thru verse 30) announces God’s action in sending a mighty army against them to conquer and leave the land in darkness and distress.

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  17. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 21, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I’m sure that many felt he was a good teacher as many also said that Sandusky was a good coach. But to support someone who ‘rapes’ a 13-year old student is like supporting Satan

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    • jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
      August 21, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

      I wonder if there were any hints regarding inappropriate behavior before this incident? We had a teacher at our school who some parents thought was getting a bit too “touchy/feely” with the little girls…making them feel uncomfortable, etc. Nothing inappropriate happened, but the teacher was warned to refrain from such behavior in the future. A few years later the same type of accusation came up again. Because the teacher had already been “warned” the school district was able to fire him. The school district has to take appropriate steps and it has to follow a certain process unless something flagrant happens. Again, there are usually hints beforehand.

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  18. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    August 21, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    “This man, in a position of power, repeatedly had sexual encounters with a child! And this woman thinks the child is just fine?”….yeah these are the same nitwits who will defend a killer because he had a difficult childhood. You know, molested, abused and neglected so it was okay that they raped grandma or murdered a baby.

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    • joevComment by joev
      August 21, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

      Wow, this man molests a child and fellow teachers write letters of support. What a perversion they have! It is no wonder our school system is totally out of control. One of the leading factors are teachers and their pompous, holier than thou attitude. Tar and feathers is more appropriate in my mind…

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  19. sacheveraljames42Comment by sacheveraljames42
    August 21, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Until we begin to see the proper backlash by people of moral and intellectual courage to show that they will not tolerate this kind of behavior by the perpetrators and these do-gooder, good for nothing supporters and enablers, we will suffer the slings and arrows of these perverts.
    Thank God, we have parents in that town who are taking up the task of confronting this evil that hides behind the fallacy that they are “just normal” people that want to be part of the real normal world.
    Personally, I say off with there heads and any other body parts that deprive any child from this kind of subjugation.

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  20. wumingrenComment by wumingren
    August 21, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    The rapist’s defenders are saying, “But he was so good with the kids.” Yeah, that’s how pedaphiles operate. That’s their MO. It may be a high honor for some teachers to be known for their rapport with the kids; but it loses its luster once it is discovered to be just a ploy used by a rapist to gain access to kids.

    If people were to use the principles these idiot teachers used, they’d have to say that a serial killer who was great with the women, knew how to wine and dine them, should be given a lighter sentence because he “knew all the moves.”

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  21. MichaellabordeComment by Michaellaborde
    August 21, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    These teachers should be fired and then tried in a court of law on charges of aiding and abeting in criminal acts against a child.

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  22. CarolComment by Carol
    August 21, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    Are they out of their minds or what maybe those teachers need to stop teaching altogether because they are not interested in protecting the children.

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  23. middlegroundComment by middleground
    August 21, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    It cost Penn State 60 million and destroyed the reputation of several because someone in the chain of command thought it was no big deal and the flood of lawsuits and criminal cases are just beginning. It is a big deal as well as a felony. Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison and others who covered up his crimes may soon join him.

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  24. tps12Comment by tps12
    August 21, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    They should all be fired and lose their benefits and pension they do not care about the welfare of the children in their care. Any thing that happens now is on the parents.

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  25. diamondjimComment by diamondjim
    August 21, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    I agree with just about everything that’s been posted here, but if those teachers are fired for expressing their opinions in the hope, I would guess, of helping their friend get a lighter sentence, I’ll lay you 8 to 5 they will file a first-amendment based lawsuit and win. If the community does not want them there, they can be coerced to leave through other means that would be less costly for the school district. Boycotting their classrooms would be a start.

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  26. oldsaltydawgComment by oldsaltydawg
    August 21, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    There is two things they can do in the short term and those are 1)Demand their children be removed from those teachers classes.2)Vote the board members out if they cannot do that then vote down every school levee they put on the ballot. Hit these MORONS where they live namely there wallets and the board will fold to keep their pay check as board members and that also means they won’t want levees to fail since that would mean less money for them. This Board should be fired for this at least everyone that voted to keep the teachers who are supporting a Pedophile. That means they approve of children being abused sexually and that means they MUST go and that holds true for the board members who voted to keep those teachers. To me the entire lot are just as bad as the pedophile if not worse at least he knew what he was and admitted it. These Sleazebags have not admitted to what they are CLOSET PEDOPHILES.

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  27. ElderAmbassadorComment by ElderAmbassador
    August 21, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    It’s obvious that there is NO SHAME among the Teachers Union members. Yes, fire them all, and take whatever $$ they have set aside for strike pay and use it for the counseling the victim needs over his lifetime.

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  28. bowler1hatComment by bowler1hat
    August 21, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Why do we even bother to protect our children from lecherous teachers or the ones who do little more than indoctrinate Obamacare of some other ways of syphoning the nation’s resources? Some defend the worst single mistake, but it is that one mistake that outweighs the good that now lays far in the past.

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  29. freedomforallComment by freedomforall
    August 21, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Living in Michigan, I can not understand the mentality of these teachers. I would have to question their ability to inform the authorities concerning safety issues in regard to the children. This is one thing that teachers are required to do. Writing letters in defense of a convicted child molester truly shows that they can not be trusted with the children. The unions of course, will defend the idiots that have chosen to show that they can not be responsible with young children. Their action is not defendable, the superintendent that refuses to step aside for not fulfilling his obligation of keeping our children safe should be dismissed immediately. School starts in September in Michigan, the school system should have a full investigation of each teacher to rule out that there was any knowledge of this crime. Any, and all teachers, school board members found to have knowledge of any of this should be prosecuted for child endangerment. Tis should be done within the next 10 days to keep our children safe.
    This has hit real close to home for me, as some family members were abused as children. I see the pain 30 and 40 years later. The hurt continues, there is nothing anyone can do for their pain. These people constantly wanting to know why these people that were suppose to be giving love and guidance, gave so much pain instead. Some continue to seek the love that they should have had as a young child. Many of these abused destroy lives with people that have chosen to care and love them. Always looking for the love that was denied in the past, and rejecting the love of today.

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    • jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
      September 6, 2013 @ 5:58 am

      I am very sorry that your family members are still suffering. The mentality that I have observed from people who have been in similar situations, and are doing well now, is that they decided a long time ago to quit being a victim. Obsessively dwelling on what happened to them is continuing to give the abuser power over their lives, again and again. The best reaction after being treated badly, (in a myriad of situations), is to have a happy, successful life. Happiness is, ultimately, a choice.

      If they are still having problems after all this time they should get good counseling. 30 and 40 years later is an awful waste of a life. The counseling doesn’t have to be from an expensive professional…just someone who understands what they have been through and can help them work through it.

      I mentioned before that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. What I would add to that is that you can CHOOSE to have something that didn’t kill you make you stronger. Abused children are innocent VICTIMS, but they don’t have to remain that way their entire lives. Choices, choices.

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  30. poppoComment by poppo
    August 21, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    This is what happens when we replace God and his commandments with Federal Government and its ‘laws’. Wake up, America!

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  31. georgiagalComment by georgiagal
    August 21, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    Print the names of the six supporting teachers. Parents should protest to have the six teachers removed. These people are disgusting for supporting another teacher who would molest a student.

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    • iceman67Comment by iceman67
      August 22, 2013 @ 9:56 am

      No, the media only prints the names of legal gun owners these days!

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  32. juicyfruit56Comment by juicyfruit56
    August 22, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Thank the Democrat Party and their subversive ways. This is just about as bad as the Australian student being murdered by three black boys in Georgia, because they were bored. We should be placing banners placed in front of our homes reading DEMOCRATS – THE AXIS OF EVIL!

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  33. goosemanComment by gooseman
    August 23, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    Had these teachers written letters of support prior to the pedophile’s CONVICTION, their only real sin in the matter would have been unobservance. The man was considered innocent until he was found guilty. But the support after the man’s conviction is unconscionable. It shows that these teachers exhibit a fundamental ignorance of right and wrong, rendering them unqualified to have custodial responsibility of children. If they’re parent themselves, the authorities should seriously investigate their ability to protect their children.

    Americans would be shocked at the number of unfounded “abuse” allegations asserted against teachers every year. It’s the nuclear warhead of vindictiveness. It doesn’t have to be factual, or even reasonable. With the right media exposure, it is completely devastating even when completely untrue and proven so in a court of law. I’ll bet any of you that do remember the McMartin trials, only remember that they were charged with child abuse, not that they were completely cleared of all charges and their livelihood completely destroyed by baseless claims. In short , the polar opposite of this sickening case.

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  34. blemeComment by bleme
    August 23, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I wonder how many of these teachers would ask Erickson to babysit for them….

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  35. braines57Comment by braines57
    September 5, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    The community up there needs to utilize social media about this and start tweeting the names of the teachers who supported this pedophile. The person who talked about the “party line” to rally support was referring to the old way to accomplish this. The new way is through tweets and texts, similar to “flash” mobs. If the parents don’t know how to accomplish this, they just need to get their teenage kids to do it. That would be the epitome of justice – the children potentially impacted by the crime gettting the “word” out about the supporters.

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