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Comments for: Former Westbrook teacher, coach gets five days in jail for giving minor alcohol

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  • Guest

    Coach Tim didn’t have a clear understanding of “No child left behind.”

  • So — he was a current teacher at the time he did it?  Right?  Five days, that will scare him. 

  • Anonymous

    Thats about the same amount of time a female teacher would get for sexually abusing of a student.

    • Anonymous

      Care to back that up?

  • Guest

    Wow, he’d have been better off going on a home invasion and getting his partnar in crime killed. That dude hasn’t had any punishment yet.

  • Anonymous

    Parents should get jail time for doing the same thing…instead we call it parental choice. Joke. 99% of all messed up kids can trace the source of their problems to a couple of sperm and egg donors.

  • Guest

    How old was this ‘minor’? 14 or 17-18?  What did he give him, a lousy beer or was he totally drunk on whiskey?  No info!
    Only one count, so it doesn’t sound endemic.  Not worthy of the loss of a job and the license to support oneself (from what’s reported here).  I’ll reserve my personal judgment ’till all (if any) of the story’s out…

    • Sorry, but whether it is one beer or a case of JD, he has no right to make the decision to give alcohol to a minor.  If I want my kid to have a beer when he is at home or camping something that is MY decision as a parent.

      • Guest

        You are right in the general scheme, but my question was, without knowing the details, was this particular transgression worthy of loosing a hard earned license? That’s all I am wondering about….

        • Anonymous

          A teacher giving a student anything illegal should result in their termination. Lets not lower the bar of what we expect from those we trust with our kids.

          • Yes fired maybe not lose a way to support ones self unless thier is more to the story.

          • Guest

            Hmmm.And to think I used to bum a cigarette of my principal. 
            Was he diddled, or just handed a beer?

            Still not enough info for ME to decide if the ‘crime’ warranted the punishment!

        • Guest

          The edit was a missing apostrophe.

      • They guy made a mistake he paid he did the crime but loosing teachers lic seems a little much to me. Again I do not have details .

  • hey-I’m-your-man

    I just can’t belive that people are NOT looking into the teachers lifestyle in Maine – before they hire them. Its just plain stupid. I am a teacher (NOT IN MAINE) and I am thankful that I was fully checked out by the school board before I was hired as all of us teacher continue to be on a regular basis!

    • Anonymous

      You think Maine doesn’t do background checks? Does the fact that you “checked out by the school board” make you (anyone) exempt from doing anything immoral, indecent or illegal in the future?

      • hey-I’m-your-man

        No it does not. But ranom police checks at anytime, a being a moral person sure helps. Maine does NO WHERE near what the check any organization should do. – JUST look at the CANADIAN educational system – they have NO WHERE near what MAine has with problems concerning their teachers – and partly because of all the security checks and rechecks.

        • Mary Stubbs

          We get fingerprinted.

          • hey-I’m-your-man

            so are Canadians

    • “palin stupid”?  Is that a political insult?

    • Anonymous

      Let me guess….you are an English teacher.

    • Anonymous

      Needs more editing !!

  • Anonymous

    this cr-p goes on in maine more than gets in newspaper
    take somerset county for one

    add givin pot to minors too

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