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Posted on October 16, 2015 1:11 am
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urebyL
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Teacher Arrest
We currently have a teacher in my district that was arrested for a DUI. This teacher previously taught at my school and students are beginning to talk. What is the correct response when asked by other teachers, parents, or students about the situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2015 2:53 am

ysaZan
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I would say, "I do not know the specifics of the case, so I want to give Mr. Johnson respect by not discussing it." Discussing a matter such as this with students or parents would be unprofessional.
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uXyRyd
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I would let those inquiring about the matter know that the situation does not concern me so I wish to not discuss the situation and ask that they respect my wishes.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 3:22 am

uzyXuV
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I agree stay professional and avoid gossiping.
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 1:40 am

LyruPa
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The situation should not be spread all over. This type of matter is personal and should be respected.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:47 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 16, 2015 3:15 pm

jyteXa
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That is a situation in which it becomes public knowledge. Newspapers, social media and word of mouth spreads news like this quickly. In my opinion, it is not our place, as coworkers, to tell other's business. Yes, that teacher made a mistake. We are all human, we all make mistakes. It is not our place to chew the fat with anyone, much less our students about it. With that being said, I would tell me students that we are at school, not at the gossip mill. Out of respect for my coworker, I will not discuss her personal life. We need to focus on school, not what goes on out of school. It is not our place to pass judgement or to discuss it period. You could always say you don't know and that even if you did you would not discuss it with them.
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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 5:54 pm

MePyJy
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For other teachers I would say, "Let them dealing thier own situation while we deal with our's."
For parents I would tell them, that unless the school or the disctrict have a statemnt i have nothig to say on the matter."
As for studnets it is much like that of the teacher response in that, "We dont need to part of thier business."
This are my own thoughts but the idea is that let that teacher deal with they're problems and its not our place to interfear and we all need to professional and civil about it.
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Solution 4
Posted February 22, 2016 7:51 pm

ypuqum
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This is a situation that should not be discussed for any reason. If a parent of student ask you something in regards to this teachers arrest then you should refer them to the administration for comment. I would just explain that you do not have any details and con not confirm any allegations made against the former teacher.
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Solution 5
Posted October 16, 2015 8:28 pm

aTytyP
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For the other teachers I would say "I wouldn't want you discussing me so I am not discussing her." For the parents I would say "I am not at liberty to discuss this with parents." For the students I would say "That isn't our business to talk about."
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Solution 6
Posted July 5, 2017 4:28 am

MeRepe
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Definitely do not add to the gossip or attempt to answer anything even if you know what is exactly going on. People can easily misunderstand and twist your words and you could get in trouble. If they really want to know then tell them to talk to the principal or someone who has the authority to give that information away. Let them know you are not allowed and must remain professional.
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Solution 7
Posted February 25, 2018 4:53 pm

eSaPaz
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As a previous coworker i would approach the situation as yes you have heard that the teacher was arrested but you know nothing more than that. And i would leave it at that as to not get into any drama that might occur from the conversation.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 7:45 pm

juduje
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This situation has nothing to do with you or the students so it does not need to be discussed. Not only that, but DUI's are not an appropriate topic to be discussing during school time. I would simply redirect the students back to the task at hand and keep on teaching.
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Solution 9
Posted March 9, 2016 11:11 pm

aZyLeq
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I think that many school policies reflect that these types of questions are for administration to answer. While this information is also public record it is hard to keep from being found. My response would be yes I am aware and no I do not have any information on the event that I could share. I was not there and I did not talk to anyone who knows any information. It happened and it involved so and so but that is all the information I know.
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