View Ridge Teacher Takes Plea Deal
The Times is reporting the outcome of a case of a View Ridge teacher who sent "sexually-suggestive text messages" to a high school girl who had volunteered in his second-grade class. The male teacher was sentenced to two months in jail.
He also surrendered his teaching certificate as part of his plea deal but will not have to register as a sex offender. He will also not make an attempt to get his teaching certificate back and cannot have any kind of supervision of children except his own.
Lowell Loses Its Principal
It was reported to me Thursday night that Lowell's principal, Marion Smith, Jr., quit Wednesday with no notice to the school community. I have asked the district if they knew sooner than that and, of course, how the principal replacement process will be handled. Obviously, leaving at the end of the year makes it harder for the district to easily find a replacement.