Meet Dave. Dave used to be the man in charge at Louisville Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Dave is out of a job after his bosses learned he was a bit of a problem. How bad? Let’s see: there was the distinct smell of booze on his breath from time to time, and that raised some eyebrows. But hey, every school has a drunk teacher, right? I had a geography teacher for a couple of years in high school who missed every Monday first period, and would show up around lunch looking green and smelling like gin.
Dave’s big mistake wasn’t the drinking, though. It was the private porno party starring students. Some of his staffers reported that he got his sweaty hands on a copy of a school surveillance tape that had caught two students having sex in the cafeteria. He invited some teachers to his office, lowered the blinds, dimmed the lights, and projected the image on a big screen, making lewd comments throughout. Weather Station sources could neither confirm nor deny the presence of Miller High Life and Nacho Cheese Doritos.
The other teachers were outraged at the video, and at their boss’s behaviour, and stormed out, and one filed a complaint.
Wait, hold on. What’s a Male High School? Boys only? What kind of movie was this? I’ll Google it. Hmmm, it seems Dave is still listed as principal. That’s likely to change. It doesn’t say anything here about whether this is a co-ed school or not, but I guess it doesn’t matter. This isn’t about the school. It’s about the moron. Dave is a pig, and this is either child pornography or dangerously close to it. I’m stunned that no criminal charges were laid.
The part that irks me is the outcome. Dave was allowed to retire. He’ll get a pension, and benefits, and probably have his portrait hung in the hallway or something. I can’t stomach that kind of back-patting sendoff for pigs like this.
The school, though, is content to sweep the whole thing under the rug. Interim principal Ted Boehm told the local paper, the Courier-Journal, that the school had received no complaints and he didn’t think Pervy Drunken Dave’s reputation would suffer. Well, sure, Ted, but that’s because you’re hushing it up.
Dave’s reputation should suffer. Everyone should know what happened. Public shame is the only way to really punish these idiots who take pleasure from exploiting children. And I suspect Ted’s remark about “no complaints” is about to change.