On this day off from work, I was thinking about a friend of mine whom, like me, was unjustly thrown out of the Clark County School District. We’ll call him “Peter”.

Peter was a long term sub for CCSD. I first met him in my first full year. He took over for an English teacher who was promoted to a guidance counselor at another school soon after the school year started.

He had a lot on his plate, but he managed to teach classes full of 30+ kids each. He was already a father of three girls, so dealing with kids wasn’t hard for him.

I didn’t see him my second year, because he went to full time work at the airport. He was the breadwinner for his work shy wife.

I saw him again my third year, because he was taking over for the special education math teacher who was chased out by the perverted Dean “Tojo” who I’ve mentioned here before.

Peter got the worst students in the afternoon. They hated his guts. The administration hated his guts. Our SEIF hated his guts, probably.

One day near the end of my third and final year, some girls in his afternoon class decided to make his life a living hell. The worst hell you could imagine. They decided to accuse him of inappropriate contact.

Peter was taken to the Deans office by the school police. He was unceremoniously tossed out, but not arrested or charged with anything. Our corrupt Dean was so happy to do this, like any sociopath.

Peter, who was already working three jobs at that point and trying to get into a program to become a full time teacher, was screwed big time.

His wife, who was cheating on him, divorced him and he lost custody of children and had to move out of his condo. Being Mormon, this was pretty devastating to him.


What a horrible story. Please tell me redemption came for Peter.

@Cdubois Last time I checked, he went back to working for the TSA at some airport in the Inland Empire or maybe LAX. I should give him a call.



It's heartbreaking, how easily someone can utterly destroy another's life.

Reminds me of the old movie, The Children's Hour.

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