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Ralo El Dorado
03-29-2007, 03:24 AM
This is too good to be true

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/28/teacher.sex.race.ap/index.html

Sex scandal stirs racial tensions in southern town
POSTED: 7:24 p.m. EDT, March 28, 2007

Two white women teachers are accused of having sex with black male students
Arrests stir racial tensions in conservative Southern town
South Carolina community has a Ku Klux Klan museum
The students' ages ranged from 11 to 15

CLINTON, South Carolina (AP) -- The arrest of two women teachers on charges of having sex with their male students has brought cries of lingering racism in one of South Carolina's most conservative counties and evoked some of the South's oldest and deepest-seated racial taboos.

Both women are white. The boys -- six in all -- are black.

Some of the blacks who make up more than a quarter of Laurens County's 70,000 residents are upset over the handling of the two cases, particularly the release of the teachers on bail.

They say the cases reflect the way crimes by whites against blacks in the segregated South were treated less seriously than other offenses, and blacks who leveled accusations against whites were less likely to be believed.

"If this had been black teachers, they would not be out of jail right now," said Corinnie Young, a 49-year-old bookstore employee who is black.

Some blacks shudder to think what would have happened if the teachers were black men and the students were white girls.

"I can assure you if it were an African American male who committed such an offense against a white female, history shows us that the charges, the punishment and the sentencing would be totally different," said state NAACP president Lonnie Randolph. "The system ain't blind when the perpetrator is an African American male or female or when the victim is a white female."
Prosecutor defends home detention

Jerry Peace, the county prosecutor and a white man, said that the teachers are wearing electronic tracking devices and that their release on bail -- $125,000 for one, $110,000 for the other -- was based not on race, but on the danger to the community and the likelihood that the defendants might flee.

In any case, it would be unusual for someone accused of such a crime to be held without bail. Deborah Ahrens, a visiting professor of criminal law at the University of South Carolina, said of the bail amounts for the two teachers: "For the clients that I've represented in the past that were up for similar offenses, that sounds about right."

Signs of racial tension, old and new, are not hard to find in Laurens County. The school where one of the teachers worked used to be blacks-only.

In the town of Laurens, where one of the teachers taught, an old movie theater has been converted into a Ku Klux Klan museum and paraphernalia store called The Redneck Shop. There, visitors can buy Confederate flags and bumper stickers, such as one that depicts three Klansmen and reads "The Original Boys in the Hood."

Textile mills were once the chief source of jobs in the working-class area about 60 miles northwest of the state capital of Columbia, but the industry went into decline in the 1990s. The main employers now include a maker of plastic coolers and Presbyterian College in Clinton. As of 2003, nearly 15 percent of county residents lived below the poverty line.
Mom complains of sex with 11-year-old

And as in many communities, most neighborhoods in the county are either black or white. People of different races find themselves side by side in one of two places: work or school.

Wendie Schweikert, a 37-year-old married woman who had been teaching elementary school in Laurens for more than a decade, was arrested last year after the mother of an 11-year-old boy accused her of having sex with the boy at school at least twice.

Authorities said they found evidence bearing his DNA in her classroom. She is also accused of having sex with him in her car near a miniature golf course and arcade in Greenville, about 40 miles away.

Allenna Ward, a 24-year-old minister's daughter in her second year of teaching, was fired February 28 after she was charged with having sex with at least five boys.

Some of the alleged victims, 14 and 15 years old, were students at the middle school in Clinton where Ward taught. Police say Ward, who is married, had sex with the boys at the school, at a motel, in a park and behind a restaurant.

Attempts to contact the women in person and by telephone were unsuccessful, and their lawyers did not return repeated calls.

Black and white residents alike said they are shocked by the accusations. Many echoed the sentiments of Peggy Hawkins, a 50-year-old white resident. "Boys are boys and she done wrong," Hawkins said of one of the teachers.
Some see racism at work

The Rev. David Kennedy, a local black activist, is among those who see racism at work. He said the white teachers accused of preying on black students figured "they can do what they want to do with them and they know the consequences won't be great."

He suggested that blacks in town are too afraid to speak out: "There's a long history of intimidation and it's a sin. It's unholy in Laurens County to speak out."

Parents whose children go to E.B Morse Elementary School, where Schweikert taught, say they have trouble reconciling the accusations with the woman they knew.

"She was very involved," said Shea Mills, whose son attended the school. "I remember she would make kids pick paper up in the halls."

Bell Street Middle School Principal Maureen Tiller said Ward did well during an evaluation of her skills, and "personality-wise she seemed to be fine."

Nicole Sullivan, whose daughter went to Schweikert's school, said that when the case broke, students brought home notes saying the teacher had resigned. The notes did not explain why.

"I don't want to say it was a racial thing, but if it were a white victim and a black teacher, I think things would have been handled differently," said Sullivan, who is black.

Lisaann07
03-29-2007, 04:46 AM
What is wrong with the teachers? But then again it is in South Carolina:mrgreen:

DeBahJiMon
03-29-2007, 05:14 AM
I wish I had teacher's like that when I was in high school.I hate it when these little teenage wimp's get the opurtunity to bang there fine 20 somthing teacher's,then they get busted and say they been violated.What a big buch of bull..

SuaveHighTimes
03-29-2007, 05:34 AM
^^It's still a double standard though. I don't think it's fair that these women get away with nothing more then just probation.

Sure, we as men think it's cool to have banged your teacher, but picture yourself as a father of an 11 year old boy and ask yourlsef if you really think it's ok for him to be out there being manipulated by a much older person.

The law should call for MANDATORY jail time for cases between teachers and students.

DeBahJiMon
03-29-2007, 05:42 AM
Sure, we as men think it's cool to have banged your teacher, but picture yourself as a father of an 11 year old boy and ask yourlsef if you really think it's ok for him to be out there being manipulated by a much older person.I know what you mean when it come's to little boy's that ain't cool.But I'm talking about the 16-18 year old's that get with there early 20 year old teacher's and then turn around and say they been violated.When I was that age I would have given anything to get with my 22 year old spanish language teacher.

SuaveHighTimes
03-29-2007, 05:53 AM
^^^Right right. I'm just thinking about the kids, you know? But I don't remember having any teachers younger then 25 when I was in high school though. Go figure.

Ralo El Dorado
03-29-2007, 12:41 PM
Would y'all say its o.k. for a 48 year old male teacher who raped err. I mean had sex or with your 15 year old son or daughter?

da_payaso
03-29-2007, 12:47 PM
^^ Exactly, people need to look at both perspectives before praising these kids..Id be fucking PISSED if my son or daughter had done such a thing..what the hell is this world coming to?

Ralo El Dorado
03-29-2007, 01:54 PM
^ that's the problem with our justice system, its inconsistent. If a 26 yr. old male teacher bangs his 15 yr old female or male student, you don't hear parents boasting about this yet the teacher goes to prison while a female teacher who were to do something like this would only get probation.

firmebabiicallada
03-29-2007, 02:19 PM
thats sexist..^

SuaveHighTimes
03-30-2007, 05:05 AM
while a female teacher who were to do something like this would only get probation.

And then gets to write a book about it too.

Ralo El Dorado
03-31-2007, 01:29 AM
Here's the latest news

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/03/30/teacher.sex.race.ap/index.html

LAURENS, South Carolina (AP) -- A former middle school teacher accused of having sex with five boys was indicted Friday by a grand jury, the Laurens County prosecutor said.

Allenna Ward, 24, is due in court Monday on five counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and six counts of lewd acts on a minor, prosecutor Jerry Peace said.

The married teacher is accused of having sexual encounters with the 14- and 15-year-old boys at the school, a motel, a park and behind a restaurant, according to arrest warrants.

She is one of two Laurens County teachers facing sex charges; an elementary school teacher is charged with having sex with an 11-year old boy.

Ward's attorney had no immediate comment Friday.

Police began investigating after school officials found a note believed to have been written by Ward to one of the boys. Some of the victims were students at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton, where Ward taught, authorities said. The teacher was fired on February 28.

Some black residents in the conservative county have said the charges against the two women, who are white, were treated less seriously than other offenses because the students are black. (Full story)

Peace denied that race played any role in their bail. He said that the teachers are wearing electronic tracking devices and that their bail -- $125,000 for one, $110,000 for the other -- was based on danger to the community and the likelihood that the defendants might flee.

chicano831
03-31-2007, 09:46 AM
http://www.wbir.com/genthumb.ashx?w=250&h=188&e=1&i=/assetpool/images/0731165529_March1_2007_TeacherSex%20SC.jpg
Allena Ward (nympho teacher)

SDx
03-31-2007, 09:52 AM
Airtight with her hands full, huh?

D-TOWN
03-31-2007, 10:21 AM
http://www.wbir.com/genthumb.ashx?w=250&h=188&e=1&i=/assetpool/images/0731165529_March1_2007_TeacherSex%20SC.jpg
Allena Ward (nympho teacher)


she looks like a freak..

firmebabiicallada
03-31-2007, 11:13 AM
scary.

D-TOWN
03-31-2007, 11:27 AM
i would have never said a thing if i were the kid...

Dannie
03-31-2007, 11:39 AM
I'd whoop a bitch's ass while she was out on bail if that happened to MY kid!!

Observer
03-31-2007, 11:40 AM
i would have never said a thing if i were the kid...
True.

Ralo El Dorado
04-01-2007, 02:54 PM
i would have never said a thing if i were the kid...

What if the teacher were a 20 something to 40 something years old and he had sex with you and whether you liked this or not, would you keep this to yourself or tell someone?