Based on this teacher’s response to stress, the termination appears warranted.
The AJC is reporting that “a school teacher who may have been upset about losing his job was arrested after he disrobed at his school and walked around naked. Harlan Porter was caught by another teacher walking the halls of B.C. Haynie Elementary School in Morrow with his clothes off, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the AJC. It was around 3:20 p.m. Friday, after the students had gone home, and no child saw him naked, said Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department. “Had he been seen by students, he would have been charged with child molestation,” Callaway told the AJC.
As a parent, I have deep concerns about the fifth graders who had this teacher. His response to a job loss is so bizarre and alarming that I worry about how he behaved in the classroom. Parents ought to be talking with the principal, if they haven’t already.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog