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Principal Accused Of Sending Pornographic E-mails
WSBTV.com ^ | 2/14/06 | WSBTV.com

Posted on 02/15/2006 4:50:20 PM PST by wagglebee

ATLANTA -- A north Georgia community is divided over the punishment a principal should receive.

The principal is accused of e-mailing pornography to some of his colleagues on school computers during school hours in Blairsville.

Talk to people in this community and you'll find those who think the 5 day suspension the principal received was enough.

And then there are those who think he should have been fired for passing porn during school hours using school equipment.

Sandra Boyer says, "Nothing short of termination is appropriate."

Pictures of nude women were sent to 5 Union County High School faculty members in an email with the caption: "it is large breast appreciation week once again."

The superintendent says the pornographic pictures were sent by Union County High School principal Ed Rohrbaugh.

They were sent using school computers during school.

That's why some in this community are calling for rohrbaugh to be fired.

James Carter says, "It can't be tolerated. And the school board's only action was to suspend him for 5 days."

That's without pay. People packed this school board meeting looking for answers, but the schools superintendent said Rohrbaugh who has a spotless record, has been punished, and even apologized.

Superintendent Tommy Stevens says, "He didn't try to cover it up. Didn't deny it. He was very forthright about it. And he knows he made a mistake."

People who support Rohrbaugh think he deserves a break.

Joe White says, "He didn't put them anyplace that they could be seen by children."

Tina Atkins says, "I was not offended by them."

Critics of Rohrbaugh say it's hard to teach students to stay away from pornography when the principal is passing it around in emails.

Carter says, "The principal of Union County High School essentially destroyed his credibility at the school with the students."

Rohrbaugh is back from suspension and tonight his contract was renewed for next year.

The board also clarified its policies to indicate school computers are only supposed to be used for school related issues.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: breasts; moralabsolutes; pornography; publikskoolz; schools
People who support Rohrbaugh think he deserves a break.

Joe White says, "He didn't put them anyplace that they could be seen by children."

Tina Atkins says, "I was not offended by them."

I wonder if they would be saying that if the pictures were of their daughters.

1 posted on 02/15/2006 4:50:21 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: Sopater; Alexander Rubin; An American In Dairyland; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; BIRDS; BlackElk; ...
MORAL ABSOLUTES PING.

DISCUSSION ABOUT:

"Principal Accused Of Sending Pornographic E-mails"

He said it was "large breast appreciation week."

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2 posted on 02/15/2006 4:52:02 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I would have to see the picture before I made a comment....


3 posted on 02/15/2006 4:52:29 PM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: wagglebee

And he knows he made a mistake."

the "mistake" was getting caught.......


4 posted on 02/15/2006 4:53:41 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: wagglebee
Pics?

:)

5 posted on 02/15/2006 4:54:26 PM PST by M203M4
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To: M203M4; wagglebee

pics?

them's the rules... .


6 posted on 02/15/2006 4:56:43 PM PST by peacebaby (I think your tractor's sexy.)
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To: wagglebee

"He didn't try to cover it up. Didn't deny it. He was very forthright about it. And he knows he made a mistake."

All after he got caught. He certainly doesn't demonstrate a lot of common sense, a strength that a High School principal should have.


7 posted on 02/15/2006 4:58:05 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: peacebaby

Principle was confused. It was MELONS appreciation week.

8 posted on 02/15/2006 4:59:20 PM PST by M203M4
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To: M203M4

Cantilope mellons - 2 for 1 dollar! Geez, that's pretty cheap, M203M4!


9 posted on 02/15/2006 5:01:27 PM PST by peacebaby (I think your tractor's sexy.)
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To: wagglebee
Am I to assume that there is no formal policy for using public school computers, paid for with tax-payers money, regarding the transfer of pornography? No policy regarding the viewing of pornography during school business hours? I find this hard to believe.

It doesn't seem that there is a question of whether or not the pictures were pornographic, only what the punishment should be.
10 posted on 02/15/2006 5:30:01 PM PST by Sopater (Creatio Ex Nihilo)
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To: wagglebee

Wow. I haven't picked up a paper in a while. This is my town.


11 posted on 02/15/2006 5:53:18 PM PST by kenth
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To: kenth

LMAO!


12 posted on 02/15/2006 5:54:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, had to hear about it on FR. LOL.


13 posted on 02/15/2006 6:15:45 PM PST by kenth
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To: wagglebee

It's never a good thing when the principal is doing porn while at school with the kidos. The guy knows that is not what he should be doing and he is so far out of self control he will risk his job and reputation for his virtual sex obsession.

There is such a thing as sex addicts...meet the principal. He should not be in control of other people's children in his condition and I don't think he'll get it under control with a five day "time-out."


14 posted on 02/15/2006 6:29:33 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: Galveston Grl
I understand your reply... but there's nothing in the article to substantiate whether this was "porn" or not. To some people, a Victoria's Secret catalog (or even parts of an old Sear's catalog) is porn, while to others a Playboy or Penthouse magazine is nothing at all.

I'll grant the point, however, that it was not the right venue to send the emails.

15 posted on 02/15/2006 6:46:48 PM PST by ken in texas (folding yesterday, folding today, folding tomorrow..... team #36120)
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To: wagglebee

I've seen the qualifications for being a school teacher from around the turn of the century. In addition to being academically qualified, more stress was placed on above board character, integrity and moral behavior.

I wish I could find the list, actually I've seen a couple of them.

This is the result of the normalization of sexual deviance and sexual immorality.

Thanks, Larry Flynt! Thanks, ACLU!


16 posted on 02/15/2006 7:10:19 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee
Hey, liberals have a different standard - it's called

ANYTHING GOES!
17 posted on 02/15/2006 7:11:29 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: wagglebee

The County makes its own rules. It always has, always will. An up and coming race car driver ran down a kid pushing a bike on the side of the road a few years ago. He drove his big truck home, changed cars and then went back to the party he'd left earlier. The only way the 'accident' was reported was when On-Star called the local sheriff's office to report that one of On-Star's customers had hit an object and gave the particulars.

The sheriff arrested the future race car driver and he spent less than 40 days in jail and paid a $1500 fine. For running down a kid. How much are children worth in your County? Up here, $1500 and 40-days in jail.

I contend that a "secret society" runs the County and has as its motto "go along to get along" and if you don't want 'bad things' to happen to you -- you quickly learn to "go along" and keep your secrets.

"I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me" mentality when everyone has a couple skeletons in the closet. There are stories up in the Mountains if someone is willing to do a bit of research. And if that person isn't afraid of things that go 'bang' in the night.

Stay tuned, there's more news to come.


18 posted on 02/15/2006 7:11:29 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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To: wagglebee

Would he go to jail if he were in any other job in the public sector? This guy should not only lose his job, but forfeit all his benefits and serve any criminal penalties. In addition to the immoral and illegal behavior, he's betrayed a trust. My tax dollars should not be supporting this.


19 posted on 02/15/2006 8:14:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: ken in texas

from the article: "The Superintendent says the pornographic pictures.."

I think they are all calling it porn. There does not seem to be much question there.


20 posted on 02/16/2006 3:41:00 AM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: wagglebee

Don't know what the pics look like but if "breast appreciation week" can be used to imply what was in the pics, this was hardly porn.

At worst, this was a misuse of school resources.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 3:57:46 AM PST by DaGman
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To: jazusamo
He certainly doesn't demonstrate a lot of common sense, a strength that a High School principal should have.

I agree. If the pictures are offensive, he should not hold a job in a school, until he is examined by an MD. Sounds like he is in the early stages of dementia.

22 posted on 02/16/2006 5:05:09 AM PST by syriacus (--------- Jimmy Carter is the world's only SELF-canonized saint ----------)
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Principal suspended over nude photos sent to faculty
23 posted on 02/16/2006 5:10:45 AM PST by syriacus (--------- Jimmy Carter is the world's only SELF-canonized saint ----------)
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