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California Teacher Resigns After Leaving Family for Student
MSNBC ^ | March 1, 2012

Posted on 03/01/2012 1:46:31 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Modesto police are investigating if there's a criminal case against a former high school teacher who resigned his job to move into an apartment with an 18-year old girl he met while teaching.

James Hooker, 41, was placed on administrative leave Feb. 3 by Modesto City Schools and resigned less than three weeks later, according to a report at the Modesto Bee.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: sexualpredator; student; teacher
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1 posted on 03/01/2012 1:46:35 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If the student was male, the left-wingers would be calling him a “hero” and he’d probably get a promotion in his school.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 1:53:54 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Pollster1
More proof that the NEA is a support group for pitiful pedophiles. Pity.

I remember when we used to look up to teachers.

6 posted on 03/01/2012 1:54:02 PM PST by Kenton
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
They are of legal age. If there was no coercion before she was of legal age and they're happy, let them be happy. She's super cute...I'm happy for them.
7 posted on 03/01/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

James “Hooker”

Sometimes real life trumps fiction, LOL.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 1:56:14 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m terrible with faces but ... anyone else think they kinda look alike? Like I said I could be way off.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 1:57:08 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Emotionally, they are equals.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 1:57:59 PM PST by Mashood
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To: WellyP

You have got to be kidding.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 1:57:59 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: WellyP

He left his kids. Are you happy for them too?


12 posted on 03/01/2012 1:59:03 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nascarnation
Reminds me of the movie 'Election' where one of the teachers was hooking up with Reese Witherspoon and gets busted. When he was confronted by the principal he just sobs and says "But weeee were in looooove"


13 posted on 03/01/2012 1:59:16 PM PST by wareagle7295
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To: WellyP
They are of legal age.

Of course the guy dumped his wife and kids.

No problem, right?

I mean it's California after all.

14 posted on 03/01/2012 1:59:16 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
James Hooker, 41...

So if she marries him, she becomes a Hooker.

15 posted on 03/01/2012 1:59:21 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m happily married to a wonderful woman 21 years younger than me. I don’t remember ever having to get the opinion - let alone the permission of anybody except her. I know for a fact that some of her relatives didn’t approve... So I don’t interact with them much. Fortunately, her mother and I are pretty good friends... and about the same age.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 2:00:12 PM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Under the law, they are both legal adults & free to make whatever decisions they want.

I 100% don't agree with them. But "freedom" does not always guarantee you will agree with what people do with that freedom.

In other words, it's none of my business.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 2:03:28 PM PST by gdani
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To: Pollster1

We had a case like this here in Pennsylvania years ago. A teacher divorced his wife and took his 13 year old student as his common law wife.

Some pinhead judge in Erie County ruled it was a valid common law marriage and ordered the girl’s family to turn her over to him!


18 posted on 03/01/2012 2:06:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kenton
I remember when we used to look up to teachers.

Now they just hook-up with teachers.
19 posted on 03/01/2012 2:07:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t approve of it anymore than anyone else, but if the girl is 18 and of legal age, and the guy is 41, it is questionable if any crime has been committed.

If the 41 year old were female and the 18 year old were male, this thread would already been inundated with “lucky dude!” and “where were these teachers when I was in school”, etc.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 2:08:04 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s okay for billionaires.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 2:10:20 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mkjessup
I don’t approve of it anymore than anyone else, but if the girl is 18 and of legal age, and the guy is 41, it is questionable if any crime has been committed

The news story says she is now a senior, but he has known her since she was a freshman.

I guarantee he got at her *before* she was 18.

22 posted on 03/01/2012 2:18:34 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

NOT GUILTY !!!!!


23 posted on 03/01/2012 2:18:51 PM PST by saturn
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Y’all are welcome to personally condemn him for leaving his wife and kids.

But it’s not the government’s role to keep adults from shacking up.

And there is nothing perverted about a man being attracted to a sexually mature young woman.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 2:19:35 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: nascarnation

“I mean it’s California after all.”

There are many good conservatives from CA. One of them runs this website. Another became President. His library is here.

Another is me. Without trying to speak for all the others, STFU about CA when making general statements about this kind of degeneracy. You’ve had some degenerates in your neck of the woods, too, wherever it is. I’ll guarantee it.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 2:19:46 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: nascarnation
James “Hooker”

As in "Hooker's Brigade"--the campfollowing whores of the Civil War.

26 posted on 03/01/2012 2:28:06 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Beelzebubba

Do you suppose, just maybe, that this gentleman’s flame for the adult woman was kindled before she attained the age of majority? Is it OK for middle aged teachers to be dorking young girls as long as they later live together?


27 posted on 03/01/2012 2:28:34 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: jessduntno

Sorry if you can’t face reality, mate.

Cali is a lost cause.

The swarm of illegals that came in post-Reagan killed it.

Look at your state-wide elected officials.

If you want to have any positive influence in the USA you’re going to have to move on.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 2:29:44 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I've been teaching high school in Hawaii for 20 years.
About 10 years ago, I learned that the age of consent in
Hawaii was 14. I worked with many others to get this
bumped to 16, still too young but better than 14.

So imagine the same scenario as above, but with immature 30-40 yr old penisperps running off junior high playgrounds with girls in pig tails. Society simply stopped protecting children along about 1970.
29 posted on 03/01/2012 2:35:13 PM PST by jobim (.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My wife’s brother did the same thing. He invited us to his wedding. I told him I would not be part of his stupidity.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 2:35:16 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Pollster1
terms that could not be misunderstood


31 posted on 03/01/2012 2:38:33 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Pollster1

If you wish to send the happy couple a wedding gift, the bride is registered at Toys-R-Us.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 2:38:48 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: WellyP

NOW they are. I”m sure NOTHING happened until the second she turned 18, right?

If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in. I’ll even let it go for pennies on the dollar.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 2:41:51 PM PST by SengirV
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To: nascarnation

“Sorry if you can’t face reality, mate.”

Face it every day, “mate.”

We got two kinds of Californians.

We got the ones who live here and might die here trying to make it what it was.

Then we got your chickenshit, walk away from a fight types. I ain’t the second type. And my life would really suck if I knew I was. Oh. And Breitbart was from here, too.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 2:42:23 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Beelzebubba

It is the governments role to keep teachers from having sex with their students, not matter their age. The man is a dirty old man. Any 41 year old male that thinks it’s okay to have sex with an 18 year is disgusting.


35 posted on 03/01/2012 2:44:05 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: GreenHornet

Post of the day! ;)

Seriously, what kind of family would accept a son-in-law like that? Maybe when she gets some miles on her (and a few kids), he’ll trade her in for a new model too.

And for the reading challenged in this forum—if you believe that she was of legal age when they hooked up, I want some of what you’re smoking.

Just because they’re consenting adults doesn’t make it any more morally acceptable.

For the record, I was a lot better looking than that at 18, and I wasn’t boinking any of my teachers either ;) I waited a few years and got me a good looking military man.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 2:44:26 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Kenton

He has the same smirk as Jerry Sandusky.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 2:45:30 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: ReformationFan

“If the student was male, the left-wingers would be calling him a “hero” and he’d probably get a promotion in his school.”

If the student were a guy and the teacher a woman, some people on this very site would be saying the same thing.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 2:48:18 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Voting "None of the Above" in 2012.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
...a former high school teacher who resigned his job to move into an apartment with an 18-year old girl he met while teaching.

Quite a future ahead of them...

/s

39 posted on 03/01/2012 2:48:49 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: oldfart
I’m happily married to a wonderful woman 21 years younger than me.

Good for you. Were you in a position of authority over her? Did you leave a family behind,including innocent children,to satisfy your own needs?

If no,good for you. Glad you and your wife are happy together,and I wish you well in your marriage.
40 posted on 03/01/2012 2:50:05 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A match made . . . in . . . somewhere . . .


41 posted on 03/01/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: WellyP

Well, as long as she’s “super cute”, I guess it’s OK regardless.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 2:53:13 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

“Were you in a position of authority over her?”

You’re right, but that was de-criminalized when one of our former presidents molested an intern with a cigar. He was the head of our armed forces (where that would have cost him his job), but it was broomed under the carpet (and twisted into a “private matter”, though it came out in a sexual harassment lawsuit that cost him $890K to settle and cost him his law license for 5 years).


43 posted on 03/01/2012 2:55:05 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: jessduntno

So is Jim Robinson. :)


44 posted on 03/01/2012 2:56:12 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: familyop
"It’s okay for billionaires."

And for movie directors and producers.

45 posted on 03/01/2012 2:59:07 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wow! The first three comments were removed! Would this be a record?


46 posted on 03/01/2012 2:59:50 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: oldfart
I’m happily married to a wonderful woman 21 years younger than me

Good for you.

I'm 26 and my GF is 44. We lived next door to each other and worked out together at the same gym every day-she was my lifting partner and was friends for a long time before becoming BF/GF. I was in 2 other relationships with women my age and this just happened.

14 months later still going strong.

47 posted on 03/01/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: jessduntno

You’re like the 60 year old steel worker in my hometown of Cleveland who keeps telling his neighbors “that mill (the one that’s been closed since 82) is gonna open up one of these days and I’ll be back to makin’ some real money”.


48 posted on 03/01/2012 3:09:12 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: SoldierDad

It may have been because some posters posted an image from a source (such as Getty) that is not permitted here due to copyright restrictions.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 3:09:39 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: nascarnation

“You’re like the 60 year old steel worker in my hometown of Cleveland who keeps telling his neighbors “that mill (the one that’s been closed since 82) is gonna open up one of these days and I’ll be back to makin’ some real money”.”

No. That’s delusion. I’m more like the kind that says “oh, you want to take my land and change America? Come on over here and try to take it. But you don’t see the difference, do you “mate.”


50 posted on 03/01/2012 3:14:44 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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