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Parents outraged after teacher hands out sex toys to teens during drama awards ceremony
Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS

Posted on 06/09/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT by NYer

BELLINGHAM, WA, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A parent's letter to KOMO News in Washington has led to a teacher's apology after a drama awards ceremony at Bellingham High School devolved into vulgarities and what the unidentified mother called "trash."

According to the mother, who asked to be anonymous to protect her 17-year old daughter, retiring teacher Teri Grimes gave sex toys to the male teen who won the title of "horniest stud" and the same toys to the girl who won "horniest girl."  

But it was the anti-Catholic skit that was the last straw for the mother, who had brought her daughter, a senior, to receive an award.

"I sat there with my mouth open in shock and the final straw was when a joke was told on stage about a teacher, a lawyer and a priest on a plane. The plane was going down and the teacher says we have to save the children. The attorney says "F*** the children!" and the priest says "OOOOH..Do we have time for that???" the mother wrote, according to KOMO News.

On Tuesday, Grimes apologized in a statement. "I deeply apologize for some very inappropriate comments and actions made during our drama students' end-of-the-year awards ceremony,” she wrote. “This is not representative of our students who take such great pride in their school and respect one another. Much of the evening was a great celebration of their work. However, as a teacher and the club's leader, I take full responsibility and am extremely sorry.”

KOMO News says that the school's principal had a meeting with students and Grimes, where "sincere apologies and regret" were expressed. A spokesperson for the school district declined to comment to LifeSiteNews, saying the district was still investigating the incident.

LifeSiteNews asked the spokesperson what kind of corrective action could be taken against Grimes, who is retiring at the end of the current school year, in approximately two weeks.

The mother whose complaint led to the school's investigation says the district handled the matter to her satisfaction. KOMO News reports she thinks the attention will prevent student award ceremonies from having similar incidents in the future.

According to Catholic League president Bill Donahue, however, "an apology is not sufficient." He told LifeSiteNews that the school's action so far "manifestly does not resolve the issue for me."

He said that he is "writing to the principal of Bellingham High School and the superintendent of schools (as well as the media) demanding that the same sanctions that apply to bigoted comments made against all other demographic groups are levied against Teri Grimes."

In a letter to Bellingham High School principal Jeff Vaughn, Donahue said "an apology would never do" if the comments made in the skit were directed towards "other segments of the population." He said that if "the same sanctions" were not "levied against a teacher who made bigoted remarks against others" weren't "applied," the school would be "counsel[ing] discrimination."

Donahue says this distinction makes the issue "more than a moral issue -- it is a legal matter.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; arth; catholic; corruptingaminor; education; homeschool; liberalbigot; publicschools; sex; sexualizingchildren; washington

1 posted on 06/09/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/09/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Has anyone been fired yet? Arrested?


3 posted on 06/09/2014 3:22:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NYer
Awards for horny students? This is the kind of stuff that makes me lose all hope for humanity.

Come Lord quickly!

4 posted on 06/09/2014 3:22:42 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: NYer

This has to be a joke . . . right?

Right?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 3:22:52 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: NYer

That ‘teacher’ has no class and should not be allowed anywhere near one either.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 3:24:59 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: NYer

She probably honestly didn’t see anything untoward in these acts. Liberals are incapable of recognizing obscenity.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NYer

Every single day at least one of these stories on the moral decay of our schools rolls across the pages of FR. It breaks my heart what has become of our education system in America. This teacher knew good and well what he was doing and decided to show the world what he was teaching covertly for years now. He gladly took the blame, he was leaving the system and had no fear of losing his retirement. One can bet his fellow teachers and administrators are just as rotten to the core is the offending teacher is.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 3:28:54 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: NYer

9 posted on 06/09/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NYer

The levels of sheer moral depravity that America has sunk to in recent years is jaw-dropping.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT by greene66
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To: NYer

Schools and colleges are 100% in tune with leftist wishes, and use every opportunity to implement them. One of the big wishes for the left is the elimination of the family as the source of a person’s moral principles.
They want the family to PAY for school, and the kids’ food and clothes, and abortions and birth control, but not to teach kids right and wrong.
That is the job of the all-knowing State.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: BenLurkin

She looks crazy.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 3:41:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BenLurkin

Holy crap. A flake.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 3:42:19 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA .... .....WORST.... PRESIDENT......EVER)
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To: BenLurkin

The “pin up girl” for this program.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 3:46:43 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

insane running the asylum


15 posted on 06/09/2014 3:49:22 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: NYer

Sounds to me like she was drunk at the ceremony. Which wouldn’t surprise me.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 3:50:59 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: NYer
And we wonder why each week a new story pops up of a teacher and student having sex.

Thx to the teacher's unions and the Left, schools are toxic for children.

17 posted on 06/09/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thousands of headlines could have read,”Teacher works hard, then goes home to loving family” That doesn’t sell though.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 3:53:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I say that prayer every day.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: NYer
Why you can't fire her! She has tenure! That is what tenure is for, it was political speech! and dramatic sarcasm of course .

( sarcasm off ).....

20 posted on 06/09/2014 3:56:19 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: NYer
"I sat there with my mouth open in shock and the final straw was when a joke was told on stage about a teacher, a lawyer and a priest on a plane. The plane was going down and the teacher says we have to save the children. The attorney says "F*** the children!" and the priest says "OOOOH..Do we have time for that???

Wait a minute. Who's fault is that? This is what people think when they see a priest. I know priests who are ashamed to be seen in public in their collar because of the homosexuals taking over the Church.

21 posted on 06/09/2014 3:56:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: GeronL

She said she is sorry. That fixes everything these days don’t you know?

What else do you want? Justice or consequences or something?

Get a life. /s


22 posted on 06/09/2014 3:58:06 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: NYer

the female is called the “horniest girl” while the male is called the “horniest stud”?

shouldn’t that be the “horniest slut” or “biggest slut”?


23 posted on 06/09/2014 4:00:57 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: NYer

A decent person wouldn’t even know where to get “sex toys,” let alone consider giving them to students while celebrating their promiscuity.

I wonder if the parents of “horniest stud” and “horniest girl” are proud. I wonder how many dead grandchildren those parents have.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 4:05:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Willing to bet she’s a lesbo.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 4:06:47 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: NYer

This is just incredible. I wonder if an investigation would reveal that this perv had been coming on to students.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Sequoyah101
She said she is sorry. That fixes everything these days don’t you know? What else do you want? Justice or consequences or something?

Lol!! Post of the day. The consequences of relativism.

27 posted on 06/09/2014 4:21:23 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: unixfox

Hard telling about that. She’s definitely got something going on - maybe she gets off on talking dirty with kids?


28 posted on 06/09/2014 4:23:17 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA .... .....WORST.... PRESIDENT......EVER)
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To: Tax-chick

Dead grandchildren?


29 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:26 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA .... .....WORST.... PRESIDENT......EVER)
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To: fivecatsandadog

If the teenagers are screwing around, there have probably been abortions. That’s what happens.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 4:27:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Tax-chick

I couldn’t agree more. If I had a child in her class I would be beside myself.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LowOiL
It's not a "he".

FMCDH(BITS)

32 posted on 06/09/2014 4:37:27 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Guess you missed this...she's laughing all the way to the porn shop. She'll no doubt enjoy her generous pension.

"...*retiring* teacher Teri Grimes"

33 posted on 06/09/2014 4:38:15 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: NYer

Another Reason to Homeschool

ARTH


34 posted on 06/09/2014 4:41:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: trisham

Absolutely shameless. Zot knows what’s been going on in her classes all these years.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 4:42:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: NYer

Get your kids out of public school.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 4:42:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL

Killed? They would have been killed if this had been about Muslim children and a muslim joke.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

** retiring teacher Teri Grimes **

Her last dog and pony show?


38 posted on 06/09/2014 4:47:12 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes. She’s depraved.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 4:51:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Horniest Teacher Who Never Gets Any” award.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 8:41:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: FES0844

Some days I find myself saying it several times a day.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 1:26:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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