So no running stuff today. My daughter, 11, has a music teacher who has always seemed vaguely creepy, forget the details, but just slightly off and inappropriate at times, this, according to many of his students, but let's stick to the facts.
Today we now learn that last year, complaints about him led to an investigation which ended up finding that his personal computer contained over 600 photos of elementary school age children, not porn, just photos, mostly of students in the school, mostly taken (presumably) by him. We also learned that the town school superintendent warned him to not take anymore pictures of children.
But, he has been taking photos of children in his class, my daughter's class, playing musical instruments, flutes, clarinets, etc. He tells them that he can help them improve by observing their facial form while playing, and the he may want to videotape them as well.
There was also a recent incident where my daughter's Girl Scout troop was having a meeting at the school after school, and some of the girls dispersed/disappeared and were found in the music teacher's classroom down the hall, goofing around with each other. The girls said the music teacher told them that could come into his classroom and play freeze tag or whatever it was they were doing in the hall, and that he offered them candy as well. When queried by a Girl Scout mother, the music teacher said he let the girls in because they said they didn't have to be anywhere else (??).
And, a recent town police log shows a car and person fitting the description of the music teacher and his car was seen at a playground, taking photos - no license plate info. So, whatdoyathink? Is this totally freaking suspect or what? Parents are trying to get the police involved, angry that the superintendent hadn't notified police earlier. One of the mothers driving this was herself molested as a child, so we need to keep that in mind, grain of salt, but it looks pretty incriminating to me. We've talked with out daughter about it, a little weirded out, but she's okay.
We're keeping a close eye on things, just curious what others might think of the basic facts/situation. Weigh in if so inclined. Thanks.