Brickbat: Civics Lesson

A judge has found former Toronto teacher Mary Gowans not guilty of sexual assault and sexual interference. Gowans had been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. But Judge John McMahon said there were "significant and troubling" inconsistencies in the boy's testimony. Gowans says the charges destroyed her life, and she still faces a disciplinary hearing from the Ontario College of Teachers. A representative of that agency told the press that the burden of proof in a disciplinary hearing is not as high as it is in a court.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There needs to be a double standard applied here. Even if she was guilty, anyone who was a teenage boy knows there virtually can be no negative psychological effects of doing it with a hot teacher. That hoser college of teachers have to take that FACT into account.

  • ||

    Where was Mary Gowans when I was 15? Why do these female teachers always seem to pick some weenie kid that starts whining and tattles on them? What a dumbass.

  • db||

    Well, we do usually only hear about the ones who complain. There could be a lot more out there.

  • ||

    No doubt there is. In thinking about it, a 40ish yo woman who takes a 15 yo to bed is exercising bad judgement already, so it is no surprise that they sometimes also pick the wrong 15 yo.

    Still, I have to shake my head at what a weenie that kid is.

  • ||

    Yeah, I don't get it. It's not like he was 10. At 15, if I didn't want to do something, I wouldn't, and if you tried to make me, you'd be in deep shit. If I were that kid, I'd be happy.

  • RBS||

    Bragging to the wrong people like friends who can't keep their mouths shut I can understand but flat out tattling I don't get. Maybe his parents heard about it and forced him?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In this case it appears the kid was lying anyway.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Those are some ugly looking dogs.

  • RBS||

    Sexual interference? So cockblocking is illegal in Canada?

  • Drake||

    I was thinking the same thing - there are some fat friends out there I would like to see charged.

  • ||

    In the name of the Queen, UNBLOCK THY COCK!

  • ||

    I remember an English teach to whom I wanted to do unspeakable things. God, she was hot. Why didn't THAT teacher have a thing for horny 15-year-old dudes?

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