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Columbia, South Carolina, police have charged John Meredith Jennings with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Jennings is a reading interventionist at Longleaf Middle School. Police say Jennings inappropriately touched two girls between 2014 and 2017. One was between 6 and 9 years old in that period and the other was between 10 and 13 years old. Richland School District Two has placed Jennings on leave.

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  2. …the Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit has been investigating.

    These are their stories.

    1. I expect the parents will find, they can’t sue the school for hiring this creep and allowing this to occur, but if it was a private school I’d bet they would sue and win. It’s an important point for parents, in holding school employees accountable: there’s a lot less accountability for government schools, which is why we should have school choice, because forcing our children to be in government schools without accountability, and not telling us about their indoctrination of kids, is immoral and a form of slavery, which Democrats claim to be against.

  3. The rules about student/teacher sex are pretty simple. If the teacher’s a hot young woman, she’ll likely lose her job but nothing else. If she’s ugly or old, she’ll likely see a little jail time, but her life probably won’t be over. If the teacher is a man, no matter if he’s handsome or ugly, he will probably get a lethal injection, or (in non-death penalty states), lynched.

    This is what comes of living in a patriarchy…Wait, what?

    1. The girls he allegedly molested were 13 or below. It does not really matter with that age. If the charges can be proven, throw the book at him.

      1. Way to miss the point. Inigo is alleging that if the teacher had been female, this would have been brushed under the rug – also regardless of age. Inigo provides no evidence for his cynical claim but we’ve seen plenty of anecdotal news stories that support that assumption.

        1. I really doubt that. Female teach et TSA get something of a pass, but this seems to be with high school age students, not prepubescents.

          1. I can’t remember any women molesting prepubescents, except when they were doing it together with their boyfriends.

  4. Being a reading interventionist, he was just trying to read between their lines.

    1. Thankfully, someone called The Police.

      It’s no use, he sees her
      He starts to shake and cough
      Just like the old man in
      That book by Nabokov

  5. “Reading Interventionist”?
    Dear Timmy, your classmates and I care about you very much, and we’re disturbed by your constant reading of Huckleberry Finn, Catch-22, To Kill a Mockingbird, and other non-intersectional LGBTQABCD+> literature. We would like to send you to a re-education camp, I mean treatment center. Will you accept our help?

    1. Funny, but “Reading Interventionist” is probably a fancy title for a school funded, professional tutor for kids who are behind grade level in reading skills, particularly kids with learning disabilities.

      1. I get it then; “behind grade level” is newspeak for “we should’ve flunked Timmy and kept him in 2nd grade, but that would make him feel bad, so let’s pay a separate teacher to do the first teacher’s job.”

        1. Well, if he’s behind in *one* subject, it may make more sense to get him up to speed in that subject than to make him repeat *every* subject.

          1. But if you can’t read, you’ll be behind in all subjects except maybe PE.

    2. Will you You will accept our help.


  6. 2014 & 2017?
    “Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit has been investigating” (?)

    Who is investigating the Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit?

    1. Harvey Weinstein?

  7. “I was teaching them critical race theory”

    Returned to classroom, apologized to, legal settlement, promotion…

  8. Had he molested two boys, this would have been covered by Brickbat Mountain

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