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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Full Nelson

posted by on March 1 at 12:36 PM

In Half Nelson, the exceedingly dreamy Ryan Gosling plays a junior-high teacher with an unfortunate crack problem. Today Gosling’s fictional charcter was thoroughly one-upped by John Accera, a real-life middle-school principal in Pennsylvania who was not only arrested for possessing and selling meth, but was found naked in his office watching gay pornography with a collection of sex toys nearby at the time of arrest.

Full story here.

(And the school district’s letter to parents is here.)

[Update: I originally misidentified Acerra as 28 years old. He’s actually 50, and “a 28-year educator and principal since 2000.”]

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Good lord.. how the hell do you get to be a middle-school principal at 28? My middle-school principal -- all of my principals -- were like 87.

Posted by Tone | March 1, 2007 12:43 PM
2

He "was found naked in his office watching gay pornography with a collection of sex toys nearby at the time of arrest"?!?!

Uh, is someone a wee bit self destructive?

Also, where were all the meth selling principals & 15 you screwing teachers when I was in HS?

Posted by Mike in MO | March 1, 2007 12:47 PM
3

He is not 28 Years old. He is 50 years old and has been an educator for 28 years.

Posted by Bgenot | March 1, 2007 12:50 PM
4

Good to see that Ted Haggard's new career is going well.

Posted by MoTown | March 1, 2007 12:55 PM
5

Jesus, that's like a Nelson and a half. Who gets completely naked just to rub one out at the office? Oops!

Posted by Fnarf | March 1, 2007 1:09 PM
6

Yes, but did he know about 9-11 days before it happened?

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | March 1, 2007 1:09 PM
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"What we are saying to children is in essence sometimes people use bad judgment." Uh, yeah, a little.

Posted by Fnarf | March 1, 2007 1:19 PM
8

Nice one Pope.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 1, 2007 1:42 PM
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Dammit, there's already one teacher scandal today. An educator in South Carolina (pronounced "mouth vagina") who educated the pants off 5 teenage boys. I was just thinking, "thank gawd it wasn't a gay man," and now this.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/01/teacher.arrest.ap/index.html

Posted by Original Andrew | March 1, 2007 2:03 PM
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Orig. Andrew:
Yep, and the original post has already made it to Free Republic as proof of why gay people shouldn't be teachers, serve in the military, be allowed to exist, etc... :(

Posted by torrentprime | March 1, 2007 3:20 PM
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Do they have any pictures of him naked?

Posted by Pervy Perv | March 1, 2007 3:55 PM
12

That's an amazingly arrogant letter -- 'will continue to be a safe school'? Obviously, its NOT safe -- how can it continue?

Posted by bill | March 2, 2007 7:25 AM

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