This story just wrote itself as far as ridiculousness. Gotta love the teachers who have sex with their student...
He admitted to having sex with one of his students and now a former teacher and coach in Essex is being honored as one of the nation's most respected teachers while he sits in prison.
Richard Bugbee is a convicted sex offender, but at least one of his former students believed he should be awarded nationally for his teaching excellence. The student nominated Bugbee to be included in the Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Local residents who talked to WPTV-TV in Plattsburgh, N.Y., were shocked at Bugbee's inclusion in the book.
"(What if he was a great teacher?) He should be a great teacher in jail," said Phil Dessureau, of Essex.
"Hopefully, the organization takes back that nomination and gives it back to another teacher who's recognized in the community. I think that would be wonderful," said Rick Walters, of Burlington.
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This would be funny if it wasn't so ##!@# tragic. I don't know what has gotten into SOME of my fellow teachers these days. I think there needs to be an especially harsh prison regime for teachers that do this. It's every parent's (including mine; the TeenWonk is my daughter.) nightmare.
Posted by: EdWonk on November 18, 2004 06:10 PM
so, this guy used to be a teacher at my school and i didn't even know that he was in jail or anything. that is sooooo messed up!!!! i don't know how i missed out on that news but it's pretty crazy! wow!
Posted by: caitlyn on November 21, 2004 04:50 PM