View Full Version : Schools chief defends keeping accused Ala. teacher

01-09-2012, 10:26 PM

Two longtime Alabama school board leaders are defending the panel's decision in 1993 to reinstate an elementary school teacher who was accused of molesting a student, even though the teacher is now charged with more abuse.

Acker, 49, is now in the county jail on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving two female students under 12. Police said the former teacher admitted to molesting 21 girls throughout his career when he was arrested on Wednesday. The arrest shocked residents of the well-to-do Birmingham suburb, where Acker taught for 25 years and was a familiar figure in his green VW convertible.

01-09-2012, 11:48 PM
Would any disagree on the aspect that it is harder to discover these types of people when they are rural and out in the country as opposed to those in and around urban Cities? 25 yrs and a track record to boot! That sucks!

01-10-2012, 09:08 AM
That is a horrible story. What is wrong with the people who let him back into a classroom? I don't know if they are easier to catch in urban or rural settings but when these stories break I am just stunned by the people who were aware of these things and let it continue.

01-11-2012, 12:05 PM
Govt workers have to be treated with the same rules and expectations as any other employee in the private sector would. The govt unions are protecting bad teachers.