Leave Public School Now: Teachers Defend Michigan Child Molester…And Students Make Mass Exodus From School District

Published on September 13, 2013

Enrollment appears to be nose diving in a Michigan school district where  several teachers publicly supported a former colleague who admitted having sex  with a middle school student.

The student body count in the West Branch-Rose City district, in northeast  Michigan is down unofficially some 87 students following a tumultuous summer in  which angry parents blasted seven teachers for writing letters in support of  former teacher Neal Erickson. The letters urged a judge to be lenient in  sentencing Erickson, who admitted to sexual misconduct with an underage, male  student from 2006 to 2009. When the school board declined to take action against  the teachers, many parents vowed to pull their kids out of the public schools,  which have a total enrollment of just over 2,000.

“I can’t speculate as to why the students have left, but there were certainly  parents who vocalized that they were pulling their children out of school  because of the teacher’s support,” West Branch-Rose City School Superintendent  Daniel Cwayna told FoxNews.com. “We addressed the issue as best we could without  infringing upon the teacher’s first amendment rights. There’s only so much we  can do.”

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