Hyper-sexed: Charlottesville City Schools’ sex crime problem

| February 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

 

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Charlottesville City Schools have an unacknowledged sex problem.

Last week’s child-pornography-related charges against Venable Elementary School teacher, Corey Schock, have shocked many in the Charlottesville community, but they should not have. His alleged offenses follow a lineage of predator predecessors, all of whose crimes Charlottesville City Schools have attempted to obfuscate or conceal.

Most recently, there was the case of Darrell Eugene Farley—a nearly 10-year bus driver for Charlottesville City Schools—who was convicted of several felony sex charges involving children. The division did not publicly acknowledge the arrest or conviction of Mr. Farley, nor did it solicit concerns of parents whose students for years encountered Farley daily in his official duties. Notably, the Daily Progress acted as an accomplice in the City schools’ cover up by refusing to run the Farley story.

In 2012, The Hook reported inappropriate sexual acts on the grounds of Walker Upper Elementary School by a teacher who was employed there. The teacher resigned from her position following administration discovery of graphic images portraying an in-school dalliance. Questioned by a Hook reporter, Charlottesville City Schools’ then-spokesperson, Cass Cannon, refused to release details of the Walker sexcapades, and the story was not covered by other media.

Then there was the sad case of Jonathan Spivey. In 2007 Spivey went to prison for engaging in sex acts with male students at Charlottesville High School—where he had taught music for decades. Student-reported sexual allegations against Mr. Spivey long predated the 2007 conviction, though. Predictably, the Charlottesville education and law enforcement establishments routinely obviated those charges, and the alleged victims eventually capitulated.

Through all of these events, and likely many undisclosed others, Charlottesville City Schools has not learned its lesson.

Charlottesville Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins’ pitifully uncoupled statement on Schock’s arrest leaves much to be desired:

“We are saddened by this turn of events, but our first priority will be on our students, teachers, and community. Each day, we are aware of the tremendous responsibility to care for and teach our students. We take that responsibility very seriously.”

A press release from the City schools perhaps is worse, calling Schock’s arrest “a sensitive story in the life of our community.”

More truthfully, the story is a symptom of sexual sickness woven into the fabric of Charlottesville City Schools. And students are being directly and indirectly damaged by the administration’s lack of affirmative action in dealing with the division’s underlying, anything-goes (until it’s exposed) sex culture. Until the disease is acknowledged it cannot be treated. And until it is treated, it cannot be cured.

Beware, parents of Charlottesville schoolchildren: sexual predators are lurking.

About the Author:

Rob Schilling is founder of The Schilling Show Blog and News; host of WINA's The Schilling Show, heard weekdays from noon to 2 PM; husband; father; and community watchdog.
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4 Comments on "Hyper-sexed: Charlottesville City Schools’ sex crime problem"

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  1. Rob Schilling says:

    Are your children safe in Charlottesville City Schools?

  2. Crystal Steger-Smith says:

    Sexual predators are lurking everywhere.

  3. You see how many people you got giving a damn about the school that is majority black? Too many eyes on the bypass and uva winning a championship. The divison 1 school that hasnt gave any of our jefferson district student athletes a chance to compete on the D-1 level. But this is a public school with all the elders ranging from mothers,fathers,brothers,sisters, hell some grandmothers an grandfathers in the newspaper in the criminal section. All the drug dealers and gangbangers. Sex offenders. I bet if the familys of charlottesville that make up 3 thirds of 4 of the school werent busting there ass at work to pay the rent that is twice higher then it should and could afford to be at home when there kids get home not just walking threw the got damn door then this type of stuff coukd be prevented. Yeah someone out there is gonna say thet all on welfare an assitance lmao. And to you people i say you must not be from the ville, or you must come from money. Cause you must be a damn fool to go out and bust your back for no benefits and minimum wage. Go hungry cause the most you can make in a month to get food assistance you cant work over time or in the case of saving face in charlottesville a 40 hr work week. Yeah thats funny let the people work just enough to where you dont have to pay for them more then you have too. terrorists are right here on our grounds walking around every damn day and they are fun full of life wealthey amercians who arent American at all. So they might be there in the school system but its only cause the city dont give a damn about the schools but care about tye money it got coming in and how they can get less going out.

  4. Kathy Grant says:

    Oh, for god's sake. It's patently ridiculous to characterize the city school division's culture as an "anything-goes…sex culture." I'm no particular fan of ccs administration or of the way sexual offenses by ccs staff have been handled, but there are sex offenders everywhere and it's gratuitously offensive to tar all city educators with the same brush.

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