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Sunday, March 21, 2010: 7:56 pm
More from Bubba
|Incredible..........and this guy oversees all the schools and teachers?|
What an idiot...
Sunday, March 21, 2010: 9:11 pm
More from Reality Check
|Welcome to the 21st Century where everyone can comment on someone else's life. He made a mistake. He'll pay for it (I believe he already is as his face is plastered all over the paper and I'm sure it will be on the news, too). People make mistakes. Let's not forget that. This is a small town and people LOVE to roll around in others' misfortunes (which is sad).|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 12:35 am
More from Whitesquirrel
|I hope he at least gets a huge fine, loses his driving priveleges, has to attend a safe driving class to get them back and have a monitor put on his car. He is lucky he did not kill someone out on Blue bluff. He needs to have the kids see him punished and losing his mobility. He needs to be setting a much better example and power and position should not make him exempt|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 12:49 am
More from Liberty
Officer Whitley or Sgt Whitley ? Officier Whitley patrols and Sgt Whitley works narcotics and doesn't walk through town looking for public drunks. Mayfields alcohol levels was also taken at the jail. You wouldn't blame a police for the mistake Mr Mayfield made. Right ? Mr Mayfield is a good man who made a mistake and I know he is big enough to admit that without blaming a policeman for doing his job. He has and moved on. His wife Peggy is one of the best public servants this county has ever seen and that family will be fine.
Besides their was never a lie about the facts of any case. The cases involved can still be prosecuted by any competent prosecutor. What was in question was clerical and doesn't change any evidentiary facts.
It's only when a lazy prosecutor and rabid lowlife druggies lawyers find a clerical technicality's they seem to become allies and throw on of the most important people Mooresville has, under the bus ? That my folks is what we call politics. Sgt. Tom Whitley Character stays firmly intact and can never be tarnished by the likes of them.
Monday, March 22, 2010: 12:57 am
More from Liberty
This has nothing to do with Mr Furniss but everything to do with the children. No consideration should ever be given to a teacher or any school employee when children are involved. I do believe the school system believes in zero tolerance when it comes to hazardous activity from the youth without mercy. Mr Furness has a chance to resign to keep from being fired. I know him as a man of honor so I believe he will do the right thing. But again he has nothing to do with this. Only the children should be considered.
Monday, March 22, 2010: 1:49 am
More from Liberty
|I am a little surprised that as a community of adult parents we seem to miss what is the only purpose of a school system. Some how we have become so callused towards the value of the child and so centric on our selves that we could possibly value an employees job over the life of a child. |
The role model function of a teacher, principal or superintendent is the cornerstone of their effectiveness and ability in the formation of any child. Once they lose their credibility and respect with the children their continued presents become a negative influence and the outcome is dead teenagers folks.
The only people owed any consideration in the schools are the children. Because they are the schools only purpose they have to be the schools only consideration. I am sick and disgusted with who pose as human beings for making the American children an endangered species.
A superintendent of a school is not a job position like flipping hamburgers. It's a leadership position, valid only as long as they can effectively lead. Thats why the are moral clauses in school contracts. You can't lead people when you have lost you moral authority. ....Thats why preachers step down when they fail morally. Not for punishment but for the strength and protection of those they have lead.
Now lets cover this comparison with a police officer. Does anybody want really think the act of one man out to pleasure himself doing legal drugs putting our families live at risk and influencing teenagers to do the same thing is the same as someone who puts their own life at risk trying to protect the teenager. ?
I know Mr Furniss and I think he is a good man but he is no longer qualified for the potion of leadership of our most valuable impressionable assets. If he's the man of honor I think he is he would agree with me.
If he is kept as the leader of the community school children YES he will not escape the responsibility of the death of the next drunk teenager driving into a tree this spring. Mr Furniss is know to get on the high school children for their driving habits in the parking lot and warn them about the same on the road. If he felt doing that could have a positive outcome then he has to understand a DUI can only have a negative outcome.
This nation is going straight to hell in a hand basket woven by parents and teacher who put themselves first and the children last. Of coarse if that wasn't the case we wouldn't have GEC's in the first place. I have zero tolerance for that.
I say this to my friends and foes not with my usual sarcasm but with a plea to reconsider the value of children and how they follow the actions of the adults who are over them. Children can only do what we do and will ever do what they're told. They follow the example of their leaders. Our friend Mr Furniss will find another job.
Monday, March 22, 2010: 7:35 am
More from Parent
|You know the kids have to be held accountable and HE should even more. Setting a fine example! His decision to drink and drive was a poor one.|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 8:02 am
More from Greg
|I wonder if it was our Jeep Cherokee that he was driving.|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 8:49 am
More from Lassiter
Thats not how it works. My father had an owi case 25 years ago that wound up being dropped to wreckless driving. He had nothing to do with politics.
Monday, March 22, 2010: 9:44 am
More from plasma
|Sure, many people have done the same and gotten by with it...and no he didn't kill anyone...THIS TIME. It is a very serious issue and he could have easily hurt or killed someone. He was twice the legal limit. Also, we just had a huge issue at prom last year where several kids were expelled, suspended and kept from playing sports. Now, they will have a breathalyzer at the post prom. Will they be checking the school staff as well as the students? Just a thought. As far as his job goes, that is not for me to say. They will have to hand down some type of reprimand, but I am not sure losing his job is the answer.|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 9:46 am
More from dee
|I say ole Mr. Furniss should lose his job! Mr Furniss act so high and mighty on making decisions for our Children and schools he knows right from wrong (Right)? Then fire Furniss the law is the law and he choose to brake the law when he drove drunk. How many times did he go to work this way I wounder? I say out with the ole drunk in with the New. Dee|
Monday, March 22, 2010: 9:46 am
More from M-ville Parent
|Ok before everyone gets judgmental, He is human just like everyone else and everyone makes mistakes. Yes it was a bad decision on his part, I'll admit that, but NO ONE is perfect. Let's move on now.|
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