Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Doofus Of The Day #817

Today's award goes to an Australian school for an unthinking, uncaring and utterly inappropriate memorial.  An inquiry into a child-molesting teacher was told:

Mr Ashton said he was deeply confused by the attitude at the school where all were expected to pay tribute to an art teacher Bruce Barrett who had died young.

Mr Ashton said Barrett was a "notorious molester" but the school put up memorial gates at the back entrance to the Wahroonga school in his honour and bearing the inscription: "He touched us all".

There's more at the link.  A tip o' the hat to Australian reader Snoggeramus for providing it.

I can only hope that whoever was responsible for this gets fired as soon as possible . . . but I suspect they won't.  Bureaucrats are forever.



Javahead said...

Given the inscription, I suppose it's remotely possible that this was someone's idea of very, very, snarky humor. At least I hope so.

Chris said...

The education establishment protects its own, no matter where. I heard about this story on the radio today, where a county school system in the Maryland suburbs of DC is covering up child sex abuse by employees and contractors.

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This is disgusting, with some of those involved being moved from school to school, and nearly none being referred to police.