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California teacher resigns after leaving wife, kids for student, 18

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MODESTO — A 41-year-old Enochs High School teacher in Modesto has resigned and moved in with an 18-year-old student.

The reaction has been largely shock, disapproval and betrayal.

An angry California mother is alleging abuse now that her 18-year-old daughter is living with her former high school teacher,

The teen’s mother has waged a very public campaign on Facebook since last week, when her daughter moved out of the family’s home and into a Modesto apartment with the man. He has left his wife and children, one of whom is a junior at Enochs.

Modesto police are investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before the girl turned 18 in the fall.

And school district and teachers union officials worry that an ethical and moral line has been crossed, even if the student is legally an adult.

An angry California mother is alleging abuse now that her 18-year-old daughter is living with her former high school teacher, who left his wife and children to move into an apartment with the young woman.

James Hooker was placed on paid administrative leave Feb. 3 by Modesto City Schools and resigned Feb. 22, he said Tuesday. Hooker taught business and computer classes, and he was an adviser to three active campus clubs.

[SNIP]  Who’s taking bets on how long this will last?  I have June 2012.

 

» 29 Comments

  1. Papadoc

    March 1st, 2012

    Oy. He will wake up some morning soon and wonder what the hell he was doing. And may spend much of the rest of his life trying to mend it with his children. What a moron.

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  2. Grizzly

    March 1st, 2012

    You read of these things from time to time.

    Idiots. I think they will be disappointed fairly soon. I give it four weeks.

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  3. Starfighter

    March 1st, 2012

    Just wait until some guy about 20-25 years old causes her head to turn. She’ll be outta there faster than Mr. Hooker can say, “jail bait.”

    By the way, Hooker? Do people get together and make it easy for the press to ridicule them?

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  4. Stirrin the B.S.

    March 1st, 2012

    He has destroyed his marriage and possibly career, all for a mid-life crisis fantasy. It will end soon, and then what?

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  5. mike

    March 1st, 2012

    Any chance, Is he’s the school Psychologist.?

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  6. Bad Brad

    March 1st, 2012

    Should have read a couple more articles in the paper. Get a load if this one.

    The Natomas Unified School District board voted to cut as many as two dozen teaching positions and to increase salaries for selected administrators at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    The reason the district gave was they were afraid of a “brain drain” with all of these talented administrators potentially leaving. What a joke

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  7. LadyGun12

    March 1st, 2012

    School administrators. Oxymoron.

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  8. Goldenfoxx

    March 1st, 2012

    I have a cousin who was married to a man just like James Hooker. They had two children and he left my cousin for a student (in Tennessee). This happened 40+ years ago. His wife was so devastated that she lived her life in and out of mental institutions and never recovered from it. His new wife later on in years, developed breast cancer and died. His two children wouldn’t have anything to do with him to this day. So, for Mr. Hooker, he made a bad decision that he will regret later on. As for his new honey, she’ll leave his sorry ass before she turns 30. No respect for other people’s feelings, I hope both of them get their just reward.

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  9. Starfighter

    March 1st, 2012

    @Grizzly — Just after my high school class graduated, one of the most popular cheer leaders announced her engagement — to the 25 year old music teacher! It was announced in the local newspaper. She had turned 18 during the spring. Everyone knew they been boinking for at least a year, though there was no way to prove it.

    They never did get married and, as far as I know, she is still single.

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  10. Frosteetoes

    March 1st, 2012

    Eww…Gross! It’s a daddy complex with her, he’s just an opportunist. When she actually grows up she will find him repulsive. I feel bad for the man’s kids.

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  11. Sicktoy

    March 1st, 2012

    If my Mother had gotten any idea I was dating or seeing someone 23 years older than me, she would have yanked me out of school – possibly into the afterlife, and I would have been grounded for the rest of my natural life.

    In another article on this I read, one of these two igits said they had a hard time trying to decide if they should make other people happy or make themselves happy. They better be happy fast – this ain’t gonna last! Just imagine the laundry that will stack up, the dishes that won’t get washed…..etc….

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  12. Edith McCrotch

    March 1st, 2012

    Look at that crazy biotch’s left eye..if that ain’t insanity I don’t know what is.

    She’s a control freak and has got what she wanted…for now, control over a man(?) (a very weak person IMO.)to leave his wife and kids.

    3 weeks tops.

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  13. Sicktoy

    March 1st, 2012

    @Edith – it’s what my father used to call the “boogle” eye….

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  14. Jack Daniels

    March 1st, 2012

    “teachers union officials worry that an ethical and moral line has been crossed, EVEN if the student is legally an adult.”

    I’m sorry, I do not want to belittle the circumstances or the damage that has been caused by these two fools….BUT teachers union concerned about MORAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS????

    Give me a break. There’re are no standards and the only false outrage is because this older guy ran away with some young filly….by default that makes HIM a pig!

    Funny there is no moral outrage for the complete level of depravity that is passed off as the norm now in virtually every other aspect of society. Funny how these are the only type of stories that incites contempt and outrage.

    Teachers poison the minds of our kids with debased sexual curriculums without the consent or knowledge of parents and YET…THIS makes headlines all the time.

    The public education system CREATED this crap, so shut up all you members of the teachers union!

    I give it six months

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  15. Jack Daniels

    March 1st, 2012

    And this ‘shock’ coming from California no less….give me a break!

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  16. Wyatt, Insensitive Jerk

    March 1st, 2012

    Dude – for that mid-life crisis thing – just buy a ‘Vette. In the long run, it’s way less expensive (in more ways than one).

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  17. Tony R

    March 1st, 2012

    I wonder if there would have been “moral outrage” or concern about “ethical lines being crossed” if this were a homosexual relationship? Hey these two are closer in age than Bill and Monica. Just sayin…

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  18. Left Coast Dan

    March 1st, 2012

    A Jr. Hi school teacher married a girl my age 30 years ago as soon as she graduated from high school, after having an affair with her since she was 14. He bullied and threatened boys that he felt were interested in her, which, considering she was homecoming queen (with him as her escort) numbered quite a few. They divorced long ago, and of course he is an honored administrator in the same school district.

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  19. TooMuchTime

    March 1st, 2012

    1) I don’t like what he did but I’ve got to give him some props. She’s very pretty and 18. He’s bald, wears glasses, is a computer nerd and is 41. When his buds are at home with their wives, they are probably shaking their heads and “agreeing” with the wife. Inside, they are saying, “DUDE! SCOOORRRRRRRE!”

    2) @Wyatt — I want a Corvette and I’m 55. It’s not a mid-life crisis thing either. I’ve always wanted one since high school. Unfortunately, being over 6’4″, I don’t fit in a Corvette. Which is weird because I fit in any Porsche. You’d think that Chevrolet would make sure the Great American Sports Car would fit Americans.

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  20. Bad Brad

    March 1st, 2012

    TooMuchTime, Don’t try and get into a Ferrari. Worst cockpit ever.

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  21. Merry Poppet

    March 1st, 2012

    ‘Do we make everyone else happy or do we follow our hearts?’

    I don’t think it was their “hearts” they were following.

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  22. Robert Fine

    March 2nd, 2012

    I keep saying this, but this is EXACTLY who is behind the push for explict early-child sex education. It gives these “chesters” an opening line, just like a dirtbag in a bar tries to steer the conversation with a woman to sex in a desperate attempt to get in her pants.

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  23. The Doktor

    March 2nd, 2012

     
  24. The Doktor

    March 2nd, 2012

    Alright – If you can, put everything else you may have thought about this story aside for one minute … and contemplate their next Thanksgiving dinners with the families.

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  25. American Infidel

    March 2nd, 2012

    Look at the pupils in that girls eyes….thats what robin williams was referring to when he coined the phrase “the heavily medicated section”!
    As soon as the depakote and prozac wears off, she’ll go right back to her battery powered devices…..hell….maybe he will too! LOL

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  26. American Infidel

    March 2nd, 2012

    Ummm, not to imply anything (LOL), but when is the last time any of us heard from “I’m 41, I’m a Man”…?

    Just kidding, the coincidence was too close to pass on….I like his site!

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  27. HooHooNayNay

    March 2nd, 2012

    With the internet scrutiny and everyone observing how repulsive this is, she’s more than aware of what everyone thinks of her. She’s a teenage American female. Malleable to a fault. I wouldn’t even give it until Monday. Wait until her favorite Granny and Grampy get a hold of her….

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  28. Browns44

    March 2nd, 2012

    T.J Hooker, I thought that was only in re-runs?

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  29. The Doktor

    March 2nd, 2012

    Alright, maybe my lyric quote (“The Cuervo Gold! The fine Columbian!“) was not too noticeable. Try this one then:

    Hey Nineteen that’s ‘Retha Franklin
    She don’t remember the Queen of Soul
    It’s hard times befallen the sole survivors
    She thinks I’m crazy I’m just growing old

    Hey Nineteen
    No we got nothin’ in common
    No we can’t talk at all
    Please take me along when you slide on down

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