Regarding children being abused by trusted adults in the school, some Michigan parents are making a statement about the safety of their children. They are exiting the building in droves. The school is receiving a vote of no confidence.
On July 10, former Rose City Middle School teacher and former Michigan Education Association President Neal Erickson was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He molested a fourteen year old student.
His former co-workers felt the abuse of this eighth grader was an isolated incident and he wouldn’t prey on any others now. The seven teachers (actively employed and retired) and one school board member publicly supported him at his sentencing hearing.
They were not supporting the victim or his family.