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Original post made by Ken on Apr 3, 2013

I was in a Foothill High School classroom and some of the girls were sharing experiences of their middle school P.E. teacher, who they said would look at their bodies in a way that made them feel uncomfortable. I asked if they had told anyone. They said that they had told their parents and had also told the middle school principal. I asked what happened, and they said, nothing, 'the principal told us the P.E. teacher wouldn't do that'.
I didn't ask them which middle school or which teacher, but you should periodically bring up the subject of adults who make kids feel uncomfortable, and see what your kids share.
I asked my teenaged neice and she told me something surprising and upsetting (she does not live or go to school in Pleasanton).
I know that there was a school photographer (in Pleasanton) that some parents who were volunteering on photo day thought was touching the girls way too much. Someone told him to stop and supposedly he backed off and behaved appropriately after that (a parent volunteer told me this).

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

About six years ago my daughter had a male PE teacher at a Pleasanton middle school that was downright creepy and would even comment to her on her body type. Needless to say I called him out on it and promptly demanded she be switched to a different class. After speaking to him directly to discuss the issue, I ended the conversation completely understanding why my daughter didn't want to be around him or in his class.

Listen to your kids. Don't forget that we had a child molester posing as a tennis instructor at Castlewood for a decade or two who was around many of our children and who is now serving federal time after pleading guilty to child molestation charges. It can happen to your kids even in a community like Pleasanton.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Male and female adults sexually abuse children.