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Curry lawsuit: Teacher seeks dismissal of punitive damages

Original post made on Oct 15, 2019

Documents filed earlier this month seal pool surveillance video from public and provide first statement made by Aaron Becker, the San Ramon Valley High teacher on duty when Ben Curry died during PE class last year.

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Posted by Fix the problem
a resident of Old Towne
on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

Sorry of the pain and loss for the Curry family.

There are no excuses relevent from SRVUSD and Aaron Becker.

Expose the video, we all know it's appauling to watch.

The student died on your watch, dime, time, etc... collective mistakes made and dually owned.

Treading water for anyone, albiet a great safety skill, needs to be supervised with competence.

Hold the school district and the teacher accountabily and release Aaron Becker, from coaching sports. I would not trust him to walk my dog.

Make ammeds, with corrective mesasures.




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Posted by Tim
a resident of Danville
on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:26 pm

Aaron Becker sure has a lot of excuses but a teacher is accountable for all of the students including the one he left in the bottom of pool as he went to lunch. How does SRVUSD believe that this teacher should be anywhere close to students. His actions are despicable and he shows zero character by not asking for forgiveness from the family. The legal games and excuses are being funded by our tax dollars. Would love to hear one of his man up speeches to his players. The whole time I would be thinking about him leaving a 15 year old boy behind to drown. His actions and lack of accountability speak volumes about his character.


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Posted by Just asking
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2019 at 7:45 am

Their main job is keep the kids safe.
How does this guy still have a job. What do you have to do to lose your job as a teacher. If Letting a child drown on your watch is clearly not grounds for dismissal then what is? This guy should have been gone last year. The public school system has made it clear kids lifes really dint matter. Srvusd has shown what and who they are despicable.
I would not let these people near any kids at all. They have proven they dont care the fact this guy wasn't fired tells you the administration right up to the top places more value on beckers job than Ben's life or the safety of your kids. You cant wash this away it's part of you. Fire everyone involved.


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