“Could be fired”? How about should be fired!
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.15.2009
A teacher accused of telling his second-grade students frightening tales about the devil is facing dismissal from Miller Elementary School.
Michael P. Corkery came under scrutiny last month when a parent sent a letter to the south-side school saying her child was being taught about Jesus, God and the devil.
The child said Corkery taught the students that the devil rapes little boys and “touches them where they don’t want to be touched,” according to the parent’s letter.
The student went on to say that the class was told not to tell the principal what they were learning because he could get fired and then he would miss them.
That is a tactic an abusive teacher used when I was in the fifth grade, but he didn’t play on our sympathies. He told us if we told the principal or our parents that he would “get us.” Unfortunately, despite complaints from the students and a few parents, this same monster went on to become co-principal of the school! Good thing times have changed and most parents listen to what their children are telling them.
The article goes on to tell more about this lunatic:
Miller Principal Mary Anderson placed Corkery on administrative leave and conducted individual interviews with 22 of the 25 students in the class.
Ten of the students interviewed made statements that were consistent with the allegations in the letter, said a complaint filed with the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board.
One student told Anderson that Corkery discussed the crucifixion of Jesus. Another said Corkery told the students to pray to God before they went to bed for protection of their families, the report said.
One student reported that Corkery told the children that if they lied, the devil would pull their feet while they slept, causing their feet to turn red.
Another said Corkery taught them to “never go on the devil’s side, never be the devil.”
Several students mentioned a devil doll that was kept in the classroom and utilized by Corkery, according to the report.
I hope that this insane man will never be allowed near children again.