- The Andrea Conners story is dominating the news, but not to the extent that similar cases around the area have garnered recently.
Stacey Schuler at Mason High School, received a lot more local and national attention. Sarah Jones, the former Ben Gal, Eric Deters' client against The Dirty.com , and former teacher at Dixie Heights is in an ongoing dual pronged legal battle, fighting similar charges that Conners is facing.
Conners' attorney, Rob Dziech, said as much in an article on Cincinnati.com:
“We are hoping to deal with this in the courtroom rather than in the papers and on TV. We are trying to make it least traumatic for everyone involved."
Perhaps the Jones case is overshadowing Conners' case. Maybe it's because the story is still developing and details are just now starting to creep out - seemingly more so through the Facebook and Twitter feeds of HHS students more so than Ft. Thomas Independent Schools and staff. But either way, you just get the feeling that new Superintendent Gene Kirchner is doing all he can to keep a lid on this story.
Kirchner, who took over for John Williamson as superintendent in March of this year, will now face his first crisis since taking over as head of Fort Thomas Schools. Welcome to the Fort Thomas, Gene!
Luckily for him, this is definitely out of the norm, but you know John Williamson is breathing a sigh of relief from his office at The College Board in New York City.
- A few other notes if you are still reading:
- Mayor Mary Brown has proclaimed May 2012, Building Safety Month. So... there's that.
- Don't forget to put out canned food items today for your mailmen. All the items will go directly to The Brighton Center's food bank.
- Still working on some of the Fort Thomas Police reports from last year. But I now have the General Services report, as reported to council by Ron Dill. Should be fun to recap everything they accomplished last year - which included a lot of work on city parks. Thanks to Tom Lampe, for giving FTM his copy.
- Speaking of General Services, go to our Facebook page (and like it) to see a photo that people are commenting about how General Services can be improved.