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Heller joined the district in 2003 and earned $97,391 in 2012-13 according to records.
Mr. Heller expressed in an internet communication that he believed the U.S. government programmed the Newtown school shooter, which indicates that he might feel compelled to commit a similar act."
On May 12, the hearing officer agreed with all of the charges and terminated Heller's employment.
turns him in for his conversation and he is fired...I just don't like the sound of this.
online conversations with a "medium"
So, it is a very wealthy area.
Median family income: $103,573
So let me get this straight you are not upset this guy was talking about killing people with a medium, clearly has mental problems and had bought a weapon
originally posted by: NthOther
I am done listening to people complain about teachers not being paid enough. This is insanity. We are, at every turn, unceasingly bombarded with, "Schools don't have enough money!" and, "Poor teachers! These poor, poor public servants!"
originally posted by: g146541
If I could go back and do it all again, I would have home schooled all of my kids.
At home there is a fine anti school shooter protection system complete with Smart-Dog technology!
Thank the Goddess that my kids grew up normal!
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: NthOther
I would be willing to bet he was fired for claiming to want to kill people...That opened my eyes more than the conspiracy claims.
Also an issue is the police confiscating his guns without due process. Granted, he appears to be a nut-case who should not have guns. If that is the case then the guns should remain at his home while he remains in custody until due process is observed.
Totally pisses me off every time the govt. does stuff without taking the appropriate legal actions first.
a reply to: calstorm
This is not normal. My husband just lost his job because he had too many years of experience so they fired him so they could bring in a teacher with little to no experience and pay them less. That, and it seems like the schools seem to frown on teacher that actually tries teach instead of handing out A's like they are candy without the students learning anything. He was told "We would rather graduate more students than educate them."
According to court documents, Heller, a Pound Ridge, New York resident, acquired a Russian military rifle on Dec. 14, 2012, the day Adam Lanza gunned down 20 elementary school children and six adults at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut.
That same month, Heller began having online conversations with Georgia O'Connor, described in court documents as a "medium," about government conspiracies.
During these conversations, Heller expressed "concerns about government power and corruption, including the potential use by the government of technology to effect weather patterns and nationwide conspiracies," according to court documents.
originally posted by: KingIcarus
According to payscale.com the average American teacher receives around $43,000 dollars a year - or around £25,000 in GBP. That's not a lot of dough, to be honest.
$97,000 is around £57,000 which would place this teacher as a manager - in the UK that'd perhaps be Head of Department or Head of Age Group. They joined 10 years ago, so that's a fair whack of experience.
Now, I'm not a teacher - and I'm not related to one either - but whilst complaining about a teacher with a lot of experience making half-decent money, I'd imagine you simultaenously complain about poor educational standards.