Tuesday, January 09, 2007

To "pubic" employees: Raises, promotions all around for a job well done.

Coincidence? I think not. Yet another fine member of our education establishment has allegedly exposed himself to more trouble. Now, I'm not one to make an early jump on anything before the verdicts are in, but given that I'm on a roll, I couldn't help but point this one out:
A Ballard elementary-school principal who has been placed on leave is accused of exposing himself to a woman in a car while driving in the Northgate area, according to a Seattle police report.

Alexander Coberly, principal at Whittier Elementary, was charged last week with a misdemeanor by the Seattle city attorney's office. Coberly has been on administrative leave since Dec. 7, after Seattle School District officials were informed by police of their investigation.
The sad thing is that if he actually did it, he's about to get near to six figures for his transgression. Let's hope that he didn't do it. I find it much cheaper when public employees aren't guilty. What's interesting however, is this staunch denial of wrongdoing by Coberly's attorney:
"I do want to note, though, that the charges are not in any way related to his work as a teacher, as a principal. There are no minors involved in the allegations, and from all accounts I've heard he's a very good principal," [Coberly's attorney] said.
I dunno, color me skeptical, but when your own attorney opens his salvo by diminishing the damage to the victims, it suggests to me that we might actually have a solid charge of wrongdoing.

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