For the second time in a month allegations that a Lakota West High School teacher conducted improper contact with a student surfaced. The Enquirer deserves credit for the story as they reviewed the personnel records of Lakota and discovered Robert E. Supinger, a former long-term substitute teacher at the Butler County high school had allegedly kissed a student and took her to meet his parents while he was employed by the Lakota school district.
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The important thing to understand about this case is the date of the offense. Lakota did not reveal the details which were happening in parallel to the George Merk case. The impropriety occurred during the 2011/2012 school year and was finally resolved in December of 2012 by the Ohio Department of Education. The Merk offenses occurred during March of 2012 right after the much publicized cuts to the staff in February of 2012 because of the failed levy in 2011.
It appears that the teaching culture at the Lakota school system is one of excessive sexual preoccupation. The amount of sexually related offenses is not a coincidence, but comes from the day-to-day management of their occupational affairs. As Robert E. Supinger was only 25 years old, he was still nearly a decade older than the girl he was parading around to his parents as an employee of the Lakota school system, which shows extremely bad judgment. That begs the question of why Supinger was teaching high school level kids, and who made that decision. Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for Supinger to learn the teaching profession as a substitute in the middle schools where the children are much younger? Wouldn’t it make sense to have teachers who are “older” instructing high school aged children?
It can be speculated forever why so many public school teachers seem to be obsessed with sex involving their students. Yet the worst part of this case is that Lakota has had two sexually related scandals which they attempted to conceal, and were only revealed because The Enquirer did some digging to discover the information. It should be clear now why Lakota cut a deal with No Lakota Levy to delay a school levy attempt in 2012. When Channel 19 called me to do a story in June of 2012 I thought the timing was odd and Lakota seemed awfully eager to make such a deal. Now the timing makes more sense. Robert Supinger had just gotten into trouble with inappropriate conduct with one of his students and the district wanted to put time and distance between them and their next levy attempt once the Ohio Department of Education had finished their investigations. Lakota had two sex scandals happen close together and they wanted to suppress the story. If The Enquirer had not dug through the public records, the tax paying public would have no knowledge of these offenses and parents would have absolutely no idea what kinds of employees Lakota was employing. They’d be forced to take the school’s word for it, which is of course is misleading 100% of the time.
Parents assume when they send their children to school that the teachers aren’t going to attempt to engage in sex with the children no matter what the age of the teachers. Teachers are supposed to “teach” not “date” the students. Lakota stated regarding Robert Supinger that they had terminated the employee immediately, yet they didn’t publish the results in the flowery newsletter that the school sends home with the kids advertising the need for more money for those same teachers. When I went to Homearama this year and browsed through the booth that Lakota had set up at the home building show the school did not reveal how their human resources team had taken evasive action to discharge sexual predators from their classrooms in order to protect the children of the “community.” If The Enquirer had not dug through the public records the public wouldn’t have any idea that Robert Supinger had even been disciplined for anything. The case would have been swept under the rug like so many other stories that are related to public education.
The question is obvious—how many teachers at Lakota are engaged in sexual enterprises with the students of their classrooms? And how many such stories are being suppressed by the public relations machine the Lakota administration spends so much tax money on? The answer is becoming known little by little as diligent reporters discover what many disheartened parents have attempted to break open for years, that Lakota may be a good school with an excellent rating, it may have a good football team, and may actually prepare students for a life in college. But that preparation may not be academic. It would appear by the behavior of Lakota schools that their teachers are overly sexual in their focus and intent to prepare students for the next college party, instead of a competitive workplace that expects good conduct and at least the illusion of sexual restraint. Lakota acts as though their management conduct is acceptable and maybe it is for the Zombies of Lakota who vote continuously for school levies to pay for teachers who simply want to seduce tax payer’s children with flights of fantasy in their classrooms. But for me, and many other people who are voting NO on the upcoming fall school levy, these employees are not worth the money. If we wanted this kind of behavior at Lakota we’d simply recruit the teachers from a whore house.