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Teacher Suspended for Flashing Students

Posted April 24, 2008

— A teacher at West Johnston High School has been suspended following allegations that she exposed herself to students.

Johnston County Schools spokeswoman Crystal Roberts declined to identify the teacher but said the school system is investigating the claim and taking it seriously.


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  • anneonymousone Apr 25, 2008

    As a survivor of abuse, I want survivors to be believed.

    As a teacher, I want accusations to be investigated before they are circulated as fact.

    It's a little difficult for some people to wrap their brains around more than one idea at once, but it can be done.

    Thanks for being a voice of reason here, Ken D.

  • TheMightyB Apr 25, 2008

    Do you see the key word in your statement. ALLEGEDLY. Until there is proof, why ruin a person's reputation?

    If it was so alleged,and not releasing her name, then why would they post the story in the first place if it wasn't purposeful?

  • Ken D. Apr 25, 2008

    "Mrs. Bulifant is a teacher in an exceptional children's classroom."

    As a parent of an "exceptional" child, this is a big red flag for me. My son often has a lot of trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality.

    Can't we all be a little patient before expressing our outrage here? I'm sure a clearer picture will emerge in due time. And if recent experience is any teacher, this story may look a lot different when it does.

  • TheWayISeeIt Apr 25, 2008

    OK, if teachers can't control themselves, then this explains a lot about the way kids are these days. "Where are we going... and why are we in a hand-basket?"

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Apr 25, 2008

    "Maybe shes the sex education teacher"

    Do they do teacher evaluations in high school like they do in college? If so, when they ask "did the teacher provide visual aids" they can answer "absolutely".

    Seriously though, if this is true, even though teenagers know what nudity looks like, it is still not appropriate for an adult to be exposing themselves to them. Some of the posters are correct that last week everyone was outraged that a female teacher had a relationship with an adult student, but now this incident (ALLEGED incident) is just being snickered at.

  • Air Biscuit Apr 25, 2008

    I worked with a teacher who was known for her Sharon Stone way of crossing and uncrossing her legs in front of the class.

    I now work with new teachers right out of college who dress like the kids...tight clothes, nose piercings, exposed thongs, and all that...back when I was in college, we were taught to be role models, not just models.

  • iluvwilmy Apr 25, 2008

    Thanks for the update, Fuquay Resident.

    I don't think it's funny for any adult to expose themselves to a minor. Even if it is an overly hormonal teenage boy...If it was an accident, I feel bad for the teacher.

  • Fuquay Resident Apr 25, 2008

    From The Daily Redord in Dunn

    West Johnston Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Flashing Students
    A West Johnston High School teacher has been suspended following allegations she exposed herself to students in her classroom.

    Marilyn Bulifant, who was hired last August, has been suspended with pay, according to Crystal Roberts, public information officer for Johnston County Schools.

    Ms. Roberts said officials take all allegations very seriously and an investigation was underway to pull all the facts together.

    Law Enforcement Not Involved

    Currently, no law enforcement agencies are involved in the case, which is being handled as an internal matter.

    Officials declined to say when the alleged incident occurred. Mrs. Bulifant is a teacher in an exceptional children's classroom. She taught in Raleigh for seven years prior to coming to Johnston County Schools, according to the West Johnston High School Web site.

  • mrkagain Apr 25, 2008

    No, it wouldn't have been so funny if it had been a male teacher..... but as teenager with over active hormones, if it had been one of a couple of female teachers I had, it would not have hurt my feelings at all... it's wrong in any case of course, but sometimes I think that things just aren't as bad as they're made to appear...

  • tarheelalum Apr 25, 2008

    Wouldn't be so funny if it had been a male teacher huh?