WW: Well, did you take it?
RP: Yeah, you knew I took it. But maybe I tried to give it back. Maybe I gave the money to Ms. So-and-so, and maybe the next week she was wearing a new skirt.
WW: Oh yeah, she did wear a new skirt.
RP: I just never thought--a teacher would do something like that to a kid.
To this child, teachers were above such things. He couldn't even envision it, and the realization and treachery brought him to tears.
Apparently, his teacher isn't the only one capable of such things:
HILLSBORO, Ore. - A Hillsboro mother found her daughter's missing winter coat on eBay, and now a teacher at the girl's elementary school faces charges of theft and computer crimes.
Elizabeth Logan, 41,is on paid administrative leave from Jackson Elementary. She denies stealing the coat, saying she got it from a lost-and-found, Cmdr. Chris Skinner said.
The mother searched the school's lost and found for the coat, then decided to turn to eBay for a replacement. After finding a seemingly identical coat, she noticed that the seller was from Hillsboro...
Logan's salary is nearly $69,000 a year, and she has taught 20 years at two elementary schools. She is to appear in court Friday.
Amazing, and sad.