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Hearing postponed for ex-principal accused of abusing students

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    If the one judge has potential conflicts because of contacts in the community, doesn't that mean that the new judge potentially has similar conflicts and this case should be sent to any of the other areas where the crimes happened? A change of venue would be appropriate as others apparently were inflicted with this man's influence and power.

  • hlm Billings, MT
    Dec. 6, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    Mr. Weber was my high school vice principal and I worked very closely with him in student government. As a naive teenager, I just thought he was a touchy, feely kind of guy. Looking back now I have been flooded with so many memories that were red flag incidences. After I graduated, this vulture tried to get to my brother who considered him a close confidant and mentor when our family had experienced a tragedy and that's when Mr. Weber decided to manipulate his vulnerabilities. Although, my brother had the sense that the mind games and influence Mr. Weber was exerting on him were wrong and he didn't actually do anything to him, the mind games were still so violating! Letters were written and my parents went directly to the district with their concerns over this man's actions. All they were told by the highest officials at the district was that "this man will never be a high school principal." So what did the district do...he was an elementary principal at more than one school in the district and has since moved around only to continue abusing children young and old!

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    What this man did is horrible.

    But polygraphs?

    oldschool seems to be striving for a Brave New World in Farmington!

  • md Cache, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    He will rot in jail. There is no way he will ever experience freedom again. My wife taught for him in the early 90's at an elementary school in Midvale. I hope the media will list his other places of employment so people can realize who he is and where he has been. This will open the floodgates for Utah's version of Sandusky.

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    I wonder if some people go into education because they have sexual fantasies involving students and hope the job gives them a chance to fill their fantasies. Our school districts need to do a better job of weeding out these people. How about requiring them to pass polygraphs that delve into their proclivities to abuse children?