Yesterday I learned something that has truly shaken me to the core. A teacher at my son’s school was arrested. He has been accused of indecent liberties with 5 boys. My son is 15, and he attends an early college program. This teacher was his teacher last year, and my son really liked him a lot. A great teacher.
I feel so many emotions around this. I am mad that this happened so close to home. I am upset that my son is having the experience of an adult, a teacher he looked up to who made some really really bad and illegal choices. And I am super sad for this teacher, his wife, his kids, his whole life is now in the toilet.
As a parent it is my job to keep my kids safe. School is supposed to be a safe place to learn. I trust that when I drop my kids at school they will be taken care of, and today that trust was weakened and my heart hurts.
I don't know any specific details about this situation. And I am not sure I even want to. My mind knows that my son is safe at his school, that he is happy, that he is learning and all that.
There is a part of me that just wants to put my kids in a bubble and keep them safe from all the bad in this world. And mainly I just want to hug my kids tight. When you read about these kinds of situations in the news you may pause for moment and think that it is just awful and sad and all that, but when it directly affects you, that is a whole other level of all of it.
Last night I sent healing to the school, and to the kids who were most affected, and to the kids that have had to learn about someone they admire making such terrible choices, and I sent healing to this teacher, who clearly needs some guidance. It was a sad day all around yesterday for a small, tight knit school.
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.