Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Fate of Jim Lobitz

James Lobitz, 36, a 12-year English teOne of his student's MySpace acher and the girls track coach at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, has been charged with more than one act of sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl. This was a man trusted by his district to teach, coach, and protect kids, and---if he's guilty---he failed them. More importantly, he failed the young woman involved. One can only imagine what her post-arrest experience has been.

We can hope Lobitz will never teach again. We can hope that his wife will punish him indefinitely. As for the criminal justice system, let's hope it takes a harsh approach come sentencing. If found guilty, Lobitz shouldn't see the light of day for years.

Lobitz Links

One of His Student's MySpace Page

Chicago Tribune Story
Sun-Times Story
Materials from Lobitz's 9th Grade English Class
More former student MySpace reaction


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