It’s been nearly six months since we told you about JCPS Confidential, a school-centric whistleblower-type website whose output has been virtually nada until a recent incident involving a (now former) Manual High School teacher, a young boy, some condoms, some beer and some wet wipes stirred it from slumber.
Here’s this from WHAS-11:
A former Manual High School teacher is facing criminal charges after police say they found her partially clothed in a car with a student. Carrie Shafer, 38, is facing a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor. Police say there was beer in the car and Shafer gave some to the student.
According to a police citation, Shafer was found in the car on Saturday night at Miles Park in eastern Jefferson County. A patrol officer discovered the car and approached the vehicle after seeing “steamy windows.”
“The officer approached the vehicle at that point where he found a female and male inside, outside the vehicle he found some condoms and wet wipes,” said Dwight Mitchell, spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police.
Police say Shafer is not facing any sex charges, but say that could change through the course of their investigation. The legal age of consent in Kentucky is 16, unless you are in a position of authority over that minor.
Shafer has been a teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools since 2007 and taught advanced biology at Manual. She resigned Sunday.
With this kind of hard-hitting news story, it doesn’t matter that the Jefferson County Public School system is reeling from absent leadership, a controversial and inefficient busing system, a rampant homeless student population and phony panaceas offered by the likes of Dan Seum and David Williams, because JCPS Confidential is focused on what really matters: Revealing that the teacher in question, 38-year-old Carrie Shafer, is allegedly a young-earth creationist.
You can check it out for yourself, but the reportage reads like a bunch of personal gossip that at best reveals unverifiable information about Shafer’s marriage and how she’s allegedly thinks the world is about 6,000 years old.
Nonetheless, we’re happy to again welcome them to the Louisville blogosphere. Let’s hope it’s the start of something good.