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Identity Of Rogue Juror In Aaron Knodel Trial Should Be Made Public

Identity Of Rogue Juror In Aaron Knodel Trial Should Be Made Public

A few days ago we got a report about potential charges against a juror who served in West Fargo teacher Aaron Knodel’s trial. For those of you not following along, Knodel was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. He was acquitted, but not before one of the jurors was removed after having

Double Standard: Another Female Teacher Gets Off With Suspended Sentence After Sex With Student

Last year Susan Duursma, a former middle school teacher in Bismarck, was found guilty of having sex with one of her 15 year-old students. Her sentence? She got 60 days in jail for felony child abuse after initially facing three counts of corrupting a minor and doesn’t have to register as a sex offender. Earlier

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Rod St. Aubyn: Whatever Happened To…

Several events reminded me that there have been no recent updates on these issues. It made me wonder, “Whatever happened …?” Whatever happened with President Kelley’s sabbatical report? – On Sunday I read in the Grand Forks Herald about 4 UND professors that were denied tenure. Tenure is usually granted after 6 years of service

Rod St. Aubyn: Rants About Robert Kelley, Aaron Knodel, And Miley Cyrus Naked With A Pig

I have noted several news stories in the past week that I wanted to write about, but none alone deserved a full story. So instead, I thought I would express my opinions in this week’s story that I have entitled “Rod’s Rant.” Feel free to disagree with my opinions. Obama and the upcoming Supreme Court

Another Example Of The Male/Female Double Standard When It Comes To Child Abuse

Last year Susan Duursma, a middle school teacher in Bismarck, was found guilty of having sex with one of her 15 year-old students. Her sentence? She got 60 days in jail for felony child abuse after initially facing three counts of corrupting a minor and doesn’t have to register as a sex offender. Earlier this

Case For Exempting Teacher Records From Open Records Doesn't Pass The Smell Test

In an earlier post I wrote about SB2153 which, if passed, would close off records pertaining to teachers accused of crimes. North Dakota has had some high-profile criminal cases involving teachers in the last year. Susan Duursma, for instance, who was a teacher in Bismarck who had sex with one of her students. West Fargo

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