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Teacher, Family And Friends of Family Targeted
I am a high school drama teacher. I have been teaching for 12 years (6 years at my current site). I have never had much trouble with my students, but this year has been a very stressful year.
My youngest brother is a senior and for 3 and a half years, it hasn't been much of a problem having him here. My brother wants to be an actor and so he tries hard to get the roles he's casted in, but I purposely waited for his senior to allow him to audition for major roles.
Prom was Saturday and he decided to go out for prom king, something I never thought he'd try because he never went out for anything before, not even drama club president.
During the campaign, someone made a flier that said my brother's girlfriend was pregnant and posted them at the park at the end of the corner and on the light posts that surround the school. At prom there was a flier that had my name, my brother's name and the name of his best friend posted on cars parked outside (I'm not going to post what is said, but it was highly inappropriate).
Today there is a new flier and the radius is bigger.
Someone came to my house and tagged my garage and car.
A bomb threat was called the opening of my last show.
Students whisper lies about how I interact with my drama students.
I have always loved teaching, but I'm seriously thinking about a career change.
I have 2 kids, a son and a daughter. My children want to come here to be in the theatre and music programs, but I don't know if I can allow them to be here. I don't know if I can be here.
The administration knows about these instances, but there's not much that can be done.