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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:15 PM

28. Wait for trial, and hope her attorney requests a change of venue to another state.

Riverton is halfway between SLC (which is pretty liberal, even for Utah) and Provo (which is pretty conservative, even for Utah.) Ms. Jarrell is probably a first year teacher (given her age). Jordan School District's board members all have traditionally Mormon last names, which is somewhat like saying that Smith is a common English name or there are a lot of Ivanovs in Moscow. (It doesn't mean anything, but it's not surprising.)

I grew up in a Mormon dominated town with a school board that was identical to the local LDS stake council. My HS band teacher my junior year was a first year teacher who was unmarried and had no idea what she was getting into by moving there. My teacher was awesome, but she was an outsider and didn't defer to the power structure. There were a lot of rumors about her, and an accusation of misconduct that was proved untrue but the accuser stuck to like a burr in wool.

My teacher's (criminal) saving grace was that she was working with four of us after hours on an ensemble piece when the accuser said my teacher was groping her. We students came to her defense, which probably saved my teacher's teaching license and let her go to another district.

The rumors and the accusation originated with the daughter of one of the school board/stake council members. The next year, the job went to that man's nephew (who, two years later, married one of his students (and they had their first kid 7 months later) , but was not disciplined because Mormon and did it in the "right" order.)

Could the accuser have been wrong about the time? Yes, though it wouldn't have been easy. (My teacher was incredibly enthusiastic about getting as many of us to State as she could.) Likely? Well... The accuser was known to start rumors against anyone she didn't like, and to make accusations of all sorts of nefariousness.

That experience makes me very skeptical of any accusation -- we who are not in the community can't know what is going on at the street level.

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