Accused teacher’s character defended

The crime she is accused of is so outside the realm of possibility — it’s beyond ridiculous.

Editor: I have known Debbie Ralph for 40 years. She is the kindest, most caring person one could ever hope for as a friend.

Over the course of a long teaching career, many of her students have gone on to have teaching careers of their own because of the example set by this one dedicated teacher.  The crime she is accused of is so outside the realm of possibility — it’s beyond ridiculous.

Everyone understands that child abuse in any form is a heinous crime and that it makes a sensational story for the media.  However, we cannot invade a decent person’s privacy with a public opinion ‘guilty’ verdict.

This former student is trying for character assassination or has some other ulterior motive in mind with his legal action.  All of us who know Debbie know that these charges are completely fabricated.

Front page stories and photos of people’s homes should be saved for persons who have been found guilty in a court of law, not citizens currently being tried in the court of public opinion.


L. Vegsund,


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