Friday, January 11, 2008

Unimportant Fact not Published

I heard an item on the news this morning about how a teacher at Chantilly High School in Fairfax County, Virginia has been accused of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor. Naturally, I am disturbed that such a person is a teacher in a local school, but I am glad that the authorities have busted the guy (assuming he is guilty).

Now what is interesting about the article in the Post is that it mentions that this teacher, "Matthew E. McGuire, 29, taught Spanish and coached boys' and girls' track teams" at the high school. Oh, yeah, and one other thing. According to the school's web site, he (or at least someone with the same name) is also a faculty sponsor of a certain political club at the high school:

I took a screenshot and erased the names of other people involved in the club (though it is public information since the school put it on the Internet).
Now if the teacher was a faculty sponsor for a different major political party, do you think the information would have been left out of the article?