CRIME
01/23/2015 11:28 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Teacher Suspended After Defending Co-Workers Accused Of Sex With Students

An art teacher is in trouble after he reportedly published a Facebook status defending teachers accused of having sex with students, claiming that the victims should have kept their "mouths shut."

Sean Patrick, who teaches at South Hills High School in West Covina, California, has been placed on paid leave following the incident, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Patrick's alleged comments came after two teachers at the school, Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30 were arrested Saturday and accused of having sex with students during a non-school-sanctioned beach party.

The ages of the victims were not reported.

The curse-laden Facebook post from Patrick's account captured by the New York Daily News said:

I just got one thing to say. As many of you know especially those of you whom were once former students and now adults and are my friends on facebook and posting about it two female teachers (colleagues of mine) got arrested for going on summer vacations with and sleeping with some of the male students... Hey... all I gotta say is EVERYONE KNEW MISS [redacted] who was the high school algebra teacher (who also flunked me twice for not "showing my work") w/as fucking the popular senior boys at my highschool when I was there. So what?!.. All I want to know is what the fuck is in the heads of the dudes who banged these ladies and then squealed? ... Shit man! You should have just kept your stupid mouths shut and enjoyed it. I have no idea what the fuck is going on anymore.

Everyone has lost their fucking minds.

Lippert is accused of giving students alcohol and having sex with a student during the beach party in December.

Ghirelli allegedly had sex with an underage student at the gathering.

Lippert was charged with suspicion of conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and Ghirelli is accused of oral copulation and unlawful sex with a minor, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Earlier this month, the San Gabrielle Valley Tribune reported that a girl's wrestling coach at South Hills High School, Anthony Vidales, 29, was accused of having sex with one of his 17-year-old team members.

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