Day 28- The Teacher Crush

When I was a junior at Norwalk High, I developed a crush on my engineering/physics teacher. 

Don’t judge me. 

We all have, at one point or another, had crushes on at least one of our teachers.  

Here’s the thing, though: The Teacher Crush is a fantasy that is never meant to be realized. 

Why? Because the teacher wouldn’t stand for it. The teacher sees the student as a child, and if not a child, at least someone who’s not on the same developmental, emotional or spiritual level as him or her, and therefore not the least bit appealing. 

This is what we can hope for, at least. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. 

At least this was not the case with me. 

When I discovered, to my genuine surprise, that I was attracted to my physics teacher, I didn’t hesitate to let my friends know. It was, after all, a trivial topic of laughter-- a classroom joke to be taken very lightly. 

I thought back to one of my classmates at Corvallis Middle School and how she had a crush on our new PE teacher and just how harmless it was: it was simply a fun thing to laugh about, like having a crush on a celebrity. The key understanding is that such an attraction was unattainable. 

You can only imagine my surprise at realizing that my physics teacher was into me, too. 

I discovered he was into me because I wasn’t doing as well as I wanted to in the class. I should’ve been getting A’s, but instead I was getting C’s. I was college-bound and wanted to know what I needed to do to get my grade up and save my precious GPA. 

Honestly, this is such a typical scenario I’m embarrassed to retell it. 

I remember being extra giggly in class one day and giving him the obvious hint that I was smitten, but it wasn’t until I was alone, checking my grade and working to earn extra credit in his classroom after school that I realized the attraction was mutual. 

And looking back, my attraction was pretty strange. He wasn’t my “type” at all. I’m not entirely sure what it was I was even attracted to. 

The last teacher I’d had a crush on was my art teacher at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex when I was in elementary/middle school, but that was because he was so passionate about being an artist and being a teacher, and he was so awesome with all of us kids in the art program that it really took my breath away…I suppose I saw something I wanted to be in him. And obviously, nothing happened because I was a kid and he was a teacher and I’m sure he’d had his share of students drooling over him while he gently repelled them and redirected them to focusing on their education…something I can relate to now as a substitute teacher. 

And really, we’ve all seen it. Guys falling head over heels for young female teachers and girls crushing hard on young male teachers. 

In fact, there was a teacher that we had my sophomore year, Mrs. Mirabal, a young and gorgeous fair-skinned, blue-eyed Cuban that every boy at school fell for, but her insistence on viewing us as children and her own status as a new mother worked as a potent repellent against her many adoring male and female students. 

That is because there is simply no excuse for crossing the line. As adults and professionals, we should know better. 

So why do I still feel like I’m to blame for what happened? 

Why do I still feel like it was my fault? 

Nevertheless, it’s been 13 years since I have sat in his classroom and I’m upset by the realization that my silence has done absolutely nothing to benefit the twelve years’ worth of girls that have streamed through his classroom since then. 

The weight of this didn’t even hit me until yesterday. 

Yesterday, I was invited to sub at Norwalk High for the first time since finishing my long-term assignment at San Pedro High School before Thanksgiving Break. 

And well, everything was going great until I was asked to cover the 4th period ASB class. 

Here, I told my students that I had graduated from Norwalk in 2006 and somewhere in the midst of me recalling my time there they brought up my old physics teacher. They said that he was a “weirdo.” 

I asked, “what do you mean, he’s a weirdo?” My guts began to suddenly wrench. 

“He’s inappropriate towards some of the girls,” one of the students explained. 

My mind began racing. My expression was suddenly a mixture of resignation and panic. I knew what the Universe was trying to tell me. 

It was time to tell my story. 

But before I inserted myself into the narrative, I decided to first ask questions and continue listening to what the kids had to say. 

I learned that he was known for singling out at least one girl from the classroom and being overly attentive towards her. One of the students even said that he would point the camera of his iPad towards a girl and have her face projected for everyone to see and then compliment her looks. Another student, a female, said that she could confirm that someone had already come forward and “told on him.” A male student said that his girlfriend was in his class and she complained about him being inappropriate and flirtatious towards her. Apparently, he had been gone for a few days because of this issue. Further, there were rumors that he had been sexually involved with a student and someone had finally spoken up about it. 

So, it was catching up to him. 

That same student told me that he wanted it to stop but nothing has happened and there’s no proof of the validity of the accusations, only whispers and rumors. “It’s admin,” He kept repeating, as if that was enough of an explanation for the situation, and sadly, I could see how it was for him. “There’s no proof. No one has come forward.”  I could sense his feelings of helplessness with regard to the situation. He further explained that the teacher was tenured and therefore it would be difficult to fire him. Another student added, “Plus, there really aren’t that many science teachers out there for us to choose from.” It was as if they felt that they HAD to deal with his inappropriate behavior because of his indispensable position as a faculty member in a high-demand subject. 

They finally turned to me. “What about you, Ms.? Was he ever inappropriate in front of you?” 

I held my tongue for a while. I didn’t even know how to begin. 

I wasn’t going to spit out, “He fondled my naked breasts behind his classroom where his storage lab was and then gave me an A for the rest of the year.” 

I wasn’t going to confess, “I had a crush on him and he took advantage of the fact that I wasn’t doing well in the class by offering me an extra credit assignment he benefited from more than me.” 

I wasn’t going to remark, “I stopped by the gym once during wrestling practice to say hi to my friend and he knelt down and stayed there until I left because, according to him, I had given him a hard-on upon my arrival.” 

 I didn’t add, “Years later, I talked to that same friend and learned that he and a few others from the wrestling team knew about what had happened and laughed about it amongst themselves, labeling me a slut.” 

They would have been downright horrified, and the rumors would have flown faster than a HAARP-induced California wildfire. I only just started back at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, and had been previously forced to resign for openly talking shit about the administration back in 2010 for their negligent behavior in the ASES program at Waite Middle School. I was truly hesitant to speak up again, knowing I would once again be at risk for dismissal. 

Nevertheless, I couldn’t stay silent. I had to speak. 

“I was one of the students he targeted,” I finally admitted. 

“What was he like towards you? Was he flirtatious too?” 

“Yes, he was.” I replied. 

“In class?” 

“Yes.” 

I continued by assuring them that they should not feel as if they have to deal with sexual harassment at school. I gave them some examples of the many ways that I remained silent and how it negatively played out for me and my classmates, particularly the victims of abuse, doing my best to avoid the thing that I needed to say the most. 

For example, I told them that during my sophomore year there was a girl who was rumored to have been sexually involved with the school’s basketball coach, Mr. Shelton Hill, and instead of her fellow students speaking up on her behalf, they chose to demonize her and call her a slut, instead. One afternoon, this same basketball coach was walking by with a guy whom I had a crush on, took one look at me while I stood on top of a chair trying to fix something on the wall or ceiling of my classroom, I can’t remember which, and turned to him to say, “she’s got some big tits.” 

I stood there, shocked, not really sure what to do. So I did nothing. 

I explained to the ASB students that nothing was going to change unless people spoke up, and I wish that I had spoken up when I was a student, because then I think I would have made a difference in many girls’ lives and would have prevented future incidents of harassment. 

But I kept my mouth shut because I thought I wouldn’t make a difference. And that simply wasn’t true, I told them. More than every, they needed to speak up about it and let others know that it’s not okay. I gave them further examples of the ways I learned to speak up after graduation, namely while working at Macaroni Grill in Cerritos, where I initiated a sexual harassment complaint against one of the managers who was eventually fired after the company received statements from well over a dozen girls whom he’d harassed during work hours at that branch. 

“So are you going to say something now, Ms.?” They asked me. 

“It’s looking like I’ll have to,” I sighed. 

I ruminated on this as I walked off-campus to grab lunch, driving through the familiar landmarks of my hometown, wondering which way to turn to find a vegan meal. 

I was texting and driving about what had just happened with a couple of my friends whom had graduated from Norwalk with me in 2006. 

“Just confront him.” One friend said. 

“But how? What am I going to say?” 

“You know exactly what to say.” He plainly replied. 

Another friend was horrified that it was still going on and glad that he had finally faced some consequences for his behavior, even if they were overwhelmingly mild compared to what he had done to earn them. 

I was so distraught in my text message exchanges, relating what I’d learned while in the ASB room that I was holding up the line at Subway. I had only a 30-minute lunch and had swiftly decided to settle for their new vegan patty, never mind the fact that it was bland and probably genetically modified. It was better than fast food, and Norwalk didn’t have much to offer in the vegan cuisine department, anyway. 

I briefly looked up and to my left, and there, patiently waiting to be ringed up for his sandwich, was my abuser. 

This is actually the first time I’ve even referred to him as “my abuser.” 

This is the first time I’ve admitted that I was abused. 

You see, I always thought that I was the one to blame. That I asked for it. That I made myself too available. I was the slut. I was the girl with the crush that opened up the opportunity. He couldn’t help himself. He was only a man. I was the one with all of the power. I tempted him. 

It’s amazing how I earned a degree in Women’s Studies from one of the best universities in America and I was still unable to process this event as an instance of gendered exploitation. 

Once, at brunch with my girls at Masataco in Whittier, I recounted this story with an exaggerated mirth. I remembered how I had a crush, and he made a move, and I went along and got an A for it and that was the end of the story. I laughed as I verbally reminisced over this unconventionally appealing high school physics teacher, married with children, fawning over a teenaged girl like me, who, as a junior in high school, was able to tempt him to the degree that he was able to lose his sense of morality and move his hands up my blouse while we stood together in the back room of his classroom. I painted myself as some teenaged Femme Fatale for my audience of three. 

But that isn’t really how it happened. 

On the day it happened, I wore denim, Pumas and a tacky pink and white Baby Phat shirt. My hair was braided. When he put his hands on me I suddenly realized what was happening and had to quickly detach myself from the experience. I didn’t let it get any further than the fondling and nonchalantly, still pretending that everything was cool, I casually walked away and emerged from his classroom, visibly shocked by what had happened. I made my trek to the locker room, changed and headed to the soccer field to begin my after-school practice. I then silently carried this with me and after that incident, I no longer made any moves to visit him. 

I was weirded out. It got too real. I suddenly saw him for the gross creep that he was, putting his hands on my teenaged body and enjoying himself, feeling lucky that he got so close. I no longer felt attracted. The distance in age between us was suddenly magnified and I realized he must have been my absent dad’s age, if not older. 

I wasn’t a Femme Fatale at all. I was just a kid. A kid choosing to change the narrative from that of a victim to that of a sexualized, empowered female in order to cope with the reality of the abuse. 

Because if I really was that into him, and it was truly consensual, I would’ve surely gone back for more, wouldn’t I? 

But I had to find some way to live with my feelings of shame and disgust. I had to find a way to cope. And I preferred to call myself an opportunistic slut than a bamboozled girl-child. 

At least being a slut carried the power of choice. 

Here’s the big problem. The big truth that I couldn’t escape. 

I was sixteen. 

I considered myself a mature sixteen-year-old at the time, but now that I am thirty and teaching sixteen-year-olds, I am coming to terms with how far from the truth I was. 

I didn’t REALLY have a choice. 

He took advantage of my impressionable, vulnerable nature, my misplaced attraction and my desperation to preserve my GPA. 

If, in the present, I overheard a sixteen-year-old girl telling her girlfriends that her physics teacher laid his hands on her and then gave her an A on her transcript in exchange for the event, would I have considered this to be her choice? Would I have labeled her a slut? Or would I have seen it for what it really was: an instance where a teacher took advantage of his power both as a man and a tenured faculty member to sexually abuse a child? 

It boils my blood to even imagine that this could have happened to any of the girls that I have taught over the years, and by choosing to imagine that this event happened to them instead of me, I can finally see the event for what it really was. 

I imagine what it would be like if I one day learned that my own daughter had endured this situation. I’d want to castrate him. 

But as he stood next to me at the Subway line and I briefly glanced up at him before looking straight ahead to my order in progress, I took note of his aging, bloated figure, his stunted growth (I am taller than him now), his white facial hair, balding head and his sad, watery eyes…and I felt pity for him and the girls he’s making uncomfortable. Because 13 years have gone by, and now he’s nothing but a delusional old creeper hopelessly believing that these young girls enjoy his compliments, and that he’s “still got it,” when in reality they are reporting to their boyfriends, friends, and now their authority figures just how grossed out they feel. 

Mr. Gutierrez, you’re a fucking CREEP. 

And THAT’S why I’m deciding to tell this story. 

I don’t care if you get canned or not. I care more about the girls in the classroom knowing that you’re a creep so that they’ll watch out for you when you get too close, and don’t dismiss your behavior as happening “just in their imagination.” 

I care more about the girls struggling in your class knowing that they don’t need to compromise themselves by accepting any of your distasteful advances.  

I care about them thinking twice before allowing you to give them your Snapchat account. 

I care about arming all girls against men like you, men like Mr. Shelton Hill, Mr. Ridge and others who have crossed the line and continue trying to overstep their moral and professional boundaries, so they never have to go through what I went through and blame themselves in the process. 

I also don’t give a shit that it’s been 13 years since it happened. I just found out via a phone call with a friend last night that there were some kids who graduated just two years after me in 2008 who were also affected by your inappropriate antics, but I’m not going to go out of my way to find them or name names…I’m sure if they feel inspired by my decision to open up about this experience, they will make the decision to open up on their own. That’s their choice. I’m only speaking up because of the kids in the ASB class yesterday who felt that they had NO CHOICE except to suffer silently through your behavior, because your position of privilege in the school, your position as a man in society, and the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District’s fear of having their reputation tarnished by your actions allows you to continue teaching with only a slap on the wrist and a three-day, PAID suspension from your post. 

Did I mention that some staff members came forward to the administration about this situation and were SILENCED and threatened with job loss? 

Well, I’m not going to be a hypocrite, strolling through the halls of Norwalk High, calling myself a feminist and letting my silence serve to protect a man who clearly had no interest in protecting the girls he was teaching. 

I was a fool for assuming that what happened between me and you had been an isolated event, instead of a long-standing pattern that you perpetuate. 

So you can suck on this, Robert. 

#MeToo

 

100 comments

  • Shira

    Shira Oakland, CA

    I’m so glad you’re speaking out about this. Thank you. Please consider sharing your story In a letter to the editor. Please consider sending your story to each of the board members. #MeToo

    I’m so glad you’re speaking out about this. Thank you. Please consider sharing your story In a letter to the editor. Please consider sending your story to each of the board members.
    #MeToo

  • Regina

    Regina Long Beach,Ca

    Thank you for sharing and for speaking up. Your writing is impeccable. I really feel what you're portreying and feeling in your writing. You set the mood and tone with all of the side notes and every detail laid out. It's like i can picture everything in my mind, that's what good writers do! Keep it up and please continue to speak up, empower and share your journey with others.

    Thank you for sharing and for speaking up. Your writing is impeccable. I really feel what you're portreying and feeling in your writing. You set the mood and tone with all of the side notes and every detail laid out. It's like i can picture everything in my mind, that's what good writers do! Keep it up and please continue to speak up, empower and share your journey with others.

  • Cynthia

    Cynthia Dee Moines, IA

    At 18 I had no clue what harrassment was. I silently watched MY fellow classmates get harrassed daily. I thought nothing much of it, even with a bad vibe I assumed it was just a silly teacher trying to be "cool." But that was never the case, was it? I'm 21 now. It's been a little over three years since i last stepped into that class. But I knew instantly who this was about, without a DOUBT. as a mother to a little GIRL, As a woman who has been harrassed by men in the WORKPLACE, i thank you. Your courage is inspiring.

    At 18 I had no clue what harrassment was. I silently watched MY fellow classmates get harrassed daily. I thought nothing much of it, even with a bad vibe I assumed it was just a silly teacher trying to be "cool." But that was never the case, was it? I'm 21 now. It's been a little over three years since i last stepped into that class. But I knew instantly who this was about, without a DOUBT. as a mother to a little GIRL, As a woman who has been harrassed by men in the WORKPLACE, i thank you. Your courage is inspiring.

  • Stacey

    Stacey Norwalk high

    Yeah this happened to me too. I got kicked out of Norwalk because of another teacher and they believed him over me the student. I got kicked out had to go to night school and got my prom taken away and walking with my class.

    Yeah this happened to me too. I got kicked out of Norwalk because of another teacher and they believed him over me the student. I got kicked out had to go to night school and got my prom taken away and walking with my class.

  • Victor

    Victor Colton

    Thanks for speaking on this , hard to enjoy your writing when it's such a serious issue, non the less I applaud you for standing up for the girls and now woman that have kept this quiet.

    Thanks for speaking on this , hard to enjoy your writing when it's such a serious issue, non the less I applaud you for standing up for the girls and now woman that have kept this quiet.

  • unknown

    unknown nhs

    thank you for speaking out about this. its you, who got something to be done. i speak on behalf of all the girls currently in his class, thank you x a billion. its a relief that now hopefully we will be able to feel safe and comfortable while learning.

    thank you for speaking out about this. its you, who got something to be done. i speak on behalf of all the girls currently in his class, thank you x a billion. its a relief that now hopefully we will be able to feel safe and comfortable while learning.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk High School

    Thank you for sharing this, everyone is sharing This and talking about It. Hopefully the admiNistration and the staff read it and now he may finally get fired. Thank you Thank you thank you.

    Thank you for sharing this, everyone is sharing This and talking about It. Hopefully the admiNistration and the staff read it and now he may finally get fired. Thank you Thank you thank you.

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk hIgh

    He is my tEacher this year and Since i sit at the lab tables, he comes in ans checks on my work but he puts his hand on my stool; whEre my ass is; and his Other haNd on the table, Locking me im the corner, i told my bOyfriend, because hes his wrest coach and i felt so Helpless because i disSmissed it carelesslLy

    He is my tEacher this year and Since i sit at the lab tables, he comes in ans checks on my work but he puts his hand on my stool; whEre my ass is; and his Other haNd on the table, Locking me im the corner, i told my bOyfriend, because hes his wrest coach and i felt so Helpless because i disSmissed it carelesslLy

  • C/O ‘13 Former NHS student

    C/O ‘13 Former NHS student nORWALK

    Thank you for sharing! You are truly strong! Guiterrez had always been a creep and hated his class, he would always single out a couple girls and flirt eith them and even told us how he had sex with his wife the first time he met her Which was at a frat party, he was a frat boy..... we didnt Need to know that then we were 16 and that was wildLy inappropriate. He is a creep and NHS needs to remove him!

    Thank you for sharing! You are truly strong! Guiterrez had always been a creep and hated his class, he would always single out a couple girls and flirt eith them and even told us how he had sex with his wife the first time he met her Which was at a frat party, he was a frat boy..... we didnt Need to know that then we were 16 and that was wildLy inappropriate. He is a creep and NHS needs to remove him!

  • Former Student

    Former Student Norwalk

    He even added some girls on snap chat!!!! Like ew wtffFfffff

    He even added some girls on snap chat!!!! Like ew wtffFfffff

  • 03 alum

    03 alum Norwalk

    I am so effing sorry. We are all to blame all alumni, anyone who came before and Had His class. We knew what was going on. We saw him takes girls into his back room. We did nothing, it was the joke of the high school. We did nothing. What buisness of it was ours we did NOThing because it was easier to do nothing. We all knew Steve wonder could tell something wasn't right with this guy. We still did not do a damn thing. We failed you and for that I will FOREver be sorry

    I am so effing sorry. We are all to blame all alumni, anyone who came before and Had His class. We knew what was going on. We saw him takes girls into his back room. We did nothing, it was the joke of the high school. We did nothing. What buisness of it was ours we did NOThing because it was easier to do nothing. We all knew Steve wonder could tell something wasn't right with this guy. We still did not do a damn thing. We failed you and for that I will FOREver be sorry

  • Maria

    Maria Norwalk

    I always had a bad vibe about him. i was relieved when I did not get him for physics. My friends thought it was because his class was hard, and maybe so, but that bad vibe was strong. now i know why some students, especially girls, were struggling with that class. this is disgusting and i hope he pays for this.

    I always had a bad vibe about him. i was relieved when I did not get him for physics. My friends thought it was because his class was hard, and maybe so, but that bad vibe was strong. now i know why some students, especially girls, were struggling with that class. this is disgusting and i hope he pays for this.

  • KIssandraw

    KIssandraw Nhs

    HeS forsure a creep. I recall him having the class “all” add him on sNapchat for extra Credit. Then he kept my snap and would send me wierdass selfies. His name is just creep as it is “pHysics Stud”. Thank you for being a voice. Hope adminiStration Stands up.

    HeS forsure a creep. I recall him having the class “all” add him on sNapchat for extra Credit. Then he kept my snap and would send me wierdass selfies. His name is just creep as it is “pHysics Stud”. Thank you for being a voice. Hope adminiStration Stands up.

  • NHS former student

    NHS former student Norwalk

    This dude was totally a creep. He used to hit on my ex girlfriend right in front of me in his class and everyone could tell. It was the creepiest thing and i hated his class and guts. Reading this pisses me off because Something should have been done sooner.

    This dude was totally a creep. He used to hit on my ex girlfriend right in front of me in his class and everyone could tell. It was the creepiest thing and i hated his class and guts. Reading this pisses me off because Something should have been done sooner.

  • anonymous

    anonymous Norwalk

    They’re firing him

    They’re firing him

  • He’s a pedo

    He’s a pedo Norwalk, ca

    Many of my friends have talked about him being a creep. Touching thEIr shoulders, making the projector camera face them, flirting with them. He’s a disgusting pedophile. Hope he gets fired and never gets a job.

    Many of my friends have talked about him being a creep. Touching thEIr shoulders, making the projector camera face them, flirting with them. He’s a disgusting pedophile. Hope he gets fired and never gets a job.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    GuUuys like seriously if youre reading this and you go to norwalk high. ThOse ABused bY this teacher need you (EmpHasis: neeeeed youuuuu) to be Their voice. Tell the office. Tell your moms. Tell your your Family friends in aUthority. Tell EveryOne. This man doesnt Belong freely roAming the streets, much less Being a Teacher. If you dont use your voice now (DEspite the uncomfort) this will only continue, anD every other circumstance you Face in life will defeat you. Dont let This slip you by. Be a voice. Stand up. Get this dude loCked up

    GuUuys like seriously if youre reading this and you go to norwalk high. ThOse ABused bY this teacher need you (EmpHasis: neeeeed youuuuu) to be Their voice. Tell the office. Tell your moms. Tell your your Family friends in aUthority. Tell EveryOne. This man doesnt Belong freely roAming the streets, much less Being a Teacher. If you dont use your voice now (DEspite the uncomfort) this will only continue, anD every other circumstance you Face in life will defeat you. Dont let This slip you by. Be a voice. Stand up. Get this dude loCked up

  • Teresa

    Teresa Norwalk high

    and I was The Loner girl I didn't have any friends and everything but I had a little crush on the teacher named mr. O'Hara that was all fun and games and I told everybody and everybody laughed about it they knew I had a big crush on this guy but it was a rumor I told people that stuff happened between me and him that he would touch me and all this stuff and nobody believe me cuz they just started was alive but I wasn't lying it was always after school finally I told my mom and my mom I told my mom can you just not say anything because I don't want anybody to belaughing at me because I didn't really have much friends so they're just going to be like a that's just like you're just trying to get attention which was not the case and she got tired of it and she finally told the principal and this whole time I got kicked out of school and everything because I'm trying to put an innocent teacher which was everybody's favorite teacher in jail but I was telling the truth and nobody believe me I got bullied enough where I walk home from school and got beat up enough where I could be could be called names and stuff and nobody Believe Me Nots one single person that I thought was my friend or anybody everybody turned on me I got bad grades out of school and schools I still got mad and still to this day I did not graduate becausehe f***** up my life so bad I just thought it was interesting you know like How could somebody like me you know I'm not that pretty and everything but you know I want you to please do the lawsuit and they turned it down to this day I do not have a lawyer that's my story

    and I was The Loner girl I didn't have any friends and everything but I had a little crush on the teacher named mr. O'Hara that was all fun and games and I told everybody and everybody laughed about it they knew I had a big crush on this guy but it was a rumor I told people that stuff happened between me and him that he would touch me and all this stuff and nobody believe me cuz they just started was alive but I wasn't lying it was always after school finally I told my mom and my mom I told my mom can you just not say anything because I don't want anybody to belaughing at me because I didn't really have much friends so they're just going to be like a that's just like you're just trying to get attention which was not the case and she got tired of it and she finally told the principal and this whole time I got kicked out of school and everything because I'm trying to put an innocent teacher which was everybody's favorite teacher in jail but I was telling the truth and nobody believe me I got bullied enough where I walk home from school and got beat up enough where I could be could be called names and stuff and nobody Believe Me Nots one single person that I thought was my friend or anybody everybody turned on me I got bad grades out of school and schools I still got mad and still to this day I did not graduate becausehe f***** up my life so bad I just thought it was interesting you know like How could somebody like me you know I'm not that pretty and everything but you know I want you to please do the lawsuit and they turned it down to this day I do not have a lawyer that's my story

  • Teresa

    Teresa Nhs

    Ojeda

    Ojeda

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk high school (his class rn )

    He has invinted girls to the back that had low grade to help them get it up. He wass the cause of my grades that class (2016) he was very sexual towards girls on Our class If you get a piCture you should send it to the websiTe.

    He has invinted girls to the back that had low grade to help them get it up. He wass the cause of my grades that class (2016) he was very sexual towards girls on Our class If you get a piCture you should send it to the websiTe.

  • CaRlos C.

    CaRlos C. NhS

    This is honestly sickening. Im glad the Light of justice is FINALLY shined Upon creeps like this. I hope he pays for everything He did and he Ends up in jail, there is no eXcusE to act like this. To all the girls at nhs who dealt witH this you are all brave and strong And i hope you all tell your stories so this can end once and for all.

    This is honestly sickening. Im glad the Light of justice is FINALLY shined Upon creeps like this. I hope he pays for everything He did and he Ends up in jail, there is no eXcusE to act like this. To all the girls at nhs who dealt witH this you are all brave and strong And i hope you all tell your stories so this can end once and for all.

  • Prior student

    Prior student Norwalk

    Thank you!! I know how hard this was to share, i too was abused as a child, not by a teacher but none the less To this day it still cant forget what happened to me. And now i Speak to other VICTIMS and help counsel them. I to spOke up and and will always speak up if anyone i know is being abused. May God bless you and all the other vicTims, and bring healing to you all.

    Thank you!! I know how hard this was to share, i too was abused as a child, not by a teacher but none the less To this day it still cant forget what happened to me. And now i Speak to other VICTIMS and help counsel them. I to spOke up and and will always speak up if anyone i know is being abused. May God bless you and all the other vicTims, and bring healing to you all.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk

    Lots of teachers there need to be looked at more carefully. This isnt the first and only teacher, Norwlak has hired Rapist/ pedoPhiles in the past. They are all about the money and Wont flinch an inch, not even For the safety of theIr students, if they lose out on mOney. LoTs of students reported Teachers there for theRe racist remarks, harassment, and pedophilia and all teachers still stand therE. I am sorry this happened to you and no student should not Have to go through this.

    Lots of teachers there need to be looked at more carefully. This isnt the first and only teacher, Norwlak has hired Rapist/ pedoPhiles in the past. They are all about the money and Wont flinch an inch, not even For the safety of theIr students, if they lose out on mOney. LoTs of students reported Teachers there for theRe racist remarks, harassment, and pedophilia and all teachers still stand therE. I am sorry this happened to you and no student should not Have to go through this.

  • Norwalk hs

    Norwalk hs '17

    THERE IS SO MUCH POWER IN YOUR WORDS AND EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY. I'M SENDING ALL THE LOVE AND POWER YOUR WAY TO ENDURE THE COPING OF THIS DISGUSTING SITUATION. THE POWER DYNAMICS, THE MALE PRIVILEGE, THE POLITICS BEHIND THIS ARE ALL SO COMPLEX AND MAKE IT SO EASY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SIMPLY BLAME THE VICTIM AND TURN A BLIND EYE. NONE OF THIS IS YOUR FAULT. FOR ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS THAT HAVE BEEN SLUT SHAMED FOR SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS YOUR FAULT. THERE IS NO REASON OR CIRCUMSTANCE THAT MAKES IT ACCEPTABLE FOR AN EDUCATOR TO ENGAGE IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WE CAN NO LONGER ALLOW TRUSTED EDUCATORS TO PERPETUATE THIS OR ANY TYPE OF ABUSE TOWARD THEIR STUDENTS. IT IS UNETHICAL, UNMORAL AND REPULSIVE HOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS CONSCIOUSLY DEALT WITH THIS SITUATION (with numerous teachers). THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS just with Mr. g! ABUSE CANNOT GO UNFORSEEN. THIS IS WHY OUR PEOPLE CONTINUE TO HURT, WOMXN SPECIFICALLY. THESE SETTINGS SHOULD BE SAFE, SCHOOL SHOULD BE A PLACE THAT YOUNG INDIVIDUALS FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO LEARN IN AND ASK FOR HELP. FOR ANY OF YOU READING THIS THAT STILL ATTEND NORWALK or once had experiences with this teacher or any other, PLEASE SPEAK UP!!!!!! COMING OUT ABOUT ABUSE IS UNIMAGINABLY DIFFICULT, BUT THIS CYCLE MUST BE PUT TO AN END. THERE MUST BE JUSTICE AND REPERCUSSIONS TO THESE ACTIONS THAT HAVE FOR SO LONG GONE UNPUNISHED. IF IT IS IN YOUR CAPACITY, SPEAK TO SOMEONE. THE SCHOOL BOARD. CITY COUNCIL. MOBILIZING IS THE ONLY WAY OUR COMMUNITY CAN KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE. POWER TO ALL THE YOUNG WOMXN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED OR ARE EXPERIENCING THIS. YOUR FEELINGS ARE VALID. YOU ARE VALID.

    THERE IS SO MUCH POWER IN YOUR WORDS AND EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY. I'M SENDING ALL THE LOVE AND POWER YOUR WAY TO ENDURE THE COPING OF THIS DISGUSTING SITUATION. THE POWER DYNAMICS, THE MALE PRIVILEGE, THE POLITICS BEHIND THIS ARE ALL SO COMPLEX AND MAKE IT SO EASY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SIMPLY BLAME THE VICTIM AND TURN A BLIND EYE. NONE OF THIS IS YOUR FAULT. FOR ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS THAT HAVE BEEN SLUT SHAMED FOR SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS YOUR FAULT. THERE IS NO REASON OR CIRCUMSTANCE THAT MAKES IT ACCEPTABLE FOR AN EDUCATOR TO ENGAGE IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WE CAN NO LONGER ALLOW TRUSTED EDUCATORS TO PERPETUATE THIS OR ANY TYPE OF ABUSE TOWARD THEIR STUDENTS. IT IS UNETHICAL, UNMORAL AND REPULSIVE HOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS CONSCIOUSLY DEALT WITH THIS SITUATION (with numerous teachers). THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS just with Mr. g! ABUSE CANNOT GO UNFORSEEN. THIS IS WHY OUR PEOPLE CONTINUE TO HURT, WOMXN SPECIFICALLY. THESE SETTINGS SHOULD BE SAFE, SCHOOL SHOULD BE A PLACE THAT YOUNG INDIVIDUALS FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO LEARN IN AND ASK FOR HELP. FOR ANY OF YOU READING THIS THAT STILL ATTEND NORWALK or once had experiences with this teacher or any other, PLEASE SPEAK UP!!!!!! COMING OUT ABOUT ABUSE IS UNIMAGINABLY DIFFICULT, BUT THIS CYCLE MUST BE PUT TO AN END. THERE MUST BE JUSTICE AND REPERCUSSIONS TO THESE ACTIONS THAT HAVE FOR SO LONG GONE UNPUNISHED. IF IT IS IN YOUR CAPACITY, SPEAK TO SOMEONE. THE SCHOOL BOARD. CITY COUNCIL. MOBILIZING IS THE ONLY WAY OUR COMMUNITY CAN KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE. POWER TO ALL THE YOUNG WOMXN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED OR ARE EXPERIENCING THIS. YOUR FEELINGS ARE VALID. YOU ARE VALID.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk, CA.

    To the great writer and confessor of this tragedy, please know that it is not TOo late to do something about this teacher. To the current students of Norwalk Hi, yes, you can do something too. Go to the district and file a report; go to the police; and take it to the media. The news channels have reporters who can help with setting up investigations and following up on reports about this teacher. You can contact them thru special emails and phone calls. I am sure they would like these types of stories. With all THE evidence coming from so many alumni and current students, something has to be done. There are many witnesses and accounts, everyone needs to come together and make the culprit pay for what he has done or will continue doing if no one stops him. I am a parent of an 8 year old girl and a 10 year old boy, and it upsets me that my child could go thru something like this. Please, everyone, talk to your parents or loved ones and let's do something about this man. It is time to fight back .

    To the great writer and confessor of this tragedy, please know that it is not TOo late to do something about this teacher. To the current students of Norwalk Hi, yes, you can do something too. Go to the district and file a report; go to the police; and take it to the media. The news channels have reporters who can help with setting up investigations and following up on reports about this teacher. You can contact them thru special emails and phone calls. I am sure they would like these types of stories. With all THE evidence coming from so many alumni and current students, something has to be done. There are many witnesses and accounts, everyone needs to come together and make the culprit pay for what he has done or will continue doing if no one stops him. I am a parent of an 8 year old girl and a 10 year old boy, and it upsets me that my child could go thru something like this. Please, everyone, talk to your parents or loved ones and let's do something about this man. It is time to fight back
    .

  • Norwalk hs

    Norwalk hs Norwalk

    Just know you are not alome i know many frien of mine who have told me he is creep, he made them feel uncomfortable on many occasions. I Hope norwalk la marida district finally does something not to mention he is not the only perv, you can go ahead and add mr.dominguiz on the lIst of Male teachers who make you feel uncomfortable. Thag school sYstem is so fucked up just the whole administration. That sChool is a shit hole. It upsets me because no one says sQuat shit.

    Just know you are not alome i know many frien of mine who have told me he is creep, he made them feel uncomfortable on many occasions. I Hope norwalk la marida district finally does something not to mention he is not the only perv, you can go ahead and add mr.dominguiz on the lIst of Male teachers who make you feel uncomfortable. Thag school sYstem is so fucked up just the whole administration. That sChool is a shit hole. It upsets me because no one says sQuat shit.

  • ‘17

    ‘17 Norwalk

    Mr. G is a creep. He would make Inappropriate comments to my fRiend and i & would call us names. I sat in the bAck lab table and would Put his hand on my stool and Other hand on the table which WouLd corner me. Or when working in groups at the lab tables, he would purposely stand behind my Stool at An Unacceptable distanCe. He is a toTal creep.

    Mr. G is a creep. He would make Inappropriate comments to my fRiend and i & would call us names. I sat in the bAck lab table and would Put his hand on my stool and Other hand on the table which WouLd corner me. Or when working in groups at the lab tables, he would purposely stand behind my Stool at An Unacceptable distanCe. He is a toTal creep.

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk high

    This is crazy, knowing a man like this is in my school makes me scared. You shouldn’t be scared at a place where your sup to feel safe. This needs to end, and not just Here, but anywhere in the world. This is an issue that many don’t consider as important as some other situation. No girl shouldn’t be scared, speak up ladies ! #metoo

    This is crazy, knowing a man like this is in my school makes me scared. You shouldn’t be scared at a place where your sup to feel safe. This needs to end, and not just Here, but anywhere in the world. This is an issue that many don’t consider as important as some other situation. No girl shouldn’t be scared, speak up ladies !
    #metoo

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk

    One time like awhile ago I overheard 2 people making jokes that mR GUterize that he was a “pedOphile” which they said a bit loudly. I also started laugh but I think when they said it alittle too louD, he Heard it too! He would always try to avoid that side of the taBle that we were in. I thiNk that he was trying to aVoid me as well (since I Was sitting very close the two people and know about it). The reason is that at times he feels “unconfortable” when looking at me. One time mr gutrize was Walking to the bathRoom UnTill he saw me. Once he saw me looking at him or what i call a “death starE” his movemenT started to Increase quickly to go to the bathroom. So i started to put the peices tOgether on why he Would change his sPeed when i was lookinG at him for a long time. His face looked like he was nervous about me idek. But then today (Nov 29), everyone was talking about it but den One of the people who was the one who made the Joke, The person BegAN to tell me that The moment That the person said that joke and mr guterize hearing it too, he beileved after he said that, mr Guterize trY to avoid that person however that person always ask a question which is too funny now cause i didn’t really tHink about tHat. Now i believe that The puzzles are connected on!!!

    One time like awhile ago I overheard 2 people making jokes that mR GUterize that he was a “pedOphile” which they said a bit loudly. I also started laugh but I think when they said it alittle too louD, he Heard it too! He would always try to avoid that side of the taBle that we were in. I thiNk that he was trying to aVoid me as well (since I Was sitting very close the two people and know about it). The reason is that at times he feels “unconfortable” when looking at me. One time mr gutrize was Walking to the bathRoom UnTill he saw me. Once he saw me looking at him or what i call a “death starE” his movemenT started to Increase quickly to go to the bathroom. So i started to put the peices tOgether on why he Would change his sPeed when i was lookinG at him for a long time. His face looked like he was nervous about me idek. But then today (Nov 29), everyone was talking about it but den One of the people who was the one who made the Joke, The person BegAN to tell me that The moment That the person said that joke and mr guterize hearing it too, he beileved after he said that, mr Guterize trY to avoid that person however that person always ask a question which is too funny now cause i didn’t really tHink about tHat. Now i believe that The puzzles are connected on!!!

  • CLass of 16

    CLass of 16 Nhs

    I was in the Wrestling team he would always show me Nudes of students he haD , now that im older and see how little hs girls are it boils my blood he is a fucking pErve

    I was in the Wrestling team he would always show me Nudes of students he haD , now that im older and see how little hs girls are it boils my blood he is a fucking pErve

  • PRO wrestler Hj

    PRO wrestler Hj Norwalk High

    I am praying to God that he gets fired asap, this is not right. I'm so done with garbage People like him, abusing their power to take advantage of people like us: students. It's revolting. There are also teachers on the NHS campus that make very inappropriate comments towards girls, like calling them cute, or saying that if any girl wears an overly revealing blouse or shirt, they will “be men and look." It's disgusting that many girls, including myself, don't feel safe at school around these men. And that Punk wonders why I back talk him. When a cute girl cusses, it's a-okay, but if myself or a guy cusses (I don't dress very femininely, im more a “tomboy") he sends us out to scold us. These FAVORITISMs and perversions are down right gross. Thank you for this, you are a true hero. Thank you. We need to take a stand against this sick animals. They are not people, but they're beasts. Revolting beasts who deserve the worst. I know it may be difficult, bit please speak up to rid our school of such beasts. God bless you all 💞

    I am praying to God that he gets fired asap, this is not right. I'm so done with garbage People like him, abusing their power to take advantage of people like us: students. It's revolting. There are also teachers on the NHS campus that make very inappropriate comments towards girls, like calling them cute, or saying that if any girl wears an overly revealing blouse or shirt, they will “be men and look." It's disgusting that many girls, including myself, don't feel safe at school around these men. And that Punk wonders why I back talk him. When a cute girl cusses, it's a-okay, but if myself or a guy cusses (I don't dress very femininely, im more a “tomboy") he sends us out to scold us. These FAVORITISMs and perversions are down right gross. Thank you for this, you are a true hero. Thank you. We need to take a stand against this sick animals. They are not people, but they're beasts. Revolting beasts who deserve the worst. I know it may be difficult, bit please speak up to rid our school of such beasts. God bless you all 💞

  • PRO wrestler Hj

    PRO wrestler Hj Norwalk High

    My friends and i told those facts about the perv who admitted to looking at girl to another teacher, and that teacher told us that he told him to stop. The day I was gone, that perv apologized about his remarks. I just wanted to add that there still are good teachers, but we need to crack down on the pedophiles

    My friends and i told those facts about the perv who admitted to looking at girl to another teacher, and that teacher told us that he told him to stop. The day I was gone, that perv apologized about his remarks. I just wanted to add that there still are good teachers, but we need to crack down on the pedophiles

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous NHS

    I have him for physics this year and since the beginning realiZed how creepy this man is. Whene i am working he Is, like a teacher, Walking around the class to see if anyone needs help. But this time, it was off and stood behind me (which he has done before) and just stared at me. I could heAr his breathing. He didnt say anything which made me not only feel uncomfortable, but self conCiOus as i woRkEd. Now knowing what he has Done i am appalled aNd If nhs lets him come Back i, and the Rest of nhs, will never See him the same way. I have Had you, the author, as a sub and you are amazing. Thank you so much for helping all oF Us who have Been maDe uncomfoRtable by GUTierrez.

    I have him for physics this year and since the beginning realiZed how creepy this man is. Whene i am working he Is, like a teacher, Walking around the class to see if anyone needs help. But this time, it was off and stood behind me (which he has done before) and just stared at me. I could heAr his breathing. He didnt say anything which made me not only feel uncomfortable, but self conCiOus as i woRkEd. Now knowing what he has Done i am appalled aNd If nhs lets him come Back i, and the Rest of nhs, will never See him the same way. I have Had you, the author, as a sub and you are amazing. Thank you so much for helping all oF Us who have Been maDe uncomfoRtable by GUTierrez.

  • Class of 09

    Class of 09 Norwalk

    Mr. Ridge too?! I was in his math class freshman year and I knew something was off. This infuriates me to think that he is still there. Every time I hear of a teacher student on the news, I also hope I see MR.G's face even years later. IT looks like his time is up!

    Mr. Ridge too?! I was in his math class freshman year and I knew something was off. This infuriates me to think that he is still there. Every time I hear of a teacher student on the news, I also hope I see MR.G's face even years later. IT looks like his time is up!

  • FormerNHS student

    FormerNHS student NORWALK

    I remember in the school year of '12-'13 he was found with a student alone with him in his classroom and the security lady found them. After that he was gone for SIX MONTHS and then came back the next year. How disgusting.I remember all these stupid girls talking about how slutty the victim was as if he wasn't a full grown ass man. This girl moved away and whether she might've thought it was consensual or not it was RAPE. There are many teachers that are very inapropriate not just in NHS but schools like New River too, where several students complained about a certain FOURTH GRADE teacher and nothing was done and he wasn't fired. NLMUSD is disgusting and so are admins that stand behind these disgusting people, claiming to know them. Alot of these admins treat students like trash, when in reality we were JUST kids and they're job is to teach and protect us.

    I remember in the school year of '12-'13 he was found with a student alone with him in his classroom and the security lady found them. After that he was gone for SIX MONTHS and then came back the next year. How disgusting.I remember all these stupid girls talking about how slutty the victim was as if he wasn't a full grown ass man. This girl moved away and whether she might've thought it was consensual or not it was RAPE. There are many teachers that are very inapropriate not just in NHS but schools like New River too, where several students complained about a certain FOURTH GRADE teacher and nothing was done and he wasn't fired. NLMUSD is disgusting and so are admins that stand behind these disgusting people, claiming to know them. Alot of these admins treat students like trash, when in reality we were JUST kids and they're job is to teach and protect us.

  • Former student 2013

    Former student 2013 Nhs

    Mr. Gutierrez originally had everyone sit in the classroom by alphabetical order, and so i sat in the very back. However, after a few weeks went by, he moved my seat directly in the Front of the classroom by where he would teach. All semester, he would stare at me and wink, give me extra attention when I wore a "low-cut" shirt, kneel uncomfortable close to me when helping me with an assignment, project my ID photo on the screen for the class to see while he talked about me (and he did that with other female students In my class, not Male, go figure), and he would ask Me to input test Scores onto his computer and he would come sit uncomfortably close to me. Irregardless of how many times the seating Chart changed, I was always right in front of him... there were rumors that he slept with a student a month or so before I got into his class, and he did not teach our class for a few weeks because he was being investigated. Looking back, I have no doubt that that Was true. He does not deserve to still have access to any young women, and NEEDs to be fired!

    Mr. Gutierrez originally had everyone sit in the classroom by alphabetical order, and so i sat in the very back. However, after a few weeks went by, he moved my seat directly in the Front of the classroom by where he would teach. All semester, he would stare at me and wink, give me extra attention when I wore a "low-cut" shirt, kneel uncomfortable close to me when helping me with an assignment, project my ID photo on the screen for the class to see while he talked about me (and he did that with other female students In my class, not Male, go figure), and he would ask Me to input test Scores onto his computer and he would come sit uncomfortably close to me. Irregardless of how many times the seating Chart changed, I was always right in front of him... there were rumors that he slept with a student a month or so before I got into his class, and he did not teach our class for a few weeks because he was being investigated. Looking back, I have no doubt that that Was true. He does not deserve to still have access to any young women, and NEEDs to be fired!

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk

    He would check out all the girls ass when they would leave to the restroom and when they would get Up.

    He would check out all the girls ass when they would leave to the restroom and when they would get Up.

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk

    You need to stop talkiNg about mr oJeda, mr ojeda woudllnt have done that, you claImed yourself that you wanted attetnion, you said that to the administrstion!

    You need to stop talkiNg about mr oJeda, mr ojeda woudllnt have done that, you claImed yourself that you wanted attetnion, you said that to the administrstion!

  • anonymous

    anonymous norwalk

    thank you for bravely TAlking about your experience. i hope the district does something about this to ensure it doesn’t happen again. i hope he gets fired.

    thank you for bravely TAlking about your experience. i hope the district does something about this to ensure it doesn’t happen again. i hope he gets fired.

  • Anonymouse

    Anonymouse Norwalk Highschool

    Mr.calvo raped me and he touched my breastststs

    Mr.calvo raped me and he touched my breastststs

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk

    Since the BEGINNING you coukd tottaly tell how creepy he was. He would always used to pick on me and many of the other girls in the class. And the fact that he still in school gets me so upsEt. Something needs to be done for everything that he has done.

    Since the BEGINNING you coukd tottaly tell how creepy he was. He would always used to pick on me and many of the other girls in the class. And the fact that he still in school gets me so upsEt. Something needs to be done for everything that he has done.

  • ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Nhs’19

    The sad part is that admin will tell us we arent to talk about it as iF people Will forget thats why nothing is ever done beCause the stupid ass admin like arredondo or crawford Or anyOne eho thinks its best to be left aline they wont let us express what we feel about Rhe situation most aDmin should be replaced its disgusting how we arent allowed to express ourselves

    The sad part is that admin will tell us we arent to talk about it as iF people Will forget thats why nothing is ever done beCause the stupid ass admin like arredondo or crawford Or anyOne eho thinks its best to be left aline they wont let us express what we feel about Rhe situation most aDmin should be replaced its disgusting how we arent allowed to express ourselves

  • Former nhs student ‘07

    Former nhs student ‘07 Los angeles

    Even though this brings up painful memories, I want to thank you for Sharing this rina. I was also in his class and had bad experiences as welL. I hope there will be justice for all of us who have endured his advances. I saw him a few months ago and felt sick to my stomach, even after all this time. You are brave for sharing your story; shame on anYone who wants to make light of this or act like it was your fault. This needs to be taken seriously. I looked up to you in HS and still do, keep up the good work and keep sharing your story 🖤

    Even though this brings up painful memories, I want to thank you for Sharing this rina. I was also in his class and had bad experiences as welL. I hope there will be justice for all of us who have endured his advances. I saw him a few months ago and felt sick to my stomach, even after all this time.

    You are brave for sharing your story; shame on anYone who wants to make light of this or act like it was your fault. This needs to be taken seriously.

    I looked up to you in HS and still do, keep up the good work and keep sharing your story 🖤

  • Melissa

    Melissa Downey

    He was my teacher freshman year. I did report him for what he did to me and the school did nothing. I assaulted him by hitting him. "I was lucky I wasnt being expelled" I stopped going to his class I refused. He gave me an F but I turned in all my work and passed everything and every test. I Would sit in another class and do the work he assigned. I had to fight to get the F removed from my transcripts and finally did. He was supposed to be fired back smh

    He was my teacher freshman year. I did report him for what he did to me and the school did nothing. I assaulted him by hitting him. "I was lucky I wasnt being expelled" I stopped going to his class I refused. He gave me an F but I turned in all my work and passed everything and every test. I Would sit in another class and do the work he assigned. I had to fight to get the F removed from my transcripts and finally did. He was supposed to be fired back smh

  • 1

    1 1

    Norwalks staff is all the way fucked up already , jus throw the whole fuckin school away

    Norwalks staff is all the way fucked up already , jus throw the whole fuckin school away

  • J

    J Norwalk waite middle sch

    Can you please explain what happened in waite Middle school inhave my kids their thanks

    Can you please explain what happened in waite Middle school inhave my kids their thanks

  • DIscusted allumnie 2017

    DIscusted allumnie 2017 Norwalk

    He told us he was on oGOl. Even though he told us nOt to use it, i rember thinking to my self ewww grows he probally seen all these naked Students.

    He told us he was on oGOl. Even though he told us nOt to use it, i rember thinking to my self ewww grows he probally seen all these naked Students.

  • AnonyMous

    AnonyMous Norwalk

    this Whole story brings up a Memory that i can Remember vividly. one time we had basketball practice at 8 pm in the gym. Having practice that late was very unusual. I remember not wanting to Participate because it was so late. Because of the time practice was held no one was in the gym but the players and the coaches... or so we thought. We were An hour into the practice and then a door slams. So LiterAlly everyoNe in the practice turns to where the noise came from. To our surprise out the athletic directors office came out mr. guitierrez and A fellow female classmate. My teamates and I were all in shock because we couldnt believe what we were witnessing. Mr guiterrez and a Fellow classmate walking out of The AD’s office by themSELVES at 9 pm! Who knows what he did with that stuDent. Its sad that this was One of many stories of his disgusting behavior. Thank you for your courage !

    this Whole story brings up a Memory that i can Remember vividly. one time we had basketball practice at 8 pm in the gym. Having practice that late was very unusual. I remember not wanting to Participate because it was so late. Because of the time practice was held no one was in the gym but the players and the coaches... or so we thought. We were An hour into the practice and then a door slams. So LiterAlly everyoNe in the practice turns to where the noise came from. To our surprise out the athletic directors office came out mr. guitierrez and A fellow female classmate. My teamates and I were all in shock because we couldnt believe what we were witnessing. Mr guiterrez and a Fellow classmate walking out of The AD’s office by themSELVES at 9 pm! Who knows what he did with that stuDent. Its sad that this was One of many stories of his disgusting behavior. Thank you for your courage !

  • nlmusd alumni

    nlmusd alumni lmhs

    im Appalled to hear that this has been happening at norwalk especially since there is a similar situation at la mirada. being class of ‘16 as a freshman i had mr alvarez for language arts and he is also a known creep on campus. he is known to take pictures of students for “extra credit” for years he was the teacher in charge of girls league, his favoritism during class was extremely noticable. i was never comfortable in his class and many other girls felt the same way. as years passed students have spoke out but as a tenured teacher he has been “untouchable”. his issues have been repeatedly swept under the rug because the district doesnt wamt to fight him in a legal battle. he needs to be removed it has been discouraging seeing him be removed for a few weeks just to return again. this is a problem within the nlmus district and people need to be held accountable! thank you for putting your story out there because hopefully others will follow suit and force nlmusd to take the action that has been inconceivably put off for too long and rid of these predators

    im Appalled to hear that this has been happening at norwalk especially since there is a similar situation at la mirada. being class of ‘16 as a freshman i had mr alvarez for language arts and he is also a known creep on campus. he is known to take pictures of students for “extra credit” for years he was the teacher in charge of girls league, his favoritism during class was extremely noticable. i was never comfortable in his class and many other girls felt the same way. as years passed students have spoke out but as a tenured teacher he has been “untouchable”. his issues have been repeatedly swept under the rug because the district doesnt wamt to fight him in a legal battle. he needs to be removed it has been discouraging seeing him be removed for a few weeks just to return again. this is a problem within the nlmus district and people need to be held accountable! thank you for putting your story out there because hopefully others will follow suit and force nlmusd to take the action that has been inconceivably put off for too long and rid of these predators

  • Class of 2012

    Class of 2012 Norwalk High school

    Well i am one of mr. G’s former students. I am a male but i do specifically remember him Always being a creep towards the Girls in the class. The way he would undress them with his eyes, or get uncoMfortably close to them when they would asK hiM For help, and he would also say aloT of inApropriate things. Sometimes he would bend over and put his ass in front of some of the girls faces when he was helping other students. One time my classmate that sat behind me told me hes a creep and she caught him Messing around with another student In his little storage room i think after school hours. Everyone called her a hoe or said she was to blame, but she wasnt Mr. G was The one crossing multiple lines. They need to get rid of that guy. I cant believe nhs hAs been letting this guy get away with so much. What a damn shame. This post was a great idea! Im sure you have taken wEight off of many young womens shoulders.

    Well i am one of mr. G’s former students. I am a male but i do specifically remember him Always being a creep towards the Girls in the class. The way he would undress them with his eyes, or get uncoMfortably close to them when they would asK hiM For help, and he would also say aloT of inApropriate things. Sometimes he would bend over and put his ass in front of some of the girls faces when he was helping other students. One time my classmate that sat behind me told me hes a creep and she caught him Messing around with another student In his little storage room i think after school hours. Everyone called her a hoe or said she was to blame, but she wasnt Mr. G was The one crossing multiple lines. They need to get rid of that guy. I cant believe nhs hAs been letting this guy get away with so much. What a damn shame. This post was a great idea! Im sure you have taken wEight off of many young womens shoulders.

  • JaIme

    JaIme Norwalk

    Be strong!!

    Be strong!!

  • UnknoWn

    UnknoWn Nhs

    He also took my Phone out oF my butt pocket numerous times, i wasnt even Sitting, like why wtfff

    He also took my Phone out oF my butt pocket numerous times, i wasnt even Sitting, like why wtfff

  • Unknown

    Unknown Nhs

    He would alSo take my phone out of My Butt pocket, I wasnt even sitting, like why wtff, keep in mind hes my teacher this year

    He would alSo take my phone out of My Butt pocket, I wasnt even sitting, like why wtff, keep in mind hes my teacher this year

  • AnonymouS

    AnonymouS N

    I attended this school district years Ago & repOrted a teacher In elemEntary school. An inVestigation was made and he has removed from the classroom. How did we go from caring for The safety and wElFare of the students, to The safety and welfare of the administration? That is appauling. I’m sorry You went thRoUgh that and is unfortunate that no one seems to care Enough to do anything about it for fear of retriBution but glad You Spoke out on this platform, its the first step in a positive direction.

    I attended this school district years Ago & repOrted a teacher In elemEntary school. An inVestigation was made and he has removed from the classroom. How did we go from caring for The safety and wElFare of the students, to The safety and welfare of the administration? That is appauling.
    I’m sorry You went thRoUgh that and is unfortunate that no one seems to care Enough to do anything about it for fear of retriBution but glad You Spoke out on this platform, its the first step in a positive direction.

  • current student at

    current student at norwalk high

    this shit is disgusting and we need to do something about that creep asap

    this shit is disgusting and we need to do something about that creep asap

  • Not saying

    Not saying Nhs

    Im class for (2021) n i was in a class with a teacher and the students left n he keeped lookIng at my chest n wouldnt talk for 10mins he was just looking Into someoNe that was jn his class walked in n then he asked for my moms phone number n neVer got to scared in my life

    Im class for (2021) n i was in a class with a teacher and the students left n he keeped lookIng at my chest n wouldnt talk for 10mins he was just looking Into someoNe that was jn his class walked in n then he asked for my moms phone number n neVer got to scared in my life

  • AnynomoUs

    AnynomoUs Norwalk

    So sorry you and all these other girls had to go throuGh that. I took his class and it was clear to us what his intentions were back then too. He def jas a fave of the class. Towards the end of the year he brouGht his camera to school and the class took pictures. When i took a picture of a group of classmates, my nosY ass decided to scroLl through the other pictures he had Taken. My heart dropped when i come to find a picture of a classmate bending Forward and he had a picture direcrly zoomed into her chest, her smiling, not even aware of what he was doing... *delete.delete.delete* He’s disgusting and shame on everyone at the school who has not taken further acTions to protect students.

    So sorry you and all these other girls had to go throuGh that. I took his class and it was clear to us what his intentions were back then too. He def jas a fave of the class. Towards the end of the year he brouGht his camera to school and the class took pictures. When i took a picture of a group of classmates, my nosY ass decided to scroLl through the other pictures he had Taken. My heart dropped when i come to find a picture of a classmate bending Forward and he had a picture direcrly zoomed into her chest, her smiling, not even aware of what he was doing...
    *delete.delete.delete*

    He’s disgusting and shame on everyone at the school who has not taken further acTions to protect students.

  • unknown

    unknown norwalk high school

    your very brave for doing this blog and i'm very sorry this happend to you I see where you're coming from and how this effected you I was raped before so I know how you feel maybe it's not the same thing but it's very very sick and I understand how much it hurt you I just wish this world could change and not be so cruel. This effected me long term because of the damage it did to me my first time having sex was taken away from a rapest and this really hurts.

    your very brave for doing this blog and i'm very sorry this happend to you I see where you're coming from and how this effected you I was raped before so I know how you feel maybe it's not the same thing but it's very very sick and I understand how much it hurt you I just wish this world could change and not be so cruel. This effected me long term because of the damage it did to me my first time having sex was taken away from a rapest and this really hurts.

  • Cs

    Cs Norwalk-co/2000

    He always Creeped me out. I had him Jr year back in 1999. Think it was his fIrst year teaching at NHS. He always gave me a wierd vibe.

    He always Creeped me out. I had him Jr year back in 1999. Think it was his fIrst year teaching at NHS. He always gave me a wierd vibe.

  • Nhs 13

    Nhs 13 Nhs

    Have them investigate Mrs. Tatham please she is just as preditorial over the boys as gutierrez is with the girls.

    Have them investigate Mrs. Tatham please she is just as preditorial over the boys as gutierrez is with the girls.

  • F

    F Norwalk

    Sorry for what you went through. #metoo is about standing up for yourselves, not mattering if you famous or ish

    Sorry for what you went through. #metoo is about standing up for yourselves, not mattering if you famous or ish

  • J

    J Norwalk,Ca

    The school district is effed Up in so many ways. My little sister was bullied By a group of girls who had nothing better to do with their lives. My sister played volleyball and softball. While she played volleyball, a group of girls started to make rude remarks towards my sister and even created a group chat to plan to “handle” my sister. My sister told my mom, and my mom took action right away (with proof that my sister was being bullied). She told the school, but did nothing about it. Those girls continued to play on the volleyball team and even received awards! My mom kept NotifYing admin. & the school district, but unfortunately they kept giving her the run around & nothing was done. my mother was only able to do so much. My point is, norwalk all in all sucks ass & i hope they start getting rid of shady staff! This stuff is disgusting and I hope they throw guiterrez in prison so he can rot. I hope justice is served!

    The school district is effed Up in so many ways. My little sister was bullied By a group of girls who had nothing better to do with their lives. My sister played volleyball and softball. While she played volleyball, a group of girls started to make rude remarks towards my sister and even created a group chat to plan to “handle” my sister. My sister told my mom, and my mom took action right away (with proof that my sister was being bullied). She told the school, but did nothing about it. Those girls continued to play on the volleyball team and even received awards! My mom kept NotifYing admin. & the school district, but unfortunately they kept giving her the run around & nothing was done. my mother was only able to do so much. My point is, norwalk all in all sucks ass & i hope they start getting rid of shady staff! This stuff is disgusting and I hope they throw guiterrez in prison so he can rot. I hope justice is served!

  • AH

    AH Norwlk, ca

    Mr. Jacks 4th grade teacher from new river! He was a peDifile he would put his haNds inside girls shirts and rub their backs Hope he DOesnt work there anymore

    Mr. Jacks 4th grade teacher from new river! He was a peDifile he would put his haNds inside girls shirts and rub their backs Hope he DOesnt work there anymore

  • Student

    Student Norwalk high school

    Can some post a picture of this pervert !

    Can some post a picture of this pervert !

  • MARY porras

    MARY porras Norwalk

    Omg! You just do not know, or yes you do know, how many girls you have saved by blowing the whistle on these perverts. As soon as I finish my comment I am going to get my granddaughter and read your story to her. She's 14 years old an ASB student and it sickens me to think about this even slightly happening to her! I'm SOrry but grateful that you had to walk into the school that all this took place at and get put in the situation of seeing the sick man while you went to get your lunch that it made you stand up for what is RIGHT. That explains why Channel 4 News NBC was it Norwalk High School at 3 p.m. today as my grandson got picked up. He is 16 and has autism I'm just very high-functioning and has no problem speaking what is really happening because he doesn't realize the depth of things that can happen. What you just made me feel like something is going to be done. That this kind of shit will be brought forward, put a giant spotlight on teachers all across hopefully the nation by you doing what you did. And unfortunately in this sick society that we live in this will still go on. Both girls and boys will still be abused in classrooms by people of position and Authority and scared to say anything. I don't know your name if I did oh my gosh if I knew who you were I would oh maybe I should say I'm going to the community and make parents and grandparents who are parents of their grandchildren no that this went on in our school district and put your name and highlights that you're an angel. Thank you and I know that your girls will be so proud of what their mommy did.

    Omg! You just do not know, or yes you do know, how many girls you have saved by blowing the whistle on these perverts. As soon as I finish my comment I am going to get my granddaughter and read your story to her. She's 14 years old an ASB student and it sickens me to think about this even slightly happening to her! I'm SOrry but grateful that you had to walk into the school that all this took place at and get put in the situation of seeing the sick man while you went to get your lunch that it made you stand up for what is RIGHT. That explains why Channel 4 News NBC was it Norwalk High School at 3 p.m. today as my grandson got picked up. He is 16 and has autism I'm just very high-functioning and has no problem speaking what is really happening because he doesn't realize the depth of things that can happen. What you just made me feel like something is going to be done. That this kind of shit will be brought forward, put a giant spotlight on teachers all across hopefully the nation by you doing what you did. And unfortunately in this sick society that we live in this will still go on. Both girls and boys will still be abused in classrooms by people of position and Authority and scared to say anything. I don't know your name if I did oh my gosh if I knew who you were I would oh maybe I should say I'm going to the community and make parents and grandparents who are parents of their grandchildren no that this went on in our school district and put your name and highlights that you're an angel. Thank you and I know that your girls will be so proud of what their mommy did.

  • WMR c/o '08

    WMR c/o '08 Norwalk Ca

    You are amazing for speaking out. I am deeply saddened for what had happened to you, and to all the other girls before and after you. In 2006-2007 He was my AP physics teacher and I was his ta. He did not touch me inappropriately but I do remember him being very playful with me at Times. So after reading your experience and others', I feel like I dodged a bullet.. Its disturbing to think how close predators are. Even more disturbing to know that it's been several years and nothing has been done. I'm tired of how common the phrase"oh that teacher is a creep" Is part of nearly everyone's school experience. More needs to be done. This CYCLE needs to be broken.

    You are amazing for speaking out. I am deeply saddened for what had happened to you, and to all the other girls before and after you. In 2006-2007 He was my AP physics teacher and I was his ta. He did not touch me inappropriately but I do remember him being very playful with me at Times. So after reading your experience and others', I feel like I dodged a bullet..
    Its disturbing to think how close predators are.
    Even more disturbing to know that it's been several years and nothing has been done.
    I'm tired of how common the phrase"oh that teacher is a creep" Is part of nearly everyone's school experience.
    More needs to be done. This CYCLE needs to be broken.

  • Parent

    Parent Norwalk

    Mrs. EDwards new about it to. No wonder she didnt like my child, and lost Their journAl. My child had to do summer school because of her. Penegas new about it as well and didnt do shit!! Instead she turned the other cheeck, no pun intenDed, and excused Gutierrez sexual advances on students and faculty. Shame on the admistration. They should all be fired like they fired Buksa for threatening to “deck you anyday if we were on the streets”, as he told a student. So many skeletons in the closet that i can come out and say, but i wont. Fire them all!!!

    Mrs. EDwards new about it to. No wonder she didnt like my child, and lost Their journAl. My child had to do summer school because of her. Penegas new about it as well and didnt do shit!! Instead she turned the other cheeck, no pun intenDed, and excused Gutierrez sexual advances on students and faculty. Shame on the admistration. They should all be fired like they fired Buksa for threatening to “deck you anyday if we were on the streets”, as he told a student. So many skeletons in the closet that i can come out and say, but i wont. Fire them all!!!

  • Parent

    Parent Norwalk

    To gutierrez wife and kids , your husband and father is a pervert. Divorce him and leave him!

    To gutierrez wife and kids , your husband and father is a pervert. Divorce him and leave him!

  • Jh

    Jh Norwalk,ca

    Mr. jacks new river is a peDifile

    Mr. jacks new river is a peDifile

  • Gilbert Huerta

    Gilbert Huerta Norwalk

    Mrs. Edwards new he was a perVert. She lost my Childs jourNal And my child gad to take summer school because of Her. MS. Dr. Penegas knew about guiterrez aS well but kept his dirty secret to Herself or did she? THese two along with gutirrez needs to be fired. There is more skeletons in tge closet from all admin and they should be ashamed of thrmselves. Buksa was fired for telling a student the If they were out in the street, he would deck them. The whole school is crooked!

    Mrs. Edwards new he was a perVert. She lost my Childs jourNal And my child gad to take summer school because of Her. MS. Dr. Penegas knew about guiterrez aS well but kept his dirty secret to Herself or did she? THese two along with gutirrez needs to be fired. There is more skeletons in tge closet from all admin and they should be ashamed of thrmselves. Buksa was fired for telling a student the If they were out in the street, he would deck them. The whole school is crooked!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Norwalk

    Class of 08 Has his class before lunch, would leave and see a girl go in and him shut the door. Knew it was shady then but it was dismissed when I brought it up to other coaches. What a douche he hated me can't wait to see justice done.

    Class of 08

    Has his class before lunch, would leave and see a girl go in and him shut the door. Knew it was shady then but it was dismissed when I brought it up to other coaches. What a douche he hated me can't wait to see justice done.

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk

    I hope this pervert gets his full punishment for wat he did iam Glad you came forward with your STORY.lady they well be waiting For him prison already he HAS to Go through reception and be asked Why r u HERE.b ready prev to talk.

    I hope this pervert gets his full punishment for wat he did iam
    Glad you came forward with your
    STORY.lady they well be waiting
    For him prison already he HAS to
    Go through reception and be asked
    Why r u HERE.b ready prev to talk.

  • UNKNOWN

    UNKNOWN Downey

    i think all parents should get together, and strike outside the school district.... something needs to be done.... i haD an incident With my daughter at corvallis middle school... these perverts need to be removed from schoOl premises

    i think all parents should get together, and strike outside the school district.... something needs to be done.... i haD an incident With my daughter at corvallis middle school... these perverts need to be removed from schoOl premises

  • Unknown

    Unknown Norwalk

    I hope this pervert gets what he's got coming He told advantage of you after a few years he Though he was going to get Away .for what he did he that he was going to get away with THIS.GUESt wat Pervert your time has come so Just plead guilty in court PERV.they well be waiting for you in prison when you go thru Reception u will b ask for paperwork u will Get paid back once you crossed the line tell Every body why your here tell them u took Advantage of a little girl.

    I hope this pervert gets what he's got coming
    He told advantage of you after a few years he
    Though he was going to get Away .for what he did he that he was going to get away with
    THIS.GUESt wat Pervert your time has come so
    Just plead guilty in court PERV.they well be waiting for you in prison when you go thru
    Reception u will b ask for paperwork u will
    Get paid back once you crossed the line tell
    Every body why your here tell them u took
    Advantage of a little girl.

  • unknown

    unknown nwk

    this sucks

    this sucks

  • Allah

    Allah chiraq

    Aye bruh for all the people who ain't said shit and knew this was happening y'all are to blame as well you knew this was happening and didn't say shit like the fuck is wrong with y'all also free 6ix9ine

    Aye bruh for all the people who ain't said shit and knew this was happening y'all are to blame as well you knew this was happening and didn't say shit like the fuck is wrong with y'all also free 6ix9ine

  • NHS c/o 2018

    NHS c/o 2018 Norwalk

    you are amazing. Stay strong

    you are amazing. Stay strong

  • Nanashi

    Nanashi AMErica

    Don’t want to call anyone a liar but thIs is AMerica and we can’t take sides unless all is facted checked. we need an indepth investigation on both parties. Innocent until proven guilty. UnfOrtunetly many out there lie for publicity.

    Don’t want to call anyone a liar but thIs is AMerica and we can’t take sides unless all is facted checked. we need an indepth investigation on both parties. Innocent until proven guilty. UnfOrtunetly many out there lie for publicity.

  • g.

    g. norwalk

    honestly mr ridge is rude and such a twat like hes so unporfessinal

    honestly mr ridge is rude and such a twat like hes so unporfessinal

  • AnONYMOUS

    AnONYMOUS NorWalk

    Thank you for being brave and telling your story. WHat was the basketball coaches name you referred to? A basketball coach was arrested from There a few years ago. Wonder if it was the same coach.

    Thank you for being brave and telling your story. WHat was the basketball coaches name you referred to? A basketball coach was arrested from There a few years ago. Wonder if it was the same coach.

  • Nhs c/o 2013

    Nhs c/o 2013 Norwalk

    Thank you so much for this! During my senior year at NHS Gutierrez GOt suspended and was being investigated Because he had been getting cozy with a student. But Of course there was “not enough evIdence”. he came back to finish off the year and Told Us girls that if we wanted an A in his class that we had to dance to a just dance Song on the nintenDo wii. So Being that it was the last day Of class for us seniors we did it for the A.

    Thank you so much for this! During my senior year at NHS Gutierrez GOt suspended and was being investigated Because he had been getting cozy with a student. But Of course there was “not enough evIdence”. he came back to finish off the year and Told Us girls that if we wanted an A in his class that we had to dance to a just dance Song on the nintenDo wii. So Being that it was the last day Of class for us seniors we did it for the A.

  • Student c/o '05

    Student c/o '05 Nrwlk HS

    Thank you for speaking up. I remember my friend saying his class WASs hard and that he was a creep! Makes my blood boil to know he did this to students! Robert Gutierrez you're scum.

    Thank you for speaking up. I remember my friend saying his class WASs hard and that he was a creep! Makes my blood boil to know he did this to students! Robert Gutierrez you're scum.

  • Gabriel (nhs'18)

    Gabriel (nhs'18) NHS

    So... yeah, I had him as my physics teachers my Senior year and, I didnt bother to Think any of this until my friend mentioned it to me during Class one Day. I kinda doubted it but after reading this story, everything comes TOgether NOW and Its Just Shocking that this Was actually legit THE whole time.. I began To suspect something Was Going on When This one girl WOULD walk INto his Class a lot after school but once Again Kept Doubting it. This shit seriously fucking Crazy... As for the person who mentioned MRS.Tatham, she Was a great teacher and I had her before she retired, she wasnt Like THAt at all lol. Overalllll.. damn Mr.gutierrez, you done fucked up, might as Well Accept your fate.

    So... yeah, I had him as my physics teachers my Senior year and, I didnt bother to Think any of this until my friend mentioned it to me during Class one Day. I kinda doubted it but after reading this story, everything comes TOgether NOW and Its Just Shocking that this Was actually legit THE whole time.. I began To suspect something Was Going on When This one girl WOULD walk INto his Class a lot after school but once Again Kept Doubting it. This shit seriously fucking Crazy... As for the person who mentioned MRS.Tatham, she Was a great teacher and I had her before she retired, she wasnt Like THAt at all lol.

    Overalllll.. damn Mr.gutierrez, you done fucked up, might as Well Accept your fate.

  • Class '13 Alumni

    Class '13 Alumni Norwalk

    So did everyone forgot what happened in 2012 what he did with bailey or what?

    So did everyone forgot what happened in 2012 what he did with bailey or what?

  • JESUS

    JESUS CHRIST

    Coach G may never get the chance to read this shit if he doesn't make it out alive. Jk he probably will hire a spiffy DEFENSIVe lawyer. All off this will either blow over or he will be held down in prison on his back while all of the un bathed Oder men surround him and chant "one, two, three" and if he can't lift his shoulders up he gets An intimate night. Good one on you girl. The old timer should have learned that the times have changed when the smart phones were developed. You were a good guy back then coach g (or so I thought). But we all knew deep down that you were into the score keepers. I GRADUATEd around her time. Good luck at trial, I'll be there to see what happens.

    Coach G may never get the chance to read this shit if he doesn't make it out alive. Jk he probably will hire a spiffy DEFENSIVe lawyer. All off this will either blow over or he will be held down in prison on his back while all of the un bathed Oder men surround him and chant "one, two, three" and if he can't lift his shoulders up he gets An intimate night. Good one on you girl. The old timer should have learned that the times have changed when the smart phones were developed. You were a good guy back then coach g (or so I thought). But we all knew deep down that you were into the score keepers. I GRADUATEd around her time. Good luck at trial, I'll be there to see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Nhs

    Just to let you all know, on THURSDAy he was escorted off campus. His goose is cooked. Anyone who is harassed NEEDs to report it.

    Just to let you all know, on THURSDAy he was escorted off campus. His goose is cooked. Anyone who is harassed NEEDs to report it.

  • rma

    rma Norwalk

    God bless you for speaking out. I have 6 grand daughters and i pray they never have to go through something like this. I am so proud of you for finally speaking up and your accomplishment in education. Good luck and may the Lord guide you through this whole process . Hugs.

    God bless you for speaking out. I have 6 grand daughters and i pray they never have to go through something like this. I am so proud of you for finally speaking up and your accomplishment in education. Good luck and may the Lord guide you through this whole process . Hugs.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Downey

    Thank you for sharing and im so sorry this happened to you. I am Going to share your story on my FB because i have a few area coaches who have kids from these schools on their teams. I also Know a few folks that work in the sexual assault field of prevention and crisis assistance that can use yoUr story in classroOms across the sTate and in the norwalk area. Yoir story changed my household today in the best possible way aNd you are truely amazing for sharing.

    Thank you for sharing and im so sorry this happened to you. I am Going to share your story on my FB because i have a few area coaches who have kids from these schools on their teams. I also Know a few folks that work in the sexual assault field of prevention and crisis assistance that can use yoUr story in classroOms across the sTate and in the norwalk area. Yoir story changed my household today in the best possible way aNd you are truely amazing for sharing.

  • Current student

    Current student NWHS

    I have gutiErrez this year and My first day of school leaving his class i just had this gut feeling that something was not right with him i didnt feel safe but i think either from being a woman and a victim of sexual abuse that you get that feeling of something being off like that saying “your mother knows best” or something like but i remember how long it would take him to put in my grades and he would always tell me come to tutoring let me know when you can come you need to get your grade up at one point my friends and i joked saying you got to do what you gotta do to get that 3.0 Gpa We all talked about how weird he was Like we all got that uncomfortable vibe he gave us and at one point my friend told me has he used the ruler yet and i was like what and she said in her class he slams the ruler really hard on His table and students Tables and my friend would want to cry from it. I also remember back to school Night i went to class and waited For hIm to finish his presentation then my mom and i went up to him and talk and she asked about tutoring or what i can do to get my grade up and he just said he does private tutoring but he would rather give his students free tutoring to come in at lunch and he will help and that day my mom told me that she also doesnt get a good vibe from him and i Should be careful but after that i tHought my only chance to get mY grade up was to go to tutoring and whenever i would Ask him he would tell me no i wont Be here at lunch for weeks he told me this and at some point i told him how am i gonna get my grade up if you aint here. For a couple weeks it was really hot so i wore dresses or v neck shirts and one day i went up to him and asked are you gonna be here for tutoring he looked down at my chest and thEn looked back at me and said ya ill be here i ended up not going because i was uncomfortable and had a bad feeling about something. The next week we had a lab and he cAme to my table to help with our set up but he was way to close to me and gave me a look before he left I Remember talking to one of my favorite teachers and friends about him And The weird things hes been Doing and my teacher was surprised and she told us to tell someone or change our class and we Just thought whos gonna believe us because the school doesnt always hAndle our reports properly.

    I have gutiErrez this year and My first day of school leaving his class i just had this gut feeling that something was not right with him i didnt feel safe but i think either from being a woman and a victim of sexual abuse that you get that feeling of something being off like that saying “your mother knows best” or something like but i remember how long it would take him to put in my grades and he would always tell me come to tutoring let me know when you can come you need to get your grade up at one point my friends and i joked saying you got to do what you gotta do to get that 3.0 Gpa We all talked about how weird he was Like we all got that uncomfortable vibe he gave us and at one point my friend told me has he used the ruler yet and i was like what and she said in her class he slams the ruler really hard on His table and students Tables and my friend would want to cry from it. I also remember back to school Night i went to class and waited For hIm to finish his presentation then my mom and i went up to him and talk and she asked about tutoring or what i can do to get my grade up and he just said he does private tutoring but he would rather give his students free tutoring to come in at lunch and he will help and that day my mom told me that she also doesnt get a good vibe from him and i Should be careful but after that i tHought my only chance to get mY grade up was to go to tutoring and whenever i would Ask him he would tell me no i wont Be here at lunch for weeks he told me this and at some point i told him how am i gonna get my grade up if you aint here. For a couple weeks it was really hot so i wore dresses or v neck shirts and one day i went up to him and asked are you gonna be here for tutoring he looked down at my chest and thEn looked back at me and said ya ill be here i ended up not going because i was uncomfortable and had a bad feeling about something. The next week we had a lab and he cAme to my table to help with our set up but he was way to close to me and gave me a look before he left I Remember talking to one of my favorite teachers and friends about him And The weird things hes been Doing and my teacher was surprised and she told us to tell someone or change our class and we Just thought whos gonna believe us because the school doesnt always hAndle our reports properly.

  • Currently in his class

    Currently in his class Nhs

    I and every other Student iN his class, am now (more) terrified whenev i walk Into his classroom these past few days. We are all Scared that we will tUrn into his doOr and he will be there.

    I and every other Student iN his class, am now (more) terrified whenev i walk Into his classroom these past few days. We are all Scared that we will tUrn into his doOr and he will be there.

  • NLUSD

    NLUSD La mirada

    File a class action lawsuit against the school district for failing to keep their students safe. The only thing they care about is money. Hit them where it hurts.

    File a class action lawsuit against the school district for failing to keep their students safe. The only thing they care about is money. Hit them where it hurts.

  • Ms Gonzalez

    Ms Gonzalez Nhs

    Kids i want You to know that most teachers at Nhs do in fact care foR you and Love you ; i have been a Dedicated teacher at NHS for 22 years anf my son and dauhtHer are NHS alumni; please know that most of your teachers at NHS do truly care and love You as children and young adults ; its unfurtunate That this is Happening but do not lose track of the beautiful dedicayed teachers you have. All i can say is if thEre is aNything creepY wrong going on then tEll your parents Or caring adults! Orherwise we wont know. It Also your task to let us know what is up in the classrooms!

    Kids i want You to know that most teachers at Nhs do in fact care foR you and Love you ; i have been a Dedicated teacher at NHS for 22 years anf my son and dauhtHer are NHS alumni; please know that most of your teachers at NHS do truly care and love You as children and young adults ; its unfurtunate That this is Happening but do not lose track of the beautiful dedicayed teachers you have. All i can say is if thEre is aNything creepY wrong going on then tEll your parents Or caring adults! Orherwise we wont know. It Also your task to let us know what is up in the classrooms!

  • Justice be done

    Justice be done Norwalk

    Praying for the continual truth be made known and justice to the innocent- so wrongly deceived by such evil. Proverbs 14:5 a faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies. Nahum 1:7 the is good , a strong - hold in the day of trouble; and HE knows who trust in him. Proverbs 29:6 by transgression an evil main is snared, but the righteous sings and rejoices. Proverbs 29:6 many seek the rulers favor, but justice for man comes from the lord. Praying as it is in motion the LORD brings light to darkness and all Who has been affected recieve justice and see how the mighty ways of the lord will not stand for any of this. may you and all effected recieve his peace and comfort and healing needed from all things of innocence stolen . your in my prayers , concerned parent.

    Praying for the continual truth be made known and justice to the innocent- so wrongly deceived by such evil. Proverbs 14:5 a faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies.
    Nahum 1:7 the is good , a strong - hold in the day of trouble; and HE knows who trust in him.
    Proverbs 29:6 by transgression an evil main is snared, but the righteous sings and rejoices.
    Proverbs 29:6 many seek the rulers favor, but justice for man comes from the lord.
    Praying as it is in motion the LORD brings light to darkness and all Who has been affected recieve justice and see how the mighty ways of the lord will not stand for any of this. may you and all effected recieve his peace and comfort and healing needed from all things of innocence stolen . your in my prayers , concerned parent.

  • c/o 02

    c/o 02 NhS

    Its UnBelievable how long It took for this to Come to ligHt. It is sickening to know that Our precioUs children were in the hands of pure evil. I hope that iNvestigators read every single comment and investigAte every name that has been dropped here. Im a NHS GRADUATE AND NOW MY CHILD IS A STUDENT HERE and it makes my stomach turn to know ThIs animal was in the same Place as my child. I sincerEly hope that anyone else who knew about this and turned the blind eye, goes down with him. Thank you for your courage to speak up and be the voice Of The sIlent. And thank you to The good edUcators out thEre who are actually making a difference.

    Its UnBelievable how long It took for this to Come to ligHt. It is sickening to know that Our precioUs children were in the hands of pure evil. I hope that iNvestigators read every single comment and investigAte every name that has been dropped here. Im a NHS GRADUATE AND NOW MY CHILD IS A STUDENT HERE and it makes my stomach turn to know ThIs animal was in the same Place as my child. I sincerEly hope that anyone else who knew about this and turned the blind eye, goes down with him. Thank you for your courage to speak up and be the voice Of The sIlent. And thank you to The good edUcators out thEre who are actually making a difference.

  • PUhi

    PUhi Tae

    Stay strong Uce!!

    Stay strong Uce!!

  • Elo

    Elo Class of ‘16

    I hope you gwt justice! Stay strong!

    I hope you gwt justice! Stay strong!

  • Parent

    Parent Unknown

    hi im Sorry for what you are going through. You have the courage my daughTer had to speak up against HARASSMENT. This is Not only happening at Norwalk high school its also happening at La mirada High school, they also have this type of abusers who dont deserve to be called teachers. UnfOrtunately nothing was done in daughters case.

    hi im Sorry for what you are going through. You have the courage my daughTer had to speak up against HARASSMENT. This is Not only happening at Norwalk high school its also happening at La mirada High school, they also have this type of abusers who dont deserve to be called teachers. UnfOrtunately nothing was done in daughters case.

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