California Music Teacher Allegedly Filled Students' Flutes With Semen

Submitted by: daegog 2 weeks ago in News & Politics Weird
Some of the contaminated flutes in question.

OH HELL TO THE NAW!

Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen. A state and federal investigation was under way into whether youngsters at schools around Southern California may have received tainted flutes.

The Los Angeles Unified School District said it was cooperating in an investigation of alleged “inappropriate sexual conduct involving a musical performer” that affected at least 13 school districts.

Southern California districts notified parents by email on Friday and Saturday that a performer associated with the nonprofit group Flutes Across the World was being investigated.

“The performer distributes a flute-like musical instrument made of PVC pipe or bamboo to students during a music lesson, and the allegation is that he contaminated some of these instruments with semen,” Joan Lucid, superintendent of the Saugus Union School District, notified parents on Saturday, the Orange County Register reported.
There are 14 comments:
Male 39,958
The semen tainted flutes were discovered when little Bobby Harper's father tried out the flute and recognized the flavour.

Mrs. Harper has since filed for divorce.
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Male 3,447
Spreading the Love?
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Male 1,317
kalron27 spreading the seeds of love
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Male 39,958
There has to be a skin flute joke in there somewhere
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Male 4,953
~Squrlz is exasperated~

OH COME ON! What the heck is wrong with journalists these days? No one is taught the Six W's (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How) anymore?! I just read the original newspaper article and not one word is given as to why there is a suspicion that the flutes were tainted or how the issue was first raised.

You cannot run a headline like that and then fail to address half the darn story. This story would fail Journalism 101. Ugh!

Update: I found another article in The Washington Post. There, the reporter at least had the good sense to include this sentence: "It’s unclear what prompted the investigation or how school officials came to suspect that the flutes may have been contaminated."

Bonus: The reporter's name about the funny flutes is--wait for it--Amy Wang.
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Male 4,155
squrlz4ever What the heck is wrong with journalists these days? The people that listen to them.
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Male 5,476
squrlz4ever See, you CAN pick up on the western media delusions (at least to some degree - still doesn't account for lies that are plugged in the 6 w's).
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Male 860
squrlz4ever I agree completely - glad I'm not paying for that publication.  Sadly, publication does not require journalism.  Such is the payment for the richness of a world where anyone with a computer can publish anything.

Who knows, maybe a rival charitable organization leading a smear campaign.  Or perhaps someone with a grudge against messaging that accompanied the flutes (many religious groups wrap a generous offer to schools for the opportunity to speak to the children).  Maybe another such group were upset that their access was superseded by this group.

Lots of potential motives for a false accusation.

As well, of course, of a legitimate whistleblower bringing something horrible to the authorities.
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Female 4,441
punko heh  "whistle blower"
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Male 1,317
melcervini somebody blew the meatwhistle alright...

Where is the exit? I'll show myself out thanks
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Male 4,953
melcervini IKR? This story has so much potential: flutes, whistle blowers, reporter Amy Wang. This needs to be a South Park episode!

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Male 1,317
squrlz4ever or a reply from Gerry:)
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Male 860
squrlz4ever surprised you didn't go there with "smear campaign"
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Male 4,953
punko LOL! That's good too!
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