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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

***UPDATE***Don Bartch Is A Decent Guy

***UPDATE***

1. All quotes from Don Bartch are not true as he has not given any interviews.

2. Don Bartch did not organize, plan, authorize, or have any knowledge of the fake gun attack until it was in process.

3. He decided not to let the teacher who concocgted this plan not hang out to dry. Bascially, he is standing in front of a bullet (media) for the teacher.

4. In short, he is taking one for the team on a national stage.

THAT is the Don Bartch I know.



Everyone wants to take Don Bartch to the woodshed. He's the assistant principal who, along with another teacher, took a group of 6th graders on a trip to Fall Creek Falls. They staged a fake attack by a gunman. The way this story is being reported makes these guys sound like montsters. Bartch, I know, is not a monster.

I know this guy personally and I can tell you beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is a man of integrity and honor. I think that the fact that one of the kids who experienced this situation said the following is testimony to the fact that he is a decent guy.

Student Shay Morris said, "If (the assistant principal) loses his job, I will break into tears. He's the best assistant principal I've ever had."


It comes as no surprise to me that a student would say this about Don. I am quite sure that most of the students who have come into contact with him would say the same. It is almost impossible not to like this guy.

If you are the kind of person who wants to waylay people reported in the news, here's your chance, so I guess you can go ahead. But you need to understand that you are taking out your rage on one of the best people I know.

7 comments:

Steve said...

Chris,

Thanks. We needed that. You have made him into a real person. A favorite pastime of Americans since Limbaugh came along is to find instances events where certain people can be skewered and to let them have it. I'm tired of that. These folks are real people doing what they think is right and mistakes happen. They happen to everyone.

coccibe said...

Thanks to you Faj! You can put things so well. I am proud to know the people who really know him have taken the time to back him up. Don Bartch is a great person, educator, brother, and friend. To quote a friend's email today concerning the incident... "he's a man of great character."
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for speaking up for Don. He is an amazing ast. principal and man of God. This incident should not over shadow the good thing of his past.

Stanley

Anonymous said...

You are the bomb Fajita! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE TRUTH!!!

Matthew said...

i agree. he was one of my football coaches in high school before he was principal. great guy. loved his job and his students. i must admit that i was suprised to see his mug on fox news, lol. i was wondering what happened to him. i haven't seen him in years

coccibe said...

Thanks to you Faj! You can put things so well. I am proud to know the people who really know him have taken the time to back him up. Don Bartch is a great person, educator, brother, and friend. To quote a friend's email today concerning the incident... "he's a man of great character."
Tammy

jgonzo9000 said...

I have known Don Bartch for over 20 years. I grew up with him in the church, spent many youth group hours with him.

I have watched him grow into an amazing person, who is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Differently said, he is honest and forthright. Don's word has always been as good as gold.

As Chris stated... he is acting appropriately, as the Assistant Principal. Whether he condones what happened in this incident or not, Don is supporting the teacher and taking the responsibility he should as this teachers superior.

So... the media is the media... anything for a story.

The only thing Don is guilty of is doing his job well.

Jay