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Teacher Suspended for Porn Background Won't Return

YOUR TURN: What do you think about teacher Kevin Hogan's departure?

Suspended Mystic Valley Regional Charter School teacher Kevin Hogan will not return as the head of the school's English department this year, after a Fox 25 news report last year revealed he had performed in same-sex pornographic videos

The school has long declined to publicly comment about the case, though school publicist Martin Gately told the Boston Globe's Matt Byrne that the issue had been "closed" Wednesday, without commenting on specifics. 

"He's not going to be teaching next year," Gately said. "It's a personnel matter that's been closed."

He said that the school was looking for a replacement.

At the time, a number of parents - now that it's all said and done, do you think Hogan's departure is the best way for the school to move forward, or an excessive punishment for a decorated educator? 

david mokal July 31, 2012 at 12:39 AM
My 2 Daughters work in the health field in the Emergency room at the Salem Hospital. I understand what Im reading in JAMA. If you are in the medical feild you must know thatr Viral Deseases are changing and not responding to any antibiotics. I grew up here in this City and yes I do not want any teacher who is connected in any way with pornography or any other underworld activities. Your Condoning it and it makes no scence at all. They exploit children and trafficking children. As a life long Taxpayer 3d generation I dont want it in MY Town.How was this guy exposed. Maybe the kiddos were watching them. Or maybe the other teachers were watching him perform. Maybe Someone should take a look at those Hard drives at the school. Too bad you dont like the decision but take it up with the Mayor or the idiot who hired him in the first place. Im just a regular guy with morals. Hey great Coffee at Wendy's Large 32 oz iced just a dolla sixty nine. Oh Thats the way I spell dollar. Again by the way I do mispell because I lost the right side retina So I bought a lit keyboard trying to get used to it. Ok You Win Im done I give up with the porno guy Country and this city has gone to the crap house. This is as bad as the "Glory Hole At City hall mens room.
Mary Murphy July 31, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Point of information: Viruses do not respond to antibiotics because......drum roll please... they are used to treat bacterial infections.
Diana July 31, 2012 at 01:35 AM
David, I'm done as well, you don't need my help to look a fool. Mary, wanna be friends? ;)
maldenparent August 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM
This is an old story, which I just found after looking for an update on what became of this matter. I wanted to leave a comment from a parent at the school. 1. I'm glad that Mr. Hogan is gone. 2. In addition to providing an excellent education, the school emphasizes character. Each week the kids learn about a human virtue, e.g. integrity, honesty, respect (self and mutual), self-control, dilligence, etc. 4. The kids at MVRCS are exceptionaly respectful, thoughtful and well-behaved. Rare in today's public schools. 5. Whether the person in question was a man or a woman did not concern me. Neither did his motives. That Mr. Hogan was employed in a legal industry (pornography) was irrelevant. There are inumerable acts/industries that are perfectly legal that are devoid of integrity, explotative, overall harmful to society, etc. Rather than offer an example to be attacked, think up your own. Shouldn't be hard. That it was gay porn in particular was also irrelevant to me. 6. My own opinion was that Mr. Hogan's choice to act in prono films was inconsistent with the school's values and emphasis on character. 7. I looked into the accusations and found examples of his work. That he did S&M films and, as I recall, also films with a strong suggestion of 'old gets young' -- both especially vile themes of exploitation (which is also very present in hetero porn 'old expletives teen cherry' ) only added to my belief that he did not belong at this school.
Joe Gray August 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
This story broke while I was away on vacation. Full disclosure. I was a teenage male stripper in nightclubs around Europe. I'm old and overweight now. Hope people don't think too much less of me now. The past is the past and isn't going to change. :-)

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