Tom Driscoll, an attorney for alleged wannabe pornographer and suspended teacher Heidi Kaeslin, is certainly earning his pay.
Driscoll must explain why school investigators reportedly found thousands of XXX photos on Kaeslin’s school computer last November. That was when a national story broke that Kaeslin, a special-education teacher at Lincoln High, and rich Fields, a former Stockton Police school resource officer, had set up pornographic websites.
Driscoll can explain everything.
Kaeslin is “not immoral,” “not unfit to teach,” “not insubordinate” and “not dishonest,” he asserted at a hearing Monday.
According to this story, he further argued that “Kaeslin’s participation in the operation of the websites was minimal and brief, that her role was in aspects that were not pornographic nor obscene and largely did not involve nudity.”
Largely did not involve nudity. That’s a keeper.
Oh, “Driscoll did acknowledge one instance involving nudity. He said a photo shoot run by Kaeslin and another woman on a boat on the Delta was comparable to a “Girls Gone Wild” production, “just breasts, a la ‘National Geographic,’ except these were Caucasian women.”
Nice try. National Geographic photographs cultures with a serious anthropological purpose. In some cultures women go topless. But not in ours. Just think back to Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl.
Here’s the “About Us” description of RandHentertainment.com, one of the tamer websites:
“This company was created by a young teacher who was inspired, after her male students spent most of the period staring at her boobs, to create the ‘I (heart) teachers’ shirt. …. She thought, ‘Why the hell not’ and moved forward with her idea by finding a partner, a computer whiz, and a T-shirt designer. The rest is history.”
Whatever that is, it is not National Geographic.
A more accurate analogy is to “Girls Gone Wild.” Kaeslin flirted with pornography, exhibitionism and adultery. Now, you can argue such on-the-edge antics harm no one. Argue away. But people who go wild often lose their jobs. That’s just reality.