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Lodi teacher accused of possessing drugs arraigned on drug charges; Michael Phillips pleads not guilty

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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 10:00 pm

A Lodi second-grade teacher accused of having drugs in his car while on lunch break was arraigned Friday on two felony and two misdemeanor charges.

An attorney for Michael Scott Phillips, 37, entered not guilty pleas during the brief Lodi court appearance.

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8 comments:

  • posted at 7:48 am on Sun, Apr 26, 2009.

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    Very Sad story. When I lived in Lodi a few years back I saw, often times, individuals transferring drugs while using bikes as their transportation. Especially in an area by Kettleman and a car wash. Across the street from a Smart grocery store. Nothing new. Just got caught.

     
  • posted at 7:22 pm on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    Well... Let's Just Call BIG Brother & Test Everybody, Everywhere All The Time. You Know For The Greater Good. Who Want's To Buy Some Clean P?

     
  • posted at 11:56 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    Let us not forget, just how many 'drunks" are employed by LUSD as well...

     
  • posted at 7:51 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    jamie__ BAM, You hit the nail on the head!!!!!!!This guy is probably a really good guy.But the damage is done for him,and the L.U.S.D.Addiction is hard thing to live with,overcome, and beat.I hope he gets help,or this expereince atleast wakes him up and he stops.I agree that our teachers should be drug tested randomly.You cant get a job nowhere anymore with out being drug tested,thats just crazy that our teacher are not tested....

     
  • posted at 7:25 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    Why are teachers not drug tested? For that matter, all school employees should have an intial drug test, and maybe an annual one. It makes no sense that you have to have a drug test to work at a grocery store, but not a school.

     
  • posted at 6:09 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    Lodian, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Your correct concerning the fact that working around little children is way over the top, and most difficult to forgive.

     
  • posted at 6:06 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    He will never work in this town again, and if he is convicted, his days as a teacher in the public school system are over.

     
  • posted at 6:03 am on Sat, Apr 25, 2009.

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    S & W 500: I also hope he gets help and, if guilty, I hope he does not teach in the classroom again. Most people do not set out to be users as their goal or have "bad intentions" but that doesn't pardon their choices and behavior, especially if they teach little children.

     
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