August 23, 2014
Here in my home town of Newnan, Georgia something terribly bad has happened to an educator. He has been accused of possessing less than an ounce marijuana. Now that doesn’t seem like such a big deal. I mean we’re talking about a misdemeaner charge here. He wasn’t charged with distribution, just had a very small amount found in his home.
Johnny Holloway, the former chorus teacher at Evans Middle School, had less than one ounce of marijuana in his possession when police searched his home, according to the police report.
Newnan Police Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs said during the week of Aug. 17, Newnan Police officers “developed information” that Holloway was in possession of marijuana at his residence. The police department obtained a search warrant on Monday and executed it around 1 p.m. that day.resigned from his job based on accusations that he was involved in illegal drug possesion.
Newnan Police Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs said during the week of Aug. 17, Newnan Police officers “developed information” that Holloway was in possession of marijuana at his residence. The police department obtained a search warrant on Monday and executed it around 1 p.m. that day.
According to Riggs, less than once ounce of marijuana was found at Holloway’s home. Holloway was not there at the time of the search, and an arrest warrant was issued for him possessing less than one ounce of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor.
Holloway resigned from the school system on Monday.
In a letter sent home to parents of Evans Middle School students, Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker said the school system had recently heard concerns from parents and students about Holloway’s professional conduct, “including the potential use of illegal substances.”
“Following his resignation, Mr. Holloway was charged on Tuesday for possession of marijuana,” said Barker. “Because this matter is still under investigation, we cannot comment further at this time. We regret this has occurred.”
Well as you might imagine, Mr Holloway has quite a following of support. Most of the comments in the Times-Herald story are a display of shock and disbelief that Mr Holloway was arrested. People are confused as to why his home was searched after he resigned. There are many unanswered questions surrounding this case and folks will just have to wait until the investigation is over to find out what exactly happened.
Now when you read the letter from the Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker, it leads one to believe that it was no secret to at least a few parents and students that Mr Holloway might have been doing something unethical. This leads me to believe there may have been an investigation already going on leading up to his arrest.
Lets just suppose that the drug investigators received a tip that Mr Holloway was participating in some illegal drug activity. Based on what we already know in the letter from the School Superintendent, several parents and students had expressed concerns about Holloway’s conduct. Maybe he was getting high with one or more students. We just don’t know yet. What I do know is that law enforcment will not execute a search warrant on a residence unless a judge is convinced it will result in an arrest. So lets say maybe was a CI was involved. A confidential informant, working for the police, that was with Holloway in his home and witnessed the marijuana and knew there would be drugs in the house on a particular day. Maybe he was selling to students and on the day of the search they only found a small amount. Maybe Holloway was outed by someone at the school that he was under suspicion and he was asked to resign. There are a whole lot of maybes and everyone has their own ideas of what really happened.
I think I have a fairly good idea what may have happened. If I’m right, then many of Holloways supporters are going to be left hurt and confused and very disappointed. Here are two simple scenarios that I believe may have happened:
Holloway was involved in casual marijuana use with one or more students over a period of time. No harm intended. He got a little too careless. People began to talk and it eventually got the attention of school officials. The school notified the resource officer, who in turn reported the information to the drug task force. A student came forward and admitted to being with Mr Holloway in his home while marijuana was present. This person, the confidential informant, reported back to investigators and a search warrant was issued.
On the Monday prior to the warrant being served, Holloway was brought before school officials and was asked to take a drug test. In fear of being tested positive and getting fired, he chose to resign. Meanwhile, investigators were preparing for the warrant and quite possibly the school was unaware that Holloway was going to be arrested on Tuesday.
Another possibility is that Mr Holloway’s vehicle had been recorded as being a frequent visitor to known drug houses. Did you know that if your vehicle is seen visiting a house that is under investigation for illegal drugs your tag is recorded? Maybe something as simple as that got him in trouble. He may even have been video taped by undercover agents buying marijuana.
The bottom line here is that Holloway got caught in possession of a small amount of marijuana and now his reputation has been smeared. People are crying that he was set up, it was unfair, or any number of other excuses for his behavior. It does not matter how good a teacher he was, what matters is that Mr Holloway made some pretty bad choices in his life and now he is faced with the consequences of those choices. Students who looked up to this teacher may learn a valuable lesson when this is all over. A lesson on how important it is to make the right decisions and how the consequences of those decisions can affect the rest of your life.
On a side note. I personally believe that casual use of marijuana should be legal. Alcohol kills more people and its use destroys more families than marijuana ever has. Alcohol is the true gateway drug, not marijuana. It most certainly should be legalized for medical use. Until the laws in the state of Georgia are passed legalizing it’s use, I will continue to support our law enforcement community in their actions. We are a country of laws, and just because you’re a nice guy and everyone likes you doesn’t give you a pass when it comes to breaking the law and violating the trust of children that look up to you as a role model.-JRoycroft
August 23, 2014
Just saw on the local news that Sams is already selling Christmas decorations. I know that it’s all about profits, and I have no objection to making a profit, but dayam! Can we please get through Labor Day without this bogus Christmas bullshit at the retail level? You know, it’s bad enough many businesses won’t allow employees to greet with a “Merry Christmas” and are selling those stupid “Holiday Trees,” but then they have no problem shoving Christmas in our faces in August.
I’m beyond sick and disgusted that a classless bunch of politically correct progs have all but hijacked Christmas. My two little girls are growing up in a world full of insensitive cry babies that seem to believe that the world evolves around them. We now live in a society where people think they have a right not to get their feelings hurt. Guess what. I don’t care if you’re rich, poor, gay, fat, ugly, ghetto black, trailer trash white or a retard. Yes I said retard. Bite me. We all have the exact same rights. I don’t care about your feelings. Cry me a river. Oh, and I won’t buy your holiday tree, and if you wish me happy holidays you can kiss my privileged white upper middle class ass. JRoycroft
August 14, 2014
The riots in Ferguson Missouri have nothing to do with a black kid being shot by a white cop. It’s an excuse to steal and get free stuff. It has everything to do with a culture of violence and low life’s looting and burning down private businesses in their own town because they knew they could get away with it.
I wonder how many times this lady pictured here has protested against all the black kids being killed by other blacks? Do their lives matter? I wonder. -JRoycroft
August 13, 2014
What I saw and heard all day yesterday was how the media and others were taking the opportunity to get their 5 minutes of fame in with their own opinions and memories of Robin Williams. That’s fine. What ever makes you feel better.
I was somewhat glad the Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd yesterday described the death scene in some detail. There is no glory in suicide.
Some people, including the media, used Robin Williams to glorify suicide but that was quickly shattered during the press conference. Hanging by the neck till you are dead is an ugly disturbing sight. It takes between 10 – 20 minutes to die. He didn’t just die quietly and peacefully. He suffered greatly until he died, and the image of his bulging eyes and purple dead face will be planted in his wife and his personal assistants mind forever.
During my time working as a film technician I’ve seen a few autopsy photos of suicide by hanging and strangulation. Not something you want to witness, especially if you’re the unfortunate one who finds the body.
Suicide was once looked at as a cowards way out. Of course as Shepherd Smith of FOX News found out, the PC Police will hunt you down if you pass judgement on those who commit an act of suicide. You kill yourself and then leave loved ones confused, heartbroken, and angry. You leave family members feeling like they are to blame for what you did while others are left with the terrible task of cleaning up the mess you made when you killed yourself. The police don’t clean up a death scene. That’s on the family to deal with.
I won’t publicly judge Mr Williams decision to kill himself, but I am extremely angry at what he and others do to their families when they make that decision. Suicide definitely solves ones own personal problems but it does awful things to family and friends. I have no sympathy for those who commit suicide. That’s a funeral I will not attend.
People will speculate and try to find answers on why Robin Williams decided that suicide was the answer. All I can imagine is that he must have been hurting so bad at that precise moment and just wanted the pain to go away. I’m not sure if anyone can help someone that desperate but If you know someone that is hurting that bad, stay with them. Don’t leave them alone. -JRoycroft
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide there is help at all hours of the day. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK.
August 2, 2014
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These are the people that are trying to kill every Jew in Israel. These are the same people the Palestinians are supporting. -JRoycroft