ER McCall left more than 20 years after I did so I claim no knowledge of the detailed circumstances. As I've mentioned elsewhere he (McCall) was a junior housemaster in Mid A when I was there hence my asking the question I did back in 2007 or whenever it was.TMF wrote: ↑Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:33 amI would assume that the 'spurious circumstances' described in 2007 were the circumstances described here:
http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.p ... 50#p142941There is a variable lens being applied to events. Here there was a clear report by the housemaster (Howard) at the time about the sudden departure event (that would have been generally known around the school - quickly), whether a report to the police was made at the time is unclear, (indeed it is even unclear whether a report was made in recent months). In 2007 the event had become gossip about school history (recounted by Great Plum). In 2018, in the context of other events, and other posts here, it seems clear that this teacher should never have been a teacher.However, I distinctly remember you called a house meeting I am guesssing like in 1993, and you explained to us that our Maths teacher Mr *****, was being marched off the because he had tried to lure a boy up into his flat. I was in the unnamed teachers set for maths (set 6 or 5 I believe) so I remember it well.
So lots of flexibility in viewpoints depending on one's vantage point, and perhaps missed opportunities for victims to have been spared.
As an outsider looking in my opinion, and for the reason stated above it can only be an opinion, is that the Senior Management Team had rather more knowledge than the 'oiks.' Human nature being what it is in the absence of hard fact 'the oiks' speculated and a narrative developed from rumour and gossip.
I have seen similar scenarios, where the detailed circumstances have differed as to the reason for sudden departure, in my own work experience.