Skip to comments.Raunchy Screenplay Evidence in EHS Sex Assault Case
Posted on 06/09/2013 3:36:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Script's characters, named for real teachers, abuse students
The screenplay that is now part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving three Exeter High School teachers is laced with profanity, sexual innuendo and talk of illegal activity with students.
"Graduation Crashers" is described on the document as an original screenplay by Robert M. Batchelder Jr., Mark Forbes and Tod Grossmith, social studies teachers at Exeter High School.
SAU 16 Superintendent Michael Morgan revealed in a memo to the district on Thursday that an "original screenplay" was discovered as part of the district's investigation and that the screenplay "may be viewed by some as controversial."
Batchelder resigned May 24. He had been placed on leave in April after a complaint about a sexual assault against a female student in 2009 was made to school officials and forwarded to police.
On Wednesday, Morgan placed two more teachers on paid administrative leave in relation to the Batchelder investigation. A second teacher resigned that day, while the third resignation came Friday. Morgan on Friday said he would not confirm or deny whether Forbes and Grossmith are the other two teachers who resigned in relation to the investigation.
"Names will not be released until the next Cooperative School Board meeting on June 18, 2013," Morgan wrote in an e-mail to the media Friday.
The screenplay follows the three teachers, who go by their last names in the screenplay, and a fourth teacher as they crash the graduation parties of students they hate.
"It's time we got some payback on those little bastards we call our students," the Batchelder character states in the screenplay. "We should each pick a senior who made our lives miserable and crash their party."
At each party, the teachers find a way to embarrass the student they hate. In one scene, the Grossmith character beats a jock student whom he hates at a drinking contest. When the student passes out, the teachers strip him down and draw an obscene image on his face and take a picture of him, according to the screenplay.
There are multiple scenes in the screenplay where the teachers drink with the students, including from a "beer bong."
In one flashback scene, the Forbes character grabs a "joint" from a student.
"He takes a hit and nods his head in approval," the screenplay states.
While the screenplay does not include any sexual exchanges between teachers and students, the teacher characters do engage in sexual encounters with students' parents and younger, college-aged women.
In one scene, the Batchelder character is approached by a mother who is desperate to have her son pass his class.
"If there is ANYTHING I could do to help him pass, I would be willing and able," the mother states to the Batchelder character in the screenplay.
The Batchelder character then smiles and says, "well there is one thing."
"The hot mom smiles and removes gum from her mouth," the screenplay states.
Other scenes in the screenplay have the Batchelder character handcuffed to two girls in their early 20s and the fourth teacher engaged in a threesome with the mother and father of one of his students.
The screenplay also features the four teachers driving while "buzzed" with two freshmen students, who snuck into the trunk of the teacher's vehicle, tagging along.
The four teachers also are accompanied by a scotch-drinking dog that they stole from the home of one of their students.
The script centers around fictitious Biltmore High School and features a fictitious principal out to get the four teachers fired.
"For too long I have had to deal with disrespect, disloyalty and general lack of quality from these men," the principal character states at one point. "Last night, they crossed the line; drinking with students, using narcotics, even engaging in sexual activity with parents. They are an embarrassment to the profession of teaching and need to be fired immediately."
The superintendent character is portrayed as being indifferent and easily fooled as he is convinced in the screenplay that it was the principal who crashed the graduation parties and engaged in the inappropriate activity.
The four teachers constantly speak down about and mock school administrators throughout the screenplay.
When asked if he believed the characters in the screenplay were based on actual people at Exeter High School, Morgan, the SAU 16 superintendent said, "we have our own suspicions and are drawing our own conclusions."
Morgan said the screenplay surfaced during the investigation into the initial complaint.
Police continue to investigate the matter, but no formal charges have been filed. Police say their investigation still centers around the one sexual assault complaint and at this point does not expand beyond the three teachers.
Morgan acknowledged that the allegations at the school have a negative impact on the community and he is considering ways to get the community together to address the situation on a broader level.
"I'm always concerned about the safety of our students and, like parents, want to protect their safety," he said. "We're doing all we can to make sure this doesn't happen again."
I think I’d pay money to watch this play.
Two words. Home school. Never take away that right. Words fail me as to the test.
Two words. Home school. Never take away that right. Words fail me as to the rest.
Just for the record, this is a public school, NOT the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy in the same town.
be sure and wear your rain coat
Well, let's not make a definitive value judgment.
:: “Graduation Crashers” is described on the document as an original screenplay by Robert M. Batchelder Jr., Mark Forbes and Tod Grossmith, social studies teachers at Exeter High School. ::
Original screenplay myaz! It is a re-setting of “Animal House”.
that’s a true story, my mother and my father homeschooled me, and I got to highschool at the age of 13. (still a freshman)
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