Response to alleged sexual misconduct

Editor’s note: In no way does the Sounder condone the following judgment on the court case involving an Orcas High School teacher (Teacher charged with sexual misconduct, 11/3/15). But we are obligated to publish letters from the community unless they are slanderous to a named private party. This type of victim-blaming is widespread and can be seen in similar cases across the country. Fair and accurate reporting includes protecting the victims of sexual crimes.

The Orcas High School scandal has made me realize that all men have known or understand that some women are masters of the feminine art of manipulation and deception.

Bob Matheson

Orcas Island