Thursday was a fairly slow day. I got sent out to get shots of a grade school in the Eagle Rock area. Didn't get a chance to snap any digital still pictures related to my assignment, but since I wasn't the main photog on the story I got a chance to take a full lunch. It's always a part of our daily work life, but it's not always a benefit. We get to know the menus of fast food joints in detail. I'm partial to salads and I've been on the low-carb bandwagon for over a year. Compassion, innocence, my keys, I can lose a lot working in news if I'm not careful. It's too bad weight isn't one of the easier things to be lost.
The story I was covering was about a 6th grade teacher who's been accused of molesting his female students. It's difficult, but not impossible to stay objective and allow the legal process to take it's course. Innocent until proven guilty and all that. What feels different to me is the realization that it's not shocking anymore. I've seen it before and more often than not, the allegations prove to be true.
This type of story isn't supposed to be as routine as lunch, but it happens often and often goes without being reported by us or the victims. There were five or six girls who have come forward and this is the sencond time the teacher has been investigated.
I've gotta go to work. Maybe I'll bring my lunch from home today. Have a beYootiful weekend.