Surprise, surprise. No, not really; should anyone be surprised to hear that another Kansas public school employee, a building administrator, this time, has resigned because his criminal history came to light? Mike Burgan, USD 350, in St. Johns, Kansas, was found to have a criminal record for indecent solicitation of a child in 1988. Oddly enough, he was employed by the school district in 1985, which places his offense three years into his illustrious career. Since 1988, Mr. Burgan has lied to the Kansas Department of Education numerous times about his criminal past. In a community that only has about one thousand people, it seems almost impossible that no one heard about a conviction for something as serious as sex crimes against a minor, even in 1988.
A retired teacher from the same community still appears to defend Mr. Burgan. Either the retired teacher has failed to grasp reality, or the retired teacher has other reasons for denying the truth. Either scenario should truly scare any parent who loves his children.