Really? This is where it is going? I should have seen this train wreck coming down the rails last week, but I didn’t want to believe it. I refused to believe it. There is still a big part of me that doesn’t believe it and hopes this is all a misunderstanding, but dear goodness. Somethings just can’t be ignored!
Laurence Einuis was the band director and a teacher at the high school I attended a decade ago. He has been accused of soliciting a 14-year-old boy inappropriately via text message. I have been deeply bothered by this for days. I haven’t wanted to believe it. Worst of all, I’ve been taking it personally. Since I last wrote about the situation surrounding these accusations against Mr. Laurence Einuis new developments have been released.
I may not be a spoiled 17/18-year-old boy sitting in the back of Mr. Einuis’ band class holding my trombone, but 10 years later I still feel personally let down by everything I am hearing. Now, less than a week since Mr. Einuis was arrested a second alleged victim has stepped forward. No useful details seem to be available beyond noting there is a second alleged victim. I am sure this will change rapidly.
As I hear that there is more and more possibility of damning proof and evidence against Mr. Einuis I feel a bit more devastated. Why though? Why is it so personal?
I wish I could go on from here writing about why I think I am taking it so personally, but I can’t. That just makes my mind spin even more. If I can’t figure all of this out. If I can’t figure out what I am exactly feeling about this news. If I can’t figure out why I do have any feelings about this situation then how can all the current students who Mr. Einuis teaches deal with this?
I am a 28 year old man living in Los Angeles, California. I have been removed from Northern Virginia for most of those 10 years, so my attachment has been pretty distant. None-the-less I am a bit emotional. It scares me. What about the kids living this live an in person? How are they being helped? What do you say to them? What do you say to anyone in this situation?
The questions are endless. Innocent of guilty a lot of people are affected by this. What now?