THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I'm a high school teacher. My daughter just started dating a boy who I'm not a fan of. He was my student a few years ago. He was always in trouble and getting others in trouble. He treated the girls in our class terribly. My daughter said he's a great guy now and wants me to give him a chance. It's been difficult to say the least. I don't know how to help my daughter avoid being hurt by this boy. I know it is possible that he's changed somehow, but I think he's really good at convincing people to do what he wants. I'm afraid that my daughter is going to become a victim. I hope I'm wrong. What should I do to help? I'm afraid that my disapproval is almost making her want to hang out with him even more. Any ideas?
Signed – Concerned Momma
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in Broward County arrested a martial arts instructor after receiving
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arrested on Friday. Investigators said a 17-year-old female student
of Franco’s noticed two hidden cameras inside of picture frames on
a shelf in the bathroom of his business, “Master Franco’s
Taekwondo Academy.” The incident in question took place on July
29th at approximately 3:40 p.m. The student took pictures of the
hidden cameras and then confronted Franco, who police said
immediately destroyed the frames and cameras. According to police,
the student called her father and told him what happened, and he
quickly came to the academy and called 9-1-1. Authorities arrived and
began their investigation. Several days later, an arrest warrant was
issued for Franco. He surrendered himself to the Broward County Jail
on Friday. Authorities believe the cameras had been in the restroom
since March of this year, which is when Franco took over the academy.
Franco is facing multiple charges of video voyeurism.
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