What was the biggest scandal in your small town? from AskReddit
DARE officer selling drugs that were evidence.
My fifth grade DARE officer hit on me at a high school football game while I was still in high school and while we was on duty. I’d smoked and drank to pregame right before too. While flirting he asked if his DARE education worked. Buddy NO. On all counts.
We had a US Marshal come to health class my sophomore year of high school. He gave us Starbursts when we got questions right. It was awesome!
Mayor and several city councillors were taking kickbacks and bribes from demolition/construction/cleaning companies for clean up contracts after a hurricane, funded by FEMA.
The companies would give the mayor and city councillors like a couple grand, then the company would get FEMA funds in the tens of thousands to clean up/destroy a hurricane damaged property, only the address given to FEMA and listed on the contract were fake, or already cleared, so the companies got paid to do nothing.
College professor was found tied to a tree and burned months after he disappeared. Police ruled it a suicide
Our english teacher *raped half the boys track team in high school… AND slept with the vice principal… AND the gym teacher.
Everybody knew about it and we were all fairly certain one of the kids was the actual father of her kid, not her husband.
When I came home and told my dad that a teacher had been arrested for sleeping with students, he responded:
“So they finally caught up with Marcie? Two of my apprentices have her nudes and keep showing the rest of us when we’re trying to work.”
I don’t miss my hometown, lol.
Probably the Brown’s Chicken Massacre, where 7 people were murdered at the restaurant over a robbery. Case was cold for 9 years until the girlfriend on one of the murderers went to the police that he had confessed to her. He and his friend were eventually convicted through DNA and a confession.
There was an anesthetist, who worked at our local hospital and another hospital in a different town. He was rather well known among other doctors and known to be good at what he was doing. He only had a small problem with being addicted to pain killers and anaesthetics.
So to feed his addiction without getting caught he shot up part of his patients’ drugs before injecting the same needle into his patient.
Thus went unnoticed until it was discovered that over 60 of his patients got infected with hepatitis. And that he was the source for it.
He was fired and his license revoked as far as I know. But the hospital’s image still suffered quite a bit.