Kimberly Boyles Sanders letter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Teacher victim of mistaken identity

Editor’s Note: The following letter was received in response to a justice court report in the February 26 issue of The Panolian. The report stated that Kimberly Sanders (who lives in Senatobia) pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. The writer’s name is also Kimberly Sanders, but she is not the same person as the defendant.

To the Editor:

Quite often we as human beings place certain people such as preachers, teachers, and members of law enforcement in glass houses. We wait until we hear something or in this case read something that we do not like, so we can throw stones at the ones we like to watch.

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When it first came to my attention that I was being questioned about my character, ethics and morals, I was shocked, enraged and hurt. I have spent eight years at Como Elementary School, teaching children not only mathematics but life lessons. I have protested the very poison accused of being in my possession. It’s a poison that destroys the very lives of some of the babies that I teach.

As I stand here, looking out the broken windows of my glass house, I would like to publicly proclaim that, yes, a Kimberly Sanders pleaded guilty to marijuana charges, but it was not the one that teaches at Como Elementary School.

Thank you,
Kimberly L. Boyles Sanders,
Teacher, Como Elementary