A former Chicopee Comprehensive High School student is using the power of YouTube and social media to get revenge on a former high school administrator who is now running for Mayor, because he still holds a grudge from five years ago.
Masslive: A former student is accusing mayoral candidate and Comprehensive High School Vice Principal D. Joseph Morissette of outing him as being gay to the entire school during a disciplinary incident. In a YouTube video over an hour long, Timothy Vadnais said he was 15 or 16 when Morissette called him to his office to discipline him. Vadnais says Morissette left the intercom on in his office, so every student, teacher and staff member could hear him talking about a sexual encounter Vadnais had with a fellow student.
“If you think that he can run for mayor when he could not even run a school …,” he said, trailing off.
The video, which has been viewed more than 12,000 times, is posted under the username Timothee USG, but during the narrative Vadnais gives his full name and says his father, Donald M. Vadnais, is running for City Council. Timothy Vadnais said he had a sexual encounter with a male student on the hockey team, who he does not name, in a locker room of the school. The two had been talking on Snapchat and both left their first-period classes to meet for the encounter, he said.
He does not give details but said it did not go as he would have wanted, saying, “I was hurt. I felt embarrassed. I was sad.” The two returned to class, and within a short time the news of their encounter was passed around the school on social media and by gossip. At the end of the day he was called down to the principal’s office over the intercom. When he entered the office, Morissette started yelling at him for having a sexual encounter in the school. The intercom was on, but a female teacher quickly ran into the office and told him to turn it off, Vadnais said.
“I never got an apology,” he said.
Morissette declined to comment when reached by The Republican, but did release a statement defending himself.
“It is evident from the narrative in the edited video, that this is prompted by politics. I am a candidate for mayor of Chicopee. Political hits are to be expected and Chicopee politics is well-known for being a very tough and competitive endeavor,” he said.
Morissette was a police officer and worked in the school for 10 years as a resource officer before switching careers to become a vice principal in 2012. During his 17 years at Comprehensive High School, he said, he frequently interacted with students who broke the rules. He said every effort was made to handle the incident with Vadnais, whom he does not name, professionally and with concern for the students.
“Unfortunately, and unintentionally, a discussion with one of the parties involved was overheard when an intercom was inadvertently left open during that immediate and necessary discipline experience,” he said. “Although no pertinent information was made public during that conversation, the student and parents were informed and I accepted responsibility for the error.”
Morissette said he could never “defend students having sex in our schools.”
But Morissette said he has an openly gay son and he loves and supports him. His son also posted a statement on social media confirming his father has always been supportive and has marched with him in gay pride parades.
“My father was the first person I was comfortable coming out to,” Matthew Morissette said. “My entire life I have been surrounded by queer people because of the friends my father has.”
Vadnais isn’t the only former student to complain about Morissette. Nick Starke, who graduated in 2010, accused Morissette of using a homophobic slur after Starke broke a rule about wearing a hat inside the school around 2008. Starke said Morissette confiscated the hat and refused to give it back at the end of the school day. Starke then asked his grandmother, a longtime teacher at the school, if she could talk to Morisette. Afterward Morissette belittled him and called him names, Starke said. He did get the hat back.
Just to review. He’s so traumatized that news of his sexual encounter in the locker room five years ago was broadcasted over the intercom, after he voluntarily told several people and a teacher about it, that he’s now doing interviews about it on Masslive and putting out videos that he’s sharing on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Sounds like he really wanted to keep it a secret.
Here’s the TL;DR of his whiny, repetitive hour and ten minute video:
This kid cut class to perform oral sex on a hockey player in the locker room five years ago during school, he told everyone about it including a teacher who he can’t believe told the principal about it, and now he’s still salty and doesn’t think that he had anything to do with this happening. Also, kids said mean things about it on social media and he remembers each and every one of them by name. In conclusion, don’t vote for the guy who accidentally hit the intercom button.
My personal favorite part of that video was at the 28 minute mark:
“Just think of the football player and the cheerleader, you’ve seen that in the movies before, hooking up in the school, and everyone thinks it’s normal. I don’t know why that pissed Joe Morissette off.”
Actually, if the football player bragged to everyone that the head cheerleader got his mutton dagger moist in the locker room he’d suffer the same consequences. You’re not the first person to have sex in school, but you are the first person to tell everyone about it and then act surprised when it was the talk of the school on social media.
I don’t know much about Chicopee politics, but I know a political stunt when I see one. Not only is his father running for City Council, he also posted this on Twitter before setting his account to private.
Looks like it might be a political stunt after all.
Tim Vadnais also can’t seem to understand why the principal’s grown children (one of who is gay, and thus completely destroys his homophobic angle) are supporting their father publicly.
“If I was a Dad I would not have my children defend my battles.”
It’s almost as if it’s natural for kids to publicly defend the people they love when they’re under attack. No, that can’t be it. Morissette must’ve forced them to post this on social media because he was too cowardly to.
One of Tim’s former teachers came forward and said that his story is filled with misinformation, particularly the part about anything bad being broadcasted over the intercom.
Again, he couldn’t stop talking about what he did to the hockey player in the locker room and is shocked that other people found out about the incident. And like the vindictive child that he is he’s saved every message he received on social media from 2014 and shared them with no context whatsoever.
Before he shamelessly went private on Twitter he was also openly crapping on former classmates who he feels wronged him five years ago.
He apparently wants the teacher who he told about his first period felatio to be reprimanded because she told the principal about it.
Was there punishment to the teacher for outing the students?
It’s almost as if a teacher is a mandated reporter and they have to tell their boss when a student voluntarily admits that he violated school rules.
Most importantly, he doesn’t actually care that any of this happened. He was laughing when he was reading this tweet from five years ago out loud.
“Somebody said that you guzzle c**. Yup.”
See? He’s proud of his gargling abilities. So what’s the problem here exactly? Perhaps the reference to a plastic straw triggered him more than what was being alleged.
What I really hate is how he’s hiding behind the “I’m going to kill myself” line that these cowards always do now. As he stated several times in the video, he had no intention to self harm. He’s simply hiding behind the threat of suicide in order to coerce a bogus apology from a man who did his job and disciplined him five years ago.
The bottom line is that Timothy Vadnais doesn’t like his high school principal, he can’t get over it five years later, and now he’s using the election as a way to get more of the only thing he’s ever actually cared about – attention.
P.S. He’s also promising more riveting videos about his high school sex life and actively blaming his former principal (who is a democrat by the way) for banning him from Facebook (even though it’s clearly Facebook that did that).
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