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Reader Email: Hornball Hull Superintendent Also Tried To Hook Up With A Former Student Of His From Norwell High School When He Turned 21, Tried To Cover It Up


The other day I published a blog about the real reason creepy Hull Public Schools Superintendent Michael Devine wasn’t showing up to school. Everyone knew he was up to something shady, but the media hadn’t reported what that was, and there was no chatter allowed on the local Facebook groups.

But we talked to people in the know and found out that he had groomed a former student and then tried to bang him when the kid graduated from high school. No laws were broken, but it’s definitely not a professional thing to do, and you have to wonder how many other former students he’s pulled this trick on. So we put the word out to email Turtleboy if you’d ever dealt with this dude before, and right on cue we got an email from a former student of his at Norwell High School:

I have known Mike Devine probably since I was about 12 years old. I had two older sisters that went through Norwell High School before me so he got to know my family and myself pretty well. I attended NHS from 2005-2009 during which time Mr. Devine was my Dean of Students as well as my AP Government teacher senior year. He even wrote one of my college recommendations.

While I was in high school, I never experienced anything inappropriate from him. However, in 2012, I was 21 and going to school in DC and received an email or message from Mr. Devine, informing me he was going to be visiting DC for a conference or something. He asked if I’d like to meet up with him for some drinks, which didn’t strike me as unusual, and I thought it would be cool to catch up with an old teacher who I very much respected.

So we met up at a bar in downtown DC and caught up through some decently normal conversation during which he felt out my sexuality and also informed me he was no longer with his wife. After getting me a few drinks, we stepped out for a cigarette. At this point he started coming on to me, telling me how attractive I am and what not. He tried to make out with me, an advance which I rejected and then he continued to try and get me to go back to his hotel with him. Luckily, I actually had plans which I had already told him about so I was able to make an exit.

He repeatedly contacted me during the time he was in DC, trying to get me to come to his hotel. I was completely ignoring his messages but he didn’t stop so I eventually told him he made me extremely uncomfortable and I wanted nothing to do with him. At this point, he went into super apology mode and even went so far as to ask me to make sure everything that happened stayed between us. In the months and years after that, he would periodically contact me, despite my repeated requests for him to leave me alone. He would also message me on dating apps such as Grindr and even went so far as to make me feel guilty for “outing him” because I told my friends from Norwell about what had happened.

At the time all of this happened, it upset me greatly and made me feel a way I had never felt before. The feeling of having someone who I trusted and looked up to, behave in such a way was scarring. I have been tempted to tell my story before but always felt guilty or thought no one would take me seriously cause I know how highly people who have only encountered him as an educator think of him. Now that I know it wasn’t just me, I want to make sure he never works around young boys ever again. I am sending essentially this same message to the Hull School Committee now so they should have this information before they meet tomorrow. Let me know if you have any questions about my story or need me to do anything to verify my identity/story.

The emailer left his name, but I didn’t get his permission to use it yet so I’ve left it out. He seems pretty determined and unafraid at this point, now that we published the first blog and he knows that there are other accusers. Again, no crime was committed here, but it shows an obvious pattern of grooming. This sketchball was using his position of authority to establish relationships with young boys, wait until they turn 21, find them on social media, and then try to smash. Normally I think that homosexuality is bold, brave, and beautiful, but this particular gentleman is none of the above.

I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess there’s plenty more where this came from. He did this in 2012, and the one in Hull in 2020. You don’t just go cold turkey on grooming former students for 8 years. If you were a former student of his who was sexually harassed like this and put in an uncomfortable situation, email turtleboysports@gmail.com and we can chat on or off the record.


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55 Comment(s)
  • Attorney Vagina Ryan
    April 13, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I represent Superintendents in sticky situations.

  • boomer coomer
    February 8, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    i dunno man. I’ve seen way too many teacher-student milf pornos to be too mad at this guy.

  • Calm WhiteDad
    February 7, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Just another dirty old perv being protected by the libs and the system. They won’t be happy until all this depravity is considered the norm.

    Castration. Public shaming. Repeat.

  • Snoop Dawgg
    February 6, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Lets talk about my homeboi Kobe Beef and tha rape that he did yo

  • John Wayne Gacy
    February 6, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    This guy’s a clown.

  • Dad
    February 6, 2020 at 10:38 am

    ” Normally I think that homosexuality is bold, brave, and beautiful “. AK comes out!

    • Sigmund Freud
      February 6, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      ” Normally I think that homosexuality is bold, brave, and beautiful”. THAT is brave. Homosexuality is a pervert saying “I don’t know how to talk to girls”

    February 6, 2020 at 10:32 am

    There is no “drama” like gay male drama.

    Where is the line between “grooming” and “awareness”. Norwell and Hull, like most high schools in Massachusetts have “gay straight alliances” and LGBTQ clubs….. Influence comes from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

    In an ideal world, kids who truly find their identity in a need for sexual relations with members of their own sex get a forum for psychological support.

    In the real world, “recruiting” happens, adults identify children, and kids with psychological issues get warped further.

    It looks like Norwell went away from having boys wear blue and girls wear white at graduation time, because of the trauma this caused some people. This is not going to help youth to grow strong in who they are.

  • fire this man
    February 6, 2020 at 10:32 am

    sharing this story takes guts, and this man should not be in a position of power over students.

  • Fuck Liberalism
    February 6, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Another deviant homo. I liked them better when they were in the fucking closet.

  • Meeting of the Hinds
    February 6, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Haywood Jablowme meets Haywood Djafuckoff

  • randiguy2006
    February 6, 2020 at 9:56 am

    “No laws were broken.”

    Unlike handicapped parkers!!!

  • randiguy2006
    February 6, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Two consenting adults?

    Why is this a story?

    • Mister Rogers
      February 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Society used to have standards. Teacher/Student sexual relationships used to be taboo. Same with Doctor/Patient, Priest/Altar Boy, President/Intern. God, what a prudish people we were.

  • Judge dread
    February 6, 2020 at 9:47 am

    He kinda looks like that pedo Jared from those subway commercials back in the day. The South Park episode featuring Jared is a gem.

    • Whoever da’fuk
      September 25, 2020 at 4:33 am

      I went to Norwell from 2004-2008. The joke WAS that he looked exactly like Jared. Was a guy a grade above me actually draw a cartoon of Mike with the subway logo and was presented at the talent show or some assembly I can’t remember. Smh man. Guy was always a doucebag anyways. Fuck him.

  • WeRFucked
    February 6, 2020 at 9:34 am

    “I want to make sure he never works around young boys ever again.”

    I have seen no proof this guy is a pedo. He’s using his students as a sort of “black book” and looking them up when they’re adults. Creepy and unethical for sure, but just like this guy that wrote TBS… you say “not interested” and move on.

  • Jewish country
    February 6, 2020 at 12:40 am

    It’s a Jewish country this is what you get.

  • Silencio Dogood
    February 6, 2020 at 12:02 am

    for people in the know, good grooming is important to one’s mental hygiene, as well as to their predatory natures, kept clean and keenly focused on children of the cornhole. some teachers aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, or their texts.

  • He Real Nasty
    February 5, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    He nasty puttin all kind weird shit all up in his ass at skool. At the feelds and the park and basketball court with his little shorts. Erasers. Stapler. Pens. Pencil. Stacks of paper. His computer. The keyboard. The mouse. The mousepad. His tie. All that shit. Up his ass. Sticks. Balls. Rocks. Whatever he get up his ass he try it. A real nasty dude. He like that Micheal Jacxson shit. With the presents for the Home Alone kids to slep over his house. In the bed with the wine. And the glove. And the merry go-rount. And the moonwalk. What the hell was I talkin bout?

    • German Guy
      February 6, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Nacht funny.

  • EmfnT
    February 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    This guy is creepy as fuck, but I agree that we have no evidence of any wrongdoing or even “grooming” of students. That said, the fact that he reaches out specifically to former students is disturbing, and makes him unfit to be in a position of authority of teenage boys. If he was going after rando 21 year old dudes, he just be a queen who’s fishing out of his league. My other thought/question is this: is it a coincidence that this new victim (for lack of a better word) is apparently on Grindr as well? Maybe the first guy is on Grindr too. Maybe this creep is going after these particular guys because they are gay or bi. Just a theory. Bottom line: not fit to work around teenage students.

    • X
      February 5, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      It IS illegal — it is the same thing as a MD misusing your contact information.

      FERPA (and state law) says that student records, including email addresses, may only be used for school-related stuff. Hitting on grads isn’t one.

      • EmfnT
        February 5, 2020 at 10:57 pm

        Just playing defense lawyer here, but we don’t know that he used any information from the school to contact these former students. I don’t have any information on 95% of the people I went to high school with, but I can find almost all of them via Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    • WTF OVER
      April 13, 2021 at 2:32 pm

      Its gross…so he is drooling over his young students and contacting them when they are “old enough”. If he was “teaching” your kids would you be worried? Inappropriate for a person in a “trusted” position. Look at his FB page:
      “I am an educator who has made a difference in the lives of children and want to continue to do so. I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 9-12 Social Studies teacher, an 8-12 principal and as a Superintendent. I have worked as a teacher, tutor, and administrator for children in grades K-12. Those of you who know me know that I have helped students succeed for more than two decades and have made a difference in the lives of kids. You also know that I am a good teacher and a good man.
      So – if you are looking for someone to help your children with either remote or hybrid learning – I am very qualified and here to help. Please PM me and let me know if you are interested in my help. If you think you may know people who could use my help – please send this message along and have them PM me.
      I am also very well versed and have many years of experience working with children with special needs. Children who are “at risk” and/or have special needs deserve better. Many districts are saying this pandemic allows them to deny students with special needs their right to Free and Appropriate Public Education. Those districts are wrong. I know the laws – I know how districts work. Please let me know if you need an advocate to ensure that your child gets the education and services to which they are entitled.
      Our children need to be educated by professionals. I am one and I am here to help.

      Sure you are Mike…..just want to help…help..help..help…”I know the Districts and I know the law.”…thats why I wait until your child is old “enough” or do I?

  • Bengle
    February 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm


  • Bill
    February 5, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    The pictures on the Facebook posts should be blacked out, regardless of everyone’s uninformed opinions here.

  • Nudist Activists for Worcester Diner
    February 5, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks to everyone who came out to make our demonstration at the Miss Worcester Diner today such a GREAT turnout. So many of you were willing to take off all your clothes and stand there freezing in the parking lot and BOY did motorists get their balls worth!

    Next Wednesday (Feb 12) at 2pm we will be holding a NUDE-IN at the Miss Worcester Diner. All of us will be occupying all of the seats in the restaurant completely naked, with no clothes, and we will remain nude and not leave, until Harley-Davidson reverses their unjust decision. We will remain seated and fully butt naked until justice is served for the Diner. WHO’S WITH US!!!!

  • murdochpatsymcreynolds
    February 5, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Mx Devine truly is divine! Hull is so lucky to have hir in their school sytem.

  • Bob
    February 5, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    At what age is a person reasonable for their actions? Is it 31 now?

  • Mayor Pete BUTTFUCK
    February 5, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Where was this sexy guy when I was in high school.
    You spin me ripe round baby ripe round like a record baby round and ripe round

  • Trancinha Sales
    February 5, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Hey men, on the Facebook post with the guys name there are pictures of what appears to be his kids, don’t you think you should keep those pics out of it? Not fair to the kids!

  • Napkin
    February 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Shit on the whole brood.

  • Kermit the Frog
    February 5, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The media: ‘The clergy sex abuse cover-up was the biggest scandal in history.’

    Teachers: ‘Hold my beer’

  • capone181
    Lee Ho
    February 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    The person told him numerous times to leave him alone.

    I believe UNWANTED sexual advances are sexual harassment.

    I’ll bet this is only the tip of the iceberg.

    • murdochpatsymcreynolds
      Ho Li Phuk
      February 5, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Or tip of something else, right Lee?

      • capone181
        Lee Ho
        February 6, 2020 at 8:12 am

        Ho Li Phuk YES!

  • What’s the problem here?
    February 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Honestly at least in this case the guy was 21…..not like he was waiting for him at the end of the diploma line….

    I mean hell if I was his age, single and met a hot 21 year old girl at a bar who I was able to charm into letting me smash her your damn right I would whether I was her teacher at some point or not

    • Startled Pancake
      February 5, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      The difference is that this dude is a deviant.

      Nothing wrong with wanting to smash pussy.

      Wanting to smash a stinky, hairy, gross shit-smelling asshole is fucking MENTAL.

    • X
      February 5, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      It’s using email addresses and phone numbers he only had via the school.

      This would be an issue if it were girls….

  • MISS Filthy Cunt
    February 5, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I get to keep my Harley Dsvidson sign nah nah nsh na na

  • Woodwork
    February 5, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    There will soon be more crawling out of me.

  • Bill Cosby
    February 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    He should just drug their drinks.

  • Sparkey McMurphy
    Sparkarella McMurphy
    February 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    The word is IMPLY. That bugs the shit out of me. Anyway…I’m willing to bet this story is going to explode over the next week or so.

  • P Disguisee
    Pistachio Disguisee
    February 5, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    OK so he shouldn’t go to jail based on what we know right now but he is absolutely in the wrong profession…. He’s a predator for sure…keep him away from my kids!

  • Kevin Spacey
    February 5, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    He likes to suck and fuck younger men just like me. Unlike me I can afford good lawyers.

  • Captain Trips
    Captain Trips
    February 5, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    HA He looks like a gay Howdy Doody 2020 edition

  • Bob
    February 5, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    How does this show that he was grooming these students. In fact this article shows the complete opposite. “While I was in high school, I never experienced anything inappropriate from him.” He then waits 3 years to contact the former student. In order to groom someone, you have to do just that, groom them. You don’t have a normal student/teacher relationship and then 3 years later contact them. Where was the grooming??? This guy sounds creepy as fuck, but it doesn’t seem like he is grooming students, so that as soon as they graduate, he can bang them.

    • Sparkey McMurphy
      Sparkarella McMurphy
      February 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      I get where you’re coming from, but most victims don’t see it as grooming. It doesn’t necessarily have to be inappropriate behavior to be considered grooming.

  • Spic Tormentor
    February 5, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Eventually he would have gotten Matthew Shepard’d

  • Ace
    February 5, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Not for nothing, how did this student know he was trying to contact him on Grindr, unless he was on it too? Jus sayin

    • The Kennedy Center Profiles in Courage an Buggery
      February 5, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Assuming that was the point the former student was making that they were both on Grindr and in some respects openly gay or Bold and Beautiful as Turtle Boy puts it.

      err uh TB about that all night poker game, something came up gotta cancel, sorry bro.

    • DudeRanchStripClub
      February 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      Not for nothing but did your mother have any kids that lived?

  • Catatafish
    February 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Choose your path wisely Lemmiwinks.

  • Larry Flynt
    February 5, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    I take it this guy was not a big fan of my scratch n sniff centerfold

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