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.
So let me get this straight. You’re so traumatized that news of your locker room slobjob was broadcasted over the intercom that you’re now talking about the same incident five years later on Facebook, YouTube, and doing interviews with Masslive about it? Makes sense.
Here’s the TL;DR of his whiny, repetitive hour and ten minute video:
This kid cut class to give a hockey player a blowee in the locker room five years ago during school, he told everyone about it like an idiot, 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.
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 old man running for City Council, he also posted this on Twitter before setting his account to private.
Oh look, someone wants attention.
Ricky Fartin also can’t seem to understand why the principal’s kids (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.”
Ummmmm….because that’s what people do when you openly shit on their parents. Do you think Joe Morissette ordered his kid to do this? Is his grown gay son not allowed to have opinions of his own and air them publicly?
One of his former teachers came forward and said that Ricky Fartin’s story is complete bullshit, particularly the part about anything bad being broadcasted over the intercom.
Again, this moron couldn’t shut the fuck up for five minutes about the power play he gave the hockey player in the locker room and then was aghast when people found out about the incident. And like the vindictive cunt that he is he’s saved every message he got on social media from 2014 and shared them with no context whatsoever.
He was all pissy that the school didn’t make kids delete tweets about it at the time too. It’s almost as if the school has no authority to censor student’s speech on social media.
Before he gutlessly went private on Twitter he was also openly shitting 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 give a shit that any of this happened. He was cracking up when he was reading this tweet from five years ago out loud.
“Somebody said that you guzzle cum. Yup.”
See? He doesn’t give a shit that he gargles baby batter! So what’s the problem here exactly?
What I really hate is how he’s hiding behind the “I’m gonna kill myself” bullshit that these cowards always do now. First of all Mr. Fartin, you said right in the video that you never wanted to sell harm, so slow down with that bullshit. Secondly, it’s not someone else’s job to make sure you don’t kill yourself. People don’t have to cater to your demands simply because you might off yourself if they don’t. That’s not how freedom works.
The bottom line is that Ricky Fartin just 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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