Pinkerton Academy Teacher Sold Drugs at Now-Defunct Tech Giant


After leaving Pinkerton Academy in shame, having been caught sexually exploiting one of her students, Debbie E. Foster, as she was known then (nee Burrell, and now calling herself Diane E. Kanady). Foster was given a favourable recommendation by Pinkerton Academy Administrators and quickly secured work with Tech giant Digital Equipment Corporation, then based in Merrimack, NH.


Digital was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s, which failed in 1998.


The 'campus layout' and atmosphere at Digital was a familiar setting for the depraved school teacher, who landed a job in the 'training department' for Digital. Together with her long-term friend, Leah Rideout who supplied the drugs, Foster quickly became an important source of drugs for the thousands of programmers and coders who worked long hours.

As reported by WireNews, Foster stands accused of grooming an underage student and encouraging a long-running sexual relationship. After she was found out Pinkerton Administrators offered the sex-predator a secret deal to leave the school.


Foster was married when she initiated a sexual relationship with the student, taking him to Bretton Woods ski resort, and then after he was thrown out of his home after the revelation, she kept the student at an apartment she procured through a local businessman, Bill Morse, as a 'safe place' where she could satisfy her daily sexual needs. Once Foster had divorced her husband she bought a house, where she moved the still underage student and where they lived together for nearly two years until he broke free from her clutches.


Pinkerton Academy was contacted directly by the student who had been molested by their teacher for comment. Julia Mitchell, Director of Communications, wrote: "As you can imagine, the administration has completely changed over in the time since you graduated. The teacher you mention hasn't been a member of our faculty since 1979. That said, we would like to be sure this matter is addressed."


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