Ethics dating former student
I suspect the percentage actually is significantly higher, since news accounts don’t always reveal when social media was a factor in these interactions. “I think these cases are happening more often because now teachers and students have this forum where they can meet,” he says.“My client met his complaining witness on Grindr, a place gay men go to hook up.“I feel differently about seventeen-year-olds than I do about eighteen-year-olds,” Giddings said at the time.“I don’t necessarily believe the penalty for the two should necessarily be the same.” Her fellow legislators disagreed.The law’s intent was to insure that students were not coerced into sex-for-grades (or other incentives) by teachers or other district employees.
forced to resign after news broke of her affair with a 17-year-old high school student from the same district. A 39-year-old East Texas high school English teacher was exposed in an affair with an 18-year-old senior in April of 2011. Had the couple waited a month or so for the student to graduate, it would have been okay in the eyes of the law, as it would have been in any event if the student was enrolled in a neighboring town’s school, or had the 18-year-old been a drop-out. Christopher Sutton, a 37-year-old Conroe ISD cop, started a sexual relationship an 18-year-old student at the district’s Caney Creek High School.
These instantaneous, omnipresent and discreet connections have created an open gateway for inappropriate behavior.
Last year, at least 281 school employees — 36 percent of those accused or convicted of an inappropriate relationship with a student – were reported to have used social media to start or continue those relationships.
Abbott admitted that his survey is based on published media reports rather than official crime data, hence the unscientific nature of the survey.
He also admitted that his survey makes no distinction between two different Texas crimes: various degrees of statutory rape and improper relationship between an educator and a student. That means that any person more than three years older than a sixteen-year-old cannot legally have sex with that person (unless they are married.) Such laws are on the books in every state in the nation and just about every country on the planet, and with good reason.improper relationship law on the books.