Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On the fence with this one

Ok, I am usually decisive with this kind of thing, but I think I come down on:

Not criminal, but an ethical violation that warrants immediate dismissal.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479817,00.html

Basically, a Seattle court has ruled that a teacher cannot be criminally charged for having sex with an 18 year old student. The court states that the state law is "vague" and only intended to stop teachers from having sex with students under 18.

9 comments:

SER said...

That’s a tough one. There are some really good looking girls and guys in high school these day and if they are of legal age.....

I could see where ‘preference’ could end up being give to a student who doesn’t complete their work or something.

But in any case, I believe it would totally ruin the teacher’s credibility and the school system should let them go, especially once it hits the newpaper.

ABBY said...

I have to admit I had a sugar daddy I was 20 he was 40......Best man I ever dated he was respectful, kind and was truly the most fun guy I've ever dated.....Everyone loved him. He wanted to settle down and, I wasn't.So I guess you know where I stand on this issue.18 is an adult. It would be different if she wasn't consenting.

Bigfoot said...

18 may be legal, but not ethical

OrbsCorbs said...

I agree. Legal or not, would it be so hard to write into teachers' contracts that they are NOT to have sex with students, no matter the age?

kkdither said...

I am old.... however, it doesn't stop kids from actually making advances. I'm sure some of our young teachers really get pestered. Some of these kids do not look nor act like children.

It is the creepiest thing. There is no question. They are not adults and can not consent... even at 18 years of age. You just don't go there. There is a moral and ethical line. If you don't see it, you don't belong working with kids.

ABBY said...

There is an ethics issue here I agree. In thinking this over alittle more I would not like my daughter being with a teacher. Back in my day 18 was the drinking age and I'd been out of school for 2 years. Times have changed and morals are blurred. If he wasn't a teacher would it be different? Where they messing around at school for all to see? Where they like a real couple or was this just a romp? I guess if he's doing it with the 18 year old how many of the 15,16 and 17 year olds was he thinking about or worse? Him resigning gives me the impression he knew it was wrong.

OrbsCorbs said...

kk, it has nothing to do with age. They come on to you because you're hot. ;)

kkdither said...

orbs, my friend, your check is in the mail.. :)

AvengingAngel said...

I agree with Orbs, KK, especially since I saw you without your sunglasses. lol