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Teacher Sentenced for Having Relationship With Student

Society & Culture  (tags: teacher, sex, student, crime, police, prison )

- 3410 days ago -
IDAHO FALLS - The middle school PE teacher who admitted to having a relationship with one of her students was sentenced Thursday morning.


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. (0)
Thursday December 17, 2009, 9:24 pm
I don't understand what is wrong with these people! Why can't they find an adult male?

Jeanne M (84)
Thursday December 17, 2009, 10:01 pm
I considered my students 'my kids', under my care and protection as much as my own children. What this woman did was no different from the behaviour of any sex offender. I think she got off lightly.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday December 18, 2009, 12:04 am
I don't get it, can't they find a man?
And that goes for the male teacher too that do this.
Why are they always so surprised when the sentence is handed down?
Do they really think the parents or the courts are going to hand them a blue ribbon? So much of this lately, it's sickening.

Lady Xanadu (48)
Friday December 18, 2009, 4:31 am
This has probably been going on for a very very long time "hell Mrs Robinson" only the teachers are younger & so is thier prey. We're just now hearing about it so much more because we are finally recognizing it's just as wrong when it's a female teacher & a male student & not the other way around. Was a time when it was looked at as a sort of right of passage. We are just finally catching up to these female predators, doesn't mean they weren't always out there.

Jeni G. (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 6:31 am
This is a normal factor to be considered..I see no reason why she should be sentenced.Has the student complained about this?has the law firm really investigated this ..Do they know people of 20 years do get married to people almost 70s?


Lutian Murphy (14)
Friday December 18, 2009, 6:37 am
As a former male teacher...I know that students throw themselves at teachers...but...the teacher is the adult and should conduct themselves as such. I used to tell my fellow teachers...don't be stupid...risk your job and marriage for what...a young girl that is going to run to her friends saying....guess what !!!
I coached high school girls basketball and I treated the young ladies as if they were my daughters. I hired a female assistant to handle my dressing room i was never alone with a female player.
It is finally good to see the female teachers being charged...for years they have got away with their actions...double standards have definaltly applied.
Now society needs to clean up the clergy across this nation.
I suspect on judgment day....adults that have abused children...will pay dearly...Jesus...talked often about loving and caring for children...amen

Sam Brown (3)
Friday December 18, 2009, 6:53 am
This sends a clear message to ALL teachers, male and female, old and young, that taking advantage of impressionable students will NOT be tolerated.

It doesn't matter whether the kid made the advance and the teacher allowed herself to be seduced, or if she was the one who pursued him, she did wrong and I'm glad she's being punished for it.

As some people have commented, it wasn't so long ago that males who preyed on young girls were demonised and females who went after young boys were treated with tolerance and a certain twisted "I wish it was me she was doing" attitude. It's good to see the old double standard finally being shattered :)

Amber T (1)
Friday December 18, 2009, 12:32 pm
Straight white males are the top 98%, of child molesters and rapists.

Gillian M (218)
Friday December 18, 2009, 3:17 pm
A teacher is responsible for the welfare of the students regardless of age, they are in loco parentis. One would deplore a mother/father having a relationship with their childrens' friends, there is even more reason to condemn someone in a position of responsibility doing the same.

Sarah Patton (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 9:34 pm
I am stunned at the lack of a reasonable sentence. She will no doubt have the same urges in the couple of years she will serve. So other children will soon be in danger. I see this happen over and over, they serve a few years, don't get intense therapy and then change their names and get arrested at another school or such. Child molestation is a serious and very painful, destructive, and so much more it destroys innocent children and their families, fovever. forever. Idaho, you need to take a look at statistics with this type of assult on children.
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