Affairs with students

Canada
March 12, 2007 12:54pm CST
I just read a post by a member abuot a substitute teacher got me thinking. There was a teacher here he was just charged for haveing affairs with students that were under 16 on his sailboat while doing projects for school. He was given 2 yrs house arrest. Then i look at other cases when a male teachers had affairs with female/male students and the punishment they got. These were any where from having there teaching certifcate revoke to in some cases 10 yrs in jail befroe parole. Then looked at the few where female teachers had affairs with male/female students and the punishment they got plus all the extra media attension. There were less amount of cases but the punishment were greater and in some cases In some cases the teacher got a real severe punishment. The charges were the same just the female teachers seemed to get a greater amount of time. Are there more male teachers getting caught or are abusing there position or is it the teenage boys like the fact they have a teacher that willing to sleep wtith them? Any thought?
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@minty3 (592)
• Nigeria
15 Mar 07
i think this is a grave offence that needs a very stiff penalty. i once knew of a teacher who got his pupil impregnanted at age 10. another one who was a prmary school teacher assigned to primary six pupils (ages 9 - 12) bed almost every girl-child that pass through his class every year until he was retired involuntarily. these are men who call themselves fathers and have daughters too!
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• Canada
16 Mar 07
I am sorry to hear he only got involentary retirement he shoudl of been charged adn sent to jail forever. These are the people who make it very hard for others to build up trust and respect that is being lost in the profession.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
13 Mar 07
First off, I just think this is CREEPY. I teach 6th graders and they are CHILDREN in my eyes, as they should be in everyone elses eyes. The mere thought of anyone my age (I'm 22) or older wanting to have anything but a parent/child type relationship with them is repulsive. I think these teachers should get real jail time for this...it is no different than anyone else doing it who is not a teacher. However, I also think there should be a thorough investigation of the case. A lot of parents (money grubbing ones, no doubt), sometimes coax things out of their kids and get their kids to twist stories to make teachers look bad. Say, I gave one of my students a hug, which I often do if they are upset, or if they did really well on something (never a frontal hug, always a side hug with a small pat on the UPPER back), and the student went home and told his/her parent that I hugged them...the parent could easily turn that into something horrible and convince their child that it was something horrible, which would get me in HUGE legal and professional trouble...and all it was originally was a simply encouraging pat on the back.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
I totally agree and i find nothimg wrong with a congraduatory hug but when it goes way past that. Alot of coaches do that to there players even give them the slap on the rear. It has to do with how it is meant and how far it goes. You sound liek you would eb a good teacher to have.
• United States
12 Mar 07
I think that male and female students at one point in time have ahad a crush or fantasy on a teacher. It is how far we decide to take it that becomes a problem. I think that there are fewer women cases after the whole Mary-Kate Louteurno (probably not spelled right) incidents. I am not so sure what is going with teachers today. There are so many factors that could play a part in each individual occurance.
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• Canada
12 Mar 07
I forgot about her but that is a different too becasue the minor wants to see her now that he is older and they want to be together for whatever reason and raise there children together. There are so many different factors in play these days one of which is that the court systema dn the stimatism of getting caught do nto seem to be as great as they used to be. Before teachers would of been fired charged and never allowed to work with minors again. Now it seem that they get charged maybe sentenced and once they have served there time allowed back with conditions.
@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I honestly think there are more male teachers guilty of this than female teachers just because of the fact that it seems men are often more attracted to younger "women" while women tend to prefer their own age or older men. I do think the female teacher cases have gotten more publisity because of the fact they are not as common. And yes, I think young men "getting the teacher" will tend to brag to his buddies more than girls would.
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• Canada
12 Mar 07
I belive it is that way too but now i wonder about it becasue if you were a teenage boy getting a bit of action and if you told someone youwould bnto get it any more would you say a thing i think not also i do nto think boys see it as they are beign taken advantage of while in a girls situation it is just that. When really in either situation it is abuse of trust adn power of soemone younger.