Sex abuse: Who is teaching your children?
The AP is reporting that American teachers commit an abusive sexual act at a rate of nearly three times for every school day. Wow!
A seven-month investigation reveals that there were more than 2,500 cases during a five-year-period where educators were disciplined for sexual misconduct.
Of the 2,570 educators, young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases. More than 80 percent of those were students.
This is a subject that I have dealt with extensively in Howard County. During a two-month-period last school year, I reported that three Howard County teachers were arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with students. Their cases are currently making their way through the judiciary system.
There were also a slew of cases in the counties surrounding Baltimore.
What safeguards do schools need to take to ensure that abusive teachers are kept out of the classrooms?