Wednesday, May 29, 2013
*Sex Scandals in Schools- Who's Fault is it Anyway?*
We all agree that it is inappropriate for a teacher to initiate a sexual relationship with a student. In Florida, it is against state law for anyone over the age of 21 to be involved with anyone 16 or younger. It is considered statutory rape and it can cost an individual their job. If you're from a different culture or have been to other countries, it's not uncommon for these scenarios to occur. If a teenager is mature enough to start a relationship with an older individual, it's socially accepted. Many Americans are outraged by these types of relationships and believe they are disgusting. They don't consider the past or the relationships that existed between their ancestors. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that it is sexually inappropriate for grown men or women to initiate relationships with anyone under the age of 14. Once they're over the age, if it is consensual, then it's not only the older individuals fault, but the "victims" as well. If parents condoned the relationship prior to the accusations, then they are responsible for the ill outcome. You can't "cry wolf" because matters didn't end in your favor. An individuals future is at stake, so make amends with it and move on. Don't cost them their lives. If the relationship begins on school property, it isn't respected. Teachers should always be responsible and stray away from developing sexual relations with their students. When they violate school rules, they must face the consequences. The law is the law and it can't be altered. Respect your jobs. Don't create havoc. It can ruin everyone's future.