Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another Dumb Teacher

Usually when you read a news story about inappropriate adult/child relationships, they usually involve a teacher, a cop, or a member of the clergy. Why? Because the story wouldn't be interesting if one of those three groups weren't involved, it would just be some garden variety inappropriate conduct story.

But in this story, we almost get a two-fer!

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of distributing harmful material to a minor after a 14-year-old's parents found a topless photo of her on his cell phone.

Victoria Ann Chacon, a former middle school teacher, allegedly met the boy at their church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. Authorities at Somerset Independent School District said they found no evidence of any inappropriate relationships with students; the 14-year-old attended school elsewhere.

A Sunday school teacher. A teacher and a churchgoer, but not a member of the clergy. So close to that two-for-one.


rightwingprof said...

No doubt from one of those liberal "mainstream" Protestant groups -- or maybe Unitarian.

Ellen K said...

Every time one of these "news stories" crops up, there's always the local cranks who call into radio stations saying "that's why I put my kids in private schools." I've taught in private schools and frankly, the desire to avoid the glaring lights of negative publicity will cause private schools to either bury such a story or pay off parents to make the problem "go away." I've seen it happen. And with independent private schools, the only recourse is legal intervention or watching as members of your church rally around the teacher and board against you.