A California student who left school, her family and her friends to live with her teacher boyfriend has ended the relationship after the teacher was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting another girl 14 years ago.I would've thought that the statute of limitations would have run out before 14 years, but whatever.
Update, 4/8/12: The legislature might make such actions a felony in the future:
But in the future, the bill would create a felony for any public school employee who begins a sexual relationship or has "excess and inappropriate communication" with a student of any age. The bill's inclusion of inappropriate communication, described in broad terms, is meant to deter teachers from starting down a path that could lead to an intimate relationship, Olsen said.Everything about this law seems reasonable to me except for the pension part. That seems excessive to me.
AB 1861 also would expel the school employee from the public pension system, though it would return employee retirement contributions back to the worker.
Olsen said she wanted to impose a felony charge in such cases because as many as 23 other states have similar penalties for teachers in the same circumstance as Hooker.
The bill would not pertain to college instructors, and it only applies to teachers and students at the same K-12 public school.