What drives them to it? Why female school teachers having sex with students? THIS week, a year-old married, successful science teacher was arrested in Florida after she allegedly had sex with a year-old student. Police say the woman, Stephanie Peterson, sent nude photos and also sold the teenage boy marijuana , and was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful materials to a minor. Last month, a former Texas high school teacher, Alexandria Vera , who was impregnated by a year-old but had an abortion, got a 10 year sentence and was thrown behind bars after pleading guilty to having sex on multiple occassions with the teenager.
Sexual harassment in education in the United States
Sexual Abuse by Teachers is on the Rise - The Children's Center for Psychiatry, Delray Beach, FL
Lately, it seems like it has become common to see news stories involving the arrest of teachers who are being charged with sexual abuse and misconduct involving their students, some of whom are as young as 11 years old. It has compiled alarming statistics on the incidences of sexual abuse in schools nationwide, reporting that just under educators were arrested in statistics were unavailable as of this writing :. It may be partially due to more transparency as schools seek to report what they formerly kept hidden and tried to deal with on their own. More than likely, however, the upward trend is due to the use of social media and cell phones.
The female teachers who sexually abuse their students
Sexual harassment in education in the United States is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with an American student's ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities. It is common in middle and high schools in the United States. The definition of sexual harassment includes harassment by both peers and individuals in a position of power relative to the person being harassed. In schools, though sexual harassment initiated by students is most common, it can also be perpetrated by teachers or other school employees, and the victim can be a student, a teacher, or other school employee.
Reports of teachers accused of unlawful sexual relationships with their students continue to make headlines. Here are some of the stories covered in recent years. Lockhart, Texas, police said Sarah Fowlkes, a year-old high school teacher, had an improper relationship with a year-old student. She turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest in March