Thursday, May 27, 2010

Teacher of the Year Another Pedophile

This is just yet another story in the ongoing saga of teachers behaving badly with their students. Can you imagine any other business or profession, which if they had the number of cases of sex with underage children that Congress wouldn't be calling for a complete and thorough investigation?

The Teacher of the Year at Shiloh High School has resigned after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Keenon Aampay Hall, 29, left a promising career as an English teacher at the Gwinnett County school amid allegations that she seduced a senior who came to her for homework help. An investigative file on the case compiled by the school system’s human resources division contains the student’s accounts of sexual trysts at a hotel, a friend’s home and in the teacher’s classroom during school hours. The report also says that pornography was found on Hall’s Gwinnett County schools laptop.
Of course the story is also another example of the double standards that exist when it comes to cases of pedophilia. If the roles were reversed, arrests would have already been made and a male suspect would be cooling his heels in the lock up explaining to Bubba why he might want to keep his distance because of some sort of funky infection. Nowhere in this story do you see any reference to law enforcement taking action, or if they were even contacted.

I have a great idea. Since states are being forced to cut teachers to meet budget demands, how about running a few background checks? Ought to make the decision on who to keep and who to let go pretty easy. If school administrators monitored their teachers as closely as they do their student's Facebook accounts they might be able to nip some of this crap in the bud.

I guess zero tolerance only works one way. Notice that the school district was "investigating" the incident but had taken no action. The teacher quit after admitting to the affair.
Sid Camp, executive director of Gwinnett’s Division of Human Resources, told the state that Hall “admitted to having a sexual relationship with the student.” Hall wrote a brief statement to the school district saying that it was a “consenual relationship,” misspelling the word. She said at least one other teacher knew about the romance.
About par for the course. An English teacher who can't spell.

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