A former Oklahoma City high school teacher who had a sexual relationship with an underage student was sentenced this week to 476 years in prison, The Oklahoman reports.
By now these sorts of stories are commonplace. A recent analysis by the Associated Press found that "sexual conduct plagues U.S. schools" and suggests that sexual misconduct among male schoolteachers is at least as common as among male priests. A 2004 U.S. Department of Education study found that one in 10 public school students is sexually harassed or abused by a teacher or other school employee at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade.
Also this week, "Star Spencer High School was placed on lockdown and every student was searched on Friday morning after reports of gang activity in the area," KOCO reports. "The lockdown comes a week after a student at Rogers Middle School brought a gun to school in a backpack."
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