Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More school-employee misconduct

A school resource officer in Stillwater has been arrested on charges of lewd acts with a 15-year-old junior-high-school student at the school where he worked, The Oklahoman reports.

As I never tire of repeating, a recent analysis by the Associated Press found that "sexual misconduct plagues U.S. schools" and suggests that sexual misconduct among male schoolteachers is at least as common as among male priests. And 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.

For more on school safety, I direct your attention to "Crime on Campus," a recent project of the Tulsa World.

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