Thursday, January 25, 2018

Longtime educator says sexual abuse of students ‘is obviously a problem that exists in Oklahoma’

State Sen. Ron Sharp (R-Shawnee), a public school educator for 38 years, has introduced legislation "that would mandate all Oklahoma teachers undergo annual training to keep their certificates," The Journal Record reports. "Senate Bill 899 would allow the State Department of Health to develop coursework informing teachers and other staffers about the potential penalties they could face if charged with crimes related to sexual abuse or exploitation."

According to Sen. Sharp, "This is obviously a problem that exists in Oklahoma and throughout the United States because it’s constantly in the news."

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