In what has to be one of the most bizarre decisions to come out of an appellate court, a three-judge panel in Washington state has ruled that state law does not bar teachers from having sex with 18-year-old students.
The appellate decision ordered the dismissal of a case brought against a former high school choir teacher.
The 33-year-old teacher was charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor in 2006. He challenged a judge’s refusal to dismiss his case. The appeals court unanimously agreed that the state law is vague, and that the state legislature only intended to forbid sexual contact between school employees and students who are 16 or 17.
And we foolishly thought it might be the entire student body that was off limits to sexual predators.
The astonishing article in Washington Times article can be read here.
Seeing Red AZ has covered the increasingly frequent and disturbing escapades involving Valley teachers and their students.