Sexual harassment in education in the United States is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with an American student's ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities. It is common in middle and high schools in the United States. The definition of sexual harassment includes harassment by both peers and individuals in a position of power relative to the person being harassed. In schools, though sexual harassment initiated by students is most common, it can also be perpetrated by teachers or other school employees, and the victim can be a student, a teacher, or other school employee. Some have argued that even consensual sexual interactions between students and teachers constitute harassment because the inherent power differential creates a dynamic in which "mutual consent" is impossible.
Records: Teacher Brittany Zamora had sex with boy in classroom while other student watched
Sexual harassment in education in the United States - Wikipedia
Too often when I see the word, "teacher" in a headline these days, it quickly is followed by the words, "sex scandal. Sex crimes are sex crimes, and they're to quote Law and Order: SVU particularly heinous against children. Teachers who sexually assault students generally get fired, sued, arrested, or some combination of the three. But more and more frequently I read or hear about teachers and students entering into inappropriate relationships that don't necessarily involve physical contact. What happens in these grey areas? When there is no actual assault, or even overt physical contact, but just flagrant intent?
Teachers are sexually attracted to students all the time, my teaching career is proof
Teachers are constantly caught screwing their students. An educator took advantage of a vulnerable pupil! What kind of perverted adult is attracted to an underage student? My co-workers and I consistently grappled with sexual attractions to our students. Some of us acted on our urges and others restrained, but we all ultimately faced the facts — teachers are attracted to their students all the time.
Reports of teachers accused of unlawful sexual relationships with their students continue to make headlines. Here are some of the stories covered in recent years. Lockhart, Texas, police said Sarah Fowlkes, a year-old high school teacher, had an improper relationship with a year-old student. She turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest in March