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Washington state law does not bar teachers from having consensual sex with 18-year-old students, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in dismissing a case against a former high school choir teacher.
"This is a real concern of mine, and with the court decision today, that just strengthens this bill," Haler said. "We need to protect our students as long as they're in our public schools, irrespective of age."
Originally posted by cognoscente
It's not about the rights of consenting adults.
There is a strict relationship between student and teacher that simply cannot be breached, or else the integrity of the institution that is education will have been destroyed as well.
I think this is just another example of the increasing laziness of the court system. They realized that they didn't want to spend all that money on the possibly hundreds of potential cases popping up all across the state, and decided to acquit everyone instantaneously through the implementation of this law.