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Should Teachers Having Sex With 18-Year-Old Students Be Illegal Everywhere?

ABC News U.S. 2012/09/26 19:00:00
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  • dog 2014/09/09 20:58:36
    No
    dog
    Only if it's consensual
  • Giantfighter 2014/09/08 22:03:10
    No
    Giantfighter
    However, any teacher having sex with a student is a morality issue in itself & the adult's employment should be terminated & be forced to do community work as well as be reported to the community as an immoral individual. However, if a young adult is old enough to vote & serve in r country's military, they are old enough to be parents & have sex with anyone they want as long as the consent is mutual.
  • gabe.arruda 2014/07/28 10:14:56
    No
    gabe.arruda
    Say the teachers is on a adult dating site, student age 18 is on a adult dating site they go on a date have sex, find out student attends the school you teach at, are you going to prosicute that teacher?
  • GoDucks5 2013/01/13 06:53:22
    No
    GoDucks5
    +1
    It should be legal but it shouldn't be allowed on the school's campus.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2013/01/13 06:49:16
    No
    Keegan The Fabulous
    Current student? Yes. Graduated? No.
  • cffgfv 2012/12/01 04:34:20
    Yes
    cffgfv
    I think that people should have the right to do what they want 18 or not
  • Sidrah Zaheer 2012/11/04 21:42:48
    No
    Sidrah Zaheer
    Teachers should not be having sex with their students at all, no matter what age. They can marry to a student of 18-year-old at least, but merely to have sex at this young age, not appropriate.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/10/18 00:55:44 (edited)
    Yes
    ✞Knight of Honor
    I misread the question, I should have said no. If they're 18 then they're both adults.
  • Firedye 2012/10/04 03:42:17
    Yes
    Firedye
    I say yes because of the relationship already set in place by being the student's teacher. Even though they are both legal adults, that position of power creates an ethics conflict. If they are both that interested in this kind of relationship, they can wait until the student graduates.
  • opheliacc 2012/10/03 18:47:39
    No
    opheliacc
    18 is the age of adulthood...well in Canada. So i don't believe that would make sense
  • JulianDranitsaris 2012/10/03 06:15:29
    Yes
    JulianDranitsaris
    Why is this even asked????
  • RLUX 2012/10/01 21:00:13
    No
    RLUX
    NOT AT ALL ,.BUT JUST KEEP IT CONCELED THATS ALL
  • RLUX RLUX 2012/10/01 21:08:31
    RLUX
    +1
    I USE TO HAVE A HUGE CRUSH ON MY HISTORY TEACHER IN JR HIGH SHE WAS SO HOT DIRTY TEACHER
  • John Walker II 2012/10/01 17:51:48
    No
    John Walker II
    +3
    Illegal. no. But grounds for termination, yes.

    As long as that teacher/student relationship exists, then the two can not be in bed together. Once he/she graduates though, all's fair.
  • Sew 2012/10/01 17:12:42
    No
    Sew
    +1
    Legally nothing wrong. Ethically however.....
  • meger.holt 2012/10/01 17:00:23
    No
    meger.holt
    +1
    sex is just fun its not criminal
  • andrew.micheals.353 2012/10/01 16:18:58 (edited)
    No
    andrew.micheals.353
    +1
    Nothing wrong with sex between two consenting adults however the special relationship between student and teacher makes it a bit seedy for a teacher to do.
  • pennie andrew.... 2012/10/02 23:15:11
    pennie
    Wow you cant send your kid to school to learn because the TEACHER got his or her EYES on you, cant trust the chruches because they are after little boys. I guess I donte had enough of these adult going after the pre-adults..... let them grow up some dammmmm is the teaches mind so weak that they go after the kids, hell get out more to the clubs. I'm with you Andrew the student teacher thing is a little sick
  • SoD 2012/10/01 15:50:40
    No
    SoD
    Both people are beyond the age of majority, and thus they are not committing a crime.

    Their employers can certainly implement such a statute, if they so choose. However, that would be no more than a violation of a civil contract, and thus it should result in whatever disciplinary act the contract entails, not criminal prosecution.
  • AdrianMcTiernan 2012/10/01 15:22:53
    Yes
    AdrianMcTiernan
    +1
    unless they marry them first, yes - what a stupid question - who thinks these up?
  • SoD AdrianM... 2012/10/01 15:51:02
    SoD
    Why?
  • FAM of ... AdrianM... 2012/10/01 16:50:11
    FAM of the OMC
    I'm betting it was some 18-year old high school student with a hardon and a hopeful demeanor.
  • pennie AdrianM... 2012/10/02 23:19:20
    pennie
    every body dont get married first... trying out differnent cookies if you know what I mean. get with the time.we tast then buy, and if its real good then he puts a RING on it dear.
  • Rich 2012/10/01 15:03:48
    No
    Rich
    +1
    Is there not any decency and or respect from grown adults can't these teachers not find someone there own age is this what it takes to get your jolly's
  • pennie Rich 2012/10/02 23:21:32
    pennie
    I'm with you not okay with Teachers waitting for students to turn 18 teen...like you said find other adults, welllllllladults thats been adults for more the 2 months after there 18th brithday
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2012/10/01 13:18:59
    Yes
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    That's not the education they are supposed to be teaching....
  • FAM of ... Peewee ... 2012/10/01 16:51:07
    FAM of the OMC
    +1
    You are absolutely right.
  • Amy Riddell 2012/10/01 12:46:32
    No
    Amy Riddell
    Sex between two consenting adults shouldn't be illegal anywhere. Job title has nothing to do with it.
  • Bill Amy Rid... 2012/10/01 19:29:25 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    It's not the job "title" at issue here. it's the "position of authority" and its ethics.
    For once, I agree with the HuffingtonPost.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie
    High school student in Los Angeles
    Why Student-Teacher Relationships Are Never OK
    Allow me to state this explicitly: teachers who are unable to set boundaries with students have no place in the classroom. I don't care if he or she never touched, or even intended to touch a student. I don't care if she was asking for it. I don't care if he initiated it. The teacher has the responsibility as a figure of authority to end it before it begins, and to never propagate it.

    Once the "of age" student has graduated then the teacher is released from all ethical obligations and can do what they want.
    Besides, just to avoid legal and job security situations, it is better for the teacher to abstain. Why lose a career and do jail time for a good time. All good things come to those that wait.
  • Jeff Bill 2013/05/04 23:11:18 (edited)
    Jeff
    +1
    Finally, someone posting on here with some sense, ethics, and responsibility toward students and their well-being. I had read some of these very strange postings and was disgusted, until I happened upon yours. :--)
  • Bill Jeff 2013/05/05 13:01:52
    Bill
    +1
    Thanks. I agree with what you said about some of the opinions. What has happened to the art of thinking these days?
  • Jeff Bill 2013/05/05 15:45:03 (edited)
    Jeff
    +1
    I need to not be quite as judgmental, I suppose. Sadly, it's not the fault of some of them that their natural curiosity and love of learning is squelched in public schools, I think. Thanks in part to violent TV, movies, and video games, morals have deteriorated. But some are just plain uncaring, mean, and disrespect people in general. Many adults and children, though, still have good critical thinking skills and are good, caring people.

    I recently learned that children as young as 14 can be on SH. However, I was still stunned just to read just a few of these posts. :--)
  • pennie Amy Rid... 2012/10/02 23:24:09
    pennie
    Yes it do......there was a PASTOR having sex with a 18 girl from the chruch...I no she didnt start off going to chruch to get with this OLDERRRRRRRRRRRR man and he giving her drugs .. so title yes he was a PASTOR and he or she is a TEACHER
  • Monkey D. Luffy 2012/10/01 11:46:10
    No
    Monkey D. Luffy
    I would have thought after 18 you can do what you want.. :S
  • pennie Monkey ... 2012/10/02 23:25:56
    pennie
    you think...not true you have to be 21 to really do adult things..thats why its pre-adults. 18 year olds are still silly and is still asking for money from mom and dad
  • Monkey ... pennie 2012/10/03 11:26:56
    Monkey D. Luffy
    Does the age 21 apply to all other activities to which they consent?
  • pennie Monkey ... 2012/10/09 22:38:04
    pennie
    no if they are 21 then fine but in high school no way.
  • andy15554 2012/10/01 11:12:19
    Yes
    andy15554
    If you have sex with a student you should be fired, period.
  • Ayushee 2012/10/01 09:43:47
    Yes
    Ayushee
    Idk......it depends....
  • Resp 2012/10/01 05:03:00
    No
    Resp
    If an 18-year-old can go to the Middle East and put his life in danger then he should have every privilege an adult has.
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