What is your opinion on the teacher's 40 year sentence?
An elementary school teacher in the state of Georgia, USA, has been jailed for 40 years for having sex with a 14-year-old student.
Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 39, was told she will have to serve 20 years - by far the toughest sentence ever handed out by a U.S. court to an educator accused of underage sex, Daily Mail reported Legal experts said the jail term was the same for manslaughter and other serious crimes.
The 39-year-old knew the boy since he was born and was at one stage like a mother-figure to him, according to his family.
His mother said: 'She was a close family friend. We had gone to the same church together for 10 years.
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