Texas Has Most Reported Teacher-Student Sex Cases in the Nation
It appears Texas is at the top of a list that no one wants to brag about. According to a recent report, Texas is at the top of the list of most reported teacher-student sex cases.
This report was compiled by Terry Abbott, a former chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Education. While he says the report is not scientific, it is drawn from media reports of reported teacher-student sex cases.
Even if the report doesn't include some cases that the media did not report, this is still very alarming in nature.
States With Most Reported Teacher-Student Sex Cases
- Texas - 116 cases
- Pennsylvania - 45 cases
- California - 43 cases
- Florida - 40 cases
- Ohio - 37 cases
- North Carolina - 31 cases
- New Jersey - 28 cases
- New York - 27 cases
- Alabama - 25 cases
- Illinois - 25 cases
It is also worth noting that some states have lower ages of consent, such as Wyoming, in which relationships aren't considered a crime if the student is over 16. In other states, like Michigan, it's illegal for a teacher to have sex with a student regardless of age.
The same report also showed the states with the highest teacher-student sex cases per capita and Texas was still in the top 10.
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
Regardless of which list you look at, it's obvious we have a problem that needs to change immediately.