Sexual Misconduct Of Teachers

1 decade 1 year 4 weeks ago Saturday, October 20 2007 Oct 20, 2007 Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:48:21 PM CDT October 20, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - 87 teachers in Missouri lost their credentials from 2001 through 2005 because of sexual misconduct. That's according to a seven-month Associated Press investigation. Those numbers place Missouri 11th among all 50 states, a disproportionately high ranking for the 18th most populous state. At least 50 of those teachers sexually abused their own students. Another 15 assaulted family members, neighbors or other children under 18 whom they met outside the classroom. Missouri's figures were gathered as part of an investigation in which AP reporters sought records on teacher discipline. Across the country, sexual misconduct allegations led states to take action against the licenses of 2,570 educators during those five years.

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