It never ceases to amaze me when I hear stories about teachers who have sex – or sexual contact – with their students. As parents when we send our kids to school we expect that teachers will view them as we do. Which is as children. Andrea Nicole Baber is a teacher in Oregon who is accused of crossing a line no adult should ever cross with a child.
Lately it seems like we’ve been hearing more and more news stories about teachers who are having sexual relationships with students. Regardless of whether a student is a freshman or a senior, they are still children. Teachers need to treat their students as children. Anything less is an abuse of power. What is more surprising is how much these teachers are putting at risk by pursuing relationships with their students. It’s terrifying to think of how this abuse of power is affecting these children.
Teacher Andrea Nicole Baber is now facing charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a fifteen year old student. The charges against the teacher are sickening. It’s tragic and scary to think a person in a position of trust would abuse their power this way.