A little more than two years ago, a teacher in a district very close to mine was charged with “aggravated criminal sexual abuse” when she was caught with a 16-year-old male student inside a car at night behind a department store.
Take the fact that she’s attractive, throw in society’s double standards, and you can guess the kind of attention this scandal received.
I bring this up now because the teacher just got sentenced — “two years of probation and 30 days in jail.” There’s a separate discussion to be had about the (lack of) weight of that sentence, but articles mentioned a letter she wrote to everyone involved in her fiasco — I’m not sure if it was voluntary or not — in which she apologized for everything she did.
Part of the letter, written in January before her sentencing, included an update on her life and how she’s changed for the better:
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