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Texas Reports Most Teacher-Student Sex Misconduct Cases in 2018, Data Show

At the close of FY2018, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced it investigated 429 cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students during the 2017-18 academic year, a 42 percent increase from the 302 the agency launched in 2016-17. It also represented nearly a 250 percent uptick in cases since 2008-09, the first year TEA began tracking these incidents and reported 123 cases.

EDUCATION-SCHOOL

Texas Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct Cases Soar to 429

The number of Texas teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students soared for the 10th consecutive academic year, resulting in a staggering 429 investigations opened by education officials in 2017-18.

Alfredo Campos

Student Testifies Against Texas Teacher in Alleged Sex Misconduct Case

A Texas teacher about to stand trial on two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 stunned jurors by reportedly admitting to the charges before the trial began this week. He decided to let the court decide his fate. His alleged victim, a teenage girl, testified against him.

The Associated Press

Two Texas School Employees Accused of Sex Misconduct amid Crackdown

As the State inches closer to implementing a crackdown law to curb teachers from crossing the line sexually or romantically with students, authorities charged two more Texas education professionals on counts of alleged inappropriate relationships with minors.