Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Charges dropped in teacher sex scandal

State prosecutors decided Tuesday to drop charges against a former Tampa teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student.

The decision means Debra Lafave won’t go to trial and the victim won’t have to testify.

Debra Lafave, the teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student, says there is no double standard in the way woman sex offenders are treated.

Well, of course there is and I don't think Ms. LaFave is being honest. But, frankly, there should be a "double standard" for LaFave if "double standard" means reacting to this case with some common sense, that is.

A 14 year old student had sex with his incredibly hot teacher. Damaging? Probably a little, but nothing like the damage done to him that stems from all the ridiculous media attention and invasion of privacy that the poor kid has had to deal with. Put this boy on trial and grill him with embarrassing sex questions and I guarantee that this kid will never have a "normal" sex life again.

Let me mention again that the 14 year old is a male and his teacher a female. There is some truth to the joking around that this kid got to live out just about every teenager's fantasy. I for one am glad that the prosecutors did not try to make a statement with this case and condemn both of these ninnies to a further protracted and permanently destructive trial and public punishment, and all in the name of "equality under the law." What a farce that would be! Both have suffered enough.

So two cheers for common sense (which can also mean "double standard")!


Blogger DiaryOfATeacher said...

I have a post on my blog about this teacher, too. Man, she is hot. I agree, charges? You must be kidding.

7:17 PM  

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