Teachers are entrusted with educating children. It is a massive responsibility as they often have to play the role of second parents who teach school lessons, moral values, and worldly wisdom.
Brilliant teachers leave lasting impressions and positive experiences on their students, but there are always exceptions.
The world has seen many teachers who betrayed their parents’ power entrusted to them. Some teachers cross the line and form inappropriate relationships with their students.
While students and teachers are encouraged to bond, it is plain wrong when the connection is built on sexual gratification. The only proper foundation for a teacher-student relationship is respect.
Jennifer Caswell is a former English teacher at Hollis Middle School in Oklahoma. In April 2014, she resigned from her position amidst an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student.
During the early stage of the inquiry into the allegation, authorities had no evidence to support the claim and investigated only based on a parent’s complaint.
As the case developed, the police finally arrested the teacher and charged her with multiple counts of sexual assault.
10 /10 To Raise An Eyebrow
During the early stages of the investigation, there was no hard evidence to suggest that Caswell had committed the sexual crime of any sort against the student, known simply as M.C.
It was a mere rumor that M.C. and Caswell spent time together on many occasions without the presence of anybody else to observe the interaction.
When the student was questioned about the matter, he said there was nothing wrong with them and that she was an excellent teacher.
The revelation about the seriousness of the case happened on June 18 when Caswell was caught red-handed at a hotel in Mississippi.
9 /10 Best Western Hotel Room
About 650 miles away from Hollis, Oklahoma, in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Caswell was taken into custody on suspicion of statutory rape.
The police found Caswell and M.C. together in a Best Western hotel room. Before the arrest, M.C. had his summer break and visited his mother.
It appeared that Caswell knew where the boy was and instructed him to go with her at some point during the holiday.
M.C. jumped out of the church parking lot through a fence and immediately entered a vehicle where Caswell was already waiting inside.