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Can a teacher go to jail for dating a student

I doubt a teacher-student relationship per se is against the law. Yes, I wasn't specific enough but the OP didn't specify either country or state so I was trying to answer more generally. Especially since just in the last couple of days there have been very public court cases on the matter in Australia and New Zealand -- the two countries where I have taught.It's definitely against school policy though, and will get the teacher fired. (Two cases in Queensland, one in my home town broke today.

If you're in a position of control or authority over a person you can't engage in romantic or sexual activity with them.Edit: There may also be a statement to the effect that some amount of time has to pass before any other kind of relationship can even be discussed. so while I can legally have sex with 16 year old girls I cant with my students because I am their teacher.Ex-teachers still have evaluative power (for example, they can write you an inappropriately glowing college or job letter, or refuse to do so if you break their heart). same goes for the boss/guardian/whatever has some power over the minor in it is, each state has their own rules regarding age of consent, while 18 goes for all 50 states many have lower ages with differing rules.What if she is not his student, but attends the school he teaches at?What if he had her as a student, but recently left the school? Or is all of this just a matter where he can be fired?One could also argue that the school serves in loco parentis, which I'm pretty sure is true even if the the student is of age. In colleges and universities, these days there is typically a policy that states that a staff or faculty member may not enter into a romantic/sexual relationship either with a person over whom the staff member has evaluative power. sure it is, each state has their own rules regarding age of consent, while 18 goes for all 50 states many have lower ages with differing rules.

This is often true even if the person is a substitute, adjunct, or teaching assistant. here in Washington Ao C is 16 but as posted already, not if you are in a position of authority over the minor.

Didn't your supreme court invalidate the remaining sodomy laws a few years ago?

cite ( the University I work at it is only forbidden if you have 'direct authority' which does include former students do to the reasons mentioned earlier.

..wait, this is America, land of the sodomy is illegal in several states.

Isn't it legal if the state legislature passes a law?

The place with the highest age of consent in the world appears to be Madagascar where it is 21. In Yemen it's 9, but you have to be married (are you fucking kidding me? It's 17 in five States, 16 in eighteen States and 14(!