More and more we’re seeing teachers, both male and female, being exposed as pedophiles.
Here’s a shocking article from EAG News.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A USA Today Network investigation is exposing serious flaws with teacher licensing practices that allow accused pedophiles to continue teaching by moving from one state to another.
The Tennessean, a Network affiliate, reports the Volunteer State’s board of education has reversed the revocations of dozens of teachers who have engaged in inappropriate conduct with students in other states.
One example is James Aaron Swafford, who lost his license to teach in North Carolina in 2007 over a wildly inappropriate relationship he cultivated with one of his 16-year-old students.
“I fell so deeply in love w/ (sic) you and still do every time I look into your eyes or kiss your lips,” Swafford wrote to the teen, who also served as his family’s babysitter, according to North Carolina records cited by The Tennessean.
“I want you so badly. I want to hold you and kiss you. I want to touch your face and hair and kiss you deeply,” Swafford wrote. “I want so badly to press your body to mine like we are one and feel your body tense up with just the right touch. I want to make you totally understand how I love you.”
The disturbing love letters and other evidence convinced officials in North Carolina that Swafford didn’t deserve to lead a classroom of teens, but the teacher moved to Grundy County, Tenn., where he continued to teach until the state caught on, and he surrendered his teaching license in 2009. Despite the revocation, Swafford “remained closely involved in youth baseball, football, softball and cheerleading from 2009 to June 2014,” when he first applied for a Tennessee teaching certification, according to the Tennessean.
The next year, the Tennessee Board of Education denied his request, stating Swafford hadn’t sufficiently proven the reasons for his North Carolina license revocation are resolved.
The teacher then appealed the decision, and Administrative Law Judge Kim Summers in November ruled the state board made a mistake, and should give Swafford a second chance.
“There is no evidence in the record that justifies the denial of (Swafford’s) request for reinstatement,” she ruled, “especially in light of the many character witnesses who believe reinstatement to be warranted and appropriate.”
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