The Great Awakening
- Over 180 educators in grades K-12 have been arrested on charges relating to child sex crimes in 2022 alone. The charges, faced by four principals, among others, ranged from actually raping children to child pornography. One teacher in June received a 50-year sentence for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student and then conspiring to kill him.
- In total, there were four principals, 153 teachers, 12 teachers’ aides and 12 substitute teachers, Fox reports. In April, a Florida middle school teacher was found guilty of sexual battery of a child. A high school choir teacher was charged with 9 counts of criminal sexual assault of students. A Missouri teacher faced an investigation for an alleged sexual relationship with a student. A Seattle teacher was charged with sexually molesting a student. These are only a few of the 181 educators charged with crimes against students.
- While men were the majority of the arrests, at 78 percent, women were also among those educators who were arrested on charges of sexually violating their students. 77 percent of the arrests were due to alleged crimes against students directly.