This seems to be a well written article. It is verys cary that the CHILD is still attacked and ostracized in cases of sexual abuse of students by teachers. This makes my heart ache for the children. I will admit, there are rare cases where a child will accuse a teacher of abuse when it did not happen. A dear friend of my fathers was a VP and was accused of this by a high school girl. I have no doubt he was not guilty. We spent a lot of time with him and his family. My dad worked with him for almost 10 years. It did receive a lOT of publicity, and ended his career. It was around the same time that the Catholic Church scandals were really in the paper. I think that sweeping ANY case under the rug,is just criminal. We all need to do as our Desari did and CALL THE POLICE if we suspect this. Educators are not trained investigators. Administrators are going to CYA for the school district in most cases. And the poor student will be treated horribly, so pushing the school to pay for other educational options should be mandatory. I did notice one thing in the article, and correlated it to the contraceptives in middle school article we were discussing. Maine refused to give any info to the AP. Now I am sure that Maine is NOT a little slice of heaven where this does not happen. Gives new insight into the Maine middle school giving contraceptives, doesn't it??? (or maybe I just watch too much X-Files and see conspiracy everywhere??) Would love to hear your opinions.