In addition, there was concern that this bill would impose illegal restrictions on the relationships and communications between consenting adults.
Such restrictions could arguably impose upon an individual's right of free speech and to freely assemble, as well as an individual's right to privacy. In light of the above, educational institutions should take an active part in educating their employees about appropriate communications and relationships between employees and students, even those students who are over 18 years of age.
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While this matter is still under investigation, the student's mother claims that phone records demonstrate the existence of an estimated 8,000 text messages between the teacher and student that date back to the summer of 2011, when the student was a minor. Thus, without any evidence that there was inappropriate contact between the student and teacher before the student turned 18, nothing illegal can be found about this odd and disturbing relationship.
However, despite the fact the student is legally an adult, many are left feeling that the teacher's actions are ethically and morally wrong.
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