Well we have seen a lot of these over the past few years. Certainly not something I remember hearing about when in school. I'm sure this occurred. Maybe not as frequently.
I do think we are seeing more cases being prosecuted.
A Sheffield Junior High School teacher has been charged with rape and sodomy after authorities said she was caught with a Sheffield High ninth-grader.
Police detective Capt. Lanny Coan tells the TimesDaily that 38-year-old Amanda Watkins was charged on Monday and has been transferred to the Colbert County Jail.
Coan said her bail is set at $15,000.
A police officer caught Watkins and the 15-year-old student Saturday night in a car parked behind Covenant Christian School.
Coan said the two were trying to get their clothes on when the officer pulled up.
The second-degree charges are Class B felonies and are punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
What are your thoughts?