Some are crying foul after a female teacher in Houston was let off with little more than a slap on the wrist for having sex with a student.
Nikki Scherwitz – who is 25 – pleaded out on having sex with one of her students and got off with 10 years probation and a $5,000 fine. She will also not be allowed to ever teach again.
She was a teacher at Brazosport High School and taught 10th grade English. The boy that she was “seeing” was a 16-year old. Her relationship with him began after she seperated from her husband who now has custody of their child.
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Authorities were originally tipped off to the behavior when it was reported that she was at an after-prom party drinking with students and wearing a cut-off shirt. One of the students at the party alledgedly told her that it wasn’t right for her to be there and asked her to leave.
KHOU in Houston gathered reactions from some of the school’s students. Mario Salinas said, “The men get 25 to life, but a woman gets a slap on the wrist with only a $5,000 fine.”
“If it was a guy, a male teacher with a female student, it wouldn’t be the same,” said another student.
They have a good point.
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