ACRAMENTO, Calif. – The number of teachers charged with sex crimes against students continues to rise.
Several sources are reporting substantial increases in the number of teachers arrested for inappropriate sexual relationships with students, including DriveWest Communications CEO Terry Abbott, whose firm has tracked news stories about such cases in recent years, Chicoer.com reports.
In California, for example, DriveWest tracked a total of 43 cases. Nationwide, there were 781, Abbott told the news site.
“That’s more than 15 every week, that obviously tells us that we have a very serious issue and it’s just continuing to get worse,” said Abbott, a former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education.