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Alleged sex scandal started at middle school

Teachers are supposed to be our role models. Kids should admire them, look up to them, learn from them.

Not sleep with them.

The latest steamy scandal involves a 36-year-old Tucson teacher, Joseph Massey, who is charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to a KVOA report. She was 15.

The relationship reportedly started at Utterback Middle School.


If any of my middle school teachers, even the younger ones, would have made a pass at me when I was 15 I probably would have kicked them in the shins.

Besides, when you’re 15, anyone over the age of 16 is considered “old.” Anyone above age 20 is “ancient” and those older than 30 might as well start digging their graves.

Disgusting images aside, it’s also gross when people who are put in trusted positions – such as teachers, clergy, law enforcement officers, doctors – abuse that trust.

If we can’t trust our teachers to guide us with good decisions, who can we trust?

Read story: www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=10374569

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