StlSluggers wrote:I know what you're saying, Mad, but I think what has me baffled is this paragraph:
Ward, who is married, had sexual encounters with the 14- and 15-year-old boys at various locations, including in the school, at a motel, in a park and behind a restaurant, from December to this month, according to arrest warrants.
Generally, I would have expected it to have said, "Ward, who is married, is accused of having sexual encounters..."
I mean, that's how I would write it. If taken out of context, that paragraph could been seen as an assertion of fact, and that could lead to legal problems.
Again, it's the "according to arrest warrants" part of that paragraph. If they left that out, then sure, there's a chance of slander. All they are doing is reporting what's in the arrest warrants, and since it's noted, there is no problem.
That would actually be libel, and in any event it would need to be false, which doesn't seem likely.
tuff_gong wrote:For some people it may be hard for them to believe stuff like this actually happens, not for me. There's a teacher at my high school that "allegedly" had sexual encounters with a student that graduated 2 years ahead of me. And believe you me, she is smoooookin'.
School district still not find out anything about it?
Haha, that's funny, but also very sad. I'd be embarrassed to even have known her.
No, the school district hasn't found out anything about it. It's all a very word of mouth kind of thing, and I know this is going to sound very very highschool gossip-ish but a girl took a picture on her camera phone of a text message she saw on the guys phone from the teacher and was showing it to people at a get together my senior year, and it looked pretty legit. After this year I don't know how much it will matter, though, because she is going back to school to get a degree in something else.
I want to reiterate that she is smokin', giving more support to the theory that a lot of teachers who do this kind of thing are decent to pretty good looking.