A teacher who advises colleagues on how to avoid affairs with students was caught having sex with a teenager in the back of her car.
Courtney Bowles was found by a police officer naked lying on top of the boy, who was also completely naked, from her school in Colorado.
A partly consumed bottle of vodka was also found in the car with the couple.
Her student lover initially said he was 20 years old - but later admitted he was 16.
Bowles,31,was employed at his school as a teacher's instructional coach. It was her job to trains teachers on how to maintain a professional distance from students.
OK, I'll go for the low-hanging fruit first: this woman should not be having sex with an underaged boy, whether or not he was a student at her school.
And while doing that is bad enough, everyone else who writes about that story will attack that angle. You--my readers--come here expecting more than that, and I hope not to disappoint. So now, the second problem I have with this story:
Why does this school have an "instructional coach" whose job it is "to train teachers on how to maintain a professional distance from students"? If there is such a problem at this school--besides this particular woman--why the heck isn't the school administration doing anything about it? And how did so many teachers become clueless about maintaining a professional distance; was that not covered in their credentialing classes?
There's a lot more wrong in this story than just a teacher's doing a 16-year-old.