The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that student age doesn't matter in teacher-sex cases, even if the student is 18 and considered an adult by other state laws. The case involves Matthew Hirschfelder, a former choir teacher at Hoquiam High School, who had been charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor in An year-old choir member told police she had been involved in a sexual relationship with him. Hirschfelder, who was 33 at the time, denies any relationship occurred.
High court: Teachers can’t have sex with students, even an 18-year-old
Institutions generally don't have provisions against professors dating students they just taught
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5th graders freak out as teacher proposes to fellow teacher in front of class
Students spend more than 1, hours with their teacher in a typical school year. Education watchers have long known that the relationship with a teacher can be critically important to how well students learn. But emerging research is giving a clearer picture than ever of how teachers can build and leverage strong relationships with their students.
James Hooker, 41, was arrested in Modesto, Calif. Hooker has been under investigation for his involvement with year-old Jordan Powers, his former business class student, with whom he appeared on national TV programs earlier this year to profess his love. Hooker was charged with one count of oral copulation with a minor and is in jail, according to a statement from Modesto police. Hooker allegedly befriended the victim while teaching at Enochs High School, and developed a romantic relationship with the student.