Schools haven’t been a safe place for children for decades. And with the Left in control, heinous sex crimes against students surged drastically.
A Fox News analysis of teacher-involved sex crimes against students found that at least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been charged with sex crimes in 2022 to date.
The arrests range from child pornography to raping students.
The analysis conducted by Fox News Digital combed through local news stories on a week-by-week basis covering the arrests of teachers and teachers’ aides for child and student-related sex crimes in school districts throughout the United States.
And approximately 76% of the arrests related to alleged crimes perpetrated against students, according to a Fox News analysis.
- A gender breakdown of those arrested was 105 men and 30 women.
- Fox News determined that 102 of the sex crimes involved students, 30 did not, but 13 cases fell into an “unknown category.
- The pool of arrests includes 117 teachers, seven substitute teachers, and 11 teachers’ aides.
Fox News detailed some of the worst examples:
“William Landon Smith, a 31-year-old former science teacher at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, 28 counts of indecent liberties with a student, and one count of secretly using or installing a photographic imaging device to arouse or gratify sexual desire on March 18.
Smith is accused of inappropriately communicating with students via social media apps like Snapchat when he was a teacher at Cape Fear…”
“John M. Doty, a 35-year-old former biology teacher at Career Academy South Bend in Indiana, was charged with two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and six counts of child seduction on Feb. 9.
Doty is accused of repeatedly raping a 16-year-old female student and threatening to kill her. He is scheduled to stand trial in January 2023…”
“On April 11, police in California charged Anthony James Phillips, a 61-year-old former teacher at Cupertino Middle School in Sunnyvale, withaggravated sexual assault of a child, forcible penetration with a foreign object, and forcible penetration with a foreign object upon a child.
Phillips is accused of raping a student in 2009 when he was still a teacher at Cupertino…”
Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and an expert on far-left indoctrination in education such as Critical Race Theory, said that “the public school system has a serious child sex abuse problem.” Rufo similarly pointed out that there has not been a major federal investigation or study on child sex abuse by educators since 2004.
“This is a travesty,” Rufo added. “Parents deserve to know exactly what’s happening in the public school system and deserve to have tools for protecting their children from abuse. Congress should immediately fund a $25 million research program into child sexual abuse in public schools and provide complete transparency for parents. The first duty of public schools is to keep kids safe—and, tragically, that’s not happening in far too many cases.”