Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: Study: Sex Abuse Prevalent in Schools

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Study: Sex Abuse Prevalent in Schools

Study: Sex Abuse Prevalent in Schools

WASHINGTON - More than 4.5 million children are forced to endure sexual misconduct by school employees, from inappropriate comments to physical abuse, according to an exhaustive review of research that reads like a parent's worst nightmare.

The best estimate is that almost one in 10 children, sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade, are targets of behavior ranging from unprofessional to criminal, says the report for Congress by Charol Shakeshaft, a professor at Hofstra University's School of Education.


And this is just the abuse done by teachers, they didn't even look into the sexual abuse done by other students.