Bill would require training for teachers on not having sex with students

Bill would require training for teachers on not having sex with students

By Ainsley Allison | ABC 33

Alabama teachers may soon be required to undergo training about not having sex with students.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster). It cleared a senate committee Tuesday.

Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) told ABC 33/40, to think an additional hour of professional development would make any difference at all is absurd. He abstained from the vote. “I didn’t think it was worth a vote. I mean, we have to tell grown-ups with a college degree, who claim to be professionals, that they’re supposed to keep their hands off the people in the little desks? I mean, this is just crazy!” Brewbaker said.

He also told ABC 33/40, “if we’ve gotten to the point where a bill like this is necessary, we’re hiring a lot of people in public education who aren’t worthy of the public trust.”

Ward expects the bill to go before the full senate after next week’s spring break recess.

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