SAN DIEGO, CA. Just when you thought it was safe to assume that all the local teachers who have had sex with students in area schools had been exposed, so to say, here comes another one. Craig E Kelso, a teacher at Granger Junior High in National City. Holy cow! (Expletives don’t really do it here.)
Yes, unbelievable. KNSD-TV today announced the following:
The National City Police Department arrested Craig Edward Kelso, 38, Tuesday in connection with the alleged sex crime. Kelso is a teacher at Granger Junior High School in National City. Police said he has been placed on administrative leave. The girl involved in the case was a former student at the school, police said.
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[Go here for our earlier posts on “Sex in the City Schools”.]
Obviously, if you compare the number of teachers convicted or accused of having sex with students with the total number of teachers County-wide, you wind up with a really small number, a very small fraction of the total. But that is not the point. Teachers are placed in positions of responsibility and for even a small number of them to take sexual advantage of their vulnerable young students is outrageous. And for this San Diego County to have 11 teachers in this situation just in the last two years makes you shake your head in wonderment, and ask stupid questions, like, ‘what is in their water?’
Are these signs of a moral break-down? Or are we as a society so sex-obsessed that we shouldn’t be surprised with this type of “spill-over”? Or has this type of thing been going on for a long time, and due to our instant and ever pervasive technological communications we are learning about every case now?
What do you think?