BanglaHunt Desk: ‘It is my constitutional right to have relations with students’, a comment by a teacher in the United States at the moment is a source of controversy on social media. The name of the accused female teacher is Kerry Kabri Witt.
The incident came to the fore from Alabama, USA. Kerry Cabry Witt, 48, was a history, psychology and social science teacher at Dakatu High School. According to sources, his relationship with his two students first came to light in 2016. At that time the students were over 18 years old.
“The students were 16 and 18 years old at the time,” said Kerry Cabri Witt, arguing for his cause. That means they were 18 years old, which is true of Alabama. I entered into a relationship with them with their consent. It is my constitutional right to have a relationship with the student.
But the court took stern action against the accused female teacher. Under Alabama law in 2010, it is illegal to have a relationship with a student or employee under the age of 19. The teacher was sentenced to death on Thursday in a case of sexual harassment of students based on the law.