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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Apparently you can be spared from jail after having sexual relations with a 16 year old if you're sorry about it. I'm not sure how the justice system works in that regard but writing an apology letter to a victim should not constitute as punishment. Anyone can write an apology letter, especially an English teacher. But an apology letter seemed to have worked for 10th grade English teacher, Nikki Scherwitz who had sexual relations with a 16 year old student from Brazosport High School in Houston.

The 16 year old boy in himself wasn't a victim because he probably really enjoyed himself that night of April 20th 2013 when the incident went down. But it's still wrong. KHOU reports that Miss Scherwitz showed up drunk to an after prom party at a Student's house with no shoes on. The students at the party didn't want their teacher at the party so they told her to leave. She left, but she took the 16 year old boy who gladly went with her. What happened after that is not fully known but the 25 year old teacher pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student and was sentenced to 10 years probation. NO JAIL!!!!

Prosecutors said they agreed to the plea deal because the student was nearly 17 and Sherwitz agree to send apologies to the mother and the district. Scherwitz has also been ordered to stay away from minors and she won’t be allowed to ever teach again.

In that letter she said: "I apologize for the behavior I engaged in with a student. I crossed an ethical boundary I never should have crossed. I’m sorry."

A lot of people are upset that the teacher didn't go to jail. She just basically got a pat on the back in comparison to the punishment that people in similar cases have gotten. There are some people who are claiming that her gender had a lot to do with the sentence. "The men get 25 to life, but a woman gets a slap on the wrist with only a $5,000 fine," said Mario Salinas, a student at Brazosport High School.

"If it was a guy, a male teacher with a female student, it wouldn't be the same," agreed Oscar Guttierrez, another student. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.