I'm female and teach 4th and 5th grade math. I am constantly sexually harassed by my students. The boys in my classes are always sending me lewd notes and e-mails, some send me lewd photographs. Not to mention the gropes and pinches and at least twice a week I get flashed. I'm not alone - every other teacher in the district has encountered the same thing from their students. We even had a 3rd grade male teacher complain about being groped by a female student!
The response of the administration? Of the school board? Officially - NOTHING! It seems that the school board and the administration do not like the way such incidents get into the news media and make the schools in question look bad. So if we report it, we're told to keep quiet "while an inquiry is made into the matter". And two years later, no action has yet been taken.
All of us teachers are aware of the students having s** at various locations at school - restrooms, in the auditorium, even in classrooms - but we've been unofficially warned off of trying to stop it.
So we continue to try and do our jobs and ignore the half-dozen pregnant girls who aren't even in high school yet. Not to mention ignore the harassment directed at our persons by over-hormonal punks. Becuase the people who control our paychecks and pensions don't want to deal with bad publicity.
I dread thinking what sort of adults these kids will become. All because of moral and political cowards who don't want a scandal.