In theory, teachers are supposed to be role models for their students. But every week, it seems like we hear about another teacher using their power to take advantage of a student.
This year, there was no shortage of teachers who crossed professional boundaries and sexually exploited minors. So, we rounded up some of the worst teacher scandals of 2017.
1. Tad Cummins
This was one of the most infamous teacher-student scandals this year. On March 13, high school student Elizabeth Thomas was allegedly kidnapped by her former 50-year-old teacher, according to NBC News. What came next was a national manhunt.
After over a month on the run, the pair were found at a remote cabin in northern California. Apparently, before the two allegedly ran off, an attorney for the Thomas family revealed on Crime Stories podcast that the 15-year-old girl’s relationship with the teacher was an open secret. They were
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OXYGEN MEDIA UNCOVERS INFAMOUS CRIMES IN “MYSTERIES SCANDALS” HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN PREMIERING FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 9 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2017 – Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts the Wilshire Studios production of “Mysteries Scandals,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien, beginning Friday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage. Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and betrayal provide the framework for headlines of the recent past. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.oxygen.com/mysteries-scandals/season-1/videos/mysteries-scandals-premieres-on-january-5th
“What an amazing opportunity to work with Oxygen
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