Re: “Stadium High conspiracy uncovered!” (online letter, 7-19).
In a Your Voice article (TNT, 7-19), Chris Britt asks why the Tacoma School District avoids the issue of sexual abuse of students by staff and doesn’t answer specific questions that he (and I) want answered. On the other hand, the letter writer feels Britt’s allegations against school staff are ridiculous.
Britt was told that the district has a boundary invasion policy. However it depends on reports of behaviors that most people consider appropriate. According to the policy, teachers can only interact with students in an educational form, through the curriculum or approved school function. The policy prohibits interactions between students and staff if they are neighbors; when teachers and students run into each other in a local business; and discussing any personal issue between staff and students.
The boundary invasion policy does not identify why people are sexually aroused when they are with children. That, I feel, the letter writer needs to realize.