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Nearly 800 sex crimes involving teachers reported in 2014

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While male school employees were the perpetrators in two-thirds of all reported sexual misconduct cases with students in 2014, women were more likely to use social media to lure students. While male school employees were the perpetrators in two-thirds of all reported sexual misconduct cases with students in 2014, women were more likely to use social media to lure students.
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Terry Abbott now has a PR firm, Drive West Communications, and says during his time as Chief of Staff for the Department of Education, he would hear about teachers sexually victimizing students every now and then, but after looking at the numbers in 2014, he was shocked to find the media reported 781 cases. Abbott's numbers are not wholly inclusive, since they come only from the cases that were reported. 

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