Two stories in one day about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.
First up is the story of Kimberly Kallenberg
, an assistant principal at Powell High School in Knoxville who is alleged to have fixed grades and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student who is now a UT signee. Then, comes the news of Andrea Rail
, a teacher in Maury County who has been taken into custody on charges os solitician of a minor.
All I can say is--I just don't get it. I mean, we already know that girls mature faster than boys, so the idea that these women would want to have an "inappropriate relationship" with a teenage boy baffles me. I don't quite get the attraction or the appeal. I mean, I think most teenages girls would tell you that teenage boys aren't always that attractive because they act like idiots. I guess it must all be about some kind of physical thing or something, but even then...
Maybe part of the thrill is that it is taboo. Maybe part of the thrill is that it's inappropriate. I mean, sure there is a side in all of us that likes to walk on the wild side a bit, but I've got to think that the idea of going to jail and losing your vocation would weigh pretty heavily against the thrill of a quick few moments of passion or letting your hormones rule you.
This whole thing baffles me on many levels. And you'd think people would learn from reports of people like Pamela Rogers that these things don't end well...but yet, the lesson is never learned.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/26/2006 01:20:00 PM