Knoxville (WVLT) - A new report has found sexual misconduct among teachers can go unnoticed in the state of Tennessee.
The Associated Press examined records from the state board of education.
They found that 50 Tennessee educators had their professional licenses denied or revoked from 2001 to 2005 for sexual misconduct.
Researchers found that misconduct is more likely to go unnoticed if there is no criminal investigation and school administrators keep it quiet.
One case in particular was Dekalb County middle school teacher Craig Fults, who was allowed to resign after being investigated for looking at pornographic websites of young boys.
He was later hired to teach in Rutherford County.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.