The laws regarding teachers and their students engaging in the forbidden lovemaking arts is somewhat unclear to people around the country. That’s partially because these laws are composed by states and often vary widely. Every state has some age of consent minimum, which differs from state to state. Also many states have now enacted laws specifically forbidding teachers from jumping into the sack with their students of any age if still in high school. Though some have even extended this to state and public collegiate institutions.

Texas considers an eighteen year old boy to be a man by all reckoning and accounts. Except in the instance where his Vocational Agriculture teacher is having sex with him, in which case he’s a submissive minor in need of protection. De facto, Wesley Dawn Lawless was arrested in East Texas for an inappropriate relationship with a boy from her school. Don’t be fooled by her youthful photo. Well, or be fooled by it. It’s still against the law even if you’re 5’2, 100 pounds and look to be sixteen and your lover is 6’3, 240 pounds with a full beard and four children one country over. The circumstances remain to be seen, though people in the area early on seem to be a bit torn by the actual criminal and future imprisonment nature of this particular coupling. It’s hardly a settled science.

Wesley Dawn Lawless, not helped at all by her last name, was released on $20,000 bond and forced to resign from her teaching position at the school. The school and district issued a rote statement about the protection of their students being first and foremost in their minds. Which if you happen to glance at the test scores of the schools in the area, you’ll certainly understand how it’s not academics coming first.