From Sex to Assault: What's Up With America's Teachers?

While autism experts criticized school authorities after the incident, Dick Cvitanich, superintendent of the Lake Pend Oreille School District, which includes the school where Evelyn was a student, told ABCNews.com that the school called police because "there was escalating behavior that resulted in what we perceived to be an assault on staff."

"It's definitely not typical," he said of the decision to call police on a child as young as Evelyn, "and not something we particularly want to do or like to do."

The charges against Evelyn were dropped shortly after her arrest.

'Hot for Teacher' Indeed

Adams said he sees a few trends in the stories he posts on DetentionSlip.org. The biggest? Teachers having sex with their students.

"Teachers in Florida love to date their students," he said. "I don't know what what's going on there."

While Mary Kay Letourneau -- from Washington State, not Florida -- made headlines in the 1990s for having sex with her 12-year-old sixth grade student and bearing his two children, she became the poster-woman for teacher-student sex.

She's now married to that student, now 26-year-old Vili Fualaau, and even cashed in on her notoriety last month by holding a "Hot for Teacher" night at a Seattle bar. She is no longer a teacher.

But she was far from the last teacher to teach more than just reading, writing and 'rithmetic.

Just recently Florida police arrested eighth-grade teacher Maria Hernandez, 32, for allegedly having an affair with her 15-year-old student -- a relationship that was reportedly condoned by the boy's mother, according to police.

Police made the arrest after Hernandez and the boy returned from a vacation together in Orlando, Fla. Police said Hernandez admitted to the affair. Hernandez, a teacher at Our Lady of Charity School in Hialeah, Fla., has been fired.

"The minute we found out, we took action. We let her go right away. We accepted her resignation right then and there," Principal Xenia Torres told WPLG-TV.

Hernandez's arrest came a month after an Arizona teacher got caught up in a deadly love triangle with two students.

According to police, 20-year-old former student Sixto Balbuena allegedly stabbed one of Tamara Hofmann's current students in the stomach after finding them undressed together in her home.

Balbuena, a Navy sailor who was on leave at the time, was charged with the murder of 18-year-old Samuel Valdivia.

Negron said he believes the public understands that the actions of these questionable teachers should not reflect on everyone.

"I think people know the difference. The parents love their kids' teachers," he said. "We know that really good teachers make the difference in a student's education."

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