41-year-old Summer Sparrow, I can’t make this up, was a high school teacher in Cherryville, North Carolina. She was arrested for having sex with a 17-year-old student she had been chatting with on Snapchat. While the age of consent in North Carolina is 16, it’s illegal for a teacher to have a sexual relationship with a student regardless of age.
The hook to this story is, Sparrow received no jail time for her transgressions. Instead, she lost her teaching license and has to stay out of trouble for a year or face jail time. If she stays out of trouble she can have her crime expunged from her criminal record.
While I’m not a trilby wearing neckbeard, I have to question if a male teacher who was arrested on similar charges would have been given such a sweet deal? We seem to have an impression in this country that when a woman has sex with a teenage boy it’s somehow more acceptable than if a man has sex with an underage teenage girl.
This woman is also a mother. How would she like it if a teacher had sex with one of her kids?
And once again, Snapchat is the avenue of choice for a teacher that was creeping on a student. Know who your kids are friends with and following on Snapchat.