There are other examples of teenagers going to prison and/or facing criminal sanctions for dating other teenagers, including Ken Thornsberry of Michigan who spent six years in prison for dating a high school classmate. It appears that in most of these teen arrests, it is the parent of the underage teen that goes to the authorities to report the problem. Can we blame the adult teenagers that met their fellow “loves” while in high school, or do we blame the schools, parents, or culture for lack of information?
Should the parents of the minor children reach out to the adult teenager and the teenager’s parents before resorting to the courts? On the one hand, the laws were enacted to protect minors, but on the other, they are being used to ruin teenager’s lives.
Dating beyond your “type” can also lead to new friendships and introduce you to different groups on campus. Freshmen, however, are usually a bit more reluctant to leave traditional dating behind.
This author ultimately believes that when the case before the judge is between two teenagers who met in high school, the consequences for having sexual contact should be much more lenient than when the case involves a fully grown adult and a high school student.Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.However, does a senior in high school feel like an adult?Should a senior in high school be wary of getting into relationships with freshmen or sophomore students?If you’re looking for a serious relationship, make sure you make that clear from the start.
It might seem like obvious advice, but getting involved with someone who’s taken is a seriously bad idea.
BY ANAILI MEDINA — High school: a place to meet people? High school students usually span from ages fourteen to eighteen.
Or get into relationships that last, end, or get you in jail?
According to those statutes, the fact that a person under the age of sixteen consents to having sexual relations with a person of at least eighteen years of age is not a defense that will be considered when determining the eighteen year old’s guilt.
These may be some of the questions running through the mind of Kaitlyn Hunt as she continues to murk her way through the criminal justice system for engaging in a relationship with her fourteen year old, same sex girlfriend.
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.