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All of the accused are women. In fact, about one-third of the cases of possibly inappropriate relationships investigated by Alabama education officials in 2013 involved women.
“It may not be happening more, but now there’s more punishment,” said Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor at UAB’s School of Public Health. “We don’t know those incidents that aren’t being caught and aren’t being reported.”
Social media, authorities say, helps to fuel the fire.