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'Teacher of the Year' gets 38 years: 12-year-old testified against teacher

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The "Teacher of the Year" gets 38 years behind bars story is still trending today as more and more people learn about the sickening relationship that 30-year-old Ethel Anderson had with a 12-year-old student. Anderson was once named "Teacher of the Year" which makes this case even more crazy. On Dec. 12, the Christian Post reported that the young boy testified against his teacher -- and what he said might shock you.

"I felt like she was a girlfriend, I loved her and she said that I was her boyfriend and she loved me. She would rub on my legs, kiss on my ears, neck and stuff like that…We would tongue kiss… I didn't want to lose my virginity to a teacher," the boy said.

So the former "Teacher of the Year" gets 38 years following her inappropriate relationship with the young boy -- and of course people have been debating whether or not Anderson's punishment was too steep. However, when you hear her reasoning for her actions -- it might change your mind about her punishment.

"At the time, with him struggling with school and having behavioral issues and anger issues, acting out at home and not being able to connect with his family, the way that he and his parents felt, that was my purpose. To gain his attention and, yes, I did it in an inappropriate way," Anderson told the court.

When a former "Teacher of the Year" gets 38 years in a sex case involving a student, you really have to wonder what else is going on in the world. Sometimes bad things come from the people you would least expect them to... and that's really frightening.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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