An eighth-grade boy and a seventh-grade girl in an Oxnard, California, middle school allegedly engaged in oral sex during reading class -- and other students watched and even took video and photos of the incident, say parents.KTLA reports that one parent says she has seen the sex tape, and that the reading teacher at Haydock Intermediate School was aware of the incident but did nothing to stop it. The district says it cannot confirm that any sexual encounter occurred in the classroom. According to the district, the teacher (who has not been identified) has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
While certainly shocking, this story unfortunately comes as no surprise: It was the subject of our very first momlogic investigation in 2007, wherein we explored this trend of sex in schools. Our national survey revealed that one in five kids has witnessed sex at school. In our survey of 500 teens between 12 and 17, only 14.8 percent of kids said they'd ever tell their parents if they witnessed sex in school.
Click below to see our three-part series -- and hear from students who witnessed sex in schools firsthand: