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Can a high school teacher get in trouble for dating a former student that recently graduated?

Chicago, IL |
Filed under: Education law

If the student is 18 and has graduated can a teacher date him? Is there a time period after graduation that they should wait?

Attorney Answers 2

  1. Does the school have a non alumni dating policy?

  2. If you are asking about any sort of trouble, then yes, it is possible the high school teacher can "get in trouble" for dating a recent graduate. The time they should wait cannot be determined, but given the fact that it appears this relationship was going on or imminent before graduation, this is a very foolish thing to consider.

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