An inspirational teacher was fired for doing just that.
That’s because he was found to have “disregarded” a student’s safety when he touched her in a sexual manner.
According to the Times, the incident took place on October 1, 2016, in Los Angeles.
According to the report, the teacher touched a girl on the arm while the girl was playing with her toy.
The teacher’s attorney claimed the touching was consensual, but the student’s father was upset because his daughter had been molested by a teacher a decade earlier.
The girl’s mother filed a complaint with the school district, and the teacher was suspended for three days without pay.
The teacher is now suing the district and the school.
In a statement, the district defended the decision, saying it “respects and complies with the district’s sexual harassment policy.”
The district also released a statement saying that the teacher has been suspended for a year.
“In no way do we condone the actions of this individual,” the statement read.
“The district is committed to fostering an environment where all students feel safe and respected, and we have worked closely with the student to help her through this challenging time.”