By Kang Shin-who
A 33-year-old female middle school teacher has been found having inappropriate relationship with one of her pupils. According to Gangseo Police Station in Seoul, the contract female teacher allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old student in her car at an underground park last week.
The teacher, who has worked at the school for more than a year, is married and has two children attending elementary schools, police said.
The relationship was revealed by the student’s mother, when she saw a text message between her son and the homeroom teacher.
The mother reported it to the police, but the police said they terminated the investigation as the two had sex under mutual consent and there was therefore no legal grounds to punish the teacher.
The current law punishes only adults having sex with those aged under 13. However, the school plans to fire the teacher for the unethical relationship.
The incident is causing a huge stir on the Internet, with some netizens demanding the teacher be prosecuted.
Some netizens were already disseminating the teacher’s personal information, with the school’s homepage inundated with critical comments.