Elementary School going too far or not?

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School District going too far or not?

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  1. Immanuel
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    Elementary School To Make Condoms Available - Health News Story - KPRC Houston

    Wasn't candidate Obama all for "Age Appropriate" Sex Education? Is this what he meant?

    A kindergartner can receive free condoms?

    Is this going too far or not enough? Maybe we should hand them out to toddlers?

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    The story did not make clear whether the students include the sixth, seventh or eighth grades, Immie.

    What struck me, isn't sex with a child illegal in Massachusetts even if the other person is also a child?
     
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    It made it clear that age doesn't matter:

    I wonder, do the teachers, teach them how to put them on too?

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    What use is it to give condoms to people who don't know how to use them?

    I just think the story is weird. If the child walks into the nurse's office and says anyone else is having sex with her or him, surely they have a duty to report the crime? But if the child reports sex with another child, it's all good?

    This ain't hanging together for me.
     
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    I know that they would have the duty to report it if it were in California or Florida. I would suspect they would if it were in Massachusetts as well. I know they have a reputation of being far far far left, but I cannot believe that they would not require teachers to report potential abuse.

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    That's a federal law. same as a dr has to report a gunshot victim to LEO.

    and this is stupid. a school should have no part in passing out birth control.
     
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    The law usually is state, and usually has a shadow age of consent. The age below which, the sexual offenses are VERY serious. I think in Florida it is 13. I'm not aware of any federal laws governing sexual contact with a child apart from mebbe laws prohibitting it on federal lands.

    It's hard to discuss this because so many issues conflux at once. I can't help thinking we have to be missing a great many facts.
     
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    Again, I will have to correct you, any state which receives federal funds for school must comply with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and its subsequent additions.

    Under this federal umbrella all states must perform at least a minimum of functions including reporting abuse or even suspected abuse to LEO.

    Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
     
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    i really don't get some people's passion for handing out birth control to younger and younger people. Having a high school nurse hand em out is one thing, but grade school?

    And before "PRUDE" replys come in I really dont care who is buggering who as long is it is legal. My concern is why certain authority figures feel the need to get involved in the sex lives of minors they have no relation to, and probably little professional contact with.
     
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    Yes, I know ConHog. But the activities that constitute sex abuse are nonetheless still defined by state law most of the time.

    In any event, I still don't see how all this hangs together. Little Suzie asks for a condom, informs school officials she's sexually active -- and she's younger than 13. In Florida, as best as I can tell, the school officials have a duty to call the police.

    So what are they doing in Massachusetts in such cases? Dialing with one hand and handing out condoms with the other?
     

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