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First of all, owning a PVC pipe is illegal?! The laws in Missouri couldn’t get much crazier. The law stating that social networking between teachers and students is prohibited that was passed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is based on a situation that happened DECADES ago, when a girl was molested by her teacher. Missouri was the first state to do this. But things have changed over the decades, and banning student-teacher social networking relationships isn’t going to stop any creepy teachers from molesting a student if they want too, and most people have cell phones. There’s no stopping it. Plus, in order to enforce this law, the state would have to invade EVERYONE’S privacy, which, I might mention, is unconstitutional. This law is unreasonable.

Second, just because ONE teacher molests a student, doesn’t mean ALL teachers are going to decide to molest their student. One bad apple doesn’t make a bad batch. Students and teachers see each other on a daily basis. Teachers are supposed to be people whom students can look up to and confide in. There have been many cases where teachers have been able to stop students from making a bad/harmful decision, or get them the help that they need. Teachers are also a source of support for students. Some teachers were even a source of comfort after the tornado. Bottom line is, if students like their teachers, chances are they will enjoy their classes more, and therefore do better in school and actually enjoy getting an education.

Third, what people post on a PUBLIC social networking site on the INTERNET is their choice. If a teacher is friends with their students, they’re taking the risk that ALL the students that they’re friends with will see whatever they post. If they post an embarrassing picture or change a relationship status, it’s not the student’s fault for talking about it, and that goes for what the students post as…...

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