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This Is a Terrible Way to End the School Year

At times it seems like the whole teacher-having-sex-with-student thing is some long played out joke around here. It happens way too often, and now that the summer's almost here and most schools are letting out, we won't hear more about that for a few months at least.

However, as if to cap off the school year with one horrific twist there's news out of Lousiana of a teacher who may have exposed a student to AIDS. The report, shared on CBS Houston's website, says that a 37-year-old male teacher at a high school in Gray, LA allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old male student during the previous school year.

Derrick Nesby, the teacher, was hit with a charge of intentional exposure of the AIDS virus and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to WWL-TV. He's being held on $1 million bond.

Authorities say that Nesby, who is HIV positive, had sex with the boy at school and exposed him to the AIDS virus without the student's knowledge. "We can establish the fact that there was an encounter that happened," Malcolm Wolfe, the parish's chief of detectives, told WWL.

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