An article was published in the Washington Post over the weekend describing one teacher’s harrowing introduction to sexting. As they are known to do, parents and prosecutors evidently jumped to some conclusions and misinterpreted the actions this teacher was taking in investigating and dealing with a case of sexting about a year ago. As a criminologist, I am keenly aware that the Court of Public Opinion does not operate under the assumption that one is “innocent until proven guilty.” These are very difficult situations to deal with and one can easily get caught up in assuming the worst. As the author points out: “…my experience is a warning for all educators who find themselves trying to negotiate the slippery terrain where rapidly advancing technology intersects with risky adolescent behavior.” Interesting read but scary story…what do you think? What could he have done differently?