THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, what the hell is wrong with this country? This former “teacher of the year” won’t serve any prison time after admitting she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. A state Superior Court judge in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced 33-year-old Erica DePalo to lifetime parole supervision. She also will have to forfeit her teaching certificate and register as a sex offender. A tearful DePalo made a brief statement in court Monday expressing regret for her actions, and saying she was trying to rebuild her life. I don’t understand how she or Sarah Jones are allowed to walk these streets with young men everywhere.
The government really needs to enforce a mandatory sexual screening process for new teachers.- nik