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Identity Of Rogue Juror In Aaron Knodel Trial Should Be Made Public

Identity Of Rogue Juror In Aaron Knodel Trial Should Be Made Public

A few days ago we got a report about potential charges against a juror who served in West Fargo teacher Aaron Knodel’s trial. For those of you not following along, Knodel was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. He was acquitted, but not before one of the jurors was removed after having

Double Standard: Another Female Teacher Gets Off With Suspended Sentence After Sex With Student

Last year Susan Duursma, a former middle school teacher in Bismarck, was found guilty of having sex with one of her 15 year-old students. Her sentence? She got 60 days in jail for felony child abuse after initially facing three counts of corrupting a minor and doesn’t have to register as a sex offender. Earlier

Another Example Of The Male/Female Double Standard When It Comes To Child Abuse

Last year Susan Duursma, a middle school teacher in Bismarck, was found guilty of having sex with one of her 15 year-old students. Her sentence? She got 60 days in jail for felony child abuse after initially facing three counts of corrupting a minor and doesn’t have to register as a sex offender. Earlier this

Case For Exempting Teacher Records From Open Records Doesn't Pass The Smell Test

In an earlier post I wrote about SB2153 which, if passed, would close off records pertaining to teachers accused of crimes. North Dakota has had some high-profile criminal cases involving teachers in the last year. Susan Duursma, for instance, who was a teacher in Bismarck who had sex with one of her students. West Fargo

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