Omaha World Herald Editorial 2.26.20

The current session for the Nebraska Legislature is moving along swiftly, with major debates still ahead on key issues such as tax relief and business incentives. But it’s vital that lawmakers not let the session slip away without making time to take strong action addressing the sexual assault and grooming of Nebraska students.

A key step is creating the offense of sexual assault of a student. At present, it’s not illegal for an educator to have sex with a student who is at least 16, although such action can result in revocation of the person’s teaching certificate. Read Editorial