Authorities said a year-old Oregon teacher exchanged more than 1, text messages with a year-old student, many of them sexually explicit, before the teacher was convicted and sentenced to prison in August. Since then, two things have become popular and had a massive effect on the prevalence of sexual misconduct in schools: Some states and school districts already have taken strong action in this area. Those children include my year-old son, who attends a great public school in Texas. For starters, men are far more likely to commit sexual assault than women are, accounting for 96 percent of the total. My firm, Drive West Communications, has been tracking news reports of sexual misconduct by educators for more than a year. It also says electronic contact with students should be done only through district computers and telephones. If a teacher or coach wants to send an electronic communication to a student, it should be copied to a parent. Both students told police they had sex with Robertson at the same time during the encounter. Unfortunately, these kinds of stories are becoming more common across the country. The officer then spoke to Robertson, who admitted to the allegations, according to the affidavit. The girl later told a forensic interviewer that Parravicini told her, "If you tell anyone, I'll go to jail. In Texas, home to the largest number of teacher sexual misconduct cases in the country, investigations into alleged inappropriate teacher-student relationships has grown 27 percent over the past three years, to When questioned by school officials, the girl initially denied having sex with the teacher. Parravicini worked as an instructor in the school district's emergency medical technician program, which is taught at Hollenstein Career and Technology Center.