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Georgia bill would close school loophole

Legislation to be introduced in the state House on Wednesday would close a loophole in Georgia law that weakened efforts to punish school officials that have sexual relations with students.

Rep. Joyce Chandler, R-Grayson, will introduce House Bill 32, which would make state law clear that any “employee or agent of a school” is barred from having sexual contact with a student.

Current law says it’s illegal for a “teacher, principal, assistant principal or other administrator” from having sex with a student.