I preferred the tax cheats

You can’t make this stuff up; and if you could, you wouldn’t want to:

President Obama’s “safe schools czar,” under fire from critics who say he’s unfit for his job, acknowledged Wednesday that he “should have handled [the] situation differently” years ago when he was a schoolteacher and didn’t report that a 15-year-old boy told him that he was having sex with an older man. . . [Kevin] Jennings has written that he told the boy, “I hope you knew to use a condom.”

In a statement issued Wednesday, Jennings said: “Twenty one years later I can see how I should have handled this situation differently. I should have asked for more information and consulted legal or medical authorities.”

Gee, you think?!

Jennings, director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, said he believes his office can now help keep other new teachers from making the same mistake.

“Teachers back then had little training or guidance about this kind of thing,” Jennings said.

I like to think that most teachers don’t need training to know to report statutory rape. This guy is the safe schools czar. The mind boggles.

UPDATE: Not just unconscionable, but criminal. Under Massachusetts law, teachers are mandatory reporters of statutory rape. (Via Instapundit.)

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