School sex scandal prompts sex ed discussion

Posted at 8:55 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 08:55:16-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Last week's sex scandal story out of South Fort Myers made national headlines and prompted the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Myers to hold a group discussion for students and their parents who attend South Fort Myers High.

The discussion focused on how a lack of sex education in schools may have led up to this event.

Licensed clinical therapist Irene Kappler says it's no surprise that Lee County was singled out to receive grant money for sex education.  "Because it was found in the state of Florida there is a higher rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease is amongst our teens here in Lee County, and they attribute that to the lack of quality sex education."

Families hope the school board will take this tragedy and use it to transform sex education in Lee County.

Unitarian Universalist Church offers a comprehensive sex ed program for students seventh through ninth grades.  Anyone can attend regardless of if you are a member or not.