Texas laws on dating a minor
of the first business day after the day the disciplinary action is taken, a campus behavior coordinator shall mail written notice of the action to the parent or guardian at the parent's or guardian's last known address.(f) If a campus behavior coordinator is unable or not available to promptly provide notice under Subsection (d), the principal or other designee shall provide the notice.
A campus behavior coordinator must comply with this subsection by:(1) promptly contacting the parent or guardian by telephone or in person; and(2) making a good faith effort to provide written notice of the disciplinary action to the student, on the day the action is taken, for delivery to the student's parent or guardian.(e) If a parent or guardian entitled to notice under Subsection (d) has not been reached by telephone or in person by 5 p.m.
However, this age of consent varies widely from state to state.
Statutory rape is a strict liability crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or mistake about their age is not a defense.
The person designated may be the principal of the campus or any other campus administrator selected by the principal.(b) The campus behavior coordinator is primarily responsible for maintaining student discipline and the implementation of this subchapter.(c) Except as provided by this chapter, the specific duties of the campus behavior coordinator may be established by campus or district policy. If the teacher removed the student from class because the student has engaged in the elements of any offense listed in Section 37.006(a)(2)(B) or Section 37.007(a)(2)(A) or (b)(2)(C) against the teacher, the student may not be returned to the teacher's class without the teacher's consent.
The term does not include:(1) physical pain caused by reasonable physical activities associated with athletic training, competition, or physical education; or(2) the use of restraint as authorized under Section 37.0021.(b) If the board of trustees of an independent school district adopts a policy under Section 37.001(a)(8) under which corporal punishment is permitted as a method of student discipline, a district educator may use corporal punishment to discipline a student unless the student's parent or guardian or other person having lawful control over the student has previously provided a written, signed statement prohibiting the use of corporal punishment as a method of student discipline.(c) To prohibit the use of corporal punishment as a method of student discipline, each school year a student's parent or guardian or other person having lawful control over the student must provide a separate written, signed statement to the board of trustees of the school district in the manner established by the board.(d) The student's parent or guardian or other person having lawful control over the student may revoke the statement provided to the board of trustees under Subsection (c) at any time during the school year by submitting a written, signed revocation to the board in the manner established by the board.
(a) In this section, "corporal punishment" means the deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping, or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.
Some states, such as California and New York, set an age at which all sexual intercourse is considered statutory rape.
For example, a state might set the age of consent at 18.