Lainey - I know you alreay know this - but being a former public school teacher I would like to clear this up for others who might . . . .I don't take pleasure in anyone else's misfortunes, usually. By usually, there might be a brief moment of, how's it feel, huh, but otherwise, meh, not much.
The thing that irritated me was similar, though. A lot of guys I went to school with wouldn't give me the time of day or would pretend to show interest as part of a prank to impress their buddies. I made do by boinking my history teacher, but that's really not germane to this and yes, now I'm aware it's also illegal.
In US, it is illegal for an adult to have sex with a minor. If you are a certified teacher it is a violation of your ethics as well to abuse one of your charges (minor students). Statutory rape (even having sex with a minor who okays the act) will still get your ass thrown in jail and most like branded as a sex offender. Being branded as a sex offender will get your butt busted while in jail, get your mug, your description, address, even your house on a map with a big red dot for all the world to see. (Makes getting a rental kind of tough - there are also laws against you living with ___ft of where children frequent (like a school or playground). In other words - you will be tormented for years and years - you being the perp (not the student).
I will be honest with you guys tho - when I started teaching in rural schools, I was just fresh out of college, young, and unmarried. I taught a couple of classes of seniors and some of the guys had failed a couple of grades making their age and maturity pretty darned close to mine. Some of these young men looked really, really good. Several times after situations that tempted my resolve, I was seen rushing to the teachers' lounge, chain smoking, throwing cold water on my face and talking to my young teaching buds to help me step back from the "ledge" I was on. This was at least 40 years ago too & the laws weren't fully set in concrete as they are now - however, this was a strict religious community. I was pretty sure that the kid's parents would come after me with a loaded shotgun or an ax - in a Biblical justice kind of thingy. I'll call it Schadenfreude with a deer rifle.