A two-year suspension for a teacher who engaged in a “grossly inappropriate” relationship with a 16-year-old student is insufficient to fulfill public policy goals that children be protected from abusive or predatory adults, New York’s Appellate Division, 3rd Department, has ruled.

The case, In the Matter of the Arbitration between Binghamton City School District v. Peacock, 502329, was the second time in just over a year that the 3rd Department ruled on the activities of teacher Brian Peacock and his school district’s efforts to punish him.