While sex between a high school teacher and an adult student is inappropriate, 5 years imprisonment for the teacher is a bit much.

A West Morris Mendham High School English teacher faces this jail sentence for "improper fraternization" with three 18-year-old male students, one of whom she allegedly had sex with.

If you ask me, this punishment is too harsh- a fine or community service in addition to losing her job should suffice. Yes, she acted inappropriately. But these students were consenting adults, and the teacher wasn't found guilty of a sex crime.

There are far worse criminals in New Jersey that should be occupying a cell. Let's save space in the jail space for them.

What do you think- should the teacher get jail time? Tweet me at @nj1015 and @BillSpadea to continue the discussion.

Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.