Charges dropped against teacher who slept with 14 year old student. Some of you may have heard about this. This is the story of a teacher who was being charged with sleeping with her 14 year old student. She's claiming it's not her fault, she's bipolar. I'm wondering what ya'll think of this idea of "It's not my fault, I'm (insert mental illness here)" I strongly believe that some people do things because they are mentally ill...however, bipolar disorder is such a hard thing to diagnose that to use it as an excuse for misbehaving in many cases is just outlandish. This particular case hits really close to home with me. My oldest two children haven't been paid child support and are owed over $15k (for two children over 6 years). Their mother was recently taken back to court brought up on charges of contempt of court for failure to pay a child support order. She's claiming it's not her fault, she's bipolar. The courts have given her another 30 days to prove she's bipolar and provide a letter from a phsycologist (sp) stating such. Again, I'm not saying that the disorder doesn't exist, what I'm saying is this: Is it a legitimate defense for criminal activity?