CNN.com ran a story yesterday about a 24 year old teacher that had been apprehended after running off with one of her 15 year old students for a week.
A 24-year-old teacher from Holyoke, Massachusetts, is in custody after allegedly leaving town with a 15-year-old student, city officials said Tuesday.
Lisa Lavoie and the male student were found in Morgantown, West Virginia, Monday night after apparently being together for a week, Holyoke Mayor Michael Sullivan said.
Investigators have charged Lavoie with enticement of a child.
Seriously? I know, I know. Everyone has fantasies, desires, wants, etc. But he is a kid. 15 years old. Hell, he might not even have grown any hair yet. What would a 24 year old woman want with a dude like that? I mean, he is just a boy. I suppose when it comes to maturity levels they could be on an even par with one another, but he is just a boy. A 15 year old boy.
Yes, for the record, I do think the kid was at fault, too. He made a decision, acted upon it and go tangled up in this mess. But almost any 15 year old boy (without a religious upbringing or moral fortitude) would jump headlong into the sack with a 24 year old woman. So though he is to blame for this, somewhat, the onus has to be on the adult in this case.
There has to be some amount of judgement exercised at some point when thinking of doing something devious. Acting out in a deviant matter is something everyone does. We test our boundaries daily. But almost all of us tend to think about consequences of our actions before acting. This is what keeps us alive for the most part. But taking a child that you teach, that you are in a position of authority over, for a week of who knows what, is a monumental lapse in judgement.
Things like this make me glad we homeschool our kids. I know where my kids are, who is teaching them, what they are being taught and just as importantly, what they are being fed emotionally, spiritually and mentally. There is no one preying on them “at school”, no one to tempt them beyond what they can bear. No one to compromise them like this teacher did.
This woman has problems, that’s for sure. Any adult that messes with a kid does, in my opinion, and this woman is no exception. She needs something, and I don’t think it is a week away with a 15 year old boy. No, in fact it might be a few years away with a 40 year old women named Greta that looks like a man named Chuck.