Trymore’s video eating his student become the talk of the town
The news was full of it.
A schoolgirl had run off with one of her teachers.
At first, there was the worry that the teacher might
have killed her but then the story changed as CCTV pictures showed them arm-in-arm as they left the UK on a ferry to France.
Now they were probably hiding, perhaps in a cheap hotel, perhaps sneaking out for walks together, kissing.
A 15-year-old girl and her 30-year-old lover.
In the schools I visited,
everyone was talking about it because everyone, I suspect, had an investment in the story.
Every student had imagined the romance of falling for a teacher and every teacher had imagined what it would be like to run off with a student.
While the story ran, the schoolgirl and her teacher were the objects of everyone’s vicarious interest.
What would happen next?
Would they be caught?
Would their relationship last?
I don’t know how many teachers would admit publicly to their interest in this story, however.
S*x with anyone under the age of 16, however c0onsenting,
is illegal in the UK and any s*xual relationship between a student and a teacher leads
to the teacher’s instant dismissal.
I’m not for one moment challenging the rightness of this.
Of course, teachers are in positions of trusted authority and, of course, they’ll sometimes be the objects of student [email protected]
They must never @buse that authority or compromise their delicate role in the lives of young people. Of course.
What I am challenging is the implication that good, responsible teachers won’t have feelings for their students, which will sometimes be s*xual.
They will. It goes with the territory.