this teacher 'running away' with a 15 year old story

(117 Posts)
germyrabbit Thu 27-Sep-12 21:08:19

why on earth is it such a big story?? i know she is underage but he is hardly kidnapping her.

SaraSidle Thu 27-Sep-12 21:09:22

Think it might be because he's a teacher? Maybe because there were issues undisclosed to her parents too?

UnChartered Thu 27-Sep-12 21:10:28

perhaps because since leaving her parents home, she hasn't made contact?

and she is a minor, whatever her part might have been

hmm

germyrabbit Thu 27-Sep-12 21:11:43

i just don't understand why its front page news. maybe it's a slow news week

She's 15 (a minor), he is 30 (a teacher).
Two very good reasons it is News and the third reason i assume is that Megans parents are distraught and want her home.
Her parents must be beside themselves with worrysad
It doesn't really matter whether she started or not Forest should have had morals & self control, especially as a teacher!

CommunistMoon Thu 27-Sep-12 21:26:15

It's a bit prurient. Hope she is ok, that's the main thing. sad

OhNoMyFoot Thu 27-Sep-12 21:29:53

Erm because a fifteen year old has been taken out of the country by an older man without her parents permission, it's not a fucking school trip!

germyrabbit Thu 27-Sep-12 21:32:47

erm, she gave her permission, i remember being pretty savvy at 15

BlueStringPudding Thu 27-Sep-12 21:34:14

Police have issued a European Arrest Warrant for child abduction - so yes it's a serious crime.

About time Blue, atleast the police are now doing something.

sameasyoubutdifferent Thu 27-Sep-12 21:38:18

She's not old enough to give her permission to leave the country with her 30 year old teacher without her parents consent!

Portofino Thu 27-Sep-12 21:39:53

Um the guy is her teacher and therefore had a duty of care to her that does not involve taking her away to a foreign country without her parent's knowledge - no matter how savvy she is or isn't.

Cynthia32 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:40:56

They're going to make it as prominent in the press as possible in the hope she sees it and makes the decision to come home. Whether she made the choice to go is irrelevant - she's 15, she's a minor in the eyes of the law and she should be home with her family and working towards her gcses! Not running off to France with her teacher! The teacher has also massively abused a position of trust and the school knew there were issues. They hadnt taken action quick enough and the parents were not informed until it was too late. We see several stories on here where parents worry whether their 15 year old is old enough to do this or that. Think of it from her mother's perspective - her Daugher in a foreign country with a much older man and hasn't heard from her in a week. I'd be worried sick. That's why it's a massive news story. If they kept it hushed up Megan would think it was all okay and it would seem that the school hasn't done anything wrong.

modifiedmum Thu 27-Sep-12 21:41:38

So what if you think you were "savvy" at fifteen?? I also thought the sun shone out of my arse when i was 15, my dad was a waster, my mum was useless and i was "right about everything" a year down the line i realised i was a thick teenager and didn't have a clue about anything no wisdom or life experience. You post comes across really pathetic. Come back to me when a a peado teacher runs away with you 15 year old kid and you find out she's been groomed since 14 and tell me your take on the story then.

lisad123 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:41:48

Because she's 15, for all we know he may have been grooming her since she started school at 11!

Portofino Thu 27-Sep-12 21:41:54

I can just imagine how it is going down. She will be missing her mum, and he will be begging her not to do anything to avoid him getting into trouble. It is atrocious! And if that was your 15 yo OP, I bet you would have something to say.

Isntitironic Thu 27-Sep-12 21:42:33

Not all 15 year olds are savvy - plenty are impressionable and could be taken advantage of...

SmokyClav Thu 27-Sep-12 21:45:10

I wonder how 'savvy' you'd have been at 15 if you'd been groomed for a few years? hmm

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 27-Sep-12 22:08:00

I think that the media coverage is becoming voyeuristic and a bit pervy. They have ceased to print news about this story and instead are gossiping. I'm starting to find it a bit creepy.

Lifeispainless Thu 27-Sep-12 22:16:55

I wonder what the reaction would be if the teacher had gone off with 15 year old boy?

exoticfruits Thu 27-Sep-12 22:26:47

The same I expect. I have DSs and I would be furious if an adult, in a position of trust, had abused that trust.

exoticfruits Thu 27-Sep-12 22:28:06

I don't understand why it would be different for a boy. confused

sittinginthesun Thu 27-Sep-12 22:30:14

Sure it would be the same for a boy too.

ScorpionQueen Thu 27-Sep-12 22:31:29

15 is still a child. I was having a relationship with an older man at the same age, fully consensual, but now I'm an adult I realise just how wrong it was. I was not emotionally mature enough to cope with such a relationship but that doesn't become apparent until years afterwards.

I thought I knew it all and was all grown up but if I could travel back in time and have a word with myself I would. 15 year old me probably wouldn't listen though.

I hope she comes home soon.

SavoyCabbage Thu 27-Sep-12 22:32:26

She's only 15. And her Mam says she's scared of the dark so she can't be that savvy.

She hasn't contacted anyone for a week. Not even her friends.

He was her teacher. Teachers aren't allowed to shag children. It's illegal.

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