The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Thursday, November 01, 2007

Kelsey Peterson

Kelsey Peterson has reached the much sought after title of "teacher who has sex with students", which has been held by the likes of Jaymee Lane Wallace, Debra Lafave, and Alison Mosbeck. I'm sure her fellow teachers, her family and her students are delighted that she made headlines for her involvement with a 13 year old student.

Kelsey Peterson, a sixth-grade teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, was placed on administrative leave last week, and police issued a warrant for her arrest on Monday. She is wanted on suspicion of child abuse, child endangerment and kidnappping, authorities said.


Even better, this female sexual predator opted to run away with her teenage victim:
Police believed she was traveling with 13-year-old Fernando Rodriguez, and court documents showed authorities had recovered several e-mails and letters between the two from the school and Peterson's father. In them, Rodriguez and Peterson professed their affection for one another. Source

Peterson's MySpace account, which is private, but gives an excellent quote that she evidently decided was better view in print than practiced in life:

""WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS FOR THEY BECOME WORDS. WATCH YOUR WORDS FOR THEY BECOME ACTIONS. WATCH YOUR ACTIONS FOR THEY BECOME HABITS. WATCH YOUR HABITS FOR THEY BECOME CHARACTER. WATCH YOUR CHARACTER FOR IT BECOMES YOUR DESTINY.""


Maybe it's something in the teachers edition textbooks.

(Sentencing Update)