Hey kids! You want great grades, right? Well, a high school student in rural Oklahoma has figured out a surefire way to make it happen: Just have sex with your English teacher.
First-year English teacher Kalyn Thompson has been charged with second-degree rape for allegedly having a series of sexual escapades with one of her male students, reports Tulsa CBS affiliate KOTV.
Police say the Kellyville High School teacher gave the unidentified student a stellar, 98-percent, straight ‘A’ grade after their relationship took off. He had been flunking English just the semester before.
The teenager was 18 at the time of the hanky-panky. Investigators know of at least two rendezvous between the young lovers — one beside a lake and the other at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa (the city’s 23rd-ranked hotel according to Tripadvisor.com)
The age of sexual consent in Oklahoma is just 16. However, a separate state law forbids teachers from having sex with current or former students until the students have reached the ripe, old age of 21, according to the New York Daily News.
As all teacher-sex relationships seem to start these days, this one allegedly began through flirtatious text messages. The student was 17 at the time.
“There was talk about getting high, grades, that sort of things,” Creek County Detective Chrissie Underwood told KOTV.
“It’s sad because they’re vulnerable to it and obviously he’s getting a good grade from it,” the detective lamented.
It’s not clear when the teen’s mother learned about the affair. However, she did not approve of the texting.
At one point, someone ordered Thompson to stop contacting the teen outside of school.
A couple of Kellyville students saw Thompson sitting in the student’s truck somewhere around town. They snapped photos and took the images to school officials, who contacted the cops.
Thompson turned herself into police on Monday morning and was later released on an undisclosed bond. More charges may be forthcoming.
“She probably will not have a career in teaching after this,” Detective Underwood sagely noted, according to KOTV.