People get into education for any number of clichés: they enjoy teaching, they want to make a difference, they can't "do", they like their summers off, or, if you're Julie Pritchett, it's all about sports. And sex. Especially sex. With the high school baseball team.
You see, Pritchett, a 34-year-old middle school teacher, absolutely loves molding young minds, and then, as part of an innovative (though not-yet-acceptable) educational philosophy, she has sex with the students to reinforce what was learned. Or maybe she's just nuts
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A teacher has been accused of having sex with eight members of a school baseball team. Pritchett began a relationship with a 15-year-old boy in February. The 34-year-old married teacher later approached other members of the team for sex. ...
[Police spokesman Sgt Christian] described her as a 'sexual predator'. 'When you have eight victims, all young people, all students, that she had great influence on, I don't think it's wrong to characterise her that way,' he said.
Me neither. Christian also added, "'It sounds like she has some serious issues to work through, but that will never excuse what she has done." I'd say so.
Shockingly, Pritchett resigned from her job when she learned she was under investigation. Apparently, she was a sponsor for the high school's Diamond Dolls, which I'm guessing wasn't created to serve as a sex-education tool for the baseball team. Whatever, it allowed her to come in contact with former students, which led to sexing up half the squad.
It probably goes without saying, but, yeah, this took place in Alabama.