School Teacher Charged with Attempted Interference with Parent’s Custody of Student

Mother is a single parent of 11 year old Daughter.

Daughter’s public school teacher, Teacher, becomes obsessed with Daughter.

Teacher reportedly secretly corresponds with Daughter through thousands of text messages, spends time with Daughter at Teacher’s home and at Daughter’s home while her mother was at work, and speaks with Daughter about adopting her and running away with her.

The Teacher allegedly maintained the relationship with Daughter after being suspended and admonished to have no contact with Daughter.

Teacher ultimately resigns her position.

Teacher is thereafter arrested for attempting to interfere with the custody of a child, child luring and corruption of a minor.

Teacher is free on bond.


  1. this People magazine article: Ex-Teacher Accused of Luring 11-Year-Old – Via 2,400 Texts – to Run Away with Her
  2. this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article: Pittsburgh police said teacher tried to lure student away from home and
  3. this KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh article: Former Pittsburgh Public School Teacher Allegedly Exchanged Hundreds Of Texts With 11-Year-Old .