We’ve gone from, another day, another female teacher busted for having sex with a student, to the same mantra, only the standards are met merely within the borders of the Texas state line. Florida seems so one month ago in terms of dominating the teacher sex crimes big board tote on the wall. Nobody wins a trip to Hawaii for taking this title, so the rewards are largely symbolic. And not really rewards.
In a twist that is no longer unique, Taylor High School softball coach Kendall Lucas was investigated following tips from students that Lucas was having a lesbian sexual affair with a seventeen year old girl at the school. It’s unclear whether or not the teenager was a member of Lucas’ softball team, or perhaps the volleyball team where she was an assistant coach. She also taught business, but that’s not as alluring a subject matter for criminally illicit Sapphic tales.
The investigation didn’t last long as Lucas manned up as they say in women’s softball and turned herself in rather immediately. She copped entirely to the charges of ten separate sexual encounters with the seventeen year old student over the course of two months in the first half of 2016. I suppose you could see her confession as refreshing in this line of predatory pastime. Though not as refreshing as if she had turned herself in before she was ever caught. Or going for the gold and not having sex with one of her high school students in the first place.
Taylor High School principal, Andrew Maddox, sent a letter to parents expressing his shock and dismay at the situation. That’s as good as a real solution. Share more of your feelings with us please, Principal Maddox. And if you have some time, make sure your faculty isn’t sleeping with our children.
Lucas, a recent grad of St. Edward’s University where she starred on the collegiate softball team, faces up to twenty years in prison for her crimes of unlawful lesbian passion. Sounds pretty rough for a consensual relationship between a 25 and 17 year female. Granted, Lucas should never coach high school again. But it’s hard not to root for the double standard of girl-on-girl sex being innocent and pure while any male involvement is necessarily ghastly and evil. Simply a couple of young softball women with ponytails exploring one another’s bodies and perhaps having pillow fights in lingerie. Can you put people in prison for decades for essentially a tame Girls Gone Wild video?