And by “this,” I mean incidents like this:
A Kellyville English teacher has been arrested for second degree rape in connection to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a high school student.
Kalyn Darby Thompson, 25, resigned from her position at Kellyville High School in April, an arrest report states. She turned herself into authorities Monday morning.
You know it’s serious in Oklahoma when they report all three names.
I wasn’t up on the rape laws in this state — “second-degree”? — so I chased down the pertinent statute (§21-1114):
A. Rape in the first degree shall include:
1. rape committed by a person over eighteen (18) years of age upon a person under fourteen (14) years of age; or
2. rape committed upon a person incapable through mental illness or any unsoundness of mind of giving legal consent regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or
3. rape accomplished with any person by means of force, violence, or threats of force or violence accompanied by apparent power of execution regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or
4. rape by instrumentation resulting in bodily harm is rape by instrumentation in the first degree regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or
5. rape by instrumentation committed upon a person under fourteen (14) years of age.
B. In all other cases, rape or rape by instrumentation is rape in the second degree.
The lad in question is reportedly 18.
And I wonder if this is where the secret was exposed:
The arrest report states that the student was flunking English last semester but currently has a 98 percent grade point average.
Technically, that’s not a GPA, but it does look at least slightly suspicious.