Where were Desperate Housewives and Cougar Town when I was in high school? This era of sleazy sitcoms has teachers influenced in the worst way imaginable. Up next for our educator wall-of-shame is Melinda Dennehy of Excitmentville, New Hampshire. Instead of sailing and…um…sailing like most middle-aged NH residents, she opted to email racy pictures to a fifteen-year-old to combat her sexual deprivation.
Really? To a fifteen year old? And you expect him not to tell a friend who was gonna tell another friend–who eventually told the principal, who was jealous he wasn’t the original email recipient?
Melinda Dennehy, a 41-year-old mother of two from Hampstead, turned herself into police on Friday and was released on a $10,000 bond. School officials at Londonderry High School suspended Dennehy on Wednesday.
The teen told investigators Dennehy sent the photos to his e-mail account about two months ago and “continuously sent him text messages,” some of which offered to perform a sex act on him, according to police documents.
Authorities said that Dennehy also “kissed him twice on separate occasions,” according to the Boston Herald.
The only problem I have with this report is there were no charges of statutory rape. I mean, c’mon dude. It’s obvious you were going to get an A+ (some) just for being the teacher’s pet but you leaked the info before you took the final exam. As a minor, you could have taken full advantage since the courts would declare that “your young mind was manipulated maliciously.” I know teenagers aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer but this was a chance to be the coolest kid in the school for all generations behind you. Opportunities like that are once in a lifetime. You’ll kick yourself when you’re thirty.