03.21.08 10 years ago 18 Comments

Joe Starkey was a well-liked and respected math teacher and soccer coach in Washington state… right up to the point where he got arrested for and admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old student who had run away from home.

Police found the runaway, who is a math student of Starkey’s, at his Longview apartment over the weekend, investigators said…

Most students… say Starkey was a great teacher and coach and they are surprised he would be charged with having sex with a minor. “He was really cool. You could talk to him about a lot of stuff. During practice he would help you with math and stuff if you needed it,” R.A. Long High School student Alysha said. “I don’t know why he’d do that. It’s crazy. I mean, he’s smarter than that.”

Yes, technically, most men are smarter than that.  But most men don't have hot teen runaways showing up on their doorstep, either.  Have you walked through the hallways of a high school recently?  I'm no longer allowed to as part of my plea deal, but I'm telling you, it's dangerous.  If your actions don't land you in jail, your thoughts will land you in hell.  See you there.

[Unprofessional Foul, which also has fun tidbits from Starkey's Myspace page]  

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