A British teacher has been caught trying to seduce one of her students through text messages and one of Blizzard’s games.
The secret relationship between one London teacher and her 14-year old student supports the argument that gaming should be kept out of the education system, lest some sex-crazed woman try to seduce a child.
Forty-two year old Lynn Walls met her male student online in one of the Warcraft games (whether it was World of Warcraft or an earlier Blizzard real-time strategy game is unknown). As they built their in-game friendship, she managed to ask him for his phone number and began texting him outside of class. These texts slowly began turning sexually graphic, with Walls explaining explicit sex acts that she would do to the student if they were to meet in person.
Walls was discovered when the boy’s father found his phone and read the incriminating text messages. The police arrested the teacher creeper, but freed her following an unknown bail payment. The punishment for inciting a child under 16 into sexual acts is serious enough for potential jail time and a place on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Judge Guy Whitburn of the Newcastle Crown Court, stated, “This is very, very disturbing….I warn you, this offence is so serious a custodial sentence cannot be ruled out.”