A former Pittsburgh elementary school teacher is accused of being "obsessed" with one of her 11-year-old students, sending the girl thousands of text messages over a period of two weeks, and planning to run away with (and possibly even adopt) her.
Geraldine Alcorn, 28, was charged Wednesday with "child luring, corruption of minors and attempting to interfere with custody of the child," Pittsburgh's WPXI reported. She's currently free on a $100,000 bond and forbidden from contacting the child.
Police say that Alcorn's texts to the alleged victim—2,400 of them in just two weeks, according to the girl's mother—showed a "deep love" between teacher and student, and mentioned going "on the run" together.
And it (allegedly) gets creepier! Per WPXI:
Police said after the girl's mother discovered the messages on her iPod, she found handwritten letters in her daughter's school binder labeled "Things Ms. Alcorn and I can do," "What we can do" and "When we can do it."
Neighbors told Channel 11 Wednesday that they saw Alcorn on the front porch of the 11-year-old girl's house but always assumed she was an aunt or relative.
Alcorn also allegedly brought the girl to her own home at some point.
Alcorn was suspended by Pittsburgh Public Schools in early March; she resigned, then stopped by her former school to collect her things. Afterward, the girl found "gifts and several letters, some encrypted, in her locker and desk," according to court documents.
By "encrypted," police mean that Alcorn allegedly circled the digits of her phone number on the girl's math worksheet.
"Police don't believe Alcorn's attraction to the girl was sexual," WPXI reports.