Cops Nab UK Teacher Who Fled With Student
He and 15-year-old girl were found in France
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2012 9:04 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Police have arrested a British math teacher accused of fleeing to France with a 15-year-old student, Sky News reports, resolving a missing-child case that's made big waves in the UK press and social media networks. Megan Stammers and her teacher Jeremy Forrest, 30, were found walking on a Bordeaux street, police say. He now faces charges of child abduction. They had left the UK on a ferry Sept. 20; police were notified when Stammers wasn't at school the next day, the BBC reports.

Despite the British focus on the case, France apparently wasn't as concerned, partly because as a 15-year-old, Stammers was at the age of consent there. "It's important to stress that the police have dozens of people on these missing persons' registers and they will not be actively searching for the couple," a less-than-enthused prosecutor told the BBC previously. The Telegraph fills in details of the days before Stammers disappeared: "She was really happy, jumping around," her mother says. "She grabbed my shoulders and she said to me, 'Mum, can you look me in the eye?’ I looked her in the eye and she said, 'I love you.'"

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Sep 30, 2012 9:43 AM CDT
Sep 28, 2012 11:22 AM CDT
Aside from being an idiot... both of them. I can't say I really care.
Sep 28, 2012 10:46 AM CDT
If she is of age in France than why would they bother to arrest him?