It is one of those things that you never wish to see, but when I saw the story about the Teen killed after affair with teacher, I can’t say I was exactly shocked.Â It is just one of those things that after the seeming pandemic of cases where teachers are engaging in sex acts with students, that it was inevitable that it would happen eventually.
Even the suspect Eric McLean’s father seemed almost matter of fact, when speaking to the press about the situation:
“You see all this stuff with teachers involved with their students. It just comes up time after time on the national news,” said Norman McLean, father of suspect Eric McLean. But this time, he said, someone “actually died over it.”
He even went on, and fell just short of attempting to justify his son’s actions in killing the teen:
“Now, I am only talking about myself. But I can personally only take so much,” Norman McLean said. “Everybody has a breaking point, and there is only so much you can endure before you get to that place … where you lose control.”
Not that I am condoning killing anybody, but wouldn’t you think that if he was going to “lose control” that he would do so with his wife, that was having an affair, rather than taking it out on the teenager?
But the real icing on this cake, came from McLean’s attorney, Bruce Poston according to the article:
Poston said McLean is in a “state of shock. Like watching a deer caught in the headlights. Literally wondering, ‘Have I made a decision that will ruin the rest of my life as well as others?’ “
Well, Duh! He has to wonder?