3/29/2012

Female Teacher Runs Off With Three Kids and Female Student, 17 - Laureth “Laurie” May

This is NOT your typical Female Teacher Sex Scandal story.

Apparently this one began last winter when Acacia Academy  (IL) teacher Laureth “Laurie” May was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student. Earlier this year she lost her job, then had a fight on Valentine's day with her fiancee and took off with their three small children . . . and a 17-year-old girl from the school. No one is saying if the girl is the same one May is accused of having the relationship with, but the former teacher now facing kidnapping charges and criminal sexual assault charges. They were found in Florida.

Three young Aurora boys who were missing for more than a month now are happily home with their father after what they thought was a long vacation on Florida beaches.  But their mother, who took the youngsters after an argument with their father, is in Cook County jail facing a kidnapping charge because she brought a 17-year-old Cicero girl along, authorities said Wednesday.  Laureth “Laurie” May, 29, of Aurora, also is facing a charge of criminal sexual assault for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl who was a student at Acacia Academy in La Grange Highlands when May taught there, according to ABC 7.

May’s sons, 4-year-old Quincy Collins, 2-year-old Oliver Collins and 1-year-old Spencer Collins, were reunited with their father, 38-year-old Shelton Collins of Aurora, on March 20 in Florida. “They just ran up and jumped into my arms and said ‘Daddy, we missed you!’” Collins said Wednesday.

The reunion happened after police in Ft. Pierce, Fla., randomly ran the license plate of the boys’ mother, Laureth “Laurie” May, and determined it was registered to a missing person.

May took the boys from their Aurora home about 3:30 a.m. Feb. 15 after an argument with Collins, who is her fiance. Police said she was believed to have been traveling with a 17-year-old Cicero girl, who was reported missing shortly after May left Aurora.

Aurora mom facing charges but boys home safe - DailyHerald.com