Craigslist, sexting, teachers, hookups — oh, my!

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imageChasing booty can be a complicated affair, especially if it involves Craigslist and sexting. Even more so if you’re a teacher and the ass you’re hoping to tag belongs to a hooker or a student.

That was the lesson learned recently by two metro Atlanta educators and a third at a New Jersey Catholic high school. No, this is not the plot to “Good Boys & True,” the current Actor’s Express production that includes gay sex, lies and videotape. This is the stuff that makes truTV salivate and defines the network tagline “Not Reality. Actuality.”

Two teachers — you can now call them former educators — from Fayette County’s Whitewater High School pleaded guilty last week to soliciting two prostitutes through Craigslist. Yup, you know those ads that always get flagged from people who want to give up the booty but do so only after you offer them some “help” or “assistance.” They are hookers, in case you didn’t know. And now, at least in DeKalb, they might be cops looking to nail you in a sting.

The former educators — the band and chorus directors — wanted to make happy music with two women in a foursome that included one guy and three women. This story isn’t overtly gay, though with three women, one man and Craigslist involved, who knows.

On their way to a four-way at the W Hotel in Dunwoody, the musical duo offered $200 to two women, who in turn were really undercover DeKalb police officers. Besides the obvious question — why would you pay more for the hotel room than the hookers? — the teachers apparently didn’t know that cops do stings like this all the time. Hello, watch truTV much? Not to mention that they didn’t think this exploit through to the end, meaning paying for sex might just imperil their chances of ever stepping back into a school.

The result of the planned sexcapades? One year of probation, a $1,000 fine and being fired from the day job. No word on who footed the bill for the room at the W, but it was probably you the taxpayer.

The bottom line is this: Cruise the Craigslist personals all that you want — we do and find it an entertaining break from the work day — but know that if you’re plunking down cash for the booty, you may get screwed. But not in the way you’d like.

Now on to the sexting: A baseball coach — um, make that the now former baseball coach — at St. Rose High School in Belmar, N.J., is facing charges of carrying on sexually explicit conversations with underage boys in his charge and encouraging them to send such messages to him.

It seems coach allegedly would pay his male players to text him after sex. Spend some time stroking — and who didn’t as a high school jock? — and just let the coach know when you’re done via text and he’ll pay you $1 or $2. One player says he made $500 to $600 over the two years he tracked his sexual adventures for coach. Another apparently was offered $200 for a month of texts.

Trouble is that coach was their coach and some of the students were under age. School administrators tend to frown on that sort of personal interaction.

Better yet is coach’s defense:

Like other witnesses, the boys (now men) said that conversations began with discussions about baseball or other non-controversial topics. Soon, however, McInerney would ask them whether they had had sex with their girlfriends or, the paper reported, “indirectly encouraged them to masturbate as a way to prevent them from having premarital sex.”

McInerney’s defense? He says he was soliciting the remarks as a way to get the message out that the teens shouldn’t be having sex. He denied paying or offering to pay for text messages.

The bottom line is this: Enjoy sexting. We do and so do our friends. And heck, if you can make money off of it, by all means. But if you’re a teacher or coach, it’s probably best to avoid soliciting the sexy texts from your students and players.


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