Cops: Ex-teacher in ‘deep love’ wanted to adopt student, 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say an elementary school teacher who resigned earlier this month expressed “deep love” for an 11-year-old student she wanted to adopt, met with the girl without her mother’s permission, and tried to lure the girl into her vehicle.

Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine Alcorn was in custody and awaiting arraignment Wednesday on charges of child luring, corruption of minors, and attempting to interfere with custody of the child. Online records don’t list an attorney for her.

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say staff “were made aware of concerns that a teacher had developed an improper attachment” with the student and was suspended. The teacher resigned March 2.

Police don’t believe Alcorn’s attraction to the girl was sexual, but say she continued to leave gifts and letters for the girl at school, even after resigning.

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