Married teacher allegedly took students 'backroading' before getting them drunk and having sex with them
32-year-old Lynn Burge was arrested after an anonymous tip off to the Department of Family and Protective Services informed them of her illicit activities
A married Texas teacher and mother-of-two was arrested by authorities for allegedly having sending explicit photos to one and having sex with two of her students aged 16 and 18. 32-year-old Lynn Burge, who formerly taught at the Muenster High School in western Cooke County, faces two counts of improper relationship between educator and student, and one count of online solicitation of a minor.
According to the Daily Mail, Burge is thought to have sent about five nude pictures of herself to the 16-year-old student via social media image sharing app Snapchat last October. It was also alleged that the two went 'backroading' together before they went to her home and she performed oral sex on him.
Arrest warrants state that both Burge and the unnamed teen were drinking before they had sex, with the boy also divulging the details of their encounter to law enforcement. He said that the 32-year-old took him to her home and that her family was not present at the time.
Burge claimed to the police that she did not remember if she had sex with the teen because she was too intoxicated at the time. However, the teen admitted that the pair had had intercourse, and he reportedly confessed the same to police during questioning.
It emerged that Burge was married and has two children, and that she also had improper sexual relations with another student who is 18 years old. The second incident is said to have occurred on her birthday in March while the pair were together at her sister's home.
The Gainesville Daily Register confirmed that Burge had sex with this student as well. The 18-year-old informed authorities that he had unprotected sex with the teacher.
In a parallel to the first incident, he confessed to investigators that he and Burge slept together after they went backroading together.
She reportedly confessed to the crimes to a Texas Ranger during an informal interview at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas and said she had sex with the 18-year-old and also sent nudes to the 16-year-old. She also said that she was intoxicated both times and did not remember much.
She subsequently resigned from her position at the Muenster High School where she was teaching disciplines such as Intro to Culinary Arts, Child Development, and Principals of Human Services. She had served a little over a year with the Muenster School District and was also the FCCLA advisor.
In a statement, Muenster Superintendent Steven Self confirmed her termination. "Mrs. Burge is no longer employed by MISD, and the district is currently conducting an investigation into the alleged misconduct," he said. "Federal privacy laws prevent me from providing further details. The district considers safety to be its highest priority and is committed to ensuring the well-being of MISD students."
If convicted of her numerous charges, Burge faces a possibility of up to 50 years behind bars. She was set free after posting a $125,000 bond and it is currently unclear if she's being represented by a lawyer.