A teacher who was caught by the police having sex in her car with a teenage pupil has caused a further scandal.
Eppie Sprung Dawson lost her job and was banned from teaching after she was found with 17 year-old Matthew Robinson; the teacher was 27 at the time. The police caught her having sex with Robinson in the front seat of her car in a layby. She had driven him out into the countryside after they had both been to a school dance.
However, despite the fact that Sprung, as she now calls herself, was convicted at Dumfries Sheriff Court of having sex with someone under 18 while in a position of trust, she has used social media to confirm her ongoing relationship with Robinson, stating that they are “in a relationship.” 27 other Facebook users “liked” the status update.
Sprung was struck off the teaching register and placed on the sex offenders register; however, Matthew Robinson’s mother, Sheree Robinson, feels that Sprung got off lightly, merely receiving “slap on the wrist, not a punishment.”