If you’re 18 years old and live in Washington State, it’s not against the law to have sex with a teacher says a three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals. Yesterday they decided to dismiss the case of Matthew Hirschfelder, a former choir teacher charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor after hooking with one his female students in 2006. He was 33 at the time.
Not to make light of the situation, but it got us thinking about lecherous teachers we’ve met over the years, particularly the fictional ones found in TV and film. After the jump, a list of the ones who made our skin crawl the most — mind you, that isn’t always necessarily a bad thing.
1. Jim McAllister in Election
2. Rosemary Cross in Rushmore
3. Chris Murray in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4. Professor Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
5. Rupert Giles in Buffy
6. Mr. Freddy Shoop in Summer School
7. Percy Anderson in Pretty Persuasion
8. Frank Slaughterly in 25th Hour
9. Sam Lombardo in Wild Things
10. Veronica Vaughn in Billy Madison