April 02, 2012
Illinois Teacher Skips Town with Female Student
(Cicero, Illinois) A 29-year-old teacher formerly at Acacia Academy in LaGrange Highlands, Laureth "Laurie" May, has been accused of kidnapping and sexual assault for skipping town and engaging in sex with a 17-year-old former female student.
Family and friends say her erratic behavior of late was out of character. Her fiance claims she was suffering from post-partum depression.May was booked into custody with bond set at an unusually high $500,000. Typically, teacher-student sex defendants are assessed much lower bond amounts.
May was found with her three sons and former student, Destiny Gruba, 17, in Florida on March 20.