It is now been reported that the fifteen year old girl who ran away with her school teacher to Europe was known to be having an illicit affair with Jeremy Forrest but authorities nevertheless did nothing to stop their affair from continuing.
Said a friend of the girl: “They would always text each other. He would send her messages saying things like ‘I miss you’ and ‘I can’t wait to hug you’.
“We are really angry the school did not do enough to protect Megan. And now no one knows where she is or if she’s coming back.
“I don’t know how it all started with Mr Forrest but to begin with she was really excited about it.
“She would tweet about being in love and show us his texts. But after it was reported she stopped and then deleted her Twitter account. She never spoke about it after that and she didn’t tell any of us that she was leaving. She probably knew we would stop her.”
Sussex Police have also now confirmed they had been made aware of fears about the runaway couple, who are believed to be in France, or for that matter anywhere in Europe. It is thought they were told about the relationship by East Sussex County Council.
In fact it is now being claimed today Megan’s friends warned teachers about her relationship with the married maths teacher seven months ago. Which poses the question why hadn’t authorities given the concerns that friends and the school had reach out an put a stop to the illicit affair?
In fact so open was the girl’s fondness for Mr Forrest she was at one point spotted holding hands with Jeremy Forrest, as they sat next to each other on a flight home from a school trip to Los Angeles in February.
In the interim an East Sussex County Council spokesman offered: “Because the investigations are ongoing we are not going to comment in detail, however the school and the county council had been addressing and investigating concerns that had been raised, in line with procedure, when this happened.
“That investigation will continue and we will decide what action to take.”
The couple who disappeared this past Thursday (it is understood Mr Forrest had recently separated from his wife ) as of yet have failed to acknowledge desperate pleas from the girl’s family to let them know she is safe and sound. As an aside it is also understood that the pair vanished the day before Forrest was set to be suspended, further raising concerns as to when and if the couple will now make any active effort to reach authorities or the girl’s family?
Ultimately one can only try to understand what prompted the girl to give into her young crush to a much older man who she must have understood was offgrounds to her and why importantly since he being the elder and wiser adult allowed it to persevere raising the notion what salvation did he actually see in a child half his age?