When I was an eighth-grader, I was one of the students who Mr. Lusco took a liking to. It was his last year at Springs right before his abrupt departure. I was too young and naive to believe that he would take a liking to me for any other reason than just pure goodness. Early in the year, I had been hanging out in his office drinking soda and eating candy for free, as many students did. He was helping me with my Latin homework before he put his hand on my leg and whispered to me "now don't tell anyone about how much I like you." This did not stand out to me, most likely out of some sort of subconscious protection from what was really going on. Later in the year I was taking a makeup Latin exam, when Mr Lusco came out of his office and started rubbing my back as he read out to me the answers. I was paralyzed at the time because I knew what was happening was wrong, but I did not know how to respond than to just write down the answers he called out. Luckily, he would be removed shortly after.
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