Lucas Talley Wiki – Lucas Talley Biography
Lucas Talley, a former middle school teacher in Riverton, Utah, is accused of putting a student in a plastic bin so he could spirit her into his classroom and have inappropriate contact with her. Police say he stuck a label inside the bin that read, “hope your box is comfortable.”
He is 38 years old.
Lucas Talley Kidnapped Student
According to Local 12, the allegations come from police probable cause statements.
The allegations came to light over the Thanksgiving weekend that Talley, a teacher at South Hills Middle School, was “having inappropriate conversations and relations with multiple teenaged students.”
The charges, including felony kidnapping, deal with Talley’s interactions with a 14-year-old student. According to KJZZ-TV, Talley told police he “does not feel a girl [her age] is able to consent or even choose to be put into a bin and wheeled into his classroom.”
According to Fox13, Talley talked to the teenage girl about his “marriage, anxiety, and depression,” and gave her gifts. Her mother asked him to stop communicating with the girl, but he kept doing it.
At one point, with the school closed due to the pandemic, Talley “told the student to get into a large Sterilite bin, which he then placed on a dolly and transported to his classroom,” Fox13 reported, adding that he “named the bin after the student” and put a label inside it that read, “hope your box is comfortable.”
Local 12 reported that Talley was a teacher at the middle school for 12 years. He is also married with four children.
According to Deseret News, Talley explained his motive to authorities, a police affidavit revealed.
“Lucas told detectives he has realized he needs the validation from these female students for his ego and thrives on it. Lucas said when the school shut down due to the pandemic, he really struggled with not having this validation, so began talking with this female victim daily Monday through Friday,” the affidavit states, according to Deseret News. It alleged that he told police that he “knew he was overstepping his teacher role but his interactions with the female victim were a type of therapy for him.”