Wonder how this was supposed to play out.. ‘Obsessed’ teacher who exchanged 2,400 texts with 11-year-old student to get the girl to run away with her pleads no contest BY Tobias Salinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 23, 2015, 4:47 AM A A A Share this URL Keith Srakocic/AP Former Pittsburgh teacher Geraldine Alcorn, shown in court in an April 1 file photo, pleased no contest to a corruption of minors charge Wednesday. A former Pittsburgh teacher who tried to get an 11-year-old girl in her class to run away with her pleaded no contest Wednesday, according to reports. Geraldine Alcorn, 29, received a sentence of five years on probation after entering her plea on a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors. the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The sentence also requires Alcorn to undergo a mental health evaluation, refrain from contacting the girl and stay more than 1,000 yards away from her house, WPXI-TV reported. Police said Alcorn grew obsessed with the little girl and spoke with her about adopting her in the course of over 2,400 text messages the pair exchanged over a two-week period early last year. The girl’s mother told investigators she found the texts on her daughter’s iPod and discovered notes written in the child’s binder titled “Things Ms. Alcorn and I can do," "What we can do" and "When we can do it," the TV station reported in March. Police said Alcorn often showed up at the girl’s home and once brought her to her own home. Pittsburgh Public Schools officials suspended Alcorn in February after hearing “a teacher had developed an improper attachment,” the officials told WPXI. Alcorn resigned March 2. But police said Alcorn left gifts and letters in the girl's desk and locker when she cleared out her things from Beechwood Elementary School days later. Investigators recovered a math worksheet that had the digits of Alcorn’s phone number circled on it. The former teacher was arrested and charged in late March with child luring, corruption of minors and attempted interference with the custody of a minor, according to the Tribune-Review. Prosecutors later dropped two of the charges and downgraded the latter charge, a felony, to corruption of minors.