I just accepted a new job and found out I have a confusing and questionable history with one of my new coworkers from when I was a minor (and this person was not).

I’m not exactly sure what I’m looking for here, but I’m 27 years old and just accepted a new teaching position. I was going through the staff directory and saw the name of one of my middle school teachers. This teacher took special interest in my friends and I, and once I moved on to high school he friend requested us on Facebook and we would occasionally talk to him. When I was 17 our conversations turned into something that was no longer innocent, and I was on the receiving end of some inappropriate pictures. He also wanted to visit me on my college campus once I turned 18. 16 is the legal age of consent where I am, and I didn’t exactly tell this person no, so the only issue is that he was a teacher and I wasn’t out of the school system yet. I ended up getting a boyfriend and these conversations stopped. I found out a few years later that this teacher was fired from his position because of some allegations some students made . Clearly no proof was found because he was able to get a job somewhere else. The school where I was just offered a job. I’m just worried about the safety of the students knowing what I know about him, and I’m worried about being able to keep a professional relationship with him if he tries something my husband is also understandably concerned, and I know he remembers who I am because he already reached out to me congratulating me and saying he was excited to work with me. I don’t want to rescind my acceptance based on stuff that happened years ago, but I’m definitely still a little uncomfortable. I didn’t realize that it was creepy until years later, back then I felt cool and loved the attention. Thoughts? Advice? I don’t know what I’m asking or trying to get out of this post honestly, I just wanted it off my chest.

I just accepted a new job and found out I have a confusing and questionable history with one of my new coworkers from when I was a minor (and this person was not).