Perry County Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student


A Perry County teacher is on paid leave because she is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student.

The Sheriff's Office says it opened its investigation after what played out in the parking lot of a Perry County store.

That's when investigators say the teen's mother confronted a Crooksville High School teacher about her suspicions.

The store was closed at the time but a surveillance camera captured most of it.

According to the incident report, on the night of the incident the Crooksville High School teacher (who 10TV will not name or identify because she has not been charged) is driving a blue minivan.

Surveillance video obtained by 10TV shows a blue minivan pulling into the Southside Carryout around 9 Sunday night.

A woman gets out of the van and waits in the parking lot. A short time later an unidentified teenager shows up.

Then just after10 p.m., the surveillance video shows a white car pulling into the parking lot.

It stops right alongside the van - then the driver abruptly backs up.

The incident report states the mother of the alleged victim arrived at the scene in a white car.

Near the edge of the parking lot, the camera captures two women in a heated conversation.

Soon after, Perry County Sheriff's Deputies arrive on the scene.

A detail of the run shows the teacher claims the mother hit her, knocking her glasses off.

And investigators say the teacher went on to say it was because the mother believes she is sleeping with her 16-year-old daughter.

The superintendent of Crooksville Exempted Village Schools says they had no complaints about this teacher, and the first the district learned of the allegation was after Sunday's alleged incident.

But now the Sheriff's Office is looking into possible charges of gross sexual imposition and contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a minor.