North Carolina teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with 17-year-old female student in Crest High School
The investigation was started after the parents of the student told the police about the allegations that their child was having a relationship with the teacher
25-year-old Emma Costner has been charged with two felony counts of having inappropriate sexual relations with one of her students after an investigation by the North Carolina Police found out about it. It has been alleged that the educator from Crest High School had sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student in the school premises. The investigation was started after the parents of the student told the police about the allegations that their child was having a relationship with the teacher.
Jon Wright, the Cleveland County Sheriff, said in a statement: "About a week ago, we received notification from the victim’s parents. They suspected their daughter was having an inappropriate relationship with a member of the Crest High School staff."
Speaking to the media, such as WCNC, Sheriff Wright continued saying: "These are very serious allegations. We send our kids to get educated, to learn how to be an adult in the world and we don’t expect teachers to prey on those children or exploit those relationships with the children."
BREAKING: a former Cleveland County high school teacher CHARGED with 2 counts of felony sex act with a student. Deputies say 25-year-old Emma Costner taught at Crest High School. pic.twitter.com/7RgawfE23w— Brandon Goldner (@BrandonWCNC) October 3, 2018
Costner had been an employee at the high school till the day she resigned on September 25. She had been working at the high school since August last year. There is still no evidence that anything that is even remotely related to the alleged relationship took place in the school or even involved other students from the same school.
Greg Shull, a spokesperson for the Cleveland County Schools, said in a statement: "We appreciate the work of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department as they conducted a thorough investigation regarding the former employee. We are fortunate to have dedicated law enforcement agencies in Cleveland County and appreciate their support in ensuring the safety of our schools."
Costner has been issued a $10,000 secured bond. There had been no court date set for the former teacher but, if she stays in jail, she will end up having her first court appearance on October 4 morning. In what seems to be an epidemic of teachers and students having sexual relations, a science teacher reportedly had sex with a 16-year-old student in a plane toilet before telling him a month later that she was pregnant and had to undergo an abortion.
Ellie Wilson, a 29-year-old teacher from Dursley, Gloucestershire, reportedly enticed her pupil on a plane and lured him into the restroom cubicle where the pair proceeded to have sexual intercourse, according to reports.
A Bristol Crown Court heard that the duo continued having sex as she was perched on one leg in the cramped facility. Later, she allegedly told him that she was pregnant and would have an abortion, which was allegedly "hard for him to comprehend," Daily Mail reported.