Middle school teacher charged with multiple sex crimes for allegedly having sexual relations with 12-year-old student
A North Carolina middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old student of hers. 23-year-old Brianna Nicole Stanley was apprehended by the Scotland County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple sex crimes in relation to her illicit activities. According to the Daily Mail, Stanley was a teacher at the Carver Middle School in Laurel Hill before she abruptly resigned on Thursday, November 29, one day before she was taken into custody. Her inappropriate behavior reportedly came to light after a parent contacted the school and alleged that the 23-year-old was having sexual relations with a pre-teen.
After the accusation came to light, the school removed Stanley from the classroom. An investigation by the sheriff's office confirmed that there was evidence of wrongdoing by the teacher and the 23-year-old was subsequently arrested. Stanley's Facebook states that she was a science teacher and that she was a graduate of the Scotland High School. It also says that the 23-year-old studied biology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and that she formerly worked as a dance teacher.
A statement from the sheriff's office reads, "Early this week a parent contacted the Scotland County Schools administration with concerns about a potentially inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student at Carver Middle School. The teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and an investigation commenced. The school system also contacted law enforcement."
"The teacher submitted her resignation on Thursday, while the investigation was still ongoing," it continued. "Also on Thursday, the school system received evidence of possible criminal misconduct by the teacher. This was immediately shared with the Sheriff’s Department and we have been informed that on Friday morning, the teacher was arrested."
A release from the Scotland County School District also addressed the arrest, reading, "The school system is devastated by the allegations of this serious breach of trust by an employee. Our focus now is on supporting our students and supporting law enforcement in their investigation."
The post had to later be taken down because of "sexually charged or explicit statements about the minor child, and a number of other statements regarding the (victim) minor child's character, truthfulness, and overall reputation." The sheriff's office argued that the post had done its job of sharing the information to the public and that they will "always place the safety, security, emotional and overall well being of our victims as top of our priorities, especially when they are minor children."
The Mail reported that Stanley has been charged with three counts of felony statutory sex offense against a child less than 13, five counts of felony indecent liberties with a student by a teacher, five counts of sexual activity by a teacher, and one count of felony third-degree child exploitation related to child pornography."
The 23-year-old is currently being held at the Scotland County Detention Center on a $2.5 million bond.