Teacher who had sex with her students said she couldn't 'control herself' and that that she 'would do it every day'
Brittney Whetzel was charged with two counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of transfer of alcohol for an underage person's consumption
A South Carolina teacher accused of having sex with two teenage students at a party she and another teacher hosted allegedly bragged about not being able to control herself in a group chat.
Brittney Whetzel, 28, and Akina Andrews, 23, were arrested in August after they threw an alcohol-filled party at the former's house. For the party, the two women had invited three students from Battery Creek High School, where they both worked. The teachers were accused of supplying the teens with beer, tequila, and wine at the April 9 party. Brittney was accused of having sex with two of the boys who were reportedly abover 18 years.
As reported by Daily Mail, Brittney allegedly bragged about the incident in a group chat with her colleagues. "I can't control myself," she allegedly wrote, adding that she "would do it every day". One of the teachers then contacted the police and said that Brittney had previously joked about "hooking up" with one of the teenagers and said that she couldn't wait for the boy to graduate so she could have his 'beautiful babies'.
Investigations revealed that two days before throwing the party, Brittney did a Google search trying to find whether it was illegal for a teacher to have sex with a student. "Can teachers get in trouble for sleeping with former students?" was one of the two searches that the authorities found on her phone.
Even though both the students who Brittney allegedly had sex with were 18 or older, under South California law, it is illegal for teachers to have sexual contact with their students, even if the students are above the age of consent. The SC Department of Education suspended Brittney's certificate on April 24. "Due to the serious nature of this allegation to misconduct, Ms. Whetzel may pose a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of students who may be under her instruction, and that emergency action is required," the department said.
However, initially, Brittney denied that she had sex with the students and claimed that none of the students had alcohol. "I feel like somebody's trying to like get me in big trouble and I did not do anything … I am mad that I really even asked him to watch my cats," she told deputies. "I would never do that to a child," she said. But the students gave different accounts of the night when they were questioned.
Upon being questioned for the second time Brittney confessed two of the students had spent the night with them and she had driven them home the next morning. She then claimed that she drank a combination of alcohol and medication that made her forget parts of what had happened that night. When asked if she had sex with the students she said, "I probably did."
Police arrested Brittney and she was charged with two counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of transfer of beer or wine for an underage person's consumption between April 9 and April 10. She was released from jail the following morning on a $10,000 surety bond. Meanwhile, Akina was charged with providing alcohol to minors at the same party. She was not charged with sexual battery of any kind.