A Tennessee fourth-grade teacher is going through 25 years in jail after she was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old woman and befriending different former college students on-line.
Alissa McCommon, 38, was arrested outdoors her residence on Friday by the Covington Police Department and held within the Tipton County Jail.
The mother-of-two has been charged with sexually assaulting a former scholar in 2021 at her residence, Covington Police Chief Donna Turner mentioned.
The Charger Academy teacher admitted to speaking inappropriately with college students, police mentioned.
McCommon was suspended with out pay on Aug. 24 after a guardian got here ahead with the allegation, in keeping with WREG.
After the guardian got here ahead, a number of different college students claimed McCommon befriended them on-line and even performed video video games with them, the outlet reported.
The fourth-grade teacher allegedly despatched college students inappropriate photographs and requested to have intercourse with them, the outlet reported.
“It’s unbearable. It’s indescribable and 100 percent preventable. I think that’s why we and detectives are so passionate about making sure victims are okay,” the official mentioned. Chief Turner, in keeping with WREG.
The teacher, held on $25,000 bail, maintains her innocence.
“We think it’s borderline social media witch-hunt and it’s frustrating for us,” mentioned Jere Mason, his lawyer, in keeping with WREG.
The investigation continues as police proceed to interview the alleged victims.
Parents imagine the teacher ought to have been arrested after being suspended from college.
“Now you all want to take care of it. You should have done it at the beginning of time when you first found out about it,” Bianca Taylor, who has a scholar in McCommon’s class, mentioned in a Facebook group, in keeping with Fox 13 Memphis.
McConmon is scheduled to look in courtroom on October 13.
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