A North Carolina high school teacher has been arrested and charged with having sex with a male student.
Jessica Welch Greene, who teaches at Davie County High School, has been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student, according to the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy’s age has not been revealed by authorities, but Greene appears to be a married mother of a young child, judging from her Facebook profile.
The school received allegations on Dec. 1 that one of its teachers was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student, and alerted the sheriff’s office the following day, reports the Daily Mail.
Investigators allege that sex between Greene and the student took place on and off campus between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1. On Dec. 12, the teacher was suspended without pay.
In a statement, the school district said: “The safety of all of our students continues to be a top priority. ... And we will continue to partner with parents, our community, and law enforcement to maintain a safe teaching and learning environment for the students we serve.”
Greene is currently in jail, with bail set at $15,000.
She is the second teacher in Davie County to be arrested this year on similar charges. The other teacher, Shannon Wood, is a former coach and teacher at Ellis Middle School. Before resigning in August, Wood was arrested in September on charges of statutory rape of a child under 15, and disseminating material harmful to a minor.
Teacher-student sex scandals are nothing new. The website Zimbio published a list of “The 50 Most Infamous Female Teacher Sex Scandals.”
The most famous case involved Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who was jailed for raping one of her sixth-grade students in 1997, and ended up marrying him after being released from prison in 2004. The odd couple recently threw a public party and called it “Hot For Teacher Night,” named after the Van Halen song which was a big hit on MTV in the 1980s.