The teacher had met the requirements to work at the school by being over 18 years old and graduating from high school.
Emily Durden, a 19-year-old substitute teacher at Crest High School in Shelby, North Carolina, was arrested for sending images and videos with sexual content to minors.
According to the Cleveland County Police Department, Durden faces two counts of indecent liberties with a student, three for displaying harmful material to a minor, and two for second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
This became known when the father of one of the affected students reported the teacher to the school authorities for sending inappropriate messages and videos to his son.
It was then that an investigation was launched by the sheriff's office, resulting in Durden having allegedly started conversations and shared the material with several 13- and 14-year-old students.
Later, in an interview with investigators, the substitute teacher admitted sending sexually explicit messages to her students.
As a result, Durden was held in a Cleveland County jail overnight, later posted a $ 50,000 bond, and released the following day. However, he cannot go near the school, and he cannot have any contact with the students.
A spokesperson for Cleveland County Schools said Durden met the requirements to be a substitute teacher in the district because she is over 18 years old and graduated from high school.
In this context, there is a substitute teacher policy that gives priority to those who have a license; however, "the school system will employ substitute teachers as deemed appropriate by the administration and by State Board policies.".
Although the teacher is now at large, investigators are trying to determine how many students Durden communicated with as the investigation continues.
Miami teacher arrested for abusing a 14-year-old student.
The drama teacher at a middle school in Hialeah, in Miami-Dade County, is arrested on several charges, including sexual abuse of a minor for a relationship she had with one of her 14-year-old students.
As a result of the discoveries made by the prosecution, details of this abuse came to light. The teacher Brittney Lopez-Murphy, 31, married and pregnant, offered to take the student in question home after school, a fact that was repeated several times since the beginning of the school year, in August 2020. In mid-August of this year, it was found that the teacher sent text messages to this 14-year-old student, confessing her feelings for him. After an exchange of messages, the teacher and the student met in a cafeteria and had sex in the woman's car.
The encounters were repeated on several occasions, according to the text messages that were exchanged for weeks.
The younger's sister noticed the strange young man and checked his phone. There he found the talks with the teacher and explicit photos that the woman sent him. The minor told her father, who immediately communicated it to the teenagers' mother.
It was she and her current husband who called the teacher to confront her. At first, Lopez-Murphy denied the relationship but later confessed to having had encounters with the child.
Upon calling the police, with the proof of the text messages, the teacher was immediately arrested under a massive list of charges ranging from rape to emotional abuse.