A 22-year-old substitute teacher at the Options Public Charter School in D.C. has been arrested and charged after she allegedly performed oral sex on a 17-year-old male student, the Washington Post reports.
The reported incident occurred during a school pep rally and the 11th grader secretly captured in on video. Police say the sexual encounter occurred after an English class while students and faculty members were at the rally. The student later showed the footage to five of his teammates and a childhood friend.
That weekend, the teacher, who has been identified as Symone Greene, and the student exchanged several text messages, one of which included a clothed image of the teacher. Police say that she also sent a message asking the teen to “chill” because they could get in trouble for their relationship.
The video eventually went viral among students and was discovered by a member of the faculty, who reported it to school officials and police. Once contacted by police, Greene frantically text messaged the student’s phone; however, what she failed to realize is that she was actually speaking to an investigator who was pretending to be the teen. Their exchange, according to Fox D.C. reads:
Symone: Why is the police calling me?
Officer w/ victim’s phone: What for real…why they call?
Symone: Yes, omg I’m scared…did you tell…Please be real with me did u run ur mouth. I’m so scared. I swear Imma cry.
Symone: Omg . . . don’t talk to me ever again. I’m bout to be put in jail.
This can ruin my whole life. . . . why couldn’t u just keep it to urself.
Symone was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, which is a felony. A judge approved her release, but she is required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. She is scheduled to appear back in court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 18.