A teacher from Oklahoma, Shelley Duncan, was arrested on Friday for indecent and inappropriate contact with a child.
The forty-eight-year-old was arrested by special agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, around 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
According to KFOR News, multiple people were interviewed by the OSBI; enough evidence was gathered to arrest Duncan. OSBI agents took the teacher to the Johnston County Jail after a complaint was made against her for lewd or indecent proposals or acts with a child under 16. The complaint was filed by the child’s mother.
“We believe there was an inappropriate sexual relationship between this women and a young male student,” said Jessica Brown, spokeswoman from OSBI.
“The Tishomingo Police Dept. requested OSBI and had gathered this information of an alleged affair was going on.”
Duncan was a high school cheerleading coach and wife of the Tishomingo superintendent. According to court documents, law enforcement investigators confiscated a cell phone. Investigators discovered indecent text messages between the teacher and the boy.
Court documents said that the teacher referred to the boy as “boo” and “love.” The boy informed police that the teacher took him to where she worked, where both of them undressed and touched each other, said KXII TV.
The teacher and the boy talked about where they would have sex through Snapchat. According to the boy, the teacher told him she would perform oral sex with him with a cough drop in her mouth.
Duncan was a certified Pre-K-12 counselor. She worked as an English teacher at an alternative education high school in the district. She earlier worked at the Office of Juvenile Affairs as a Juvenile Justice Specialist from 1998-2006. After that, she went to work at the Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer until 2012.
“I just don’t think it’s right for any teacher to be that inappropriate to any child,” said Alice Tyner, a grandmother whose grandchildren attend the same school.
“If anything happened to them I’d have to wonder why this had to take place in a school system where they’re supposed to be protected. And if they’re not being protected at the school system when you drop them off, who’s going to watch them then?”
Duncan posted a $20,000 bond on Friday afternoon and is now free on bail.