Thursday, October 18, 2012

Virginia Substitute Teacher Anna Michelle Walters: The Latest Teacher-Student Sex Scandal

Midlothian, Virginia

A Chesterfield County Public School substitute teacher has been launched into the spotlight. Not only has she gained worldwide attention, but she has now caught the attention of police over allegations of having sex with a former student.

In addition to her substitute teaching duties, Anna Michelle Walters also served as an assistant cheerleading coach. Police say she is accused of having sex with a former Cosby High School student.

Chesterfield Police said that they have received numerous tips about the alleged incident. Police are continuing their investigation, including allegations involving other students.

The story became public after a recent graduate, Justin Waters, posted graphic text messages and pictures to his Twitter account.

Authorities indicate the school was made aware of the allegation October 12, and Walters was released from employment with the school system the same day.

According to Walter's LinkedIn account, she had been employed by the Chesterfield County Public School System since January 2012.

The age of the student, at the time of the sexual encounters, will be a determining factor in whether or not Walters will face any criminal charges. Likewise, if encounters with other students are proven, Walters could face “stiff” penalties. Of course, I think she has already faced a few “stiff” ones, don’t you think?