Teacher reports inappropriate behavio...

Teacher reports inappropriate behavior with student, resigns

There are 13 comments on the WKRN story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Teacher reports inappropriate behavior with student, resigns. In it, WKRN reports that:

Robertson County schools accepted the voluntary resignation of a Springfield teacher earlier this week after she reported inappropriate behavior with a student.

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Juanita

Nashville, TN

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Who is this teacher?
a woman

New York, NY

#2 Apr 6, 2013
The paper said Jamie Webster. So does that mean she had relations with a 3rd grader?!
Disgusted

Brentwood, TN

#3 Apr 10, 2013
What is wrong with this picture? If this had been a male teacher, there is no doubt that he would have been arrested and certainly not kept his teaching license. From the report I read in the RCTimes, it appears that Detective Leonard did her job extremely well and even felt like these acts were definitely leading to something else. Why would the Board of Education allow her to leave and go back to her "home town" where she more than likely will do this again? Then the Agricultural teacher (a male) was terminated on the spot for his inappropriate behavior on a field trip and more than likely deserved to be, but he didn't get the chance to go to another school without any consequences. Personally, I had rather my child be exposed to someone that had too much to drink than a pedophile. I can't understand why two totally unacceptable acts were not treated the same. If this isn't biased, what is?
Bella

Springfield, TN

#4 Apr 11, 2013
She would've been my teacher for next year and she was my journalism club teacher. She reported a student kissing her and was forced to resign. There were rumors about "sexting" but they're just that. Rumors. Oh, she wasnt a 3rd grade teacher. She taught 8th grade
Bella

Springfield, TN

#5 Apr 11, 2013
I would also like to add she was an amazing teacher. She wasnt like trash. She was very professional. The only time I saw her touch a student was to give him a hug. She often sang classical and opera music in morning assemblies with the same student. The media is playing her off as a bad person. The name of the student hasn't been released at our school, but maybe whoever it was had a crush on the teacher. Ever think of that? A teenage boy rushing with hormones. Not a sexual deviant teacher. She is the one that reported the student. She didnt do anything.
Bella

Springfield, TN

#6 Apr 11, 2013
a woman wrote:
The paper said Jamie Webster. So does that mean she had relations with a 3rd grader?!
No she is ( or was) an 8th grade teacher at my school.
Bella

Springfield, TN

#7 Apr 11, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
What is wrong with this picture? If this had been a male teacher, there is no doubt that he would have been arrested and certainly not kept his teaching license. From the report I read in the RCTimes, it appears that Detective Leonard did her job extremely well and even felt like these acts were definitely leading to something else. Why would the Board of Education allow her to leave and go back to her "home town" where she more than likely will do this again? Then the Agricultural teacher (a male) was terminated on the spot for his inappropriate behavior on a field trip and more than likely deserved to be, but he didn't get the chance to go to another school without any consequences. Personally, I had rather my child be exposed to someone that had too much to drink than a pedophile. I can't understand why two totally unacceptable acts were not treated the same. If this isn't biased, what is?
Ms. Webster did nothing. The media is just looking for a story.
Whodat

Springfield, TN

#8 Apr 11, 2013
Bella, I respect your loyalty to your former club teacher, however you are young and naive to believe she did nothing wrong. I agree with disgusted the high school teacher was not charged with a crime and yet his picture was placed in the paper and he was asked to resign and was on unpaid leave. How does someone who is being investigated for inappropriate contact with a student get to stay on paid leave. Many people who have been caught having inappropriate relationships with minors were considered good people who work well with children. She may have been an excellent teacher but if she can be persuaded or has developed any interest in having a relationship with a minor she should not be in the profession of teaching. it does not matter if someone has a crush on her or not.
Kenny

Brentwood, TN

#9 Apr 12, 2013
I think disgusted has hit the naiil on the head. If this had been a male teacher, heaven help him. And Bella, it is obvious that you are in "la la land" if you think "Ms. Webster did nothing" and the media was looking for a story. IF Ms. Webster did nothing, she wouldn't have been so chummy with this young man. I can see NO reason for a student to have their teacher's cell phone number in the first place. Yes, Bella, Ms. Webster did something wrong, the media reported what happened and regardless of what kind of teacher she was and how good she could sing, Ms. Webster crossed the line in a big way and sadly more than likely will do so again.
wikwak

Irmo, SC

#10 Apr 12, 2013
What's wrong with a little teacher/student sexual relations? Wish we would have had more teachers like this in my school day, would have been a lot of touch and no tell!!
student of hers

Springfield, TN

#11 Apr 13, 2013
I am / was one of her students before she left. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON BETWEEN HER AND THIS STUDENT. I HAD SEEN THEM KISS NUMEROUS TIMES, SHE WOULD SIT WITH HIM IN THE CLASSROOM DURING LUNCH , AND DO INNAPROPRIATE THINGS WITH HIM. she deserves to be in jail. and the child she had relation with, walks around school , like nothing ever happened
person

United States

#12 Apr 13, 2013
student of hers wrote:
I am / was one of her students before she left. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON BETWEEN HER AND THIS STUDENT. I HAD SEEN THEM KISS NUMEROUS TIMES, SHE WOULD SIT WITH HIM IN THE CLASSROOM DURING LUNCH , AND DO INNAPROPRIATE THINGS WITH HIM. she deserves to be in jail. and the child she had relation with, walks around school , like nothing ever happened
That is gross. I can't see how grown women find KIDS attractive!!! What is wrong with these people?! I hate our school system handled this so lightly. Granted they may not have enough evidence but there has to be some somewhere..
SMS mother

Brentwood, TN

#13 Apr 14, 2013
This was handled in the most disgusting manner I have ever seen. She was placed on paid leave and then nothing was done?? Where was the administration of the school when she and her "prized student" were obviously so close? EVERY teacher in the building has an email address that student can access. There is NO reason for a teacher to give a student their personal cell phone number. Perhaps SMS administration should know more about what is going on in the building. Those responsible for allowing her to walk away with no consequences should be ashamed.

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