Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County, California. A 42 year-old high school teacher from Mount Shasta High School faces four counts of ‘unlawful sexual intercourse’ after she stands accused of conducting illicit and illegal ‘affairs’ with three members of the school football team.
Mary Fletcher – who goes by the name ‘Debbie‘ is said to have intentionally targeted, seduced and slept with the three boys after getting close to them in school hours. The boys’ exact ages have not been released.
Whether she is found guilty or not is likely to hinge around whether her seized cellphone shows any sign of her trying to hush the boys and keep them quiet. So claims Sheriff Jon Lopey, anyway.
District Attorney Kirk Andrus said it was a complicated case, saying: “Ya know, these cases are always challenging,” he said. “I mean especially for a young person that are by definition not prepared for this kind of relationship. Relationship is probably the wrong word but they’re not prepared for this kind of interaction with an adult.”
Fletcher is now at the Siskiyou County Jailhouse on $10,000 bond. She is due to appear in court for her arraignment on March 22.
She isn’t, of course, the only high school teacher facing such charges in the United States today. In fact, it appears to be a worrying trend. Female teachers between 30-50 seducing young teenage boys is something we hear more and more about.
Here’s a news report on the story from The New York Daily Post: