When you go to college to become a teacher, there are plenty of things that you’ll learn in the process. Professors will teach you things like how to draft lesson plans and how to engage students who would rather be doing literally anything else than sitting in your classroom and listening to you talk.
There is one thing these lessons definitely won’t cover: how to avoid having sex with your students. Do you know why? Because it’s one of the most obvious rules in the world. However, that doesn’t stop plenty of teachers from breaking it every year.
One of those teachers is Nicole Winberry, a 28-year-old who teaches- sorry: taught- at a high school in Osceola, Arkansas. Winberry was recently arrested for having sex with not one, not two, but three of her students. The details of this case make it one of the most scandalous teacher sex stories we’ve ever come across.
Police first started looking into the case when someone placed a call to the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline. However, it appears school officials were already suspicious of Winberry, as they had already launched an investigation of their own. Their suspicions were confirmed when they discovered a series of text messages on one of the student’s phones. Just wait until you hear the juicy details.
The three boys reportedly took turns having sex with their teacher while she gave them all blowjobs in her classroom. However, their activities weren’t limited to school grounds. At least one of the students was reportedly assaulted on at least two different occasions. She is now facing some very serious time in prison.
In addition to four counts of first-degree sexual assault, Winberry was also charged with three counts of transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct. Each of those charges are felonies in the state of Arkansas. She faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Her bond was set at $15,000, which is the same as the fine she may have to pay.
Two of the victims were 17 years old, and while the other was 18, you can’t ignore the fact that Winberry was in a position of authority that made the relationship totally inappropriate. Parents in the area are concerned that these kids might not have been her only victims, but no one else has come forward- at least not yet.
Winberry is far from the only teacher to engage with her students in such a wildly inappropriate manner. Francoise Jenkins, who taught at a high school in England, was recently banned from teaching for like after engaging with a foursome with one of her students. However, she was at least smart enough to take things off campus.
So what can we take away from this incident? It’s pretty simple: don’t have sex with your students. It might seem like common sense, but it apparently has to be said. Maybe they should start teaching this in college after all.