A former teacher has landed herself behind bars for sleeping with a student.
According to Daily Mail and WALB, 33-year-old Charlaina Lee Wilson has been charged with rape, sodomy, transmitting obscene material to a child by computer and distributing material harmful to minors.
The incident came to light, after a video circulated of the former agricultural teacher at Selma High School in Knoxville, Ala., allegedly, engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old student. The video was sent to the student Wilson was sleeping with, and it later went on to gain thousands of views.
The video’s circulation caused Wilson, who is married, to resign from the school. She had only worked at the school for eight months prior to her resignation.
A parent who saw the video reported it to the school’s principal.
It was later revealed that Wilson and the student’s affair had been going on for a year, so it began when the boy was just 14-years old. The pair had sex in multiple locations, including field trips and on school grounds.
Wilson is now being held on a bond of more than $1 million.
These incidents seem to be occurring more often as time goes on. Unfortunately, it is unclear what can be done to prevent them. If facing long jail time and losing your career in education does not stop these teachers from sleeping with their students, what else will?