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A 22-year-old substitute teacher at a D.C. school was arrested Tuesday after having oral sex with a student football player, according to police.

It was Symone Greene’s first day of school. She was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor for the incident, which occurred behind the teacher’s desk.

From the Washington Post:

The 17-year-old 11th-grader at Options Public Charter School secretly recorded part of the encounter Friday afternoon, which police said happened at the end of an English class in Room 266 while other students and faculty members were at a pep rally to cheer on the Options Panthers before a game against Perry Street Prep. Police said the student showed the video to five of his football teammates and a childhood friend.

The student and teacher then texted each other throughout the weekend, and the teacher sent him a clothed picture of herself while urging the student to “chill” because she could get in trouble for the relationship, police said.


“When u trying to see me again?” the student asked, according to the affidavit. Police said the teacher responded: “Oo. U gona get me in trouble. Chill. We gotta be slick with it.”

At another point, police said, Greene told the student: “Tru but u don’t just be having sex with just anybody but I cant doe my body is taken for my boyfriend.”

School officials say the video went viral within the school community, leading a faculty member to view it. That member reported the incident to senior staff members who notified the proper authorities.

Greene then engaged in a text exchange with the student asking him to lie about the incident.

Court documents say that after police called to question Greene about the classroom encounter, she texted the victim’s phone and urged him to tell authorities that she “only helped him with his résumé and nothing else happened while they were in the classroom together.”

A detective had the student’s phone at that point, and the officer, pretending to be the student, engaged in a chat. Greene blamed the student for talking, according to a transcript of the discussion.

“Omg . . . don’t talk to me ever again,” Greene texted. “I’m bout to be put in jail.” At the end, Greene texted: “This can ruin my whole life. . . . why couldn’t u just keep it to urself.”

Greene was hired through a private company, SOS Personnel, to cover a one-day teacher absence, according to Shannon Hodge, executive director of Options Public Charter School. The school is no longer using that company.

“We are deeply concerned about what happened to one of our scholars,” Hodge said in a statement. “Our goal is to keep our scholars safe and secure.”

Greene was released, but is required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet until her preliminary hearing on Nov. 18.

SOURCE: Washington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab/Fox