A buxom blond high school teacher from Arkansas is accused of having repeated sex with one of her teen students in the school’s parking lot.
English teacher Courtney Speer, 31, is out on $20,000 bail awaiting formal charges after turning herself in to police Tuesday, a spokesman with the Saline County Sheriff’s Department said.
“She was very quiet and somber during booking. She didn’t say a word. Her lawyer was with her the whole time,” Sgt. Phillip Bentley told The News.
Cops said they got a call from Bryant High School on Monday after an unidentified tipster reported her alleged sexual relationship with her former 9th grade student who’s now 17 years old.
Speer resigned immediately amid a probe of allegations she had sex with the student at her house in nearby Benton and on school grounds in Bryant.
“In our city, there were four different occasions during which she allegedly had sex with the student in the parking lot. It was in a car,” Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department told The News.
He said Speer is married with two young children.
She quickly retained a lawyer and has not made any statements, he said.
Speer was booked on suspicion of six counts of felony assault spanning the two jurisdictions and faces six to 30 years in jail if convicted.
She’s due back in court Oct. 13.
“You have enough to worry about when you have teens, especially with all the peer pressure out there. The last thing you want to worry about is a teacher taking advantage of your child,” Crowson said. “The vast majority of our teachers are good. But you do have a few bad ones out there, and in this case, that’s what we have.”