A J.L. Mann High Academy science teacher has been arrested on charges she sent lewd texts and photos of herself to two male students.
Michelle Stabach Jensen, 40, of 605 Neely Farm Drive, Simpsonville, has been charged by Greenville Police with two felony counts of unlawful dissemination of obscene materials to persons under 18 years of age, and two counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor.
Arrest warrants allege that Jensen “sent text messages and photographs of herself to a … male student of hers at J.L. Mann High School. The text messages and photographs were sexually explicit in nature,” according to a report by the Greenville News.
Jensen was being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on Thursday awaiting a bond hearing.
In an email to the media Thursday afternoon, Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles said J.L. Mann Principal Charles Mayfield was informed on Friday, November 9 of allegations of inappropriate texts to students after a teacher reported an alleged conversation overheard between students.
"The administration immediately began its investigation and contacted the school’s Resource Office with the Greenville City Police," Lyles said via email. "The principal met with the teacher that day and she resigned while the investigation continued. The charges will be communicated to the State Department of Education, which determines revocation of teaching certificates."
This is Jensen’s first year with Greenville County Schools. She has been employed since August 15 as a science teacher at the school, initially as a certified sub and then as a full-time teacher effective October 15, Lyles added.
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