A degraded Alabama special education teacher exchanged scandalous messages with two students and engaged in intimate relations with one of them, officials said.
Lyndsey Sherrod Bates, a former educator and volleyball trainer at Madison County High School in Gurley was indicted Friday for allegedly engaging in Intimate relations with a seventeen-year-old boy and sending explicit messages and photographs to another student who was 16 years of old, according to court reports.
Neither one of the students was in Bates’ special education classes at the school, where she resigned one month before she was apprehended in April, the sources claim.
Bates is the former Daughter-in-law of chief deputy for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, which gave an announcement at the time of her arrest guaranteeing that the relationship assumed no job in their examination.
Bates cleared a background check when she was hired at the beginning of the 2018 school year. She said in her resignation letter that she planned to seek a position in a “different area of education,” records show.
If convicted of engaging in an intimate act with a student younger than 19, she could face up to 20 years in prison.
“She’s looking forward to clearing this up and having her day in court,” her defense attorney, Robert Tuten, told to sources.