Kids allegedly had sex in classroom
during assembly about killing
Associated Press, Mar 30, 2007
SPEARSVILLE, La. - Two fifth-graders had sex on a classroom floor while two others fondled each other in the classroom, according to a teacher at Spearsville High School.
Union Parish Superintendent Judy Mabry would say only that the allegations were being investigated; Principal Frank Futch said the incident was not indicative of how the school is run.
First-year teacher Michael Walker, who teaches fifth- through eighth-grade English, said three students were either expelled or sent to an alternative school and two others got detention.
Walker said teachers learned Wednesday about the incident, which allegedly occurred during an assembly Tuesday to talk about a 15-year-old student accused of stabbing another student to death over the weekend.
The assembly was for sixth- through 12th-grade students. Fifth-grade students were not told about it, he said. But one class of about 15 fifth-grade students that routinely moves from a portable building to a main building classroom during the second hour of the school day was unattended on Tuesday.
The students were alone for about 30 minutes.
Teachers began to hear rumors around school Wednesday and by the end of the school day, the students involved had confessed.
School officials notified the Union Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning and detectives questioned students.