Substitute, 19, Arrested For Sending Explicit Images To Students
A former school substitute teacher has been arrested after investigators say she sent inappropriate photos and videos to students. She was released the day after her arrest after posting $50,000 secure bond. She is now required to stay away from the school and not make any contact with the victims. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation into Durden was launched just a few hours before she was arrested. A school resource officer at Crest Middle School got a call from a parent who complained that Durden may have sent their son explicit videos and images.
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Durden later admitted to the crime while being interviewed by sheriff’s detectives. Deputies said a parent told a school resource officer at Crest Middle School in Shelby that a substitute teacher, Emily Durden, had possibly been sending their child inappropriate images and videos. In an interview with investigators, Durden admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to students, according to WBTV. Durden started working as a part-time sub at Crest Middle on Nov. 8 and investigators told Channel 9 she had only been employed for four days before she reportedly started sending lewd messages to students. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office started investigating and found that Durden, 19, had started conversations and shared sexually explicit material with several 13-year-old and 14-year-old children. The Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and discovered Durden allegedly initiated conversations and shared sexually explicit materials with several 13- and 14-year-old students.
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Persons named have only been arrested on suspicion of the crime indicated and are presumed innocent. Durden was reportedly paid $80 per day to work as a substitute teacher from Nov. 8 to Nov. 17 at Crest Middle School in Shelby, N.C. State pension is set to soar 10 PER CENT after Government confirms triple lock will be restored… Putin promotes personal bodyguard to ‘Emergencies Minister’ after predecessor mysteriously fell to his death…
Crest Middle School Substitute Teacher Allegedly Sent Inappropriate Images, Videos To Students
Channel 9 has reached out to Cleveland County Schools asking if the district has an age limit for its substitute teachers. She was arrested on Thursday and released Friday after posting her $50,000 bond. As part of her bond, Durden has promised not to go near a school and cannot have any contact with the victims. Durden, who previously worked as a substitute teacher at Crest Middle School, was released the next day after posting $50,000 secure bond. The information contained on this website is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights.
- Officials are not ruling out the possibility that there could be additional victims out there and are asking parents whose children may have been targeted by Durden to contact them.
- Under North Carolina law, substitute teachers are not required to be licensed, or have college degrees, although the rules vary from district to district.
- A school resource officer at Crest Middle School got a call from a parent who complained that Durden may have sent their son explicit videos and images.
As part of the investigation Durden was interviewed and reportedly admitted to sending the sexually explicit videos and pictures. In the course of the investigation conducted by the sheriff’s office, it was uncovered that at least one other student allegedly received similar photos and videos from Durden. One male student told his parents about the images out of fear that they would eventually find them on their own, and the parents immediately contacted the school resource officer. The parent of a student at the school reportedly told a school resources officer that Durden may have sent inappropriate text and video messages to a child. Assistant Deputy Chief Durwin Briscoe, who has been with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office for 29 years, told WBTV that Durden is the youngest person he has ever charged for sending lewd messages to children.