Nevada elementary school teacher Tennille Whitaker, 40, has resigned after being accused of having sex with at least two teenage boys
Whitaker, 40, was arrested June 5 on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with two high school students aged 16 and 18
The married mother-of-two was allegedly observed by a parent, behind closed doors with a student, while on school grounds
Cops used unconventional methods investigating allegations, and believe there could be more than two victims involved
Nevada elementary school teacher Tennille Whitaker has resigned after being named in a teacher-student sex scandal involving at least two teenage boys
A Nevada elementary school teacher has resigned after being accused of having sexual relations with at least two teenage boys.
Tennille Whitaker, 40, was a fourth-grade teacher at the Wells Elementary School in Elko, NV but school administrators told the Elko Daily Free Press she resigned on August 16.
She was arrested June 5 on charges of engaging in sexual relations with two high school students aged 16 and 18.
Accused teacher Tennille Whitaker [center], is a married mother-of-two
The married mother-of-two reportedly had sexual relations while on school grounds, according to The Daily Caller.
The sheriff’s department began investigating Whitaker’s alleged sexual proclivities with the two local teenagers back in October based on a tip from a parent.
The parent had allegedly observed the teacher and a teen alone behind a closed classroom door.
The Elko County school district initiated its own investigation in February.
‘Nobody was really willing to testify or give a statement that said “yes, this happened,”‘ school district superintendent Jeff Zander told the Daily Free Press.
Sheriff’s deputies say they placed Whitaker under surveillance and pursued ‘some unconventional investigation’ to break the case.
Once the deputies arrested Whitaker, school district officials placed her on paid leave.
Police said they believe there could be more than two victims involved.
‘At this point we have two students that have been involved,’ Undersheriff Ron Supp of the Elko County Sheriff’s Department said.
‘But we think there are possibly more. We did a lot of surveillance and some things like that and we were able to gather a lot of information that led us to circle around and we finally got down to the arrest,’ Supp continued.
Whitaker was a teacher at Wells Elementary School in Elko