Married math teacher and mom ‘lowered her student’s grade because the teenage boy stopped having sex with her’
South Carolina teacher Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, was arrested in December, accused of coercing a 17-year-old student into having sex with her
Olajire-Aro, 27, is married to a medical resident and the pair have a young baby
Math teacher and high school tennis coach allegedly had intercourse with her student at school, at her home and in her car
One of the alleged sexual encounters took place in the presence of her then-10-month-old baby
When the teen retreated from further sexual contact with Olajire-Aro, she lowered his grade from 98 to 89
The boy and his mother are suing the Charleston County School District for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress
Math teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro [L-R] was arrested in Dec, accused of coercing a 17-year-old student into having sex with her
A South Carolina math teacher is accused of victimizing her student she coerced into an inappropriate relationship, by lowering the student’s grade when the 17-year-old boy stopped having sex with her.
The victim and his mother, identified in court records and John and Mary Doe, are now suing the Charleston County School District for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to reporting by the Charleston Post and Courier, 27-year-old Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro allegedly ‘encouraged and coerced’ her student, then 17, into having sex with her multiple times, including at Burke High School, in her car and in her home on Johns Island.
Jennifer Olajire-Aro was in her first year of teaching algebra and pre-calculus at Burke High School in Charleston County, SC
Olajire-Aro was in her first year of teaching algebra and pre-calculus as Burke High School. She also coached the tennis team.
On at least one occasion, the civil complaint alleges, the algebra teacher and married mother-of-one had intercourse with her underage student in the presence of her then-10-month-old baby.
The lawsuit filed last week says Olajire-Aro would remind her student that she controlled his grade if he tried to fend off her advances.
According to the complaint, in August 2017, John Doe was in Olajire-Aro’s math class when she began to talk to him about sex before, during and after class, including by phone and text.
‘Each time Plaintiff John Doe would dismiss Aro’s advances and requests to perform sexual intercourse with her, Aro would remind Plaintiff John Doe that she alone controlled what grade he would receive in her class,’ the lawsuit states.
The boy eventually began cutting math class to avoid his teacher’s alleged sexual advances.
Embattled teacher jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro is seen with her husband [L-R], a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina
The student finally opened up to his mother about his sexual relationship with his math teacher in December 2017 after Olajire-Aro made good on her threat and lowered his grade from a 98 to 89 for turning her down, according to the complaint.
Olajire-Aro was arrested on December 18 on one count of sexual battery with a student.
According to an affidavit, the teacher admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student on three occasions between November and December.
Her attorney said at the time that his client is married to a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina and the couple have a baby.
The victim’s mother delivered an emotional statement at Olajire-Aro’s bond hearing, calling the teacher a ‘hellacious person’ for what she had done.
Olajire-Aro has a Master’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin and taught algebra and pre-calculus, in addition to coaching the tennis team at Burke High School when she allegedly began having sex with her student.
The criminal case against the teacher is still winding its way through the court system.
In the aftermath of her arrest, Olajire-Aro was suspended from teaching, and she left the school in January 2018 after surrendering her license.