A North Carolina teacher is facing felony sex offense charges after a student reported her to a school administrator and submitted a phone video of the teacher performing oral sex on him.
According to police, first-year teacher Brittany Marie Phillips, 25, is charged with sexually abusing a student in a school closet. The incident reportedly occurred at Lexington Senior High School. Police say the two also met several times at the teacher’s apartment.
The victim has submitted a rundown of several encounters that he had with the teacher between December of 2013 and February 2014. The police have also seized his and the teacher’s phone after the student told detectives that they often texted and called each other.
According to Detective Benjamin Clayton of the Lexington Police Department, “The juvenile corroborated this statement by explaining that he had a video of Phillips performing (a sex act) on him. The juvenile showed me the video, and the video does appear to show Phillips’ face. The juvenile described the video as being taken at Phillips’ apartment. The juvenile also told me that he had called and texted Phillips multiple times from his cellphone to her cellphone.”
Phillips has been suspended from her job and is being held on $50,000 bond at Davidson County Jail.
Lexington City Superintendent Rick Kriesky told media that “Right now, the situation is under investigation and Miss Phillips has been suspended and is not in contact with any students.”
Kriesky added “At this point, I have no comment on the search warrant. We are aware of the evidence. The school system is moving forward with termination procedures, according to all of the legal statutes that we must follow.”