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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Teacher accused of e-mailing 14 year old student

  • A Kilbourne High School English language arts teacher and girl’s basketball coach has allegedly sent inappropriate messages to her 14 year old student.


     


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  • A Kilbourne High School English language arts teacher and girl’s basketball coach has allegedly sent inappropriate messages to her 14 year old student.
    News reports began flowing Wednesday in regards to Brittany Sumrall Johnson, 26, sending one of her eighth grade students questionable messages on MySpace since October.
    The reports claim Johnson sent messages asking the 14 year old boy for sex. The family wants her arrested and for her to resign or be dismissed.
    “The school system and administration of Kilbourne High School investigated these allegations right before we got out for the holidays,” West Carroll Superintendent Kent Davis said. “We gathered our information and met with Mrs. Johnson and [another party]. The information was forwarded to the sheriff’s office.”
    Davis said Johnson did come to work Thursday after reports showed up on Wednesday.
    “As of right now, Mrs. Johnson is still working. She is a tenured teacher,” Davis said. “If that comes to be, we will certainly take appropriate measures. I will do what I legally can.”
    West Carroll Sheriff Jerry Philley said “we do have a complaint. It’s being investigated. We are going to try to complete our investigation and turn it in to the district attorney’s office.”
    According to jcjc.edu, Johnson taught seventh grade English and coached junior high basketball at Oak Grove High School. She attended Mississippi College, where she played basketball and majored in kinesiology with a minor in English. She met her husband while attending college.
    This is the first accusation against Johnson. A student review published May 21, 2008 on greatschools.net shows a student’s like for Johnson.
    “I am a student at Kilbourne High School, this school is great! The teachers really know how to make it fun while you are learning. And not to mention we have the best basketball coach ever Mrs. Brittany Johnson! Everyone at Kilbourne is always so kind. I really love all the teachers.”
     
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