Archive for Saturday, February 25, 2006

Teacher charged with having sex with pupil, 11

February 25, 2006


— An elementary school teacher was arrested Friday on charges she had sex with one of her 11-year-old students, authorities said.

Wendie A. Schweikert, 36, was booked on two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after a parent of the boy accused the teacher of having sex with him at school at least twice, Laurens Police Chief Robin Morse said.

Authorities said Schweikert remained in jail Friday afternoon and a bond hearing was set for today. A message left at her home was not returned Friday evening.

The prosecutor, Jerry Peace, said more charges may be filed in the case. He did not know who Schweikert's attorney would be.

Police said Schweikert, who resigned from her job at E.B. Morse Elementary School on Friday, had been an employee of the school district for nine years and had no criminal history or prior complaints against her.


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