UPDATED: October 22, 2014 4:50 p.m.
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — A D.C. substitute teacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday after being arrested for allegedly having sex with a student in the classroom.
According to an affidavit signed Tuesday, the 17-year-old junior first met the teacher, 22-year-old Symone Greene, on Oct. 17 while she was teaching at Options Public Charter School in D.C. He was serving as an office assistant in her classroom.
The affidavit says he flirted with Greene and gave her his cell phone number. Shortly afterwards, he got a text message from her.
Though he has since erased the messages, the affidavit says he recalls asking her if she was “kinky,” and that she responded by saying “I don’t tell I show.”
Around 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, the affidavit says he went to Greene’s classroom and they engaged in sexual acts. He apparently recorded the encounter on his cell phone and shared the video with other members of the school’s football team.
A transcript of the text messages between Greene and the student appears to reveal that she tried to cover up the sexual encounter.
“Please SAY what I told U to,” a message from her reads. The student responded, “Ok u help me with my resume that it right.” Greene then replied, “Yes that’s all.”
Greene pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing a minor at D.C. Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Judge releases teacher until court date. Orders her to stay away from victim and Options Charter School. No unsupervised contact with minors— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) October 22, 2014
Shannon Hodge, executive director of Options Public Charter School, released this statement:
“The female substitute teacher was at Options Public Charter School for one day to cover a planned staff teacher absence. The substitute teacher was not an employee of Options Public Charter School.”
“When school administrators learned of the incident Monday morning, we immediately contacted the Child and Family Services Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the parent of the student. MPD responded immediately and began an investigation into the incident.”
“We are deeply concerned about what happened to one of our scholars. Our goal is to keep our scholars safe and secure. All staff will remain extremely vigilant in maintaining a safe school environment and will continue to implement procedures to ensure the safety and security of our scholars.”
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