When Allena Ward admitted to sexual misconduct with minors last September, I never thought the former Laurens County, South Carolina, middle school teacher would actually get 6 years in the big house. She took the adult out of adultery by meeting three 14 year old and two 15 year old students at restaurants, motels and school to do various deeds.
Although Solicitor Jerry Peace from the Eighth Circuit court believes Ward will serve 85 percent of the six-year term, she’ll probably be out in a year and a half; after all she’s the daughter of a minister, married, and holds the respected position as a middle school teacher at Bell Street Middle School in Clinton, SC….whoops, done got fir’d (source).
What I don’t get is, if she was in an unhappy marriage and needed a little “extra-curricular studies,” right, was she just too lazy to embark in the time-honored tradition of adulthood adultery? To cuckold is one thing, but how good of a time are you going to have with a 14-year-old? Her “victims” apparently thought the same thing.
“The court also heard written statements from her victims. They describe confusion on their part about why she wanted sex from them. Police began investigating Ward after a note containing inappropriate messages was given to school officials on February 22. According to investigators, the note was passed during class to one of the boys, then thrown in the trash.”
Check out her hand-written journal entries after the jump – it’s on some real Live Journal Epic status.
Wait, this woman was a teacher. South Carolina, you do us proud!
I would seriously be surprised if these kids ended up developing emotional problems because of this. It’s more likely they’re stoked. Either way, I still think Allena spending six years in prison is steep. My opinion is easily subject to a double-standard; if a 23-year-old male teacher had a relationship with five of his students the public would be up in arms and I would think he deserved some time in the rape house. But in case no one has noticed, we live by double-standards as a rule, and I think Allena’s sentence is too harsh.