A South Carolina English teacher has been accused of having sex with two of her teen students, allegedly telling friends she couldn’t wait for one of the minors to graduate so she could have his “beautiful babies.”
According to the allegations, Brittney Whetzel, 28, didn’t wait until he graduated. Instead, she and her fellow teacher Akina Andrews, 23, are accused of throwing a party in April, months before graduation, where alcohol was provided for teens and where Whetzel (left) allegedly had sex with two of them, WGHP in High Point, North Carolina reported. The two boys were 18 or older, but in South Carolina it's illegal for teachers to have sex with their students regardless of age.
Both women taught at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, South Carolina. Whetzel has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. Andrews faces a charge of providing alcohol to minors.
A third teacher notified the school about her colleagues’ alleged activities after being in a group chat with the pair, according to the Island Packet, a publication from Bluffton, South Carolina. In that chat, Whetzel allegedly bragged about her sexual encounters, stating, “I can’t control myself," according to a newly released affidavit, the Island Packet reported. The third teacher claimed Whetzel expressed no remorse about sleeping with her students. Instead, she accused Whetzel of being giddy and saying she “would do it every day.”
Whetzel also allegedly Googled “Can teachers get in trouble for sleeping with former students?” before the April party in question, according to the affidavit.
The South Carolina Department of Education suspended Whetzel’s teaching certificate back in April. It's unclear if Andrews still works at the school.
Initially, Whetzel denied having sex with the teens in police interviews. Police said she told them in April, “I would never do that to a child,” according to the Island Packet. But, a few interviews later she admitted “to her false statements as to some of the events that actually occurred, but appeared to convince herself that the alcohol and (medication) had an effect on her memory regarding whether or not she engaged in sex with the two students and if the students drank alcohol while in her house,” according to police, the Island Packet reported.
Andrews is due in court on Wednesday. Whetzel has no upcoming court dates. It’s unclear if either women have lawyers who can speak on their behalf.
[Photos: Beaufort County Detention]
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