Shawnetta Reece is a former physical education teacher for a Georgia middle school who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy.
Reece, of Blairsville, Georgia, is now 40-years-old, according to Fox News, and she is no longer employed as a teacher.
She’s but the latest U.S. female teacher to be accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Reece appears to have scrubbed her social media presence; her Twitter page was deleted, although a cache of it reveals that she recently posted about student successes in track and field. However, several of her social media profile pictures are still on the Internet.
Here’s one of her profile pictures:
Reece’s Pinterest page is still active; on it, she posted recipes about healthy eating, and she also had a YouTube channel with a few video shares about things like track-and-field. Here’s Reece’s mugshot.
The alleged assault dates back four years, and Georgia authorities haven’t said very much about how they learned about the accusations or where the alleged sexual contact occurred.
“During the investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Union County Sheriff’s Office determined that the former teacher, Shawnetta Reece, now-40, was sexually involved with an 8th-grade student in 2013,” reported 11Alive.
In a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation wrote that authorities had only become aware of the accusations recently.
Here’s another photo of Reece from social media.
“The Union County Sheriff’s Office recently received information that a Union County teacher was sexually involved with a student in 2013. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested to assist the Union County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation,” a press release issued by the bureau reads.
“During the course of the investigation, the GBI was able to determine that former middle school physical education teacher Shawnetta D. Reece, now 40 of Blairsville, was sexually involved with a 15 year old student in 2013. The student was moving from the 8th grade into the 9th grade during this time.”
Reece is looking at serious charges.
“As a result of the investigation, Reece has been arrested for child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in the press release.
Here’s Reece’s Twitter profile picture before her account was deleted.
Reece was employed as a physical education teacher at Union Middle School, according to AJC.com. She is now described by the newspaper as a “former” teacher at the school.