Stephanie Pruett: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Calhoun County Jail/Facebook Stephanie Pruett, a teacher at Weaver High School in Calhoun County, Alabama, has been charged with engaging in a sexual act with a student, police say.

A 28-year-old teacher at an Alabama high school is accused of engaging in a sexual act with a 17-year-old student, police say.

Stephanie Pruett, who is married and is the mother of a young child, teaches “Bible-as-literature” at Weaver High School in Calhoun County. She was arrested Thursday after the sheriff’s office received a tip about her alleged conduct, Sheriff Matthew Wade told Al.com.

Pruett has been placed on leave with pay, the newspaper reports.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Pruett, Who Police Say Has Been ‘Sexually Involved’ With the 17-Year-Old Student Since October 2017, Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

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Stephanie Pruett.

Stephanie Pruett faces up to 20 years in prison and could be required to register as a sex offender if found guilty of the felony charge of engaging in a sexual act with a student, according to Alabama law.

According to the Anniston Star, two students reported Pruett to authorities.

“We got information today that a teacher and a student were having a relationship,” Sheriff Matthew Wade told the newspaper. “We spoke to both the teacher and the student and each gave facts that led to her arrest.”

Pruett and the student had been “engaged in a relationship” since October 2017, Wade told the Star.

“It doesn’t matter if this was consensual,” the sheriff told the newspaper. “Under the law it’s illegal.”

Wade told Al.com, “It’s sad that a woman who has a family and went to college to become an educator is giving that all up. I just don’t understand why she went down that path. It’s very disturbing and troubling.”


2. She Is in Her First Year Teaching at the School & Was Recently Featured in a Local Newspaper Story About Teaching the Bible in Alabama Public Schools

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Stephanie Pruett.

Pruett is in first year teaching at Weaver High School, according to the school’s website.

“This year, I will be teaching U.S. History 10 and U.S. History 11 as well as Bible as Literature,” she wrote.

In a statement, Weaver High School Principal Michael Allison told WBMA-TV, “Wrong is wrong. She broke a trust. As a principal, I can’t say how disappointed I am that she crossed that line that no teacher should cross.”

Pruett was recently featured in a story in the Anniston Star about an effort to bring the Bible into public school classrooms in Alabama.

“Pruett teaches a class on the Bible as literature to 30 high school students who chose the course as an elective. The fall semester was devoted to the Old Testament,” the newspaper wrote.

Pruett told the newspaper she isn’t scared to teacher the course, but said she handles it with care.

“I’m specific about the fact that we’re looking at this from a literary standpoint,” she told the newspaper in January.

Pruett has been placed on leave with pay, Randy Reaves, director of safety for Calhoun County Schools, told the Anniston Star.

“That’s standard operating procedure for us,” he told the newspaper. Pruett will remain on leave until the county school board takes further action, he said.


3. Pruett Graduated From Jacksonville State University, Worked as an ‘Academic Mentor’ for the Athletic Department There & Also Taught at Oxford High School

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Stephanie Pruett.

Pruett, whose maiden name is Stephanie Henry, is an Alabama native. She attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, graduating in 2012 with a history degree. Pruett later completed her master’s degree in secondary history education, also at Jacksonville state.

Pruett was the captain of the Marching Southerners Color Guard at Jacksonville State. According to her bio on the Weaver High School website, Pruett, “worked at Jacksonville State University in the Department of Academic Enhancement as an academic mentor for the athletic department.”

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Stephanie Pruett.

Pruett also taught history at Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama, starting in 2015, and was the colorguard instructor there. While in colelge, she completed her practicum a student teacher at Glencoe Middle School and Pleasant Valley High School.

“I recently left my position within the Department of Academic Enhancement at Jacksonville State University where I mentored at-risk students and student-athletes, motivating them to strive to become successful inside and outside of the classroom,” she wrote in 2015. “My goal as an educator is to provide students with the opportunity to engage and learn inside and outside of the classroom.

“Each and every student that walks into my classroom is an unique individual. This requires a differentiated approach to instruction, involving tools, techniques, technology, and hands-on experiences to reach each and every student where they are academically,” she wrote.


4. She Has Been Married to Her High School Sweetherat Since 2012 & Is the Mother of a 4-Year-Old Son

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Stephanie Pruett with her husband.

Pruett and her high school sweetheart boyfriend were engaged in December 2010 and married in October 2012, according to her Facebook profile.

“HE DID IT! We are ENGAGED! I am marrying the love of my life. My soul mate!” she wrote on Facebook in 2010.

They have a 4-year-old son together.

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Stephanie Pruett with her son.

“I enjoy spending time with my family, including my wonderful husband, Justin, my insanly [sic] sweet and intelligent son … and our three dogs, Madison, Quinn, and Bella. I love the FALL and traveling!” she wrote on the profile on the school’s website.

On her Facebook page, Pruett wrote, “I am going to make a difference.”

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Stephanie Pruett with her husband and son.

In 2012, before her wedding, she wrote on Facebook, “It is gonna be a long day for me today! But first and foremost I want to say Happy Six Year Anniversary to my wonderful fiancé Justin Pruett! It has been an amazing six years and I can not wait to walk down the aisle to you in 43 days! I love you darling.”

Sheriff Matthew Wade told the Anniston Star, She’s married and this will probably ruin that and her career. It’s sad people make these decisions.”


5. Pruett Was Released on Bail After Making Her First Court Appearance

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Stephanie Pruett with her husband.

Stephanie Henry Pruett was held in custody without bail at the Calhoun County Jail overnight, according to the sheriff’s office’s website. She appeared in court Friday and was released.

It is not clear if Pruett has hired an attorney and she could not be reached for comment.

Parent Amber Carroll told local news station WBMA-TV, “”Very revolting. It turns my stomach. With it being a female teacher there’s no difference. She’s still a predator in the same stance, she’s still a grown woman. She knew right from wrong. She knew it was wrong to hook up with a minor regardless.”

Another parent, Sharon Parris, told the news station, “I was shocked and also sad, that it happened around here. You know, you here of everything. I never thought it would happen here.”

The Alabama law that Pruett was charged with is being challenged and that could have an impact on the case. In August 2017, Morgan County judge dismissed cases against two teachers charged with engaging in a sexual act with a student, deeming the law unconstitutional. The state is appealing the ruling to the Alabama Supreme Court.

“This Court acknowledges that a disparity of power may inherently exist in a teacher/student relationship, but it clearly does not exist between every school employee and every student regardless of where the student is enrolled. By eliminating the requirement that the state show a position of authority, grooming, abuse, coercion, or lack of consent, the state criminalizes behaviors outside the state’s legitimate purpose,” Judge Glenn Thompson wrote in his ruling. “In order for justice to be served, the State must prove that a defendant/employee was actually in a position of authority over the victim/student and that the position of authority was abused to obtain consent.”

“This Court does not endeavor to absolve any wrongdoing or to excuse the Defendants,” Thompson wrote.

The age of consent in Alabama is 16, but the current law makes it illegal for a teacher or other school employee to engage in sexual conduct with a current student.

43 Comments

43 Comments

David Medders

The lady is already been though anough, why add too her shame with these post!?!?
Shame on heavy.com!!!!!!

Anonymous

She ain’t been through all she is going to go though at her own decisions! Are you nuts?

george ohagan

Insinuating a bible into a public school is insidious, immoral and illegal . I suppose ‘the bible as literature’ isn’t as dangerous to students as when they teach ‘the bible as history’.

Anonymous

George: There is nothing immoral about the Bible. Literature classes are usually given by fierce Atheists who cannot stand the Bible.They do not know the Bible, and their work is to destroy a book they do not know, much less understand.
As an avid biblical reader, I would abstain to learn about the Bible in a literature class. There is no respect for the Word of God in a literature class. The message in bible is about saving mankind from immorality and corruption.

Heather

Yep, nothing immoral in the bible.

God himself will kill tens of thousands if it pleases him: 1st Samuel 6:19 in the King James Version: “And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men (50,070)”. Kill 50 000 men for looking at something?

2. You can kill a woman if she seizes a man’s private parts without his permission: Deuteronomy 25:11-1: If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.

3. Perversity and human trafficking condoned: “Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and equitable but also to those who are perverse.” (1 Peter 2:18)

4. Sex slavery condoned: “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.”
Exodus 21: 7-8

5. Divorce akin to debauchery: “Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” (Luke 16:18)

6. Cannibalism: “And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son….” (II Kings 6:28-29)

7. If your genitals have been damaged, stay out of church: “He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord.”(Deuteronomy 23:1)

8. Incest and getting drunk with dad is no problem if the world is running thin on suitable DNA donors: And the elder said to the younger Our father is old, and there is no man left on the earth, to come in unto us after the manner of the whole earth. Come, let us make him drunk with wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the elder went in and lay with her father: but he perceived not neither when his daughter lay down, nor when she rose up. And the next day the elder said to the younger: Behold I lay last night with my father, let us make him drink wine also to night, and thou shalt lie with him, that we may save seed of our father. They made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in, and lay with him: and neither then did he perceive when she lay down, nor when she rose up. So the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father. [Genesis 19:31-36]

9. Looking at a woman with desire is akin to adultery: “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28)

10. But incestuous rape is cool: And when she had presented him the meat, he took hold of her, and said: Come lie with me, my sister. She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly. [II Kings 13:8-12] But he would not hearken to her prayers, but being stronger overpowered her and lay with her. [II Kings 13:14]

11. Pray in private, and if you do so in church, do so quietly: Matt 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others.”
12. If you offend God he will kill you: “And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.” (Genesis 38:7-10)

13. God smites women, children and often animals with equal gusto, he seems to equal evil and wrong doing by association, rather than by being guilty of the personal, individual act: “Behold with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.” (II Chronicles 21:14-15)

Anon

Careful Heather…Your Extreme Ignorance of God’s Word & History, is showing.
Sadly proud, to boot!
Hope you get a clue before you meet Him. ;)
You’ll sure be glad you did.

Same goes for George. Except you kept your ignorance more reserved.

Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth, or in this case, type away…& remove all doubt.

Good luck to both of you.

Doesn't Matter

Heather is showing direct quotes from bible. Threats is only argument for inbred religious morons. I just hope you don’t abuse your kids.

theotherbill

Why are you Anon if you love god so much put your name on it.

The public is learning the evil that bible thumpers do and their glaring hypocrisy is finally coming to light.

Almost every Christian in the USA gets it wrong on what Jesus wanted, focusing on gays and abortion when Jesus never mentioned either one. Jesus went on and on about giving your money to the poor, mentioning it over 100x and abortion ZERO times but seems all these fake ass Christians care about is hating on gays and banning abortions, two things Jesus never addressed directly.

The bible even says it’s cool to get an abortion and if you suspect your wife of cheating on you and she’s pregnant you can go to the village elder and get a potion for her to drink which will abort the baby.

All these ignorant Christians who never read their bible are fake as hell.

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