Melissa Moss is a 27 year old English teacher who emailed two nude photos of herself to a 15 year old student in her class. The pictures were found by the boys parents in November, while they were checking their son’s internet activity on his home computer.
The Chesterfield, Missouri couple took the evidence to police and officials at the prestigious Barat Academy, where Moss is employed and their son attends classes. Other parents were stunned by the charges.
Barat Academy is a private catholic high school that has only been operating since September 2007. Debby Watson, Barat Academy president, gave the following quote:
“It’s frustrating, it’s upsetting, it’s disappointing. It’s all of those emotions. But what I’m most proud of is that parents did the job they needed to do. And they work in partnership with the school.”
A letter was sent home to parents after the allegations surfaced, letting them know of the situation and alerting them to steps that were being taken. Officials say that Moss did not send the photos from school computers. She has been fired from the school and faces up to a year in jail and $1,000 fine if she is found guilty of the charges.
According to our source at The Post Chronicle, Melissa Moss was charged with misdemeanor ‘furnishing pornographic material to a minor’ in St. Charles County Circuit Court on Tuesday. There is no indication that any physical contact occurred between the student and teacher.
A profile has come up on Facebook.com supporting Moss; with people posting messages supporting her and saying they want her back at Barat Academy. Bizarre. MyFOX St. Louis has a video.
Be sure to check out CO-ED Magazine’s very interesting post called HOT FOR TEACHER.