When parents check their kids’ cell phones, they don’t expect to see what one suburban Atlanta mother discovered when she looked at her 14 year-old son’s phone. The mom, who chose to remain anonymous, found a series of texts between her son and his teacher, helping the boy plan to have sex with a girl in a storage room at the school.
The school system has fired 25-year-old Quinton Wright, who taught at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain, east of Atlanta. Wright also faces charges, but he hasn’t turned himself in.
WSB-TV’s Tom Regan spoke with the parent, who said she couldn’t believe what was happening.
“I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages,” the mother said, asking to remain anonymous.
“Basically he’s allowing the students to have sex in a storage room of his classroom,” the mother said.
“He told my son you can have it from 7:30 to like 8:30,” the mother said reading some of the messages. “’Did you tell the girl what’s going to happen? That she cannot tell anybody?’ basically don’t tell anyone I’m allowing you to use my room.”
The mother said the teacher also sent her son a calendar showing teachers’ schedules and a text saying he did not have condoms.
The school system removed Wright from the classroom after the mother discovered the messages, but that was not enough for the distressed parent.
“It’s very sickening and disheartening, because we trust administrators and educators when we drop our kids off at school,” the mother said.
The mother told Regan she pulled her eighth-grader from school Friday and contacted the school’s principal and police. She said she also filed a complaint.
The student’s mother told Regan she was suspicious of the teacher from earlier behavior.
“He called me when the kids are at their eighth-grade prom and asked if he could come over and take pictures with the boys before the prom, and I said no,” the mother said.
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