(Eden, North Carolina) This week, 38-year-old teacher Whitney Buck pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a 17-year-old male student.
As a result, Buck was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The first two days were served immediately and the rest were expected to be served on weekends. Buck must register as a sex offender for the next 30 years. She had her teaching license revoked.Reportedly, Buck is being treated for bipolar disorder.
She is unable to be in the presence of a child besides her two daughters. She is being given probation for the duration of her expected jail sentence, which was supposed to be no less than 8 months in prison and no more than 19 months, on two separate charges of sexual activity with a student by a teacher. Due to pleading guilty, she was able to get this reduced from her current sentence.
Buck was first suspected of having inappropriate relations with a student after the victim’s friend saw an explicit photo of her, sexted to the victim, and the friend reported it.
Carolina Teacher Accused in Sex Case
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(Eden, North Carolina) A 38-year-old teacher at Morehead High School, Whitney Dow Buck, has been accused of engaging in sex with a student.
The Eden Police Department received a tip about Buck on Tuesday.
Two detectives immediately contacted school administrators and told them about the information and their investigation.Buck was booked into custody with bond set at $15,000. A court appearance is scheduled for February 8.
As a result of the investigation, detectives Ben Curtis and Clint Simpson secured a warrant for arrest on the teacher on Wednesday.