Thursday, August 28, 2014

Carolina Teacher Sentenced for Inappropriate Acts

(Beaufort County, South Carolina) Former Hilton Head High School Spanish teacher Margaret LaMantia, 24, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disseminating harmful material to a minor.
Back in December of last year, a 16-year-old boy told his father that he had bought marijuana at the request of his teacher and she had sent him a provocative photograph.
As a result, LaMantia was sentenced to 'up to six years' in prison.

It's not clear exactly what 'up to six years' means.

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Carolina Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Acts with Student
[Previous 12/11/13 post]
(Beaufort County, South Carolina) A 23-year-old substitute Spanish teacher at Hilton Head Island High School, Margaret Ann LaMantia, has been accused of sending inappropriate pictures to a 16-year-old student and asking the student to buy marijuana for her.

LaMantia faces counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disseminating harmful material to a minor.
According to the release, the student's parents filed a report with the school resource officer after they learned of what they believed to be an inappropriate relationship between LaMantia and their son.

LaMantia and the student first met at school and exchanged phone numbers before Thanksgiving, the release said. The two began texting, and LaMantia sent pictures of her genitalia to the student through the Snapchat phone application between Nov. 29 and 30, the release said. The app allows photos to be viewed from 1 to 10 seconds before they are deleted.

Last Friday, she asked the student to buy marijuana for her, and the student agreed to buy a small amount, according to the release.
LaMantia was booked into custody at the Beaufort County Detention Center with bond set at $25,000.

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