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Teacher Admits She Had Sex With 5 Students
WYFF4.com ^ | Sept. 6, 2007 | Unknown

Posted on 09/06/2007 5:30:18 PM PDT by decimon

LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -- A former Laurens County teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with at least five students.

Allenna Williams Ward, 23, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Bell Middle School, had sex with several students in cars, parks, a hotel and at the school.

She pleaded guilty Thursday to six charges -- three second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three lewd acts on a minor. Family members and her attorneys accompanied her as she made an emotional statement to the court.

She said, "Today, I publicly admit my guilt and would like to apologize. I sincerely apologize for the effects of my actions."

Clinton police said that Ward had sex with at least five boys: three 14-year-olds, and two 15-year-olds. The students were at Bell Middle and another school that was not named.

Ward was fired when the allegations were made public in March.

While awaiting trial, Ward has been required to wear a tracking device and she was allowed no contact with her alleged victims or their families. She has only been allowed to leave her home to go to church or visit her lawyer. She was not allowed to use a cell phone.

Ward's family was required to pay for the electronic monitoring device, including a $150 administrative fee plus a $70 a week fee.

Thursday, Jerry Peace, 8th Circuit Solicitor, said, "She was in a position of authority. She had the trust of the community to teach kids right and do what you need to do around children to let them grow to be responsible adults. She violated that trust."

Ward will be sentenced at a later date. She could face a sentence of up to 105 years in prison.


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Jury call.


1 posted on 09/06/2007 5:30:22 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I’m saying guilty.


2 posted on 09/06/2007 5:31:12 PM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: decimon

If that were a mugshot I would give her the benefit of the doubt... but that is a school shot. GUILTY!!!1


3 posted on 09/06/2007 5:31:49 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: decimon

I think she is hiding the evidence. Open wide!


4 posted on 09/06/2007 5:32:17 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: decimon

WTF? What is behind this epidemic?


5 posted on 09/06/2007 5:32:49 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: decimon

A Plain Jane...bring back that teacher from Florida..what was her name????


6 posted on 09/06/2007 5:33:20 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: decimon

Hmmm, need a pic from normal life to determine guilt. Mugshots could make Jessica Alba look questionable.....


7 posted on 09/06/2007 5:33:35 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: decimon

These posts have to stop...I can’t stand hearing how lucky these little brats are!


8 posted on 09/06/2007 5:33:47 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: decimon

Isn’t that Bruce Hornsby’s ex?


9 posted on 09/06/2007 5:33:56 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: decimon

I don’t get it. She is not that bad looking. Surely she could have found men her own age or older. Jeeze....


10 posted on 09/06/2007 5:34:11 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: decimon

You don’t need anything from the jury after she plead guilty.


11 posted on 09/06/2007 5:34:12 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: decimon
Not blond & blue? Guilty.
12 posted on 09/06/2007 5:34:31 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If Roger Maris got an asterisk next to his name, Bonds should get a syringe)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
WTF? What is behind this epidemic?

Hormones?

13 posted on 09/06/2007 5:35:08 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
longer hair and a smile .... in a heartbeat !

As is ... I'd look at other models.

14 posted on 09/06/2007 5:35:27 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: decimon
Her guilt or innocence all depends on... how many of the jury she sleeps with!

Large scan of above at my FR Homepage

15 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:04 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: decimon

“I sincerely apologize for the effects of my actions.”

This is hard to imagine.


16 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:04 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
"Epidemic"?

In a nation of 300 million people, we hear about one or two of these a year. This is hardly an "epidemic." I'm not sure it even qualifies as a major problem. We have many laws that address this already, and it rarely happens.

17 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:04 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
no epidemic....it has been going on forever, but most guys were/are cool enough to not talk.
18 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:29 PM PDT by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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To: metmom

It happnened again!


19 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Quick....time to ban cupcakes...


20 posted on 09/06/2007 5:36:48 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: decimon

105 years in prison? Bwhahahahahahahaha.


21 posted on 09/06/2007 5:37:04 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Randy Larsen
These posts have to stop...I can’t stand hearing how lucky these little brats are!

Envy? Yeah, I can relate to that.

22 posted on 09/06/2007 5:37:20 PM PDT by decimon
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To: PackerBoy

Actually, it seems that we hear about one of these cases every two weeks or so.


23 posted on 09/06/2007 5:37:48 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: decimon

“She was not allowed to use a cell phone.”

Is she allowed to use any other vibrating devices?


24 posted on 09/06/2007 5:38:45 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: doorgunner69
Mugshots could make Jessica Alba look questionable.....

I think that Jessica Alba would probably still look good even in a mugshot.

25 posted on 09/06/2007 5:39:56 PM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: decimon
Once again, ahead of the tide of mental midgets who want to exonerate the trampy teachers if they are good-looking enough, or who suggest that there are no circumstances for boys being seduced by female teachers but are ready to string up male teachers who seduce female students, I will say what I always say:
I used to dream about sleeping with my better-looking teachers. Then I grew up.
I would advise you all to do the same.
26 posted on 09/06/2007 5:40:06 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: decimon

Envy! Heck yeah! At that age I was worried I might pull it off!

(Did I just say that out loud?)


27 posted on 09/06/2007 5:40:13 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: Normal4me
105 years in prison? Bwhahahahahahahaha.

Seems harsh to me. I was thinking 'community service.'

28 posted on 09/06/2007 5:40:25 PM PDT by decimon
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To: rbg81

>>>I don’t get it. She is not that bad looking. Surely she could have found men her own age or older. Jeeze<<<

I’m not sure why it’s the case, but somehow men justify amoral behavior in women based upon their looks.

I’ve gotten over that crap. This woman has serious problems and has no business being around kids.


29 posted on 09/06/2007 5:40:43 PM PDT by CheyennePress (Tennesseean for Romney)
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To: decimon

She didn’t get any when she was a student in school, so now .....


30 posted on 09/06/2007 5:40:54 PM PDT by Disturbin (America! America! God shed His grace on thee)
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To: SIDENET

But she will never see “105 years in prison” like the article suggests. I doubt she actually serves more than a year or two.

It is less than a year in jail if you kill your husband in Tennessee.

The law treats women much better at sentencing. Not sexist, just the truth


31 posted on 09/06/2007 5:41:38 PM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: decimon
Do a google search on "Allenna Ward" and read more about the case. There are some...undertones that this article isn't mentioning.

Just sayin'...

32 posted on 09/06/2007 5:42:39 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep
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To: Lawdoc

True.


33 posted on 09/06/2007 5:43:40 PM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: DeusExMachina05

34 posted on 09/06/2007 5:44:07 PM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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To: DeusExMachina05
Debra LaFave (Hot For Teacher)


35 posted on 09/06/2007 5:44:09 PM PDT by quark
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
"WTF? What is behind this epidemic?"

Many teachers were confused by the "Leave no child behind" challenge, and thought the challenge was to "Leave no child's behind alone"....

If memory serves - the only University field of study with lower admittance standards than the school of Journalism is the school of "Education" which turns out TEACHERS.

Both fields attract those who wish to change the world to their view.......

36 posted on 09/06/2007 5:44:30 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: CheyennePress
somehow men justify amoral behavior in women based upon their looks.

No, we simply recognize nature.

The only reason to punish these teachers is to spite their attractiveness for the sake of the jealous, all of whom would be doing these same dirty deeds if only they could.

37 posted on 09/06/2007 5:46:56 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“WTF? What is behind this epidemic?”

Children teaching children. I remember being 23. I didn’t think much differently than a child. I have a feeling 23 is even younger now than it was in ‘90.


38 posted on 09/06/2007 5:48:49 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: rbg81
"She is not that bad looking. Surely she could have found men her own age or older."

She's too immature. Most men her age are turned off when they realize they're not dating a woman, but a little girl. Rather than face the fact that she had to get wise and grow up, she sought acceptance from the only peer group that fit her stage of development. Big mistake.

39 posted on 09/06/2007 5:50:09 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: SIDENET

I have to agree, guilty.
Lets see her in an evening dress and makeup... Then the jury may change its opinion.


40 posted on 09/06/2007 5:52:44 PM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: quark

Thanks, I needed that..hahaha


41 posted on 09/06/2007 5:53:23 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: SIDENET

Okay, okay, bad example. She pops into my consciousness way too easy.


42 posted on 09/06/2007 5:53:42 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: L.N. Smithee
I used to dream about sleeping with my better-looking teachers. Then I grew up.

I would advise you all to do the same.

I am 62 years old and if I'm not "grown up" yet, I'm afraid it's too late. In the past, I have joined in the game of innocent or guilty based on the looks of the woman.

I now hereby repent of it and won't do it again. I guess I am growing up after all.

I have two sons who are 33 and 34 years old and both members of this forum, if this kind of thing had happened to them when they were 12-16 years old I would have been plenty pissed and ready to see the female teacher do some hard time. On the other hand, had it happened to me at that age I would have considered myself the luckiest boy on earth. I'm not a boy anymore and it's time to put away my childish fantasies

I'm not condemning others if they want to play but I am done with it.

43 posted on 09/06/2007 5:54:56 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
There are some...undertones that this article isn't mentioning.

Yes, a racial angle will complicate the public trial if not the official one.

44 posted on 09/06/2007 5:54:58 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Undertones....hmmm....

"Some black residents in the conservative county have said the charges against the two women (there was another one recently), who are white, were treated less seriously than other offenses because the students are black."

So white teachers who have sex with black students are punished less severely than white students who have sex with white students?

45 posted on 09/06/2007 5:56:51 PM PDT by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: SIDENET
I’m saying guilty.

No way. A little make-up and she'll skate.

46 posted on 09/06/2007 6:00:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: decimon
Image hosted by Photobucket.com yeah... i can see how with looks like that, the old fashion way of siting in a bar till some guy feeds you dinner while pouring booze down your throat is tooo hard, right???
47 posted on 09/06/2007 6:00:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: decimon
Seems harsh to me. I was thinking 'community service.'

That's what got her into trouble.

48 posted on 09/06/2007 6:02:46 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: decimon

I’ll go with not guilty.


49 posted on 09/06/2007 6:03:23 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“WTF? What is behind this epidemic?”

It isn’t an epidemic. We have more than a million teachers in this country. A handful of female teachers doing this does not a trend make. The only reason we think one exists is because the few cases that do come up get 24/7 coverage on cable “news. “


50 posted on 09/06/2007 6:04:39 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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