Washington elementary school teacher accused Of S*x With 14-Year-Old Student She Lived With

February 8, 2015 5:30 am

A decorated Washington elementary school teacher has been accused of
having sex with a former student, starting when he was just 14 years
Daily Mail reports
that 41-year-old Darcy Smith, who was named “Teacher of the Year” in
2012, has been on administrative leave since August following an
investigation that began several months beforehand.
The boy, now 19, allegedly moved into Smith’s Renton, WA, home with
her husband and children when he was 12 years old and had Smith as his
sixth-grade teacher.

Smith had reportedly brought him to the hospital when he broke his
collarbone, and then took him in because her house was closer to the
doctor’s office than his own.His mother agreed to let her son live with Smith to prevent him from
going down the same path as his brother, who was in a gang, according to
official documents.
The student alleges that Smith would give him gifts and show affection at night as she drank wine.
They reportedly began having sex when the boy was 14, and continued to do so until he moved out in 2012.
The boy told authorities that Smith warned him she’d go to jail if anyone found out about their relationship.
It wasn’t until last May that he came forward to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith was charged with three counts of third-degree rape of a child earlier this week, according to the Seattle Times.
The Highline School District, which Smith has been an employee of
since 2001, sent out a letter to her students informing them of the
Smith has received multiple awards from the district and was called
“truly exceptional in her practice” when she won its Gold Star Award in
She is scheduled to appear in court next week.

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