What better way to ring in back to school month than another teacher-student scandal? These things happen year round, and the latest case is over in Claremore High School in Oklahoma, where teacher Mary Bumsted is facing a sexual battery charge for allegedly engaging a relationship with a 17-year-old student after the school year.
Bumsted, 24, reportedly told police in June she had make-out sessions with the student but apparently realized it was an inappropriate move on her part to be interested in a goddamn minor. She then contacted police herself for some reason.
On June 18, Bumsted reportedly told Claremore police detectives that the relationship between her and the student developed after the conclusion of the school 2017-18 school year, the affidavit said.
She also explained that they kissed on several occasions, even going as far as describing them as “make-out sessions,” the affidavit stated.
After an undetermined amount of time, Bumsted — realizing it was inappropriate — ended her involvement with the student and contacted police.
In separate interviews with investigators, the student corroborated Bumsted’s version of their relationship. Police later analyzed cellphone records which revealed that Bumsted had expressed “sexual interest in a student,” according to the affidavit.
According to Bumstead’s LinkedIn, she graduated from Rogers State University with a degree in psychology and taught AP Psychology at the high school. The Claremore Progress reports Bumsted is now out of a job.