Winston-Salem Journal reports:
MOCKSVILLE — Several witnesses told the Davie County High School principal on Dec. 1 that they saw Jessica Welch Greene, a teacher at the school, kissing a 17-year-old male student after a basketball game, court records show.
That incident happened in the parking lot around 9:35 p.m. Nov. 29 at the end of the men’s basketball game between North Iredell and Davie County high schools, according to a search warrant filed in the Davie County Clerk of Court.
The witnesses, Davie County High students, reported the incident to Principal Doyle Nicholson. Other students told Nicholson that the student who had kissed Greene told them he and Greene had sex in Greene’s car in a driveway of a house, the warrant said.
Greene, 27, of Davie Academy Road in Mocksville was charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office said. Greene is accused of having sex with the student on and off campus between Nov. 1 and the first week of December, the sheriff’s office said.
Greene and her attorney, Grady McClamrock of Mocksville, couldn’t be reached Friday to comment.
Chief Deputy Jerry Hartman declined to comment about the search warrant.
Greene has been released from custody after she posted a $15,000 bond, court records show. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26.
According to the search warrant, the male student told his friends that Greene bought meals for him, and he and Greene went to the movies together. The student alleged to them he and Greene had plans to get married when he got out of school.
The student also told his friends that he deleted text messages that he and Greene had sent each other, the warrant said. Prior to that, the student indicated that Greene “sent him a text last night that said, ‘new number’ with a phone number out to the side” after she was interviewed by Nicholson.
In that interview, Greene denied she had sent the male student any text messages or called him, and said that there was nothing inappropriate going on between them, the warrant said.
On Dec. 1, school officials received allegations of misconduct by a teacher, the school system said in a statement. The following day, Greene was suspended as a teacher at Davie County High School, the school system said.
The sheriff’s office received a report from Davie County Schools on Dec. 2 that one of its employees at Davie County High School might be involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The sheriff’s office investigated the matter with school officials.
Greene was suspended without pay on Dec. 12.
Davie High administrators had talked to Greene “about getting too close to boys and having them in her room too much twice already this year” before the Nov. 29 incident was reported to authorities, the warrant said.
Nicholson told investigators that he had called the male student to his office, and the student gave him his cellphone, the warrant said. Nicholson couldn’t be reached for comment.
Investigators seized a black Motorola Droid phone, notes from Nicholson about the matter, a copy of an email of an interview with the male student, and statements from 10 Davie High students, according to the search warrant.
Greene is the second teacher this school year in Davie County to face allegations of sexual misconduct involving a student.
Shannon Handy Wood, 33, a former coach and teacher at Ellis Middle School, was charged in September with statutory sex offense with a child under 15, three counts of disseminating material harmful to a minor, one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count of disseminating obscene material to a minor, according to arrest warrants.
Wood, who resigned on Aug. 30, joined Davie County Schools in 2007.