Local High School Teacher Accused Of Sexting Students

MUNHALL (KDKA) — A Steel Valley high school teacher is accused of sexting her male students.

Many of the messages 29-year-old Jennifer Smith is accused of sending to students are just too graphic to outline.

Police say she asked the five male students to erase the photos and the messages.

The evidence and accusations are substantial, but her attorney, David S. Shrager, shed no light on her side of the story.

“In terms of talking about what the potential defense is, is premature for me to talk about it,” he told reporters. “At this point in time, we’ve just had an arraignment and a waiver of the preliminary hearing.”

Two of the alleged victims are ages 15 and 16. The criminal complaint also lists three other 18-year-old Steel Valley students.

Police uncovered a message from the youngest boy in the criminal complaint. Smith allegedly sent him a text that she, “was thinking about him and missed him and that he looked sexy at baseball practice.”

The language grew more explicit, saying she, “wanted to perform oral sex on him after school in her class and have sex with him over her desk.”

The judge ordered Smith to have no contact with anyone by phone, text or Facebook until her formal arraignment on July 26.

KDKA’s Kym Gable asked Shrager about Smith’s employment status with the Steel Valley School District.

“Well, I think you may want to call Steel Valley,” he said. “You may want to contact the superintendent and talk to them about it.”

A phone call to the district was not returned.

Police say they have interviewed all of the male students involved and other students who received the alleged photos of Smith. They say all of the stories are consistent.

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  • Thomas J Duttine

    Why is she covering up NOW?

    • Chicago Nick

      How bout it? What a sick skanking ho….Another wonderful Union made product of course.

      • mary

        Union has nothing to do with this person choices, and she made the wrong one ,Politics has notheing to do with her sick mind

      • Poor

        Are you kidding me? First of all, I can’t believe you would bring politics into this story. I also can’t believe you would make the comment that the public school system has more predators than the Catholic Church. That is a ridiculous comment on a lot of different levels, only one being that the Public School System has a lot more teachers than the Church does Priests. Unfortunately, dysfunction seeks out ways to easily manifest itself. If a person has a desire to be with a child, they are going to put themselves in a situation where they can do that. Even so, I highly doubt that there are more teachers responsible for sex crimes than non-union job employees. The correlation just isn’t there. Let’s not make this about a group of people and, instead, just hold the person responsible for her own actions.

      • jeeperz

        For crying out loud…what does the union have to do with it?

      • UnRook

        Hey Rook, let me buy you a clue. The lack of accountability and personal responsibility is PRECISELY what facilitated these types of occurances! The unions and other “lefties” (I presume yourself included based on your remarks) that do NOT want these standards… particularly when it comes to personal actions, or accountability of teachers through standardized testing. The lefties and the unions are being perfectly consistent here as are us “righties”.

      • rook

        It has nothing to do with unions, you’re just a confused victim of relentless union bashing done by corporations and their mouth pieces. This has to do with human nature, free will, and poor judgememt on the part of the individual. Funny how you righties are all for personal responsibility until you can lump the actions of one against a group that you don’t like.

      • Casual Observer

        jeeperz: Unions have a lot to do with this. They have been protecting these perverts for years. The public school system has way more predators than the Catholic church yet the offending teachers get a slap on the wrist or a transfer. Sometimes it is exposed and they get a lot of favorable media attention and from perverts like “dave game”.

      • TheMan

        I’m not surprised that some idiot trys to bash unions because of one person’s poor choice. Unions have nothing to do with this. Most of the catholic schools suck by the way. They only succeed because of the fact that most children have to parents (and money) and do the right thing for their kids. Chicago Nick is a total moran who obviously has a polictical connection to the right wing unioun haters.

      • TheMan

        Sorry for the spelling errors. I guess I get mad and type quickly when I see union bashing fools try to exploit a situation.

  • johnny69

    My gosh I just saw her on TV…she must weigh 300 LBS!

    • rook

      Explains why they’re using the word victims to describe the boys.

      • rook

        Heck, it sounds like even the desk she described my have grounds for being a victim in this case.

    • bill

      yeah no wonder she was ratted out.

    • Marbran

      Which is why she was outted. If she was attractive/hot, the boys would have kept quiet about it.

    • Duude

      if that be the case, she’s an idiot as well as a pervert.

  • Kris

    How do these people become teachers? I’m so dumbfounded by the incease in occurrences of matters of this nature. People like this really put a dark spot on the good teachers. I heard of cougar/cub relationships before, but this is ridiculous!

    • Paul

      In this region the primary requirements to become a teacher are the same as just about every other major urban setting where Democrats maintain a corrupt political machine; you MUST first and foremost be a registered Democrat, then you need to have a family member or close family friend who already works for the school or somewhere else in local government or at the very least someone who can put you in contact with the people who can move you name to the top of the list in exchange for some “gift” or compensation of some sort. Let me tell you folks if you think this woman is bad you ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen some of the flotsam and jetsam hired by the PPS that we encountered during the short time my daughter was a student and before we were able to get her out. Most of these people shouldn’t be allowed withing a thousand yards of minors let alone teaching them – drug addicts, never married women with multi-racial kids from multiple unknown fathers, criminals … and the union protects them all.

    • swathdiver

      How? They’re socialists, trained up to live immoral secular-humanist lives by the same system they are now abusing our children with.

      Religion and morality are key ingrediants to maintaining freedom in any country.

      Socialism in ANY form is immoral and EVIL!!!

      • jp

        Are you kidding or you are an idiot?

      • Casual Observer

        “swathdiver” is right. Socialism is theft of one man’s property to give to another who did not earn it. Taxation has been used to “redistribute” wealth and many parasites have joined the feeding frenzy. There are now more Americans who do not pay taxes that those who do. A good portion of those who don’t pay taxes are living off the efforts of those who do pay taxes. 44.5 million Americans on food stamps? Up 40% since Obama arrived? What is going on here? Government workers think they can do whatever they want to our bank accounts and our kids.

      • sean

        im guessing idiot.

    • nilofc

      Just like Pedophile priests that sheds a bad light to the 96% Catholic priest population. It is unfair for the majority of those who are keeping the faith.

    • Marc M

      Tenure… the root of evil in the public education system.

      • leslie lacey

        That, and the “hope and change” party.

    • The Gov't Blows

      it’s called affirmative action.

    • Sean

      Is there really an increase in occurrences, or just an increase in reports? I would put money on the latter.

      • Info

        As with other institutional sex exploitation of minors in the news (e.g. Catholic Church), we need to nullify the statute of limitations and perform an investigation of abuse within the school systems nationwide over the past 50 years to uncover the perpetrators as well as admin covers up.

      • rook

        I believe you are correct in the issue of reporting. Fifty years ago we pretended that nothing bad ever happened. Children were taught to fear adults and were simply aftaid to speak up when something like this happened. Heck, even up until the 1980s or so this stuff was considered to be so taboo that children often didn’t report it. Some didn’t even know it was wrong because the puritans that still fight to drag us back to the 1950s wouldn’t allow our children to be educated about things like this. Human nature and perversions of it havn’t changed significantly, but we now wear it on our sleeves a little more than we did back in the day. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes it is not.

      • Chicago Nick

        That’s BS. I’m 47, was the most popular guy in our HS in Arlington Heights IL in 79-83, had all the best chicks and not a single teacher ever approached us in this fashion. Not a one all the way through college.

        This is a product of out of control Unions and out of control feminism which has only proved one thing: women are and can be a sick and dirty as the dirty old men that USED TO BE the ones making headlines. Now it’s all the oversexed Ho’s/ If you doubt that just Google WND”s Big List and there you will find every single woman accused of these crimes in the past 3 years and the results are astounding.

        Nothing but underdeveloped and underloved by their daddies Sick broads.

      • Marbran

        There is an increase in both reports and the media reporting on these cases. The news pounces on these cases since they automatically lump the person in with the worst of the worst sex offenders – rapists and pedophiles. My first question is, how did she get the cell phone numbers for these five teenagers? It had to start somehow. I can’t see her being so stupid as to just randomly start sexting these boys. Based on the facts presented, she will most likely be charged with providing pornographic material to a minor, and/or violating age laws since she was in a position of authority over them. She’s lost her job – that’s a given; she’ll never teach again.

      • digitizedmind

        100% agree with that. More people are watching for it and reporting it. This type of thing has gone on forever. I can remember always hearing rumors and whispers about certain teachers when I was in school.

      • ZooKeeper

        Give me a break. How old are you. How many years has this been going on for? Validate your point by stating the years. It did NOT go on when I was in school. I am 45….and this did not happen when I was in school. We were doing other things…pulling pranks…drinking and fighting. Not doing this.

        You are just another Lib trying to say it’s okay…go with it. Just a another sucker of society. Trying to say this is okay…you should not breed. You heard whispers….yet on a blog….you hear whispers now? Why here if so. Loser.

      • CoachHouser

        Hey Chicago Nick:
        I was a senior in 1976, in rural Virginia, and my classmates and I were the ones covering our faces….. our female teachers were busted at a motel with our male athlete classmates. We all stopped wearing our varsity jackets, etc. in public so people wouldn’t ask us about it. Yes, it’s been going on forever.

    • Honestly

      To those of you 40+ year olds out there who don’t think this was going on when we were kids, you are sadly mistaken. These people don’t usually go after the self proclaimed “most popular guy in our HS” . So, I hate to ruin the little ego trip you’re on, but just because it didn’t happen to you Mr. Popularity doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening to somebody. We hear more about it now because it’s easier to prove. This is the age of electronics. In the past, there just wasn’t a paper trail.

  • bag o cheese

    She should run for Congress.

    • Cindy

      Yes! Then no punishment would be done to her!

  • paul ford

    this is what you get when you let liberalism run rampant.

    • sean

      Right…because the conservative tactic of making sex a dirty immoral taboo worked out really well all throughout the 50s. No women were ever raped by conservative men then. Right..

      • Stupid Sean

        Stupid Sean assumes the so-called glorious 50’s were a conservative utopia and not the time of commie liberal filth and the Democrat-lead KKK member’s power struggles. Sean is an idiot.

  • 22caliber

    Comfort sex

  • Abilene

    Victims? Only if she fell on them. My school days are long past, and somehow I think I missed something back then. :-)

  • New Edition

    ahhhhh to be young again

  • Anon

    @ Johnny69, dave game:

    So if she had been 145, blonde, and blue-eyed this would be perfectly legit? You disgust me.

    • Marbran

      I actually did this once. Go look up the cases of female teachers over the last 10-15 years. The more attractive the teacher, the lighter the sentence she was given. Don’t take my word for it…look it up. I think there is a website that lists them all if you search the correct terms.

    • Sean

      Really? 145? Let’s nudge that down 115.

      • Sean

        Ah, Gavin. You beat me to it.

    • Gavin

      Are you kidding, no it wouldn’t be alright if she weighed 145 lbs!! more like 125…

  • dan

    Is this what they mean by education reform? When I was a kid if I had to see the teacher after class it was to clean the blackboards. Now kids get their johnson blown and get to rod teach up the pooper over her desk. Nice!

  • Tex Lovera

    Must be a Steeler fan…

  • JJQ77

    “Victims”. LOL. Trust me, those boys hit the jackpot when they got this teacher.

    • MikeC711

      Based on what I’ve heard, this teacher is not exactly the catch of the century. I think that a little disgression here would go a long way … but it’s worldwide now, so that is not going to happen. Education choice anyone (nah, that means the gov’t loses too much control).

  • stacie

    very PROGRESSSSSSIVE high school indeed!

  • phillysmart

    Again teen age boys are NOT damaged in any way by oral sex or any sex for that matter …they live for it!

    • Shoe

      This is why we need to do away with the descriminatory age restrictions on sex and marriage. After all, if it’s my right to marry another guy, why can’t I marry or “bone” my 15 year old student? Adulthood at 18 is just some arbitrary restriction imposed by the religous right.

      • UnRook

        Hey “enlightened” I am giving Shoe the benefit of the doubt and thinking he is being facecious and implying that these war on culture examples promoted by the liberal left is exactly as you say “ruining” the country. It is the slippery slope of “progress(?)ivism

      • EllieEnlightened

        You are insane and peopl like you are what RUINED this country.

  • oldvlc

    How stupid are adults becoming? Sexual harassment is vigourously prosecuted in every private enterprise and has been for at least 15 years. Use of government or corporate computers to view porn is grounds to be fired on the spot. How could Rep Anthony Weiner think he would not get caught? How could this lady think she could get away with it? Time to GROW UP adults! Unless ofcourse you don’t give a damn about your job. BTW, such an offense on your record could ensure you never work again.

  • Kevin

    Being a WOMAN, she will get a slap on the wrist that’s all. It is the American double standard way. I mean she is a poor defenseless weak woman after all, and we all must “feel” sorry for her….

    • dennis

      A defenseless weak woma? Are you kidding me? She looks like one of the fighters in the WWE

      • Jew Boy

        dennis she is a defenseless woman because she lacks the skills and physical beauty to pull a man in her peer group. But your comment is funny as h e l l .

  • HughGKnutts

    Look at what the liberals have done to our education system. Time and again this happens. What is it about liberal women and pedophilia?

    • Marbran

      She did not commit pedophilia!! Pedophilia occurs with pre-pubescent children. These young men are certainly not children. But she’s guilty of being stupid, that’s for sure!

  • Tom Walter

    I Bet This Whale Voted For Obummer.

    • dennis

      you may be right. She looks like she would need a union

  • Mayon

    Years ago you might suspect a school janitor of such behavior. These days, it’s the teachers you have to worry about. The Smoking Gun archeives are full of examples….

  • JeddMcHead

    Tuck it in, Anthony!

  • luis

    Did someone seriously say she “looked” Muslim? Lol

  • Huh?

    “Over” her desk? Were they going to levitate?

  • Hank Warren

    Useless teachers sexually abusing kids, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    • Tom

      You have to be kidding me. You are right about all those points except the first one. Fine she should not be charged with anything to do with the 18 yr old boys. They are of legal age and if she lost her job over them that is okay too because of school policy that staff and students cannot have a romantic fling. Now for the kids underage she should be thrown in jail. That is not freedom of speech you idiot. Would you be okay if a 29 yr old male teacher sent those pics and texts to your 15 year old little girl? Yeah I did not think so. You give people on the right a bad name just like this whale gives people on the left a bad name. Idiot

      • dennis

        The boys that are 18. they are still in her custody. You can’t have sex with someone you are responsible for wheather in school or church. this lady was taking advantage of the situation. Even if she is found not guilty. The parents of the boys have a good case against her and the school system.

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  • Mike

    Those teachers are at it again. They just love the kids!

    Until they get unions out of our education system, this kind of thing will continue.

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