Jenna Schultz, 26-year-old student teacher, allegedly sent Simley senior nude photo, sexts

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Schultz, while allegedly trying to seduce a student: "[I] can see why they advise against this but I just had to break all the rules."
Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle-schoolers who got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in very hot water for using modern technology while under the influence of too many hormones.

Jenna Schultz, 26, worked as a student teacher at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights until last Thursday, when a 17-year-old male senior outed her for sending criminally inappropriate sexts and Facebook messages.

Police say one of the messages contained a photograph of Schultz "completely naked" with her leg raised. Schultz also messaged the boy about possible "changes" to his grades and asked whether he was in a relationship, the complaint says.

In one message, Schultz writes that she's "not sure if you are a boy or a man" and that she "can see why they advise against this but I just had to break all the rules." Perhaps regretting the messages a little later, she then wrote back and said, "Damn what was I thinking..."

The complaint says Schultz sent the messages between May 11 and May 14. A few days later, the boy cut off all contact with Schultz, saying she was "annoying" him. He reported the messages to school officials last Thursday.

When Schultz was called into the office that same day and asked to explain the messages, she told officials she lost a flash drive that contained personal photos, the idea being that someone had somehow gotten their hands on the drive and then distributed the contents to the 17-year-old student.

Schultz acknowledged she took the nude photo of herself in the bathroom of her Minnetonka home, but said she couldn't recall sending it -- "[I] must have been really drunk," she told police.

After her initial court appearance last Friday, Schultz bailed herself out of jail for $30,000, the Pioneer Press reports. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 23. She faces two felony stalking charges and a misdemeanor change of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. If convicted, Schultz faces up to a half-decade in prison.

For last week's Dakota County school sex scandal, see:
-- Locker-room phone photo of Lakeville middle schooler reportedly shared among students

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CAMERON
CAMERON

She looks. 18. 26yrs old. Yea Right. Not so smart. I hope. She lost her teachter job and NEAVER finds a JOB TEACHING AGAIN. What a dumb duck. ?......

Jerry Jackson
Jerry Jackson

I had sex with a student teacher when I was a senior in high school. I was 18, but I don't think this is any different.

It was a fun experience, and I wouldn't do anything differently. People go too overboard in these situations. They should determine if the act was wanted by both sides, and act accordingly.

If the boy was wanting this, and participating, the female student teacher should not be charged with a sex crime that gets her put in the registry for life.

jess
jess

why didn't that happen to me when I was 17

Tilleena
Tilleena

Did the cuff links match the cuff?

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

And people still complain about the Catholic church being a bunch of pervs. Every year we hear numerous stories about teachers having inappropriate relations with their students.Think its about time we dispense with this "teacher of the year" and incessant fawning over them. Sound like they're all a bunch of perverts who get into teaching just to be around children.

Jpte
Jpte

"completely naked" with her leg raised... Sounds like someone had a little Captain in them!

vitajex
vitajex

I have had crushes.

I have been unbelievably drunk.

I have been on the internet.

I have NEVER gotten drunk and sent naked pictures of myself over the internet to a crush... except for that one time. (Sorry, Betty White!)

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@Jerry Jackson Irregardless, it's sexual assault under cover of authority. Lines must needs be drawn somewhere, so the issue remains how. One can hardly dismiss matters in which the relatively powerless party happens to be male, not and still maintain at least a fig-leaf of gender fairness in such things. 

As it is, she will not be treated so harshly as she would have were she a he.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@jess I came to know a fellow for whom such things seemed to have been daily occurrences, when I inherited his paper route. G_d, the naked disappointment on the faces of those eager, tricked-out housewives and career girls. (Hey, it was back in the day.) Including one stunning m-d tag team, dressed to the nines, including matching gold lame miniskirts and skyscraper heels. What a great pity that I was young in an age long before camera phones! (What an even greater pity that I never even remotely resembled Thor, as this guy did. LOL)

Buckrogers711
Buckrogers711

A woman sending a nude picture to a seventeen year old boy is a little different than priests molesting children. You should really get your head out of the pope's ass and think before you make such a stupid comparison.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Pope Benedict XVI personally directed the coverup of a catholic priest who molested as many as 200 deaf children.  From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"Murphy was so powerful and it was so hard," said Geier who was molested when he was in seventh grade and said he saw more than a dozen other boys molested. "You couldn't get out. It was like a prison. I felt so confused. Here I had Father Murphy touching me. I would be like, 'God, what's right?' "

Geier said the boys received no sex education and had no idea what was happening to them. Some, he said, believed it must be all right because it was being done by a priest.

So sort of the same thing as nude text messages.  Good point.   Since the teachers are worst than the Catholics can you please cite a pedophile who is wanted by the police that the teacher's union is hiding?   Because the Pope is hiding Cardinal Bernie Law in the Vatican so the Boston police can't question him about his role in a coverup of pedophilia.   Note in this story the teacher was confronted by school adminstrators and turned over to the police.   The Pope covered up a pedophile that raped 200 deaf children.

cags777
cags777

At least she's not married and trying to dictate who can and cannot marry.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@Jpte Apparently not; more's the pity, says she.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@vitajex If any 92-year-old woman could make a young man champ at her bit, she'd be her.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@AsA Heart Attachk We be the Romans.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@Buckrogers711 The tidal wetlands of the Mississippi River delta have retreated well over 200 miles inland. The greater damage thus done, should we simply abandon efforts to halt its further erosion? I mean, WTH, why even bother, right, when what remains is such a trifle next to what was lost?

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 Well that took about 30 seconds. http://www.gather.com/viewArti...

BTW I'm not defending the Catholic church, just stating there seem to be an awful lot of stories about teachers having inappropriate relations with students yet we're supposed to honor and revere them at every turn... Personally think there should be cameras installed in every classroom (although with cellphones today not entirely necessary)

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

hmm...he's got ya there Cin...

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@cags777 Nope, just raping children over whom she exercised authority and in whom parents placed the trust which she abused. Oh, she probably also gets her hands dirty in whatever Rightist or Leftist propaganda campaign is the latest rage at her school.

jack_sprat
jack_sprat

@ludwigtr Not really. The only salient difference is the amount of power which was at hand with which to effect the abuse and its coverup. Several recent incidents have involved such attempts; at Penn State, they were quite successful, no?

In each case, the actual perpetrator is corrupt. Opportunity presented itself to transgress by abusing authority. The cumulative effect of the many instances of similar corruption have steadily undermined the shores of trust upon which any free society necessarily stands.

The consequence of such widespread lack of confidence in those we must perforce trust weakens the willingness to continue to do so. 

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