A former Memphis High School algebra teacher was indicted on two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure for allegedly having a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old student. The affair was ultimately exposed after the teacher refused to give into the teen's demand for $140 in hush money.
Jasmine Edmonds, 24, and one of her former students at Trezevant High School allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship between Nov. 2017 and Jan. 2018. According to records obtained by WHBQ, Edmonds and the student exchanged hundreds of texts which illustrate the nature of their alleged affair. One of the messages indicated that the teen demanded $140 from Edmonds in exchange for not outing her.
“You Said We Had A Bet & If You Lie Our Little Secret Going To Be Out There,” the message read. “That’s Not A Threat It’s A Promise.” When Edmonds presumably didn't respond, the teen sent the following message, “Then You Not Trying To Answer Or Text Back I Got Proof of Everything So 140 Tomorrow Or Your Career Over On My Grandma.”
The unnamed teen was expelled from the school in March for throwing rocks at Edmonds' car in addition to exchanging texts with his teacher. The Tennessee’s State Board of Education also released documents Wednesday, which include a statement from the school's basketball coach who indicated that he saw Edmonds waiting outside practice for the teen.
The mother of the student also wrote a written statement, indicating that she “didn’t have any knowledge” of her son and Edmonds' relationship. Edmonds had been a guest at the teen's family's Thanksgiving as the boy's mother knew Edmonds did not have family nearby.
Currently, Edmonds is out of jail after posting $50,000 in bail.