WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metropolitan police charged and arrested a substitute teacher from Fort Washington Tuesday with sexually abusing a minor on her first day on the job. According to charging documents, 22-year-old Symone Greene engaged in sexual acts with a 17-year-old student at Options Public Charter School in a classroom. She is charged with one […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metropolitan police charged and arrested a substitute teacher from Fort Washington Tuesday with sexually abusing a minor on her first day on the job.
According to charging documents, 22-year-old Symone Greene engaged in sexual acts with a 17-year-old student at Options Public Charter School in a classroom. She is charged with one count of first degree sexual abuse of a minor in a significant relationship.
Shannon Hodge, executive Director of Options Public Charter School, said Greene is a substitute teacher and not an employee of the school.
According to police, on Oct. 17 Greene texted the student, and he responded by asking her if she was “kinky.” Greene responded to the student, saying “I don’t tell I show.” At about 3:30 pm, the student knocked on Greene’s classroom door. According to charging documents Greene performed oral sex. The student, without Greene knowing, secretly recorded the act on his cell phone. During the weekend the two continued to talk through text messaging.
According to a transcript of the text messages, Greene asked the student not to tell anyone about what happened in the classroom because it is not right for a student and teacher to have a relationship. However, according to police the student shared the video with five teammates and a friend.
Hodge said school administrators learned of the incident on Monday and immediately notified authorities.
“We immediately contacted the Child and Family Services Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the parent of the student. MPD responded immediately and began an investigation into the incident,” Hodge said. ““We are deeply concerned about what happened to one of our scholars. Our goal is to keep our scholars safe and secure. All staff will remain extremely vigilant in maintaining a safe school environment and will continue to implement procedures to ensure the safety and security of our scholars.”
On Tuesday, Greene received a call from the Metropolitan Police Department asking her to meet with officers to discuss the incident in the classroom. Greene then text messaged the student, but the police were in custody of the student’s phone. According to police, Greene asked the student “Why is the police calling me?” and told the student to tell police she met with him in the classroom to help him with her resume.
“This can ruin my whole life,” Greene said in her last text message to the student. “Why couldn’t you just keep it to yourself?”