24 year old Merideth Powell is behind bars after being accused of having sexual contact with 2 of her 15 year old students and exchanging inappropriate texts and nude photos.
The high school math teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington was arrested for performing oral sex on one of the students and in a separate incident with the rest of the school was at an assembly had sexual contact with a different 15 year old student.
Court documents show that she also sent one of the students nude photos of herself in a bathtub and may also have sent inappropriate texts to a third 17 year old student.
She originally admitted to the conduct but has since pleaded not guilty to two charges of third degree child rape and a third charge of communications with a minor for immoral purposes.
The acts allegedly took place in her classroom during school hours.
Police say text messages sent between Powell and the 17 year old’s girlfriend are of Powell apologizing for “promiscuous” and “unprofessional” texts.
Her trial date is set for April 24 in Pierce County Superior Court.