Former Hampton special education teacher accused of taking indecent liberties with student

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Hampton, Va. – A former educator at Hampton High School has been charged after officials say she took indecent liberties with a student.

Samantha Quinn

Samantha Quinn

Samantha Quinn, a 25-year-old Virginia Beach resident, has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties.

A school resource officer at the school says they were notified about the possible complaint that a student and a former faculty member took indecent liberties on two occasions.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Hampton’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations court, the 17-year old student made the complaint. He told police in April of 2015 he had consented to engaging in sexual behavior with Quinn not once, but twice.

He made the complaint in November, according to the court records. That was the same time school officials confirmed Quinn resigned.

Quinn started with the School in August of 2014. School leaders released a statement Thursday assuring parents they believe this was an isolated incident.

“Hampton High School parents should be reassured that we consistently work to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students, including strong collaboration with the Hampton Police Department, and consider this to be an isolated situation,” wrote Diana Gulotta, spokesperson with Hampton City Schools.

Quinn is expected to be back in court next week.

 

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