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Teacher, 49, arrested for ‘performing sex act on boy,15, at graduation party’ before she was confronted by his mom – The Sun

A MIDDLE school teacher was arrested on Thursday after she allegedly had sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy at a graduation party.

Leslie Bushart, a former teacher at Lake Gibson Middle School near Lakeland, Florida, was arrested and charged with one count of felony lewd battery, after attending a graduation party on June 6 where the incident occurred.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Bushart, 49, told police that she and the boy had walked away from the crowd during the party.

“She attempted to smoke marijuana, but was so drunk that she couldn’t get it lit,” the Sheriff’s press release alleges.

“At that point she began performing oral sex on the victim.”

Then, according to the release, Bushart and the boy rejoined the party and the teacher talked about what had happened.

“Bushart told another person at that party that she had just performed oral sex on the teenage victim,” the release states.

“That person then informed the mother of the victim. The mother confronted Bushart, who then quickly left the party.”

Bushart allegedly reached out to the victim’s mother through Facebook Messenger after the party and said that she had been drunk at the party.

The parents informed police and an investigation opened on June 16.

In a press conference on Friday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd reiterated the charges against Bushart and said the victim’s mother was angry.

“You can imagine that she wasn’t too pleased with that set of circumstances,” Judd said.

Judd called Bushart’s alleged actions a ‘betrayal” and vows to prosecute her aggressively.

“Leslie Bushart victimized a teenage boy. She betrayed her profession, as well as her friends during what was supposed to be a very special day,” Judd said in the press release.

“There is technically one victim in this case, but the entire family and school community have suffered from this.”

According to PEOPLE, Bushart is being held at the Polk County Jail on $15,000 bond.

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Teacher born without right forearm thrills pupils by getting fitted with £10,000 bionic limb

A TEACHER born without a right forearm has thrilled her pupils by getting fitted with a £10,000 bionic limb.

Vikki Smith, 25, can now use a knife and fork at the same time and carry books thanks to her new “Hero Arm”.


She said: “The kids have been really funny. When I came in with it they were amazed.”

She has now got a new nickname at Thatcham Park primary in Berks.

Vikki said: “The kids have been really funny. When I came in with it they were amazed.

"They're always trying to get me to do things.

"They were chatting between themselves and came up with the phrase super teacher because it's like a robot arm.

"I wanted to be an inspiration for the kids, to show every child I teach they are special and can overcome anything.

"It's helped me build confidence – before I didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to talk about what was different with me.

"I never walked around with my prosthetic on show but now I've talked about my new arm with the kids.

"If I'm confident in my difference then if there is something different about them they can be confident about it."

Vikki has had prosthetics before but says they were more about image.

The Hero Arm, from Bristol-based firm Open Bionics, picks up signals from above her elbow.

She said: “I love it.”




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