Christopher Young, local Peabody-Burns teachers, was engaged in sexual relations with two students for months, giving gifts such as promise rings to them, and spending the night with them in his trailer, according to an affidavit released this afternoon.
Police were first notified that Christopher Young, 45, was engaged in what was called a consensual sexual relationship with a student in January by a close friend of the student. Chief Burke, who received the tip immediately launched an investigation into the matter with cooperation from the Peabody-Burns School Administration and the Marion County Sheriffs Office.
The Peabody-Burns administration was able to use its video system to identify inappropriate behavior from Young.
“Multiple times school administration has found Chris Young’s classroom door locked prior to school starting in the mornings and Chris Young and the [student] have been in the classroom together,” said the affidavit.
According to the police source, the relationship had been going on for months, with Young providing the student’s gifts, and the students often spending the night in his trailer.
After a search warrant was issued on Young and the student’s phone, nude of the students as well as text messages that further indicated the supposed relationship.
“…I’m fucking my History teacher and the head cheerleader at this school, my dad’s the head drug dealer and moonshine maker of the town so I’ve got it all made,” One message on the student’s phone said.
While initially during the investigation the students were unwilling to be interviewed, one of the students eventually agreed. The student claimed that she and the other female had engaged in sexual activities with Young on the 28th and 29th of January.
No Arrest warrant has been issued as of the release of the Affidavit.
- If there is a formal arrest
- Possibly look into Young’s history, has this happened before?
- Interview people who worked with Young, get his character.