Debra Tanksley, Waynesboro, Georgia (arrested May 2014)

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    Debra Tanksley, 37, English teacher at Burke County High School, Burke County Schools, Waynesboro, Georgia, "criminal attempt sexual assault on a student"

    ANOTHER TEACHER ARRESTED - updated story

    Burke County High School English teacher Debra Tanksley, 37, was booked into jail at lunchtime today (Wednesday) after turning herself in at the sheriff’s office. According to Sheriff Greg Coursey, deputies were investigating another case when information surfaced that led them to text messages and photographs Tanksley sent to underage students. The sheriff said no physical sex acts have been alleged.

    “The messages were very explicit,” Chief Investigator Dedric Smith said, noting his agency has downloaded nearly 4,000 printed pages of messages. “This had been going on for months.” Investigators also found photographs that Tanksley apparently took of herself and texted a teenage student, including at least one that was sexual in nature.

    Sgt. Smith said her arrest stemmed from texts that were sent to one underage student for whom she is also accused of “grade fixing.” Texts were sent to other students as well, but investigators don’t yet know if those will result in criminal charges.

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    UPDATED ON 6: Burke County Teacher Arrested, Accused Of With Inappropriate Relation With ...

    37-year-old Debra Tanskley is charged with Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault and Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors. She is also being accused of fixing grades for the student investigators say she had inappropriate contact with at Burke County High School. That contact, by cell phone, and investigators say this case is similar to one last week. Debra Tanksley was the Burke County Public Schools' 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year ... Investigators say this was discovered during a previous investigation.

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    Former Burke County Teacher of Year charged with sexual involvement with student

    Burke County sheriff’s Sgt. Dedric Smith said information was obtained after last week’s arrest of 25-year-old teacher Ashley Ashe that another teacher could be involved in a similar relationship with a student.

    Police discovered that Debra Tanksley, 37, of Grovetown, sent text messages of a sexual nature to a high school student on more than one occasion.

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    Burke County teacher accused of sending sexual messages

    Debra ... Tanksley is accused of sending sexual text messages to several students, but an alleged relationship with one student landed her behind bars. "The text messages were very detailed as to what they wanted to do," chief investigator Dedric Smith said. Tanksley is charged with criminal attempt sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors after allegedly sending a student text messages and pictures of a sexual nature. "It started back in January, so there were a large number of text messages. There were several thousand," Smith said.

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    Former teacher of the year at Georgia high school accused of 'sending THOUSANDS of inappropriate texts to a student'...just ONE WEEK after a teacher at the SAME school was ...
    • Former teacher of the year Debra Tanksley has been accused of sending sexually explicit photos and thousands of inappropriate texts to one of her students
    • Tanksley also allegedly offered to fix the grades for the student
    • One week earlier her 24-year-old colleague Ashley Ashe appeared in court on charges that she had oral sex with a student
    • Ashe allegedly confessed to having oral sex with the 16-year-old boy and kissing him off-campus

    Two teachers from the same Georgia school have been charged with sex offences against children. Former teacher of the year Debra Tanksley, 37, has been accused of sending sexually explicit photos and thousands of inappropriate texts to one of her students. A week earlier her 24-year-old colleague Ashley Ashe appeared in court on charges that she had oral sex with a student.

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    Second teacher in a week arrested at Burke County High School for having inappropriate ...

    Burke County High School English teacher, Debra Tanksley, 37, who won the prestigious award in 2012, is now charged with crimes involving sexting with a student and raising the alleged victim’s grade, according to WJBF-TV. The texts were discovered just one week after an investigation revealed the alleged sexual relationship with a student of her colleague Ashley Ashe, 25, a married teacher at the high school. Ashe was busted on May 6 and charged with aggravated child molestation. Tanksley turned herself in to Burke County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday afternoon and is charged with criminal attempt of sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene material to minors.

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    Warrant canceled for former Burke County teacher charged with sexual involvement with student

    In December, the 2013 Burke County Teacher of the Year [Debra Tanksley] did not appear for arraignment and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. That warrant has been lifted, according to Augusta District Attorney Ashley Wright. “I am unaware of the reasons (why the warrant was lifted), as no explanation is contained in the order,” Wright stated in an e-mail.

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