A West Bladen High school teacher, Shanna Harrelson, was arrested by Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and charged with sex crimes with several students. Harrelson taught Earth Science at the school. The school suspended the teacher without pay due to a pending investigation after the initial suspension with pay.
Sheriff James A. McVicker said Harrelson was charged with one count of Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor, one count of Crimes Against Nature and one count of Sex Act With a Student.
The Bladen County School Board reported to the sheriff office about the suspicious actions by the teacher last week. The investigation took some time to be completed with interviewing with witnesses and potential victims.
Harrelson was given a $55,000 bond and her court date is this upcoming Monday.