UPDATE: Gwinnett County Police Department confirm that the City of Monroe in Walton County has been advised that some of the activities allegedly occurred in the Monroe city limits.
Editor’s Note: Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.
A former South Gwinnett High School teacher has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to a press release from Gwinnett County Police Department, Therese Gunn, 53, of Grayson, turned herself into the Gwinnett County Jail on Friday evening. She bonded out of jail on Saturday, May 7, at 1:06am after a total bond of $21,700 was set on the charges.
GCPD report that the investigation began in April after a sexual assault report was filed by someone from the Snellville area of Unincorporated Gwinnett County. The complainant reported that her 17-year-old son had been having a sexual relationship with his teacher at South Gwinnett High School where he was a student. The mother had learned of the situation on April 19 and informed the school of the situation. The School Resource Officer and Department of Family and Children Services were contacted. GCPD report that the teacher has since resigned from her teaching position.
According to the report, the relationship began in March and has since ended. Some of the sexual activity allegedly occurred at the school, at the teacher’s residence, and at Lenora Park. The GCPD Special Victims Unit investigated the case and because some of the sexual activity allegedly happened outside the school, GCPD is investigating the case. The teacher is also accused of hosting a party at her home in Grayson during which time the 17-year-old and two other female students allegedly smoked marijuana under her direction. She also allegedly smoked marijuana with them.
Some of the activity is alleged to have taken place in a “neighboring county.” It is not known at this time which neighboring county that is. Some students from the Gwinnett County side of Loganville attend South Gwinnett High School. (Update: GCPD has confirmed the neighboring county is Walton County and the investigating authority is the City of Monroe Police Department)