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Claremore High School teacher charged with sexual battery

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 05:05:54-04

A Claremore High School teacher has been charged with sexual battery after she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to Rogers County court documents.

According to a court affidavit, Mary Bumsted, 24, started having a relationship with one of her students, 18, who as a junior at the time.

Court docs stated the relationship began after the 2017-18 school year.

Bumsted said she and the student became intimate and kissed on at least four occasions - once at Claremore Lake, Inola, Rogers County and Tulsa County, court docs said.

An affidavit said Bumsted realized the relationship was inappropriate, ended it and reported it to the police.

Court records said police searched Bumsted's phone and found messages with Bumsted expressing sexual interest in a student.

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