Teacher Sherry Gentle free of criminal charges relating to sex with student

Sherry Gentle, the Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student, will not face any charges relating to the matter, according to the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office.

On April 29, a Rapides Parish grand jury, returned a no true bill in connection with the three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, 20 counts of cyberstalking and one count of stalking.

Gentle was arrested in December and twice in January when the teenager’s grandmother accused Gentle of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with her grandson.

“Nothing ever happened,” Gentle told The Town Talk in a recent interview. “I’m just glad that the grand jury saw that and make the right decision. Justice prevailed.”

Gentle, who had been a Rapides Parish School District teacher for three years, was placed on administrative leave without pay. She later resigned.

Gentle told The Town Talk she “doesn’t hold any of that against the pupil or his grandmother.”

3 Responses

  1. Why are we addressing this story. There are a ton of important issues going on.

  2. Dave, We are addressing this story because we printed the original story about the arrest and the charges that this teacher faced. It is equally important to address the fact that she has been cleared.

  3. Thank you very much for posting this upated story on your site. It is greatly appreciated, more than you could know or ever understand.

    Thank you again!

    Peace and Blessings!

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