Reed High School Teacher Accused of Sex With Students

Thirty-four-year-old Bethyl or Beth Shepherd will make her first appearance in Sparks Justice Court Wednesday morning.

School police say someone contacted them and told them what Shepherd was doing, that's when their investigation began.

“Immediately employee put out on leave while we did our investigation. Through our investigation it as determined, that she did, we had enough probable cause to believe that she did have sexual conduct with at least two students at the school,” says Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras.

According to an affidavit filed in Sparks Justice Court, one incident happened on April 7th in an area being developed east of D'Andrea golf course.

The chief would not confirm if the student was in one of Shepherd's classes. But he does dispute Shepherd's claims that she didn't have sex with one student, and she was forced to have sex by the second.

“Through our interviews, numerous interviews part of this case, and evidence we uncovered that's where we've come up with the probable cause that this occurred,” say Mieras.

Chief Mieras says even if the student was 17, an age of consent, that still doesn't absolve Shepherd.

Under Nevada Law a teacher has a certain professional standing and there is an expectation the teacher will keep the relationships professional with students.

Last month another Reed High School special education teacher was arrested for having a relationship with a 15 year old.

Marie Fisher was arrested on felony charges and according to court documents sent sexually graphic text messages to that student.


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