A 34-year-old Physical Education has been accused of having sex with teenage boy.
According to reports, Susan Duursma was charged with three counts of corrupting or soliciting a minor. She is accused of having sex with the 15-year-old boy at her home and in a car three times between March and July.
The teacher has now been suspended from the school and the school board ultimately intends to permanently discharge her.
Duursma’s lawyer has revealed that his client will plead not guilty to the charges.
“There’s always two sides to every story. Sometimes these situations are a little more complicated than they might appear initially,” he said. “Susan will get her opportunity to explain her side of what happened.”
If convicted, Duursma will have to register as a sex offender, and could face up to 15 years in prison.