Former Durham teacher charged with student-related sex offenses
Durham County sheriff’s investigators last week arrested and charged a former Durham Public Schools teacher with taking indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex offense with a student. The woman charged, Michelle Smith White, 37, of Penrith Drive in Durham, was booked into the Durham County Jail Wednesday morning and was released hours later after posting a $6,000 bond.
Investigators say White began a sexual relationship with a female student — who was 15 at the time — in 2012 while White was a teacher at Jordan High School. White resigned from her teacher position in April of this year.
The case remains under investigation and sheriff’s detectives expect additional charges to be filed as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s criminal investigations division at 919-560-0880.