Another of the worst teachers in history come from 2020. In a truly brazen act of child abuse, Leslie Bushart was intoxicated at a teen girl’s graduation party when she left the festivities with the graduate’s 15-year-old brother. Bushart allegedly tried unsuccessfully to smoke marijuana with the boy, too drunk to be able to light it. She then proceeded to perform oral sex on the boy, authorities say.
After the incident, Bushart returned to the party and told someone about the encounter, who immediately notified the boy’s mother. Bushart is now being held by police on $15,000 bail.
This 47-year-old teacher from Memphis, Tennessee was recently indicted on charges of statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure. Police say Eddington carried out prolonged sexual relationships with two 17-year-old students, even going so far as to grope them while providing tutoring in a classroom. While she was eventually released on a $50,000 bail bond, she no longer holds a teaching position and the case against her is ongoing.
This young teacher had only had her position at a Texas high school for less than a year when she allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Administrators at Bastrop High received a tip last August that Pardy had sex with the student the previous December. The school quickly fired her, and now the law is catching up. Round Rock police arrested the 25-year-old in July 2020. She now faces second-degree felony charges and up to 20 years in prison if convicted.