South Carolina Teacher Arrested For Sexual Battery, Giving Booze to Students

Think you’re having a case of the Mondays? Think again. Life could be worse than working on a Monday… just ask Battery Creek High School English teacher Brittney Whetzel, who didn’t punch in today after getting arrested on charges of sexual battery and transferring alcohol to students.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says Brittney is accused of having sex with two students, while providing booze to three — details from the report:

Following an investigation into incidents of sexual battery with two students and providing alcohol to three minors that occurred at a residence on Lady’s Island between April 9th and April 10th , Sheriff’s Office investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and obtained warrants for the arrest of a Battery Creek High School Teacher, 28-year-old Brittney Whetzel.

This morning, investigators located and arrested Whetzel at her Lady’s Island home on the warrants charging her with two counts of Sexual Battery with a Student and three counts of Transfer of Beer or Wine for an Underage Person’s Consumption. Following her arrest, Whetzel was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated; she has yet to receive a bond hearing on the charges.

WTOC.com reports Whetzel was placed on administrative leave last week.

According to Brittney’s profile on the school’s website, she’s from the Washington D.C. area and attended Clemson University.

It’s worth noting Whetzel is one of two Battery Creek High School employees in trouble with the law. Another person named Akina Andrews was also arrested for boozing up minors (from Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office):

This afternoon, 23-year-old Akina Andrews—an employee of Battery Creek High School—turned herself in to investigators in Beaufort, where she was arrested on warrants charging her with three counts of Transfer of Beer or Wine for an Underage Person’s Consumption. Andrews was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated. And like Brittney Whetzel, Andrews has yet to receive a bond hearing for her charges.