(Story broke 5/18/2017)
Derren Justin Evans was a teacher at a private K-12 school in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Police allege Evans became friends with a female student on both Instagram and Snapchat. The student thought Evans was acting as a mentor. Instead of mentoring the student Evans is accused of forcibly kissing the student at school and inappropriately touching her. When the student messaged Evans on Snapchat for him to stop touching her, Evans is said to have had the temerity to request nude pics from the girl. At last report, Evans was out on bond.
As usual, my advice to parents here is to check who is on the friends list of all your kids’ apps. If one of them is a teacher at their school, which seems to happen frequently, let the school know. It may be innocent, but it’s better to be sure. Also, tell your kids if their teacher wants to friend them on social media, you need to know. It’s my opinion that no teacher should be friending their students on social media while circumventing their parents’ knowledge.