Nevada – A high school teacher in Nevada was arrested Monday on kidnapping charges after “inappropriate messages” between her and a student were found, police said.
Breanna K. Hernandez, a 27-year-old teacher at Basic Academy of International Studies in Henderson, is facing two counts each of first-degree kidnapping, lewdness with a minor and luring a minor, Clark County School District police announced.
Hernandez was arrested after a months-long probe was launched in November when authorities were first alerted to “inappropriate messages” between her and the student, Lt. Darnell Couthen said. It was not clear why the kidnapping charges were warranted.
Hernandez, who was hired by the district in 2015, had been reassigned to work from home since the start of the criminal probe, Couthen said.
There’s a lot of odd little elements to this one. Like a charge of kidnapping? What’s that about? When I think about kidnapping I picture Gary Sinise taking Mel Gibson’s kid away in Ransom or oily Eurotrash grabbing Liam Neeson’s daughter from her apartment in Taken. Not some average looking high school teacher sexting up one of her high school students. I mean, as long as she’s trying to bone a kid over the internet, why not just charge her with tax evasion, treason or point shaving?
And what’s with her working from home? How exactly do you teach high school from home? Is it like University of Phoenix where you can get your high school diploma without ever showing up to class? Because if that’s the case, they’ll never get another student or teacher to show up again. Unless it’s for sex. And if it’s supposed to be punishment for the crime of “lewdness” and “luring a minor,” I’m not sure keeping her communicating with the boys online is the greatest deterrent. Besides, it’s like a comedian buddy of mine says. When he sends his son to his room, he’s sending him to a place that has cable, the internet, a cell phone and an online gaming system. “If I really want to punish the kid,” he says “I ought to send him to my room and let him stare at the lava lamp all weekend.” If they really wanted to punish Breanna Hernandez, they should make her stay in school and take her computer away.
Looks: She’s your Fail Safe. The one you’d do as a last resort after all your other attempts didn’t work out, it’s almost closing time and she’s giving all the non-verbal clues she can that it’ll be no effort at all for you. And then she’ll go home. Still, you would.
Moral Compass/Bad Judgment: Sorry, but there’s just not enough to go on here. At least until we get closure on the kidnapping, lewdness and luring charges, I’m simply left cold.
Intangibles: The name of her high school says it all: Basic.
Overall: C. We’re halfway through January already. 2019 better pick up the pace.
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