Mississippi instructor plotted to take pupil throughout state traces to elope: report

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Mississippi instructor plotted to take pupil throughout state traces to elope: report

A Mississippi instructor accused of getting intercourse with a pupil was denied bond after an investigator dropped a disturbing accusation in courtroom.

“He (James Donald Hawkins II) stated that that they had made plans to go to Louisiana to elope, and issues have been transferring sooner than they initially anticipated,” Jackson County Sheriff Captain Kristen Johnson testified, in response to WLOX.

Johnson stated throughout her testimony that Hawkins II, 38, had admitted to having intercourse with the 17-year-old pupil at his house and within the car parking zone of the Ocean Springs Walmart, in response to the native information outlet. 

Hawkins II, a highschool physics instructor within the Ocean Springs college district, was arrested on Nov. 30 and charged with felony sexual battery, in response to inmate information. 

Legislation enforcement stated that the investigation is ongoing and that extra costs could possibly be filed. 

“The sufferer stated that it started within the springtime of 2023 earlier than the final college yr ended,” Johnson advised the courtroom throughout Hawkins II’s possible trigger listening to on Tuesday.


Hawkins II was a highschool physics instructor within the Ocean Springs college district. Fb

“In line with Mr. Hawkins, he admitted that they had intercourse roughly one time a month, together with at his home and in her automotive.”

It’s the identical house he reportedly lives in together with his spouse and their toddler, the Solar Herald reported.

The bond was set at $150,000, in response to inmate information. The choose additionally ordered him to avoid the scholar and her household. 

Hawkins II’s lawyer, Cameron McCormick, and the varsity district didn’t instantly return Fox Information Digital’s request for remark, however the college district advised native information shops after his arrest that he had been fired.

College officers stated in a press release that the accusations have been “disturbing and insupportable.”

“OSSD is deeply troubled by the arrest and costs introduced at present by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Division involving one in all our academics,” the varsity district stated in a press release. 

“James Hawkins was terminated from OSSD when district officers have been knowledgeable of his arrest and subsequent costs by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Division this night.”


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