She has been charged with two counts of improper relationship between an educator and student and one count of sexual assault on a child, reports the Texarkana Gazette. She faces 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Investigators said the educator came to the attention of police after a teacher overheard a group of college students snickering that one of the boys got Bell pregnant.
But the teased boy told his pals that Bell said he “wasn’t his baby’s daddy”.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Bell worked in the school library and was employed there from August 5, 2019 to May 22, 2020.
One of the 17-year-old boys told police he first hooked up with her during the Thanksgiving vacation. The duo reportedly met at a local truck stop after exchanging steamy messages on SnapChat.
His baby was sleeping in a car seat when Bell met the boy for the date, he claimed, adding that the couple then retreated to the teacher’s home where they had sex. .
The other 17-year-old told detectives that he visited Bell’s home several times before consuming their relationship.
As for the 16-year-old alleged victim, he also broke the ice with the teacher on SnapChat. After a soccer game on November 22, 2019, he reached out and told her he wanted to go visit her. The boy pretended it was a joke.
But he says Bell strapped her baby up in the car seat, went to the boy’s house, and brought him home where she allegedly sexually assaulted him. She drove him home around 5 a.m. and the couple reunited the following weekend.