StarTelegram A 33-year-old school counselor is accused of having sex with a ninth-grade student nearly a dozen times and even told the student’s sister that she would leave her husband for him, according to an arrest affidavit. The student ended the relationship after his mother caught them in bed in his room, the affidavit says. Shannon Hathaway, a former school counselor at Harwood Junior High School, surrendered to Bedford police on Thursday morning on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student. Her arrest came at the end of a monthlong investigation by the HEB Independent School District and the Bedford Police Department. Attempts to reach Hathaway were unsuccessful Thursday evening and jail records did not list her attorney’s name. School district officials became aware of Hathaway’s relationship with a former 17-year-old male student at Harwood Junior High when the teen’s sister informed school administrators of it on May 8, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram on Thursday. The sister said that during the 2016-2017 school year, Hathaway would spend a lot of time with her brother, who is now 18 years old and has since dropped out of school. She said she never witnessed inappropriate behavior between the pair, aside from Hathaway holding her brother’s hand. She said that Hathaway told her she was in love with her brother and would leave her husband for him, the affidavit says. The sister told investigators that her brother confided in her about having sex on numerous occasions with Hathaway at her home in Keller, his mother’s home in Euless and potentially at Harwood Junior High. It’s unclear in the affidavit what she meant by “potentially.” In a voicemail sent to parents Thursday morning, HEB ISD Superintendent Steve Chapman said: “There is no evidence to suggest the alleged behavior happened on the Harwood Junior High campus.” Hathaway was placed on paid administrative leave by the school district after the report came to light and the district began an internal investigation.
A 33-year-old Texas guidance counselor named Shannon Hathaway, who is married to the school wrestling coach, has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with an underage student at Harwood Junior High School after the boy’s mother caught her son naked in his bed with Shannon Hathaway. In her mugshot, Shannon Hathaway can be seen grinning from ear to ear, and Hathaway reportedly had sex with the then 17-year-old male student dozens of times starting sometime in the 2016-2017 school year. Shannon Hathaway said that she loved the student, and that she was willing to leave her husband for the boy, but he ended the affair with his guidance counselor after the boy’s mother caught the two naked in his bed. When I read these stories, it really seems like a victimless crime, because this kid is living out every teenage boy’s fantasy, by having sex with one of his teachers (or in this case guidance counselor). When the teacher is married, I always end up feeling bad for the husband, not only was your wife banging one of her underage male students behind your back but she was ready to leave you for a teenager. The husband is the real victim here.
South Park nailed this “epidemic” of hot teachers banging their young students: