GREENE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The school year may be over and done with at Leakesville Junior High School, but an alleged sex scandal is just beginning involving a teacher and two 13-year-old students.
"I hate it for our county, for the school system and for the families involved, it's just a no win situation for anybody here," said Greene County Sheriff Kevin Fortinberry.
Fortinberry said it happened last weekend when 7th grade science teacher Feneisha Hill allegedly took the two students to Hattiesburg to go bowling and out to eat. After that, Fortinberry said Hill allegedly took the boys to a trailer in the State Line community where she allegedly had sex with one of them.
"This was the last thing that crossed my mind that would happen in little old Leaksville," said Dagenia Meyers, mother of one of the boys.
Meyers said she thought her son was just going to see a movie with a friend that night, but when he came home the story took a turn, a turn she says took the innocence of two young boys.
"I'm hurt," said Meyers. "I feel deceived by this lady because I entrusted my child to the Greene County School System never to think that this would happen."
When the allegations came out, Hill was placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. In the school's yearbook, hill isn't just a teacher, she's also listed as the girl's basketball coach, and according to Fortinberry and Myers, the daughter of a county supervisor.
Hill has not been charged or arrested for any felony, and because of it, the Sheriff's Office is being accused of dragging its feet.
"Let's just remember they are just allegations by two 13-year-olds," said Fortinberry.
The investigation is ongoing, but Fortinberry said Hill was charged with a misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Meyers said its a start, but not enough.
"I want something done," said Meyers. "I want her arrested and have to pay for the crime that she committed when she took these boys without our consent or our knowledge."
Fortinberry said he wanted to take the situation slowly.
"We're going to do this right," he said. "We're going to do the investigation right, and if the allegations are there - there will be an arrest, and she'll have to face these charges."
Fortinberry expects the case will go to a grand jury and says his office is waiting on a warrant to be issued for the arrest, but first there may have to be a probable-cause hearing.