Keenon Aampay Hall: Shiloh High School Teacher: Sex With Student?
Keenon Aampay Hall - Teacher of the Year at Shiloh High School Had a Sexual Relationship With a Student?
Keenon Aampay Hall, 29, (CBS has a photo of Ms. Hall) was named Teacher of the Year at Shiloh High School in Gwinnett County Georgia, but now she has resigned after admitting to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
After the allegations came to light the English teacher resigned and a file has been opened on the case. In the file are accounts from the student who allegedly came to Ms. Hall for help with his homework and that it turned in to sexual encounters at hotels, in the classroom, and at a friend's home. In the report it also states that pornography was found on the school laptop belonging to Ms. Hall.
The student has not been named but according to the AJC, he has given a statement in the case saying how Ms. Hall gave him gifts and pressured him to commit to their six-month relationship. He claims that she wanted a baby by him and when he said no she gave him a bad grade in his English class.
“The allegation of the inappropriate behavior came to light because the teacher decreased the student’s grade,” Gwinnett schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.
Recently in Georgia a law was signed stating it is illegal for teachers to have sex with students even if the sex is consensual and now Gwinnett County officials are investigating the case. They have the right to revoke Ms. Hall's teaching license if they choose.
“I am very disturbed by this situation, I think she should have been terminated,” said Ericka Pender, the teen’s mother, from her North Carolina home. “She wanted the relationship to go further and was threatening my son. She said she was going to make him fail.”
Ms. Hall is claiming that the relationship was consensual and that at least one other teacher knew about their encounter. No teachers could be reached for comment in this matter, but Ms. Hall's mother said that her daughter is an excellent teacher but was continually stressed by students, parents and school administrators.
“She loved teaching and thought she could change the world,” said Hall, who says she tried to push her daughter to seek a higher-paying profession. “My daughter didn’t have any inappropriate relationship with no under-aged student. She resigned for medical reasons, that’s what her paperwork shows.”