Ex-Pasadena ISD teacher accused of having sex with four students turns herself in

LaShawn Simmons, a former math teacher at Beverly Hills Intermediate School, is charged with one count of sexual assault of a child under 17, two counts of engaging in an improper relationship between an educator and a student, and one count each of online solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.
February 20, 2013 4:16:59 PM PST
A former Pasadena middle school teacher who's accused of having sex with four students has turned herself into authorities.

LaShawn Simmons posted $60,000 total bond Wednesday on felony charges of sexual assault of a child, online solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. All four victims -- two minors and two adults -- currently attend Dobie High School.

We learned Wednesday that Simmons has retained legal counsel.

The two-month investigation began when a parent allegedly found inappropriate Facebook messages between the teacher and her son. Court documents state Simmons allegedly took some of the students back to her apartment and had sex with them.

Last month, Simmons, 41, resigned from her teaching position at Beverly Hills Intermediate School after 14 years with the district.

Anyone who has other information related to this case are asked to contact Trae Morris, detective with the Pasadena ISD Police Department, at 713-740-0063.
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