#10: Shannon Best

 #10: Shannon Best
Name: Shannon Best
School: Sanderson High School
City: Raleigh, NC
Age of Teacher:
Age of Student: 18
Rank: 10

Misdemeanor attempted crime against nature and giving alcohol to a student

Shannon Best was a 33-year-old social studies teacher at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, NC. She was arrested in April, 2008 after being charged with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old female student. According to police documents, Best had two female students spend the night at her apartment the Friday before her arrest. Best admitted to a month-long affair with a female student that included kissing, fondling, and sending nude pictures of herself to the student's cell phone. In June, 2008, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted crime against nature and giving alcohol to a student. She was given a suspended 45-day jail sentence, placed on 18 months of probation, and paid a $250 fine. She was not required to register as a sex offender.

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