Thursday, February 25, 2016

‘Nobody had a clue’: community reeling after sex charges laid against female teacher

BANCROFT, Ont. – A local parent says the community is in disbelief after a female teacher was arrested and charged with dozens of sex crimes, and says it should serve as a warning to parents to keep a closer eye on their childrens’ social media activities.

Central Hastings O.P.P. have laid 36 charges against Jaclyn McLaren, 36, of Stirling, Ont., including multiple counts  of sexual exploitation and making child pornography. The charges involve students as young as 12 years old over a three-year span from 2013 to 2016.

ennifer Woodcock, whose daughter attended McLaren’s French classes for two years, said parents are reeling from the notion that the incidents could have occurred right under their noses on their childrens’ cellphones and social media accounts.

“That’s the shocking part of it. It is shocking to think that … these situations can be going on and nobody have a clue,” she told Global News.

“Nobody overheard anything, no parents overheard anything, nobody’s radar went off, and it’s just puzzling,” she said.  (more...)


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