Former private school teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student
The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a former private school teacher, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students.
RoseAnna Busby said she found handwritten notes to her son from his former high school teacher.
"I love you. I care about you and I don't think I could ever stop," Busby said, recalling the notes.
Busby's son graduated from Dogwood Christian Academy in June. But she said her son's relationship with his former teacher, Tina Gentry, started before that.
According to an incident report, Busby reported the relationship to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office in June.
She said one of the church members told her she need to check into the time her son was spending with his teacher.
"My heart was broke because I mean she was a friend of ours," Busby said. "She was like family to us and then she betrayed us."
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk confirms his department is investigating, but he said he could not comment any further, citing the ongoing investigation.
According to the school's website, Gentry is listed as an 11th and 12th grade teacher.
Channel 3 reached out to the school for comment.
Administrator Susan Quarles said that Gentry resigned in April due to "health issues."
According to the report, Busby's son told detectives that's the same month he had a "consensual sexual encounter" with Gentry off school property.
Gentry has not been charged with a crime.
It's not clear when the sheriff's office will wrap up it's investigation, which Quarles confirms they are aware of.
Channel 3 attempted to reach Gentry for a comment on Tuesday.
This isn't the first incident investigated at Dogwood Christian Academy.
Two children claimed they were assaulted on campus by a construction worked name Anthony Stanley in August 2016.
He was a registered sex offender out of Whitfield County.
Stanley was accused of touching the two girls inappropriately.
The person who hired him admitted to knowing about Stanley's past, but said he truly believed he had changed.
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