Tennessee teacher’s aide arrested for statutory rape of student

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Sumner County teacher’s aide has been arrested after it was discovered she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student.

Shaundra Cartwright, 42, was taken into custody on Tuesday after a months-long investigation.

On June 8, the Millersville Police Department was contacted by a concerned family member of a 17-year-old boy regarding a sexual relationship between the child and Cartwright. Cartwright served as a teacher’s aide at White House Middle School.

Through investigation, authorities discovered that the relationship began about two years ago. Messages between the two were found on Snapchat.

Detectives found Cartwright had sex with the student approximately 15 times before the student’s family members found out what was going on.

The Millersville Police Department presented the case to a grand jury earlier this month. Sealed indictments were entered against Cartwright for statutory rape by an authority figure and continued sexual abuse of a child.

She was incarcerated in the Sumner County Jail.

Cartwright has also been suspended without pay by Sumner County Schools, pending the outcome of criminal charges against her.