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Southern Boone teacher resigns

A Southern Boone School District teacher charged with child enticement has resigned from the district.

The Southern Boone Board of Education accepted Teneil Stevenson’s resignation Thursday morning, Superintendent Chris Felmlee said.

“He would have been brought up on formal charges for breach of contract,” Felmlee said. “His choices were to go through a public hearing with the school board on the charges or to resign his position.”

Stevenson was indicted by a Callaway County grand jury last month on allegations that he sent sexually suggestive messages and pictures to a child less than 15 years old between May 1 and Aug. 31.

Stevenson was a teacher and an assistant high school football coach at Southern Boone starting in August. He was put on paid administrative leave Sept. 4, Felmlee said this week.

“There’s no winners. there’s nothing good about this,” he said. “I don’t condone the actions he has been accused of and unfortunately as an educational society there is no room for that.”

Stevenson worked in the Fulton School District last year. Fulton schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd said the district received no evidence of misconduct on Stevenson’s part while he was employed there.

Stevenson turned himself in to the Boone County Jail on Oct. 12 and was released on a $50,000 bond.

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