Footage has emerged of a female teacher accused of grooming, performing a dance in the classroom in front of male students.
Chelsea Jane Edwards, 28, who teaches at the Indooroopilly State High School in southeast Queensland is facing two counts of grooming and one count of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 16.
Police allege she began grooming a boy from July last year onwards after they allegedly met socially outside of school.
The clip of Ms Edwards shows her at the school, where she is employed as a sports co-ordinator, dancing to a rap song about having a ‘killer body’ and taking a male student’s hand before performing a squat facing away from camera.
Photos posted online also allegedly show Ms Edwards standing arm-in-arm with the male student, or in close proximity, in three locations during August, November and December.
Chelsea Jane Edwards, 28, who teaches at the Indooroopilly State High School in southeast Queensland is facing two counts of grooming and one count of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 16
A former student told the Courier Mail the video has been circulating among Indooroopilly students.
Ms Edwards, who resides in Paradise Point, south-east of Brisbane, was charged on March 10 following a complaint made to police.
She is understood to have been on leave from duties since February.
Police will allege Ms Edwards sent a photograph to the boy in September of last, which constitutes the indecent act charge.
On Tuesday, executive principal Michael Hornby wrote the school community to address the ‘allegations of a serious nature’.
In the letter, Mr Hornby reassured the school’s community they would be providing support throughout the ordeal.
‘First and foremost, I want to reassure you that we treat the safety and welfare of our children, our students, as our highest priority at all times,’ he wrote.
‘While I appreciate your desire to understand the specifics of this matter, I am sure you would understand that I am unable to go into any details for legal reasons.
Police have accused Ms Edwards of grooming a male student who she met a social event outside of school
Ms Edwards was charged on March 10 following a complaint to police and will face court on May 2
‘In that respect I ask you to consider refraining from providing commentary about the issue on social media or other forums.’
A parent who has two children at the school said that the school community has been rocked as Ms Edwards was a popular teacher.
‘The kids are shocked and saddened as they really like her,’ he said.
Indooroopilly State school has a student body of around 2500, making it one of the largest state schools in Queensland.
Ms Edwards is due to reappear at the Southport Magistrates Court on May 2.
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