Wilkes Co. teacher charged with sex offenses involving students

Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro

Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. – A high school teacher in Wilkes County has been charged with having sexual relations with two students.

The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reported that Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro, has been charged with six felony counts of sexual offense with a student.

The suspect had been a second year English teacher at West Wilkes High School. School officials said she has since been suspended without pay.

The offenses allegedly involved two male students at West Wilkes, both 17 at the time.

Investigators said the sexual offenses allegedly occurred between Oct. 1, 2013, and Jan. 1, of this year and did not occur at the school.

The suspect is also accused of writing an English paper for a student, which was presented under his name. She also allegedly gave alcohol to a minor.

Authorities said the suspect was arrested Thursday after being found in an upstairs closet at the Liberty Theater on Main Street with her boyfriend.

The suspect was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond, which was later reduced to $14,900. She has since been released from custody and has court planned for July 23.

Read more: The Wilkes Journal-Patriot

23 comments

  • Jacqueline Burns

    There are so many teachers that are doing such incredible things for their students every day. Why can’t the news focus on them? I don’t mean those long drawn out stories about ONE teacher every so often. Aren’t teachers portrayed as bad guys who do nothing but complain? Can’t the media help people remember just how special so many teachers are in the lives of thousands of children? Yes, I am a teacher, and my colleagues deserve so much gratitude and respect. A shout out makes all the difference.

    • elisabethevans22

      Hi Mrs Burns! I just want to say kudos to you for all you do for your children. I have two little boys (PreK and Kindergarten) so I know first hand how important teachers are. I have made a promise to myself to purchase gifts each year in June for them to give to their teachers on the last day of school. Last year my oldest was in prek and gave his teach and her assistant each a 30 minute massage. This year, we’ll be giving their four teachers each a pedicure gift certificate and the boys are so excited about it! LOL I know what it takes to be a teacher and you’re very special people! Again, kudos :)

    • Ty Raid @WM2793

      Funy eye thot dat teechirs whent inta teechin to her kidds not fer respec n gratetood

    • Ty Raid @WM2793

      Here’s the point Ms. Burns if your colleagues and yourself got into teaching for respect and gratitude you’re in the wrong profession . Get out, that’s self serving and you’re not doing the kids any good.
      Yeah so you gotta deal with crappy kids that have crappy parents. So what, big freakin deal,go out get a real job that you go to every day.
      You chose your profession , it’s not as if you were forced to become a teacher.
      Go and do something that actually contributes to the GDP and where you will actually be held accountable for results.
      Instead you whine because all you ever see in the news about teachers is bad ( I wish you could hear my sarcasm) . You know what that tells me there are a lot of bad teachers.
      Who knows you might be one of them if you expect respect and gratitude for being a teacher you’re pathetic.
      Do yourself and the good teachers a favor and quit.
      See you at Wal-Mart, that’s the only job you’ll be able to find.
      You’ll like it though it’s full of self serving pretentious people such as yourself.
      POTATO!!!

  • Cindy

    Teachers don’t expect gratitude, however, with what they have to deal with, i.e: ADHD, smart aleck kids with horrible attitudes, parents who don’t support the teachers regarding homework, teaching manners, etc., well, it is nice to give back to the teachers! All through my son’s Elementary and Middle School years, I made sure we gave gifts to the his teachers! I cannot believe that some teachers feel the need to prey on their students! It is sickening!

    • shitonit

      gifts to teachers. what does that have to do with the alleged crime? it seems she was giving out presents after school.

  • FaithC

    A good teacher is worth their weight in gold. My children had some really bad ones, but they also had some great ones. The kind you are glad to leave our kids with.
    Our government just needs to let the teachers teach the basics, parents need to stop thinking their little bundle of joy is a total angel and listen to the teacher, and the schools need to do something with the habitual problem children.
    This teacher in this story just has issues.

  • Cassie

    This is getting too much! Teachers need to keep to teaching and not extra curricular activities! O, I forgot they are paid for extra curricular activities.

    • Natalie

      What extracurricular activities do you think we get paid for? Maybe ten years ago, but we don’t get paid for anything unless we’re coaches, and those “stipends” aren’t even worth it when you consider the time required for those positions–maybe $1000 a year, for a whole season of practices, games, traveling, and a host of late nights with the team. Might wanna get your facts straight before you go cracking jokes.

  • truth_hurts

    After seeing her website I can see why she would have to have romps with her students.

  • Ty Raid @WM2793

    And as for you other Bozos if you don’t get a joke you’re too dumb for the joke .
    POTATO!!

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