Prosecutor charges Bolivar, Mo. teacher with 3 felonies, accused of 'inappropriate communication' with a student

Published: Feb. 27, 2020 at 3:10 PM CST
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Prosecutors have charged Tania Dickey-Driskell, 44, with three felonies, including attempted statutory rape, attempted endangering the welfare of a child by having sexual contact and stalking.

Dickey-Driskell, a teacher in the Bolivar School District, is being held on a $15,000 bond. She was also placed on administrative leave from the school and no longer has access schools or technology accounts.

Police say she sent sexually explicit messages through the Tik Tok app.

Bolivar R-1 Schools confirmed earlier Thursday a district employee was arrested and accused of "inappropriate communication with a student."

The school district released a statement over the arrest, which includes this message in part:

"We are fully cooperating with authorities in this pending investigation... We take seriously the safety and security of our students."