County & State: Benton County, Arkansas
Name of Teacher / Perpetrator : Mary Faith McCormick
Age of Teacher: 33
Month/Year of Arrest: August 2014
Month/Year of Sentencing: July 2015
News Source: arkansasonline.com
Mary Faith McCormick, 33, a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Siloam Springs Intermediate School, was arrested August 13 2014 and accused of exchanging sexually explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy on the messaging app Snapchat. McCormick was sentenced in July 2015 to 8 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. She will have to serve at least two years before she will be eligible for parole. She must abide by a suspended sentence agreement for 12 years after her release from prison.