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A former South Carolina elementary school teacher entered a guilty plea to having sex with an 11-year-old student and was given a 10-year prison sentence. Wendie Ann Schweikert, 37, a former teacher at E.B. Morse Elementary School in Laurens County, refused a plea deal that would have sentenced her to 14 years.

Prosecutor Jerry Peace said Schweikert turned down the plea deal and took her chances with the judge. "It's not an inappropriate sentence," Peace said. "I respect the judge's decision."

Wendie Schweikert was one of two Laurens County teachers arrested within a short time of each other for having sex with students. Allenna Ward, 24, a teacher at Bell Street Middle School was charged with engaging in sexual acts with five boys, ages 14 and 15 years old.

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June 6, 2007 at 1:55 pm
(1) nwashington says:

If Wendie had been a 37 year old man having sex w/ a 11 year old, the sentence would have been far more than 10 years.

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