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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