A teenager who was molested by a sex-crazed female teacher ended up taking his owner life after feeling ‘humiliated’.
Corbin Madison, 18, was one of four pupils abused by Tennille Whitaker. He was found with a gunshot wound in a truck one year after the married Nevada teacher was arrested.
Nevada elementary school teacher Tennille Whitaker is already serving 20 years in jail after having sex with several teenage boys at her school. Now the school district is being sued
Corbin Madison, 18, was one of four pupils abused by married teacher Tennille Whitaker. He took his own life a year after her arrest because he felt ‘humiliated’ by her exposure
The lawsuit claims Corbin killed himself because of the ‘depression, humiliation and embarrassment’ triggered after being eploited and exposed by Whitaker according to The Elko Daily Free Press.
The mother-of-two was jailed for 20 years last October on four counts of sexual conduct between a school employee and a pupil.
It emerged how she managed to abuse her victims by setting up a ‘private reading area’ in her classroom that could not be seen from the hallway or any outside windows.
Whitaker had sex with four boys, who were all minors, and assign them jobs as aides. She would then have sex with the students during a non-teaching hour.
Another victim, Brennen Hooper, told how a school worker caught Whitaker sitting on his knee.
The married mother-of-two had sexual relations while on school grounds. She is pictured here with her husband and two children
Corbin Madison served as student aide in Whitaker’s classroom on two separate occasions and became part of an investigation that led to the arrest and felony conviction of Whitaker
That lawsuit accuses Elko County School District of a ‘failure to address, prevent and/or remove known sexual predators from its ranks.’
It also alleges that former Wells High School principal Chris McAnany was warned six times between early 2016 and March 2017 that Whitaker was having ‘unlawful sexual relations with minor students.’
McAnany had been given warnings by a school district director, a custodial worker, a parent and two teachers.
Whitaker, 41, sexually harassed, molested and abused at least four high school boys who were serving as teaching aides in the fourth-grade class she taught at Wells Combined School
The lawsuit says school officials ‘intentionally ignored multiple complaints regarding Whitaker that allowed Whitaker to sexually harass, molest and abuse children for several years.’
She gave them gifts, provided at least one alcohol in exchange for sexual gratification both on and off campus and sometimes drove them to hotels, the lawsuit said.
School district supervisory personnel and administration ‘had actual knowledge of Whitaker’s history of ‘grooming” and abusing minor students between September 2015 and June 2017, the suit said.
One school worker told of how they found Whitaker and a student the classroom with all the lights off and the door locked.
The lawsuit said the district had a duty to protect the victims, but instead responded with ‘deliberate indifference to this known and obvious danger,’ and later ‘suppressed, concealed or failed to disclose this information.’
The sheriff’s department began investigating Whitaker’s sexual antics after a tip-off from a parent. The mother of two is pictured here with her husband
Once the deputies arrested Whitaker, school district officials placed her on paid leave. The district is now being sued for $45,000
As a result, the victims suffered fear, anxiety, mental and emotional distress, embarrassment, lack of self-esteem, disgrace and humiliation. One was so traumatized he moved away from Wells days after his high school graduation last year and in August 2018 killed himself.
McAnany didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. District Superintendent Todd Pehrson said district officials cannot comment on pending litigation.
‘We follow our policies and procedures. The safety of our students is our number one concern at all times,’ Pehrson said in an email.
Whitaker was arrested in June 2017. During her sentencing last October, Whitaker asked for forgiveness and tearfully apologized to the victims and their families.
‘I will be ashamed forever,’ she said, according to the Elko Daily Free Press. ‘I am truly sorry for betraying the trust of the parents and the victims.’
The lawsuit is seeking a total of $45,000 in damages.
A parent had observed the teacher and a teen alone behind a closed classroom doo