Substitute teacher reportedly filmed herself masturbating in front of elementary school class

Amelia Resller (Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)
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A substitute teacher at Mt. Zion Elementary school in Carroll County, Georgia, was arrested on Friday and charged with 19 counts of child molestation, local authorities said in a statement shared on Facebook.

Amelia Ressler, 30, was arrested after authorities received complaints from staff members of the School involving her engaging in “indecent and immoral acts while in the presence of school-aged children,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Investigators said they obtained the video of Ressler masturbating in front of a second-grade classroom.

“We obtained video evidence because she videoed it herself and disseminated it and we were able to get a hold of that evidence,” Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told NBC News.

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She said authorities are in the process of interviewing the 19 school children who were in class when their teacher was masturbating.

Hulsey said there could be additional charges against the teacher pending the outcome of the interview.

Authorities were alerted to the disturbing video when someone in the community saw it, became very concerned and reported it to school officials.

“We appreciate the dedication Carroll County Schools has for the safety of their students as they are working diligently to communicate with all parents of students affected and we will continue to work closely with them during the remainder of the investigation,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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Investigators are interviewing both students and parents at the same time, trying to determine exactly what the children may have seen, Fox5 reported.

“It’s one of these things the kids are going through that they shouldn’t.  The mental anguish that it’s causing these children and parents, that was our drive behind working this case, getting it down quickly, getting her put in jail as quickly as possible,” said Hulsey.

Ressler is still being held in the county jail. Bond has not been set, according to the report.

In November last year, a Physical Education teacher from Norfolk, UK, was banned from classrooms after getting drunk and flashing her breasts in a photograph with students at a school prom. Read the story here