Dawn Diimmler, a 44-year-old former Lexington County high school administrator, has been charged with sexual battery of a student. She turned herself in to Columbia police on the morning of Saturday, February 24.
Diimmler, a former Airport High School assistant principal, was fired by the Lexington 2 school board on February 12 after she was accused of having sexual intercourse with a 19-year-old student.
According to various reports, Diimmler was accused of having sex with the unidentified student at the school twice during a three-month relationship.
Diimmler was fired by Lexington School District Two earlier this monthly following claims of an “unprofessional relationship” with a student. She had worked at the district since 2012.
In a bond hearing Saturday, a judge gave Diimmler a $30,000 bond, and said she is not to have contact with the victim and she needs permission to leave the state. Diimmler was released from the Richland County Jail on Sunday. Airport High School Principal Brad Coleman has been placed on paid administrative leave during this incident.
The district has not yet said why he was placed on leave.
Airport High School is located in Cayce, South Carolina.
This is the latest in a string of teacher sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.