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Arnold school nurse charged with having sex with student in 2017

The woman also bribed the victim to drop the case in exchange for paying off his vehicle, according to court documents.
Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

ARNOLD, Mo. — A former school nurse with the Fox C-6 School District in Arnold is charged for having sex with a student under the age of 16 and for tampering with a victim.

A warrant was issued on Thursday for the arrest Tina Maria Sumner, 47.

According to a 2018 probable cause statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the victim stated that Sumner had sex with him eight times between 2015 and 2017 at the victim's home, at Sumner's home and on Fox C-6 school property.

Sumner was originally arrested in September 2017 and advised not to contact the victim or his family. The victim said after Sumner's arrest, Sumner offered him $2,000 to pay off his vehicle in exchange for dropping the case.

Phone call records showed Sumner had been in contact with the victim after her arrest. A copy of the check confirmed the victim received the money.

A spokesperson with Fox C-6 said Sumner had been employed as a nurse for the district but no longer works there. It has not been confirmed whether she worked at the district while the events she is charged for took place.

The school district told 5 On Your Side that student safety is their top priority and that they are willing to help with the investigation in any way they can.