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After-School Director Accused Of Sex Chats With 13-Year-Old

By: Julie Montanaro; Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Julie Montanaro; Elizabeth Nickerson Email

UPDATED
September 24, 2013
By Julie Montanaro

Colleen Reynolds, a spokesperson for Governors Charter Academy, now confirms that Heather Carlson no longer works at the school.

Reynolds would not comment further on when Carlson left or why, citing employment privacy issues.


By: Elizabeth Nickerson
September 23, 2013

Tallahassee, FL- Heather Carlson is facing 6 felonies. She is accused of providing drugs to a 13-year-old boy and having sexually explicit conversations with him on Facebook.

Carlson is the After School Director at the Governors Charter Academy on Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. Police say that is where she met the teen.

The boy's father noticed inappropriate messages on his phone, and then went to police.

The messages were graphic,

The Child says, "come over tomorrow
night please ms heather please I
beg you to."

Then Carlson says, "maybe I will send u pic if u
swear on ur life not show anyone
and erase after you see it."

Arrest papers say the teen told investigators that Carlson had given him marijuana and asked him to get Adderall from classmates for her to sell.

"Could be other children, could be other crimes that were committed," said Dave Northway, from the Tallahassee Police Department. "There is talk about other drugs and those are all possibilities that we have to look into at this point."

Over the phone, Colleen Reynolds, the spokesperson from the Governors Charter Academy said, "The safety and security of our students is our number one priority and we are cooperating with authorities." She also added, "We are very concerned with the allegations and we are doing everything we could do to ensure that our students are safe."

Arrest papers say both Carlson and the teen admitted he spent the night at her house.

Carlson told investigators the teen was in her bed, "but only for like two minutes," she said.

Both denied physical contact.

Court records show Carlson has been released on a $56,000 bond and her children are now in the care of other family members.


By Julie Montanaro
September 23, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee woman is facing six felonies. She’s accused of providing drugs to a 13 year old boy and having sexually explicit conversations with him on Facebook.

35 year old Heather Carlson was the director of the after school program at Governors Charter Academy on Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. A school spokesperson confirms Carlson worked at the school, but would not comment on her job status now. Arrest papers quote the boy's parents as saying she had "recently been terminated for unknown reasons."

Arrest papers say the teen attended the school and his father discovered the messages. The father told police he started receiving Facebook alerts after the boy borrowed his phone.

Carlson is accused of engaging in sex talk with the teen and providing him with drugs.

Arrest papers say the teen told investigators that Carlson had given him marijuana and asked him to get Adderall from classmates for her to sell.

Arrest papers say both Carlson and the teen admitted he spent the night at Carlson’s house. Arrest papers say she told investigators the teen was in her bed initially "but only for like two minutes." Carlson denied any physical contact and so did the teen.

Court records show Carlson has been released on $56,000 bond and her children are now in the care of other family members.


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