The former teacher charged earlier this month with raping a 12-year-old has been arrested for harassing and stalking a teenaged victim.
McCommon was originally arrested on Sept. 8. The conditions of her $25,000 bond state she is not permitted to have contact with the victim from or any minor other than her own children.
On Sept. 26, the police department learned McCommon was using a new phone number to contact a victim. She reportedly texted the victim a previously established code word to confirm they were alone, which she used to do before sending nude photographs through Snapchat, and sent multiple text messages to the victim indicating they would “regret doing this.”
McCommon, using the same number, also admitted to a sexual encounter with the victim.
“The actions of McCommon are not only appalling, but [Covington Police Department] is also concerned about this apparent violation of her bond conditions,” said Covington Police Chief Donna Turner. “Due to the nature of the communications, we are concerned others may have been contacted. We will continue to seek the revocation of McCommon’s bond, as well as aggressively prosecute the additional charges that continue to develop.”
McCommon was arrested Thursday at her Covington home and transported to the Tipton County jail. She has been charged with coercion of a witness, aggravated stalking, tampering with evidence, and harassment and is being held without bond until her court appearance.
This investigation continues to develop related to victims in similar circumstances. When she was initially arrested three weeks ago, Turner said the 38-year-old could be facing additional charges.
McCommon, who was employed as a fourth grade teacher at the time of her arrest, submitted her resignation in the week after her arrest. The school board could not terminate her because the district’s dismissal of teachers is construed by statutory law.
If your child has been contacted by an unknown number, CPD can check that information for you and would like to in order to ensure that such abuse does not continue. Please contact the Covington Police Department CID at 901-475-1261.
Tips can also be sent through the Covington Police Department Facebook messenger or the City of Covington website.