W.Va. middle-school teacher, fmr. Ms. Kentucky, arraigned on sex charge

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CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WTAP, WSAZ) -- UPDATE: 12/7/18 04:45 P.M.

A middle-school teacher and former Miss Kentucky who was arrested Friday for allegedly sexting a former student was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Ramsey Carpenter Bearse, 28, of Kanawha County, is charged with four felony counts of distribution or display of obscene matter to minors.

Bearse, a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, is accused of sending a 15-year-old boy at least four topless photos.

According to the criminal complaint, the photos were sent using Snapchat between August and October.

Investigators said Bearse admitted to sending the photos to the boy.

She was released on a $10,000 bond.

Kanawha County schools released the following statement:

"Mrs. Bearse is a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School. We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority."


A Cross Lanes middle-school teacher, who is also a former Miss Kentucky, has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexting a former student.

Ramsey Carpenter Bearse is accused of sexting a former student.

She will be arraigned Friday afternoon in Kanawha County.

Investigators say Bearse taught at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes.

We are working to confirm her exact charges and her status at the school.