A 24-year-old high school math teacher is accused of having sexual
contact with two students in her classroom and exchanging inappropriate
texts and nude photos.Meredith Powell, who taught at Lincoln High
School in Tacoma, allegedly performed oral sex on a 15-year-old and, in
a separate incident, had sexual contact with a then 15-year-old while
the rest of the school was attending an assembly last month.Court
documents obtained by KIRO claim Powell admitted her illegal behavior,
though she pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of third-degree
child rape and one count of communication with a minor for immoral
purposes.The court documents say Powell also allegedly sent one of the students a nude photo of herself in a bathtub through Snapchat.
Police said Powell also sent sexually explicit text messages to a third, 17-year-old student.
She allegedly sent a text to the 17-year-old's girlfriend apologizing for her "promiscuous" texts.