By Dong-Phuong Nguyen, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
WESTCHASE — The mother became suspicious of Tammy Renee Clinton when she started showing up at the parent-teacher conferences.
Her son, the mother said, was not in any of Clinton's classes at Farnell Middle School.
Yet the eighth-grade geography teacher seemed to always be around her son, the mother said.
So she sat him down and asked if everything was okay. She repeated a lesson she had taught him early on: "If you can't tell me what's happening, you have to tell somebody."
He did. Authorities say he told a school official last week that Clinton's made sexual advances. Then, he told his mother everything.
During a tearful interview at their home Monday afternoon, the mother, whom the St. Petersburg Times is not identifying because of the nature of the charges, talked about her suspicion
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