Teacher who slept with student celebrates light sentence with selfie

A teacher in the United States has come under fire for posting a ‘celebratory selfie’ after being given a light sentence for sleeping with a student.

Shelley Dufresnein, from Louisiana, was arrested last September after admitting to an improper relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

The 32-year-old was charged with several offences including carnal knowledge with a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

She accepted a plea deal in court on Thursday that means she will avoid jail time and will not be put on the registered sex offender’s list.

In exchange, the mother-of-three will have to undergo a 90-day mental health treatment.

She has also been banned from teaching and going near the victim or his family.

Several hours after she was released, Dufresnein uploaded a photo to her Instagram account celebrating her 'victory.'

She captioned the photo: “My mood today,” followed by three smiley faces.

Many of Dufresnien's followers congratulated her.

Dufresne (right) and fellow teacher Rachel Respess were arrested in September. Source: AP
Dufresne (right) and fellow teacher Rachel Respess were arrested in September. Source: AP

But the young English teacher is still facing possible jail time over an incident at another high school in a different town.

It’s alleged Dufresnein had a threesome with the same student and another teacher, Rachel Respess, after a school football game at Destrehan High School.

It is understood Respess, 24, had previously taught the teenager.

She has also been suspended without pay and could face criminal charges.

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