Bumsted

Sexual battery charges have been filed against a former Claremore High School teacher accused of having a physical relationship with a student.

Charges were filed against Mary Bumsted, 24, late Friday.

Court records describe Bumsted “becoming close” with a 17-year old student.

These records allege that Bumsted and the student “began spending time together” after the school year ended and that “they became intimate and kissed on at least four occasions.”

Bumsted reportedly told investigators she and [the juvenile] have “left hickeys on each other but have never done anything sexual other than kissing.”

CPD records show Bumsted “realized the relationship was inappropriate, ended it, and went to the police to report it.”

Monday, Claremore Public School Superintendent Brian Frazier told the Progress that Bumsted is no longer employed by CPS.

“We have been cooperating with the police during this process,” Frazier said. “We have done everything on our end that we are supposed to do with the state Department of Education.