Teacher accused of stealing from school's lunch, Angel Tree fund - WKRN News 2

Teacher accused of stealing from school's lunch, Angel Tree funds

Posted: Updated: Dec 8, 2011 06:43 PM
Kendra Grisham, 26, surrendered to authorities in Smith County on Wednesday. Kendra Grisham, 26, surrendered to authorities in Smith County on Wednesday.
Courtesy: New Middleton Elementary School Courtesy: New Middleton Elementary School
GORDONSVILLE, Tenn. -

A teacher in Smith County was indicted this week on charges she stole from her school's cafeteria lunch fund and funds to be donated to needy children collected as part of the school's Angel Tree program, according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Kendra Grisham, of Carthage, surrendered to authorities in Smith County on Wednesday on one count of theft under $500.

The 26-year-old teaches third grade at New Middleton Elementary School in Gordonsville, about 50 miles east of Nashville.

The TBI said Grisham is currently suspended from the Smith County School system without pay.

Officials from the elementary school and the school board declined to comment on the incident.

Her photograph and biography were still listed on the school's Web site as of Thursday evening.

Grisham had previously written on the site, "I tremendously enjoy teaching and love coming to work each and every day here at New Middleton School. I have always wanted to teach and feel blessed that I am able to live out my dream of educating children."

The elementary school teacher has been released from jail.

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