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Updated on December 6, 2015

Photos from @ShannonFosgett. A Twitter account that has since been deleted


On Monday, November 30th of this last week the Murrieta Police Department was called to Murrieta Valley High School. Allegations of inappropriate conduct between a student and the teacher Shannon Fosgett were confirmed. A statement was made at the police department on Thursday night and by Friday morning Fosgett had turned herself in and was booked on:

“ 261.5(c) PC – Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18 (1 count).
288a(b)(1) PC – Oral copulation with a minor (2 counts).”

What she was not booked for is threatening to kill the student she raped. Evidence was provided to the police that shows Fosgett expressly threatening the student’s life.

Her bail was set at $40,000. To be released from jail she only had to provide 10% of that amount. She was released on Friday night.

Fosgett had a history of posting inappropriate material to the twitter account she used to communicate with students.

Beginning at 1:30am Sunday morning, several students were contacted on an anonymous twitter profile. The person on the account, @haight_street identified themself with the name “Gypsy” and began direct messaging students that all attend Murrieta Valley High School. “Gypsy” also sent a list of student names to the students she contacted.

The names listed were all friends and acquaintances surrounding the discovered abuse, and fear being targetted by the freed Fosgett.

The excerpts below are directly from screenshots taken during those conversations.

These students and their parents immediately contacted the police. They were told by an Officer Steve Whiddons that the list of student names posted is not a threat. Parents were informed that the police could not do anything on behalf of the children.

They were informed that, “it’s very easy. Don’t go to outside until you talk to a detective. If you feel unsafe, don’t go to school. If you want you can come back tomorrow and talk to a detective but this isn’t my case, sorry. ”

The detective assigned to the statutory rape case, Detective Therien, was also called multiple times and has yet to respond to any of the messages left by parents requesting answers. Dispatch was called and the minor who was victimized asked for protection but no one ever showed up.

The school administration was called. Messages were left. It is Sunday night and tomorrow morning over 2,000 parents will send their children to school unaware that their children’s lives may be in danger. They will not know that several students have been contacted and blamed for their perceived involvement by a woman who has already abused and manipulated at least one minor that has come forward.

And yet, because it is the weekend, the safety of our children has been postponed until Monday at the earliest.

Are our emergencies to be scheduled at the earliest convenience of those “sworn” to protect us?

Do we wait until a crime has been committed to express outrage?

Fosgett is set to appear for arraignment on January 29th. Will her charges include threatening the lives of students she was meant to protect? Will she be held legally responsible for the damage she has done?

Photos taken from messages with @Haight_Street


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      exposelies 24 months ago

      Murrietamom--Is the truth defamatory? Every word must be able to be collaborated. Who do you represent? Are you trying to cover something up? Who are you? Site your beef or shut up. Sounds like you want this swept under the carpet. You are why corruption exists. Shame on you.

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      MurrietaMom 24 months ago


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      Optimus prime 2 years ago

      Where was she when I was in high school.... Maaaan :(

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      Anon 2 years ago

      @exposelies I don't actually think it was hate street, Haight is a street in San Fransisco with many sex shops. Not defending her at all, just providing another little perspective.

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      Playboi Carti 2 years ago

      I'd pipe. #brokeboi

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      Lasagna 2 years ago

      Bro where was this teacher when I went there. Mad jelly.

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      Exposelies 2 years ago

      Unions in general have a double standard. How do you protect students, but still make yourselves look legitimate? I mean, this happened, she has a crotch picture up there saying she can't be 'f%%%" with. Are you confirming that? Hard to trust you!

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      Karen Parris 2 years ago

      As the Public Information Officer for Murrieta Valley Unified School District I can assure you I have been in contact with Lt. Ron Driscoll at Murrieta Police Department and he has confirmed that their officers are actively investigating these reports and they have determined there is no credible threat. The safety of our students is our first priority. The School Resource Officer will be at MVHS tomorrow and as a precautionary measure there will be an additional police presence at MVHS.

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      Exposelies 2 years ago

      haight_street? so hate street? clever. If she were a different color and a different sex how many more times higher would her bail have been set? $40,000? Terrifying...