Henry school teacher resigns amid sex charges involving student

An English teacher in the Henry School District has resigned after being charged with sex crimes involving a 16 year-old male student.

Forty one year-old Shanna Ries of Watertown was arrested Sunday for Sexual Contact with a Child Under 18, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Both are Class 6 Felonies punishable by up to two years in prison and $4,000 in fines.

The Henry School District released a statement that says they are cooperating with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation and that Ries agreed to resign. That resignation was accepted by the school board.

Police say additional charges are pending.


March 7, 2023