Former Chatham teacher charged with sex crimes, cyberstalking

A former Chatham County Public Schools teacher was recently arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a student as well as cyberstalking.



Jasmine Shabrika Murphy, age 27, was arrested on Sept. 2 and was charged with attempted sexual act with a student, cyberstalking, taking indecent liberties with a student, and extortion.

According to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, “A report of inappropriate verbal and text communications between a teacher and student was filed with the office on May 31. But because the age of the victim is under 18, some of the details of the investigation is limited.”

According to at least one news report, Murphy was not issued a bond amount nor is she being held in custody, but instead was issued a “written promise” to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Monday, Sept. 12.

Murphy was a “family and consumer science” teacher at Northwood High School, but the district has indicated she is now a “former employee.”

Murphy has a valid teaching license on file with the state for the same subject area which expired on June 30 of this year:

License Number: 1248255
Name: Murphy, Jasmine
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2022
Effective Date: 08/16/2021
License Area(s): Family and Consumer Sciences Education (6-12)

Murphy is the 25th arrest reported by this site since January 1 and the third arrest of a teacher since the start of September.

All three September arrests have been for female teachers. Both arrests in Johnston County and in Iredell County have included statutory rape and various other sex crimes charges involving students.

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