FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – The wife of a Frankfort High School teacher and basketball coach is telling her story of why she turned him in, and why she thinks another school employee might be involved.
“What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong,” said Cortni Weeks.
That’s what she told herself when she made the decision to turn in inappropriate Twitter messages between her husband, Tom Weeks, and her son’s 16-year-old ex-girlfriend. The messages included “just please think of me holding and touching” and “I’m so tired om (sic) you not being with me nightly.”
“This is all out to hurt this entire family,” said Cortni.
Cortni said she discovered the messages late one night when Tom never came to bed. She said she found him on a couch passed out drunk and spotted the messages on his phone.
Tom was arrested in late May for child seduction. Cortni told News 18 she’s had a change of heart when it comes to supporting her husband. In fact, she was the one who bailed him out of jail. She said she doesn’t believe the girl’s allegations that she and Tom had sex two times in the family’s garage.
“My stepson and both my boys were here at the home during the first incident she said. The second incident that she is accusing Tom of being in the garage is, I was home and my two sons were home,” said Cortni.
Cortni said she also gave the police the name of another employee with the Community Schools of Frankfort she thought the same girl might have been suspiciously close with.
“The same time I reported my husband, I also reported some suspicious behavior from another Frankfort School Corporation employee that I had seen during basketball season. My son had also seen the same behavior,” said Cortni.
Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon would not confirm a suspect’s name, but told News 18 the department is investigating a relationship between a Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary School employee and a student. Cortni said she was the one to push for the investigation.
“These people are asked to resign, and then they go to another school corporation and the pattern continues. I’m not trying to throw someone in jail. But once again, what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong,” stated Cortni.
Bacon said once the investigation wraps up, the department will forward its findings to the prosecutor’s office. He expects the department to do so within the next few days.
A jury trial for Tom Weeks is set for Sept. 23. Cortni said he formally resigned last week and has admitted, because of the Twitter messages, that he doesn’t deserve to work in a school again.