Award-winning SeaTac teacher charged with rape pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Former students of Darcy M. Smith – an award-winning McMicken Heights Elementary School Teacher accused of raping a 14-year old student – showed up at a King County courtroom Thursday to offer support as she entered a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ to charges of child rape.

KIRO-TV reported that supporters carried signs that said “We stand by you” as well as stating they don’t believe the allegations against her.

Smith was awarded “Regional Teacher of the Year” in 2012.

As we previously reported, the 41-year old teacher is accused of having sex with a student she took into her home as a troubled 12-year old boy. He said they started having sex two years later. The victim – who is now 19 – reported the incidents last year.

Smith was put on leave in August when the Highline School District learned of the investigation.

She is free without bail until her next court appearance, set for March 12.


One Response to “Award-winning SeaTac teacher charged with rape pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday”
  1. Dan Decker says:

    No, I think there is a better way for this 19 year old troubled teen to….
    I believe Mrs. Darcy M. Smith and all teachers should learn from this, do not have contact with troubled children they will get you.

    Mrs. Smith You have more support than you will ever believe. I hope a fund is created to help with your court cost. Ask your attorney how to put this together. I think help will be there for you. The more money there is to support you the less chance of you becoming a statistic for the police and prosecutor looking for a name.

    There I said the truth, out loud.