A Virginia middle school science teacher has been arrested for a sexual encounter with a student under the age of 18.
26-year-old was arrested Wednesday after an investigation into the 2015 incident of sexual activity between her and a student.
The Jack Jouett Middle School science teacher and assistant girls soccer coach was arrested on two felony counts of carnal knowledge of a minor, and one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship.
In 2014, according to Phil Giaramita, spokesman for Albemarle County Public Schools, she’d passed a background check before being hired by the school.
He says she was “let go” from the school in June of 2015 as part of a downsizing…unrelated to this alleged incident.
She was also arrested on one felony count of carnal knowledge of a minor that had occurred in Lynchburg.
She was denied bond and is currently housed at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.