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NC teacher charged with sexual activity with middle school student, officials say

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (WBTW) - A Scotland County teacher has resigned after being arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a middle school student. 

UPDATE: NC deputies defend removing Facebook post about teacher facing child sex charges

On Friday, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant at 9421 Cameron Street in Laurel Hill, North Carolina, according to a post on the Scotland County Detective Division's Facebook page. 

Brianna Nicole Stanley, 23, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony statutory sex offense against a child less than 13, five counts of felony indecent liberties with a student by a teacher, five counts of felony sexual activity by a teacher, and one count of felony third-degree child exploitation related to child pornography.

UPDATE: NC deputies defend removing Facebook post about teacher facing child sex charges

The search warrant and arrest followed a report received on Thursday by the Board of Education of Scotland County "alleging an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a minor child whom was a student of the defendant at the time these incidents allegedly occurred," the post says. 

Stanley received a secured bond of $2.5 million and is scheduled for a first court appearance on Monday. 

Scotland County Schools released a statement on Friday afternoon: 

Early this week a parent contacted the Scotland County Schools administration with concerns about a potentially inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student at Carver Middle School. The teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and an investigation commenced. The school system also contacted law enforcement.

The teacher submitted her resignation on Thursday, while the investigation was still ongoing. Also on Thursday, the school system received evidence of possible criminal misconduct by the teacher. This was immediately shared with the Sheriff’s Department and we have been informed that on Friday morning, the teacher was arrested.

The school system is devastated by the allegations of this serious breach of trust by an employee. Our focus now is on supporting our students and supporting law enforcement in their investigation. Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, the school system will not have further comment at this time.

UPDATE: NC deputies defend removing Facebook post about teacher facing child sex charges


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