Kayla Sprinkles, a 26-year-old former teacher, was arrested on sexual assault charges
A high school teacher in North Carolina is accused of having sex with one of her students.
Kayla Sprinkles, 26, was arrested on June 7 on sexual assault charges, Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer said.
Investigators began looking into Sprinkles, a former social studies teacher at Andrews High School, in March after receiving tips that she had engaged in sex acts with a student.
The sheriff’s office said multiple students were interviewed during the investigation.
The HAVEN Child Advocacy Center assisted police because of the students’ young ages.
Palmer said Sprinkles tried fleeing the county after learning that a grand jury had indicted her on five-counts of sexual activity with a student.
She eventually returned to the area and turned herself in to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center.
Sprinkles was then served with the indictments and released on a $25,000 unsecured bond.
Sprinkles is accused of having sex with a student, believed to be 16 years old, while she was a teacher at Andrews High School in North Carolina
Authorities said the alleged relationship lasted from December 2016 to April 2017.
The relationship allegedly lasted from December 2016 to April 2017
They declined to release further information about the crime or the victim. Reports say the student is 16 years old.
‘Due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim no further information will be released concerning this incident,’ the Cherokee County Sheriff said in a press release.
‘Our youth and our students are one of the greatest resources that Cherokee County is blessed to have. It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure their safety and well-being as they grow and mature.’
Sprinkles was a new teacher at Andrews High School at the time of the incident, People reports.
The school said she no longer works there.
The 26-year-old also coached softball and cross country at the school.
She is expected to appear in court on July 2.
Sprinkles has not yet entered a plea.
Sprinkles also taught cross country and softball at the school. She was arrested and released on a $25,000 unsecured bond